When will BLT resale fall into the 70's?

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  1. Nahanni

    Nahanni Mouseketeer

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    There appears to be a growing number of BLT contracts for sale on all sites and Fidelity has one listed at $79. Is it inevitable the price will fall into the 70's and what will the impact be on pricing at other resorts?
     
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  3. Jasonkat

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    Wow, you're right. $79 for 270 points.

    I'm no expert on pricing so I'm not sure if this is the beginning of a trend or just a desperate seller.

    It's hard to say the impact on other resorts. Clearly BLT has a desirable location so if the prices drop enough that may make some people who would buy AKL or BCV look at BLT. However VWL, BWV, SSR, and OKW are SO much cheaper I don't expect a big change in their prices.
     
  4. ELMC

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    Prices will most likely continue to fall a little. However, there are two caveats to that. First, the escalating direct price could allow prices to tick upwards and still be a substantial savings. Second, BLT point requirements are the highest among onsite DVC resorts. So even if the prices come down, buying at BLT is not going to be a value proposition in the same way that buying at SSR and booking BLT at the 7 month window. My point is, even if you get a bargain on the buy in for BLT points, you're still paying a premium when you go to use them. And if you're going not going to use them to stay at BLT, you might as well buy any other resort.
     
  5. DougEMG

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    I'd say that the $79 price is someone who is looking for a quick sale since nothing else listed is even close to it in price. So I would not take that as a downward trend in BLT prices. It certainly could be a good deal for anyone that is looking for a BLT contract, provided it passed ROFR.
     
  6. thptrek

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    It does seem that BLT offers have dropped about $5/point in the last week. Do you think that $79 would pass ROFR?
     
  7. JimMIA

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    Actually, I'm not sure it matters much.

    Using any points at BLT is an expensive proposition because the per-night points requirements at BLT are substantially higher. That has nothing to do with where you own; it's a function of where you are staying.

    And the "higher cost" of BLT depends on the assumptions you make. I personally like to use a 10-year timeframe, considering the points to be worthless 10 years from now...which is a VERY conservative assumption.

    Using 0 value in 10 years, BLT @ $80 pp would cost $8 per point per year, and SSR @ $55 would cost $5.50 per point per year.
    • BLT dues are currently $4.50 + $8.00 = $12.81 per point this year.
    • SSR dues are $4.81 + $5.50 = $10.31 per point this year.

    But if you take the more common assumption -- calculating the acquisition cost over the total years remaining in the contract (48 for BLT; 45 for SSR), the difference is negligible:
    • BLT becomes $80/48 years = $1.67 + $4.50 = $6.17
    • SSR becomes $55/45 years = $1.22 + $4.81 = $6.03

    Moderate difference to very little difference, depending on which model you use.
     
  8. fmer55

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    That $79 was a price drop and I believe it was to differentiate from the others, I don't think there is much wiggle room on that one:smokin:

    Any other questions about their BLT listings? I've been through just about all of 'em:lmao:
     
  9. bookwormde

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    The fact that BLT's dues are catching up with the other resorts is a big part of the recent price slide. I am guesing that the price will reset at about 80-85. We will have to see what happens with next years dues increase.
     
  10. Dean

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    With the upcoming price increase and GF coming on board in addition to the underlying benefits and draw of the resort, I think it'll hold pretty steady for a while. Eventually it will fall into the 70's then 60's but I think it'll take 3-4 years before it does as a routine.
     
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    With Disney selling much less contracts at 160$pp and resales lowering, will taxes go down next year, lowering MF?
    It might be what happened at SSR: it was declared sold out and then taxes went down.
     
  12. Dean

    Dean DIS Veteran<br><a href="http://www.wdwinfo.com/dis

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    I don't think so, the taxes are a function of the government, not DVC or DVD.
     
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    Aren't they calculated also on the basis of how much the contracts sell for?
     
  14. Dean

    Dean DIS Veteran<br><a href="http://www.wdwinfo.com/dis

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    Real estate taxes are based on value. They value the entire property then divide it up accordingly. They do not take individual contracts and recalculate the value accordingly like they MIGHT for a home. Some locals are subject to over valuing timeshares and rental type condo's to get more money but it's still based on some idea of the value of the property in total prorated for each owner.
     
  15. DougEMG

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    I agree, once VGF comes out, those resale price for BLT are going to look pretty good.

    When BLT drop down to the $60-$70 range I might be interested in looking at a few more points there (assuming their MF stay low).
     
  16. Jasonkat

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    It was posted on 1/30 and is gone when I checked today at 2/3. Someone got a good deal.
     
  17. thptrek

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    I'll be interested if it passes rofr. I'm in the process of buying 200 points, if point cost drops into the 70's may look at adding on. I agree with other posters that new big market event will be GFV sales starting.
     

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