Lead problem solved at Idaho ski resort

The water crisis in Flint, MI, several years ago led water systems in many parts of the U.S. to test their water for lead contamination. One such test turned up a lead problem at Tamarack Resort, a half-built ski-resort community 95 miles north of Boise, ID. Tamarack Resort began construction in 2003 and opened in […]


Preventing hospitality fraud

Hotels and timeshare resorts share a common problem — preventing fraudsters from using digital technologies to access and raid legitimate customer accounts. The very features that make digital reservations, check-in, and room access so appealing and convenient to Millennials and other early adopters make them fraud-prone if not accompanied by the proper controls and protections. […]


Harbor Hill Timeshare, sold and set for repurposing

Alex Krakovsky, Managing Member – Lemonjuice Capital, LLC, joins Shep Altshuler in a discussion about his successful efforts to protect the interests of the timeshare owners from an ill-conceived Chapter 7 settlement. www.tstoday.com


Apple Valley Timeshare Auction Set For Sept 14

HOWARD, Ohio, Aug. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Apple Valley Resort, a favorite destination for families for decades, will be sold at Auction Friday September 14 at 428 Clubhouse Drive in Howard, OH. The auction is being conducted by Williams & Williams, a Tulsa-based real estate auction firm. Online bidding will be offered during the live event through its affiliate AuctionNetwork.com. The Central Ohio property, […]


Manage your resort’s digital footprint

  Think of your resort’s website as a “dating site,” urged Gary Prado, RedWeek‘s vice president-business development. To be effective, it must have up-to-date technology and fresh information, including inventory available and bookable in real time. Everything should be searchable. Search engines can’t read pdfs (portable document files), so don’t use them. To improve your […]


Doing the reserves right

A timeshare resort’s reserve fund consists of money set aside over a period of years for refurbishment, repair, or replacement of major building components and systems at pre-determined intervals (or sooner, if a disaster or catastrophic failure intervenes). Gary Porter, chief executive officer of reserve-study preparation firm Facilities Advisors International, LLC (FAI), explained that a […]


Tax cuts and owners’ associations

By Lena Combs In December of 2017, the President signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which provided sweeping tax changes for the first time in 30 years. In more than 500 pages, the legislation contains numerous changes, some perceived as favorable and some unfavorable. In all of those pages, however, very little […]


Is your resort gearing up for the future?

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Meet & Greet at TBMA

By Phil Hixson, Board Member, Stoneridge Resort What was the best way to plunge into the fall 2017 Timeshare Board Members Association conference in Las Vegas, NV? By attending a Meet & Greet session on Sunday afternoon, of course! Two sessions run concurrently, one for board members, the other for resort managers. During these sessions […]