How to get hotel-type-dollars for your rental in Ecuador- Property Management Opp

16 June 2016

“No, I don’t do rentals.”  That’s a phrase I hear a lot when talking to real estate agents in Ecuador.  Particularly foreigners who are working in Ecuador as real estate agents.   But I think they’re missing the boat.   Especially now in 2016 as many locals and expats are opting for renting over buying.   Maybe […]

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The exit tax advantage foreigners have when buying property in Ecuador

06 June 2016

Just like with any Economic decision, there are winners and losers, positives and negatives. Recently, I used the ever-heightening exit tax (now at 5%) the Ecuador government has put on any money (and now cash) you wish to take out of Ecuador to my advantage in a property deal in Guayaquil. A friend of mine […]

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Is Ecuador the next Venezuela?

24 May 2016

I’ve been in a few communal showers, but thankfully never in a prison one. And so I’ve heard, dropping the soap is “how it starts”. Similar to that… Ecuador is currently on a predictable path to become another Venezuela. I for one hope it doesn’t happen, Ecuador now is certainly NOT Venezuela, still very capitalistic, […]

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How to open a PO Box in Ecuador

17 May 2016

, Contrary to popular belief, Ecuador does actually have a decent post system (Correos Ecuador). The problem often is the place where you are living or renting doesn’t have an easily find-able address. My first house purchase in Ecuador had the legal address… “The white house near the Hospital in Manglaralto.” Yikes. So to receive […]

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The 3 Most Visited Beaches In Ecuador

09 May 2016

This week I got an email from a subscriber…“Hey Dom, I’d like to put a business on the beach in Ecuador, and from your experience, what would be the top3 most visited beaches in Ecuador, based on visitors and not whether they are foreigners or nationals?” ME: Well, I don’t have the exact statistics (I […]

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$3,500 Beachfront lot minutes from airport in Ecuador,  250m2

$3,500 Beachfront lot minutes from airport in Ecuador, 250m2

27 April 2016

Today’s Ecuador deal of the day is in an area of the coast that has been completely overlooked by foreigners, yet I don’t understand why because its nice with huge deals to be had and just minutes from an airport with daily commercial flights to Quito. The area was also not effected by the recent […]

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New twist helps my agro investing in Ecuador: Growing lettuce in Ecuador

23 April 2016

, My recent experiment growing corn for a passive side income in Ecuador didn’t go too well. Leased about 1 hectare for 5 months=$500 Costs from planting until harvest= about $200 Fertilizer cost= $200 Sale stalks and corn= $600 =Loss $300. Obviously, I would not try to grow crops again with that same business model. But […]

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Real-life earthquake experiences from around Ecuador

22 April 2016

 Most say the quake epicenter was near the Ecuador-Colombia border. They’re wrong. It actually was a bit further south on the coast as the greater-Esmeraldas area actually didn’t sustain much damage. Interesting how one town on the coast was barely affected near  a town that just got pounded. The area most effected was the north central […]

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Updates on road closings, openings in Ecuador due to earthquake

19 April 2016

“Dude, why is that wine bottle dancing on the table.” A Canadian friend said as we were hanging out in the lobby of my hotel near the Quito airport.   The quake was just powerful enough to be felt but that’s about it in Quito.  The bottle danced but didn’t fall over.   The lights […]

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Driving In Ecuador Vs The USA: 21 Major Differences

14 April 2016

This week I had the chance to sit down with one guy who knows the roads of Ecuador better than anyone I know, Jack Abercrombie, a guy from Atlanta who has been living in Ecuador a few years now. He has a truck he uses to help new arrival expats in Ecuador move large loads of goods […]

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How Much Does A Plumber Cost In Ecuador?

07 April 2016

$2. Thats how much I paid this week when a toilet broke in my hotel and had to call a local plumber over. And he was a new guy, so it wasn’t like I was getting special pricing or anything. I happened to be hanging out with a business professor from Penn State University at […]

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Do You Qualify For The “Professional” Residency Visa In Ecuador?

23 March 2016

Do you have a four year (Bachelors) degree from an accredited university? Then you qualify for permanent residency in Ecuador if you want it. Ecuador is one of the few countries in the world that gives away residency to ANYONE with a 4-yr bachelors college degree.  Any degree, any major. This is how I got […]

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3 Things NOT To Bring To Ecuador For Resale

15 March 2016

2 checked bags (with items that wouldn’t cause problems entering Ecuador)= $1000 profit. I’m confident you can do that, because I just did. On my first try. At least I paid for my plane ticket. This week I finished selling the last of the products I brought to Ecuador for resale in November. I made money on […]

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Key To Early Retirement In Ecuador: 1st Attempt Passive Income

07 March 2016

My mom worked for 30 years in the USA as a school teacher, and retired with a few hundred thousand in savings, 2 properties, 1 mortgage, and a $3,000/month pension. Obviously, I’m not going that route. But I feel the key to an early retirement is a passive income of at least $3000 a month […]

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The #1 Way Foreigners Overspend When Building A Home In Ecuador

22 February 2016

A lot of foreigners will agree to one price per square meter on a new home build. Start to finish. Turnkey. ​ And they overpay, usually in the six figures. Instead… Hire just for the “grey job” first. In the grey job is usually included the foundation, the columns, roof and walls. Of course all […]

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Expat Fire Sales: Where To Buy Your Furniture At The Lowest Prices In Ecuador

15 February 2016

“Wow, nice refrigerator,” I told my friend while visiting him on the beach. “And that’s a new table too.” I added. “Yea, there was this expat couple that moved back to Alaska. Sold everything quick, got everything for less than half price, they had just furnished the place with all new things months ago.” My […]

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How To Get Free Medical Attention Through The IESS In Ecuador

08 February 2016

OK, so the medical services are not exactly free because you’re paying a monthly premium of around $70 or so. The IESS is the government managed form of Social Security/medical care in Ecuador. All legal residents and citizens of Ecuador can sign up regardless of age. There are no deductibles you need to pay when […]

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Ecuador deal of day: $17k, 819m2 beachfront lot on undiscovered beach near Mompiche

Ecuador deal of day: $17k, 819m2 beachfront lot on undiscovered beach near Mompiche

27 January 2016

Today I’m pleased to announce a really great deal I found on my favorite undiscovered (secluded) beach in Ecuador, Muisne, which is about 20-25 minutes from nearby tourist hot spot Mompiche. This is arguably the largest beach in Ecuador and one of the few where the OCEAN is actually receding with time making this beach […]

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Ecuador deal of the day: $8,900 Puerto Cayo lot 100m to beach

Ecuador deal of the day: $8,900 Puerto Cayo lot 100m to beach

26 January 2016

  Today I’ve got an interesting deal offered by a friend of mine in one of the top up-and-coming expat areas on the coast, and a place where I’ve invested too (so you can’t say I don’t put my money where my mouth is) Puerto Cayo. Puerto Cayo is a quaint, safe fishing village about an […]

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How to get water to your crops in Ecuador

24 January 2016

Many agricultural lots in Ecuador, like mine, get their water from a "sei-key-ya" which are tiny canals that have been spliced off a nearby river.   But to actually get the water to your lot you have to go point by point down the sei-key-ya and redirect the water so it reaches your lot.   The annual […]

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