In a fixed week system, your occupancy right is guaranteed to be the same week inthe same unit every year. In a floating week system, you have the right to use a unit duringa specified season but you must contact the resort to reserve a specific week during thefloat period. The units are first come first serve, and may not be good for people who likeconsistency. If you usually vacation at the same time every year and are interested in returningto the same location frequently, a fixed week will suit you best. This way you know the week thetimeshare will be available to you and exactly what unit you will occupy.
Buying a fixed week timeshare allows you the use of the unit for that specific week eachyear for as long as you own the property. The advantage of a fixed week is that you know whenyou’re going each year. This works well for people who must sign up for certain vacation dateswith their employer for example.
If you choose to go a different time of the year, you may make your week “floating”by exchanging it for another week or for a different resort. Buying a floating week timeshareallows you to use the unit anytime during the year based upon its availability. Some timesharessell their ownerships by season. For example, you may have an option of purchasing a WinterSeason floating week or Summer Season floating week. In this case, the resort guarantees you aweek in the season, for which you purchased. The week you use, depends on when you book it.The advantage of a floating week is that you have the flexibility of booking different weeks each year.
As you can see it is really a matter of personal taste. Take your time to think about whatkind of system you would be most comfortable in owning.
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