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Financial Incentives to Owning a Timeshare

June 19, 2014 at 9:21 pm

We all want a bargain and to save money on our vacations and purchasing a timeshare can indeed save you money in the long run. Like any investment, you have to put up the funds so that you can reap the rewards in the future. There are various financial incentives to owning timeshare, of which many are a side effects of becoming a vacation owner in your favorite beach destination.

Financial Timeshare Myths

Before exploring the financial benefits of timeshare, it should first be clarified that regardless of what the timeshare seller tells you in the presentation, you are not going to get rich from your timeshare purchase. However, you can stand to save money in the long term on quality vacations and guaranteed great accommodations. You buy a timeshare today, whose worth is calculated by current trends and inflation, it stands to reason that in 5 or 10 years time, the relative cost of your vacation accommodation will be much less and you continue to reap the benefits of your initial investment.

Save Money Booking Ahead

A fringe benefit of owning a timeshare is that you become much more likely to plan ahead for your vacations to make use of your timeshare investment. Therefore you can get the best deals on airline tickets.

Invite the Whole Family

Depending on the size of your timeshare, you can often take more advantage of the space available using all the beds in the suite or condo. Unlike hotel rooms, you can fit as many of your party as there are beds for.

Save on Restaurants

A knock on effect of buying a timeshare with kitchen facilities is that you can prepare some meals at home and save money on expensive restaurant checks. Even if you only use it to make breakfast, timeshare units with kitchens can bring financial benefits.

Discounts and Special Offers

A financial incentive that many people overlook are the discounts and offers you can enjoy by becoming part of a residence club or timeshare vacation club. You will find that you can get discounts in restaurants or even earn points for recommending friends.

Timeshare Maintenance Fees – The Myths Explained

June 19, 2014 at 9:19 pm


It seems that when it comes to timeshare, everyone has an opinion, and there are more myths than truths flying around about timeshare. Timeshare Maintenance fees is one key area where it is easy to get confounded by the myths.


What are timeshare maintenance fees?

As the words indicate, maintenance fees are the yearly payments you make to ensure that your timeshare (and the resort) are kept in great shape on your behalf. You do not have to organize any of the work, but pay a company that will act on your behalf.


Hidden Costs

The most common myth is that timeshare maintenance fees are hidden costs that the timeshare seller doesn’t want to remind you of. In reality, everyone should know that you need to maintain your property so that it is in good condition when you arrive, so common sense should suggest that your are going to have to pay maintenance fees.


What are the fees spent on?

The money you pay in timeshare maintenance fees will pay for the costs associated with repairs, decorating, cleaning, replacement of items and furniture in addition to the cost of operation and administration of such tasks. As well as your timeshare, the money will be used to maintain any common areas such as the lobby, club houses, spas, gyms and so on.


Who administers our timeshare maintenance fees?

That will depend on who the developer of your timeshare is; most reputable companies will not seek to make any profit from these fees and often a mutual benefit company is formed to administer your timeshare fees.


Can I opt out?

It is not possible to opt out of paying your timeshare maintenance fees. Part of your contract duties is to stay up to date with maintenance payments. If you do not pay your timeshare maintenance fees, you may be liable for legal proceedings against you. In essence, these proceedings are to protect the other owners of the timeshare who do pay their fees.


Will my timeshare maintenance fees increase?

Your fees will naturally increase with inflation and to meet any rising costs of materials and labor.


The Villagroup Timeshare

June 13, 2014 at 8:24 pm


A leader in Mexican resort and timeshare development, The Villagroup timeshare is a Mexico based company whose brands include Villa del Palmar, Villa del Arco, Villa La Estancia and other hospitality related subsidiaries. Although to date, The Villagroup is mainly focused on developments within Mexico, it maintains links with international hospitality services and has plans for further expansion outside Mexico.

The Villagroup’s most notable assets include the highly successful Villa del Palmar resorts in Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, Cancun and Loreto, which offer hotel services as well as the option to purchase timeshare, full and fractional ownership. These resorts have received great acclaim thanks to the skillful combination of excellent quality and elegance with affordable prices.

A clear contribution to The Villagroup’s success during its three decades of operation, is its unrivaled reputation for quality. Having taken care to ensure that members and hotel guests receive the very best services and great value for money, it comes as no surprise that The Villagroup has stood the test of the recent economic crisis to hit the world. Indeed, thanks to its commitment to value and quality, it’s business has thrived where others have struggled over the past few years.


The destinations where The Villagroup develops its resorts are carefully chosen for their investment potential for members. Locations are selected on their combination of great beaches, beautiful surroundings, easy accessibility (international airports), a range of activities on land and sea, great dining and a thriving local community.

The Villagroup offers a range of products. Its resorts attract both hotel guests and timeshare owners, and in many resorts there is the potential for full and fractional ownership of luxury penthouses and suites. One of The Villagroup’s most recent and convenient initiatives is Villa Preferred Access, which is a points based timeshare membership that provides greater flexibility to owners so they can use their membership more effectively and in a more personalized manner. The Villagroup timeshare owners can also use the services to UVCI (Universal Vacation Club International) and Interval International to exchange The Villagroup timeshare units for other destinations.

Can someone explain the pros and cons of timeshare?

June 13, 2014 at 4:13 pm

The pros and cons of timeshare are a subjective topic, not in a philosophical sense but in that what is a pro for one timeshares owner can be seen as a con for another owner and vice versa. When timeshare is right for you and what you want from your vacations, it will be a great decision, yet if you like to backpack and find the hidden gems off the beaten track, then timeshare is not necessarily for you and even the pros of timeshare will appear to be cons.

For most modern people who like to take regular vacations in quality establishments, timeshare purchases are a great option. The key to getting the most from your timeshare is to use it or exchange it for other destinations. While a pro of timeshare is that you can always rent it, should you not be able to use it one year, or lend it to friends, it is worth remembering that timeshare is not going to make you rich as a property owner or rental agent! The greatest con in timeshare is if you don’t use your timeshare or lend it to friends and family.villa-del-palmar-flamingos

The pros and cons of timeshare:

One of the most obvious advantages of timeshare is the financial savings you can make on great spacious accommodations. You pay for your future accommodates at today’s prices and therefore reap the benefits the more you use your unit. As inflation rises, you will enjoy your timeshare more and more, knowing that each year you are saving money on your vacation accommodations.

Another pro of the modern timeshare model is that you can exchange your timeshare for other destinations and do not need to be static in one resort or destination. You can either swap your timeshare amongst the locations administered by the timeshare company where you bought your timeshare or join a vacation club for worldwide locations.

It is actually quite hard to see the cons of timeshare unless you simply do not want to get involved with vacation ownership. For most people, buying a timeshare is the only affordable way of being able to purchase a vacation home and it makes more sense to pay for the time you are going to stay there each year than have to maintain a property full time when you are not likely to be able to rent it for the whole time you are not there.

In all cases, the old proverb is very true “one man’s meat is another man’s poison” so before you judge check out the pros and cons of timeshare and look at what you want out of your vacations; you never know, it might suit you more than you think.

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