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villas for about $350 a week?

Discussion in 'Resorts, Hotels, DVC, Villas' started by luvthemansion, Jul 27, 2011.

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    I dont want to spend a fortune and I can see some 4 bed villas dotted around for about $350 a week which I know seems low. Anything to look out for or is it just people wanting to fill in their bookings?
     
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    That seems a very low price IMHO.
    Maybe because of the financial situation the owners are content with just covering their overheads and realising only a tiny profit. :unsure:
     
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    I'd be very very suspicious of that price :unsure:
     
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    My lowest rate is $933 a week low season - if I charged $350 a week I wouldn't have a home pdq - it wuld be foreclosed- the upkeep costs alot more in Florida - owners have to pay 12% or 13% taxes on every rental. Plus electicity is expensive along with water.

    Don't jus ask villa owners ask the members who live in Florida how much it is to upkeep a home, you will be surprised.

    Check the county records of that home and make sure the owners are not behind on taxes etc.

    Even with no mortgage that price is way too low imo

    If it looks to good to be true it often is...

    Sandra
     
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    No way. Something very fishy about that price. Run, don't walk way.
     
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    a booking is better than no booking imo. maybe their overheads are low, no mortgage etc and as long as it keep them at a breakeven point they can afford to rent at that price. who knows what their financial situation is like. id just call them and ask a few questions :yes:
     
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    Honestly Mick, this price is too low, the only way an owner could accept th, is if the owner is taking a loss, I know the figures and they don't stack up - even without a mortgage.

    You have to take into account the pool cleaner, annual taxes (ours is in excess of $2500) pest control, the list goes on and it doesn't come cheap and these all need to be factored in.

    Anyone who is thinking of accepting a cheap deal needs to do proper checks to make sure everything is in r- go the the county site and make sure the house isn't in financial dire straights - it's very easy to check.

    Would you want to get there and find the house of horrors after looking forward to a vacation that you have worked hard for?

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    Wow that's a lot of upkeep costs.
     
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    sandra

    i had another look yesterday and there are absolutely loads of villas for that price range :yes:


    edit: sorry they were £'s not $$ tho as was the OP
     
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    whoa!

    We just went to Acapulco, and the villa cost us $500 a night, $350 for a WHOLE week in Orlando?
     
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    We have stayed in villas for this sort of money - even over New Year.

    There are an awful lot of villas to rent out.


    We've had some really good deals around the Champions Gate area for around £400 a week.

    Do a little homework on the area and you should be OK - just make sure there are no hidden extras
     
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    This is dollars not pounds and equates to £218 and I know for sure that no villa owner can up keep a home to a decent standard for that sort of money. My electricity bill for July is $379 and that is just one bill - it would be financial suicide to rent out at this rate.

    I'm not scaremongering - I know the costs invloved and it is better to leave the house empty than pay for people to use your facilities.

    Again, I would stress that anyone who is thinking of renting a low rate does the necessary checks on the county websites to make sure the owner is in a financially sound position. It's all there in black & white....

    Sandra
     
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    I stand corrected - sorry!
     
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    No need to be sorry :) I would just hate for anyone who has saved hard for a holiday to end up paying for a home which isn't a) kept to the standard they expected or b) worse still, in foreclosure.

    The systems inplace in the US means that all our homes and taxes are available to view online so it is easy to see if the owner is in dire straights as the taxes won't have been paid and there could be other things noted such as bank notices etc.

    I'm just trying to help, as I said it's best to be safe than sorry

    Sandra
     
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    :yes: definitely.
     

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