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Tired of paying retail for a vacation rental?

Acquainting yourself with the world of "time-share resale" will be worthwhile (and may result in "bragging rights" who doesn't relish getting a deal for 50 cents on the dollar or better!).

What's the difference between time-shares and fractionals? With time-shares, you buy time on a property; with fractionals, you receive time AND equity.

That said, becoming savvy about time-shares before "trading" or "buying" will pay off. There's plenty to learn and there are tips you'll be glad to collect. Here's one mentioned in a Newsweek (January 20, 2003) article: "Call the resort to be sure the person selling the time-share really is the owner."

To start educating yourself about time-shares, click: timeshare resources

P.S. Here's a "secret" to check out

Developers of high end time-shares, or "residence clubs," will usually rent out their unsold units like regular hotel rooms. This means you get access to luxury without an upfront outlay of several hundred thousand dollars. (Did we mention the pleasure won't be cheap?)

Here is a sampling of time-share resorts renting rooms by the night:

Ritz-Carlton
Four Seasons
Abercrombie & Kent Concerge Villas
The Phillips Club





Timeshare User's Group Interested in:

Buying & selling time-shares?

Renting time-shares?

Exchanging time-shares?

Gaining info on clubs & multi-resorts?

Join TUG for only $15. Membership is available to anyone who owns or is thinking of purchasing a time-share resort unit.

Take advantage of members' experiences and learn which resorts to buy and how much to pay.






RedWeek created in 2002, is an online marketplace that offers time-share resort condominiums for rent and purchase, many posted directly by owners.




Vacation Resellers brings buyers, renters and owners together.





eBay SoloTravelPortal.com did a search for "time-share" on October 4, 2005. We received 81 items, including:

Cabo San Lucas Time-share Rental 11/13/04 to 11/20/04 $400

Bellair Beach Club Florida Vacation Time-Share Week $100

Two week time-share Spain (sleeps six) $5,000






Resort Condominiums International a "trading exchange."






Interval World a "trading exchange."





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