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In need of some advice I have the two timeshares that I have

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In need of some advice
I have the two timeshares that I have tried to get rid of but without luck. In Jan 2013 I filed a Quit Claim Deed on both and made official records (1 in Fl (orange county) and the 2nd in SC (Myrtle Beach), well they were not accepted by Sheraton Vacation Owners.
NOTE: Timeshares were purchased as joint efforts but after divorce I took both to pay off however leaving the deed in both names. So whatever happens here I assume will affect my ex as well, and if so OH MY :)

So now I just received a Foreclosure notice. Your thoughts of getting out .......Both are paid off with just yearly maintenance fees, but I am guessing that the timeshare bunch wants to keep getting the yearly fees since its getting harding to sell.

Anyway, I just read about Agreement in Lieu of Foreclosure then another document (once agreed to) to convey ownership.

BotXXXXX XXXXXne, what to do they wouldnt accept my Quit Claim Deeds, now it seems the hammer and threat of foreclosure is their next move, is it just a power push to scare or is this something that can affect my credit?
What should I do?

Thank you for any guidance


Hi, my name is XXXXX XXXXX I will be glad to assist you in any way that I can,


A deed in lieu of foreclosure is where an owner gives a deedto property to the lender so that the lender will not foreclose on the mortgage and there will be no foreclosure on the owner's credit report. This is comparable to what you did when you offered the Quit Claim Deeds back to the seller.


You are correct that they want to continue to receive the annual maintenance fees. Timeshares have developed a bad reputation because of some of the shady dealings that used to take place with the sale of timeshares. So, today, even where a timeshare developer is totally above board and is selling excellent timeshares, people still have the shady dealings of the past on their mind and shy away from buying them.


I do not think that their threats of foreclosure are scare tactics because developers have foreclosed and do continue to foreclose on timeshares because of nonpayment of the maintenance fees. So, if you have not been able to sell your timeshares, you might have to let them foreclose on the timeshares for nonpayment of the maintenance fees. However, you could give it one last try by communicating with them in writing and telling them (whether this is true or not) that due to divorce, you absolutely cannot afford to pay the maintenance fees, and you would be glad to offer them a deed in lieu of foreclosure. If they refuse, you might want to ask them what it would take for them to accept a deed in lieu of foreclosure. You did not say what the maintenance fees are, or how much you owe them, but you might want to offer them say, $1,000 along with the deed in lieu of foreclosure. It might seem like a lot of money, but when you think of it as helping you get rid of something that you consider a burden, it might be worth it to offer it and it would prevent a foreclosure from appearing on your credit report.


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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you for the quick response, that is what I didnt understand, regarding a form of paying something along with the Agreement in Lieu of Foreclosure. There is nothing owed, just maintenance fees and I am assuming interest for not paying fee in Jan. Anyway, maintenance fees for both are about 1,100.00 for each. So hopefully they are not wanting more than the current fees.

Thanks again


Thank you for the "Excellent Service" rating, I appreciate it greatly. You cannot imagine how many questions like yours we receive each week, from people who have found it impossible to sell their timeshares and I give them the same suggestion which I gave you. I wish I could offer more options, but there aren't any. Even charitable organizations are refusing to accept them to raffle off at fund raisers.


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