While time shares continue to gain in popularity among the general public as vacation accommodations, there are a lot of secrets that the time share industry would rather potential buyers not know.
A time share unit can make sense in some specific circumstances, such as when you have a family reunion the same week and at the same place every year, but for most people, they aren't near the great deal that they are made out to be. Here are some of the secrets that the time share industry doesn't want you to know or do before you purchase one:
1. Time Shares Are a Lousy Investment
In fact, they aren't an investment at all, since it makes little sense to put money into a depreciating asset and expect a return. While you will not find many time share sales representatives outright pushing time share sales as a quality investment these days (it was common in the past), they will still use subtle wording during the sales presentation to give the impression that purchasing a time share is a good financial move. Terms like "life-quality investment" are often used to try and tie the words "time share" and "investment" together. If you don't listen carefully, you will think that a time share is a great investment when, in fact, it's far from it.