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Disney Vacation Club Contracts with Different Use Years

Disney Vacation Club Contracts with Different Use Years

A reader of DVC Report recently submitted a questions about owning DVC contracts with different use years.  Both of my contracts were bough resale, and although the reader initially bough her DVC contract direct, the issue is really the same. When buying a second DVC contract, is it important to have the same use year? There are different schools of thought on this, but I can certainly share my experience.

When I decided I was interested in buying a second DVC contract, I started looking though the available contacts on the resale market. I was looking for something at Boardwalk Villas and in the 100 to 200 point range. After keeping my eye out for some time, I believed I had found the perfect contract. The right amount of points and in my price range. Because Boardwalk Villas is an older DVC resort and a popular one, there really weren’t that many contracts coming available. I spoke with the agent at the resale company and did ask about the use year different in the contract we wanted to buy and the contract we currently owned. He told me not to worry, that you can combine points to make a reservation, etc. So we went ahead and signed the contract.

When is the Best Time to Buy DVC Resale Points?

When is the Best Time to Buy DVC Resale Points?

I own two Disney Vacation Club contracts, one at Animal Kingdom Villas and one at Boardwalk Villas. Both of these contracts were purchased via the resale market, one with Fidelity Resales and the other with The Timeshare Store. For both the Animal Kingdom Villas contract and the Boardwalk Vilals contract we signed the paperwork in mid December, with the closings happening in January or February. Prior to purchasing both contracts, I did do some informal research on the best time of the year to buy. Thanks to Paul from Fidelity Resales for emailing me about their blog post on the agency’s official research on just this topic.

Disney Vacation Club Resale Agencies

Disney Vacation Club Resale Agencies

My Disney Vacation Club purchases were all resale purchases.  Why buy resale instead of directly through Disney? The reason is simple – saving money. Purchasing DVC points directly through Disney is more expensive. On my most recent DVC purchase, the add on price at the older Disney Vacation Club resort we purchased was $130 per point.  We paid $77 per point through the resale agency. Even with closing costs, that is quite a savings!