Ecuador Real Estate MLS – Feb. 2012

Ecuador real estate MLS February 2012

Ecuador Real Estate MLS

Ecuador Multiple Listings: February 2012, plus links to earlier listings.

Seller details are available at the password protected Ecuador Living club site.

See how to get an Ecuador Living Club password here.

New Listings:

* Cuenca Condo Rental

Top end Cuenca rental next door to Villa Nova on the Rio Tomebamba within walking distance of Old Town and New Town in an ideal location.

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Rio Tomebamba

3,500sq.ft on two floors, with master suites on each floor along with two other bedroom and another bathroom and 2nd living room on the upper floor, kitchen, laundry room, dining room and living room

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4 Bedrooms, 3.5+ Baths (Sleeps 6-8)

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You can surf the internet, watch DirecTV with many English-language channels, do your laundry, cook your favorite foods, or just sip coffee on your private balcony overlooking the river.

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See Full details at

* Ecuador Beach Lots


This lot is 369 square meters (3,834 square feet).

The best beach front lot (ready to build) in this Gated Community Mirador San José (Canadian Project).


A single paradise, overhanging the Pacific coast, (in front of Isla de la Plata) bringing together nature lovers and peace of all walks of life, from around the world.  You will see the whales directly from your lot and of your future house.

You will like to take a walk or make jogging in this beach “Playa San José” of 12km along.


See full details at

* New Cotacachi housing project has started and is called BALCONES DEL AMBI.

The houses will be colonial style on 10,000 square foot lots and Patricio Falconi houses from 1,500 to 1,800 square feet.

Site preparation has begun.


There are views in all directions to to Mohanda, Mt. Imbabura and Mt. Cotacachi.


Mt. Imbabura.

There is also a spectacular vista and…


and view of the Ambi River.  There will be 28 houses total.

Prices will range from $130,000 to 160,000.  See more details at

* New Cuenca Condo.

This Cuenca townhouse would make a good rental.


There is a growing demand for Ecuador rentals.

This new Ecuador townhouse with rental potential is located at Camino del Tejar 3-83 / Cuenca close to town, shopping, banks.

This 2 story town house is one of 3 units left in this development. Because it is still under construction you can select tile and any other upgrades.

The price is $90,000 which works out to only $55.00 per sq ft. for which you get 3 bedrooms and 2 ½ baths in 1614 sq ft.

See more details at

*Las Palmas Beach Lots

These lots offer great…


sunsets and…


ocean views from the beach at Las Palmas.


Las Palmas is a gated community situated on almost 12 acres of beachfront land located directly on the Ruta del Sol (main coastal highway) in Puerto Cayo.

Las Palmas is just over 45 minutes south of Manta and 30 minutes north of Puerto Lopez. Puerto Cayo is far enough away from the big city of Manta to give you that quaint small town feel, yet close enough for all of your shopping and personal needs.

With controlled access and full-time gardener, Las Palmas offers the security and beauty of 1st class resort community. With only 37 lots, we offer a very close knit community feel.

Las Palmas Community will include a clubhouse, swimming pool, and tennis court. With concrete curbing and sidewalks, you will be able to enjoy walking in the community and getting to know your neighbors. And, with over ¼ mile of private, manicured beach, you will feel as if you are in your own personal paradise!! Las Palmas offers underground utilities (water⁄power) which helps to preserve its natural feel. The streets are laid with a compacted, crushed natural red volcanic rock. This aids in natural water filtration and prevents damaging water “run-off”. We can assist you in all of your design and building needs. From the planning stage and construction, all the way to decorating and furnishing, our craftsmen and professional team will make building your dream home an easy process.

See full details at

* Cuenca Ecuador home for sale.


Single family house located in a small gated community close to Mall del Rio.

The house is just over 3,000 square feet with a nicely landscaped yard of 4,000 square feet.

The house has 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms and a separate maid’s quarters, hardwood floors throughout in a nice open floor plan.

Price: $180,000.  See details at

* San Clemente Beach Condo

This two story town house at Vistazul, San Clemente, Ecuador is 1,290 square feet of living area, plus additional 645 square feet  of roof terrace.


The unit comes with 2 Air Conditioners, Microwave Oven, new Aluminum front windows.  It’s newly renovated and is in move in condition.



This is one of the most beautiful units with a spectacular view to the Pacific Ocean.


Sunset view from condo.


San Clemente beach.

The Vistazul club house is one of  the most exclusive hotels and spas on Ecuador’s Pacific and Vistazul owners have access to these facilities.


Club house dining and an…


infinity pool right on the beach.

Price: US$ 87,000.00.

See full details at

How to Use the Ecuador Property MLS:

The Ecuador Living MLS is divided into #1: Ecuador real estate for sale and #2: Ecuador rentals.


See Ecuador beach rentals here.

See Ecuador real estate for sale below.

Ecuador real estate for sale is below and all listings on this page were posted in August – September, October, November 2011.

We have also provided links on this page to older listings. We link to these older listings so readers can get a better feel of Ecuador real estate prices.

You can tell the date of the listing by the URL address. For example the Puerto Lopez beach condo in this MLS was listed August 16, 2011 and is posted at

We post two types of ads. Free and paid. Seller contact information is shown for all paid advertisements.

Seller contact data for this Ecuador real estate is available at the password protected Ecuador Living Club site.

See how to get an Ecuador Living Club password here.

We DO NOT investigate properties when they are advertised so be sure to complete your due diligence and always use an independent Ecuador attorney who represents you (not the seller) when you buy real estate in Ecuador. We also recommend that you rent before you buy and become familiar with Ecuador.

We have a list of Ecuador attorneys who have helped club members at our password protected Ecuador Living club website.


Use our FREE Ecuador Natural gift reminder. See details here.

Ecuador Rental of the Month


Here are rentals in alphabetical order by area.

To go directly to a specific area click below.

