Time Sharing Property

A timeshare or timesharing property is a type of vacation ownership. Traditionally, the timeshare buyer purchases the right to spend a week per year at a certain timeshare property. A timeshare may offer greater flexibility to the buyer than a typical vacation. In addition, the timeshare purchase may offer the buyer with the ability to exchange his or her week for another week at a different resort. Timeshares may be an ideal option for many vacationers.

About 10 million people in the United States own a timeshare. Some people buy into timeshares to extend their vacation dollars. Instead of buying a vacation home—and all of the related expenses and hassles of owning a second or third home—the timeshare buyer purchases a share of the property in which he or she will spend one or two weeks each year.

Timeshare Annual Maintenance Fees

The cost of maintaining a timeshare may include what some consider “neverending” annual maintenance fees. According to the American Resort Development Association (ARDA), the average timeshare buyer paid $880 per year in fees. ARDA reports that the average timeshare owner receives zero to 15 percent of the original timeshare cost in the aftermarket.

Perhaps the owner doesn’t want to travel to the timeshare or can’t afford the maintenance fees. Some timeshare fees increase each year, and rising costs can become burdensome. If the buyer decides that he or she no longer wants to vacation at the timeshare property, he or she may have questions like “How do I get rid of my timeshare ?”

It’s possible to get rid of a timeshare as long as the vacationer manages his or her expectations. You might not receive much (or any) money to cancel the timeshare. In some cases, the resort won’t allow the participant to give back the timeshare even at zero cost. Regardless, the participant is still responsible for the cost of annual maintenance on the property.

Timeshare Sales

The ARDA reports that it’s easier to sell a big chain timeshare, such as those offered by Starwood, Disney, Hyatt, Hilton, or Ritz. The timeshare season counts. For example, a December timeshare week in Aspen is likely to draw more interest than a timeshare in August. Use these tips to sell a timeshare:

1. Some sellers pay an upcoming maintenance fee to improve the timeshare’s appeal to a new buyer. In that scenario, the new buyer needs to pay only closing costs to complete the transaction.

2. Buying a secondary market timeshare improves the buyer’s chances of a later break-even. It’s possible to buy attractive timeshares at a reasonable cost in the resale market.

3. Don’t pay upfront fees. Never pay “appraisal fees” or “advertising fees” to list a timeshare. Member sites charge an annual fee to post timeshare investments—but don’t charge additional fees.

4. Don’t buy into donation scams. The U.S. Department of Justice says that “Donate for a Cause” encouraged timeshare owners to donate timeshares to be rid of them, promising an enticing tax loss in return.

5. A reputable timeshare broker charges commission if and only if a timeshare is sold, according to the Licensed Timeshare Resale Broker Association. Commissions average $1,500 – $2,000.

Timeshare Rentals

Although owners report it’s challenging to sell a timeshare, it may be possible to rent it out to recover some or all of the annual maintenance fee. Check the contract to learn if the resort allows you to rent out the timeshare.

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The trend of destination weddings has made New York City a favorite location among many brides to be. It is easy to see why. The Big Apple is filled with beautiful churches and upscale venues that are sure to impress your guests. Best of all, the city has many wonderful places where a bride and groom can have their photos taken. Don’t let these favorite hot spots pass you by.

The Skyline

New York City has a beautiful skyline that looks fabulous behind any young couple on their big day. There are several parks where the buildings will make the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos. Be sure to have the photographer take a wide enough angle to capture the feel of New York perfectly. Don’t forget to utilize roof top gardens as well. The view looking down over the city is breathtaking. These are also great locations for pictures of the entire wedding party.

Tourist Spots

Many of New York’s tourist hot spots can make excellent photo ops on your wedding day. The Victorian stone of Belvedere Castle is perfect for the traditional bride while the cobblestone streets of the meatpacking district can add a contemporary look to any picture. The Conservatory Garden provides the perfect floral background, and even the hustle and bustle of Times Square can lend its hand to a truly iconic wedding photo that will showcase your destination beautifully.

Your Transportation

You probably put a lot of thought, time, and money into the wedding transportation NYC has to offer for the day. Why not include it in your photos? A rented classic car can be quite elegant when photographed behind the bride and groom at sunset. A horse and carriage is always a beautiful option, and limousines such as those from Hollywood Limo always add an elegant touch to any bride and groom’s photos.

No matter which of these beautiful and unique settings you choose as the background for your NYC wedding photos, you are sure to have pictures that will be amazing. Everything from the skyline to any one of the numerous attractions found within the city will be sure to make your photos become a beautiful keepsake.

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And so I will be in training for 3 months and they already started the gimmick in the team. Last Friday, after the shift the whole team agreed to have a get together. We went out to KTV, of course there were drinks and liquors but I did not drink. I made a promised to myself not to do such again, like drink and get too drunk. I went there to have fun with singing but with them who are a little bit tipsy already, it is hard to get a hold for the microphone at all. Either the mic was taken away from you or the song will be deleted. So I didn’t have the chance to sing. Nonetheless, I still have fun, looking at them got a bit wasted. I can still remember when I got wasted, it was not nice to look at because they are all making fun of you right after. So I made a promise not to do it again, never again. It can ruin your health and not only that but also your reputation.

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