Interval International for Timeshare Owners
May 6, 2017
Organizing your vacations around the world and making them become a reality has never been easier for timeshare owners who are also members of Interval International. Vacationing with Interval International is systemized, effortless and economical, aimed at benefiting greatly its members.
Let’s take a look at who Interval International is and the reasons this exchange company is making a buzz in the timeshare industry.
The Vacation Exchange Company Known as Interval International
Among the best when it comes to timeshare exchange services, Interval International has been organizing accommodations for around 2 million people in 75 countries for a span of more than 4 decades. Being the world’s second biggest exchange network, Interval International has been satisfying members with an array of services making use of 2,800 affiliated resorts and vacation facilities.
From timeshare exchanges, non-owner rentals to swapping vacation points, Interval International is considered a leader in its field. This timeshare exchange company truly promises a dream vacation with world class services and the most elegant places to stay around the world.
A Wide Range of Services
Interval International has been catching the interest of many people for a long time, especially timeshare owners, because of the range of services offered by this international company. Interval International facilitates the swapping of your timeshare week to any of its affiliated resorts or the exchanging of it to points. These points can let you access the finest resorts across the globe by using them like the payment for the rent of your chosen accommodation.
Being a member with Interval International is not complicated, particularly if you are already a timeshare member elsewhere and are looking to swap your timeshare weeks for Interval points. Interval’s points system provides you with greater flexibility about where you stay and for how long. Furthermore, if you don’t use all of your points, you don’t have to lose them because they are carried over to the succeeding years. By accumulating them, you can save towards those special accommodations you didn’t think you could afford, or perhaps even a cruise.
Lastly, take advantage of all the discounts and promos that Interval International offers its members as well as help with flights and car rentals, making costs become more affordable for you.
Deeded and Right to Use Timeshare
January 6, 2015
OK, so you would like to buy a timeshare and that’s why you are here looking for the top tips about timeshare purchases and the differences between deeded and right to use timeshare. Well you have arrived to the perfect blog post to help you get to the bottom of the differences between deeded and right to use vacation products. Here we go:
Deeded Vacation Ownership and Timeshare
Deeded or titled timeshare means that you legally own the fraction of the property in questions. More frequently, this is called fractional ownership, when you own a specific share of a property. Deeded vacation ownership may also refer to full ownership.
In the case of fractional deeded ownership, you will own a portion of the vacation property, usually 1 month or more, and may be divided into one twelfth portions (4 weeks), one eighth (6 weeks) or one quarter (3 months) or more. Deeded ownership means that the purchased share of the property is yours forever and can be left in a will, sold etc. You are responsible for paying for maintenance just like any property.
Often when you purchase deeded ownership, you will be able to vote in certain decisions at the property at large, just like in the case of any homeowners’ association or condominium administration. The benefit of deeded ownership is that you can enjoy any profit that accrues over time on the market value of your shared property, bearing in mind the cost of the property when you bought it.
Right to Use timeshare
Most people are not aware of this category in timeshare, although in most cases, it is the kind of timeshare you will buy from most notable timeshare companies these days, especially if you are purchasing from a vacation club.
Just as the name suggests, right to use timeshare means that you can use the property (whether that be a house, a condominium or a unit at a resort) for the time you purchase (whether that be divided into weeks or allocated on a points system). In the case of right to use timeshare, you do not “own” the property, but you own permission to use that property for a set amount of time each year for a set number of years.
Despite the fact that right to use timeshare means you do not physically own “bricks and mortar,” you can still sell your rights of usage or pass them on as inheritance. Contrary, however, to deeded ownership, the rights will expire after the designated term have come to an end.
Another variation on the the rights to use model, many vacation clubs and timeshare providers now offer members a points scheme to make right to use timeshare ownership easier and more flexible.
The way this works is that you buy a set number of points which you can then exchange for time in a particular unit at a property operated by the timeshare company or vacation club. Likewise, these points can be exchanged easily through international vacation clubs for destinations anywhere around the world. In these case, you do not own the title or deeds to any property, nor fraction, but the right to use one of the properties offered by your timeshare provider.
