BROKER’S PICK: Which resorts to buy resale in 2023

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Saratoga Springs

We’ve just posted an updated price list for DVC direct buys (as of 12/5/22) and a comparison with average resale prices over the last three months. After looking over the price differences, what is the best resort to buy resale in 2023? Here are my TOP THREE picks: #3 – Saratoga Springs  You really can’t go wrong with Saratoga Springs. … Read More

How Much Does DVC Cost? Updated Prices for 2023

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Animal Kingdom Lodge

Looking to join the Disney Vacation Club but wondering how much it costs? Look no further! If you’re looking at buying points with DVC its good to know what the options are and how much per point you’ll be spending if you choose to purchase direct from Disney, the developer. Purchase prices vary by resort, starting at $150 per point … Read More

2023 Disney Vacation Club Annual Dues

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DVC Bay Lake Tower

The 2023 Budgets were calculated based on the Association’s 2020 fiscal year operating experience and anticipated or known changes in costs for 2023. The Annual Dues for the year January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023 are comprised of the estimated Annual Operating Budget, the estimated Annual Capital Reserves Budget, and the estimated ad valorem taxes. The budgets will be … Read More

DVC Buyers: Take $100 off Closing Costs

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Now through December 31st, receive $100 off CLOSING COSTS!* That’s right! Simply sign a contract to purchase between now and Dec 31st and Garden Views Realty will issue you a $100 credit at closing to put towards your closing costs. Plus, save an additional $25 on closing costs with Jeffrey Sweet, Attorney’s Office! As a thank you for your business, … Read More

First Quarter – ROFR & Resale Report 2022

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Jan March ROFR

This article contains our First Quarter DVC resale market report for 2022. This will include Right of First Refusal (ROFR) and average sale prices from offers that were accepted and sent to ROFR during the months of January, February, and March 2022. Garden Views Realty (ResalesDVC) sold close to 28,000 DVC points this quarter. That’s an increase of 55% from … Read More

Merchandise for EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival 2022

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Here’s a look at some of the 2022 International Flower and Garden Festival merchandise found at Port of Entry in EPCOT. Lots of fun fashion and cute merchandise. Theming includes, but is not limited to: “Grow Happiness”, “Grow Green”, Spike the Bee, and of course the adorable Original Florida Orange Bird. “Grow Happiness” large mug/utensil holder and Mickey water bottle. … Read More

Eating EPCOT: International Festival of the Arts

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Everyone loves a good EPCOT festival. What’s a good festival without the food? We stopped at three quick service locations during a short visit to the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts. PopEats! was by far our favorite. Here’s a review of our tastings. Pop Eats! Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese: A simple grilled cheese sandwich made with buttery Texas … Read More

Sweet Treats for Disney’s Most Magical Anniversary Celebration

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Aside from the new golden statues and the fancy light displays on each theme parks’ featured attraction, my excitement lies mostly with the new dessert items offered through Walt Disney World during this “Magical Celebration.” Here are my reviews of the sweet treats I’ve sampled so far for Disney’s 50th Anniversary. Some are a hit, some are a miss. Glimmer … Read More

4TH QUARTER – DVC RESALE AND ROFR REPORT

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This article contains our Fourth Quarter DVC resale report which includes Right of First Refusal (ROFR) and average sale prices from offers that were accepted and sent to ROFR during the months of October, November, and December 2021. Average sale prices continued in an upward trend for most resorts as Disney continues to exercise their Right of First Refusal at … Read More

DVC Leaves RCI for Interval International

Kristen TutasDisney Vacation Club, RCI, Vacation Planning Tips

interval international

Exchange Network Update Disney Vacation Club is leaving RCI and joining Interval International (know as “II”) as their new exchange provider beginning January 1, 2022. External exchanges through RCI® will end December 31, 2021. All confirmed exchange reservations and deposits made with RCI® through December 31, 2021 will be honored until December 31, 2023.  Below is a copy of the email … Read More