$40,000 neg., Puerto Lopez Beachfront lot

$40,000 neg., Puerto Lopez Beachfront lot

31 August 2012

$40,000 negotiable, Puerto Lopez Beachfront lot for sale 210m2 (2260 ft2) beachfront lot right in the hot tourist zone. Call 089-793108 for more info.  My take: Not many of these left at these prices right in the hot tourist zone of the boardwalk beachfront in Puerto Lopez, great for some type of income generating tourism […]

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Posted in Beach properties, Listings by Area, Listings by Price, Listings by Type, Salinas Area, Under $50k, Vacant land for sale

5 Mistakes when Bringing Household Goods Tax-Free to Ecuador

5 Mistakes when Bringing Household Goods Tax-Free to Ecuador

30 August 2012

There’s a lot of bad information out there on bringing your household goods to Ecuador. Let’s clear the air. Foreigners moving to Ecuador DO qualify to bring one container… one time… of their household goods TAX FREE just like Ecuadorian migrants living abroad who move back to Ecuador. In order to qualify you need to […]

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Posted in Ecuador for Investors, Expat Lifestyle

From $48k, Salinas Condos with Pool Access near Beach

From $48k, Salinas Condos with Pool Access near Beach

26 August 2012

From $48k, Salinas 2-bedroom Condo with Pool Access, gym, private parking, elevator, security, 50 meters from the Beach with ocean view from the rooftop common lounge area, for more call 089761881. To be the first to know of similar properties for sale, as soon as they hit the market, please sign up for my weekly, […]

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Posted in Apartments/Condos, Beach properties, Listings by Area, Listings by Price, Listings by Type, Salinas Area, Under $50k

$42k, Quito 2 bedr Apartment near UDLA University

$42k, Quito 2 bedr Apartment near UDLA University

25 August 2012

$42k, Quito 2 bedr Apartment in one of the top areas of Quito near the UDLA University and the Quicentro Mall in the north of Quito.  Cal 098173250 for more. To be the first to know of similar properties for sale, as soon as they hit the market, please sign up for my weekly, Ecuador […]

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Posted in Andes Mountain Properties, Apartments/Condos, Listings by Area, Listings by Price, Listings by Type, Quito, Under $50k

$60k, Mindo Hotel in Construction For Sale

$60k, Mindo Hotel in Construction For Sale

24 August 2012

$60k, Mindo Hotel in Construction For Sale in final stages of construction, 8 bedrooms, 9 baths, 320 m2 of construction, call 099980808 for more info. To be the first to know of similar properties for sale, as soon as they hit the market, please sign up for my weekly, Ecuador Insider’s Newsletter below (You can […]

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Posted in $50-150k, Commercial/Hotels for sale, Listings by Area, Listings by Price, Listings by Type, Quito

Lesson 11 of 15: Survival Phrases- Spanish in 30 Minutes a Day

Lesson 11 of 15: Survival Phrases- Spanish in 30 Minutes a Day

23 August 2012

Thanks for sticking with me so far in this 15 day series… We’ve covered many of the essential aspects of Spanish grammar, for beginners… From here on out I recommend you read everything you can get your hands on to improve your vocabularly. And watch movies first in Spanish with Spanish subtitles, then without, to […]

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Posted in Ecuador for Investors, Expat Lifestyle

Lesson 10 of 15: Describing with adjectives, prepositions- Spanish in 30 Minutes a Day

Lesson 10 of 15: Describing with adjectives, prepositions- Spanish in 30 Minutes a Day

22 August 2012

Today we’ll learn a little bit of everything as we kind of tie it all together… like how to use the word “it” in Spanish and how to describe things with the most common adjectives and prepositions. Read on! Pronouns and Objects Pronouns often go in front of the verb in Spanish whereas in English […]

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Lesson 9 of 15: Spanish simplified/ An overview- Spanish in 30 Minutes a Day

Lesson 9 of 15: Spanish simplified/ An overview- Spanish in 30 Minutes a Day

21 August 2012

It’d be nice if someone could take a few minutes to explain to us how the Spanish language “works”. Well, today that’s what I’m gonna do. Today we’re going to do a deconstruction of the Spanish language to give you kind of a bird’s eye view of how the language works. Once you know the […]

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Lesson 8 of 15: Expressing likes, dislikes and emotions- Spanish in 30 Minutes a Day

Lesson 8 of 15: Expressing likes, dislikes and emotions- Spanish in 30 Minutes a Day

20 August 2012

Mostly when we speak we are expressing how we feel, what we like, dislike and our emotions. Today, let’s take a moment to learn how to do that in Spanish. Here we go… Expressing likes and dislikes To express likes and dislikes in Spanish, simply use the verb “gustar.” Literally, “gustar” means “to like,” but […]

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$52k, Tonsupa New Condo For Sale 20 meters from the beach

$52k, Tonsupa New Condo For Sale 20 meters from the beach

20 August 2012

$52k, Tonsupa New Condo For Sale 20 meters from the beach call 095091845 for more. To be the first to know of similar properties for sale, as soon as they hit the market, please sign up for my weekly, Ecuador Insider’s Newsletter below (You can unsubscribe at ANY time): First Name * Email * = […]