Ecuador Agricultural Real Estate:

Learn about Ecuador farmland tours here.

90 hectares. Close to San Vicente. Price: $160,000 (Below)

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40 hectares with river that never dries ; Price: $58,000 (Below)

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23 hectares, mostly high hills, nice Price: $40,000  (Below)

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140 hectares river runs right next to it all year long, great for many types of tree, bamboo plantations, short cycle crops and cattle ; Price: $195,000 (Below)

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44 hectares in Briceño, it has 2.78 hectares of plantains that are currently producing. Price: $140,000 (Below)

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24 hectares. It has cacao, papaya, passion fruit, plantains, etc Price: $48,000 (Below)

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470 hectares, specially good for passion fruit, plantains, cashew, balsa wood, etc. Price: $1,500,000 (Below)

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50 hectares, specially good for papaya, passion fruit, balsa wood Price: $200,000 (Below)

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Ecuador Amazon Real Estate:

This Ecuador Amazon lodge for sale offers a unique profit and environmental opportunity.


Reserve and Eco-Lodge for sale in the Central Rainforest of Ecuador-South America.

This is a nice opportunity to buy and own a nice eco-lodge situated on an upper Amazon basin (950 meters over the sea), and scattered in our reserve (sanctuary of birds and butterflies), with an unbeatable view over the “Sangay” National Park, Sangay, Altares, Chimborazo Tungurahua Volcanoes, and “Pastaza and Puyo” Rivers.

The eco-lodge has 25 rooms for simple, double and triples occupancy plus 64.75 hectares (160 acres) of virgin rainforest in the central part of the Amazon region of Ecuador, South America. Location: just 5 1/2 hours and half from Quito, 1 hour 30 minutes from and Baños town, 8 hours from Cuenca city, 9 hours from Guayaquil.

It has been built with construction materials that respect the eco-system of the rainforest to give our guests comfortable accommodation. Many events has been held on our eco-lodge and reserve due its exotic location, just to name a few: the visit of Candidates to Miss Ecuador to beauty pageant that selects Ecuador’s representatives to Miss Universe, Raw television from UK a multi award winning production company specializing in great stories filmed a movie Locked Up Abroad” in our reserve, and some other Ecuadorian TV programs, the wife of our President visited twice our eco-lodge, see link for full information and our web page:

Those with a genuine interest in this Ecuador Amazon lodge and unique profit and environmental opportunity should contact the owner Fabian Bonilla for terms and price at

See more details on this Ecuador Amazon lodge for sale here.

Ambato Ecuador Real Estate:

There is special opportunity in Ambato Ecuador condos. New Ecuador real estate opportunities in Ambato.


Here is an Ambato, Ecuador condo for sale.

When Merri and I first moved to Ecuador we lived for over a year with an indigenous community near Ambato. We loved the beauty of this land and its location in the middle of Ecuador….and enjoyed the ride along the Avenue of the Volcanos to and from our home in a small village.

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See a listing for ten Ambato condos at your Ecuador Living Club site. Click here.

Bahia, Ecuador:

Bahia, Ecuador Property Prices.

Bahia real estate prices in the resale market are still 33% below what they were pre-earthquake in 1998 so they still represent good value. See Bahia property for sale here.

New Bahia Condos. 9 stories/4 apartments with nice views of the bridge.


Price is $110 per square foot.

Canoa, Ecuador:

Ocean Front Condos For Sale On A Secluded Beach in Canoa, Manabi, Ecuador


View looking South to Bahia de Caraquez.

Playa Azul is a small complex of 14 condominiums for the discriminating buyer who is looking for a beautiful condo on a nice secluded beach.  Our commitment is to provide people with the opportunity to sit by a beautiful infinity pool that will appear to flow right into the Pacific Ocean. Peace & quiet is what our condo projects are all about.


View from second floor Condo

Playa Azul will feature 14 – 1000 Sq. Ft. 2 bedroom 2 bath condos overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The complex will feature the same beautiful infinity pool that is being built at Playa Dorada.


Beautiful infinity pool and condos that I am building now at Playa Dorada that will also be built at Playa Azul.

We have just purchased one of the finest pieces of ocean front property on the Pacific Coast Highway between Bahia and Canoa.

We will have over 3000 Sq. Meters with 200 foot of ocean front to build 14 units all facing the ocean.

Your living room, dining room, kitchen and master bedroom will all have an ocean view. Even the master bedroom shower will have a window that opens to the ocean.


Entrance to Playa Azul.

My first project Playa Dorada and Playa Azul are located just 15 minutes North of Bahia and just 5 minutes South of the popular tourist town of Canoa.

We also have just received great news. We are getting a golf course in Bahia (another welcome addition to the growing infrastructural of our area).

In the last 2 years we have seen ocean front property go from $25 per meter to $65 per meter and the demand is greater than ever.

So we can not stress enough the importance of getting your spot on the beach before the prices are in line with Costa Rica and Panama. 

With ocean front prices rising so fast, it will be impossible to offer these condos again at this price. If you are serious about having a ocean front getaway or a beautiful retirement condo Now is the TIME!!!

We are located 1  1/2 hours North of Manta Airport that will soon be getting International flights from the U.S. Also just 10 minutes from here is the San Vicente Airport that is under renovation and will be getting regular scheduled flights from Quito. They have extended the runway and are almost complete with the Arrival Departure building renovation. 
We are also getting a new Shopping Mall in Bahia that will be a very welcome addition to all who live here.Bahia’s growth had always been held back by the lack of a bridge across the Chone Estuary.

But now with the new longest bridge in Ecuador complete and the coastal highway now connecting Bahia with the North coast, we are now in one of the hottest real estate markets of Ecuador. Also what makes our projects so inviting is the beautiful wide secluded beaches along with our small complexes of Condos.


Looking North to Canoa

This gives everyone a peaceful place to relax without 100 or more owners sharing 1 pool.