If you still have more questions about deeded or right to use timeshare, add a comment below.
Villa La Estancia Residences in Nuevo Vallarta
December 10, 2014
Villa La Estancia Residences in Nuevo Vallarta constitute the cream of the crop when it comes to the Villa Group’s accommodations and real estate opportunities. Villa La Estancia has locations in Nuevo Vallarta in Riviera Nayarit and Cabo San Lucas, both of which offer incredible real estate opportunities amidst the year-round sunshine of Mexico!
Here’s a quick summary of the advantages that come with buying a Villa La Estancia property in Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit.
Great Locations and Weather
Villa La Estancia Residences in Nuevo Vallarta all have great beach-front locations and large terraces so that you can take in every sunset like it were part of some fantasy novel. Plus all the Villa La Estancia Residences are located on the grounds of a five star resort and, as such, owners get to enjoy all the benefits that come with first class services, an incredible spa and exceptional resort facilities including gourmet restaurants.
Perhaps the best thing about the location of these residences is the year round good weather that Mexico is pretty much guaranteed.
Feel at Home!
Any owner at Villa La Estancia Residences in Nuevo Vallarta will have the benefit of enjoying all the hotel’s facilities including the pools, restaurants, decks and private access beach! Residents are treated like treasured guests at home among people who know you and your name.
Only the Best of Everything
All Villa La Estancia Residences have the latest creature comforts, gadgets and amenities to makes sure that life at your luxury home away from home in Nuevo Vallarta is as easy as possible. Likewise the design and décor of all residences is of a high-quality and polish; everything is designed to the best possible taste and highest standards.
Affordability and Equity.
While the cost of luxury and exclusivity is never cheap, Villa La Estancia Residences in Nuevo Vallarta are reasonably priced according to local market forces. Add to this the fact that full or fractional ownership allows for the appreciation of equity.
Great transport links.
Your Villa La Estancia home in Nuevo Vallarta is only half an hour from Puerto Vallarta airport, so you don’t need to worry about long journeys and getting up super early to catch a flight to arrive to your residence in paradise before nightfall!
Timeshare, UVCI and Eagle’s Wings
September 9, 2014
What does Timeshare, UVCI and Eagle’s Wings Foundation have in common?
Firstly, UVCI stands for Universal Vacation Club International, which is a mutual benefit company that administers the timeshare membership and maintenance (amongst other services) for Villa Group members who own timeshare units in key destinations in Mexico, such as Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, the Islands of Loreto and Puerto Vallarta. The Eagle’s Wings Foundation is a charity that supports and raises money for projects in the poorest communities in the aforementioned destinations.
Timeshare, UVCI and Eagles’ Wings unite in helping to combat some of the issues that Mexico’s poorest communities face, aiming to “give back” to the communities where timeshare vacationers visit each year. Long standing UVCI board member, Jim McCarthy (RIP) came up with the idea in 1999 to set up a charitable foundation, offering UVCI and Villa Group members the chance to make donations, volunteer and support projects in Mexico that help the poorest people in the places where they vacation.
UVCI and Eagle’s Wings work together on fund raising programs that involve timeshare members, such as a collection box for loose change in each of the Villa Group timeshare resorts, facilitating in kind gifts and other tax deductible donations from UVCI members. UVCI timeshare members can also donate their time to Eagle’s wings by volunteering. Also, all items like beds, mattresses, pillows, toasters, microwaves etc. that are replaced in the Villa del Palmar resorts that are in good condition are sold in an affordable bazaar, whose proceeds go towards Eagle’s Wings grants and projects.
Another way that UVCI supports Eagle’s Wings is by offering administrative services and executive advice. Support is given for strategy planning and other business and legal issues to make sure that Eagle’s Wings can concentrate on delivering grants and aid to projects in Mexico that are most in need.
