DVC Resale Average Sales Prices for 2018: January – April

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Disney's Grand Californian Resort

DVC (Disney Vacation Club) resale buyers easily have a good idea of listing prices by simply browsing the current listings. However, we are often asked, what are contracts selling for? At DVC Resale Market, for several years we have published details of every contract that gets bought back in right of first refusal (ROFR), but we wanted to provide more data on all DVC contracts sold.

What this article features is the average sales price of contracts categorized by resort and month sold. Our hope, is this should provide great directional information for anyone considering a DVC resale purchase or just wanting to satisfy 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, smaller contracts and contracts with high point availability tend to sell for more than the average price per point.

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 – April of 2018:

WDW Resorts Chart May'18

Average Resale Prices by WDW DVC Resort in 2018

Many of the WDW DVC resorts only experienced modest changes over the first four months of 2018. Additionally, some of the change may be attributed to variation of the contracts sold that month. However, with Polynesian and Grand Floridian clear rising trends can be observed. The average resale price of Polynesian increased roughly $16/pt. in just four months from approximately $140/pt. to $156/pt. Grand Floridian also experienced a steady increase over the past four months, going from $156/pt. to $168/pt., equally a $12/pt. rise.

DVC Resale Price Changes for Non-Resorts

The increase of the Polynesian and Grand Floridian is not entirely surprising, given Disney raised the direct prices on those two resorts significantly in January. Another resort that experienced a large direct price increase in January was the Grand Californian. In fact, Grand Californian’s direct price increase was the largest of all at $50/pt. Additionally, it may come as no surprise that Grand Californian has also seen the largest increase in its resale selling price over the past four months. The average resale price for the Grand Californian has risen a staggering $40/pt., from $158/pt. to $198/pt. since January.

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

Non-WDW Resorts Chart May'18

Non-WDW Resorts Graph May'18

DVC Direct Price Changes Compared to DVC Resale Price Changes

Below is a chart comparing the direct price change in January to the resale price changes from January to April. As expected, some of the resorts that experienced very large direct price increases in January, have seen their resale prices increase as well. Those resorts being Grand Floridian, Polynesian and Grand Californian.  Some of the resorts with resale changes less than $10/pt. may be due to month-to-month variability. However, more significant changes can be seen with Grand Floridian, Polynesian and especially Grand Californian.

Interestingly enough, Grand Californian’s increase in resale selling price has matched 80% of its direct price increase from January. This resale price increase of Grand Californian may come as little surprise to those buyers who have been seeking it, as currently, Grand Californian contracts are sold nearly as fast as they are listed.

Resort Direct Price Variance Per Point in Jan. ’18 Resale Price Variance from Jan. to Apr. ’18
Animal Kingdom +6 +2
Aulani +6 -1
Bay Lake Tower +6 +3
Beach Club +20 +4
Boardwalk +6 -5
Boulder Ridge +6 -6
Copper Creek* +6 n/a 
Grand Californian +50 +40
Grand Floridian +35 +12
Hilton Head +6 +2
Old Key West +6
Polynesian +44 +16
Saratoga Springs +6 +2
Vero Beach -15 -2

*Not enough sales data to establish a change in resale price

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