We are featuring handcrafted solid hardwood doors, windows, cabinets and closets built by one of the best carpenters on the coast of Ecuador. We are also featuring quality tiled floors and porcelain counter tops.

At $95 per sq. ft., you will be assured your investment is solid.

We sold out Playa Dorada in 60 days and anticipate Playa Azul selling just as fast when everyone can see the quality, location, and security we have created at Playa Dorada. 
Everyone who bought a condo in our Playa Dorada project has already earned $20,000 equity in just 8 months.

Beginning in December of this year we will have Playa Dorada 2 Bdrm 2 bath Condos ready to rent. This will give you the chance to see our project and reserve your spot in the future for a Playa Azul Condominiums just a 10 minute walk north from Playa Dorada. We can pick you up at the Manta Airport and provide you with a real estate tour so you will know the market and be confident that your investment at Playa Azul is the right choice.

These condos can also be managed as vacation rentals if one chooses. We will have a web site that will feature open booking dates and the ability for people to reserve with Visa or Master card. The path between Ecuador’s capital, Quito , and the coastal city of Manta is nearing completion with a new 4 lane concrete highway.

Here at our property the new four lane concrete highway with a bike lane from Canoa to San Vicente is nearly done.

The bridge that will link Bahia De Caraquez and San Vicente is completed, and upgrades to Ecuador’s electrical systems are being done, along with a new fiber optic cable that will be activated soon. We have hi speed internet and direct TV that has all the U.S. channels.

There are also over 240 channels from around the world with a one time installation fee of $220 and no monthly payments.

The weather here from May to Jan. averages about 72 degrees with a slight overcast. Jan. to April runs 80 to 90.

After living in the Caribbean with hot humid weather year round, I find the weather here on the coast to be one of Ecuador’s best features. 
So now it’s time to ask yourself.

You can have the Pacific Ocean at your door step with miles of quiet beaches and a beautiful infinity pool.

Here is some general info about myself and the area. I’m a custom home builder from Gold Beach, Oregon and moved here over 3 years ago to escape the poor economy.

I have since married and work with my Ecuadorian wife, Elsa, making Playa Dorada and Playa Azul a little piece of paradise. I have always built high quality custom beach homes and will never cut corners to pad my wallet. It is more important for us to offer a good price and have new found friends and neighbors.

I do not use realtors and I pass that savings on to my buyers, we have an excellent lawyer here in San Vicente that gives us all a very fair price on closing cost and you can trust that what I have to offer is what you will receive.

Asking Price: $95,000

The payment plan:  
$1,000 to hold your Condo.  
$37,000 at start of construction. 
$37,000 at completion of structure. 
$20,000 at finish.

Happy home hunting to all, 
Brent & Elsa Carlson

Carlson Narvaez Constructores 
Canoa, Ecuador

For more details contact me (Brent Carlson) at

or call Mobile 087844766 – Movie Mobile O80669470 – Porta 
Land line in Ecuador 

Portland Or. # 503-895- 0745. 
This number rings here in Ecuador via Magic Jack.

Beach Real Estate for Sale


Price $4.50 to $9.00 per square foot. See details on this Canoa beach real estate here.


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Cotacachi, Ecuador:

Yana Pamba. Gated Community in Cotacachi.


Yana Pamba homes are under construction. One is complete. See more here.

Between Cotacachi and Otavalo – designer house for sale.

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.3 acre (1206 sq mtr or 12,000 sq ft ) with mountain views.

View of Imbabura Mountain from front of house and one lot next door to Otavalo – Cotacachi house for sale. Ornamentals and fruit tree plantings and the organic vegetable garden add to this great feeling of a wonderful space.

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View of vegetable garden and front of house

The 1750 square feet (163 square meters) house was recently completed by a professional designer who used best materials and practices throughout.

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View from side of house with patio and palapa

The world class kitchen has full-access cabinetry, granite countertops, large propane refrigerator, and commercial style range and ventilation.

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Custom kitchen with European cabinetry, Fisher Pickle stove, Propane refrigerator, granite counters, wine rack.

Price $169,000. See more details here.

Or Contact Lou Montgomery email:

US Phones: 707 829 2608 or 707 477 9434

Contact for setting up a showing in Ecuador: Kerry Klages,

Phone from the US 011 593 80 160 498

New Assisted Living in Cotacachi

Floor Plan

The MGP GROUP of companies is a UK based company with offices in Florida, USA and Cotacachi, Ecuador offer homes and top quality assisted living services for clients with heated swimming pool, gymnasium, scheduled & supervised wellness training, sauna and steam rooms plus a restaurant, community center and small chapel.

The company broke ground in March 2011 for an assisted/retiree living complex of 70 condominium homes with a gym, swimming pool, doctor’s office and nursing station, organic restaurant, micro market, meeting room and a small chapel.

All condominiums will have a full-size kitchen, complete with fridge and cookers, in the rear of the property, with the living rooms all facing inwards towards the landscaped gardens with amazing views of the mountain range in the distance. From the living room there will be a door leading to the balconies with provision for floral displays on top of the safety walls.

The homes are all designed so that entry to each will be through the rear or the “working areas” (kitchen, etc.) leaving the living room areas and the main bedrooms all overlooking the wonderful gardens. All condominiums will be equipped with an emergency alarm system linked to a 24 hour monitored system. Pre-installed points for TV, Internet and phone jacks will be fitted in all condominiums as well as tiled floors and all walls will be painted a neutral color suitable for any type of furniture.

This group offers Ecuador Living subscribers a 2% discount off the quoted purchase price of their properties.

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Crucita, Ecuador:

Crucita Beach Condo

Beach views from this condo.


Roof garden.


This is a smart looking unit purchased by a real estate tour delegate who is recovering from a major medical treatment. I thought this was one of the nicest condos I have seen inside.



