May 2008: Own for the Price of a Week's Rental

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Own for the Price of a Week's Rental

Ever considered buying a timeshare? Take advantage of the occasional over-supply of resales in many timeshare resorts that has led to some exceptionally low prices. Many units for resale on can be purchased for close to the same price as RENTING a week! Of course, in doing so, you accept a reasonable annual maintenance fee, but the amount you save on vacations can be tremendous.

Check out these resales and their comparable rental prices:

Vacation Village at Parkway

Vacation Village (4.5 stars)
Kissimmee, Florida

Just minutes from all the top Orlando attractions.
Resale: $100 (Odd years)
(weekly rentals start at $525)

Sand Pebbles

Sand Pebbles (4 stars)
Solana Beach, California

Just a block from the ocean, this resort is conveniently located to San Diego as well.
Resale: $999
(weekly rentals start at $805)

Sheraton Desert Oasis

Sheraton Desert Oasis (4.5 stars)
Scottsdale, Arizona

A picture-post-card perfect paradise, impeccably designed for a memorable vacation.
Resale: $650 (Odd years)
(weekly rentals start at $600)

San Clemente Inn

San Clemente Inn (5 stars)
San Clemente, California

Three blocks from the Pacific Ocean, and adjacent to a beautiful state park.
Resale: $500
(weekly rentals start at $700)

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Exchange for a Mexican Getaway

It's never too soon to start planning that winter holiday vacation, and RedWeek Exchange has some amazing inventory that is available now and won't last long.

Check out these one- and two-bedroom units in Mexico, starting at only 1,350 RedWeek Exchange Points:

1,350 Points:
SolMar Beach Club; Dec 13 - 20

1,584 Points:
Royal Host Club at Portofino; Dec 5 - 12

1,500 Points:
Pueblo Bonito Resort Los Cabos; Dec 8 - 15

1,568 Points:
Paradise Village Beach Resort & Spa; Nov 15 - 22

2,017 Points:
Krystal Int'l Vacation Club Cancun; Dec 5 - 12

With RedWeek Exchange, you can combine points to exchange for a higher-value week. If you're short a few points, you can purchase the difference as long as you have 50 percent of the required number of points (current rate is $1/point). Or, if you've deposited a high-value week, you can make more than one exchange reservation and "keep the change" for any unused points.

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Rental & Resale Offerings Now Easier to Compare

Two new bits of information were added to the rental and resale postings, making it easier for you to compare offerings. Owners can now specify their unit's view for both rentals and resales, and the season classification for their resale weeks. Once these details have been added, you can find them on the main resort page, allowing for quick comparisons.

Please note: the season options for the owner to list are Low, Medium, High, and Varies. Some resorts might actually call their seasons Bronze, Gold, and Platinum, or something similar, so the owner will need to choose the best match. If you have any question about the season or view listed, please contact the owner for more details.

Owners, simply edit your postings to add this valuable information for your buyers.

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RedWeek Receives Industry Innovator Award

At this year's American Resort Development Association (ARDA) trade show in Las Vegas, was awarded the Innovator Award for the new RedWeek Exchange Program during the Circle of Excellence (ACE) award ceremony. The ACE Innovator Award recognizes a company or individual who has successfully implemented a groundbreaking product, service or concept within the last three years.

"With the launch of RedWeek Exchange, our goal was to provide timeshare owners a viable alternative to other exchange options at a lower cost and with complete exchange visibility," said Randy Conrads, RedWeek President and CEO. "Being honored with the ACE Innovator Award for this endeavor confirms that we are on the right track and that RedWeek Exchange is on its way to being a significant force in the exchange industry."

Learn more about exchange »

See the ARDA awards mention »

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Notable Exchange Options:

Big discounts applied to these last minute weeks…

Kapaa, Hawaii:

Jul 12 - 19; 1,000 points

Lake Havasu, Arizona:

Jul 11 - 18; 870 points

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico:

Jul 28 - Aug 4; 407 points

NEW weeks now available…

Blue Ridge Mountains:

Aug 29 - Sep 5; 1,950 points

Maui, Hawaii:

Nov 22 - 29; 1,484 points

Stowe, Vermont:

Jan 3 - 10; 1,400 points

Big Island, Hawaii:

Sep 5 - 12; 2,013 points

Sedona, Arizona:

Dec 5 - 12; 2,042 points

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Featured Resort:
The Westin Kierland Villas
Scottsdale, Arizona

Featured Resort
The past meets the present at The Westin Kierland Villas, located on 10 acres within the exclusive Kierland master-planned community just outside Scottsdale, Arizona.

One-bedroom premium and deluxe villas are elegantly appointed, accommodating four guests. These units have fully equipped kitchens with a microwave/convection oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, disposal, stove, and granite countertops. The Master bedroom features a king size Westin Heavenly bed, 27" flatscreen TV, and a jetted whirlpool tub. The living/dining room is equipped with a queen size sleeper sofa, a 32" flatscreen cable TV, DVD player, and dining area. Units also have a washer & dryer, private patio or balcony, and complimentary wireless Internet access.

Nightly Rentals Available
Book a weekend, or add a few nights onto a weekly rental to extend your stay. From $159/night »

Rental Opportunities
Starting at

Resale Opportunities
Starting at $4,800

Member Review
"As an owner this resort is 5 STAR all the way. Right in the middle of Scottsdale with Shopping and Fine Dining within walking distance at the Kierland Commons. They must be doing something right, this resort is where the AFC Team is staying with their families during the SuperBowl Week Jan 27th thru Feb 3rd in 2008! Now that is 5 Star!!"
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Average Member Rating
5 stars

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