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Orange County treasurer to auction off ‘delinquent’ time-shares

The Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector is auctioning time-shares at the San Clemente Cove located at 104 S Alameda Lane in San Clemente. They are among nearly 80 delinquent properties up for sale in an online auction on Sept. 18. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)

Maritime Building in New Orleans Sold – To Reopen As Timeshare Operation In 2020 ( 3-13-19)

Maritime Building – New Orleans Sold

Martime Building to be converted to timeshare properties

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Wyndham Pier Resort Oceanside, California (RCI)

Oceanside Pier Resort

Beachside Fun with Modern Flair. Located 83 miles south of Los Angeles and 35 miles north of San Diego, Wyndham Oceanside Pier Resort will be situated right at the base of Southern Californias longest active recreational pier and across from the beach.

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Behind the Scenes with Kiplinger: Does a Timeshare Make Sense for You?

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Does a Timeshare Make Sense For You? >>Kevin McCormally: I’m Kevin McCormally of Kiplinger’s and in our most recent issue we take a look at Timeshares. You know those deals that let you buy a week or two at a luxury resort to use every year, for many years into the future. And this eposide of Behind the Scenes with Kiplinger, brought to you by Ally Bank, I’m with Susannnah Snider, who will explain how you can figure out whether or not a Timeshare makes sense for you. >>Kevin: Susannah, is a Timeshare like buying tomorrow’s vacations at today’s prices? >>Susannah Snider: Sort of. You pay $10,000 dollars or maybe more for the right to stay in a resort for a week or two each year. But, that’s not all you pay. There are also annual maintenance fees and those can go up every year. >>Kevin: So, if I buy a Timeshare, and I stuck going to the same place at the same time year after year? >>Susannah: Hey, that’s what some folks want! It’s kind of like buying a vacation home, but with a much small initial outlay and less hassle with owning a place.

But typically you’re not locked in. Most Timeshare arrangements let you travel to other resorts around the country and even around the world. >>Kevin: Downsides? >>Susannah: Don’t think of it as an investment in real esate, think of it as an investment in future vacations. It won’t depreciate in value and some sellers are lucky to get a third of what they paid. >>Kevin: Speaking of selling, let’s say I wanted to get rid of the Timeshare. How do you unload a timeshare if you decide you don’t want it anymore or you can’t afford the annual maintenance fee? >>Susannah: You can try to sell on Craigslist or www.redweek.com, or hire an agent who specializes in Timeshare resells. But be weary of scams and don’t expect to make a profit. >>Kevin: Ok, can you help me figure out how you crunch the numbers to figure out whether financially it makes more sense to buy a Timeshare versus simply renting year after year and paying for your vacations one year at a time.

>Susannah: It’s not easy, but try this. You need to think of it over the long term – say 25 years. So, if you pay $20,000 dollars for a timeshare to use for one week every year, over 25 years, that’s $800 dollars a week. Now, add annual maintenance fees, say $1000 dollars, that’s $1800 dollars per week or $260 dollars per night. Could you rent a comparable place for less? >>Kevin: Now, that’s interesting, but that price is going to go up year after year with inflation. But I assume that the Timeshare will go up more slowly because it only affects the annual maintenance part, whereas with the rental it’s 100 percent of the cost.

>Susannah: That’s right. That’s why it’s important to think about it over the long-term to decide whether that large initial outlay will pay off for you in the end. >>Kevin: Thank you, Susannah. .

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Timeshares & Vacation Clubs | Understanding the Differences

Timeshares & Vacation Clubs | Understanding the Differences

Hi there, it’s Ernest from Trip Astute. In this video, we’re covering a controversial subject. We’re discussing the difference between timeshare resorts, vacation clubs, and hotels. (light chiming music) I want to start out with a personal story.

We recently took a trip to Mexico after receiving a free four-night stay from a family member. It was part of a raffle prize, and once we redeemed it, we were able to choose our location and hotel from most of the major tourist destinations in Mexico.

We opted for the Mayan Palace, just north of Playa del Carmen. Given that the stay was won during a raffle, I was feeling a bit cautious about it. I’ve been suckered in the past into attending timeshare presentations, and definitely wanted to avoid spending our vacation time being pushed to buy a property or join a vacation club.

I looked on TripAdvisor and saw several posts of travelers who complained about being bullied into sales presentations. We decided to lower our expectations, especially since it was a free trip, but we were going to stay firm and avoid any sales presentations. Everything seemed great when we arrived. The resort offered transportation from the airport, and when we got to the resort, we noticed that it was one of many properties owned by a company called Vidanta.

The service was impeccable during check-in, but as soon as we received our keys, we were immediately asked to meet with a manager. The manager explained the key attractions and benefits at the resort, then asked if he could invite us to a free breakfast. Red flags and immediately went up, and we politely declined over and over. The manager kept insisting that we attend and wanted to show us all the benefits of becoming a member of a luxury vacation club. We still said no. The manager also asked about booking excursions, and when we told him that we had already booked our own tours online, he seemed pretty annoyed.

Fast-forward to the evening and we noticed that the room was really noisy. The walls seemed thin, and we had a connecting door that didn’t help. We basically could hear our neighbors’ conversation and the music that they were playing on their phone. Since we had an early morning tour, we decided to ask the front desk if we could get a different room, preferably one without a connecting room or at least a connecting room that didn’t have occupancy. We were really surprised at what happened next. The front desk was unwilling to help us. We went back and forth with the manager for about an hour, and at one point, they agreed to put us in another room.

We were asked to pack up our stuff and return to the front desk, where we stayed there for about an hour, and then we were told that the room was not available and that we would have to stick to our original room. We decided to leave the resort the next day and forfeit our free stay. Using my Chase Ultimate Rewards points, I transferred 60,000 points to Hyatt and booked a stay at the Andaz Mayakoba down the road. The hotel was incredible and a complete contrast to our experience at the Mayan Palace. We’ll do a separate video on the hotel soon.

