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Great Deals on Timeshares Over the last few years, it seemed as though the thought of buying into a timeshare was a dream many people no longer thought they could afford. With the economy finally on the rebound though, more and more are starting to see timeshares as a viable possibility. Timeshares have quite a […]
Benefits of Fractional Homes
Fractional ownership has been around for a number of years for a variety of different types of items, even aircraft. However, most of the time, people who are considering fractional ownership are actually looking at luxury vacation homes. Fractional ownership simply makes a lot of sense for many people today. They do not want to buy an entire home that they are only going to be able to use a few weeks out of the year. Fractional properties are simply going to be sensible for most out there today. In fact, you are going to find quite a few benefits when it comes to these types of homes.
Great Amenities with the Fractional Homes
While it is ultimately going to depend on the home that you choose, you will find that the majority of the fractional vacation homes out there today are going to have some outstanding amenities. These can vary greatly based on the property, but some might include the types of amenities that you would find at a five-star resort. They might include a spa, a clubhouse, and more. The features they offer are generally going to be ones that you would not be able to find if you simply had a vacation home that you own outright.
Often, fractional properties are going to have high quality management services as well. The hospitality companies are able to take care of all of your needs in the home so that it can meet and exceed all of your expectations.
Even the fixtures and the appliances that you find with one of these types of units will typically be of a much higher quality. They are going to be better than what most of the typical vacation rentals are going to be able to offer you.
A Good Location Where You Want to Stay
Another one of the great things about the fractional homes is that you will often be able to find them in the locations where you’ve always wanted to live or spend time. Whether you are looking for a place to enjoy the warm summer weather or you want to have a place where you are going to be able to enjoy the wintry weather and the mountains, you will be able to find it.
The Ease of Ownership
If you were to have your own vacation home, you would be the one who was responsible for all of the repairs and housekeeping. When you have a fractional home, the only thing that you have to worry about is having a good time. Imagine how nice it will be to enjoy your vacation without having any worries. All of the maintenance issues should be a part of the price and the annual fees that you are paying for the fractional.
Speaking of the price and the fees that you have to pay, you’ll find that it is going to be much more affordable to have a fractional than a second home for your vacations. Once you pay the initial price, you will only have to pay the annual fee for upkeep. This should be quite a bit more affordable. The cost of the fractional will vary, naturally, so it is always important to make sure that you research your potential vacation home completely so you know exactly what it is that you are getting.
More Time for Your Vacation
With many of the fractional properties that are out there today, you will find that you can spend more time with your property than with a typical timeshare. In fact, you could stay for longer than a month in some of the fractional homes. It all depends upon the company and the homes that are available. Again, this is something that potential buyers are going to want to consider when they are looking at the various fractionals that are on the market today.
People really do seem to love the luxury that the fractional homes are able to offer. They can take their vacation and know that everything is going to proceed just perfectly. They could be a perfect choice for you if you are looking for a luxury vacation home without buying an entire property yourself.
We are experts at this. Contact us today at 800-985-9946 for more information on Fractional Ownership.
Stop by almost any timeshare forum and you’ll find discussion about purchasing a timeshare for $1 on for-sale-by-owner websites like eBay and Craigslist. These days, you’ll even find sellers advertising their property on personal Facebook pages! So what’s the deal? Why are there timeshares available for $1, and is it a good idea to buy timeshare from owners on FSBO sites?
The primary reason you’ll find timeshares for sale at such drastic discounts (often listed for $1 – $100) is because the current owners are no longer able to afford their maintenance fees and simply want the property off their hands. Sounds great, right? Well, that depends.
The truth is, there are some great timeshares available on FSBO websites; but there are almost always strings attached. The trick is to research carefully and ask the right questions. Knowing which questions to ask comes from knowing the challenges associated with buying and selling timeshares this way. Here are a few key questions to ask FSBO owners, along with a brief explanation of why they’re important.
Is the deed paid in full? This one’s important. If the deed isn’t paid in full, you’re not getting a timeshare for $1, you’re inheriting a debt. If the amount owed is still acceptable to you as a purchase price for a timeshare – great! But, if it’s more than you were looking to pay, or if there are any penalties associated with late or missed payments, you might want to consider purchasing a timeshare whose deed is paid in full.
Are there any maintenance fees or penalties owed? This one is in line with the previous question. If the owner is selling their timeshare for $1, chances are he or she is having trouble making their maintenance fees. Find out from the seller if there are any maintenance fees or penalties for non-payment associated with the account. If there is remaining debt, who is responsible? Will the seller take care of the remaining balance, or will you inherit that deficit?
Who’s paying the closing costs? Just like traditional real-estate, when a timeshare deed is transferred from one owner to another, there are administrative costs associated with everything from document preparation to taxes. Closing costs may comprise origination fees, title search and title insurance fees, discount fees, survey fees, appraisal fees, attorney’s fees, credit report fees and prepaid expenses such as insurance and taxes. As a buyer in an FSBO transaction, it’s important to discuss who’ll be covering these costs, and how much they’ll amount to.
What is the escrow process? If you and the seller determine that you’ll be responsible for the closing costs, who will conduct your closing and where will the money be held?
Is the contract of sale valid? Finally, be sure the owner actually has the right to sell their timeshare. Ask to see their contract. In some cases, an owner is not legally entitled to conduct the sale of their timeshare property, so any contract you sign may be invalid. It’s a good idea to hire a lawyer to take a look at all associated contracts and paperwork.
