Aulani Owners: HARPTA increases to 7.25%

Kristen TutasAulani Resort & Spa, DVC Resales, Selling DVC

Disney's Aulani Resort DVC

The Hawaiʻi Real Property Tax Act, also known as “HARPTA,” is a withholding tax on sales of Hawaiʻi real property by non-resident persons. For DVC owners, if you own points at Aulani and are not a Hawai’i resident, you are subject to taxation when you go to sell your ownership. Per the State of Hawaiʻi’s Department of Taxation: “Hawaiʻi residents … Read More

How to Rent Points as a DVC Resale Owner

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Magic Kingdom Fireworks

“Welcome Home!”  Hearing this greeting when you arrive for your Disney resort stay is like sweet music to the ears; it helps create a direct connection between your family and all of the magic that Disney has to offer. Choosing to purchase a Disney Vacation Club resale contract strengthens this connection. It allows for endless smiles and countless memories made over … Read More

How to Make the Most out of a Small DVC Contract

David MumpowerDVC Resales, Vacation Planning TipsLeave a Comment

One of the most important aspects of the Disney Vacation Club (DVC) is that its pricing is elastic. No matter your budget, you can find a resales contract that will suit your family’s needs. As you plan your purchase, however, you might wonder exactly what you’ll get for your money. It’s an understandable concern. Over a series of articles, we’ll … Read More

Celebrating Grandma Jaki’s 85th Birthday

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Join us in celebrating “Grandma” Jaki’s 85th birthday   Today we celebrate the 85th birthday of the “matriarch” of ResalesDVC, “Grandma” Jaki. Jaki is an original co-founder of Garden Views Realty, Inc and has been instrumental in the success of ResalesDVC for over 20 years. And like a fine bottle of wine, she only gets better with age! We, the … Read More

AUG 2018: DVC Resale & ROFR Data

Kristen TutasBuying DVC, DVC Resales, DVC ROFR Data, Selling DVC

Below is our Disney Vacation Club Right of First Refusal (ROFR) and resale data from offers that were accepted and sent to ROFR during the month of August. So far, only two contracts have been exercised for August. We will continue to update the data below as more ROFR decisions come in for these sales. It typically takes 30 days to hear from … Read More

6 Reasons to Love Saratoga Springs

Leah AlthiserBuying DVC, Disney Vacation Club, DVC Resort Reviews, Vacation Planning Tips, Walt Disney World

I recently spent two nights at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa and I think that if you haven’t stayed here before (or not for a while) you are missing out on a wonderful DVC experience! Here are six reasons I think you will love Saratoga Springs. 1) The Relaxing Atmosphere Saratoga Springs is themed around a town by the … Read More

How To Decide Which DVC Resort Is Best For You

David MumpowerBuying DVC, Disney Vacation Club, DVC Resales, Vacation Planning Tips

You’re ready to buy into the Disney Vacation Club (DVC). You just have a few questions, and all of them involve the same concern. You want to get your DVC membership at the perfect resort, a place where your family will hear those glorious words, “Welcome home!”, for decades to come. It’s a big choice that will impact your family … Read More

wine down at wine bar george

Blaine HelmickBay Lake Tower, Dining Reviews, Disney Vacation Club, Vacation Planning Tips

wine bar george

DVC Takes their Beverage Series up a Notch Last year DVC introduced their “Beverage Tasting Series” at Bay Lake Tower’s Top of the World Lounge. These sessions, moderately priced at just $40, brought DVC members together for tasting and education in wine, beer, and spirits. In May of this year, they expanded this series of classes to Reunion Station at … Read More

JULY ’18 ROFR & DVC Resale Data

Kristen TutasDisney Vacation Club, DVC Resales, DVC ROFR Data

Here is the DVC Right of First Refusal (ROFR) and resale data from offers that were accepted and sent to ROFR during the month of July. So far, four contracts have been exercised bringing the yearly total up to 46 contracts. We will continue to update the data below as more ROFR decisions come in for these sales. It typically takes 30 … Read More