This is next to a good neighborhood surrounded by large Ecuador beach houses.


From this point of the beach you can walk on the beach for hours.


This is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit with, a jacuzzi…

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and a roof terrace.

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The living area is 98.50 square meters (1,060 square feet) and with the balcony totals 155.25 square meters. (1671 square feet). It is the top unit in a 3 unit building.

The use of adjacent gated amenities of a tennis court and a swimming pool are available for a monthly fee of $30. (This fee is optional.)

There are not and cannot be any structures between this Ecuador beach condo and the ocean.

Asking price $79,000.

See more details here.

For more details contact the owner: Tetiana Samoilova, 621 Nehalem Ln, La Conner, WA, 98257. Telephone 360-770-2285 or email

Cuenca, Ecuador:

New Cuenca Townhouse in Misicata area.

The home is bordered by the Yanuncay River so enjoys the microclimate created by the river and is a short distance to downtown.


The townhouse has three nice size bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1550 sq. ft.

The price is $76,000. See details here.

Cuenca Penthouse for Sale

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This Cuenca penthouse for sale is only one block from the Yanuncay River and minutes from downtown. It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 baths in 1205 sq ft. Hardwood floors throughout.

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A modern open kitchen with granite counter tops and ceramic tile. A laundry room with a view.

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Speaking of views… here is the scenery from this Cuenca penthouse.

The price is $75,000 which includes two parking spaces.

New Listing Cuenca Condo

This is a project which is under construction and is only a few months from completion. The developer has funded the entire project out of pocket and wants to sell two units before completion.


Every side of this building has a fantastic view and it’s located in a peaceful and quiet area close to the river as well as close to downtown.

Price: $124,950.

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Cuenca B & B and/or business listing.

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Perfect for apartments, condos or a hostal right in the heart of downtown Cuenca. The space is “open at this time for easy redevelopment”. This building currently has 15 possible bedrooms.

Price $290,000. See Cuenca B&B Potential details here.


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Manta, Ecuador:

Luxury Beachfront  Condos  Just South of Manta

Santa  Marianita, Manabi , Ecuador


*Large Kitchens

*Huge Terraces




*Ample Parking

*Lush Gardens

* Social Areas


We’ve designed the the most modern and highest quality condo development in the area, JUST FOR YOU! All units have spectacular ocean views and expansive terraces to enjoy the year-round sunshine and fresh sea air.

Constructed with the unique, Mobusa® Building System, these units have many advantages over conventional construction, including:

  • Greater Resistance to Earthquakes & Hurricanes
  • Better Thermal & Acoustic Insulation
  • Water Purification Systems
  • Hot & Cold Water at All Fixtures
  • Pex® Plumbing – Non-corrosive, Flexible Piping & Connectors
  • Custom Cabinetry, Granite Counters, Fine Tile Finishes
  • Internet, Phone, Cable, TV Wiring in All Units


Floor plan


Located on tranquil Playa Bonita (Beautiful Beach), the development is only 15 minutes from the port city of Manta, where you can find all the modern conveniences and services, shopping, fine-dining, 5-star hotels, night-life, casinos and air service.


Known world-wide as a mecca for surfing, kite-boarding, whale-watching and other water sports, the area is being developed to promote tourism and to attract residents to enjoy and preserve the location’s great natural beauty.


This prime retirement and second home location offers the best of both worlds, and also provides easy access to explore the spectacular tourism opportunities in Ecuador!


For more information, please see the Long Beach Ecuador Website for floor
plans and complete details:


Manta Office: 593-05-262-0962         Quito Office: 593-02-245-5191

U.S. Dialing Instructions:
Manta Office: 011-593-5-262-0962
Quito Office: 011-593-2-245-5191

Here is an ocean view condo in Manta’s Golden Mile….this condo is on Jean Marie Butterlin’s upcoming tour.


Apartment with beautiful ocean-view for sale. 2 bedrooms / 3 bath, laundry and storage on 6th floor.


Appx. 1,000 square feet (98,02 m2), parking, 24 hour security and a large swimming pool.


Close to shopping, bars, restaurants and Hotel Oro Verde.

Condominium fee $110 a month.

Price: $ 98,000

The Port of San Mateo, Manta has an interesting Ecuador investment property.


New port facility at San Mateo

Manta is the major port on Ecuador’s central coast. One of the Ecuador’s governmental goals is to upgrade Manta’s airport to international standards which will increase real estate values in the area when this happens.


San Mateo.

This land is directly in front of the new port in San Mateo, 10 minutes from Manta and is perfect for a commercial site as maritime hardware store, fish monger, spare parts, boat engines, B & B etc.

There is an existing concrete construction to expand upon. The lot size 10 meters (30 feet) front with 20 meters (60 feet) depth or 200 m2 (2,000 square feet) with zooming to construct three floors.

Price $ 25,750

Manta Ecuador condo for sale.


This is a spacious apartment in the best area of Manta for sale. 120 feet from beach, 4-bedroom 4-bath apartment with large view 
terrace, 2 parking spaces and storage.

Asking price $150,000. See details here.

Manta Ecuador Ocean-view Apartment.


This is a brand new apartment located in the good area of Manta, ready for occupancy August 2011.

Third floor with a great ocean view. Appx. 1,100 square feet.

This Manta apartment is in a quiet residential zone with only new constructions, great for children.

This ocean view apartment is 2 minutes by car to the Malecón and beach, and walking distance to the university.

Price: $ 76,000. See Manta Ecuador Apartment details here.

Puerto Lopez, Ecuador:

Beach view houses in a project named TRANQUILO, a four unit housing enclave has started in Puerto Lopez Ecuador.


Looking down onto Puerto Lopez

Architect-Builder, John Fisher, selected Puerto Lopez for his first project in Ecuador after traversing the coast top to bottom three times, turning stones in every village en route. He has partnered with reknowned Ecuadorean architect Xavier Vargas, to create a small project with a distinctly modern South American look combined with North American planning. Only two units left.


