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Timeshare Foreclosure Dangers

Timeshare Foreclosure Dangers

January 11, 2019 – by Primo Management Group

Timeshare Foreclosure Dangers

Are you worried about timeshare foreclosure? Here’s what you need to know.

If you’re behind in your timeshare payments, you are in danger of timeshare foreclosure. This process can be scary and definitely has severe consequences for you. We’ll break down the process and offer some possible ways out.

What Is Timeshare Foreclosure?

Timeshare foreclosure is the legal process where the developer takes back your property because  of non-payment of loans, maintenance fees, or special assessments. This happens after you have failed to make your payments for an extended period of time.

The Timeshare Foreclosure Process

Because laws vary from state to state, the foreclosure process also varies. And of course, every timeshare and contract is different. However, foreclosure will likely follow this general process. First, you miss some payments. Maybe your loan or your maintenance fees. Or maybe your HOA levied a special assessment you couldn’t afford or did not pay. Whatever the case, your HOA will try to collect payment. Typically, they use phone calls and letters. In addition, they will apply all manner of late fees. And you will probably lose access to your timeshare during this time.

If you still don’t make payments, they may send you to a collections company. If they haven’t already, you will probably now be reported to the major credit reporting agencies. At that point, your credit score will drop. Then the collections company will attempt to collect payment, and they will likely be quite assertive about it. Consumers find collections to be very stressful, especially if they can’t pay.

If you still don’t pay, then the developer or collections company will initiate foreclosure. In some states, they may first place a lien on your property and then issue a declaration of foreclosure.

There are two types of foreclosure: judicial and non-judicial. With a judicial foreclosure, the company  files a lawsuit against you asking the court to grant them the timeshare in exchange for your debt. A non-judicial foreclosure does not go to court. Instead, it relies on existing state processes rather than going to court.

What Are the Consequences?

First, you will no longer own your timeshare. In some ways, you may find this to be a blessing However, the other consequences have broader ramifications.

Next, your credit score will drop even further. The exact numbers depend on your score before the foreclosure as well as the credit reporting agency. But the impact on your score will be substantial. A foreclosure on your report will impact your ability to get future credit. And a foreclosure stays on your report for 7 years. Third, you will have to pay taxes on the amount of the debt essentially forgiven by foreclosure.

How Can You Avoid Timeshare Foreclosure?

Because foreclosure has serious consequences, most people want to avoid it. Here are some options.

Take Early Action

Talk to your HOA early on. The foreclosure process is complex and they can lose money, so they may be willing to bargain with you. Your best bet it to contact them early on. For example, call them as soon as you get a special assessment you can’t afford or as soon as you lose your job. The more pro-active you can be, the more likely they are to bargain.

Deed In Lieu

Sometimes HOAs will accept a deed in lieu of foreclosure. Essentially, they allow you give back your timeshare without paying delinquent fees. However, not all companies accept deed-backs and all deed-backs impact your credit score, although to a lesser extent than foreclosure.

Timeshare Exit

If you find yourself facing timeshare foreclosure and the company in unwilling to work with you, consider getting a timeshare cancellation partner. These consumer advocates can help you get out of your contract. At Primo, we help people like you every day. Give us a call to see how we can help you exit your contract.

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Frequently Asked Questions ?

How does PMG get me out of my timeshare contract?

PMG is not a resale, transfer, or donation company. We are consumer advocates—we help to negotiate the release of your timeshare contract obligation. We do not buy, sell, or rent your timeshare. Simply put, we help you to get out of your timeshare contract forever.

How long does the process usually take?

Usually less than 12 months, but it all depends on your situation. If your timeshare is free and clear with no mortgage, then the process may only take 3-9 months.

Speak to your advisor about the time, and what delays the resorts have put into place to prevent timeshare owners from departing their ownership. If you have a mortgage or past due maintenance fee, the process takes more time.

How much is my timeshare worth?

This is probably going to hurt, but whether you paid $5,000 or $50,000 for your timeshare, the IRS values all timeshares as worthless investments. In addition, that timeshare would have negative value due to the annual maintenance fee bill which compounds year after year. That is until PMG helps you cancel your timeshare.

Can I use your service if I still have a balance owed on my mortgage?

Yes. Whether you bought your timeshare 20 days ago or 20 years ago, PMG has a solution for you and is here to help.

Will my name be off the timeshare?

Yes! Permanently! GUARANTEED!

In addition to getting me out of my timeshare, can you recover the money I’ve already spent on mortgage payments and maintenance fees?

While we are able to recover money in rare cases, beware of any timeshare cancellation company that entices you with the promise of fund recovery. The truth is, timeshares are loath to give back the money they’ve already taken.

Are your consumer advocates really “consumer advocates”, or is that just a fancy word for salesperson?

Because most of our clients have had their trust betrayed by timeshare salespeople, we understand how some consumers can become a bit jaded. When you call us for a consultation, that’s exactly what you get, a consultation. At PMG, our job is not to sell you; our job is to help you get out of your timeshare. Which is why we have numerous 5-star reviews and an “A” (excellent) rating from the BCA.

Why should I choose PMG to get me out of my timeshare?

We pride ourselves on providing our customers with the best customer service in the industry. When you contact our company, you speak to a live person, not an automated system or voicemail. We go above and beyond for our customers by helping you to protect your credit and even repair your credit if needed. We offer a 100% money back guarantee, and we can provide documented proof of our success in helping customers just like you.

What happens after I sign up with you? Will I be apprised of your progress?

At PMG, we pride ourselves on our hands-on, boutique-style customer service, so every new client is assigned a case manager whose job is to keep you in the loop throughout the entire cancellation process. Your case manager is always just a phone call away.

How much is your fee?

Not all timeshare experiences are created equal. Some are more complicated than others, and every situation is different. That’s why our trained timeshare elimination consultants will ask you a series of questions designed to determine exactly what needs to be done to terminate your timeshare, how long it will take, and how they can best advocate for you. We will always seek the most cost-effective route for you.

What if I still have more questions?

Canceling a timeshare contract is not a cookie cutter process. With each situation being unique, once you complete the form below an experienced consumer advocate will call you today to discuss your options.