Are Timeshare Promotions More Appealing During the Holidays?

Americans shell out an awful lot of money during the holiday season. The increase in indulgence is fairly apparent. From Black Friday deals to Cyber Monday specials, nearly every product or service looks to take advantage of loose spending habits during this time of year. The distractions give travel companies and resorts quite the opportunity to position timeshare promotions.

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How to Go About Qualifying Timeshare Information on the Web

No timeshare owner wants to wonder which deal is real or regretfully pay for a property they don’t understand. But in order for them to see through the nonsense, they have to educate themselves on reality. We’ve been able to prove that you can’t believe everything you read on the web. In most cases, it’s not that easy to verify the advice you receive. But ignoring ambiguity here can be extremely costly.

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Harbor Hill Resort Manager Sentenced For Embezzlement

After investigating consumer complaints from Harbor Hill timeshare owners, the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) found that Donna Zoppi had been manipulating the resort to her advantage from the late 2000’s all the way until 2015. While the criminal actions of Zoppi were definitely disturbing, what she did wasn’t a simple case of stealing.

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Where Bias Timeshare Guidance Comes From Online.

Today, anyone can easily find an opinionated article supporting an idea that means something to them. This is dangerous in the timeshare realm because most unhappy buyer surf the web for help. When an owner feels scammed by the resort and wants to walk away from the contract and its fees, some online user is always eager to reassure them this is a smart decision. 

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2015 Florida Bill Increases Cap for Assessments at Buyer’s Expense.

Devastating financial blows, like special assessments, can really leave fractional owners reeling. This partly due to laws that limit the their ability to challenge unexpected costs. So today, we wanted to highlight a Florida bill from 2015 that enabled resorts to charge more for assessment costs while limiting the buyer’s ability to cancel timeshare contracts.

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Online Timeshare Advice by Keyboard Warriors Isn’t Usually Valid

When seeking timeshare relief, owners normally have no idea where to begin. Most file complaints or join online conversations to share their story with users who’ve experienced similar misconduct. When complaints aren’t pursued to their satisfaction, they have no choice but to find someone who can advise them on what to do with their timeshare.

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Timeshare Property Tax Lawsuit Favors Resorts in Maui County

Up to this point, all has worked out in the fractional owner’s favor as they weren’t exactly liable for the unexpected fees. However, future assessments are pretty much guaranteed to be on the horizon. Random expenses like these are eventually passed down to the owners who are perpetually obligated to pay their share on the vacation property. The lack of clarity amongst these mandatory costs is disappointing to say the least.

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Massanutten Property Owners Might Have to Pay Special Assessments.

Earlier this year, the Massanutten Property Owners Association was notified by the Great Eastern Resort Management team that weekly intervals would be terminated by the end of 2019. Since the MPOA expects revenue loss, property owners of the small tourist town in Virginia are worried about being forced to cover unpaid special assessments.

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The Timeshare Financial Burden is Causing Buyers to Cancel

For the most part, fractional ownership is one of those major purchase decisions that can be a shot in the dark. Whether potential buyers know nothing about timeshare travel or they are fully aware of the industry’s pitfalls, both are essentially rolling the dice when they don’t thoroughly analyze what they’re signing up for.

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How Timeshare Refinancing Actually Costs Buyers More Money

Most owners are eager to refinance their timeshare because they’ve been battling high interest since making the purchase. Like we’ve mentioned before, timeshare presentations do a great job of misleading potential buyers. Many would have never signed the agreement had the timeshare salesman not told them they could revise their borrowing rate shortly after signing.

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