The beachfront building “Beach House” consists of an upper and lower unit, each with private entrance and approximately 1400 s.f of interior living space. See details here.


Learn more about investing globally including Ecuador at our upcoming International Seminars in North Carolina and Florida.

Quito Ecuador:

Golf in Ecuador is not easily available so all of you golfers will be very interested in this gated community house with golfing.

This two bedroom, two bathroom house is located  in Los Chillos Valley a suburb of Quito, Ecuador, 30 Minutes from the city center.


The property which is located in Valle de los Chillos, in La Merced village, includes the main house and a caretaker’s cottage. It is surrounded by trees and flowers all year. It has a fireplace-oven in the living-dining area, a fireplace in the master bedroom, breath taking views of the mountains.

Membership at a nearby country club allow guests to golf. 
A path built within the property to reach the river or just to stroll, a terrace, an outdoor Jacuzzi, and a barbecue area.

The river at the base of the property is lined with 150 foot tall giant eucalyptus trees and makes a lovely spot for a picnic.  A caretaker currently lives in the small cottage, providing 24 hour security as well as his assistance in any way.   There is a water supply cistern and city of Quito water, electricity, garbage collection and telephone service.

First Floor


An ample sitting area with exit and view to the garden and mountains, integrates to the dining and kitchen areas. There is a very cozy fireplace-oven that gives a warm, seductive atmosphere.


The kitchen is equipped with modern appliances & an island with 4 stools and a good size pantry.


The second bedroom has two bunk beds, ample storage space and window views to the garden. A good size bathroom with a shower complements this bedroom.

Second Floor


Glass double doors lead to the terrace from which you see 350 degrees of spectacular mountain view. This level includes an wide open master suite with sitting area in front of the cozy fireplace and a balcony. 

The windows have spectacular views of the mountains and gardens as well. The tastefully decorated master bathroom has an antique soaking tub, and his and hers sinks.

This is a fully fenced property, 9000 meters (90,000 square feet) in total.

The property features outdoor Jacuzzi, river on property.

The seller is asking $199,000.

For details contact Maria Garcia at

There are limited golf facilities in Ecuador.


Ecuador is not a great golfing destination as there are only a handful of private clubs near Quito, Guayaquil, or Cuenca, with 18-hole courses.

These limited opportunities for playing golf in Ecuador however do include some excellent golf courses. 

This house is near one of the best, The Los Chillos Golf Club.

Los Chillos Golf Club is outside Quito and is one of the more exclusive clubs.

Club Los Chillos was founded in 1979 and offers a par 72 with a course rating of 34.5.  The club is about 20 miles from Quito with 11 lakes, a driving range and mountain and forest scenery.  The golf course is almost 8,000 feet above sea level and  has good weather and spectacular views.  This golf club has clay tennis courts, racket facilities, squash courts, soccer fields, volley ball facilities, swimming pools and horse riding.  There is also a  sauna, hairdressing salon, cafeteria, bar and Turkish bath.  People with babies are welcome.

Colonial Quito view apartment for rent or for sale.

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This penthouse, is at San Juan (Centro Historico), Galpagos and Garcia Moreno, just above the Basilica.

The building has 4 floors and was built in 1986. This Quito apartment penthouse has…


views all around day and night.

The size is 140 square meters (1507 square feet).

The interior decor is Swiss.

On the first level you have: a big living room, a chimney, a kitchen and a place to put your washing and dryer machines. Also 1 master bedroom with a bathroom, dresser and two closets, plus a balcony and interior plants.

On the second level there is space for a small library or study.

This Colonial Quito penthouse also has:

* Phone line
* Cable TV
* Storage room

The building has full security and two parking spaces for the penthouse. The neighborhood is quiet, not much traffic and is secure.


colonial charm.

The monthly maintenance fee is just $18.00.

The asking price for sale is USD $170.000.
The asking price for renting is USD $800.00.

See more details here.

Upcoming project near the new Quito Airport offering potential for businesses developing real estate.

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One of our good Ecuador contacts sent us this note. Gary, a friend of mine is building a neat complex by the new airport, he already has a few buildings and a restaurant with two Chalets plus a Pesebrera (for horses). He is working on making this a Hosteria with more buildings and a Swiss style to it. The place is really big and he will be selling houses there. The place is really beautiful and he plans on building many things there.

Views… space and… many buildings are…

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already up plus a hosteria with many facilities inside and out.

See more photos and details here

Salinas Ecuador:

Here is a Salinas, Ecuador ocean view apartment for sale at $47,000.

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This is a 700 square foot, 4th floor, one bedroom condo with ocean views, just a block off the beach in Salinas

The price of $47,500 includes furnishings, excluding artwork and personal items.

See more details here.

A new Salinas Ecuador Coastal condo – finished and ready for sale.

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This Salinas condo has 650 square feet.

spondylus 2

Pool at project.

Price $62,200. See Salinas condo details here.


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San Clemente Ecuador:

San Clemente – beach view house for sale.


Here is the view from the living room of this San Clemente Ecuador beach house.


Beautiful modernly designed zen style house on one of the best beaches in Ecuador in San Clemente. The house is situated right in front of the ocean. The propriety is 1300 sq feet on a 3000 sq feet lot.


The house was designed to get the maximum light possible. In fact, the front of the house is all from floor to the ceiling windows and have also four skylights. The house was rebuilt from ground up with open spaces and with a big patio. The house is situated in the quietest part of the city, no discotheque, no noise, just the beach.

Propriety description

– Three bedrooms
– Four complete bathrooms
– Brand new kitchen with custom built thermoplastic cabinets by Madeval (


– Big living room
– Dining room
– Brand new air conditioning in each rooms and in the living room
– Two cisterns for water
– Cable for internet and satellite TV

Price $99,000.

