First, here is a multi dimensional investing and business idea. Buy Ecuador Haciendas, farms and rancheros and improve them.
Ecuador Hacienda Rosaspamba we bought to fix up.
A New York Times article shows how entitled “Restoring Ranch Land for a Profit, and a ‘Trout Dividend’ by Sarah Max shows why this is a growing trend. Here is an excerpt: Jay Ellis, founder of the private equity firm Sporting Ranch Capital Management uses the logic that sporting ranches near desirable destinations are a rare commodity in association with T. Boone Pickens, the billionaire oilman.
The idea is to buy and sell ranches and improved them every time. Preservation is becoming a great way to use the land,” Pickens says “the timing for such a fund was right, thanks to a recovering economy and a natural gas boom that is bankrolling new buyers.”
The first fund raised $30 million among a dozen limited partners and is now fully invested with five properties in Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico and Utah. Mr. Ellis is planning to put all five ranches on the market in 2014 and is confident that these “pristine trophy properties” will sell quickly. Mr. Ellis is now raising a second fund, for $50 million.
“This is an asset everyone wants, but either the price is ridiculous or the property needs too much work,” Mr. Ellis said, adding that his focus is on improving the fishing habitat to lure private buyers willing to pay a premium. “Buyers typically don’t have the time or patience to do the work themselves.”
As the number of wealthy expats moving to Ecuador grows this idea will increase in potential.
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BEAUTIFUL ANDEAN MOUNTAIN RENTAL
SAN MARTIN GATED COMMUNITY
Property Overview: Conveniently located newly-constructed home off the Pan American Highway in Otavalo, Ecuador, with 1400 square feet has all the amenities for a short-term or long-term rental. It comfortably accommodates 6 adults. Only 1 ½ hours North of Quito, Otavalo is a must see destination for anyone wanting to experience South America at its best with an upstairs den, 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, The open floor plan downstairs has a spacious living room, dining room, fully equipped kitchen, social half-bath, outdoor enclosed patio with grill and outdoor wash area. Custom décor features local Andean artisans. This is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a once in a lifetime vacation or explore the region to become a future member of the ex-pat community that is settling in this area of Ecuador.
Area Overview: Otavalo is in Ecuador’s Northern Highlands and is approximately 20 miles north of the Equator. The elevation is 8,641 feet (2,633 meters) and provides a perfect year-round climate. Daytime temperatures generally range between 65 and 75F (18.3 – 23.9C). Light jackets or sweaters are recommended for mornings and evenings. Prepare to dress in layers especially if you want to venture out and explore.
Other amenities: Cable TV, DVD, local telephone, WiFi port for internet access ( WiFi services must be pre-paid by renter), water heater, refrigerator, gas stove/oven, microwave, cooking utensils, linens/blankets, towels and gated on-site security. Grocery stores are conveniently located. On-site English speaking Manager.
Areas of interest: Otavalo has the world’s largest indigenous market featuring native artisans’ woven tapestries, clothing, ceramic Inca figures, wood carvings, paintings, alpaca rugs and jewelry. The plaza is an ethnic labyrinth of vendors in their traditional dress. Nearby is San Pablo Lake which has wonderful restaurants and outdoor activities including miniature golf, hiking, horseback riding and fishing. Also within a short drive is Cotacachi and is renowned for its leather crafting while San Antonio de Ibarra has artisans that transform wood into beautiful works of art. This is a carved-out piece of heaven in the Imbabura Province. Pamper yourself for a morning or afternoon at the world renowned La Mirage Garden Hotel & Spa for a spa treatment or massage.
Custom tours, airport transfers and sightseeing can be arranged for our guests. Our rates (USD) for the 2012 season are as follows:
Daily Rate: $ 60
Weekly Rate: $ 250
Monthly Rate: $ 500
Incidental $ 250 deposit is required at check in (Cash only)
The house accommodates a maximum of 6 people
Restrictions: No Smoking, No Pets, No Student Groups and Adults only.
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Learn About Ecuador From EcuadoriansThis is an ad from Roberto Ribadeneira: Get Together in Ecuador
Learn about Ecuador from Ecuadorians with the February 2015 “Get Together Ecuador Seminar”
Manta – Ecuador
Get the inside scoop from Ecuadorians about Ecuador so you can make informed decisions about whether this country is one that will improve your lifestyle.
Ecuador has many advantages, close to North America, just four hours from Miami. Plus the brand new Quito Airport means you’ll arrive to the latest in accommodations.
You can choose the perfect climate for you. The Andes offer eternal spring, never really hot, never freezing. The coast can be warmer, but nowhere in Ecuador are temperatures extreme.
You can choose to live in large cities, towns, or small villas. The majority of Ecuador Living readers choose Cuenca. The cool weather, beautiful colonial architecture, and complete infrastructure has attracted over 6,500 expats from around the world.
Cuenca from the top
February 25th to 27th, 2015.
Your Ecuador journey starts in Ecuador’s capital city, Quito.
Ecuadorian experts will be there to answer all the questions you’ll want to know, health care, visa, cost of living, real estate, shipping, retirement discounts across the nation and a review of each of Ecuador’s four main zones, Andes, Coast, Amazon and Galapagos.
The speakers not only share information but can assist you in getting the contacts and services you’ll need.
Seminar in Quito, 2014
An Ecuadorian lawyer covers immigration law. Learn what documents you need, how to proceed, how long it will take, how much the process will cost. Dr. Cordova’s law firm has helped expats visas to become residents in Ecuador for many years.
