Timeshare Expert Answers Owner Questions

Timeshare Expert Answers Owner Questions

Lisa Ann Schreier is a leading timeshare expert who is helping Senior.com members make wise decisions about their timeshare investments.  Here are some of the latest important questions submitted: Timeshare Expert Answers Owner Questions 1.  Recently, Marriott and Starwood merged. Will this affect my timeshare ownership and usage? These types of mergers are becoming more and more the norm. Individual ownership should not change all that much. The manner in which your timeshares are used, i.e. reservation systems, ability to use loyalty points across different platforms (hotel, timeshares, travel, etc.) and ability to trade/exchange MAY significantly change. More than ever you must pay

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Answering Vital Timeshare Questions

Answering Vital Timeshare Questions

Talking Timeshare With The Timeshare Crusader, Lisa Ann Schreier Lisa has complied her most asked questions about timeshare for Senior.com readers: Answering Vital Timeshare Questions What is timeshare? In the most basic terms, timeshare is buying and owning your vacation accommodations, as opposed to renting a hotel room, resort room or vacation home. The difference between timeshare and whole ownership of a vacation or second home is that you only purchase and own the amount of time that you plan on using each year. Answering Vital Timeshare Questions How do I buy a timeshare? Timeshares can be purchased on the primary market,

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How to Spot Timeshare Scams

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A QUICK GUIDE TO SPOTTING THE BAD GUYS IN TIMESHARELAND There are a lot of players in the timeshare market---developers, marketing companies, exchange companies, title companies, resale brokers, resale listing services, rental listing services, magazines, forums, owners’ groups, law firms, consultants and self-appointed experts. How to Spot Timeshare Scams While the vast majority of these players are legitimate, there are an ever-increasing number of “bad guys” that are in business for the sole reason of taking your money. How do you know who to trust? Lisa Ann Schreier, a/k/a “The Timeshare Crusader” who has been educating people about timeshare since 2004,

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Beware Timeshare Tax Deduction Scams

Beware Timeshare Tax Deduction Scams

The timeshare related fraudsters hell bent on separating you from your hard earned money do not take a break and seem to come up with ever more clever ways of taking advantage of you. Beware Timeshare Tax Deduction Scams With tax season here, I've heard from an increasing number of consumers who have been promised a tax deduction of upwards of $25,000 if they “donate” their unwanted timeshare…for a hefty fee of up to $5,000 of course. Legitimately donating a timeshare is almost impossible and trying it usually results in an IRS audit and fines. Here are some tips and things

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