Timeshare owners often rent first. Half of recent purchasers have rented a unit prior to buying, according to the Vacation Timeshare Owners Report, 2009 Edition by the ARDA. Also reported, recent timeshare purchasers are younger, wealthier and happy with their vacation product.
Overall, more than six in ten timeshare owners are age 45 or older, with Bby Boomers ranked as the largest generation of timeshare owners (45%). However, recent purchasers are younger than timeshare owners in general, with 58% under the age of 45.