So, with that story in mind, I wanted to share the difference between a hotel versus a timeshare or vacation club for those of you who don’t know the difference. Timeshares are agreements where several joint owners have the right to use a property as a vacation home, usually for a specific period of time. The key word here is “owner”, as you’re actually purchasing the right to the property even if it’s only for a week or two in a year. Timeshare owners typically enter a real-estate deed for specific dates at a specific property. It’s like owning two weeks of a furnished condo in Hawaii. You’ll have to pay some maintenance fees for the property, but it should be less than owning a second home or property. With timeshares, you can usually participate in networks where you can trade stays with other timeshare owners, allowing you to travel to other properties in the world.

From what I hear though, this can be a bit tricky, especially around popular travel times and locations. Vacation clubs are slightly different. It’s basically a membership that gives you the right to access properties under an umbrella of resorts. The key term here is “right to access.” Rather than buying into a property, you’re paying a membership fee to use the resort. You’ll get more flexibility on the location and time that you want to use it, but you’ll sacrifice the equity that you would earn if you purchased a timeshare. In summary, the pros for timeshares are owned and built equity, consistency in the timing, and also the flexibility to exchange your timeshare with another owner.

The cons for timeshares include limited flexibility on the timing of your vacation, the annual maintenance fees, and also less services than you would find with a regular hotel or resort. For vacation clubs, the pros are more diversity of destinations and resort types. You have a little more flexibility with the timing of your vacation, and you get more hotel and resort services. The cons for vacation clubs are they’re typically more expensive than timeshares, both upfront and annually. You’re also limited to the availability. It may be difficult to book during certain high peak seasons. You have no equity or ownership, and you don’t have the ability to exchange outside of the vacation club network. If you do decide to purchase or join one of these resorts, here are some things to consider. Number one: Higher resort costs and prices. My experience at vacation clubs is that the prices at the resorts are generally higher for the value that you receive. While I expect prices for meals to be more expensive at a resort or hotel, I generally don’t mind if I feel like that quality is also high.

Unfortunately, we found the prices for meals, drinks, and groceries outweigh the quality and customer service. Since it’s sometimes difficult to leave the resort too, you can become quite reliant on what’s available and being charged. Number two: Prices may not be competitive. There are a ton of stories online of folks who research to stay at the exact same location and timeframe and found it to be the same cost or cheaper than their timeshare or vacation club rate. Also, with services like Airbnb, you now have more options when booking a vacation stay, so keep that in mind when considering the fees associated with a vacation club or timeshare. Number three: Limited flexibility. This primarily applies to vacation clubs. I found that these resorts typically want to control the customer experience, and when you deviate from it, you tend to find problems or a lack of support.

Our story from earlier is a perfect example. Everything seemed great until we deviated from the structure. We refused to attend the sales presentation and booked our own independent tours. When we wanted to leave, we were forced to have our luggage transported back to the resort’s main lobby rather just having a taxi pick us up and our luggage from the specific resort. When I spoke to the manager, he was unwilling to make an exception even though certain guests were allowed to have a direct pickup from the resort. This added another 45 minutes to our checkout experience, and we felt uncomfortable giving up our luggage since we already were in conflict with the resort. Number four: High-pressure sales. I can speak from personal experience that the sales tactics used by timeshare networks and vacation clubs are extremely aggressive. They usually try to lure you in with gifts or free services like meals, tours, and event tickets. Then you’re stuck in a long presentation where the price keeps dropping and the pressure to sell increases. I know it’s the nature of the industry to sell, but I personally can’t stand spending my vacation time being pressured and bullied into a deal.

Number five: Difficulty getting out. One tactic that’s often used by timeshares and sometimes by vacation clubs is the idea that you can commit now, and if you change your mind, you can just call and cancel within a certain period of time. These sorts of clauses are called a “cooling-off period.” This is often mixed in with justifications like “why not lock in the price now. There’s no penalty if you change your mind.” The trick is is that they make it very difficult to cancel.

You’ll often have to call different offices and send in all sorts of official paperwork. Some vacation clubs don’t even allow cancellations, so make sure to check the agreement if you’re considering entering a deal. Number six: Payment disputes. This goes for any hotel or resort stay, not just vacation clubs and timeshares. If you encounter a payment dispute with the hotel, I would suggest refusing to sign the credit card receipt or invoice. While the hotel and resort can still charge you the fee, you basically forfeit the right to a dispute by signing the invoice since you’re agreeing to the charges. We made this mistake at the Mayan Palace and were stuck with four nights of resort fees when we only stayed there one night. They refused to waive the fees and told us to contact SFX, which is a company that booked our stay. When I called them afterwards, they said that we were misled since they don’t deal with or receive any of the resort fees.

Since I had signed the credit card invoice, I basically waived my right to a charge back. So definitely don’t make the same mistake as us! And those are our tips and considerations. I will add a caveat that this is just my personal opinion. I have friends who love their timeshare and really find value in it. I guess I just really value having more flexibility in my travels. And with points and miles and Airbnb, I feel like I’m able to travel and afford things that would normally be out of my reach. One other thing that’s really important to me is customer service and intention. I don’t expect things to be perfect, but I expect there to be an intention to resolve issues. My experience at the Mayan Palace versus the Andaz Mayakoba was like night and day. While we felt trapped unsupported at the Mayan Palace, our experience at the Andaz made us appreciate the importance of customer service and our desire to feel like valued guests when visiting a hotel. What are your thoughts on timeshares and vacation clubs? Have you had good or bad experiences with them? If so, please share your experience in the comment section below.

