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Your rights as a timeshare owner

One of the biggest complaints that we hear from our clients is the rate by which their annual dues seem to escalate with each passing year. Worse yet, there is no apparent justification given for these increases. Let’s do some basic math. An average resort may have

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Timeshare Nightmare (cont’d)

Guy was a lowly stock boy living in Chicago. He had always wanted to vacation in Florida, especially one December when it was oh so cold. He also wanted to impress Veronica, his girlfriend. He saw an ad offering half-priced hotel tickets. He noticed an asterisk, though,

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How to Cancel a Timeshare

How to Cancel a Timeshare This is, after all, the $64,000 question – the essence of what this office is all about. These steps are not the ‘proprietary’ version, but a generic rendition of what can be done in the interest of extricating you from a difficult

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Who buys a timeshare?

Who buys timeshares? In our law practice assisting aggrieved timeshare owners, we see all kinds of clients from every walk of life. Among people who have contacted us seeking relief are doctors, lawyers, politicians, engineers, scientists, and even a news anchorman. On the other hand, there is

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Timeshare Accounting Irregularities

Timeshare Accounting irregularities Recently we had occasion to request an accounting statement to justify the assessment of annual maintenance dues for a large timeshare developer. What we found out was interesting. This developer was able to justify, at least on paper, the assessment of annual dues equating

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Timeshare Psychology

Timeshare Psychology Why do smart people sometimes do stupid things? We often have intelligent, educated people approach us to help with their timeshare situation(s), with recriminations like “I can’t believe that I actually fell for this”. These include doctors, lawyers, politicians, and clergymen, among other very accomplished

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The Essence of a Timeshare

The Essence of a Timeshare What is a timeshare, really? No doubt, your timeshare developer sold it to you as a real estate ‘investment’. Chances are good you were told that it would appreciate in value, that there were other investors ‘waiting in the wings’ to jump

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Timeshare Grievances – The Classic Case

Timeshare Grievances – The Classic Case If there is a classic scenario reflecting the essence of timeshare grievances, this might be it: You respond to an add online touting a discounted cruise. You cruise with your wife, with the understanding that you’ll have to sit through some

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Timeshare Bait and Switch

Timeshare Bait and Switch During a typical timeshare sale, promises are made during the process verbally and in glossy literature touting the opulent surroundings and accommodations in exotic locations throughout the world. However, when you finally book and travel to whatever site may be available – if

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Timeshare Market – Secondary Scams

Timeshare Market – Secondary Scams Chances are good that during the sales pitch leading up to your timeshare purchase, you were promised that you were making a real estate ‘investment’, that there exists a substantial secondary market for timeshare resales, that your timeshare would appreciate in value,

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