When purchasing an HGVC timeshare, many clients realize that maintenance fees do go up through time. The costs of running a particular resort unfortunately doesn’t stay constant. Between inflation of the dollar, and an increase in expenses through time, the maintenance fees that are based on your home resort can go up. For clients looking for the most consistent maintenance fees, it would be wise to choose a home resort that has historically raised fees very little. In this article, we’re taking a look at what resorts raised their maintenance fees the least of all. You may be surprised to find, many of these resort’s fees don’t change much in a year.
First, we’ll just list the top 5 properties that feature the lowest maintenance change for 2018, but for those looking for all the data, we’ve included an embedded spreadsheet so you can look through all the numbers.
Please keep in mind the Hawaiian resorts don’t include local taxes, and all figures are crowd-sourced from the forums so inaccuracies could be present, but this was an interesting and fun exercise none-the-less.
For Eagle’s Nest resort, located in Marco Island, Florida, the maintenance was reported to go up only .24%! Yes, less than 1 quarter of a percent! This was reported on a Platinum 2 Bedroom, which works out to be a 7,000 point contract.
This change is less than inflation of the U.S. dollar. We don’t have the hard data for past years, but it’s safe to say, based on the data we have so far for 2018, this resort raised fees the least of all.
For Elara resort, located in Las Vegas, Nevada, the maintenance was reported to go up only .27%. Again, right around 1 quarter of a percent! This was reported on a Platinum 2 Bedroom Grand Plus, which works out to be a 11,400 point contract.
This resort also topped the charts for cheapest maintenance fees of all Hilton timeshares, on last week’s article, so it’s shaping up to be one of the best values when buying a resale HGVC.
For the Lagoon Tower, located in Honolulu, Hawaii inside the beautiful Hilton Hawaiian Village, the maintenance was reported to go up by only 1%. This was reported on a Platinum Studio, which works out to be a 2,200 point contract.
This resort also ranked highly in overall value in maintenance fees when comparing fees to points. Another great choice for resale buyers looking to have a very desirable home resort.
For Las Vegas on Paradise, located in Las Vegas, Nevada, the maintenance was reported to go up by just 1.7%. This was reported on a Platinum 2 Bedroom, which works out to be a 7,000 point contract.
It seems as though the value for Las Vegas properties speaks for itself. Not only do they have lower maintenance fees, they are reported to raise less through time, and these resorts even have a lower initial price that many other resorts. These are all great reasons to consider Las Vegas as a home resort when purchasing your resale.
For Seaworld, located in Orlando, Florida, the maintenance was reported to go up by 2.1%. This was also reported on a Platinum 2 Bedroom, which works out to be a 7,000 point contract.
Another case of a Florida-based resort with great value of ownership. Owning in Florida looks to be a close second place to Las Vegas when considering a high-value, low-cost home resort. Some folks get burnt out on Las Vegas, and want to have their home resort priority booking window at a resort they truly love to go to every year, which makes spending a little more on getting the right home resort worth it to many buyers on the resale market.
All HGVC Resort Maintenance Fee Changes for 2018