DVC Resale Average Prices for 2018: January – October

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Disney Vacation Club's Beach Club Resort wide angle view of the buildings, pool, and windmill.

This article features the average sales price of contracts categorized by resort and month sold for January through October 2018. Our goal is for this to provide great directional information for anyone considering a Disney Vacation Club (DVC) resale purchase or just wanting to satisfy a general curiosity of prices and trends.

Keep in mind that prices of a resort can still easily vary based on the size of the contract in points, the current point availability of the contract (i.e., points current, banked and borrowed) as well as other various factors (i.e., extended Old Key West contract, subsidized dues contracts, etc.). For example, contracts that are smaller and have higher point availability tend to sell for more than the average price per point and vice versa.

DVC Resale Price Changes for Walt Disney World (WDW) Resorts

Below is a chart and graph detailing the average prices per point for each WDW DVC Resort, January – October of 2018:

While prices continue to remain consistent for most WDW resorts, some have experienced modest price increases in 2018, but one of those resorts we have not discussed in previous blogs is Disney’s Beach Club. Beach Club’s $20/pt. direct price increase in January would have normally been big news, however, it was overshadowed by increases with the Grand Floridian, Polynesian and Grand Californian as those resorts experienced direct price increases anywhere from $35/pt. to $50/pt.

Beach Club’s resale price has risen nearly $10/pt. in 2018. This may be a shock to some, as unlike some other resorts that have experienced price increases this year, Beach Club has a 2042 expiration date. With 24 years remaining, we may still be several years away from the shorter end date making a strong impact, especially considering how substantial Disney inflation has been in recent years. Despite shorter years and higher dues when compared to many other WDW resorts, Beach Club continues to resale at strong prices. For example, in October, Beach Club sold on average for only $4/pt. less than Polynesian. Both resorts are close to theme parks, but Polynesian has lower dues ($6.20/pt. vs. $6.44/pt.) and double the years left on the deed (48 years vs. 24 years). Despite the huge discrepancy in years remaining, they resold in October for nearly the same price.

The phenomenon of Beach Club’s strong resale prices can certainly be attributed to the power of having Home Resort Priority at the Beach Club. The Beach Club has a trifecta of factors that make it’s Home Resort Priority valuable:

  1. Location: you can walk to Epcot, the Boardwalk area and walk or take a water taxi to Hollywood Studios
  2. Small: only 282 rooms
  3. X-Factor: Stormalong Bay Pool, which is a three-acre water wonderland that includes a lazy river, long water slide, hot tubs and numerous play areas

 

DVC Resale Price Changes for Non-Resorts

Despite a dip in resale price for 4 consecutive months, Grand Californian still commands the highest resale price of any DVC Resort at an average selling price of $190/pt. in October.

Below is a chart and graph detailing the average prices per point for each Non-WDW DVC Resort, January – October of 2018:

 

DVC Resale Prices Compared to Direct DVC Prices

Below is a chart comparing the DVC Resale Market prices to Direct Resale prices:

Resort Resale
(Based on Oct. ’18 Sales Data)
Direct* 
(Disney Vacation Development)
Difference Per Point
(Direct – Resale)
Percentage Savings with Resale
Animal Kingdom $115 $171 $56 33%
Aulani $102 $182 $80 44%
Bay Lake Tower $144 $191 $47 25%
Beach Club $152 $185 $33 18%
Boardwalk $129 $171 $42 25%
Grand Californian $190 $235 $45 19%
Grand Floridian $168 $220 $52 24%
Hilton Head $75 $121 $46 38%
Old Key West $95 $151 $56 37%
Polynesian $156 $220 $64 29%
Saratoga Springs $104 $151 $47 31%
Vero Beach $60 $100 $40 40%
WL: Boulder Ridge $104 $171 $67 39%
WL: Copper Creek $152 $182 $30 16%

*Direct price does not reflect any promotional discounts DVC may be offering

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