Timeshare Maintenance Fees

Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island, BahamasTimeshare ownership requires that yearly maintenance fees be paid by the owners to assure that the resort is kept up to date and well maintained. These fees cover the cost of running the resort, landscaping, physical property maintenance, insurance, utilities, and replacement of fixtures, furniture and appliances. Maintenance fees also cover the costs of special events and entertainment offered by the resort, as well as offsetting the cost of reduced airfare, car rentals and event tickets. How much you will be held responsible for when calculating yearly maintenance fees depends on what type of time share you own.
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Baby Boomers Boosting Timeshare Sales

Walk on the Beach
In the early 2000’s, timeshare began to lose some of the gains in made in the late 1990’s. The 90’s were a great time for timesharing, with resorts seeing increases in profitability and property ownership, and it seemed as though timeshare was finally beginning to emerge from the dark cloud of dishonest salespersons, one-star resorts and false promises that tarnished their reputation during the development boom of the 1980’s. As of 2000, resort occupancies were down and the values for properties, as well as room rates, were on a decline.
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What Makes a Timeshare Different Than a Hotel?


In the past timeshare resorts used to be ultra-exclusive, members-only type establishments for which travelers paid a premium for excellent service and luxurious accommodations. The line between timeshare and hotel has started to blur over the past ten years, and many timeshare resorts now offer rooms by the night or week to non-owners. In fact, a great way to decide whether or not you think purchasing a timeshare at a particular location would be a good choice for you is to reserve a room outside of a timeshare exchange company, instead using a commercial hotel website or calling the resort directly.
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