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Lakewood Resort, Osage Beach, MO (II)

Lakewood Resort, Osage Beach, MO (II)

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LAKEWOOD RESORT AT LAKE OF THE OZARKS. An Exceptional Vacation Choice! Lakewood Resort at Lake of the Ozarks is a haven for those who like water sports. The Lake of the Ozarks invites water skiing, parasailing, and power boating. Cast a fishing line from the dock. Back on land, choose from tennis on site, …

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Lakewood Resort Amenities. There will be an amenity fee for all reservations effective May 1, 2017. Lakewood Resort is recognized as an RCI Gold Crown Resort offering a complete family vacation experience. This RCI program recognizes resorts that have attained the highest level of excellence in resort accommodations …

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LAKEWOOD RESORT FIXED WEEK UNITS FOR SALE
Phase I: Weeks 24-35
Phase II: Weeks 26-33
These are the best values as of today. Fixed Week Unit availability
changes frequently with sales and new listings.
Many of these list prices are negotiable. Please contact Rick to present an offer on a
unit/week that will help to develop your dream vacation.
Prices Do Not Include Administrative Closing & Recording Fees ($499.00).
Two-Bedroom Units (Fixed Weeks):
Week 24: Jun 16-23, 2018………………………………No Listings
Week 25: Jun 23-30, 2018………………………………No Listings
Week 26: Jun 30-Jul 7, 2018……………………………..$6,500.00
Week 27: Jul 7-14, 2018…………………….$5,000.00-$6,000.00
Week 28: Jul 14-21, 2018…………………..$3,500.00-$4,000.00
Week 29: Jul 21-28, 2018……………………$5,000.00-$6000.00
Week 30: Jul 28-Aug 4, 2018……………… ……………..$6000.00
Week 31: Aug 4-11, 2018…………………..$4,000.00-$7,500.00
Week 32: Aug 11-18, 2018…………………………$3,000.00-$4,000.00
Week 33: Aug 18-25, 2018……………………………….$4,500.00
Week 34: Aug 25-Sep 1, 2018……………………………$3,500.00
Week 35: Sep 1-8, 2018……………………………………$3,500.00
LAKEWOOD RESORT FLOAT WEEK UNITS FOR SALE
Prices Do Not Include Administrative Closing & Recording Fees ($499.00).
Phase I (Buildings 100 to 500): Two-Bedroom Units……………………$1000 each
Weeks 1-23 & 36-52
One-Bedroom Units…………………..$800 each
Bi-Annual Years (Odd or Even)…$500 each
Phase II (Building 600):
Two-Bedroom Units……………………$1250 each
Weeks 1-25 & 34-52
PLEASE CONTACT RICK GETTLER for Special Pricing!
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Lakewood Telephone: (573) 348-5506, Ext 819
Cell: (573) 216-1244
Email: sales@lakewoodresort.com
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Mexico Tourism – Be Careful Out There!

Mexico Tourism – Be Careful Out There!

A soldier of the Mexican Army stands in front of Baby Lobster and Sexy Drink bars after an evening shoot-out were several people were wounded by firearms at the touristic neighborhood of Condesa in Acapulco resort, Guerrero State, Mexico on January 28, 2018.  / AFP PHOTO / FRANCISCO ROBLES        (Photo credit should read FRANCISCO ROBLES/AFP/Getty Images) Photo: FRANCISCO ROBLES/AFP/Getty Images

A soldier of the Mexican Army stands in front of Baby Lobster and Sexy Drink bars after an evening shoot-out were several people were wounded by firearms at the touristic neighborhood of Condesa in Acapulco resort, Guerrero State, Mexico on January 28, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCISCO ROBLES (Photo credit should read FRANCISCO ROBLES/AFP/Getty Images)

We have written many articles over the years about being cautious when vacationing in Mexico. Most of the timeshare resorts offer everything you might need when vacationing in Mexico. It is understandable that people would like to go off the resorts to explore the flavor of the local customs and small towns of Mexico. But be careful! Click here to read the rest of the story!

Is There A Legitimate Way To Sell A Timeshare? Answer? Yes, Of course There Is!

Is There A Legitimate Way To Sell A Timeshare? Answer? Yes, Of course, There Is!

Timeshares give owners joint ownership in vacation properties, often in tropical hotspots like Hawaii or Florida. But on top of purchase costs, the properties typically come with annual maintenance fees anywhere from $500 to over $1,000 per year.

Whether the resort wasn’t the vacation paradise they intended or they simply couldn’t afford it anymore, many timeshare owners have struggled to unload properties they purchased during better financial times.

In 2018 there is no excuse for purchasing timeshare properties on the retail market. Timeshare resorts in the USA have millions of customers that have purchased timeshare deeded and point related properties over the last 30 years. There are thousands of timeshare properties that can be purchased for little or nothing and as little as $1.00. We have done it. Check out Tug2.net and Vacationownershipforless and Treetops for resales. You don’t have to purchase through a sales person in most cases. You deal directly with the owners association.

This has created fertile ground for scam artists, who charge thousands in upfront fees to help sell timeshare properties, but rarely facilitate actual sales, the Federal Trade Commission warns.

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How To Avoid Saddling Your Kids With Your Timeshare Nightmare!

Mar. 18, 2018

Be careful if you are offered by someone to switch your deeded timeshare property to points.

Question: What if my kids do not want our deeded timeshare properties after we are gone?

Question:  Can my wife and I leave a timeshare deeded property to our children, without a lot of hassle, if they want?  See answer below.

Answer:  Yes. Check out “Transfer On Death” Deeds here. Almost every state has these easy to complete documents.

Question: I am doing trust planning, and considering adding my timeshare. However, it has little to no value. Should I add this to my trust, or leave it out?

