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We are a member-to-member community dedicated to helping each other maximize their DVC memberships by learning about other members' perspectives, experiences, and personal preferences. We all do Disney differently. We're a positive show with a healthy dose of realism. We are not affiliated with the Walt Disney Company or their subsidaries.

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We are a member-to-member community dedicated to helping each other maximize their DVC memberships by learning about other members' perspectives, experiences, and personal preferences. We all do Disney differently. We're a positive show with a healthy dose of realism. We are not affiliated with the Walt Disney Company or their subsidaries.

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Episodes
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Prospective DVC Member Question and Answer Session with Nick Kauffman

5/8/2024
Podcast listener Nick Kauffman sent an email with questions when researching DVC membership, home resort, and direct vs resale; rather than answer the questions via email, we agreed to record the session as podcast episode 291.

Duration:00:52:44

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Boulder Ridge Deals, Poly ROFRs in April 2024 Market Update

5/1/2024
Jodi from DVC Resale Market joins the show. Polynesian Buybacks Continue. Boulder Ridge has some great listings. Prices are still soft but we're seeing some rising prices at Grand Floridian and the Polynesian. Episode 290

Duration:00:27:15

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Tips for Paying Monthly DVC Dues with Credit & Gift Cards

4/24/2024
Join us on our latest adventure, where we uncover the art of managing Disney Vacation Club (DVC) dues without breaking the bank. Listen in as Caleb and Chad share their savvy tips for maximizing their membership through gift cards and credit card rewards. Caleb Allison is one of our Facebook moderators and experts in stretching the DVC budget. He enlightens us on the nuances of monthly payments and accumulating rewards without the financial strain of a hefty annual payment. Whether you're looking to earn points on your credit card or find creative ways to reduce the cost of your DVC dues, this conversation is packed with insider knowledge that will help you keep the magic alive while maintaining a healthy wallet.

Duration:00:18:30

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Discovering the Charm of The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness

4/24/2024
Join us as we open the doors to the enchanting world of Disney Vacation Club properties with Christy Pudyk from Pack Your Pixie Dust and The DCL Podcast. They bring their unique perspective and joy to the Fort Wilderness cabins at Walt Disney World, sharing the allure of 'glamping' in these rustic retreats and how they make the most of their stays despite the absence of specific amenities like in-unit washers and dryers. We also celebrate the pet-friendly nature of these accommodations and the vibrant festivities happening at Disney resorts. If you're looking to plan a memorable family getaway with your furry friends, you'll find a trove of insights and heartfelt stories in this discussion.

Duration:00:30:12

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Decoding Disney Vacation Club’s Rule of 4

4/17/2024
Join us as we explore the lesser-known 'rule of four' within Disney Vacation Club (DVC) policies, a topic surprised me despite my seven years of membership and five years of sharing DVC wisdom with fellow members. This mini-episode is packed with the kind of niche trivia that true DVC aficionados relish. Listen in as we unravel the intricacies of this rule, which affects only direct point purchases and its application to booking within the Disney collection (excluding Tokyo Disney Resort hotels). If you're curious about how to make the most of your points in the last eight months of your use year, or you're just a fan of the finer details of DVC membership, this is a conversation you won't want to miss.

Duration:00:07:29

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Market Prices Stabilize Despite High Inventory

4/10/2024
Join us as we welcome your home neighbors for a comprehensive DVC Market Recap Report with our esteemed guest, Linda Smith. Together, we examine the ins and outs of Disney Vacation Club resale, closely examining Disney's right of first refusal, current average sales prices, and the plethora of listings that define today's buyer's market. Discover why now might be the perfect time to invest in a slice of the magic as we dissect the latest trends and consider the shifting landscape of DVC ownership opportunities.

Duration:00:54:09

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Member Interview: Kristi Biondo’s DVC Journey

3/27/2024
Join us on a magical journey as we welcome Christy Biondo, a true Disney aficionado, to share her enchanting evolution from college spring breaks to becoming a proud Disney Vacation Club (DVC) member. Listen in as Christy paints a vivid picture of her transition from value resorts to the luxury of deluxe accommodations, capturing the distinct atmosphere and culture at each tier. She offers invaluable insight into the decision to invest in DVC membership, especially highlighting the enticing benefit of her use-year timing, which effectively granted her double points. Whether you're a seasoned DVC member or considering taking the plunge, Christy's stories and tips are a treasure trove of information that can help you maximize your magical Disney experiences.

