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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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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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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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The “Myth” of a Timeshare Repurchase Program

Lots of discussion lately about various timeshare repurchase programs. Today we are reprinting a piece that discusses the one offered by Club Intrawest/Embarc.  Read it.  It has implications for ALL timeshare owners. As Club Intrawest/Embarc members grow older and their

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Full Bundle of Rights? Not So Fast.

It seem every day another timeshare developer puts restrictions on anyone who purchases their timeshare on the secondary market. I’m not talking about the awful transfer companies that “own” the timeshare in name only and have no intention of using

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All That Matters To Your Customer-By Dave Thackeray

I cannot begin to describe how great this post is.  From my wise friend, Dave. I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately. Perk of a bank holiday weekend. I enjoyed a long-anticipated epiphany at the pages of a Harvard

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Things to Know Before Buying a Timeshare

Delighted that the good people at the Finn Law Group used my points to illustrate the need for consumers to ask questions…pertinent questions…before buying a timeshare.WAY too much emphasis is placed on nice beds, good views, full or partial kitchens

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Timeshare Trial Program…A Taste of What?

Think back to the last timeshare sales pitch you went to.  If you said no…well, after the third or fourth time you said no, chances are someone tried to sell you on a trial program.These trial programs vary from resort

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Guest Blogger Steve Burton Reviews Hilton Grand Vacation Club in NYC

  My partner and I visited this timeshare property in the first week of May and sadly we were unlucky with the weather as the daily highs were in the low fifties which was about fifteen degrees below the usual

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Why Did You Buy A Timeshare?

The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) conducted a survey of 1,722 timeshare owners asking for “Reasons For Buying Timeshares”.  The results surprised me: [] Save money on future vacations 44% [] Resort location 43% [] Flexible locations, unit types, times

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