It’s quite an interesting time 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 March 2023 presented overall and at each Disney Vacation Club home resort individually during 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 March 2023 was around $135 per point in price.
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 March 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 March 2023 lineup continues to reflect that it’s 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 like many contracts on the resale market and DVC not buying back contracts yet this year. Prices are looking pretty good for potential buyers!
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 March 2023
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas $111
Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas $100
Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort $137
Disney’s BoardWalk Villas $120
Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge $100
Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge $150
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel $249
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort $158
Disney’s Old Key West Resort $109
Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows $154
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort $96
DVC Average Resale Price March 2023 Breakdown
Resorts not included because they did not have any contracts sold in the time period are: Disney’s Beach Club Villas, Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort, Disney’s Riviera Resort and Disney’s Vero Beach Resort.
As we go over the DVC average resale price March 2023 numbers, remember the particular contracts sold and their individual point values play a significant role in our data.
Resale vs Direct Prices March 2023
The following chart shows the DVC average resale price for each home resort for March 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 March 2023||Direct price Early 2023||Resale DVC savings per point|
|Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas||$111||$210||$99|
|Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas||$100||$217||$117|
|Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort||$137||$275||$138|
|Disney’s Beach Club Villas||n/a||$275||n/a|
|Disney’s BoardWalk Villas||$120||$240||$120|
|Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge||$100||$215||$115|
|Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge||$150||$250||$100|
|The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel||$249||$320||$71|
|The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort||$158||$217||$59|
|Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort||n/a||$165||n/a|
|Disney’s Old Key West Resort||$109||$205||$96|
|Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows||$154||$250||$96|
|Disney’s Riviera Resort||n/a||$217||n/a|
|Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort||$96||$205||$109|
|Disney’s Vero Beach Resort||n/a||$150||n/a|
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.
Comparing DVC Average Resale Prices March 2023 vs March 2022
While we’re in this unique moment with the DVC resale market, I also wanted to highlight this year’s March DVC average resale prices compared to last year’s. It’s sometimes hard to see an accurate depiction of the pricing fluctuations when the price per point on individual contracts differs. A very large contract can cost much less per point and shift how the average pricing looks in our statistics. That’s why we always say to consider the monthly averages a starting point. When you look at the year over year difference you can actually see that numbers are down for resale DVC, making it a great time to buy. We often see numbers go up year to year. Not seeing that growth but seeing numbers trend down instead feels like an additional feat compared to prices even just staying the same.
When I was studying the numbers for March 2023, I took a look at March 2022 and saw a trend of just about $20 difference almost across the board at each resort. For example, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas was $134 on average last year in March and this year it’s around $111. The same goes for Disney’s BoardWalk Villas at $142 last year and $120 this year. I thought that was interesting given we aren’t able to see significant price drops month to month. Our monthly overall average doesn’t paint a precise picture of the market given that it includes different resorts that vary so much in cost.
So what we share every month is helpful for buyers and sellers but when we have a standout moment like right now, it clarifies things to pull data like this for comparison.
|Resort||Resale average price March 2022||Resale average price March 2023||One Year Difference|
|Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas||$134||$111||$23|
|Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas||$120||$100||$20|
|Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort||$168||$137||$31|
|Disney’s Beach Club Villas||$164||$156*||$8|
|Disney’s BoardWalk Villas||$142||$120||$22|
|Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge||$125||$100||$25|
|Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge||$166||$150||$16|
|The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel||$270*||$249||$21|
|The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort||$178||$158||$20|
|Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort||$78||$59*||$19|
|Disney’s Old Key West Resort||$127||$109||$18|
|Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows||$172||$154||$18|
|Disney’s Riviera Resort||$153||$125*||$28|
|Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort||$124||$96||$28|
|Disney’s Vero Beach Resort||$84||$68*||$16|
*no sales at this time but average pulled from sales close to this time period for comparison
The one year difference in savings from March 2022 to 2023 can be significant! If you’re purchasing 100 points that could mean a savings of an additional few thousand dollars depending on the home resort. We know resale prices are much more appealing than buying from DVC directly and resale prices are especially eye catching during this time.
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.
A 150 point resale contract at this resort was listed at $24,300 earlier this year. This particular contract was even a little higher per point than some others at $162. The DVC average resale price for the Polynesian more recently in March of 2023 is even lower at around $154 per point.
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 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 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
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.
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