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travelwishtv**** If you are going into a Timeshare pitch, make sure you have done your homework. You'll need to be prepared and educated in order to make an informed decision. Take a look at what the average Timeshare purchase price was for the last year in order to decide if the one you are considering is a good value. Also, make sure you are aware of the location of the timeshare... location is one of the keys in determining a Timeshare's value. Make sure it's near a beach if you are purchasing something in Hawaii, and not behind the hospital in a bad part of town. And take a look at your vacation expenses for the last few years and weigh them against what you will be spending on the timeshare purchase... will you be saving money or averaging more to buy a timeshare? You need to answer all these questions if you are going to make a good decision about timeshares.
24 Jun 2008
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travelwishtv**** Sometimes you will go to a timeshare sales pitch and the salespeople and sales manager will try their best to pressure you into making a purchase you are not sure about. Do not get backed into a corner by high pressure salespeople. If they are applying heavy pressure, it's often because they are trying to get you to purchase a bad product or because they are not good at their job. Either way, these people only have a sale on their mind, and they are not worried about you and your future vacations. If you feel overly pressured by a salesperson, walk away and say no. You have no obligation to purchase from them, especially if they are being aggressive to the point of obnoxiousness. You need a clear head when you are making a major purchase like a timeshare, and high pressure salespeople will not help you achieve that. And don't worry, there are plenty of nice timeshare salespeople who won't try to pressure you into a decision you don't want to make.
24 Jun 2008
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travelwishtv**** Timeshare salespeople can sometimes be aggressive when they are trying to get you to make a purchase, so you need to be wary when they try to sell you their good. Words to redflag in a sales pitch are “free,” “perfect,” “always,” and “never.” Because one thing we know about life is that nothing is free, perfect, or guaranteed. Any time a salesperson's pitch sounds too good to be true, that mans it probably is just that... too good to be true. They are probably trying to upsell their product, and you need to be wary when they start using buzzwords. Ask questions and make sure you don't fall for the hype!
24 Jun 2008
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travelwishtv**** One of the costs you have to consider when buying a Timeshare is the yearly maintenance fee you will have to pay on the property you choose. The cost of the operation of the property is split among the Timeshare owners, and this makes up most of your fee. But there are also non recurring costs, like furniture and appliances that go into your maintenance fee as well. A larger fee can be assessed to pay for expenses that were not expected or planned for, such as severe storm or Earthquake damage. Depending on the property, your Maintenance fee will usually be somewhere in the range of 200 to 1,000 dollars a year. And remember, you have to pay the fee on your Timeshare every year you own the Timeshare... even if you do not visit it one particular year, you are still responsible for paying the maintenance fee. Make sure you know what your yearly maintenance fee will be before you buy a Timeshare so you are not stuck with a bigger bill than you originally expected. It's a pain, but it's just something you will have to deal with when you pick your Timeshare.
24 Jun 2008
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travelwishtv**** One of the dangling carrots that Timeshare companies often use to get people to consider purchasing a timeshare is to offer heavily discounted or even free hotel rooms, theme park tickets, dinners, and other goodies in exchange for spending a few hours listening to their sales pitch. If you take the bait, don't go in with a closed mind thinking there is no way you will be purchasing a timeshare... if you go in with an open mind, you might actually learn something and realize timeshares are right for you. The companies know a majority of the people in their pitch meeting are just taking goodies without the intent of buying, but if you listen to what the salespeople have to say, you might surprise yourself. Just go in with an open mind and think about it. And if you don't want a timeshare at the end of the meeting, don't sweat it. Just go enjoy your discount or free gift, courtesy of the timeshare company.
24 Jun 2008
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travelwishtv**** One great way to save money when purchasing a Timeshare is to become the second onwer of a previously used Timeshare. Like everything, a used Timeshare devalues over time, so you can end up getting a great deal on a Timeshare in a high demand area. A property that would have cost 20,000 dollars ten years before could be as affordable as 6,000 dollars today, even in high demand areas like Miami, Orlando, or Las Vegas. So the reason that you should never think of a Timeshare as a real estate investment is the same reason you can end up saving a lot of money on a previously used Timeshare. So take a look into the secondary market, because you might end up saving some real money for your Timeshare purchase. But there are some drawbacks to be careful of when buying a second hand Timeshare... and I'll tell you all about them, next time on TravelWishTV.Com.
