We’ve Moved

by Syed Sarmad

We’ve recently moved our timeshare blog.

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Two Hawaii House Bills propose increases in Timeshare taxes

Hawaii House Bills HB 809 and HB 1163 together could create a 400% increase on Hawaii timeshare owners, who are currently the only owners in the U.S. who pay such a tax.  As an example, under the current law, a timeshare owner with a $1000 maintenance fee pays a TAT (transient accommodations tax) of $36.20.  Under [...]

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Demmings Deliver’s to your Timeshare condo

Great news for Maui timeshare owners!  Demmings Delivery offers personalized shopping and delivery service not just of grocery items, but also flowers, picnic baskets, deluxe tropical fruit baskets, birthday cakes, balloons and special occasion gifts! They do it all for you – from a Costco run to specialty item stores and then deliver to your [...]

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ARDA-ROC issues a legislative alert

Hawaii Governor Neil Abecrombie and the State Legislature have proposed an increase in the Timeshare Owners Tax (TOT) as a way of fixing the almost $800 million budget deficit.  The owners of Hawaiian timeshares already pay some of the highest taxes in the US. The new bill proposes an increase in the TOT rate in [...]

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Marriott International One of the “100 Greatest Firms to Work For”

Marriott International (Marriott timeshare) has been recognized for the 14th consecutive year, as one of the “100 Greatest Firms to Work For” by FORTUNE Magazine.  Since 1998 when FORTUNE magazine began awarding this honor, Marriott is one of only 13 firms to have made the list every single year! Marriott was ranked number 2 among [...]

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Hawaii Escrow and Title Blessing Ceremony

Syed and I attended a Blessing for Hawaii Escrow and Title, Inc. last Friday, January 28, 2011. Denise Kaehu is the owner of Hawaii Escrow which has moved from 2580 Keka’a Drive, #H-1, Lahaina Maui, Hawaii to 10 Hoohuli St, Suite 211, Lahaina, Maui HI 96761. The ceremony was very nice and well attended.  Advantage [...]

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Timeshare ownership – will it work for you?

To find out, answer the following questions: Do you and your family take a vacation every year? Do you take more than one vacation a year? Do you visit different destinations and/or locations each time you take a vacation? Do you return to your favorite vacation spot each year? Do you vacation during different seasons [...]

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Kayak Maui while on your timeshare vacation!

  Last Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, Syed and I went kayaking on the Lahaina side or west side of the island. We have been kayaking many times in Wailea, Kihei and Makena but had never been to the west side.   I found there was only one company, Maui Kayaks that rents kayaks where you [...]

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Maui Mayor looking for new sources of revenue for the Island

Mayor Alan Arakawa and Councilwoman Elle Cochran attended the recent blessing of Hawaii Escrow and Title at their new location and gave Syed Sarmad the opportunity to discuss the important role of timeshare and tourism in the Hawaiian economy. The current property tax for timeshares assessed by Maui County is the highest of all the [...]

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RCI’s “LAST CALL” vacations may help solve your winter-time blues

If you are free to travel at a moment’s notice, this is a great vacation option for you! Last Call vacations are typically available less than 6 weeks before check-in.  You are assured of the usual high quality accommodations at the same great RCI affiliated resorts which can be located in Hawaii, the Caribbean and California for [...]

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