Best Reasons to Finance Your Next DVC Resale Purchase

Disney's Grand Floridian pool view

Financing your next DVC resale points package might not be on your radar; however, paying cash up front may not be the best financial decision either once you discover reasons you may want to finance your next DVC Resale Market purchase.

Why Financing May Be Preferable

Having cash in hand and sending it to the escrow company at closing is great if you can afford it, but the fact is that many people scrimp and save for several months or even years to pay for their DVC resale package. Financing allows you to spread out some of that cost, so you aren’t parting with all of your money at once.  You can use a hefty chunk, or as little as 20% of the purchase price, as a down payment, but wiping out your savings is ill advised.  This is because it’s a much wiser decision to leave an emergency fund in your savings account for those unexpected expenses that may arise.

Disney's Old Key West

Furthermore, you could use some of that pay-in-full cash to actually go on vacation with and enjoy what you just purchased. This is called “balancing the fun with the funds”. Why pay $10,000 today for 10 years of future accommodations when you can pay $1,000 each year (plus a small amount of interest) for ten years and enjoy the same accommodations for the same amount of time?  Remember, the shorter term the loan the less interest you pay, so we recommend loans of five years or less.

Disney's Magic Kingdom

Financing will also allow you to get the vacation package that you otherwise cannot afford upfront.  This way you have your choice of premium accommodations and the best home resort more suited for your family’s lifestyle, rather than settling for something not perfect and trying to get what you really want later.

Polynesian one-bedroom

This doesn’t mean you should take on a loan bigger than you can afford.  Your agent here at DVC Resale Market can provide you with a few options and price ranges on the vacation package you want.  Use this easy payment calculator here  to see prices vs. down payments which result in different monthly payment amounts.  You should pick the one that you are most comfortable with without stretching your budget.

Timeshares Are Not Investments

Although this factual statement is true, investing in your family’s happiness is priceless.  If you are planning on vacationing as often as your lifestyle and careers allow, purchasing a Disney Vacation Club Membership is a great choice.  It’s well known that the superior accommodations over hotels will bring many happy memories and avoid those discomforts of sharing small spaces with little amenities.

Disney's Grand Floridian

Building Good Credit Helps

It’s implied in the “cash is king model” that all debt is inherently bad. This is not wholeheartedly true.  If you paid cash for everything you would not build any credit and this can hurt you.  Having good credit when applying for car insurance or a job can verify you are responsible and able to follow through on your commitments.  You also earn lower interest rates on large purchases by having credit established.

Financing a DVC resale purchase can also help increase your credit score.  By using a lender that reports to credit bureaus you will benefit from making those payments on time.  Contact for a free credit evaluation and quote if you want to learn more.

Save Even More Money!

Regardless of the price and down payment you choose, make sure your loan does not have additional monthly fees, unnecessary closing costs added, or a prepayment penalty.  These all add to the total cost and can erase all the savings you made on your original purchase through the resale market.  You should be able to make your monthly payments on just the principle and interest plus add additional principle payments anytime you like without penalty.

Disney's Animal Kingdom

For additional questions regarding these kinds of opportunities to join or add-on to the Disney Vacation Club, please do not hesitate to contact the friendly professionals of DVC Resale Market at 1-844-DVC-PROS (382-7767).

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Debbie Ely is the President of Vacation Club Loans.


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