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Old 09-21-2012, 07:51 PM   #1
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Probably a stupid question

My wife and I go to Disney every 2 years or so and have figured that over the last 8 years, we have spent at least $20,000 (shocking to think about).

So, we have been considering DVC.

Here is my stupid question: How do people afford the initial $20,000? Is it on some loan plan or something or straight up payment?

Sorry, new to this and just curious.
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:02 PM   #2
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Some people finance, some people pay cash.

We used a bonus from work.
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:04 PM   #3
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:21 PM   #4
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If you purchase directly from DVC, they can finance your purchase for 10 years. Unfortunately the finance charge is obscene -- 11-14%. We used DVC financing for our initial purchase, but made an effort to pay it off in 2 years.

You can save a considerable amount of money buying resale, but with that, you need cash or your own financing. I have seen other posts indicating that there are places that finance timeshare purchases, but I don't know the details of the rates, etc. with those programs. Some will take a home equity loan to purchase DVC, but it may not be wise to leverage your home for a luxury purchase.

Our last 3 purchases were small resales and we paid cash for each with bonus money.

You could always consider starting with a small contract so you might be able to pay cash and then just add points when you get another chunk of change.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:21 PM   #5
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My wife and I go to Disney every 2 years or so and have figured that over the last 8 years, we have spent at least $20,000 (shocking to think about).

So, we have been considering DVC.

Here is my stupid question: How do people afford the initial $20,000? Is it on some loan plan or something or straight up payment?

Sorry, new to this and just curious.
If you have been staying at deluxe resorts and you compare to studios, DVC will likely save you money if you cont your current trend. However, there are compromises like no daily housekeeping. You have to be willing to stay at the DVC resorts only to see the savings. DVC doesn't have to be $20K, to get the same sleeping capacity as you've been getting (assuming 1 deluxe room only) for EOY, you'd only need roughly 75 DVC points, FAR less than $20K resale. As for how to get the money together, it depends on your circumstance but in general I would strongly suggest not financing. Since those 8 trips averaged around $2500 per, you could squeeze the money out of that alone with a little effort.
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:53 AM   #6
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We just became member's last week and are financing through Disney. Yes, it is a 10 year contract, and yes the interest is high, but we are going to be able to pay it off in about 2 years w/out penalty.
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We just became member's last week and are financing through Disney. Yes, it is a 10 year contract, and yes the interest is high, but we are going to be able to pay it off in about 2 years w/out penalty.
Add to that list that the price is much higher as well compared to resale.
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:11 AM   #8
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Our first purchase, we financed with Disney over just one year. Back then, the interest for that was only 4%. (I have no idea what is current). After that all add ons whether direct or resale, we waited till we could pay cash. This kept us to small contracts which, I am very happy with.
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Our first purchase, we financed with Disney over just one year. Back then, the interest for that was only 4%. (I have no idea what is current). After that all add ons whether direct or resale, we waited till we could pay cash. This kept us to small contracts which, I am very happy with.
I forgot, we did have to put 50% down.
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:15 AM   #10
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If I were buying in today, I would buy resale and get a secured loan from my Credit Union. Currently secured loans are running under 3%.
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:13 AM   #11
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When we bought BLT in 2009, we were going to go through Disney and finance. We went through the numbers and decided that buying and financing was no more than we were currently paying for our room costs for our yearly Disney trips so didn't mind the high finance charges, especially when we knew we would not need the full 10 years. We factored the interest into the equation and still felt owning DVC was a better option than staying cash guests--and we weren't comfortable with renting DVC reservations so that point was moot for us.

We ended up figuring a way to pay it off in 6 months and ended up using the Disney Visa which gave us 0% for that time period.

Our last contract, BWV, was purchased resale in 2011, we had saved enough money to pay cash, which saved us a great deal.

Lots of different options available and lots of different situations that have happened!

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Old 09-22-2012, 09:18 AM   #12
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If you have a home equity line or access to low cost loans - 0% credit card offers, etc. that's a much cheaper option than other types of financing. As mentioned before Disney offers financing but the point cost of buying direct from Disney is high and interest rates are high as well - I think the Timeshare Store - also has connections with a lender that offers financing - the good news is the actual purchase cost by buying through the Timeshare Store or another resale broker will be lower than going direct - the bad news is that the interest rate is probably higher than Disney's
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:48 AM   #13
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We saved up and bought a contract through resale. You should take a look at the resale sites to get an idea of what points cost at the various resorts. Remember everything is negotiable. 3 years ago we purchased 200 SSR points for $4000 less than 160 AKV direct. You might be able to buy a smaller contract for an amount that you could purchase without financing. Take a look and good luck!
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Old 09-22-2012, 11:07 AM   #14
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Resale will definitely be less upfront costs. This summer I purchased 200 BCV points for about as much as I could have bought 120 AKV points direct when they we running the buy 100 get 20 extra promotion!

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Old 09-22-2012, 11:47 AM   #15
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Since you are new... REALLY important to remember that buying resale restricts your use of those points to ONLY DVC locations. You cannot use it for DCL or withing the Disney collection. You also cannot trade it out or use at any other affiliated locations.

May not be a big deal if you only plan to stay at DVC locations, but just keep it in mind as you decide between resale and direct.
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