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Underhanded? You Ain’t Seen Underhanded Until Now

I’ve been advising prospective timeshare purchasers for a LONG time on the questions that they need to ask before jumping in. Those questions involve such things as: *  what is the five year history of the annual maintenance fees * 

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Weeks, Points and Remaining Timeshare Inventory

If you’re thinking of purchasing a house in a development, it’s quite simple to figure out how sold out they are, If you’re thinking of purchasing a week-based timeshare, it’s a bit more difficult to figure it out, but it

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What Is ARDA-ROC?

Some timeshare owners are still not familiar with ARDA-ROC and may be unknowingly making voluntary contributions each year through your annual fees accessed by your resort. I’m not here to tell you if you should continue to make contributions or

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A Timeshare Collector Speaks

Here’s a guest blog that you’ll find interesting.  A view from the other side so to speak: http://insidetimeshare.com/timeshare-hoa-collections-agent-shares-experience/ Lisa Ann Schreier, The Timeshare Crusader

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Manhattan Club Update

Important update on the ongoing Manhattan Club issues: In the upcoming hearing on 3/31, Judge Rakower’ Court Room in NYC, the TMC defendants’ motion seeks release of monies from frozen accounts to pay legal fees.  They are also seeking to

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5 Myths About Timeshare

Whether you own a timeshare, are thinking of purchasing a timeshare, used to own timeshare or find yourself in front of a timeshare salesperson, you’re bound to come across some timeshare myths.  Here are the Top 5 I run into: 1) 

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Manhattan Club News

Some of you are aware of the ongoing nasty business at The Manhattan Club. If you’re not, I urge you to do some research; it will serve as a cautionary tale and spur you to pay more attention to what

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Guest Post-Fake News and Timeshare

Today’s Guest Post is from attorney Michael Finn.  As always, respectful comments are welcome. Whatever your political affiliation, you’ve probably heard of – and groaned at – the idea of “fake news.” It was the political buzzword of 2016, and it

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Transparancy and Accountability

I rarely, if ever, reprint a Press Release from a timeshare developer.  This one caught my eye. DRI is now embarking on a new program where transparency and accountability are front and center. Read on: LAS VEGAS, NV (January 24,

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No Real Estate…So Why Closing Costs?

Lately, I’ve reviewed a number of timeshare sales contracts and to my dismay, discovered that developers were charging and consumers were paying “closing costs” when there was no real estate involved. Here is how Wikipedia defines closing costs: Closing costs are

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