Proud Momma to DD
- May 19, 2018
We are pretty off topic, so I’m not going to respond except to say 1500 on the SAT, out of 1600, is the top 1%. If you don’t get a scholarship, I would be shocked!
That's awesome. I'm at the same point with 325 BWV. But I have to ask...doesn't it bother you even a little bit knowing that you could instantly trade your contracts for $40,000 right now? It's driving me crazy and I'm looking for a rationale to keep my points. But they've doubled in value since I bought them and I'm feeling like a bit of a sucker not selling.We own 2 contracts and are happily at the point where we are beyond break even and our vacations now only cost the yearly dues.
Yes and no. The reason owning at Boardwalk is so important is because we go to Food & Wine each year, sometimes bringing friends, and book multiple studios. That's not really an option for non-owners. However, this year, I was able to book three stays at the Swolphin within two weeks of arrival date for an average of $250 per night all-in. If that continues I will most likely look at selling some BWV points and staying elsewhere. But to your point, I have also noticed the INSANE increase in Disney hotel prices recently. So most likely my value will come from staying off-site, which I am fine with. I still love DVC and think it's a great product, but in my opinion, DVC as a whole is overpriced right now. I wouldn't mind reengaging if there were a price correction at some point in the future.The increase in hotel rooms is one of the reasons I wanted to buy in. I've watched AKV prices climb in the last 7-8 years, and that's somewhere I really wanted to stay. If I'm going to pay $200 for a value, which is the rate I see now, I'd MUCH rather have DVC.
But with BWV - there is the argument at some point soon the value will decline. ELMC, have you thought about selling some points and buying in somewhere else?
Love it -- let us know when you score that bathroom key !DW is out of control and I am an enabler. We started with 200 VGF points and quickly discovered (because we booked so late) that we really like big villas and needed more points to travel that way; add another 204 VGF resale. We did a split stay at BCV and VGF; add 200 BCV resale. A stay in a 1 bd at BLT showed us the double advantage of an extra bathroom and walking to MK; add 280 BLT resale. Now that we are up to 884, DW is mumbling about adding 116 to get to 1000 points (apparently it comes with a key to the DVC 1000 point washroom).
To use all the points DW invited the extended family down for a few days. Our intention was to get a BLT Grand Villa (never stayed in one before). Too many said yes so had to switch to two 2bd villas. Upside: two 2bd villas uses fewer points than grand villa. Downside: don't get to stay in grand villa.