For more details please contact Joseph Kollar at

or Call Joseph Kollar in Ecuador at: 08-919-2993 or Stella Kollar at 08-197-0707.

* San Vicente, Ecuador:

San Vicente condo for sale.


This is a 1,900 square foot 4 bedroom apartment in San Vicente across the Chone Estuary from Bahia.

The apartment has a huge terrace…


overlooking the Chone Bay and ocean.

Asking price is $150,000. See this San Vicente condo details here.

Ecuador Living Club members can contact the sellers of these properties at the password protected Club Site here.

Get details on how to obtain this discount at the Ecuador Living Club password protected site here.

New Rental Offers Cotacacahi – Puenta Blanca – Salinas

COMPLETELY refurbished and newly done home located in San Alejo—-between San Clemente and San Jacinto.


Sunset at an Alejo


Downstairs completely furnished with new custom furniture and new custom cabinets.


The refurbishing includes new window screens on all windows, though on my three week stay without screens, I did not see one mosquito.

New Curtains

Water pump completely rebuilt.

New shower heater.

New nice size refrigerator and stove.


New modern locks on all doors

Automatic switch between cistern and city water so the property is never without water.

New plumbing and electrical as required

ALL tile refurbished for cracks, etc., and new tile in upstairs kitchen..tile completely throughout house as well as outside  porches, stairs, steps. Beautiful tile, like new.


Internet hook up and satellite TV is available

Large yard with producing fruit trees.


PLENTY of room for parking, patio and garden.

2-3 blocks to the beautiful Pacific and beach.

Good expat community. a nice hotel, etc.

Total utility costs are around or less than $30 per month.


1st floor COMPLETELY furnished—-$300 per month….first and last month rent due at time of rental with a minimum of six months rental.  30 day notice of moving. Furnishings deposit of $400 required. Prefer no animals. CATS are strictly forbidden.


2nd floor with only queen bed and dinette for $175 per month with first and last month rent due at time of rental.

Both apartments available at $450 per month with same requirements.

Each floor plan is identical with large LR, large dining room, small kitchen, Large BR, separate shower room and separate toilet and sink room. Yard care available and negotiable.

For more details or to reserve contact Bill Bowlin, Sr.  Email:

5112 Concord Hills Circle, Mason, Oh. 45040.  Tel. 513-478-6086.  Skype name:  bilbowler

Cotacachi, Ecuador House For Rent.

Enjoy cozy fires at night.

Rent this charming, Cotacachi home. Just steps from the bus stop to Otavalo and Ibarra. 15 minute walk to the main square.

Fully furnished right down to the vases and teaspoons..


Three bedrooms.

Lovely garden. Super location.

Enjoy avocados and lemons from your own trees, fresh flowers for your table, comfortable beds and your large private garden. Perfect for longer term stays. The house has awesome views beautiful lawn and… garden area.

Included in the rent are all your utilities, internet and a gardener once a week.

Please email

Punta Blanca Ecuador Beach Rentals:

Punta Blanca is located on the Ruta del Sol, north of Salinas, in Santa Elena, Ecuador.

This luxury rental offers many accommodations overlooking a spectacular ocean front location.


Available at one day, week or monthly rates with airport pickup and a shuttle service from Guayaquil.

There is both beach front and indoor air conditioned dining.


Guest Passes to the yacht clubs and water park are available along with
pool side food, bar service, room service and breakfast in bed.


This resort stretches along 3 miles of the white sandy, tropical Punta Blanca Beach.


All rooms feature: Air conditioning; Cable TV; Safe rental; Balcony or terrace; Coffee Maker; Iron and ironing board; Radio-Alarm clock; Private bathroom; Hair dryer; Mini-fridge; Queen size beds, sitting area with sofa bed, additional to above amenities.


Living area.

For more details contact Marcel Newberg at

Salinas, Ecuador, beach access rental for $450 a month.


2 bedroom, 1 bath ocean view furnished unit at $450 per month or $250 per week low season (now through November). See details here.

See all Ecuador property rentals here.


See older previous listings in the Ecuador Real Estate MLS covering all of Ecuador here


Here is the Winter 2012 Ecuador Real Estate and Spanish Tour Schedule

2015 Schedule

2015 Schedule

Schedule 2015  Seminars and Courses

We conduct our Investment seminar at Jefferson Landing in Jefferson North Carolina.

Join Merri and me for all the courses and seminars that we’ll conduct to help you gain positive solutions to your economic, financial and lifestyle concerns.

Here is the courses we currently have scheduled in 2015. 

Live Long & Prosper More

One of the most frequent questions readers ask is “How can I make my savings safer but also sufficient for life?”

“What is the time horizon of a lifetime?” I ask.  Time horizons are one of the most important elements in investing and most of us will live longer than we expect.

For example in a moment, you’ll see how this exercise is actually connected to my investing portfolio because it alters my investing timeline.

llama walk

(Gary Scott doing Andean yoga.)

Overall US life expectancy at birth was 78.8 years in 2013.  Women live longer, 76.4 years for men, 81.2 years for women.  You’ll be happy to know that those statistics don’t apply to you and me.

How most of us think about life expectancy is wrong.  That overall rate is the average of all people, young and old.  The older we are, the longer our life expectancy grows.  Right now those who are 50 years old, life expectancy is 85.6 for women and 81.6 for men.  The expectancy of a 50 year old is 5 or 6 years longer than the overall expectancy.

As we age, the expectancy gets better.  At 65 the expect age is 87.9 for women and 85.3 for guys.  At 75  there is another boost to 88.6 and 90.5 years.

This is good news and even better is the fact that a succession of six technical panels established by the Social Security Advisory Board, in 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011 2013 all stated that Social Security was assuming unrealistic mortality rate improvements.  In other words, life expectancy continues to grow.