24 Jun 2008
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travelwishtv**** You can save a ton of money by purchasing a used Timeshare, but before you purchase second hand, there are a few things you need to watch out for first. Sometimes buying used means you will miss out on brand name perks associated with buying the Timeshare new, like using the Timeshare at brand hotels and getting loyalty points for using your Timeshare. But the most important thing to concern yourself with is making sure you don't inherit the original owner's debt when you purchase the used Timeshare. A great deal that looked like it was saving you money may end up costing you if the original owner has failed to pay his taxes and other fees on the property. Make sure you use a local real estate agent in the area you are purchasing the Timeshare, and look up the seller of the Timeshare in the better business bureau database to see if there have been any problems with them in the past. Buying a previously used Timeshare can be a great deal that will save you a lot of money... just make sure you proceed with caution and don't end up getting screwed.
24 Jun 2008
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travelwishtv**** We're talking Timeshares, and if you are weighing the idea of purchasing one, you might be wondering if it's a good financial investment that might net you a profit in the future. Do not think of a Timeshare in this way... this is not the way Timeshares work. Don't think of a timeshare as a financial investment... think of it as an investment in your lifestyle and future vacations over the years. And if you do sell your timeshare ten years down the road for less than you purchased it for, that's not a loss... because you wouldn't have gotten any money back from ten years of paying for hotels or motels, so you're still coming out ahead in the end.
24 Jun 2008
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travelwishtv**** o you want to purchase a Timeshare, but you're not sure which location to pick. There are a few factors to consider when making your Timeshare purchase. The first thing to ask yourself is, will you be visiting the property you choose often or do you want to choose a property that will get you maximum trade value so you can go to different vacation spots every year. If you are planning on sticking to the same vacation destination often, then pick a property there, where you want to be. It's your favorite vacation spot, so get a property there, and you'll be happy. But if you want to trade for different properties and destinations a lot, then picking your personal favorite location might be what everyone else wants... and it might make it harder to trade. If you want to play the Timeshare trading game, then the best thing to do is to pick a property that is always in high demand. Hawaii, Coastal California, Miami, Orlando, and Las Vegas are perpetually popular vacation spots that will get you the most trade value.
24 Jun 2008
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travelwishtv**** On this edition, we're gonna talk Timeshares. And we'll start with the basics. A Timeshare is a system in which people who cannot afford a second home can own a piece of a vacation home for themselves. It is a vacation home in which the purchase price is shared among a large group of people. When you purchase a Timeshare, you will be purchasing units of time to spend in the vacation home that come in one week intervals over the 52 week year. The more weeks you want to spend at your timeshare, the more you will have to spend. The vacation home you purchase can be as simple as a small hotel room, a cabin in the woods, or even an RV, and it can even be as big as a castle... if you've always wanted to be a king or queen for a week or so out of the year. A Timeshare can be split among up to 51 different owners purchasing a week at their Timeshare each, leaving one week out of the year for repairs or maintenance. If you own a timeshare with 51 other owners, you own 1/51 of the unit... you are not renting, you own it at that share. Each owner of a timeshare is entitled to full rights of ownership of the share or shares that they purchase. And that's the basic idea ...
24 Jun 2008
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travelwishtv**** You really want to make that timeshare purchase but still have a few nagging doubts? Here's a couple important things to consider that might help you decided to go for it. First of all, realize that you are not going to save any money in the short term. A timeshare purchase is about the longterm gain, and focusing on the short term is not what timeshares are about... but over the years, if you use the timeshare a good amount, you will start saving some money. And when you do start comparing numbers and value for your purchase, don't just think of it in simple terms. Sure, you might save money if you go on a vacation in Hawaii for the next ten years in a standard hotel room... but if you go with the timeshare route and have a whole house on the beach, it might cost a little more, but you will have vacations you will never forget for that decade. Who remembers the hotel rooms they stay in? So really think about what's important to you in these equations when making a timeshare purchase.
24 Jun 2008
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