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Cost of a timeshare: financial adviser writing on a paper while holding a calculator

Adding Up the Actual Cost of a Timeshare

Adding Up the Actual Cost of a Timeshare The idea of vacation ownership has been rooted in the idea that, if you’re taking annual vacations (or even more frequent trips), it can make more sense financially to own a functional real estate interest or timeshare. After all, the old thinking

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How to legally get out of a timeshare: stressed entrepreneur holding her credit card

How to Legally Get Out of a Timeshare: 3 Methods

How to Legally Get Out of a Timeshare: 3 Methods If getting out of ownership was easy, timeshares wouldn’t be the multibillion-dollar industry that they are. When you sign a contract during the timeshare sales process, you are agreeing to a lifetime of paying expensive maintenance fees to your timeshare

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HGV Max vs HGVC: portrait of a huge land area

HGV Max vs. HGVC: Is It Just More of the Same?

HGV Max vs. HGVC: Is It Just More of the Same? If you are a Hilton Grand Vacations Club (HGVC) owner, you may be a bit confused about Hilton’s latest timeshare offering: Hilton Grand Vacations Max (HGV Max). After all, they are both Hilton Grand Vacations timeshares, and the name

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HGV Max vs Diamond: couple signing a contract

HGV Max vs. Diamond: Should You Upgrade Your Membership?

HGV Max vs. Diamond: Should You Upgrade Your Membership? Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV) is certainly well-known within the timeshare industry. Separate from the Hilton Hotels Company, Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. is a high-end provider of timeshares. From Mexico to Scottsdale to Hawaii, the company boasts a wide range of domestic

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Timeshare fraud: woman holding a document while doubting the man who's talking to her

How to Recognize the Many Faces of Timeshare Fraud

How to Recognize the Many Faces of Timeshare Fraud Many types of companies regularly show up on fraud reports. Debt collectors, bad investments, and phony cash prize scams have been around for decades. Another industry that often shows up in annual fraud statistics is timeshares.    According to the Federal

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Is there a timeshare exit that isn't a scam: manager bribing her employee with money

Is There a Timeshare Exit That Isn’t a Scam?

Is There a Timeshare Exit That Isn’t a Scam? Plenty of us are aware that many of the timeshare developers in the industry are scammers. But is there a timeshare exit that isn’t a scam?    We’d all like to think that timeshare exit companies exist to fight back against

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Cancel timeshare contract: woman happily tearing a contract

How to Cancel Timeshare Contracts and Other Ways to Get Out

How to Cancel Timeshare Contracts and Other Ways to Get Out Almost everyone who has ever owned a timeshare has found that it costs way more money than the salespeople said at their pushy, aggressive sales presentation. Between ever-increasing annual maintenance fees, special assessments for repairs and improvements, and various

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Is a timeshare considered real estate: client talking to a real estate agent

FAQ: Is a Timeshare Considered Real Estate?

FAQ: Is a Timeshare Considered Real Estate? Though the term gets thrown around a lot, “timeshare” can be challenging to understand. Unlike the legal concept of real estate/real property, which has existed for centuries, the timeshare is a fairly new phenomenon. According to historical accounts, it only came into being

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Can You File a Class Action Lawsuit Against Timeshare Companies?

Can You File a Class Action Lawsuit Against Timeshare Companies? Perhaps you first jumped into vacation ownership because the timeshare salespeople painted a beautiful picture of spa-like settings and care-free travel. Or maybe you attended a timeshare sales presentation that felt like it would never end, and you eventually caved

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