There is a lot we can do to improve the odds of a long, active life even more.  In fact we can improve them much more.  A University of Washington publication “12 Reasons Yoga Helps Extend Lifespan” (1) shows 12 wasy that yoga extends life.

A UC San Francisco study “Lifestyle changes may lengthen telomeres that measure cell aging” (2) show that exercise, nutrition, meditation, diet, exercise, social support  and yoga can extend life even further, as much as 12 years.

This is why I practice yoga and meditate almost every day and adjust my investing to support a long, busy, lifeline.

How can we have a strategy so our savings, investments & income are sufficient for a full lifetime?

Our life expectancy can be much longer than statistics suggest. That’s really good to know but longer life expectancy is expected to worsen the shortfall in Social Security by 11 percent over the next 75 years.  What will a longer, active life due to our savings and budgets?

During nearly five decades of global investing I have noticed that some people, such as Warren Buffett, have a good value strategy that makes sure they do not lose, but increase their wealth again and again.

What is this strategy?  It is a good value strategy based on three tactics.

The first tactic is to seek safety before profit.

A research paper that studied Warren Buffett’s investing strategy was published at Yale University’s website. This research shows that the stocks he chooses are safe (with low beta and low volatility), cheap (value stocks with low price – to – book ratios), and high quality (stocks of companies that are profitable, stable, growing, and with high payout ratios).

The second tactic is to maintain staying power.  At times Buffet’s portfolio has fallen, but he has been willing and able to wait long periods for the value to reveal itself and prices to recover.

keppler asset management chart

This chart based on a 45 year portfolio study shows that holding a diversified good value portfolio (based on a  good value strategy) for 13 month’s time, increases the probability of outperformance to 70%.  However those who can hold the portfolio for five years gain a 88% probability of beating the bellwether in the market and after ten years the probability increases to 97.5%.  Time is your friend when you use a good value strategy.  The longer you can hold onto a well balanced good value portfolio the better the odds of outstanding success.

The Buffett strategy integrates time and value for safety and profit.

A third, limited leveraging, tactic in the strategy boosts profit.  Buffett leverages his portfolio at a ratio of approximately 1.6 to 1.   The Yale published research paper shows the leveraging methods used by Warren Buffett to amass his $50 billion fortune.  The researchers found that the returns from Buffett’s investment company, Berkshire Hathaway, far outweighed those achieved by any rival that has operated for 30 years or more.  The research shows that neither luck nor magic are involved.  Instead, the paper shows that Buffet’s success hinges on using leverage at the rate of 1.6.

This rate of expansion by the way is called the “Golden Ratio” and it is a mathematical formula that controls the growth of most natural things; trees, the shape of leaves, the spiral of shells, as well as the way economies and societies grow.

To sum up the strategy, Buffet uses Golden Ratio to make large purchases of “cheap, safe, quality stocks”.  He uses limits leverage so he can hold on for very long periods of time, surviving rough periods where others might have been forced into a fire sale or a career shift.

The study found that Buffett applies a leverage of about 1.6 to 1, boosting both his risk and excess return in that proportion.  He uses the Golden Mean in his borrowing, not too little, not too much.

Thus his many accomplishments include having the conviction, wherewithal, and skill to operate with leverage and significant risk over many decades.

Learn how to use this type of three point strategy with the Purposeful investing Course (Pi).  This course is based on my 50 (almost) years of investing experience combined with wisdom gained from some of the world’s best investment managers and economic mathematical scientists.

Pi reveals investing secrets and the sciences that make investing easy, safer, less time consuming and increases the chances of profit.

One secret is to invest with a purpose beyond the cash.  When we invest with purpose, doing what we love, we do better and we joyfully put in more energy, time and care.  This is nature’s irony.  If we chase just the money, human nature tends to make it run away.   If we pursue our passion and work with more than concern for the cash, the wealth can’t resist us.   This is the purpose behind, “Purposeful investing”.

Slow, Worry Free, Good Value Investing

Stress, worry and fear are three of an investor’s worst enemies.  These are major foundations of the Behavior Gap, a trait exhibited by most investors, that causes them to underperform any market they choose.  The behavior gap is created by natural human responses to fear.  The losses created by this gap grow when investors trade short term under stress.  More about the gap in a moment.

Learn how to create profitable strategies that combine good value investments with unique, personal goals.

Spanning the Behavior Gap

Behavior gaps are among the biggest reasons why so many investors fail.  Human evolution makes fear the second most powerful motivator.  (Greed is the third.)  Fear creates investment losses due to behavior gaps.  Fear motivates us more strongly than desire. By nature investors are risk adverse, when they should embrace risk.  Purpose is the most powerful motivator,  stronger than fear and greed.  One powerful way to overcome the behavior gap is to invest with a purpose.

Combine your needs and capabilities with the secrets and the math through the Pifolio – The Pi Model Portfolio

Lessons from Pi are based on the creation and management of a Primary Pi Model Portfolio, called the Pifolio.  There are no secrets about this portfolio except that it is based entirely on good math.

The Pifolio is a theoretical portfolio of MSCI Country Benchmark Index ETFs that cover all the good value markets using my (almost) 50 years of global experience and my study of the analysis of four mathematical investing geniuses (and friends): Michael Keppler, Eric Roseman, Thomas Fischer (for currency positions) and Richard Smith, PhD (for trailing stop alerts).

The Pifolio analysis begins with Keppler who continually researches international major stock markets and compares their value based on current book to price, cash flow to price, earnings to price, average dividend yield, return on equity and cash flow return.  He compares each major stock market’s history.

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Michael is a brilliant mathematician.  We have tracked his analysis for over 20 years.   He continually researches international major stock markets and compares their value based on current book to price, cash flow to price, earnings to price, average dividend yield, return on equity and cash flow return.  He compares each stock market’s history.  From this, he develops his Good Value Stock Market Strategy.  His analysis is rational, mathematical and does not cause worry about short term ups and downs.   To invest according to the Country Selection Strategy, it is necessary to construct diversified, risk-controlled, representative country portfolios in every BUY rated country, weighting each country approximately equally in the overall portfolio.  It is not appropriate or enough to instruct a stockbroker to simply select stocks in the BUY rated countries.