Duration:00:40:34

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Tips for Using DVC Points in a Holding Account

3/27/2024
Listen in as we unravel the complexities of Disney Vacation Club's holding accounts and arm you with strategies to make the most of these challenging situations. We'll explore the specific scenarios that lead to points landing in a holding account, such as late cancellations or modifications, and discuss the limitations imposed on these points, like booking restrictions and the inability to bank or borrow. I'll share invaluable insights and four clever tactics to help you use your points before they're gone, including the intriguing 'DVC point shuffle.' It's a treasure trove of information essential for every DVC member looking to navigate their membership with finesse.

Duration:00:12:51

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History of the Disneyland Hotel and DVC Tower with Jeff Barnes

3/20/2024
Jeff Barnes, affectionately known as Dr. Disneyland, and Chad explore the captivating origins of the Disneyland Hotel. Together, we uncover the layers of history behind Walt Disney's ambitious vision that transformed a Southern California orange grove into the world-renowned theme park we know today. Our conversation sheds light on the initial hesitations and financial hurdles Walt encountered and the remarkable story of how, against all odds, the first hotel came to fruition, setting the stage for Disneyland's enduring success.

Duration:00:43:27

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Prices Soften + Inventory Increases = Buyers Market for Spring 2024

3/13/2024
Andy Berry joins the show to discuss market price changes, increased inventory and the current buyers market for DVC resale contracts.

Duration:00:29:35

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5 Reasons Not to Buy DVC Fort Wilderness Cabins

3/6/2024
My affection for Disney Vacation Club runs deep, but I have reservations about jumping on board with the cabins at Fort Wilderness. In a heartfelt yet analytical chat, I'll be unwrapping the layers of my hesitation, sharing how the nitty-gritty of resale restrictions on newer DVC properties gives me pause. I can't help but voice my concerns over what seems like a fairy tale wrapped in a moderate-resort disguise, complete with the looming shadow of hefty dues and the dread of hurricane-induced wear and tear. Join me as I balance the scales of financial wisdom with the sentimental allure of Disney's timeless retreat, all while maintaining the utmost respect for those who hold the campground close to their hearts.

Duration:00:29:08

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Master the Magic of DVC Waitlists: Strategies to Secure Your Dream Disney Stay

2/14/2024
Chad discusses tips for mastering the DVC waitlist. This is a grassroots podcast, and we're bringing you the best information from the DVC member community.

Duration:00:20:03

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February 2024 is a Buyers Market

2/7/2024
Unlock the secrets of Disney Vacation Club resale and navigate the market like a pro as we sit down with Jodi Gross to analyze the current trends and price shifts you need to know. Our enlightening conversation travels through the intricacies of the right of first refusal and the stability of fan-favorite resorts, equipping you with the knowledge to make savvy decisions whether you're a seasoned DVC member or just starting. Together with Jodi, we dissect the allure of iconic properties like the Grand Californian and the unique challenges facing Vero Beach, blending personal stories with expert insights into the DVC resale landscape. From Alani's subsidized dues contracts to the booking ease at Beach Club, this episode is a treasure trove of tips, tales, and analysis that will guide you through the complexities of the DVC resale market, all while keeping you entertained and informed. Join us for a journey that will enhance your understanding and appreciation of DVC membership.

Duration:00:31:16

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From a Graduation Trip, Winning a WDW Vacation to Buying DVC: Sean Manzano’s DVC Journey

1/24/2024
Join us as we immerse ourselves in Sean Menzano's Disney Vacation Club (DVC) journey. A post-graduation trip kindled Sean's love for Disney, and his story unfolds with the discovery that deluxe stays, which seemed out of reach, have become a reality thanks to DVC membership. Listen in as Sean shares the pivotal moment of a win at Animal Kingdom Lodge that exposed him to the magic of deluxe experiences and how the pandemic and savvy financial choices led to purchasing a resale contract at Saratoga Springs. His narrative is a testament to the strategic thinking and exhilaration that often go hand-in-hand with embracing the DVC lifestyle. DVC Resale Market and DVC Rental Store sponsor Episode 278.

