Monthly Archive: January 2018

Weekly Wisecrack: January 27, 2018

beaver cleaver

  The Beaver Grows UP While Theodore was sitting for his real estate license test he was wishing he could ask his older brother Wally what the heck does an abstract title, Lis Pendens, the civil rights act, net listing, zoning, a conforming loan, price to income ratio, quiet enjoyment, a REIT, a defeasible fee, …

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Timeshare Odds and Ends: January 27, 2018

 ► Next to love and heartache, there are probably more songs written about money than any other topic. There’s just plain old “Money” by The Beatles and “Money, Money, Money” by ABBA. Dire Straits sang about “Money for Nothing”; Donna Summer sang that “She Works Hard for the Money”; Steve Miller suggested we should “Take …

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Weekly Jukebox: January 27, 2018

  A giant has left us. Hugh Masakela, South African/American/World Citizen trumpet player extraordinaire has passed away at 78, apparently having succumbed to prostate cancer. Called the South African Father of Jazz, he was memorialized on Twitter thusly by Min. Nathi Mthethwa: A baobab tree has fallen, the nation has lost a one of a …

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Timeshare Financial News: January 27, 2018

  $$$► Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a global provider of next-generation hospitality software solutions and services, has reported operating results for its fiscal 2018 third quarter ended December 31, 2017. Summary of Fiscal 2018 Third Quarter Financial Results Total net revenue was $31.3 million, compared to total net revenue of $33.4 million in the comparable …

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South Carolina Timeshare News: January 27, 2018

>> EASTERN USA TIMESHARE NEWS: CHARLESTON: Don’t look now, but word on the street says that Strand Capital Group is looking for a location to build a new 100-room timeshare resort in Charleston, possibly at the Starbucks location at Calhoun and East Bay streets which is may already be properly zoned to accommodate such a …

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Australia Timeshare News: January 27, 2018

>> INTERNATIONAL TIMESHARE NEWS   GOLDCOAST: Accor Vacation Club has been busy spiffing up several of its resorts over the last year or so. Most recently they completed soft refurbishments at the following three Club Properties: The Grand Mercure Basildene Manor where, to better showcase the extensive gardens, they replaced timber decking with sturdy stainless …

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Mexico Timeshare News: January 27, 2018

>> INTERNATIONAL TIMESHARE NEWS   CANCUN: Here are a few statistics about +-Mexico’s timeshare industry – specifically Mexico’s Caribbean coast – with a nod and a tip of the hat to RCI for the information. In case you were wondering, there are currently 199 RCI-affiliated timeshare developments in Mexico. In Quintana Roo (where Cancun is) …

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Idle Timeshare Thoughts: January 27, 2018

ARDA-SalesChart 2013

  QUOTABLE QUOTES: “Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.” —Louis Brandeis     Check out the graphic below from ARDA that oh! so clearly and painfully shows how abruptly timeshare sales fell off the cliff around 2007/2008 when the real estate bubble burst and …

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Getting BIGGER: January 27, 2018

>>Timeshare Companies Getting BIGGER Canadian Vacation Ownership Association (CVOA) has gotten BIGGER. Eight new members joined following the Association’s annual conference, VO-Con, held in September 2017. This brings the number of members to 63, including development companies, management firms, resorts, exchange companies, service providers and suppliers. The new members who recently joined the growing organization …

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Weekly Wisecrack: January 20, 2018

elderly man

  The Road to Damascus Moment Tried, true & tested, good old Steady Eddie had faithfully drunk the ‘Kool-Aid’ for years. Recently however he had an epiphany when he realized that, on average, each week for the past 60 months about 3 of his sales guests turned out to be either full blown NQ’s or …

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