To achieve this goal of diversification the Pifolio consists of Country Index ETFs that are similar to index mutual fund but are shares normally traded on a major stock exchange that tracks an index of shares in a specific country. ETFs do not try to beat the index they represent. The management is passive and tries to emulate the performance of the index.

A country ETF provides diversification into a basket of equities in the country covered.  The expense ratios for most ETFs are lower than those of the average mutual fund as well so such ETFs provide diversification and cost efficiency.

This is an easy, simple and effective approach to zeroing in on value because little management and guesswork is required.  You are investing in a diversified portfolio of good value indices.  A BUY rating for an index does NOT imply that any stock in that country is an attractive investment, so you do not have to pick and choose shares.  You can invest in the index which is like investing in all the shares in the index.  All you have to do is invest in an ETF that in turn invests passively in all the shares of the index.

Pi adds my fifty years of experience and brings insights to numerous long term cycles that are part of the universal math that affects all investments.

For example in the 1980s, a remarkable set of two economic circumstances helped anyone who spotted them become remarkably rich.  Some of my readers made enough to retire.  Others picked up 50% currency gains.  Then the cycle ended.  Warren Buffett explained the importance of this ending in a 1999 Fortune magazine interview.  He said:  Let me summarize what I’ve been saying about the stock market: I think it’s very hard to come up with a persuasive case that equities will over the next 17 years perform anything like—anything like—they’ve performed in the past 17!

I did well then, but always thought, “I should have invested more!”  Now those circumstances have come together and I am investing in them again.

The circumstances that created fortunes 30 years ago were an overvalued US market (compared to global markets) and an overvalued US dollar.

The two conditions are in place again!  There are currently ten good value non US developed markets,  plus 10 good value emerging markets.

Pi shows how to easily create a diversified, worry free portfolio that includes each or all of these countries with Country Index ETFs.

The current strength of the US dollar is a second remarkable similarity to 30 years ago.  The dollar rose along with Wall Street.  Profits came quickly over three years.  Then the dollar dropped like a stone, by 51%  in just two years.  A repeat of this pattern is growing and could create up to 50% extra profit if we start using strong dollars to accumulate good value stock market ETFs in other currencies.

This is the most exciting opportunity I have seen since we started sending our reports on international investing ideas more than three decades ago.  There is so much more to write and the trends are so clear that I have created a short, but powerful report “Three Currency Patterns For 50% Profits or More.”  This report shows how to earn an extra 50% from currency shifts with even small investments.  I kept the report short and simple, but included links to 153 pages of Keppler Asset Stock Market and Asset Allocation Analysis so you can keep this as simple or as complex as you desire.

The report shows 20 good value investments and a really powerful tactic that allows you to accumulate these bargains now in large or even very small amounts (less than $5,000).  There is extra profit potential of at least 50% so the report is worth a lot.

Research shows that most people worry about having enough money if they live long enough.  This powerful profit wave can eliminate that concern.  My experience of the 17 years in the 1980s and 90s combined with the science shared by my four friends (Keppler, Roseman, Fischer and Smith) can make the next 17 years so rich, you’ll always be rich.

You’ll receive the report “Three Currency Patterns For 50% Profits or More” free when you subscribe to Pi.


The 50 years of experience the Pi course shares also explains when leverage provides extra potential.   For example in 1986 I issued a report called The Silver Dip that showed how to borrow 12,000 British pounds (at almost 1.6 to 1 dollars per pound the loan created US$18,600) and use the loan to buy 3835 ounces of silver at around US$4.85 an ounce.

silver chart

Imagine investing in a spike like this… with leverage!

Silver had crashed, I mean really crashed from $48 per ounce.   As prices decreased from early 1983 into 1986, total supply had fallen to 449.7 million ounces in 1986.  Mine production was restricted by the low prices at this time, with silver reaching a low for this period of $4.85 in May 1986.  Secondary recovery also was constricted by these low prices.

Then silver’s price skyrocketed to over $11 an ounce within a year. The $18,600 loan was now worth $42,185.

The loan was in pounds and in May 1986 the dollar pound rate was 1.55 dollars per pound.  So the 12,000 pound loan purchased $18,600 of silver.  The pound then crashed to 1.40 dollars per silver.  The loan could be paid off for $13,285 immediately creating an extra $5,314 profit.  The profit grew to $47,499 in just a year.

Conditions for the silver dip have returned.  The availability of low cost loans and silver are at an all time low.

With investors watching global stock markets bounce up and down, many missed two really important profit generating events.

The price of silver has crashed all the way from nearly $50 an ounce to below $14 an ounce as did shares of the iShares Silver ETF (SLV).  (Click on chart from  (1) to enlarge.)

At the same time the silver gold ratio hit 80, a strong sign to invest in precious metals.

I prepared a special report “Silver Dip 2015” about a leveraged silver speculation that can increase the returns in a safe portfolio by as much as eight times.  The purpose of the report is to share long term lessons gained through 30 years of speculating and investing in precious metals.  While working on the report, when the gold silver ratio slipped to 80 and the price of silver dropped below $14 an ounce, I knew I needed to share this immediately.

I released a new report “Silver Dip 2015” so readers can take advantage of these conditions and leverage 1.6 times as a speculation.

The speculation is so time sensitive with such fast profit (but also loss) potential that I will only offer it shortly.

You receive the Silver Dip 2015 FREE when you subscribe to Pi.

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(1) University of Washington “12 reason yoga helps extend lifespan”

(2) UC San Francisco “Lifestyle changes may lengthen telomeres measure cell aging”




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