DVC Resale Average Prices for 2018: January – September

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Disney's DVC Polynesian Village Resort villas on the boardwalk over the water.

This article features the average sales price of contracts categorized by resort and month sold for January through September 2018. Our goal is for this to provide great directional information for anyone considering a 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 – September of 2018:

Prices continue to remain consistent for most of the WDW resorts. The WDW resort with the most variability in 2018 has been Polynesian. In January, it was selling at an average price of $140/pt., by mid-Summer it rose to an average selling price of $163/pt., and now has an average selling price back down to $153/pt. to begin the Fall. The rise in price earlier this year may have certainly been attributed to the sharp direct price increase that occurred in January. With the direct price, increasing $44/pt. in January, it is logical that the resale price would follow to some degree.

However, the bigger mystery is why the recent decline in price of Polynesian?  This may be attributed to a much healthier supply of Polynesian contracts entering the market with sellers observing a sharp increase in the Polynesian’s pricing.  Many Polynesian sellers likely purchased direct since it is such a recently “sold out” resort, and with most direct buyers financing this may have been many sellers first opportunity to sell without experiencing a loss or having to bring funds to closing.  Certainly, the supply of Polynesian on the resale market is growing as it now exceeds Old Key West and is beginning to rival other larger DVC Resorts such as Saratoga Springs and Animal Kingdom.

DVC Resale Price Changes for Non-Resorts

The resort with biggest selling price gain by far in 2018 is still Grand Californian. Despite an average selling price decline for 3 consecutive months it still remains the DVC resort fetching the highest per point prices, and that doesn’t look to change anytime soon, especially with any future Disneyland hotel hopes on an indefinite hold.

Below is a chart and graph detailing the average prices per point for each Non-WDW DVC Resort, January – September 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 Sept. ’18 Sales Data)
Direct* 
(Disney Vacation Development)
Difference Per Point
(Direct – Resale)
Percentage Savings with Resale
Animal Kingdom $113 $171 $58 34%
Aulani $101 $182 $81 45%
Bay Lake Tower $140 $191 $51 27%
Beach Club $147 $185 $38 21%
Boardwalk $129 $171 $42 25%
Grand Californian $195 $235 $44 19%
Grand Floridian $169 $220 $51 23%
Hilton Head $83 $121 $38 31%
Old Key West $100 $151 $51 34%
Polynesian $153 $220 $67 30%
Saratoga Springs $104 $151 $47 31%
Vero Beach $61 $100 $39 39%
WL: Boulder Ridge $103 $171 $68 40%
WL: Copper Creek n/a $182 n/a n/a

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

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