DVC Right of First Refusal (ROFR): July ’18 Report

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In the month of July, Disney exercised their right of first refusal (ROFR) on 32 of 245 Disney Vacation Club (DVC) contracts sold through the DVC Resale Market, representing 13.1% of the contracts sold. The waiver rate for July was 86.9%. With 32 buy backs, July 2018 represented the 4th consecutive month for 30 or more buy backs.

At 13.1%, July took a slight dip from the 13.5% seen in June.  The year-to-date (YTD) buy back rate for 2018 is now 9.7%, which remains more than double 2016’s rate of 4.4% and ahead of 2017’s rate of 6.9%.  The YTD waiver rate is 90.3%.

The chart below shows the relationship between the average selling price per point and the buy back rate from July 2017 through July 2018. Since April, we have observed consistency in both average DVC resale price and buy back rate when averaged among all resorts.  The average monthly DVC resale price across all resorts has remained between $111/pt. to $114/pt. since April.  Additionally, the monthly buy back rate has consistently stayed in a tight range since April, 11.9% to 13.6%.

Price Per Point and Buy Back Rate July'17 to July '18

What is Right of First Refusal (ROFR)?

For those new to the concept of Right of First Refusal, it is the option Disney Vacation Club has to purchase any resale contract after a sales price has been agreed upon, and the contract has been executed. Each contract must be forwarded to DVC for review.

DVC may take up to 30 days to review the contract. At their discretion, Disney may step in and purchase the property themselves at the terms agreed upon by the Seller and original Buyer. DVC then becomes the Buyer, and the purchase is complete. Once DVC is the buyer there is not an opportunity to come back with a better offer in hopes of still purchasing the contract.

Disney Vacation Club Resort Contracts Bought Back in 2018

Saratoga SpringsAnimal Kingdom and Old Key West remain nearly 90% of all buy backs in 2018.  Despite those 3 resorts dominating the buy backs this year, we saw many Hilton Head contracts bought back in July.  Just in the month of July, there were 8 Hilton Head contracts bought back from 11 sales.  This is compared to only 3 Hilton Head buy backs from January through June.

This increase in buy back rate of Hilton Head may perhaps be attributed to a declining resale price of Hilton Head from late Spring into the Summer.  While other DVC resorts on average have remained flat or experienced increases in sales prices in 2018, the same cannot be said for Hilton Head.  January through April saw average resale prices of Hilton Head in the low to mid 80’s per point.  However, more recent data shows average Hilton Head sales in the upper 60’s to low 70’s per point.  This decline may have triggered an increase in Hilton Head buy backs as the direct price for Hilton Head is $121/pt.

Please refer to the graph below for the total amount of buy backs at each DVC resort for contracts sold by DVC Resale Market through the month of July in 2018:

ROFR chart by resort 8.2.18

Details on DVC Buybacks

In July, DVC Resale Market had buy backs of Animal Kingdom, Beach ClubBoardwalk, Boulder RidgeHilton Head, Old Key West and Saratoga Springs.

Details on the contracts bought back in July are below:

Resort$/PointPts. on ContractPriceClosing Costs Paid by’18 Dues Paid byUse YearPoint Availability
Animal Kingdom$102160$16,320BuyerPro-RateDec.36 Pts. ’18 + 160 Pts. ’19
Animal Kingdom$103160$16,480BuyerPro-RateDec.18 Pts. ’18 + 160 Pts. ’19
Animal Kingdom$104200$20,800SellerSellerSep.0 Pts. ’18 + 200 Pts. ’19
Beach Club$116400$46,400BuyerSeller*Mar.0 Pts. ’18 + 6 Pts. ’19
Boardwalk$105240$25,200SellerPro-RateDec.21 Pts. ’18 + 240 Pts. ’19
Boulder Ridge$107150$16,050SellerSellerJun.0 Pts. ’18 + 150 Pts. ’19
Hilton Head$65350$22,750BuyerSellerJun.248 Pts. ’18 + 350 Pts. ’19
Hilton Head$75220$16,390BuyerSellerMar.288 Pts. ’18 + 220 Pts. ’19
Hilton Head$63240$15,120BuyerSellerDec.0 Pts. ’18 + 240 Pts. ’19
Hilton Head$69200$13,800BuyerSellerAug.0 Pts. ’18 + 200 Pts. ’19
Hilton Head$75300$22,350BuyerSellerAug.600 Pts. ’18 + 300 Pts. ’19
Hilton Head$68360$24,480BuyerSeller*Feb.0 Pts. ’18 + 297 Pts.’ 19
Hilton Head$70210$14,700BuyerPro-RateJun.298 Pts. ’18 + 210 Pts. ’19
Hilton Head$62270$16,740BuyerPro-RateApr.143 Pts. ’18 + 270 Pts. ’19
Old Key West$96230$22,080BuyerSellerAug.1 Pt. ’18 + 230 Pts. ’19
Old Key West$85230$19,550BuyerSellerDec.0 Pts. ’18 + 230 Pts. ’19
Old Key West$87150$13,050BuyerSellerOct.0 Pts. ’18 + 150 Pts.’19
Old Key West$85230$19,550BuyerPro-RateJun.145 Pts.’18 + 230 Pts.’19
Saratoga Springs$95210$19,950BuyerSellerSep.0 Pts.’18 + 210 Pts.’19
Saratoga Springs$89100$8,900SellerPro-RateSep.7 Pts. ’18 + 100 Pts.’19
Saratoga Springs$87500$43,500BuyerSeller*Jun.52 Pts.’18 + 448 Pts.’19
Saratoga Springs$96250$23,940BuyerSellerSep.0 Pts. ’18 + 250 Pts.’19
Saratoga Springs$95200$19,000BuyerSeller*Jun.248 Pts.’18 + 53 Pts.’19
Saratoga Springs$92160$14,720BuyerSellerAug.0 Pts. ’18 + 160 Pts.’19
Saratoga Springs$95150$14,250BuyerPro-RateMar.13 Pts. ’18 + 150 Pts.’19
Saratoga Springs$96200$19,200BuyerSellerApr.0 Pts. ’18 + 200 Pts.’19
Saratoga Springs$90150$13,500BuyerSellerDec.0 Pts. ’18 + 150 Pts. ’19
Saratoga Springs$97130$12,610BuyerSellerDec.0 Pts. ’18 + 130 Pts.’19
Saratoga Springs$97160$15,520BuyerSellerMar.21 Pts. ’18 + 152 Pts.’19
Saratoga Springs$95300$28,500BuyerSellerDec.50 Pts.’18 + 300 Pts.’19
Saratoga Springs$87555$48,285BuyerSeller*Feb.0 Pts. ’18 + 1 Pt. ’19
Saratoga Springs$96200$19,200BuyerSeller*Jun.0 Pts.’18 + 22 Pts. ’19

* Seller Provided Credit to Buyer for 2019 Points Used

Buy Back Rates for Disney Vacation Club Resorts

The table below shows the percentage of buy backs for all 7 different resorts purchased back in July:

ResortBuy BacksNumber SoldPercentage Bought Back
Saratoga Springs146421.9%
Hilton Head81172.7%
Old Key West41822.2%
Animal Kingom3427.1%
Boulder Ridge1812.5%
Beach Club1137.7%


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