Timeshare Tip – Rent Before You Own

So you've done your research regarding timeshares.  You know that you can save money buying on the resale market instead of purchasing directly from a developer.  You have spent hours perusing timesharing forums and websites.  You are well-versed on the difference between points vs. weeks, and your friends have even started emailing you regarding their timesharing questions.  But before you take the plunge into timeshare ownership there is one more step I encourage you to take - try before you buy.Unbeknownst to most people,... Read the rest of this entry »

Luxury RCI Timesharing – The Registry Collection

Fractional ownership and destination clubs through RCILuxurious travel is not always synonymous with timeshare. RCI is hoping to change that association with their newest exchange program, The Registry Collection. Catered to the "money is no object" crowd, The Registry Collection is the world's largest high-end timesharing option. This exclusive time share club provides its members access to a network including some of the world's most exclusive, luxury destinations. The Registry Collection is administered through RCI and offers various accommodation options to members including condos, hotels,... Read the rest of this entry »

Timesharing and the Economy – The Good and The Bad

It is no surprise that the depressed economy has started to effect the timeshare market.  Vacations are often among the first expenses to go in a climate of instability.  While it is still too early to tell what time share owners can expect from this most recent economic downturn, we can look at the positive and negative effects it could have on owners, and what you can do to prepare and/or take advantage of the present economic climate.

The Good - Who Prospers?

First, the good news.  If you are interested in purchasing timeshare, there are a lot of... Read the rest of this entry »