AuthorsDen.com   Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Richard Rydon, iGwendolyn Moore, iEugene Meyer, iPinckney Rivers, iLloyd Lofthouse, iIolanthe Woulff, iSusan Rempel, i

  Home > Travel > Articles Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Connie Werner Reichert

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Articles
· 21 Titles
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Feb, 2005

Connie Werner Reichert, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.




Featured Book
The Wolf's Torment
by S Cardin

In this spine-tingling novel, the crown prince of Moldavia must fight demons that haunt his family and his country when a werewolf bites his best friend...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Featured Book
Pastiche:Stories and Such
by Lucille lucil95783@aol.com

collection of stories, essays and poetry. Several are award winners...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members





   Recent articles by
Connie Werner Reichert

The Five Best Big Island Beaches
How to Vacation Like a Movie Star in Mexico
The Secret, Naked Rituals in Maui
When You Deserve the Very Best: Top Recommendations for Hawaii's Big Island
Paradise Found: 14 Fun Things to do in Oahu, Hawaii
Relax, Renew & Replenish: The Spa at Cache Creek
Cruisin' Together: Why Not Hop on Board a Cruise Ship?
For the Love of Lavender: A Fragrant Lavender Farm in Northern California
Discover the Amenities at Cache Creek Casino Resort
Lake Tahoe's Creme de la Creme for Every Season
Beautiful & Bountiful Northern Utah
The Rugged Beauty of Mendocino
           >> View all

Is a Time Share Right for You?
By Connie Werner Reichert   
Rated "G" by the Author.
Last edited: Saturday, June 11, 2011
Posted: Thursday, February 19, 2009

Share    Print   Save    Become a Fan


The truth about time shares: How it works, and what you should consider to see if time shares fit in with your lifestyle. As seen in Granite Bay Magazine.

 

Many of us have sat through a lengthy presentation about Timeshares in order to get free tickets to an event. However, for those of us serious about investing in their dream vacations, it does take some research to understand the process. It’s not always a scam.  Most timeshare deals are legitimate real-estate offerings. However, that doesn't necessarily mean they're a good idea for everyone.

Here’s how it works: Instead of paying full price for a property and owning it yourself, you pay a share of the price. This way, you can use the property for a certain period of time every year. The rest of the year, other people who purchased shares get to use it. How long you get to stay there depends on your share. A 1/52 share will get you one week per year.

If you are okay with visiting the same place at the same time each year, then a standard, static timeshare is great. You'll have the same property waiting for you each year, with no worries about finding a place to stay.

However, if you'd rather visit different places each year, or you're not always sure you can vacation at the same time every year, then this arrangement might not work out. Flex plans and points systems can provide some options.

Under a flex system, the purchaser buys a share in a particular season at the resort. This season is a window of one or more months during which the share owner can schedule his or her vacation each year. Weeks are assigned on a first come, first served basis, so you need to book your week far ahead of time to get the week you want, especially during peak season.

A points system is more flexible. Each share owner has a certain number of points that can be used for different types of accommodations at different times of the year. If you want a large suite at peak tourist season, it might cost 500 points, while a small hotel room during the slow season might only cost 200 points. This allows owners to alter their vacation plans from year to year. For even more freedom, consider timeshare swapping.

A timeshare is something to think about if you enjoy traveling.

 

Connie Werner Reichert is the President of Write Side Up Freelance Writing. The former Newscaster and Radio Personality has a new website to share with you. Please visit www.conniewreichert.com or email Connieis.pacbell.net. She was recently inducted into the International Travel Writers & Photographers Alliance “Wall of Fame.”  Also, follow Connie on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In and Chickipedia.

 

 

 

 

 



Want to review or comment on this article?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!





Italia Nostra - photography by Albert & Alexandre Russo by Albert Russo

Rome, Florence, Venice, Naples and Capri photographed by father and son, Albert and Alexandre Russo..  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


The American Poet Who Went Home Again by Aberjhani

Expands beyond the safety of pages bound by predictability to explore and often confirm exciting creative possibilities. A shimmering collage of memoir, creative nonfiction, litera..  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.