Another speaker represents freight companies who can bring your personal goods to you duty free.
Colonial – Quito
One expert is in communications. Learn the best ways to make free phone calls back home, how to get a virtual number so people can call you any time, how to watch your favorite TV shows, movies, listen to that local radio stations that you love, get the latest sport news or just read your favorite magazine. You get guidance ranging from how to use Netflix to Zinio, so you can still enjoy those things that you love from back home.
Other sessions give you insights into the cultural differences that only Ecuadorians can explain. Learn why when “we” tell you we will meet at 17:00 we arrive at 17:15. Learn how and why “we will be there in 5 minutes” actually means 15 minutes. Find out the difference between formal business meetings and informal gatherings with friends and family. This is important. If you are invited to a party at 20:00, don’t show up on time or you and your host will be embarrassed. Arrive at least an hour late.
Pick up all the little tricks you need to know, how to rent a car, how to get around in Ecuador, the best maps for traveling, how to ask for things, the best way to get us to like you, etc. In Ecuador you get the best response being nice and negotiating in a polite way. These cultural nuances will win you friends and bring you business.
Dental Clinic in Quito
Meet major developers Armijos and Brito. Their real estate may interest you. These are not fly by night expos who have just arrived ahead of you. Brito has been building in Quito for decades. He recently teamed with Armijos in a new project by the beach, which includes a luxury hotel.
You’ll also see an interesting Huasquilla Amazon project of rental units. You’ll see a diverse universe of proposals so you can get an idea of business in Ecuador and how locals are working in Real Estate and finance. Even if you don’t have any interest in buying or owning property in Ecuador, this will give you a perspective of how our economy is doing.
Ecuador’s Minister of Tourism will present with its latest investments and opportunities in Ecuador. You’ll see mega projects in tourist areas all around the country and where the growth areas are headed. At the least this Ecuador get together offers the Ministry which Condor, a hotel being developed by Quito’s new airport and outlined private constructions at the coast.
New Buildings in Manta
A team of Doctors review your health care options in Ecuador. Learn where to get the best eye care, dental implants, medical procedures, prescription savings and natural herbal products.
Meet Pro Credit a German bank that especially serves expats in Ecuador. They review the financial health of Ecuador’s banking system, how to bank in Ecuador (if you really have to), the safest way to make wire transfers and the latest news on Ecuador banking regulations.
Representatives of freight companies who know how to move your personal goods from your country to Ecuador share how to bring your belongings. Learn the timing, the requirements, pricing, tips on how to label items, how Ecuador Customs processes them, what things to do and what things not to do. They also tell you about the list of things you can bring and what to call them. You might not be able to bring gold, but can bring jewelry components for example. They can provide estimates.
General Manager at Banco Pro Credit
Here is the complete schedule for the Three Day “Ecuador Get Together” in Quito. (click images to enlarge).
Investment, Real Estate and Get Together complete schedule for our Three Day Get Together in Quito.
Since you are coming all the way from your country we’d like you to enjoy as much as you can from Ecuador, so we offer Real Estate Tours, Import-Export and Health Tours around the Seminar. If you like more information and details about those extra activities please contact me at email@example.com.
Before the seminar there is a two day Health Care option. February 23rd – February 24th. We will put you in contact with the doctors, this will be prior to your arrival in Ecuador, so they know if you need to bring information and they can plan the appropriate treatment.
Ecuador Get Together Seminar is February 25, 26, 27.
After the seminar there is a five day Real Estate tour to the coast and Cuenca February 28th to March 4th.
04:30 – 07:00 Traveling to the Airport
07:10 – 08:00 Flying to Manta
08:00 – 10:00 Breakfast at Manta
10:00 – 13:00 Tour Manta
13:00 – 15:00 Lunch and Check in at Hotels
15:00 – 16:30 Tour Manta
16:30 – 18:00 Tour Santa Marianita
09:00 – 13:00 Tour Bahia, San Vicente
13:00 – 15:00 Lunch Canoa
15:00 – 18:00 Tour San Jacinto Surrounding Areas
Traveling to Cuenca
08:00 – 12:00 Driving to Guayaquil
12:00 – 14:00 Check in Airline and Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Arriving to Cuenca – check in Hotels
19:00 – Getting together for Dinner
09:00 – 13:00 Tour Downtown Cuenca – Apartments
13:00 – 15:00 Lunch Piedra de Agua
15:00 – 18:00 Tour Cuenca – Houses
00:00 – 13:00 Tour Cuenca and surrounding areas
13:00 – 15:00 Lunch
15:00 – 18:00 Paute, land and House to Build
FREE HEALTH CARE TOUR ON PLATINUM AND GOLD PACKAGE! Save $599 on our Health Care, attend for FREE.
Get Together, three day Seminar $799 single and $899 couple.
Real Estate Tour (1 tour only, either Coast or Cuenca) $599 single and $699 couple.
Gold Package, three day Seminar and 1 Tour $1299 single and $1399 couple.
Platinum Package, three day Seminar and all Tours $1699 single and $1799 couple.
*The schedule during the seminar and speakers may change, but we will guarantee that all major subjects and experience are respected.
*Not included. Upon request we will provide pickups at the airport, drop-offs, tours in Quito and/or surrounding areas and tours around Ecuador. We offer a full concierge service in Ecuador for anything that you need.
For questions or for more information contact Roberto Ribadeneira
Toll Free from USA: 1-888-482-3850
In Ecuador: 593-92380346