Answer: If you made a bad decision in buying your timeshare, and are stuck making high annual upkeep pays, perhaps don’t pass this legacy on to your children. Your demise will provide a chance to stop the timeshare madness.

Some timeshares, like Disney’s Vacation Club, are assets that can be resold. Your timeshare sounds like it has no resale value. Think of it as a liability. Adding the timeshare to your trust passes this liability on to your successor trustees after you die.

However, if you keep the timeshare out of the trust, it will require probate to pass to the next generation. If you are using a trust for the rest of your assets, your kids may never probate your estate. This would leave the timeshare company out of options, causing them to simply foreclose on the unit. Strategically organizing your estate can maximize assets and minimize liabilities for your kids.

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Why a Quit Claim Deed?
A quitclaim deed does not contain any implied warranties. The owner who quit-claims real estate simply conveys whatever ownership interest he or she has along with any debt or loans secured by the property. The quitclaim owner makes no promises and the property is taken “as is.” A quit claim is the easiest and cheapest way to transfer ownership to a trust, add or remove a co-owner or give away a timeshare.

 

Why Record the Deed?

Not only must a quit claim deed be properly prepared, the original deed must be physically presented to the county recorder of the county where the real property is located. The deed must be made part of the public record so the world knows there has been a change of ownership.

Make it Legal

A properly prepared quit claim deed must have a legal description so the county recorder can add the deed to the public chain of title. The legal description is not the street address. The legal description has at a minimum the map, block and lot number of the real estate property. County recorders will not accept a quit claim deed without a legal description.

Easy answer for deeded timeshare property is the “Transfer On Death” for adult children or relatives who would like to take over your deeded timeshare properties after you are gone.

Man accused of selling bogus Disney theme park tickets

 SEVERAL FAMILIES ARE RELIEVED TO SEE THIS MAN THAT OUTSOLD THEM FAKE THEMEPARK TICKETS CAUGHT. WE SPOKE TO ONE OF THE VICTIMS EARLIER TODAY AND SHE SHARES HER WARNINBE FIRE — BEFORE YOU BUY YOUR TICKETS THE SUMMER. >> I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO JAIL. >> THESE>> Reporter: THESE ARE THE TICKETS THAT SHE DIDN’T IMAGINE COULD LEAD HER TO A FRAUD SCHEME. SHE SAYS SHE FOUND THEM ON CRAIGSLIST. THREE TICKETS TO UNIVERSAL STUDIOS FOR $150. AND SHE WOULD GET A 4th FOR FREE. >> I SAID IT WAS A PERFECT DEAL.

SO I WENT FOR IT.>Reporter: 19-YEAR-OLD BRANDEN BULLERIN SOLD THEM TO HER. SHE SNAPPED HIS ID WITH THE TICKETS TO SHOW PROOF. >> I WAS STILL TELLING MYSELF DON’T DO I — FOR MY DAUGHTER CAME DOWN FOR THE WEEKEND FROM NEW YORK AND I WANTED TO HAVE FUN WITH HER. >> >> Reporter: IT WAS UNTIL SHE SHOWED UP AT THE PARK THAT AN EMPLOYEE TOLD THEM ALL FOUR TICKETS ARE FAKE. >> IT WAS REALLY FRUSTRATING.>> Reporter: BULLERIN HAS BEEN BUSTED BEFORE. A JUDGE PUT THEM IN JAIL FOR SIX MONTHS AND ORDERED HIM TO REPAY THE VICTIMS AFTER HE SOL THEM FAKE DISNEY TICKETS.

HE IS ACCUSED OF SELLING FAKE TICKETS TO A TAMPA WOMAN FOR $1000. >> HE IS A LOWLIFE PERSON. HE HAS THE AUDACITY GOING TO PEOPLE — LYING TO PEOPLE IN THEIR FACE.>> Reporter: SHE WILL BY REAL TICKETS OF THE PARK FROM NOW ON. >> THAT WAS THE FIRST AND LAST TIME I BUY SOMETHINON CRAIGSLIST.>> Reporter: SHE.

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The Business of Timeshares On The (Las Vegas Strip)!

The Business of Timeshares On The (Las Vegas Strip)!

Very Simple – Understand How It Works

Timeshares are joint ownership properties where everyday people can lock in a temporary vacation home annually for a fraction of the cost. On the Vegas Strip, this product is sold daily to thousands who visit on vacation or a quick get away. In our last trip, we realized that timeshare companies are able to spend $1 and get $10 back.

Here’s how they do it:

1. They purchase wholesale tickets to activities that tourists are most interested in i.e. Dinners, Shows and Casino Access.

2. They employ performance based marketing agencies to promote their offer on the Vegas Strip.

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Marriott’s Royal Palms Resorts Overview – Orlando Resorts and Timeshare Rentals

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Stately palm trees ascending towards a blue Florida sky – that is a sight you’ll look at over and over when you get-away at Marriott’s Royal Palms, a charitable resort in the core of Orlando. Including roomy two-room, two-shower manors, this resort is certain to be a genuine country estate far from home. Our rich estates offer an ace suite with jumbo informal lodging drenching tub, completely prepared kitchen and separate living and eating territories. You will discover this is the ideal setting for appreciating your great days in excursion heaven.

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A 3.6-mile drive from Disney®’s Typhoon Lagoon, this upscale hotel with villas is 4.5 miles from Downtown Disney® and 10.6 miles from Continue reading “Marriott’s Royal Palms Resorts Overview – Orlando Resorts and Timeshare Rentals”

Are You Curious About Sutherland Crossing Resort, A Timeshare Resort, Closing?

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Are You Curious About Sutherland Crossing Resort, A Timeshare Resort, Closing? 

Information like this will help you make informed decisions.

