RCI Class Action Lawsuit, Murillo vs. R.C.I.

RCI weeks members should be aware of developments regarding a possible class action lawsuit that is currently undergoing the class certification discovery process. The lawsuit is related to an alleged practice through which RCI takes out a lot of the gold crown, and highly sought after properties to rent out to the general public for profit, or for use as a fringe benefit for RCI employees and special guests. This skimming of available weeks makes it difficult for RCI timeshare resort weeks members to bank weeks for exchange at other resorts, since the availability pool is severely limited by this... Read the rest of this entry »

Buying a Timeshare Foreclosure – Bargain or Bust?

There is no doubt that you can save thousands of dollars buying foreclosed properties. In most instances, foreclosed properties can be purchased at a public auction for just a fraction of what they are worth. If you are considering timeshare, buying a foreclosed vacation property may sound alluring, but there are many hazards and pitfalls that can make it more of a headache than it is worth.

The first thing you need to consider is - Why is the time share property is facing foreclosure in the first place? Read the rest of this entry »

What Happens if I Stop Paying My Timeshare?

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Timeshare foreclosure and your credit scoreThis question comes up a lot on timeshare forums and blogs, and it can be complicated depending on the exact procedures outlined in your particular contract. There are a few main points that stay the same regardless of whether you have a deeded timeshare or right-to-use, and whether or not you have paid off the entire amount of the timeshare. The following is a description of the steps that will take place if you decide to throw in the towel and... Read the rest of this entry »