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ROFR: What Does it Mean for Timeshare Resale?

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Right of First Refusal—it may be a term you’ve heard in certain circles since buying your timeshare, though maybe you didn’t pay it much mind. It’s a term that doesn’t particularly affect the quality of your vacation ownership as much as it controls the natural lifecycle of your contract. If you’ve been thinking about selling your timeshare, odds are you’ve come across ROFR and have been perusing your contract to see if it applies to you.

If you’re not sure, here’s what ROFR means in a nutshell—the company with which you purchased your deeded real estate interest retains the right to intervene in any timeshare resale transaction and act as the buyer. More simply, ROFR gives timeshare brands the right to buy back the contract they sold to you originally. Certain timeshare ownership brands will enact this clause into their ownership contracts to ensure their properties are being resold at a fair price.

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2018 Timeshare Maintenance Fees: Marriott Vacation Club

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This time of year is always a time of decision for many vacation ownership enthusiasts, as timeshare maintenance fees are coming due. While some people enjoy the perks and privileges that timeshares allow, many other find themselves taking their fees into consideration and wondering whether or not it’s time to move on. After a 2017 that was rife with damaging storms and natural disasters in many popular vacation destinations, the prospect of rising dues became a legitimate concern to have.

Marriott Vacation Club is one of the biggest and most popular timeshare programs in the market. With thousands of owners at a vast catalogue of resorts, there are many out there looking to find more details about their impending maintenance fees and what they mean for continued ownership.

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Best Vacation Clubs to Join in 2017

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Over the past few decades, the timeshare industry has evolved into a multi-faceted, consumer-focused product that offers much more than just a week per year at your favorite resort. Many brands maintain vacation clubs that serve to maximize the overall travel experience of their members. You won’t only get great ownership accommodations in any given destination—you could also enjoy benefits like extra rewards and free timeshare exchange, as well as discounts on airfare, travel, and admission to area attractions. Vacation clubs have truly transformed the travel experience.

However, which club is the best of the best? Certain clubs are more appealing to different types of travelers, and if you’re a prospective timeshare owner, you’ll want to know which one is best for you. We’ve put together this list of the five best vacation clubs to join up with in 2017 to help you decide!

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Marriott Resorts Split Into New Brand Categories

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Following the massive merger with Starwood that was officially finalized earlier in 2016, Marriott has reorganized its brands into two distinct categories. For Marriott Vacation Club owners, the change is of little significance. Prospective owners, however, will want to get acquainted with the all-new Classic and Distinctive categories.

The addition of the former Starwood brands—including Sheraton, Westin, and St. Regis—has resulted in Marriott being the owner of 30 different brands, prompting the hotelier to reorganize their catalogue. The new categories serve to simplify the guest experience and give prospective guests and timeshare owners an immediate idea of what each property offers.

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2017 Maintenance Fees: Are They Increasing at Your Resort?

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Each year, maintenance fees are billed to timeshare owners around the world, usually in the month of January. With the new year approaching in just a few weeks, many bills for 2017 maintenance fees will be approaching as well. Seasoned timeshare owners will likely already know what this means—an increase in the yearly costs paid by owners to cover updates or renovations at their resort, as well as operations and taxes. However, some owners may find the results of their 2017 surprising due to hurricanes and other significant events. We’ve got all the information you need to know on timeshare annual dues for 2017 right here at SellMyTimeshareNow.com.

Major Brand Timeshare Maintenance Fees

Owners at resorts belonging to famous brands like Disney, Marriott, Hilton, Wyndham, and others can generally expect an increase of several percentage points for their fees and dues next year. While specific fees typically differ by individual resort, timeshare owners at the brands below can expect the following:

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