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    HGVC Help

    I own points through an Australian Holiday club but really just using RCI I dont have access to much (cant get weeks where I want them)
    I am sitting on my bed at the HGVC in Vegas and did do the presentation the other day
    It does seem so much better then what I am getting, of course the $25000 for 5000points after some neg is a lot of money

    If I am to buy resale what will I not get buying direct?
    any help appreciated
    Haylee

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    HGVC treats resale buyers almost as direct.
    The only thing that I believe you can't get is Elite benefits which are not IMO worth 25K.
    HGVC is a great system but there are cheaper ways into the club.
    You can buy an affiliate and convert or buy a resale HGVC from one of the trusted brokers.

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    I agree that HGVC is a great system. You can visit a couple of these websites to see how much something comparable is selling for:
    sellingtimeshares.net
    judikoz.com

    You can also often buy a foreclosed unit or resale from the developer.

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    Thanks for some quick replies, before I forget can someone tell me what ROFR is?

    I did have a look on a resellers page quickly last night and it had gold and Platinum listed but that is for when in the season the retal falls isn't it? being Platium is over christmas/New years

    What is Elite? and what do you get for being that level?

    I did read on someone elses thread that they purchased GPP I think it was and HGV and then transfered in - to transfer those I assume that you have to pay something?

    Haylee

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    actually it is sellingtimeshare.net that i went on

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    So just looking again
    does gold or platinum or even the size of the unit (1 or 2 beds etc) make any difference or is it just the number of points that would matter? from the presentation we went to it would seem just points as that tells you what you can rent in any season?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sempreragdolls View Post
    So just looking again
    does gold or platinum or even the size of the unit (1 or 2 beds etc) make any difference or is it just the number of points that would matter? from the presentation we went to it would seem just points as that tells you what you can rent in any season?
    For a given unit size (1BR, 2BR, 2BR Plus, etc.), the season determines the number of HGVC points it is worth. For example, a 2BR Platinum is 7000 pts, where a 2BR Gold is 5000 points.

    The propertly location and size of the unit determines the annual maintenance fees (MFs). For example, a 2BR Gold season (5000 points) at the LV Strip location has the same MFs as a 2BR Platinum (7000 points) at the same location. Therefore, buying Platinum season gives you the best MF/point value, but a Platinum week will cost you more in the purchase price. If you plan to own for many years, a Platinum week is probably your best value in the long run.

    With HGVC, when you make a reservation during Club Season (within 9 months from check in for most properties), it doesn't matter what "season" your points are -- as long as you have the points available for the reservation, you can make it.

    As for your Elite question, Elite is a level of membership where you own a minimum of 14,000 annual points, all purchased directly from HGVC. Then you get a few membership perks which include discounted reservation fees, access to the "Elite" desk, etc. In general, some nice perks, but nowhere worth the cost difference of purchasing resale.

    For buying resale, many members (including me) have had good experiences with the two brokers listed earlier in this thread. They have very competitive prices, and ensure the transaction will happen without a hitch. The LV properties have the lowest MFs, followed closely by the Orlando properties. So if you are just looking for points, those are the most popular purchases. If you need to vacation during high demand weeks in Hawaii, Breckenridge, etc., you may consider purchasing at that location in the season you want to travel, as that will give you Home Week reservation priority (12 months out). The down side is your purchase price and MFs will be higher.

    I have tried to answer your questions -- let me know if there is more I can add. Good luck!

    Kurt

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    I am copying this Elite info list from another site. It will let you know what the elite levels offer. I have yet to run across anyone who thinks it is worth paying full freight for. Those who have elite enjoy it, but all that I've heard from say that they wouldn't buy direct again for it.

    ELITE (14,000 ClubPoints)
    • Gold VIP HHonors® membership
    • $39 online Hilton Grand Vacations Club reservation fees
    • 10% Open Season cash discount
    • Priority and exclusive resort access
    • No Club reservation fee for 7-night stays at Hilton Grand Vacations resorts
    • Exclusively Elite travel opportunities
    • Special resort access with 12-month reservation window
    • Direct 800 number to Elite Services Specialists
    • Elite Member check-in desk at select Hilton Grand Vacations resorts
    • Elite designated door key


    ELITE PLUS (24,000 ClubPoints)
    Enjoy all Elite benefits and...
    • $39 for all online Hilton Grand Vacations Club transaction fees regularly priced at $79 or less
    • 15% Open Season cash discount
    • Email invitations to access select RCI affiliated resorts via quarterly exchange promotions
    • Convert any number of the annual allotment of current year ClubPoints to HHonors points.
    • Early check-in (12 p.m.) at select Hilton Grand Vacations resorts
    • L ate check-out (3 p.m.) at select Hilton Grand Vacations resorts
    • Access to The Stirling Club in Las Vegas
    • Upgrade to next-best unit type at time of check-in
    • 50% off upgrade fee when obtaining additional ClubPoints through the purchase of additional vacation interests


    ELITE PREMIER (34,000 ClubPoints)
    Enjoy all Elite Plus benefits and...
    • Diamond VIP HHonors® membership
    • No fees for online Hilton Grand Vacations Club transactions regularly priced at $79 or less
    • 30% Open Season cash discount
    • Access to International Holiday Retreats, a selection of private homes and luxury European villas
    • Ability to request specific unit at time of booking reservations at Club affiliated resorts
    • Access to custom travel services via membership in Les Concierges
    • No upgrade fee when obtaining additional ClubPoints through the purchase of additional vacation interests


    Benefits of Elite membership are subject to change and availability. Open Season cash discounts cannot be combined from level to level.

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    Thank you so much Pigsdad, you have given me so much info and really cleared up alot of questions. for me it would just be about the points, being in Australia we are a long way from everywhere so having somewhere that we were going to visit regularly is just not going to happen.
    Presley thanks for that info, it does help let me know what it covers some what and really it is unlikely that we would get more then 7000 points so I dont think it will make a difference for us.
    I probably should finish the next 8 weeks of this holiday before I think about spending more money on this but it is great to be well informed
    to be fair they were going to look at covering our accommadation in new york for two weeks next month on top of the 20,000 bonus points so there was some nice incentivies

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    Still wondering what ROFR is?

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