Times are tough at the moment, with a lot of us having a hard time juggling our mortgage, paying the bills and keeping the gas tank full. At the same time, people are being laid off by the thousands and wave after wave of home foreclosures are sweeping across the country. If you happen to own a timeshare, then things are even worse. The maintenance fees keep going up every year and owners are frequently invoiced hundreds or even thousands in special assessment fees. Now is the time to get rid of your timeshare before the added expense causes even more economic stress on your household.
If your timeshare is financed, then you’ll want to pay everything off as soon as you can. This will get rid of those interest payments which can be very high on their own (and unlike the interest payments for your primary residence, these payments are not tax deductible). Additionally, you’ll find it difficult, if not impossible to sell your timeshare if there is still a mortgage on the property. With so many other timeshares on the market that no longer have mortgages, it is extremely unlikely that you’ll find a willing buyer.