Are timeshares really worth it?
In our world today there is the constant, non-stop chatter about timeshares. Many people are approached by timeshare sales representatives who propose a wonderful, perpetual, vacation program. These salespeople state how good it would be to visit your dream vacation every year and when boredom sets in, you can simply switch to a timeshare resort elsewhere. All of this they say without telling you the price.
Is the price not important to you?
Let us do a little break down of timeshares. You purchase a property which you cannot exactly call your own for an average price of $19,000 (which is a lot of hard earned money!) for a week every year. You then pay the developer a maintenance fee of $800-$1000 every year (the average price) for the same property which would be used only one week out of the whole year. How does this even make any sense? You literally pay twice for the timeshare every year. The sad part about this is whether or not the timeshare is used you have to pay for it. Where is the sense in that?
Timeshares are ridiculously expensive. Real-estate lawyers or property lawyers would not advise you to get a timeshare as it is a total rip-off. You spend so much and yet you don’t really get the value for all the money that you put into the purchase. Remember, you only purchased it for a limited period of time so the place is not really yours, to begin with. Worse, they make you pass it on to your children so it becomes a liability to them as well. Why make your vacation become a liability to you? Vacations ought to be fun and relaxing, it’s supposed to help you get away from all the money worries and not take you right to the heart of it.
If you still think timeshares are worth it, that’s not a problem. We just hope you also think about why so many people get scammed while trying to get rid of their timeshare, or why someone would sell a timeshare which was originally worth $120,000 for as little as $1.00! Still does not make sense? It’s simple. Timeshare owners are desperate to leave. It’s pretty certain they were once as confident as you are right now. These shareowners thought that timeshares were really worth it, and when they got into the money pit called timeshares, they wanted to run out of it faster than they got in. If timeshare owners who are already in the mix are extremely desperate to get out, then, that should say a lot to any prospective buyer. Why would I want to get into something that thousands of other people are trying their very best to run out of?
Only a tiny percentage of timeshare owners actually maximize the use of their timeshares. This is probably because they have good background knowledge of a timeshare and know exactly how it works or they are just great negotiators. The honest truth is this: if you think you can afford a timeshare, you probably can’t. Even if you know you can afford it comfortably for the next 10 years, that assumes your current finances will not change in the future, it is still not worth it. If you can’t tell the future, then you simply should not purchase a timeshare.
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