We research, through all venues, timeshare resorts and any news about what is going on. Timeshare resorts can fail without a member controlled Board of Directors vs only a Developer Controlled Board of Directors. This is what happened if you are interested. Click Here for the information. 

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A Timeshare Vacation Concern If Vacationing Near The Resort City of Acapulco

Jan. 9, 2018

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This article is not meant to scare you but to make you aware of some of the dangerous developments sometimes in Mexico.

Thankfully nothing has ever happen to us when exchanging over the last 17 years that came anyway near what recently happened near Acapulco, Mexico.

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Timeshare owners beware of the areas you travel in outside of your Mexican timeshare resort. It might be safer to stay on the resort while in Mexico. Do your research before you request an exchange. Click here for the article dated Jan. 7, 2018. 

Another article near San Carbo click here

 

Consumer Alert: Timeshare Twist

WHO WOULD NOT WANT TO BUY INTO A BEAUTIFUL VACATION HOME.

Just because you see a pretty website on the Internet does not mean it is a legitimate company. We have lots of information on this website that will give you the information you need. Check us out. We are independent of any resort and of timeshare in general. 17 years of research and links to just about anything related to timeshare resorts and companies.

 

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Westgate South Beach Resort Miami Beach

You will feel right at home at Westgate South Beach.

The oversized one and two-bedroom lodging accommodations feature uniquely individualized decor. All units are equipped with a full kitchen, complete with a dishwasher and microwave, not to mention the spectacular view of the beach and Atlantic Ocean. Lounge by the resort’s pool or along the beach outside your villa. On site amenities include a volleyball court and a children’s playground. You’ll find something for everyone at Westgate South Beach resort..

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Gatlinburg, Smoky Mountains reopen for business after fatal wildfires

Align:start HAPPENING NOW.. THE STREETS OF GATLINBURG ARE FULL ONCE AGAIN WITH VISITORS.. FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE DEADLY WILDFIRES, GATLINBURG IS OPEN. NEWS CHANNEL 11’S CYMPHANIE SHERMAN IS LIVE IN GATLINBURG WHERE SHE TALKED TO A FEW PEOPLE EXCITED TO BE THERE. GOOD AFTERNOON CYMPHANIE. “THE TOWN IS BEAUTIFUL, ITS INTACT AND COME ON DOWN HERE “THE TOWN IS BEAUTIFUL, ITS INTACT AND COME ON DOWN HERE AND SUPPORT OUR LOCALS AND THE BUSINESSES.” LAST WEEK’S DEVASTATING FIRE IS A BECOMING A DISTANT MEMORY IS A BECOMING A DISTANT MEMORY FOR THE BUSINESSES ON THE GATLINBURG STRIP.

THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK AND THE RESORT TOWN REOPENED TO THE PUBLIC AFTER WILDFIRES THAT CAUSED 14 DEATHS AND DAMAGED ABOUT 2,500 BUILDINGS. AFTER OFFICIALS MOVED BARRIERS BLOCKING THE ROADWAY AT 7 A.M..

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June 23, 2017 Update | Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort

Your vacation home at Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort and Spa is moving right along.

Building 3000 is capped off with a brand new roof and building 4000 continues to rise high in Smoky Mountains with most infrastructure almost complete. Buildings 3000 and 4000 are estimated to finish in the late fall of 2018.

Cabins 2095 through 2090 have completed all levels and roofs.

Cabin 2096 is starting to build the roof trusses and Cabin 2097 is already building the third level The concrete has been laid for cabins 2077 through 2081 and construction will start soon.

Building 5000 is open, waiting for you to enjoy the fresh mountain air. Book your room now and experience the great Smoky Mountains this Summer! And if you’re looking for a way to cool off, then splash into our Wild Bear Falls Water Park in the mountains.

Dive into our beautiful infinity pool in the heart of the Smokies. Or Soak in a relaxing jetted tub in your room. All of this and much more awaits you at Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort and Spa..

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Hilton Grand Vacations at SeaWorld

Exterior of grand gate of Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Sea World. Inside the lobby a central water sculpture with spiraled metal and water flowing down in streams. (removed in 2015 renovation) A tiled seating area has plush couches with colorful pillows. Theater with a large screen and a popcorn machine. The Coral Reef Bar and Grill is a glass topped room with ceiling fans. Outside, a large pool area with cabanas. A waterfall flows over a rock formation into the pool. The activity center has bins and jars of craft supplies. A massage table in the sky blue spa. A business center. Provisions Market and Fresh Deli. Outside, shuffleboard and children’s playground with slide. A fitness center. A studio guest room has contemporary furnishings and a king bed.

A wet bar with microwave and coffeemaker. Towels and robes folded into whimsical animals. One and two bedroom suites have separate living areas. Couches and chairs surround a coffee table. A kitchen with full size appliances and a dining table that seats six. A king bed with a robe folded into a puppy. A whirlpool tub is just beyond the bed. Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Sea World.