The above questions might sound like a lot, but it’s extremely important to have all the facts before purchasing any kind of vacation ownership from a previous owner. If all this sounds too complicated, or if you’re looking for a way to streamline the buying process, you may want to work with a licensed timeshare broker like Timeshare Broker Sales, who can help you though every step of the process.
We love finding good coverage of timeshare-related topics on mainstream media. We’ve recently stumbled upon some great advice at MSN Money that we’d like to make available to our website visitors.
The post, entitled: How to Buy and Sell Timeshares offers a comprehensive “overview” of timeshare resale best practices. Check it out and feel free to contact us with any questions about buying or selling vacation ownership property.
As addressed in the article, we are a licensed timeshare broker, a BBB accredited business, and we never charge an upfront fee to sell timeshare.
People who buy vacation ownership properties on the resale market generally don’t mind spending the time to conduct some thorough research. Unlike impulse timeshare purchasers, resale buyers know they can save up to 60% off developer prices by taking the time to shop around.
Location is usually the deciding factor in a timeshare purchase. Destinations like Florida, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Mexico and Hilton Head are among the most popular timeshare destinations.
Beyond that, resale buyers are looking for reputable vacation ownership brands with long-standing traditions of hospitality excellence. The best of both worlds in vacation ownership combines beloved destinations with high-quality resorts.
Follow the links for more information on each of the timeshare vacation clubs listed below. The following vacation ownership brands are the most highly desirable timeshares on the market:
- Hilton Grand Vacations Club
- Marriott Vacation Club
- Disney Vacation Club
- Wyndham Vacation Club
- Four Seasons Private Residence Club
- Hyatt Vacation Club
- Starwood Vacation Ownership – Starwood also manages Sheraton and Westin timeshares, and Harborside at Atlantis Resort.
If you have any questions about vacation ownership with any of these exclusive brands, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.
Happy Earth Day from Timeshare Broker Sales!
If incorporating your eco-friendly lifestyle into your travel plans is important to you, you’ll want to look for a vacation ownership program whose green conscience matches your own.
In honor of Earth Day, we’re discussing the advanced green-initiatives of some of the world’s most popular vacation ownership programs.
When considering eco-friendly programs and policies, two vacation ownership companies stand head and shoulders above the rest: Marriott Vacation Club and Wyndham Worldwide Corporation.
Wyndham Worldwide Corporation
Wyndham Worldwide Corporation ranks among the United States’ Top 100 Greenest Companies, and number one among hotels and restaurants, according to Newsweek Magazine’s 2011 Green Rankings.
Of all US corporations, Wyndham Worldwide ranked number 73, based on a number of criteria including: all policies, programs, initiatives and disclosures that affect the company’s actual environmental footprint. Wyndham Worldwide’s Global Reporting Initiative and Carbon Disclosure Project also factored into the company’s high ranking.
“By continually evaluating and introducing sustainable practices across the globe, we have been able to make tremendous progress in a short period of time,” says Faith Taylor, Wyndham Worldwide vice president of sustainability and innovation. Wyndham Vacation Ownership is a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide.
Marriott Vacation Club
Last decade, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency honored Marriott with its Sustained Excellence Award for three consecutive years, and has awarded its ENERGY STAR® label to approximately 275 Marriott hotels.
The more than 50 Marriott Vacation Club resorts worldwide have installed energy efficient lighting, low-flow showerheads and toilets, and participate in a robust resort-wide recycling program. To keep this program functioning optimally, each Marriott Vacation Club resort has its own “green team” which carries out and oversees environmental efforts at the site level.
“Continuing to eliminate more waste from landfills and find innovative ways to ‘green’ our supply chain only strengthens our commitment to being an industry leader in environmental stewardship,” said Dirk Schavemaker, senior vice president of resort operations for Marriott Vacation Club. “We firmly believe that it is our responsibility to demonstrate how responsible resort management can be a positive force for the environment.”
If you have any questions about green vacation ownership opportunities with Wyndham or Marriott, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Oh, and Happy Earth Day!
Are you considering Hilton timeshare ownership? To make your research easier, we’ve compiled a few pages about Hilton Grand Vacations Club’s most popular vacation destinations. Follow the links below for more information about Hilton timeshares in these beloved destinations.
Considered the “Entertainment Capital of the World,” there are hundreds of things to do, see and experience in Las Vegas. Known for their luxe amenities and convenient locations on the heart-pounding Strip, Hilton vacation ownership properties are especially popular in Las Vegas.
Most vacationers to Orlando are looking for accommodations that are convenient to Orlando’s many attractions; but serene enough to offer a soothing respite from the action-packed city. That’s why Hilton timeshares are so popular in Orlando. All Hilton Grand Vacations properties in Orlando offer ideal location close to beloved attractions like Universal Studios, SeaWorld Orlando, and Walt Disney World.
Renowned for their luxe amenities and services, Hilton timeshares in Hawaii pepper the beaches of the Big Island and famous Oahu. Lush tropical landscapes, rugged volcanic terrain and warm turquoise waters are just a few of the reasons millions of vacationers flock to the shores of the “Aloha State” each and every year. Hilton timeshares in Hawaii offer an excellent alternative to high-priced island accommodations.
Vacationers come to “the Big Apple” for its diverse culture, world-famous attractions, and incredible shopping, dining and entertainment. However, lodging in NYC is notoriously expensive. That’s why New York City timeshares are becoming increasingly popular. Hilton timeshares in New York City offer an excellent alternative to high-priced Manhattan hotel accommodations.
If you have any questions about purchasing Hilton timeshare in any of the locations discussed, don’t hesitate to contact us! We are Hilton timeshare resale specialists, with particular experience in these highly desirable locales.