Written by attorney Sheri Ann Forbes

Four Things To Know Before Buying A Timeshare

There are many different kinds of timeshares, and prices vary wildly. Know what you are getting, and how much annual maintenance or membership fees will cost. Whether a timeshare or vacation club makes economic sense depends on your individual goals and needs.

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For more information, read: Christopher Elliot, "How Do I Get Rid of My Timeshare In A Pandemic?", Forbes, June 27, 2020; Christopher Elliott, “Trapped in a timeshare? Here’s how to escape,” USA Today, Dec. 26, 2018; Tod Marks, “Is a Timeshare Vacation a Good Value?”, Consumer Reports, February 13, 2016. Information can also be obtained from the American Resort Development Association. If you believe you have been the victim of fraud, file a complaint with your state Attorney General's Office, or the Federal Trade Commission.

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