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Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove Hotel Overview – Marriott Vacation Club

Align:start [Music] [Music] welcome to marry a Frenchman so a cheerful yet relaxing island retreat perched on a hillside overlooking Victor s pasture Bay conveniently located at the southern tip of st. Thomas our property provides a tranquil oceanfront Oasis within easy reach of scenic Charlotte Amalie and the islands many entertaining attraction built into the mountainside our Resort offers stunning Caribbean sunset you’ll [Music] begin your stay here in our elegant resort lobby the friendly staff will welcome you to your home away from home your spacious Miller features a comfortable living room and a separate dining area with seating for six the fully equipped kitchen offers a conventional oven no microwave refrigerator dishwasher up and ten dishes and silverware [Music] [Applause] the luxurious master bedroom features a king bed with plush bedding for a peaceful night’s sleep guests traveling with a group or family will appreciate a second bedroom with two clean bed the third bedroom in our three bedroom villas also offers two queen beds and an extra bathroom the luxurious master bathroom offers a large vanity with two sinks and an oversized tub for you to soak in at the end of a long day the elegant bathrooms are well-appointed with modern day four and design takes in the view from your own private balcony or patio the study offers a Continue reading “Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove Hotel Overview – Marriott Vacation Club”

Warning: For Travelers Visiting Mexican Resorts

Line:92% MEXICO AFTER AN AMERICAN WOMAN DIED FROM TAINTED ALCOHOL AT AN INCLUSIVE RESORT. MARC LIVERMAN TELLS US WHAT VISITORS NEED TO DO TO STAY SAFE. IT’S VERY SCARY. YOU TRAVEL TO, YOU KNOW — YOU CHOOSE A RUE SORT TO BE SAFE TO NOT GO OUT IN LIKE THE STREETS AND THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN SOMEBODY’S CHANGING YOUR DRINK, THAT’S NOT GOOD. Reporter: TRAVELERS ON ALERT THURSDAY AFTER REPORTS OF COUNTERFEIT OR ALTERED ALCOHOL MAKING PEOPLE SICK AT SOME ALL INCLUSIVE MEXICAN RESORTS. EARLIER THIS YEAR, 20-YEAR-OLD ABBY CONNOR DIED WHILE STAYING IN A PLAYA DEL CARMEN RESORT.

Line:92% SHE WAS FOUND FACE DOWN IN A POOL. THE MEDICAL EXAMINER RULED HER CAUSE OF DEATH LACK OF OXYGEN TO THE BRAIN AND CEREBRAL INFLAMMATION BUT CONTAINED ALCOHOL HAVE PLAYED A ROLE? THAT’S SOMETHING AUTHORITIES HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO CONFIRM. THAT’S SCARY TO THINK ABOUT IT HAPPENING. Reporter: SINCE HER DEATH SIX MONTHS AGO THERE HAVE BEEN OTHER REPORTS OF VACATIONERS WHO SAY THEY GOT SICK OR BLACKED OUT WHILE STAYING AT RESORTS IN CANCUN AND PLAYA DEL CARMEN.

Line:92% THOSE TRAVELERS SUSPECTING TAINTED ALCOHOL, AS WELL. SOME OF THOSE VICTIMS SAYING THEY WERE ROBBED OR SEXUALLY ASSAULTED. SOME TRAVELERS THAT WE SPOKE TO SAY THEY ARE SO CONCERNED ABOUT THESE WARNINGS, THEY PLAN TO CANCEL FUTURE TRIPS TO THE COUNTRY. WE WERE GOING TO PLAN A MEXICO TRIP THIS SUMMER AND WITH THIS REASONING, WE’LL BE MORE, UM, WE’LL BE MORE CAREFUL OF WHERE WE PLAN IT.

Line:92% IF I TOLD MY MOTHER AND MY WHOLE FAMILY THEY WOULD BE WAY MORE WORRIED THAN — IF WE WENT WITHOUT THIS HAPPENING. Reporter: IF YOU GOT A TRIP PLANNED, THE STATE DEPARTMENT IS REMINDING YOU TO BE VIGILANT ISSUING THIS WARNING EARLIER THIS WEEK. IF CHOOSE TO DRINK ALCOHOL, IT IS IMPORTANT TO DO SO IN MODERATION. AND TO STOP AND SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION IF YOU BEGIN TO FEEL ILL. MEXICO’S TOURISM SECRETARY SAYS THERE HAVE BEEN NO FORMAL COMPLAINTS OF CRIMINAL CASES AND THAT MILLIONS VISIT HERE SAFELY.

AT NEWARK LIBERTY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, MARC LIVERMAN, CBS 2 NEWS..

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RCI Timeshare

We here at timesharefun do not endorse RCI.

We just present the information for you and your family concerning your future vacations.

Hello, and welcome to RCI a worldwide leader in holiday exchange and travel services.

Our goal is to crack wonderful holiday memories and unforgettable experiences these video will explain the RCI holiday exchange system and your exclusive RCI member benefits So, w\hat is holiday exchange? RCI provides a system where you can exchange or holiday ownership whatever that may be without other RCI members This is called: holiday exchange Holiday exchange gives our members the opportunity to exchange within other timeshare resorts instead of going back to their home resort every year for example we have cruise exchanges, we have the interstate or even an european getaway you might own a week’s time share on a RCI affiliated resort or you could own RCI points it doesn’t matter you can trade private either for the holiday experience you’re looking for in 1974 RCI pioneered the concept of holiday exchange Today RCI is the largest holiday exchange network in the world we have more than fifty offices across the globe which means you’ll never be far from great holiday advice OK, not a problem I can help organize accommodation in Vegas And you are not alone.

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Overview Of The Buying Of Previously Owned Timeshare Properties

1. Are you on thinking about seeking used timeshares?

2. Are you tired of hearing the sales pitches of timeshare salesmen?

3. Here is the remedy, consider purchasing a previous owners timeshare on the timeshare resale market.

The leading essential standard is the cost, so do your research as well as research study the rates of timeshare devices in the location you have an interest in acquiring. A timeshare is a financial investment for a far better life. Bear in mind that the rates of timeshare resale devices are as reduced as 30% to virtually half the cost of the brand-new devices. You could do the research study on web public auction websites like ebay.com and also bidshare.com. If you are acquiring via a broker you could ask the broker to reveal a relative evaluation of costs.

