Adjustments to your DVC portfolio?

Discussion in 'DVC-Mousecellaneous' started by tvwalsh, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. tvwalsh

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    Mar 17, 2003
    Over the years I have sold off my Vero Beach and Hilton Head points, bought more OKW and bought a little BLT. I started out with 230 points in 1992, built up to 550 points by 2005 and have since reduced my point total to 390.

    As a now retired person, I like the lower dues and probably will never have significantly more points than I do now.

    How have you adjusted your DVC portfolio?
  2. icydog

    icydog DIS Veteran DVC Gold

    Nov 9, 2002
    Unfortunately, or Fortunately, depending on your perspective I keep adding points. I did sell my 290 point BWV awhile ago to buy some other timeshares (not DVC) but then I added at AKV and BLT. I have several VB contracts I would like to be rid of though so I can buy more BLT. I am a DVC points addict and I, too, am retired. :headache:
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  4. DVC Mike

    DVC Mike DIS Veteran DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Aug 25, 2007
    Yes, many times - but only upward. I'm planning on doing another add-on at BLT this week. I haven't ever sold any contracts yet.
  5. RoutemanDan

    RoutemanDan DIS Veteran

    Dec 4, 2000
    Bought 200 Vero points in 2000. Added another 130 at VWL in 2001. Sold Vero in 2002 when we were planning on moving to Fla. The move fell through so I ended up purchasing 200 SSR in 2003. Added another 50 at VWL in 2006.
    Total points we have now are 380. I don't see us adding on, if anything I could see selling some down the road.
  6. spiceycat

    spiceycat dvc-blt

    Oct 26, 2000
    started with 190 OKW added 50 OKW, then 100 VB, then 25 BWV, then 60 VWL, 25 BWV - then sold VB - later sold OKW - got BLT 120, then add BLT 50

    so total now is 280 - bwv, vwl and blt

    since was forced to retired - don't think will get anymore. at least until can find another job.
  7. mom2rb

    mom2rb DIS Veteran

    Oct 1, 2003
    We started with 300 SSR points and quickly added on another 120. We wanted 600 total. We bought 160 at AKL, we wanted 150 but added an extra 10 to be a Founding Member. When they started building BLT we sold the 120 point contract at SSR to buy 160 at BLT. So far we are very happy with 620 points.

    Now with the great deals on resale for SSR, I keep thinking my number should be 1000 points, but DH isn't convinced yet.
  8. bobbiwoz

    bobbiwoz I'm happy to dance with you!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Same here. MF's are somewhat of a concern as we both head quickly toward retirement, but going to WDW/VB with the family is more important to us at this time.

    Except that we may buy more VB points, we both agree we have enough of the DVCs that expire in 2042. One of our DS doesn't enjoy his WDW time, but thoroughly enjoys our Cape May home, and VB. BLT will most likely be our last add on home resort, but we're not there yet.

  9. Hunclemarco

    Hunclemarco DIS Veteran

    May 30, 2008
    Just when i think i'm catching up to go get more!!!:rotfl2::worship::rotfl2:
  10. wdw1972

    wdw1972 DIS Veteran

    Jun 14, 2001
    I started in 1997 with 190 points (sure that was more than I needed). Added another 50 before 1997 was over, and kept going up to 1150. When AKV was announced, sold of 160 Vero and bought AKV 150 so I've landed at 1140 points. I figure when I retire I'll have all the time in the world to use them more efficiently (all of my trips involve weekends now).
  11. rooneymouse

    rooneymouse Earning My Ears

    Sep 25, 2008
    When did you sell your contract? I bought a resale BWV in Oct last year 290 points Sept UY. Maybe it was your contract?
  12. jekjones1558

    jekjones1558 Always happy at Disney

    Oct 1, 2000
    A number of family issues are preventing us from using our points as often as we would like right now. We are retired so our maintenance fees are a bit stiff for us (almost $500/month). Our total number of points has gone steadily up from our initial 220 points. It would probably be wise for us to sell some points but I am so emotionally tied to our DVC points that I just can't do it. Just HOPING to be able to go to WDW soon keeps me going.
  13. tomandrobin

    tomandrobin DIS Veteran

    Mar 10, 2006
    Our adjustments have so far been in the "Up" direction. We are in our lower 40's so that may change in the future, but I doubt it.
  14. Deb & Bill

    Deb & Bill DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Honorable Mention

    Mar 20, 2000
    We did similar to you. Started with 175, added 75, added 50, added 100, added 100 for a total of 500. Sold off 75 and 100, so we now have 325. I like paying fewer dues.

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