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Decoding Disney Vacation Club's Rule of 4

Decoding Disney Vacation Club's Rule of 4

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Decoding Disney Vacation Club's Rule of 4
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Join us as we explore the lesser-known ‘rule of four' within Disney Vacation Club (DVC) policies, a topic surprised me despite my seven years of membership and five years of sharing DVC wisdom with fellow members. This mini-episode is packed with the kind of niche trivia that true DVC aficionados relish. Listen in as we unravel the intricacies of this rule, which affects only direct point purchases and its application to booking within the Disney collection (excluding Tokyo Disney Resort hotels). If you're curious about how to make the most of your points in the last eight months of your use year, or you're just a fan of the finer details of DVC membership, this is a conversation you won't want to miss.

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Market Prices Stabilize Despite High Inventory

Market Prices Stabilize Despite High Inventory

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Market Prices Stabilize Despite High Inventory
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Join us as we welcome your home neighbors for a comprehensive DVC Market Recap Report with our esteemed guest, Linda Smith. Together, we examine the ins and outs of Disney Vacation Club resale, closely examining Disney's right of first refusal, current average sales prices, and the plethora of listings that define today's buyer's market. Discover why now might be the perfect time to invest in a slice of the magic as we dissect the latest trends and consider the shifting landscape of DVC ownership opportunities.

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Tips for Using DVC Points in a Holding Account

Tips for Using DVC Points in a Holding Account

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Tips for Using DVC Points in a Holding Account
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Listen in as we unravel the complexities of Disney Vacation Club's holding accounts and arm you with strategies to make the most of these challenging situations. We'll explore the specific scenarios that lead to points landing in a holding account, such as late cancellations or modifications, and discuss the limitations imposed on these points, like booking restrictions and the inability to bank or borrow. I'll share invaluable insights and four clever tactics to help you use your points before they're gone, including the intriguing ‘DVC point shuffle.' It's a treasure trove of information essential for every DVC member looking to navigate their membership with finesse.

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History of the Disneyland Hotel and DVC Tower with Jeff Barnes

History of the Disneyland Hotel and DVC Tower with Jeff Barnes

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History of the Disneyland Hotel and DVC Tower with Jeff Barnes
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Jeff Barnes, affectionately known as Dr. Disneyland, and Chad explore the captivating origins of the Disneyland Hotel. Together, we uncover the layers of history behind Walt Disney's ambitious vision that transformed a Southern California orange grove into the world-renowned theme park we know today. Our conversation sheds light on the initial hesitations and financial hurdles Walt encountered and the remarkable story of how, against all odds, the first hotel came to fruition, setting the stage for Disneyland's enduring success.

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5 Reasons Not to Buy DVC Fort Wilderness Cabins

5 Reasons Not to Buy DVC Fort Wilderness Cabins

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5 Reasons Not to Buy DVC Fort Wilderness Cabins
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My affection for Disney Vacation Club runs deep, but I have reservations about jumping on board with the cabins at Fort Wilderness. In a heartfelt yet analytical chat, I'll be unwrapping the layers of my hesitation, sharing how the nitty-gritty of resale restrictions on newer DVC properties gives me pause. I can't help but voice my concerns over what seems like a fairy tale wrapped in a moderate-resort disguise, complete with the looming shadow of hefty dues and the dread of hurricane-induced wear and tear. Join me as I balance the scales of financial wisdom with the sentimental allure of Disney's timeless retreat, all while maintaining the utmost respect for those who hold the campground close to their hearts.

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Master the Magic of DVC Waitlists: Strategies to Secure Your Dream Disney Stay

Master the Magic of DVC Waitlists: Strategies to Secure Your Dream Disney Stay

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Master the Magic of DVC Waitlists: Strategies to Secure Your Dream Disney Stay
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Chad discusses tips for mastering the DVC waitlist. This is a grassroots podcast, and we're bringing you the best information from the DVC member community.

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February 2024 is a Buyers Market

February 2024 is a Buyers Market

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February 2024 is a Buyers Market
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Unlock the secrets of Disney Vacation Club resale and navigate the market like a pro as we sit down with Jodi Gross to analyze the current trends and price shifts you need to know. Our enlightening conversation travels through the intricacies of the right of first refusal and the stability of fan-favorite resorts, equipping you with the knowledge to make savvy decisions whether you're a seasoned DVC member or just starting. Together with Jodi, we dissect the allure of iconic properties like the Grand Californian and the unique challenges facing Vero Beach, blending personal stories with expert insights into the DVC resale landscape. From Alani's subsidized dues contracts to the booking ease at Beach Club, this episode is a treasure trove of tips, tales, and analysis that will guide you through the complexities of the DVC resale market, all while keeping you entertained and informed. Join us for a journey that will enhance your understanding and appreciation of DVC membership.

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From a Graduation Trip, Winning a WDW Vacation to Buying DVC: Sean Manzano's DVC Journey

From a Graduation Trip, Winning a WDW Vacation to Buying DVC: Sean Manzano's DVC Journey

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From a Graduation Trip, Winning a WDW Vacation to Buying DVC: Sean Manzano's DVC Journey
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Join us as we immerse ourselves in Sean Menzano's Disney Vacation Club (DVC) journey. A post-graduation trip kindled Sean's love for Disney, and his story unfolds with the discovery that deluxe stays, which seemed out of reach, have become a reality thanks to DVC membership. Listen in as Sean shares the pivotal moment of a win at Animal Kingdom Lodge that exposed him to the magic of deluxe experiences and how the pandemic and savvy financial choices led to purchasing a resale contract at Saratoga Springs. His narrative is a testament to the strategic thinking and exhilaration that often go hand-in-hand with embracing the DVC lifestyle. DVC Resale Market and DVC Rental Store sponsor Episode 278.

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DVC Resale Market Trends for December 2023

DVC Resale Market Trends for December 2023

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DVC Resale Market Trends for December 2023
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Join us on my DVC Points podcast as we welcome Dani Metzger from DVC Resale Market to examine the latest Disney Vacation Club resale trends for December 2023. Listen in as we tackle Disney's Right of First Refusal (ROFR) current patterns, where a noted decrease in buy-backs leads to a buyer-friendly market. We explore how this lull presents unique opportunities, particularly at the Grand Floridian, and offer insights into recent shifts in average sales prices, with special attention to the slight increase at Polynesian Villas and a decrease at Riviera Resort. Our discussion remains light-hearted yet informative, balancing the nuances of market analysis with the universal quest for that ‘bikini body ready' season. DVCRM
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From Addonitis to Selling Points – Justen Hyland's DVC Journey

From Addonitis to Selling Points – Justen Hyland's DVC Journey

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From Addonitis to Selling Points - Justen Hyland's DVC Journey
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Navigating the ins and outs of DVC ownership can feel like setting sail with Captain Hook – thrilling but daunting. But fear not; during our conversation, we highlighted Justin's strategic approach to purchasing DVC resale contracts and his experience balancing the magic with financial savvy. From our initial steps at Vero Beach to the wonders of Bay Lake Tower and Saratoga Springs, we recount the tales of choosing the perfect accommodations and the bittersweet choices of managing vacation ownership. Whether you're a seasoned DVC member or dreaming of your first purchase, there's treasure to be found in our candid discussion of the DVC market's ebbs and flows.

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