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Cancelling a Mexican timeshare within the recession period

Timeshare Scams And Advice – Mexico

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Align:start prophy Co a government agency that helps consumers solve issues with merchants states in its 56 article of the federal Consumer Protection Act that timeshare purchasers have five business dates and cancel and recoup their down payment many resorts try to waive this right by not disclosing it to the client or having clients signing a cancellation waiver this is illegal and should not be permitted be careful if you were asked to give up your cancellation rights cancel your contract right away and honest company will not ask you to do this Mexican timeshare solutions can help you rescind your purchase regardless if you cancel within five days or later please contact Mexican timeshare solutions today to see how we can help you cancel your timeshare contract in three simple steps remember MTS does not collect any upfront fees so you can be sure your peace of mind is our main goal for a detailed consultation in your timeshare matter call eight eight eight two seven five three five nine five or email us at info at timeshare scam calm

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Smart Timeshare Travel Concerns

St. Thomas Irma Damage

The following St.Thomas properties will be closed until 2019:

  • Frenchman’s Reef and Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort
  • Sugar Bay Resort and Spa
  • Caneel Bay Resort
  • Flamboyan on the Bay Resort and Villas

Other resorts will likely open in 2018, with February seeing quite a few reopenings:

  • Emerald Beach Resort (Jan.)
  • Marriott Frenchman’s Cove (Feb.)
  • Margaritaville Vacation Club, Wyndham (Feb.)
  • The Ritz-Carlton Club, St. Thomas (Feb.)
  • Elysian Beach Resort (spring)
  • Bolongo Bay Beach Resort (June)
  • Bluebeard’s Beach Club (fall)
  • The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas (Oct.)
  • The Westin St. John Resort and Villas (Oct.)

Resort owners and personnel will likely even see some reopenings this year:

  • Lindberg Bay Hotel and Villas
  • Mafolie Hotel
  • Island View Guesthouse
  • Windward Passage Hotel
  • Gallows Point Resort
  • St. Croix accommodations

While many of those in the hospitality industry are out of work for the time being, those in other trades are being employed in large numbers to help with repair efforts, according to St.Thomas Governor Kenneth Mapp.

The aforementioned reopening timelines are predictions which may change. USVIHTA President Lisa Hamilton stated the following:

“The closure of the largest properties in the territory at the same time is not ideal, but it presents opportunities for us to renovate and update the tourism product. And while the hotels focus on revealing a polished, new product, USVIHTA will continue to promote properties and members who came out of the storms with minimal damage. Many of our members are up and running and ready to welcome guests today. However, restoring the territory’s infrastructure, airport and hospitals is essential prior to welcoming visitors back.”

She added:

“Everyone is invested in creating a renewed and re-energized product, even those who are still assessing damages. The focus on community and human capital is paramount.”

To learn more about the U.S. Virgin Islands Hotel and Tourism Association and their reports on hurricane damage and relief efforts, visit their website.

 

Line:92% STILL ARE ABOUT FIVE TO TEN DAYS FROM KNOWING ABOUT THAT. AND WE’LL BE WATCHING AND WAITING, JASON, THANK YOU. PLUS MANY IN THE CARIBBEAN WAIT FOR HURRICANE MARIA’S ARRIVAL AND WHAT SHE WILL AND WILL NOT DO. ONE UPSTATE WOMAN IS GIVING US A BETTER IDEA OF WHAT IT’S REALLY LIKE TO RIDE OUT THE HURRICANE ON THE ISLANDS.

Line:92% MCKAYLA WAS IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS WHEN IT HAPPENED. Reporter: McKAYLA AND HER BOYFRIEND WORK IN ST. THOMAS AND MADE IT BACK SAFELY AFTER A WEEK OF EXPERIENCING IRMA’S IMPACT FIRSTHAND. AND THE WINDOW THAT LOOKS LIKE YOU’RE JUST IN A CAR WASH GETTING POUNDED. Reporter: THAT’S HOW TYLER MILLER AND HIS GIRLFRIEND WHO IS FROM SPARTANBURG DESCRIBED THE HOURS LIVING THROUGH HURRICANE IRMA. IT WAS VIBRATING AND SHAKING FOR ABOUT THREE OR FOUR HOURS. Reporter: THE COUPLE WORKS AT THE MARRIOTT AND STAYED THERE AS THE HURRICANE EYEWALL, BATTERED THE ISLAND. MADE US WRITE OUR BLOOD TYPES IN SHARPIE, LIKE WE TAPED OUR INFORMATION TO US. Reporter: THEY TOLD ME THE EXPERIENCE WAS NERVE WRACKING, BUT NOTHING LIKE SEEING WHAT IRMA LEFT BEHIND.

Size:84% THERE WAS ONE WOMAN, NO WALLS, NO NOTHING. SHE’S STANDING ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF HER HOUSE. YOU CAN JUST SEE HER. Reporter: THE UTTER DESTRUCTION. ROADS THAT YOU USED TO DRIVE DOWN THAT WOULD TAKE YOU FOUR OR FIVE MINUTES TO GET SOMEWHERE, IT WAS TAKING US HOURS TO GET THERE AND YOU HAVE BIG MILITARY TRUCKS, POLICE, YOU KNOW, EVERYWHERE.

Line:92% Reporter: IT TOOK A FEW DAYS FOR THEM TO GET OFF THE ISLAND. A LOT OF THESE DIFFERENT BOATS FROM PUERTO RICO WERE COMING OVER TO DROP OFF SUPPLIES, AND ON THE WAY BACK, THEY WERE TAKING PEOPLE. THEY GRABBED A BACKPACK AND THEIR BACKS AND HOPPED ON. IT WAS A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT WORLD THAN TWO DAYS BEFORE. Reporter: THEY STAYED IN PUERTO RICO, NOW THEY’RE HELPING THE PEOPLE THERE.