Villa del Palmar Cancun Timeshare
March 17, 2014
Are you dreaming about regular vacations in Cancun? Then buying a Villa del Palmar Cancun timeshare could be the deal you are dreaming about. Timeshare ownership in Cancun is perfect for those who like to take regular vacation in the sun, experiencing a Caribbean destination that has something new on offer every time you visit. Buying a timeshare in Cancun is not just a cheap way of securing first rate accommodations, it is the perfect opportunity to experience what it is like to own a second home without any of the the limiting responsibilities.
Villa del Palmar Cancun is one the newest timeshare resorts to open in Cancun, located in the exclusive Playa Mujeres neighborhood where you are greeted with soft white sand and billowing palm trees. The timeshare resort is an elegant complex offering five swimming pools and direct beach access to a stunning Caribbean Sea. There are also 4 gourmet restaurants on site as well as a snack restaurant and beach swing bar. Timeshare members at Villa del Palmar Cancun have access to all of the restaurants and can purchase an all inclusive meal plan, if they so wish.
Advantages of Villa del Palmar Cancun Timeshare
The most obvious advantage of becoming a timeshare member at Villa del Palmar Cancun is the high standards and the size of the accommodations that will leave you feeling like you have arrived home to an elegant paradise. One Bedroom suites and larger offer kitchen facilities and dining areas where you can entertain the whole family while smaller studios have a kitchenette. The most breathtaking feature of the Villa del Palmar Cancun timeshare units is the amazing view, with almost 90% of the property boasting an ocean view. The rest of the Villa del Palmar Cancun suites offer stunning garden views, which are ideal for timeshare owners with young families or elderly members.
When you become a timeshare member at Villa del Palmar Cancun, you are able to enjoy all the privileges that the Villagroup offers its members, including exchanges to other destinations in Mexico, such as Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, Loreto and Nuevo Vallarta. All you have to do is use your club points to exchange for other destinations. Likewise your points are accepted by world renowned vacation clubs such as Interval International and RCI.
Members at Villa del Palmar Cancun also enjoy additional benefits such as discounts and special rates for tours and offers in participating restaurants. You can also receive notification of any special offers or deals that you can take advantage in newsletters and email notifications. Villa del Palmar Cancun timeshare members have their own concierge service and check in so that you really feeling like you have arrived home in the Caribbean.
Rent a Timeshare From Owners
March 10, 2014
Direct owner timeshare rentals are becoming more and more popular as people are realizing that it is possible to rent timeshares as well as buy them. Renting a timeshare has many advantages and stands as a great introduction to vacation ownership if you are considering purchasing a timeshare in the future.
Why Rent a Timeshare?
There are a number of advantages to renting a timeshare, most of which relate to the great accommodations you are pretty much guaranteed when your rent from a timeshare owner. Timeshare units are famed for being spacious and much bigger than standard hotel rooms with many units boasting extra sofa beds or murphy beds to extend the maximum occupancy of the suite. As opposed to paying for a hotel room that will have limited space and a limit on the number of people per room, a timeshare provides more opportunity to invite your family and friends to join you.
Another advantage of renting a timeshare is that many have full kitchens and dining areas for you to use, which saves you money on dining in restaurants all the time. In effect, you are renting a home from home and you can benefit from all of those home-like facilities.
Renting a timeshare unit that is located on the grounds of a large resort is also a bonus as you enjoy all the services of the hotel or resort yet retain your own autonomy in your unit. You can access the pools, restaurants and spa facilities like any guest at the hotel yet have the privacy of the timeshare apartment.
Why Rent a Timeshare Direct from the Owner
Renting direct from the owner or RBO (Rent By Owner) is a great way to save money on agency fees. You can sometimes save up to 20%, depending on the commissions earned by rental agents. Likewise, you have direct communication with the owner in case of any queries or questions and usually get a much quicker response about availability and the services included. If you are happy with your rental, it is also much easier to reserve in the future once you have formed a positive relationship with the owner.
What is a Timeshare Attorney?
February 24, 2014
A timeshare attorney is a legal representative who can act on your behalf in a court of law. Unlike a timeshare lawyer, attorneys have the authority to represent you legally in court. A timeshare lawyer on the other hand can only offer you legal advice or guide you through a timeshare contract and so on.
