Disney Considering A Nightly Resort Fee

Kristen TutasDisney Vacation Club, Walt Disney World

DVC Beach Club

According to a recent Walt Disney World survey sent out to previous guests, Disney is looking at adding a nightly resort fee to its hotels. Many hotels already require a nightly resort fee, and the new survey suggests Disney is looking to follow the trend. The survey mentions a $15 per night resort fee to cover the cost of Disney’s Magical Express, MagicBands, FastPass+ … Read More

2015 DVC ROFR Data

Kinn TutasBuying DVC, DVC Resales, DVC ROFR Data, Selling DVC

Disney’s Right of First Refusal (ROFR) is in place to protect the value of ownership by not allowing their product to be sold below “fair market.” Although price is an important factor in Disney’s decision making, there are other factors that are not made public and we never know for sure why one contract is chosen over another. We strive … Read More

New Stores Announced for Disney Springs

Kristen TutasWalt Disney World

A total of 30 new tenants were announced as coming to Disney Springs, including new retail stores and dining venues. Disney Springs is nearing completion on its largest expansion in history and emerging as an exciting new waterfront district for world-class shopping, unique dining, and high-quality entertainment. Inspired by Florida’s waterfront towns and natural beauty, Disney Springs has four distinct outdoor … Read More

DVC Direct Pricing vs Resale

Kristen TutasBuying DVC, DVC Resales

DVC Pricing versus Resale

Multiple sources are reporting price increases for Disney’s “sold out” resorts. These prices reportedly went into effect mid-February 2016 for anyone purchasing points directly from Disney Vacation Club. With prices as high as $180 per point, its clear to see why so many buyers purchase their DVC ownership on the resale market. When compared to developer pricing, resale prices average around … Read More

Top 25 Timeshare Resorts for 2016

Kristen TutasBuying DVC, Disney Vacation Club

#1 Timeshare Resort - Disney's Beach Club

As selected by Redweek users, here are the top 25 timeshare rental resorts for 2016: DISNEY’S BEACH CLUB VILLAS Lake Buena Vista, Florida MARRIOTT’S ARUBA SURF CLUB Palm Beach, Aruba HARBORSIDE RESORT AT ATLANTIS Paradise Island, Bahamas DISNEY’S BOARDWALK VILLAS Lake Buena Vista, Florida MARRIOTT’S MAUI OCEAN CLUB Lahaina, Hawaii MARRIOTT’S ARUBA OCEAN CLUB Palm Beach, Aruba MARRIOTT’S KO OLINA … Read More

The Great DVC Giveaway is here!

Kristen TutasDisney Vacation Club, DVC Resales

Hello DVC Family Members, Get ready to play “THE GREAT DVC GIVEAWAY GAME” for incredible fun with a chance to win fabulous prizes! This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Disney Vacation Club and to join in on the celebration, we’ll be giving away prizes throughout the year on our Facebook page to lucky winners of our monthly contests. … Read More

Top 5 Features on ResalesDVC’s New Website

Kristen TutasBuying DVC, DVC Resales, Selling DVC

Hello everyone and thank you all for being a part of our “family” for so many years!  We are constantly working to bring you the best resale experience and are very excited to announce a newly designed website. We hope you find the new site a bit more functional and helpful in your search for the perfect DVC. So, what’s new? … Read More

DVC Annual Pass Discount 2016

Kristen TutasDVC Owner Benefits, Walt Disney World

One of the perks of being a DVC member is that your household qualifies for special rates on Walt Disney World annual passes. Members can chose from one of three annual pass options with discounts ranging from $86 to $100 depending on wether you’re purchasing for the first time or renewing your pass. In the fall of 2015, Disney introduced these … Read More

“Preferred” Room Category Coming to Saratoga Springs

Kristen TutasDisney Vacation Club, Walt Disney World

Along with the release of the 2017 DVC point charts came new room categories at Saratoga Springs. Beginning in 2017, owners can choose between booking a “Standard” room or a “Preferred” room. Full details have not officially been announced but there is a notice on the DVC member website when attempting to book Saratoga Springs for 2017 travel dates: “Disney’s Saratoga … Read More

Changes to FIRPTA

Kinn TutasSelling DVC

Non U.S. Sellers: On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 into law. This new Act increases the FIRPTA withholding for Non-U.S. Citizens from 10% to 15%. This change is effective for closings occurring February 16, 2016 and after. You can file with the U.S. Government to receive a refund as the tax … Read More