[QUOTE=zefyr;983760]Does anyone know what the dues are for BLT…I’ve read online that they’re $3.67/pt for the first year. Is this a promo rate that will jump into the $4+ range after that or do you think it’ll stay at the lowest dues rate?[/QUOTE]
No, the initial dues/maintenance fees for BLT are not artificially low (i.e., not a “promotional” rate).
DVD provides a subsidy (it’s only $0.05 per point) so early buyers of a partially sold-out resort won’t have to shoulder abnormally high maintenance fees. In other words, if DVD didn’t provide the subsidy, the MF’s would be artificially [I]high[/I].
As the resort sells out, DVC eliminates the subsidy. The purpose of the subsidy is not to lower maintenance fees below what they would typically be. The idea is that the subsidized cost would be equivalent to the actual cost if the resort was sold out.