The occasions when you might need a timeshare attorney are few. People who have been involved with a deliberate timeshare scam may call upon the services of an attorney to represent them against a fraudulent company. In these cases a class action suit may be a good idea. In the case of a deliberate scam, you will find there are many others in the same position as you and it may work out in you favor to join together in a class action suit and save on attorney fees. However, always beware of timeshare attorneys who approach you to join a class action against a genuine company, as you are not likely to win and the attorney will simply make a profit out of you.
Other occasions where a timeshare attorney may be necessary is if you have gotten behind on your maintenance fees. If you stop paying your timeshare maintenance fees, you will be vulnerable to a suit against you by the timeshare operator. In those cases you will need to seek legal assistance or pay your fees. It is much easier to pay your fees than contracting an expensive timeshare attorney. You will find that you can come to a payment plan without using a lawyer or an attorney to represent you in court if you speak directly to the timeshare operator.
The other thing to remember is that there are very few attorneys who are dedicated solely to timeshare, therefore, you are best to seek a recommendation from a friend. It is also wise to avoid pop-up adverts on the internet or on timeshare forums promoting timeshare lawyers or attorneys.
Villa del Palmar Resale Scams Uncovered
February 3, 2014
No one wants to be on the receiving end of a scam, and dealing with timeshare resales is a sure way to put yourself at risk of a scam. Over the last few years, resale scams have taken the Internet and timeshare forums by storm, with multiple timeshare resale agents emerging claiming to deal in a lucrative market of timeshare buying and selling.
The first thing to remember about timeshare in general is that it is not an investment like stocks and shares – your investment is not going to make you big returns unless you are lucky enough to keep your timeshare rented throughout the length of your contract – and even in those cases you are not going to get rich overnight. Therefore, anyone claiming to resell your Villa del Palmar timeshare for a price that is too good to be true usually has a catch up their sleeve, like an introduction fee or surveyors charges.
Villa del Palmar resale scammers do not always wait for you to contact them through their adverts on timeshare forums and complaint boards, the big scams target happy timeshare owners too. Often, Villa del Palmar owners who have no intention of selling their timeshare are manipulated into selling their timeshare after receiving a phone call or letter claiming to have an interested party in buying their Villa del Palmar timeshare for a great price. The mild scams will just charge an introduction fee and then disappear, while the bigger scammers can even leave you high and dry with no timeshare to call your own.
In almost all cases, if you really want to sell your Villa del Palmar timeshare and cannot rent it to friends and family, you would be best to look privately for a buyer. In the case that this is not possible, do some good research into reputable agents that only charge commission on the sale and no upfront fees.
The world of timeshare resale is like a mine-field, so beware the scams!
VILLA DEL PALMAR SCAMS
Top 10 Benefits of Timeshare Ownership
October 19, 2013
There is so much misleading information on the Internet about timeshare ownership that it is easy to disregard them as a scam. However, when you take time to look at some of the many advantages of owning a timeshare, it is clear that they are a viable alternative to paying the high prices of hotel rooms or other vacation rentals.
Often a timeshare presentation can put people off buying fractional ownership properties as they need more time to think. If that is your case, then take a look at the benefits below to see if timeshare could be for you.
Top 10 Benefits of Timeshare Ownership:
- You get to own a luxury property at a much lower cost than full ownership.
- Timeshare units are much bigger than standard hotel rooms and have kitchens in addition to access to all the resort facilities that a hotel offers.
- You are encouraged to take regular vacations. You have already paid for your accommodation in advance so you are motivated to make the most of your money.
- Guaranteed reservations at top vacation destinations during your allocated weeks.
- The cost of your future vacations are effectively frozen at today’s prices.
- Vacation clubs allow for total flexibility of dates and locations worldwide.
- You can lend or rent your timeshare if you cannot use it for some reason.
- You can upgrade your property as your personal economy grows.
- By returning to the same place, you build up a community at the resort and can make some great friendships.
- It is possible to sell your timeshare or leave it to someone in a will.