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Old 07-04-2013, 11:18 PM   #11
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Just some key pieces to master if you haven't already--understand use year and figure out what month is best for your visits, visit a few resale sites to see the contracts for sale and their list prices, run the numbers of various properties you may consider paying special attention to the maintenance fees, which will constitute %80-90 of your total cost; initial purchase cost is only about %10-20. Consider buying two smaller contracts instead of one large one to allow you to downsize if you decide to if the Disney vacation regularity slows. Understand banking and borrowing--i.e. you can use up to 3 times your yearly allotment of points by pulling from the year before and after, but look into what happens to those points if you cancel. Make sure you understand the cancellation policies and the reservation process, and consider that unless you pay an additional fee , you get very limited housekeeping. Understand what peak season looks like and understand the 7 and 11 mo booking windows for reservations at your home resort v others. decide if it makes sense to split the points between two home resorts.

These are just the things I though were critical to understand--we recently made the decision to buy and we are taking a scouting trip soon to pick another home resort (we bought some GFV direct--enough to stay a peak week every other year in a 1 bedroom.)

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