To buy from a timeshare developer you must be a first time buyer as developers build and sell new timeshares only. You can be comfortable buying this way as state laws guide their sales practices. Consider becoming accustomed with timeshare laws in the state where you plan to buy. You may research them by the real estate commission web site for the state that you are interested in purchasing in. Try the agent page, as they are the best places to find the information about timeshare laws. If you are considering buying outside of United States be doubly sure you know the laws!