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DVC Average Resale Price January 2023

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It’s the middle of the second quarter for The Walt Disney Company, there’s a lot happening and we’re back with another DVC average resale price series update! This time we’re taking a look at the DVC average resale price January 2023 presented overall and at each Disney Vacation Club home resort individually at this time. 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 January 2023 was around $127 per point in price. 

This comes in about $10 lower than the month prior with an average resale price of $137 in December of 2022. We haven’t seen this low of a number or anywhere near it for about six months. This lower DVC average resale overall per per point price does align with last January’s lower overall number. This is a trend we’ll keep an eye on over time.

Fluctuations throughout the year and month to month are normal. The 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 January 2023 edition of our monthly update series. You can also see the bigger picture in our DVC average resale price 2022 overview.

A Note About DVC Resale Prices

The DVC average resale price January 2023 lineup shows a drop in a few home resort’s per point prices. It’s a buyer’s market so we’d expect to see prices negotiated and potentially lower in some cases. Over time, we see prices fluctuate from month to month but continue to rise overall. January of 2023 has a DVC average resale price lower than we’ve seen in quite some time at around $127 but it’s still higher than January of 2022 which was about $124.

DVC resale prices differ based on a variety of factors like the home resort and 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 January 2023

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas $138

Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas $103

Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort $161

Disney’s Beach Club Villas $165

Disney’s BoardWalk Villas $138

Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge $110

Copper Creek Villas and Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge $164

The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort $170

Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort $73

Disney’s Old Key West Resort $98

Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows $150

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort $113

Disney’s Vero Beach Resort $67

DVC Average Resale Price January 2023 numbers

DVC Average Resale Price January 2023 Breakdown

Resorts not included because they did not have any contracts sold in the time period are: The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Disney’s Riviera Resort.

As we go over the DVC average resale price January 2023 numbers, remember the particular contracts sold and their individual point values play a significant role in our data.

Resale vs Direct Prices January 2023

The following chart shows the DVC average resale price for each resort for January 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 $207 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 in early February of 2023. 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.

ResortResale average price December 2022Direct price January 2023Resale DVC savings per point
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas$138$210$72
Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas$103$217$114
Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort$161$275$114
Disney’s Beach Club Villas$165$275$110
Disney’s BoardWalk Villas$138$240$102
Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge$110$215$105
Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge$164$250$86
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hoteln/a$320n/a
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort$170$217$47
Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort$73$165$92
Disney’s Old Key West Resort$98$205$107
Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows$150$250$100
Disney’s Riviera Resortn/a$217n/a
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort$113$205$92
Disney’s Vero Beach Resort$67$150$83

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 vary greatly at the same resort, it’s often because of the number of points on a contract. 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.

DVC Average Resale Prices vs Booking Rooms

After a quick search, the price of a pool or marina view room alone at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort in mid July of 2023 would cost about $5650. Annual hotel room costs this high really add up and, over time, could pay for an entire resale DVC contract instead.

At the DVC average resale price January 2023 presented, a 150 point resale contract at this resort was listed at $24,300. This particular contract is even a little higher per point than some others at $162.

At these prices, and not including annual dues, five years at the room rental rate mentioned above could more than buy a DVC contract outright that would allow for weeklong stays for decades instead. The difference is, as of 2023, there are more than 40 years left on Polynesian DVC contracts. That means you could vacation for five years renting a room or for more than 40 years plus annual dues.

At the current annual dues rate of $7.95 per point at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, a Member with a 150 points would pay $1192.50 each year. This number can go up nominally each year but doesn’t compare to how much hotel room rates can rise.

Timing and Buying DVC Resale

If you are trying to decide if it’s a good time to buy DVC resale, consider the following. 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. January 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

DVC Resale Experts is a licensed real estate broker with a team that specializes in resale DVC. Whether you’re adding on points, buying or selling Disney Vacation Club, the Experts can help you find the right price to place a bid with or list your contract for. Our independent, licensed real estate agents are former Disney Vacation Club Guides. They have decades of pixie dusted experience selling DVC and take pride in providing excellent service to their clients. The Experts have seen it all and are happy to answer your questions throughout the process. DVC resale prices can pleasantly surprise potential members.

See our resale DVC listings for a look at real time availability and pricing. If you don’t see the contract you’re wishing for, join the DVC Resale Experts Buyer Wish List to be contacted when one magically appears on the market. Ready to sell DVC? Get in touch for a complimentary valuation of your specific contract today.

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Nicole is a native Floridian who attended the University of Central Florida and decided to call the land of theme parks home. She’s been sharing magical tips, tricks and Orlando travel and tourism favorites online for over a decade.

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