Timeshares: The Good and The Bad

No this is not about vitamins. I am just using a site that I already own to talk about timeshares, the good and the bad.

There are good things and bad things about timeshares. So let’s look at the positives and the negatives.

The Good

  1. High quality furnishings.
  2. Location
  3. Flexibility in choosing exchange locations that match your needs and wishes – want a mountainside, lakefront, oceanfront, wilderness, or city? They are all available.
  4. Helps busy people make sure they take holidays.

The Bad

  1. The high cost of buying new from a sales representative of the company.
  2. Exchange fees
  3. RCI annual fee if you want to exchange
  4. RCI exchange fee if you want to exchange
  5. Assessment fees for unpredicted major repairs

Balancing the Good and the Bad

  1. Never buy a new timeshare unit direct from the company or developer
  2. Only buy used timeshare units in a well-maintained resort
  3. Only buy used timeshare units in a highly sought after area that will give you maximum trading power if you want to exchange it – or, for that matter, if you want to occupy it
  4. Only buy used timeshares that have excellent on-site amenities and/or in an area that provides close-by desired activities and amenities.
  5. Never buy a timeshare in the middle of nowhere – it will have minimal trading power and you will have trouble arranging exchanges.


Interested in Some Quality Timeshares at a Realistic Price?

I am selling 4 timeshares at realistic prices that are real bargains. They are all in highly sought after resorts with good exchange trading power, are all well maintained and boast resort and/or local amenities.

The first is a large studio in the highly desired Whistler Village.

The second is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit steps away in Whistler Village.

The third is a magnificent 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo at Snowbird Utah, near Salt Lake City.

The fourth is for folks who love Hawaii. It is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo on the Garden Isle - Kauai - at Princeville.

You can explore each at your leisure. There is lots of useful information.

If you want to explore any or all of them further please contact me at mcroger@shaw.ca