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Posted in $50-150k, Apartments/Condos, Bahia-Canoa Area, Beach properties, Listings by Area, Listings by Price, Listings by Type

$27k, Atacames suite with pool access

$27k, Atacames suite with pool access

19 August 2012

$27k, Atacames suite for sale with pool access, 40 m2 Call 098910282 for more. To be the first to know of similar properties for sale, as soon as they hit the market, please sign up for my weekly, Ecuador Insider’s Newsletter below (You can unsubscribe at ANY time): First Name * Email * = Required […]

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Posted in Apartments/Condos, Bahia-Canoa Area, Beach properties, Listings by Area, Listings by Price, Listings by Type, Under $50k

The Missing ‘High-end’ in Ecuador

The Missing ‘High-end’ in Ecuador

19 August 2012

    “What a dump.” My friend said. While we looked at a middle-class condo for rent in Guayaquil, Ecuador. But through my eyes, the place looked OK. Typical for Ecuador, clean, safe, cheap ($300/month) and well located. It would have worked for me, but not him. You see, he was used to luxury, high-end, […]

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Posted in Ecuador for Investors, Expat Lifestyle, Investor News/Analysis

My Take on the Assange Fiasco

My Take on the Assange Fiasco

19 August 2012

Unless you’ve been living in a hole the last few weeks, you know that Julian Assange, the founder and hacker behind WikiLeaks requested and was granted asylum by Ecuador. As a foreigner who lives here in Ecuador, and works in the tourism industry, I have to say I don’t think it was a good decision […]

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Posted in Ecuador for Investors, Investor News/Analysis

$4k/hect,  28 hect Cocoa, banana, fruit farm near Santa Rosa

$4k/hect, 28 hect Cocoa, banana, fruit farm near Santa Rosa

18 August 2012

-$112k, 28 hectare (69.18 acres) Cocoa, banana, tropical fruit farm near Santa Rosa for sale for $4k per hectare, call 088288138 for more. To be the first to know of similar properties for sale, as soon as they hit the market, please sign up for my weekly, Ecuador Insider’s Newsletter below (You can unsubscribe at […]

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Posted in $50-150k, Cuenca Area, Farms for Sale, Listings by Area, Listings by Price, Listings by Type

$38k, Yunguilla 2 bedr House on 1000 m2 (10,763 ft2) lot

$38k, Yunguilla 2 bedr House on 1000 m2 (10,763 ft2) lot

18 August 2012

$38k, 2 bedroom House on 1000 m2 (10,763 ft2) lot in Yunguilla Valley near Cuenca, near Dan Antonio entry point, for more info call 086442929. My take: A good sized lot for a bit of hobby farming with a townhome in this warm country valley near Cuenca. To be the first to know of similar […]

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Posted in Andes Mountain Properties, Cuenca Area, Houses, Listings by Area, Listings by Price, Listings by Type, Under $50k

$30k, Los Chillos Condo For Sale

$30k, Los Chillos Condo For Sale

18 August 2012

$30k, Los Chillos Condo For Sale, brand new, 2 bedroom, 50m2, gated community, 20% Down payment, the rest 10 year financing available Call for more 099466528 To be the first to know of similar properties for sale, as soon as they hit the market, please sign up for my weekly, Ecuador Insider’s Newsletter below (You […]

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Posted in Andes Mountain Properties, Apartments/Condos, Listings by Area, Listings by Price, Listings by Type, Quito, Under $50k

Lesson 7 of 15: Asking Questions – Spanish in 30 min a Day

Lesson 7 of 15: Asking Questions – Spanish in 30 min a Day

17 August 2012

From your very first moments in Ecuador, or once in any Spanish-speaking country, you’ll have to know how to ask questions… Right when you get off the plane, you’ll have to ask the taxi driver… “How much?” (Cuánto cuesta?) Asking Questions Asking questions in Spanish is very similar to asking them in English. Just add […]

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Lesson 6 of 15: Ser vs Estar – Spanish in 30 min a Day

Lesson 6 of 15: Ser vs Estar – Spanish in 30 min a Day

16 August 2012

Today we’re going to cover one topic you NEED to know in order to be understood in Spanish. And one topic very difficult for English speakers to grasp. The “to be” verb in Spanish… actually, there’s two, when in Engish there is only one… Ser vs Estar = to be Seris basically used to express […]

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Lesson 5 of 15: Talking about the Past – Spanish in 30 min a Day

Lesson 5 of 15: Talking about the Past – Spanish in 30 min a Day

16 August 2012

Today, let’s talk about the past. I know, I know, it’s never fun. And in fact, you don’t really need to know how to talk in the past tense in order to get your point across in another language. But it helps! Expressing the Past in Spanish (El Pasado) To express the past tense in […]

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Lesson 4 of 15: Talking in the Present and Future – Spanish in 30 min a Day

Lesson 4 of 15: Talking in the Present and Future – Spanish in 30 min a Day

16 August 2012

OK, verbs. I’m sure you were expecting me to mention them soon, right? Every sentence in about every language needs a verb, or a word describing the “action”. Verbs can also help us tell whether the action takes place in the present, past or future. Today, we’ll learn how to talk in both the present […]

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