Timeshares in Michigan
Experience the convenience, affordability and flexibility of vacation ownership thanks to timeshare sales. Owning a Michigan timeshare will provide you with great vacations in and around the Upper Peninsula, and by exchanging your timeshare you can stay at any number of resort destinations all over the world.
What is a Timeshare?
A number of resorts and campgrounds in Michigan offer accommodations on a timesharing basis: vacationers lease or own a week's stay each year at a specific vacation property or resort. In most cases, leased timeshares are sold on a right-to-use basis for a period of 20 years or more, whereas deeded timeshares are owned outright (usually indefinitely). Timeshares are usually sold in weekly increments, although points-based ownership-which offers more flexible usage options-is also available from many resort companies.
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Timesharing was invented to make vacationing simpler and more cost-effective for vacationers and resorts alike. However, many potential owners are discouraged from purchasing these vacation properties, because many resort groups and developers employ elaborate, high-pressure tours and presentations to make these sales. Almost everyone knows someone who has sat through a five-hour sales pitch for timeshares simply because they wanted the free dinner or show tickets offered as an incentive. And while taking a timeshare tour is helpful for those eager to learn about the different amenities at a particular resort, it is important to remember that attending one of these presentations is NOT the only way to buy a timeshare. Keep in mind that you can usually save 50-70% off a timeshare resort's asking price by buying timeshare resales directly from an owner.
Some resorts do sell resale units, weeks, or points, but for the most part, these properties are still more expensive than what you will find on the secondary market. Why? The value of a timeshare decreases dramatically the moment after it is sold for the first time, much in the same way that a car drops in value significantly as soon as you drive it off the lot. Furthermore, resorts have to mark-up the cost of their weeks in order to cover the expenses generated by their promotional giveaways and sales pitches. Individual owners, on the other hand, do not have to cover such expenses.
If you are looking for a timeshare in Michigan, an online resale company is one of the best ways to compare a variety of properties. Online resellers provide a marketplace where you can get in touch with sellers directly in order to facilitate a smooth sales process. Furthermore, the high number of properties and weeks available on the resale market helps to keep the costs in line with the actual market value of these properties.
Exchange Your Michigan Timeshare
Perhaps the biggest perk of timeshare ownership is the ability to exchange your week/s for time at other resorts and vacation properties around the world. Thanks to large timeshare exchange companies like RCI (Resort Condominiums International) and II (Interval International), you can trade among a network of over 5,000 resorts in more than 100 countries worldwide.
Many new timeshare owners purchase their timeshares specifically to exchange them each year, so if you intend to do so, keep in mind that some properties offer better exchange value than others. For instance, weeks during high demand vacation seasons and in larger units will garner you more exchange value than a studio week in the middle of the wet season.
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Regardless of whether you'd like to exchange your timeshare or visit the same destination each year,
purchase timeshares only if you are sure they are right for you!
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