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  • How to Sell Your Timeshare - Real life case study

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    How can I sell my timeshare? This is a question I get pretty often, so I decided to do a real life case study for you.

    I'm selling a timeshares myself, and I'll walk you through the entire process, step by step, showing exactly what I'm doing. Every owner wants to sell at some point, so find out exactly how to sell your timeshare. Continue...
  • Timeshare for Sale - San Diego Gaslamp Plaza Suites

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    Here's the ad I created during my How to sell your timeshare real life case study.

    Prime location, super trader, bargain price --
    The Gaslamp Plaza Suites is an urban timeshare in downtown San Diego's Gaslamp district. It's a renovated historic building, with a marble-lined lobby, European decor in the rooms, and a rooftop terrace with a view of the city.... [Continue...]
  • Are timeshares still about timeshares?

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    I was talking to a friend recently, who owns a fair amount of timeshare points. She said "Timeshares aren't really about timeshares anymore. It's now about your entire travel experience."

    Is that true? And if so, is it a good thing? Continue...
  • Timeshare exchange fees - How much is too much?

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    In December 2016, RCI raised their exchange fees again. If you're an RCI member, you know this is not uncommon. In fact, it comes less than a year after the last increase.

    Anyway, this got me thinking... When it comes to exchange fees, how much is too much? Continue...
  • RCI Platinum - 2016 Evolution and what's next?

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    A lot of people wonder if RCI Platinum is worth the extra cost. I've written about this before, but it's a moving target. The program has evolved over the years, and will continue to do so.

    What's the current state? And what does a crystal ball show for the future of this program? Here's the scoop...
  • RCI Changes their Combine Deposits feature

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    RCI has announced that they are changing how Combine Deposits will work, effective Sept 17, 2016. If you're an RCI Weeks owner, then this could affect your strategy for managing your deposits. You might want to take action quickly, too!

    What's changing and how will it affect you? Read all about it...
  • Interval hits owners with new upgrade fees

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    Members of Interval International got a rude surprise recently, when they discovered a new fee has been added to many timeshare exchanges. Depending on what you're trading, this could add $100, $200, or even $300+ to the cost of your transaction. Ouch! :(

    On the other hand, many owners won't see any effect. It all depends on your exchange strategies. So what's the big deal? Read more...
  • Interval Gold and Platinum - Are they worth it?

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    If you're a member of Interval International, you've surely seen promotions for their Gold and Platinum membership upgrades. They have a list of nice, shiny benefits that you can only get with these higher level memberships, but of course there's also a cost.

    The question is -- are these upgraded memberships worth it? Here's my take on it. . . [Continue]
  • How to get rid of your Diamond Resorts timeshare

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    * Does it seem like your timeshare fees are out of control?
    * Are you feeling the pinch, as this takes an ever bigger bite out of your budget?
    * Do you kick yourself every time the bills come in?
    * Do you wish you could just get rid of the thing?

    If you're looking for an exit plan from your timeshare, here's a possibility from Diamond Resorts . . . [Continue...]
  • Is donating your timeshare a scam?

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    If you're a timeshare owner who wants to get out of your recurring maintenance fees, donating it to charity sounds like a pretty sweet deal. You can just give it away, be done with the bills, get a tax deduction, and do some good for a worthy cause.

    So what's the problem? . . . The US Department of Justice wants to close down a major timeshare donation company, and the IRS says this is part of a tax fraud scheme that has been going on for years.

    From a timeshare owner's point of view, there is good news, bad news, and some REALLY bad news! . . . [Continue...]