Line:92% A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T HAVE THE OPTION BUT TO STAY. Reporter: THEY BOTH WANT TO GO BACK. THERE’S TOO MUCH MONEY TO BE MADE. I KNOW IT WILL, IT’S JUST A MATTER OF GETTING IT BACK TO WHERE IT WAS. REALLY TOUGH SEEING THOSE IMAGES.

YOU CAN’T IMAGINE YOU’RE WRITING YOUR DETAILED INFORMATION ON YOUR BODY. WHAT A SITUATION. WHAT HAPPENS TO THEM NOW? WHAT DO THEY DO? AMY, THE COUPLE SAYS THEY WERE KIND IN A THREE-MONTH AT A TIME TAKING IT PATTERN, BUT THEY’LL HOPEFULLY BE TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER MARRIOTT RESORT PROPERTY IN THE MEANTIME WHILE THE ISLAND REBUILDS. THEY REALLY WANT TO FOCUS ON HELPING ALL THE PEOPLE WHO COULDN’T AFFORD TO, LIKE THEM, GET OFF THE ISLAND, SO THERE IS A LINK UP ON WSPA.COM IF YOU.

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St Thomas Timeshare Resort, Hurricane Irma

Timeshare cancellation: Why hire Vacation Ownership Consultants to cancel a timeshare?

This is just one of the many firms in today’s market willing to consult with you about your timeshare worries. 

We do not endorse this firm but recommend you listen and judge for yourself.

It’s Mike here with Vacation Ownership Consultants. I want to go ahead and answer one of the popular questions we get from our clients, “why should I use Vacation Ownership Consultants to help eliminate my timeshare versus just going through a regular real estate attorney or finding an alternative source to eliminate my timeshare?”. Ok guys so why should use Vacation Ownership Consultants to assist you with terminating or cancelling your timeshare contract. This is a great question number one reason Vacation Ownership Consultants is hands down the low-cost leader for timeshare termination and timeshare cancellation. If you do your research you’ll find that our company provides all-in-one service and a guaranteed service and we provide the lowest rate on that service. Now you can go and hire a real estate attorney to assist you in getting out of a timeshare. In most cases any real estate attorney is going to file a lawsuit. By doing that you’re going to go into litigation and that could drag out for months.

It could drag out even for years with no guarantee that you’ll actually win the case. So while that can get very expensive it’s also not guaranteed. So that’s one reason. Another reason would be if you go with an alternative company maybe a company that just gets you out of a timeshare, well in most cases, if you pay to get out of a timeshare and that’s the only way that that company makes money, you’re going to pay a premium. What’s unique about our services that our company is not all about just getting you out of a timeshare. Our goal is to become your vacation ownership consultants. We want to assist you in managing your vacation ownership portfolio. Everybody has different situations. Some people have timeshares that they really like and maybe they bought one that they’re just not happy with, that they’re struggling to sell, if that’s you, you come to us we’re going to show you how to safely eliminate that timeshare without falling victim to listing scams or some type of fraud and without blowing a bunch of money on a lawsuit with no guarantee that you’ll actually ever eliminate the timeshare.

What we would like to do is not only help you eliminate unwanted timeshares but show you how to get more out of the timeshares that you still have without buying more points and maybe increasing your maintenance fees. Our goal is to be more of a long-term solution for you and be the consultants that you can go to when you have any problems with your timeshare ownership.

So that would be the reason why you would use us over our competition..

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Family takes planned trip to Disney World despite path of Hurricane Irma

AN ELM GROVE FAMILY  HEADED INTO THE PATH OF HURRICANE IRMA IN THE NAME OF  FUN.

Interview of the family just before leaving on vacation to Disney.

WISN 12 NEWS HILLARY MINTZ TELLS US WHY THEY CHOSE NOT TO CANCEL THEIR FAMILY VACATION. THIS ELM GROVE FAMILY STILL BOARDED THE FLIGHT THIS MORNING FROM MILWAUKEE.

Well, it would be interesting to find out how this family managed, wouldn’t it?

Video of Disney World after hurricane Irma.

 

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European Timeshare Claims Centre

June 1, 2017

European Timeshare Claims Centre as we read it is another European government agency like any other government agency including here in the USA. They do not solve the basic problem in dealing with crooked companies in the timeshare industry. Click here and see if you can figure it out. 

United Kingdom Timeshare Owners Beware Of Pretty Timeshare Websites!

April 28, 2017

United Kingdom Timeshare Owners. Beware of Pretty Timeshare Websites. We would suggest you do a lot of research before even submitting your personal information and timeshare information. Click here to read what was found.

How To Sell A Timeshare – Choosing a reputable company

With more than just a few websites on the internet trying to attract timeshare owners looking to sell, selecting which company to register your timeshare with can be confusing

 We appreciate that you want to shop around and perhaps select more than one company to help sell your timeshare.

To help you steer clear of  these merchants, we’ve put together some thoughts that you may want to ask yourself on how other people do business.

1. How does the company attract purchasers?

There are quite a few websites with the words “Sell” and “Timeshare” in the website, and as such  seem only wanting to target sellers.

 But, how are they targeting purchasers?

Ask yourself this, if a company only seems focused on attracting those selling timeshare, how are they starting to attract a buyer for your week or timeshare levels?

We can only recommend what we have done.  We wanted guaranteed vacations at great resorts only here in the U.S.  We only dealt with the resort associations with no salesman involved.

This method does not apply to resorts such as Marriott, Hilton or any franchise type of resort that sold points. We were interested in specific deeded weeks and units.

If you live in the United States or in the midwest area of the United States we can suggest a couple of excellent options to buy reliable timeshare units or properties and they are located at the top of this website. We own at each resort listed and have never regretted our purchase in 15 years of usage.

If you live in Europe, Spain, Italy, Britain, Scotland and other Europe countries listen to the advice of the company in the video and you decide.

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