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We Know Them by Name: Katrina, Sandy, Matthew, Harvey and now Irma

By Shep Altshuler, publisher TimeSharing Today By now, every American has been touched, in some way, by the effects of hurricanes. They imperil lives, property, and businesses. Death and destruction threaten as we watch the most severe storms form, grow, and roll across the national landscape. We also know the international devastation caused in parts […]

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TST Broadcasting: iNews Special Report (CFPB)

Timesharing Today investigative correspondent, Jeff Weir, discusses the CFPB’s ruling banning Mandatory Arbitration Clauses, and how it impacts timeshare buyers and companies. Visit TimeSharing Today at: www.tstodayjoin.com for information.

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Understanding Your Right to Cancel. Timing is Everything!

By Marty Kandel for TimeSharing Today Rescission or cancellation of a timeshare contract is a statutory right in almost every state, but the state where you purchase your timeshare interest is generally the law that applies. The amount of time you must cancel or rescind your contract varies from 3 to 15 days, and averages […]

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Timeshare Developers Upbeat at Annual ARDA World Conference

By Jeff Weir, for TimeSharing Today NEW ORLEANS — At a decidedly upbeat annual conference, US timeshare companies exuded confidence that the long road back from the recession of 2008-2009 is just about complete as sales inch closer to the coveted $10 billion mark in 2017 (not counting resales, which is an indeterminate number). At […]

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Disclosure Bill Benefiting Timeshare Buyers Survives First Hearing… But With Some Scars

By Jeff Weir, for TimeSharing Today CARSON CITY, NV — A new bill that would require developers to provide additional disclosures for timeshare buyers passed its first legislative hurdle in the Nevada Senate March 2. But not without some injuries. As amended by the Judiciary Committee, Senate Bill 195, authored by Sen. Becky Harris (R-Las […]

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Big Transitions Ahead in 2017

Consolidation.  Growth.  Unsolicited calls from travel clubs.  Increasing maintenance fees.  Turbulence in the resale market as older owners drop out.  Plus, big changes in Washington, D.C. (and elsewhere) that could impact the entire timeshare travel universe. With all apologies to the cliché about death and taxes, there are a half-dozen trends, at least, that are […]

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It’s Time To Pay Attention

By Shep Altshuler There are changes in the dynamics taking place in the timeshare industry that can impact hundreds of thousands (perhaps millions) of owners and their resorts. It’s now more important than ever for owners of legacy resorts and their boards of directors to keep a careful eye on what is going on. For […]

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Trolling for Votes and Control

Several developers have adopted deed back programs whereby owners at selected resorts are able to turn back their deeds, sometimes at a cost to the owner. Those developers are also aggressively acquiring defaulted timeshares that are being sold at auction or that can be found online at distress sale prices. The economic motives for this […]

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Couple Sues Gold Key Over Virginia Beach Timeshare Deal

Read the March 11, 2016 The Virginan-Pilot article “Couple claims bait and switch, sues Gold Key to get out of Virginia Beach timeshare deal” by Kimberly Pierceall at http://pilotonline.com/business/consumer/couple-claims-bait-and-switch-sues-gold-key-to-get/article_019cb544-d105-5352-8751-fbd1dc83a5a8.html

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Timeshare Company Accused of Elder Abuse

by Jon Chown, Courthouse News Service, March 10, 2016 VENTURA, Calif. (CN) – An 81-year-old man claims in court that Diamond Resorts International, a timeshare club, defrauded him of $50,000 and keeps trying to get more. Louis Wolff claims Diamond Resorts International Club and six affiliates used high-pressure sales tactics to open credit cards in […]

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