DVC Resale Average Prices for 2018: January – December

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This article features the average sales price of contracts categorized by resort and month sold for January through December 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.

What will DVC Resale Prices Look Like in 2019?

Currently, in January there is a lot going on that could impact selling prices such as the new resale restrictions and a very likely Disney direct price increase to sold-out resorts coming soon.

The new restrictions could result in an interesting dynamic to pricing. On one hand, you think perhaps the restrictions naturally decrease DVC resale values because the Classic 14 DVC resorts will not be able to be used at the new resorts coming in the future, and this is certainly a valid thought. However, in the 1st week of this restriction announcement, DVC Resale Market sold nearly 300 contracts, resulting in a significant drop in inventory. Additionally, in the future when compared to the newer resorts such as Riviera when they enter the resale market, the Classic 14 resorts will be much less restricted and already include arguably the best real estate. Also, any direct price increase would only act to influence resale prices in an upward direction over time.

DVC Classic Collection

While we can only speculate now if these changes will ultimately result in resale pricing going up or down, it is almost certain that this recent activity by Disney will impact pricing in some way, and I would anticipate more pricing variation in 2019 than we saw in 2018.

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

Overall, prices in December for WDW resorts continued on the same steady trend we saw for the greater part of 2018. The only significant movement was in Boulder Ridge going from $93/pt. in November to $106/pt. in December, however, Boulder Ridge’s month to month selling price variance tends to have more to do with low sample sizes of sales than any significant trend in selling price.

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

WDW Resorts 2018 Sale Prices

WDW Resorts 2018 Sale Prices graph

 

DVC Resale Price Changes for Non-Resorts

From November to December 2018 for non-WDW resorts, there was almost no change in sale prices. The biggest story of 2018 for non-WDW Resorts was certainly the rise in the selling price of Grand Californian. In January of 2018, the average resale price of Grand Californian was $158/pt., and by December of 2018 that average selling price was $195/pt. Certainly, the direct price increase of $50/pt. in January of 2018 had a strong influence on the resale price of Grand Californian this past year.

Disney's Grand Californian

 

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

Non-WDW Resorts 2018 Sale Prices Chart

Non-WDW Resorts 2018 Sale Prices Graph

 

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 Dec. ’18 Sales Data)
Direct* 
(Disney Vacation Development)
Difference Per Point
(Direct – Resale)
Percentage Savings with Resale
Animal Kingdom $111 $171 $60 35%
Aulani $100 $182 $82 45%
Bay Lake Tower $138 $191 $53 28%
Beach Club $143 $185 $42 23%
Boardwalk $129 $171 $42 25%
Grand Californian $195 $235 $40 17%
Grand Floridian $162 $220 $58 26%
Hilton Head $82 $121 $39 32%
Old Key West $99 $151 $52 34%
Polynesian $153 $220 $67 30%
Saratoga Springs $104 $151 $47 31%
Vero Beach $75 $100 $25 25%
WL: Boulder Ridge $106 $171 $65 38%
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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Comments

  • Renato Frias
    January 14, 2019

    Thanks Nick. Do you think Disney can make changes to grandfathered DVC contracts, such as, say, you can only stay in your home resort (therefore abolishing the seven month window) for resale contracts? Or would buyers who already have contracts be protected from majors changes like this?

    • Nick Cotton
      January 14, 2019

      Renato, great question, but I think if that was an option it would have been done in this round of restrictions.

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