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john Thursday, March 11th, 2010 04:56 PM

renovations assessment
 
when we visited in jan-feb we went to owners meeting and were shown pics of what the new renovations would look like, very nice. we asked if there was going to be a special assessment for this. we were told absolutely not. well, guess what? got our renovations assessment in the mail today-$283-$383 depending on what size you have, and for two years. the only good thing is we have 1 week in A building and that is to get done first. this is the down side to owning multiple weeks

dvaruba Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 08:08 AM

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I'm sure everyone has received their letter from Divi about the remodel of units in Buildings A thru D. Any comments?????
It's been a long time in the works. Think it will really happen this time?

john Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 01:05 PM

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i think it will happen, although i question the timetable. never have seen any project go on time in aruba. what bugs me is what have they done with the millions they have received in maintenance fees for all these years. divi has been sold out for years. where did all that money go?:wink_smil

roschone Friday, April 9th, 2010 09:27 PM

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Yeah, we all got our assessment letter. Funny they didn't mention THAT at the member's meeting. I did have a chance to go into the model unit, and it is nice. It's not my style - a little modern for me - but it was very nice. There were a few issues - well one major one. The door on the microwave doesn't clear the wall - so you couldn't open it more than about a 1/3 of the way or else you scraped part of the wall off. You could see chunks of wall on the stove. Hopefully they don't make that mistake in all the rooms, but well let's just say Divi doesn't have the best reputation for fixing things right. The people staying in there were nice enough to let us come in as we were staying a couple of rooms down. We weren't in there very long, but it was pretty nicely done. Full table, large sink, beautiful counters, new patio furniture, sliding glass doors on the closet. Like I said, not my style, but nice and new. Long overdue.

roschone Monday, April 19th, 2010 09:11 PM

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Sooo, did everyone get their bill?

dvaruba Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 09:20 AM

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Originally Posted by roschone (Post 98887)
Sooo, did everyone get their bill?

This is the stupidest thing I have ever received from NC. I got my bill for 2011 yesterday and my 2010 bill isn't even due until June2010. Kind of makes you think that "it's all about the money"

dwippies Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 09:46 AM

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dv, at costa linda we have to pay ahead. our 2010 maintenance was due by october 31,2009. are you sure that isn't the way yours works? most timeshares expect you to pay before the first of the year the fee is due for. otherwise, people come, use their week and then stop paying or delay payment.

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Originally Posted by dvaruba (Post 98903)
This is the stupidest thing I have ever received from NC. I got my bill for 2011 yesterday and my 2010 bill isn't even due until June2010. Kind of makes you think that "it's all about the money"


dvaruba Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 10:00 AM

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Originally Posted by sherry (Post 98905)
dv, at costa linda we have to pay ahead. our 2010 maintenance was due by october 31,2009. are you sure that isn't the way yours works? most timeshares expect you to pay before the first of the year the fee is due for. otherwise, people come, use their week and then stop paying or delay payment.


For all the years that we have been going to Divi Village, we get our bill 8-10months before our owned week. It has to be paid 6 months prior to travel. It has always been this way and we have never been informed of any changes. In fact, the payment sheet date that came along with it says due by June2011 for travel in Dec2011. That is the way it is for owned specified weeks at Divi Village. I know they have different types of contracts, but this is how ours is.

dwippies Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 10:04 AM

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yeah, they do sound a little money hungry to send it now. that really is crazy.

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Originally Posted by dvaruba (Post 98907)
For all the years that we have been going to Divi Village, we get our bill 8-10months before our owned week. It has to be paid 6 months prior to travel. It has always been this way and we have never been informed of any changes. In fact, the payment sheet date that came along with it says due by June2011 for travel in Dec2011. That is the way it is for owned specified weeks at Divi Village. I know they have different types of contracts, but this is how ours is.


roschone Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 04:45 PM

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I have a friend who owns 2 weeks, with 2 different contracts. One of them is RCI Points, and she has to pay for that 1 year in advance. The other is due 6 moths before the contracted week. I have 2 weeks of the latter. I just don't ever remember getting a bill this early. Perhaps it has something to do with all the extra information about the renovation assessment? Or maybe they figure we need the extra time to absorb that higher bill.....lol

dvaruba Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 08:00 AM

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Am I reading this letter right? Does it say that if you do not want to participate in the renovations they will buy your contract back for a total price of $1,000? Does anyone belong to the Divi Vacation Club? Couldn't quite figure that one out. I know they have sold all different types of contracts over the years. Any input on which anyone thinks is the best type of contract? Ya, the first one, don't go, don't pay....lol

roschone Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 05:18 PM

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Originally Posted by dvaruba (Post 98934)
Am I reading this letter right? Does it say that if you do not want to participate in the renovations they will buy your contract back for a total price of $1,000? Does anyone belong to the Divi Vacation Club? Couldn't quite figure that one out. I know they have sold all different types of contracts over the years. Any input on which anyone thinks is the best type of contract? Ya, the first one, don't go, don't pay....lol


Yes, we have that first contract - don't go, don't pay. And we have never taken advantage of it because we always go. So, so much for that. I have a similar contract for our 2nd week, but without the no go no pay clause. I'm not crazy about the RCI points contract or the floating week thing either. But that could just be because they confuse the hell out of me (not a hard thing to do). I like knowing when we're going every year and exactly what room we'll be in. All I wanna have to do is pay the bill, and go. But that's just me.

And what on earth can they be thinking at Divi offering a measly $1000 for our contracts? At first I thought it must be my eyes. But no. Are they KIDDING? Jesus, all they need is a gun and mask!!!!

dvaruba Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 08:21 AM

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Originally Posted by roschone (Post 98955)
Yes, we have that first contract - don't go, don't pay. And we have never taken advantage of it because we always go. So, so much for that. I have a similar contract for our 2nd week, but without the no go no pay clause. I'm not crazy about the RCI points contract or the floating week thing either. But that could just be because they confuse the hell out of me (not a hard thing to do). I like knowing when we're going every year and exactly what room we'll be in. All I wanna have to do is pay the bill, and go. But that's just me.

And what on earth can they be thinking at Divi offering a measly $1000 for our contracts? At first I thought it must be my eyes. But no. Are they KIDDING? Jesus, all they need is a gun and mask!!!!


I'm with you. I like to know when we are going each year (same time/same room). Don't like the idea of Divi telling me when I can and cannot go. I just went to the Divi Website and it says bills are sent out in April of the previous year of travel......that's new!!, and has never happened in the past. Change the rules as we go along, but still not due until 6 months before travel. Do they think we will forget about it??

roschone Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 11:52 AM

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Originally Posted by dvaruba (Post 98971)
I'm with you. I like to know when we are going each year (same time/same room). Don't like the idea of Divi telling me when I can and cannot go. I just went to the Divi Website and it says bills are sent out in April of the previous year of travel......that's new!!, and has never happened in the past. Change the rules as we go along, but still not due until 6 months before travel. Do they think we will forget about it??


My problem certainly won't be forgetting about it, but I wouldn't put it past me to lose it by then... :confused_:embaresse Maybe it's a setup LOL


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