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Real estate timeshares: Hook, line and sinker

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I love to travel. As much as I love Los Angeles, there's really nothing better than seeing new places for the first time. I'd much rather vacation somewhere I've never been before than revisit a place I've already seen.  So it makes my husband crazy that I'm a big advocate of timeshare properties. I can't resist the offers that arrive by mail for next-to-nothing room rates and other goodies. I've dragged him to more free weekends and made him sit through those high-pressured presentations more times than I would care to admit. I've calculated the numbers, pitched him the idea again and again. He hates it. He wouldn't own a timeshare if they gave it to him for free. Really. I guess he should've known that he was in for a lifetime of timeshare hell just a few months after we moved to L.A. back in 1984. I'd dragged him to a timeshare meeting for a new place in Big Bear. Now if you know my husband, he's really not a Big Bear sort of guy. And talk about pressure. We weren't leaving ...