FAQs

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Why does an owner at Bella Vida have priority?

A.

It is the interest of RCI to open spaces in destinations where most people want to go. Thus they are able to serve a greater number of requests. For this to be possible, RCI tends to confirm with priority who gives weeks of high demand. Thus, for example, if two clients are requesting the same exchange, one from Orlando and one from Recife, the priority is the Orlando request because there are more people wanting to go to Orlando than people wanting to go to Recife.

RCI uses a tool called TRADING POWER, to confirm exchanges.

Signum Bella Vida is in the top 15% of all Exchange Power in the RCI system. So not only do you have priority, but in some cases a week at Bella Vida is worth two weeks in hotels and resorts with lower power exchange.

Q?

I’m not familiar with Vacation Ownership. How do I know it is serious?

A.

The Vacation Ownership industry began in the 70s, with hotels trying to sell space on the hight of the tourism crisis. Over the years the industry has been developing, and had its big jump in quality with the implementation of regulations by the US government and European governments, which influenced the entry of most major hotel chains in the business.

Today virtually all chains are part of the industry, such as Hilton, Sheraton, Hyatt, Marriott, Wyndham and Walt Disney Companies. Thus became a serious and professional industry, and is now the fastest growing tourism segment.

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Are my family and friends allowed to use my property?

A.

It's your home. You can borrow or rent whenever you want it. Just inform our central office of the names of people who are going. The same thing goes for the exchange. You communicate RCI and the voucher will be already printed in the name of the person you specify.

You can lend, rent, donate, sell.

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Who can guarantee that the houses will be properly maintained?

A.

The owners with their maintenance fees. Every year Signum prepares the budget for the administration of the houses for the coming year. This budget includes, by law, reserves for painting, electrical, hydraulic, replacements of furniture, fixtures and appliances. The budget is submitted to the State of Florida, who can approve it or request changes. Once approved, it is sent to the owners. At the end of the year, all accounts are audited by the state. In the US, especially in Florida, the government takes it very seriously and monitors with austerity the use of the owner's money.

Thus our owner has the assurance of knowing that the investment will always be well maintained and everything always new.