Duration:00:32:40

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DVC Resale Market Trends for December 2023

1/17/2024
Join us on my DVC Points podcast as we welcome Dani Metzger from DVC Resale Market to examine the latest Disney Vacation Club resale trends for December 2023. Listen in as we tackle Disney's Right of First Refusal (ROFR) current patterns, where a noted decrease in buy-backs leads to a buyer-friendly market. We explore how this lull presents unique opportunities, particularly at the Grand Floridian, and offer insights into recent shifts in average sales prices, with special attention to the slight increase at Polynesian Villas and a decrease at Riviera Resort. Our discussion remains light-hearted yet informative, balancing the nuances of market analysis with the universal quest for that 'bikini body ready' season. DVCRM https://www.dvcresalemarket.com/?utm_source=partner&utm_campaign=mydvcpoints

Duration:00:34:49

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From Addonitis to Selling Points – Justen Hyland’s DVC Journey

1/10/2024
Navigating the ins and outs of DVC ownership can feel like setting sail with Captain Hook - thrilling but daunting. But fear not; during our conversation, we highlighted Justin's strategic approach to purchasing DVC resale contracts and his experience balancing the magic with financial savvy. From our initial steps at Vero Beach to the wonders of Bay Lake Tower and Saratoga Springs, we recount the tales of choosing the perfect accommodations and the bittersweet choices of managing vacation ownership. Whether you're a seasoned DVC member or dreaming of your first purchase, there's treasure to be found in our candid discussion of the DVC market's ebbs and flows.

Duration:00:36:24

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Everything We Know About Fort Wilderness Cabins in Early January 2024

1/4/2024
Join us in this special episode as we welcome you home, neighbors, to an enchanting exploration of the much-anticipated DVC cabins at Fort Wilderness. We're hosting a rich discussion with Tim Krasnowski of DVC News and Pete Scheidle from DVC Newscast and dvchelp.com. Together, we unwrap the facts and share our predictions about the latest Disney Vacation Club offerings. Listen in as we consider the number of new units, debate the likelihood of Disney reserving some cabins for cash bookings, and pore over the implications of the initial DVC inventory declaration for members.

Duration:01:10:53

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Buying Direct to Stay Everywhere: David Lewis’ DVC Journey

12/20/2023
In this conversation, we also unpack the strategies and insights behind DVC ownership and vacation planning. From the space and amenities that led David's family to transition from Caribbean Beach to DVC, to the allure of exotic stays at Aulani and the grandeur of the Animal Kingdom Lodge's Jambo House suites, we explore the ins and outs of making the most out of DVC memberships. David generously shares tips on buying direct points, taking advantage of purchase incentives, and why always having a DVC vacation booked can lead to a more fulfilling experience. Whether you're a seasoned DVC member or considering taking the plunge, this episode is packed with valuable advice and heartening stories that will inspire you to craft your own Disney legacy.

Duration:00:31:36

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November 2023 Market Update: Resale Prices Cool Down and Polynesian Heats Up!

12/6/2023
Andy Berry from DVC Resale Market joins our monthly resale market recap report show to discuss average sales Prices, Right of First Refusal buybacks (ROFR), inventory analysis, and the impact of the Polynesian tower joining the existing condo association of Polynesian owners. Episode 273

Duration:00:33:33

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12 Parks in 12 Days: Brent Hopper’s Amazing Race

11/29/2023
As we embarked on a whirlwind Disney adventure recently, we were thrilled to have airline pilot Brent Hopper with us, offering his unique perspective and experiences. As an airline employee, Brent shared how he successfully navigated 12 Disney parks in 12 days and gave us some insider travel hacks. From standing by for the perfect flight to overcoming language barriers, Brent’s adventure was magical, all while raising funds for Give Kids the World.

Duration:00:47:14