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Tax Deductions for Timeshare Owners

Do you know what expenses you, as a timeshare owner can deduct on your tax return? The answer is not the same for everyone. Here’s some details from David H. McClintock, CPA, regarding the most common deductions and how they might affect you, depending on your particular situation. This information can be best used as…

Timeshare Units Not Affected by Ilikai Hotel Closing

Waikiki’s famous Ilikai Hotel, which was featured on the 1960’s show “Hawaii Five-O” announced this week that it will close its doors. The hotel was purchased by iStar Financial Inc. in May, and the company hoped that its subsidiary, SFI Ilikai Property Owners, would be able to identify sufficient cost savings and operational efficiencies to…

Find a Timeshare You Can Drive To

Is it time to find a timeshare you can drive to? Some timeshare owners are considering selling their units on the resale market to find a timeshare resort closer to home. With vacation budgets tight in this economy, many people who still want a vacation, would prefer to save money by driving to their destination…

Try a Maui Timeshare This Year

Everyone loves Hawaii. Beautiful tropical scenery, stunning beaches, killer surf… but most tourists end up visiting the island of Oahu. This year, it’s time for a trip to Maui. Maui has great year round events and activities, in addition to the sun, sand and surf. On the island of Maui, you’ll find timeshare rentals on…

Disney’s Old Key West Timeshare Resort Gives you “Value for Your Dollar”

Ready to take a step back in time? Walk among the turn-of-the-century styling’s at Disney’s Old Key West Resort, located in the heart of Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. These residential-style timeshare units are very large, which is great for family travel, and offer fantastic amenities to visitors. Rooms face either the…

Hanalei Bay Resort Management Not Meeting Expectations

Located on the north shore of Kauai in Hawaii, the luxurious Hanalei Bay Resort is looking at many unhappy owners these days. Quintus Vacation Management, who was supposed to manage the property through 2012 sold the contract to Celebrity Resorts last August without notifying the Hanalei Bay Resort Vacation Owners Association board members or the…

Know What Your Timeshare Exchange is Actually Worth

Did you know RedWeek.com has an exchange program? Right now, it’s the best kept secret of our members because they are banking their weeks with us and exchanging them for the vacations they really want, not just settling for what they are offered. Does that sound like how it works when you try an exchange…

Vacation in an Aruba Timeshare Resort

Caribbean vacations are fun and relaxing. There is much to enjoy, see and do with the coconut-tree-clad mountains, valleys of sugar cane and banana fields, and beautiful seashores for boating and sunbathing. RedWeek.com has many Aruba timeshare resorts listed on the site for your rental, resale and exchange needs. Choose from the city of Oranjestad,…

Should You Donate Your Timeshare to Charity?

Before you decide if you should donate your timeshare week to charity, you should ask yourself what you are hoping to gain by making that donation. If you are just looking to get out from under your financial burden and you have a charity already in mind that you would like to help, donation may…

Update for Owners of Resorts Managed by Consolidated

As reported last week, Consolidated Resorts filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and closed down all sales and marketing efforts. This week they have confirmed that the management company for their 13 timeshare properties was not impacted. It was the sales and marketing department within the company that closed down, so, there is no active sales…