It’s another month of surprisingly low numbers in this DVC average resale price series update! This time we’re taking a look at the DVC average resale price April 2023 presented overall and at each Disney Vacation Club home resort individually. These numbers are based on DVC Resale Experts’ own sales and resale price data during the time period. For all resorts combined, the overall DVC average resale price for April 2023 was around $119 per point in price.
Fluctuations throughout the year and month to month are normal. The overall DVC average resale per point price also depends on which individual properties were sold during the time period and the amount of points on each of those contracts. The fifteen different home resorts can vary greatly in per point prices. Read on for all the details in this DVC average resale price April 2023 edition of our monthly update series.
A Note About DVC Resale Prices
The DVC average resale price April 2023 lineup shows us it’s still a great time to buy DVC resale! Over time, we see prices fluctuate from month to month but continue to rise overall. There are a few unique variables right now causing prices to be much lower than we’d normally expect.
DVC resale prices differ based on a variety of factors like the home resort and the amount of points on the contract. The amount of points available on any single contract will play a role in determining the value as well. It’s good to note that contracts with more points typically sell for a little less per point, while smaller contracts may be priced a bit higher per point.
DVC Average Resale Price Per Point April 2023
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas $111
Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas $99
Disney’s Beach Club Villas $123
Disney’s BoardWalk Villas $116
Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge $85
Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge $146
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel $250
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort $154
Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort $62
Disney’s Old Key West Resort $93
Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows $139
Disney’s Riviera Resort $133
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort $99
Disney’s Vero Beach Resort $53
DVC Average Resale Price April 2023 numbers
DVC Average Resale Price April 2023 Thoughts
Resorts not included because they did not have any contracts sold in the time period are: Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
As we go over the DVC average resale price April 2023 numbers, remember the particular contracts sold and their individual point values play a significant role in our data.
It’s normal for any market to shift between a buyer and seller’s market as different conditions change. Interest rates going up and questions about the economy may have sidelined some potential buyers for now as they wait for the right time. Over the last few months, there have been many contracts for sale, possibly because some owners were displeased with Disney for different reasons. An abundance of contracts on the market bundled with Disney not buying contracts back in the Right of First Refusal process has surely created a drop in value. As buyers negotiated prices, it’s been easy to get a little bolder knowing Disney probably won’t buy back a low bid. When Disney buys back again, we’ll will see prices start to stabilize and rise.
Resale vs Direct Prices April 2023
The following chart shows the DVC average resale price for each home resort for April 2023 compared to the direct Disney Vacation Club prices. You will see the resale DVC savings per point is significant in many cases. Remember, these are average resale prices and individual contracts may be more or less per point.
You may also notice the direct Disney Vacation Club prices are different than you remember. These change throughout the year, usually without notice. Disney only offers clear pricing on home resorts they are actively selling. At this time that’s Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas, The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Disney’s Riviera Resort and all at $217 per point. The other resorts, referred to as sold out resorts, are sold based on availability and prices are shared based on individual inquiry. These are the latest direct Disney Vacation Club prices at the time this post was written. You may notice the Grand Floridian went down in direct price. That’s because it’s being actively sold again as of the summer 2022 expansion and Disney adjusted the price accordingly.
|Resort||Resale average price April 2023||Direct price 2023||Resale DVC savings per point|
|Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas||$111||$210||$99|
|Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas||$99||$217||$118|
|Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort||n/a||$275||n/a|
|Disney’s Beach Club Villas||$123||$275||$152|
|Disney’s BoardWalk Villas||$116||$240||$124|
|Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge||$85||$215||$130|
|Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge||$146||$250||$104|
|The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel||$250||$320||$70|
|The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort||$154||$217||$63|
|Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort||$62||$165||$103|
|Disney’s Old Key West Resort||$93||$205||$112|
|Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows||$139||$250||$111|
|Disney’s Riviera Resort||$133||$217||$84|
|Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort||$99||$205||$106|
|Disney’s Vero Beach Resort||$53||$150||$97|
While enchanting in their own way, resorts outside of the most popular Disney Destinations usually have lower per point prices. We see this reflected in the charming seaside Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. When per point prices on contracts vary greatly at the same resort, it’s often because of the number of points on the contracts. Also, it’s good to know some resorts like, Disney’s Old Key West Resort, may have one of two different deed expirations. This may cause a difference in per point prices as well but typically not as much as one might think.
Comparing DVC Average Resale Prices April 2022 vs April 2023
The best way to get a true grasp on how low the DVC average resale prices are right now is to compare them to this time last year. We did this in our March edition of this series and things are equally as interesting to look at a year ago from now.
|Resort||Resale average price April 2022||Resale average price April 2023|
|Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas||$136||$111|
|Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas||$121||$99|
|Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort||$165||$137|
|Disney’s Beach Club Villas||$165||$123|
|Disney’s BoardWalk Villas||$139||$116|
|Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge||$119*||$85|
|Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge||$163||$146|
|The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel||$270*||$250|
|The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort||$178*||$154|
|Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort||$52||$62|
|Disney’s Old Key West Resort||$113||$93|
|Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows||$167||$139|
|Disney’s Riviera Resort||$140||$133|
|Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort||$120||$99|
|Disney’s Vero Beach Resort||$75||$53|
*no sales at this time but average pulled from sales close to this time period for comparison
Timing And Buying DVC Resale
If you are trying to decide if it’s a good time to buy DVC resale, consider the prices shown above are lower than we’ve seen in most cases. Those who visit Disney every year are already putting quite a bit of money into resort hotel stays. Even at the best rates, Disney hotels can cost thousands for a typical, weeklong resort stay. What you may spend on your upcoming Disney resort hotel stay could be a hearty resale DVC down payment or purchase a small contract entirely. If you’ve decided DVC is right for you and you’re researching if prices will come down, know it’s probably best to act sooner than later. Especially if you’re already staying at Deluxe tier resorts every year. We mostly see resale prices go up over time. Though prices go up and down, there isn’t a reliable time period we can count on consistently for the best prices each year. Early in the year happened to have a lower overall DVC average resale per point price in 2022 and 2023. We’ll see if this is a continued trend or coincidence.
Timing When Selling DVC Resale
Additionally, the same goes with considering timing when it comes to those who want to sell DVC. Yes, we see DVC average resale prices staying strong over time and going up in many cases. However, if you know you are ready to sell, waiting may not be the best option. If you have a large contract especially, your annual dues can be quite a bit. This cost is totally worth it when you have a DVC contract you’re enjoying and loving. If you are wanting to sell though, this might be an unwanted cost. Yes, resale prices can go up over time but if the annual growth is less than annual dues you’re paying, you won’t come out ahead by waiting.
For more DVC resale price history information, check back next month or peruse our blog. You can also see a bigger picture by taking a look at our annual DVC average resale price 2022 post. Note, prices in this series don’t always perfectly align with our Disney ROFR DVC stats posts. This is because contracts usually take more than thirty days to close and details may be accounted for in different monthly updates.
DVC Resale Experts Can Help With DVC Average Resale Prices
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