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What are you gaining by owning?


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Jun 12, 2005
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Sheraton Broadway Plantation
I decide to buy resale fixed week units instead of a Snowbird Florida condo. Why?
Cheaper up front costs.
Closer to the beach.
No maintenance and if something is broke, there is not hassle.
Everyone is on vacation to have a fun WEEK.
Friendly people verses "my kid/grandkid/relatives only calls for money".
Activities - yes, some are stupid; but you meet others.
No cleaning; clean sheets and towels weekly.

I basicly travel between 3 resorts. All have heated pools and hot tubs. One resort is located where no car is needed; other 2 resorts a car is still not necessary. Yes, I so change units many weeks.

But all weeks are rentable above MFs. And while a full condo has a lower per week costs, I only pay for the desirable TS weeks verses 52 weeks a year. And as I have done this now for several years, I do run into prior year owners and guests regularly. And many of the resort staff also know me.

And just moments ago, I got invited to a singles' Thanksgiving dinner at a girlfriend's apartment in Boca. :)

And for the coming week, I will be in an Oceanfront unit on the 18th floor in Ft Lauderdale. Killer view.

Now all I got to do is to convince my heating contractor that the boiler has to be installed and working before Sat morning when my flight leaves. :wall: :crash:

I just read this and the more I think about it, the more I say Hmmm, not a bad idea at all for a snowbird. Which Ft. Lauderdale resort do you own at or if it's a pts system, which one do you regularly stay at?


Nov 27, 2011
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Calgary, Alberta
Thank you one & all!

This post doesn't add to the discussion, but merely is meant to thank all who supplied info! I have been researching buy vs. rent (both TS and real property), and this thread has helped considerably...you guys rock!