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Issues

  • Timeshare owners win this round...

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    In a classic David vs. Goliath battle, timeshare owners at a small resort in Lake Tahoe have fended off an attempt by Diamond Resorts to take control -- at least for now.

    In an industry where the power balance seems to increasingly favor the big companies, it's encouraging to see individual owners banding together and taking action. Find out what went down...
  • Westgate takes timeshare lawsuit to Supreme Court

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    This is a follow-up to a previous post I wrote, "Duped timeshare buyers score a victory". In that one, a Tennessee couple took Westgate Resorts to court, claiming that they had been misled while buying a timeshare. The court ruled in favor of the couple, and handed Westgate a $600,000 judgment for punitive damages, saying the company "engaged in intentional and fraudulent conduct." The story doesn't end, there, however... Read more...
  • Florida bill aims to weaken timeshare protections

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    If you own a timeshare in Florida, or are considering buying one, then a new bill currently making its way through the state legislature could impact you - and not in a good way. If it passes, the bill will weaken some legal protections currently in place for timeshare owners and buyers. Here's the scoop...
  • Duped timeshare buyers score a victory

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    You've heard the horror stories. Maybe it even happened to you... A couple is steamrollered into buying a timeshare by salespeople who promise them the moon. Later, they discover the promises were lies. A Tennessee couple fought back [...] Read more...
  • Timeshare issues - The Blue Week Blues

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    One problematic issue in timeshares today is what I call the "Blue Week Blues". If you're an owner at a seasonal resort, or contemplating buying at one, then this could affect you. It all came about when well-intentioned but short-sighted people... Read article...