- Aug 17, 2006
All the advice has been great - but this post tickles my Left Brain. I do cost basis points this same way - though my AKV cost comes to about $10.44 because there are also closing costs added to the cost of the purchase - but I get where you are coming from here.You have BWV for F&W stays and can use AKL for the fall, too. So this becomes about the spring sleep around. The current cost per point, per year, is $9.40 for $105 purchase price for Saratoga. BLT at $150 is $10.06, Poly at $155 is $10.06 and AKL at $110 is $10.33. (All numbers using current MFs). You said you aren't terribly interested in having a home resort priority for BLT or POLY. It's going to cost you an extra $150 per year over the contract to go with AKL over SSR. How much do you love AKL? I went through this same thought process for my first resale contract....awaiting ROFR on AKL. There's just a little more of an advantage to having AKL over SSR, including higher rent if you need to do that.
The cost difference as you list between SSR and AKV becomes almost entirely about the MF though - with the buy-in actually being a little less for the AKV (I get $3.00 for the AKV, and $3.12 for SSR based on $105 a point but 3 less years.)
That said, my AKV contract bought in 2014 has a current cost basis of only $9.29, while our BWV contract is $12.09. An SSR contract at $105 giving my $9.40 per point would be very much in line with the price we are paying at AKV at the moment. Looking at it THIS way gives me really something to think about.