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Old 07-02-2014, 05:32 PM   #1
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DVC down payment?

Hello,

I have been doing my homework in regard to purchasing a DVC! I have rented points and this year we are staying at AKV for the 1st time! So exciting!

I can not get information because I live in Canada. I called and this is what I was told. I can get the info when we visit in Oct. I also have to purchase while on vacation.

My questions are:

1) When purchasing from Disney, what is the smallest amount of points I can purchase? I noticed another post it was 50 points.

2) What is the down payment?

3) Do they give you options to pay the down payment?

4) How do we go on a tour? I noticed another post refering to a gift or incentive at the end of the tour.

5) what DVC are available? We are intertested in AKV, BCV or BLT?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-02-2014, 05:46 PM   #2
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What do you want the ownership for? 50 points won't go very far.

Buy resale and you can buy from home. The marketing laws/restrictions only apply to developers.

The down payment to finance through Disney when buying direct is 10% I believe. Take the inflated Disney direct price, add the finance charges and you have an expensive ownership.

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Old 07-02-2014, 07:36 PM   #3
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Hello,

I have been doing my homework in regard to purchasing a DVC! I have rented points and this year we are staying at AKV for the 1st time! So exciting!

I can not get information because I live in Canada. I called and this is what I was told. I can get the info when we visit in Oct. I also have to purchase while on vacation.

My questions are:

1) When purchasing from Disney, what is the smallest amount of points I can purchase? I noticed another post it was 50 points.

2) What is the down payment?

3) Do they give you options to pay the down payment?

4) How do we go on a tour? I noticed another post refering to a gift or incentive at the end of the tour.

5) what DVC are available? We are intertested in AKV, BCV or BLT?

Thanks in advance!
New owners buying direct need to buy 100 minimum. That's up to date info.

Click on the banner at the top of this thread and consider buying resale. The Timeshare Store specializes in DVC, they sponsor the DVC section of this board, and they're good people to do business. Buying direct might work for you, but if you're going to finance, you might consider resale. The cheaper resale price would offset the cost of financing.

There are places all over Disney offering the DVC Tour. they'll find you. Any resort is available direct from Disney, but they push the new resorts, you might have to be insistent about which resort you want, and, if it's a sold out resort, you might get put on a wait list while Disney finds and matches the points to your request.

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Old 07-02-2014, 10:48 PM   #4
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you can buy directly form Disney only while you are at Disney (I'm from Quebec) The only Provinces able to buy from Home from what I understand is Ontario and Alberta(I think)
No matter how many times you call, they will not give you any info, as a matter of fact they won't even give you info on what is available, if something is available to interest rate. I've tried.

With that said, I don't know if you have been reading a lot about DVC but I find that resale is the way to go. It's much cheaper and yes we can buy from home. I just put in an offer for AKL at $65 per point for 250 points and hoping it will pass. With that said, there is a few perks to buying with Disney directly but to my family it's not worth it. If we ever choose to do a cruise, we will simply rent our points and take that money to get the cruise as suppose to transfer points into a cruise.

now I'll answer you all the questions based on the info I got in february...
When I was at Disney is February, the lowest they would let us purchase was 50 points at the Grand Floridian but the guide did tell us that they don`t like to said it out loud as they much prefer 100 points, also don`t forget right now you are looking at $165 per point for the grand Floridian.

Down payment was 10% and the interest rate will depend on your credit and it also varies per country same with the years that you can finance it. If buying resale you can get financing ( I was just speaking to them today) with monerafinancial.com Their rates start at 9.9% and goes up to 13.9 depending on your down payment. they do no credit check and accept Canadians as long as you have a US bank account in a US bank. Check their site for more info.

To do a tour, you simply present yourself to one of the kiosk at either a park or resort and ask fora tour. they will gladly help you schedule a tour at a time convenient to you. In Feb I got $100 gift card for doing the tour while I know people doing the tour when I was only got fastpasses. don't know why I got the gift card but I won`t complain. could be because I was travelling solo with kids.

They have very little point in the DVC you are interested in and honestly they are ver y expensive. I think AKL is at $155 with 100 points minimum, BCV is around $130 , 100 points minimum and BLT at about $165. Considering you can get AKL at about $70-85 points in the resale market, buying direct is EXPENSIVE

if you want to know roughly how many points you would need, check this site out. http://www.dvcnews.com/index.php/dvc...ts/dvc-resorts

I hope this helps a bit.
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Old 07-02-2014, 11:06 PM   #5
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one more thing, I would stay at the DVC you want to own before buying. I love love love AKL but it's a lot of walking in that resort. I can walk it now but you bet as I get older, I will not be able to walk. Our room in February was a 15 minutes walk for the front entrance to our room and that was not strolling around.

In the other hand I hate BCV because i find it`s not green enough and I like green spaces outside KWIM. SSR might not be for everyone but I like it while you would need to pay me to stay at Boardwalk. With that said, I was always wanting to own at Boardwalk until I stayed a few nights and realised it wasn't for me
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Old 07-03-2014, 07:03 AM   #6
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Hey, looks like you are well informed about this!

Personally, thank you for the info re Monera Financial...I wasn't aware that any of the financing companies worked with Canadians. Good to know that one does.
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Old 07-03-2014, 04:21 PM   #7
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Thanks for the information! I did not know I could get info at the place you mentioned. Maybe I will look at it and a resale, if they work with Canadians. I thought I had to purchase via Disney due to being Canadian. Off to check the site
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Old 07-04-2014, 05:45 AM   #8
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Does anyone know if buyers from uk can use monera financial as can't see anything on their FAQ page to say they dont
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Old 07-04-2014, 09:46 AM   #9
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Lush1 I was told by Angie over at Monera that they loan to anyone as long as you have a us bank account in a Us bank so they can get the payment automatically. Send them an email. They were more thrn happy to answer the few questions I had
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Old 07-05-2014, 05:10 AM   #10
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Ok that prob rules me out as only have uk bank account
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Ok that prob rules me out as only have uk bank account
A loan from the UK can be got for around 4 percent interest, not sure if that's any good to you?
Then transfer the payment through a currency specialist like hifx.
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Old 07-05-2014, 10:46 AM   #12
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Do they still give discounts for family that work there? When I purchased mine, 7 years ago, my son was doing an internship and we got 25% discount!! what a deal!
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Old 07-06-2014, 12:20 AM   #13
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New owners buying direct need to buy 100 minimum. That's up to date info.

Click on the banner at the top of this thread and consider buying resale. The Timeshare Store specializes in DVC, they sponsor the DVC section of this board, and they're good people to do business. Buying direct might work for you, but if you're going to finance, you might consider resale. The cheaper resale price would offset the cost of financing.

There are places all over Disney offering the DVC Tour. they'll find you. Any resort is available direct from Disney, but they push the new resorts, you might have to be insistent about which resort you want, and, if it's a sold out resort, you might get put on a wait list while Disney finds and matches the points to your request.
This is incorrect. It is a minimum of 50 points, and I confirmed it today.
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Old 07-06-2014, 02:48 AM   #14
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This is incorrect. It is a minimum of 50 points, and I confirmed it today.
To be honest it varies. The official minimum. Is 100 points but sometimes certain guides will offer 50. It depends how much they want to make a sale, the 50 isn't always an option and not all guides will do it.
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Old 07-07-2014, 03:42 PM   #15
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THANKS!!!! so much for all of the information!

I am still studying my options!
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