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Ecuador Real Estate Liquidations

Ecuador real estate offers opportunity. Ecuador real estate liquidations can offer even better deals.

See details about this 326 acre Ecuador real estate liquidation, a coastal agricultural property for sale at $41,000 below.


To assist those interested in Ecuador we have created an Ecuador Living service that provides a full time full support, research and assistance team to help subscribers in any way required. Part of this team are multi lingual Westerners so we understand the Western cultural needs as well as those of Ecuador.

One service for example is that we scan Ecuador newspapers looking for unique properties and put our subscribers directly in touch…thus avoiding brokerage fees for our subscribers.

We do not sell real estate nor accept commissions but because we write about Ecuador real estate to tens of thousands of readers, they have purchased millions of dollars of Ecuador real estate in Galapagos, Mindo, the Coast, Cotacachi, Quito and more.

The word is out. More and more Ecuador real estate sellers are approaching us first when they have Ecuador real estate for sale. Recently an attorney who represents banks in Ecuador has been sending us Ecuador real estate liquidations so we can share extra special Ecuador real estate deals with our subscribers.

One huge benefit in using our service versus relying on brokers is that we are not trying to sell real estate. For our modest subscription, you get our honest opinion based on 40 years of international business and 13 years residence in Ecuador.

We do not care if you buy one property or another or even if you buy at all. This means you get our advice without hidden agendas.

Yet we know all about buying Ecuador real estate. We have an active Ecuador business and have personally purchased a 962 acre hacienda, condos in the mountains, a house, a hotel plus condos and apartments on the beach. Our Ecuador Living service shares our continual research and experiences in global business, living and investing in Ecuador.

You also gain access to our extensive contacts plus you get to share the input from our 13,238 readers who continually let us know what they see hear and experience good and bad in Ecuador.

We conduct real estate tours to help our subscribers learn Ecuador’s real estate market in the most efficient way.

Not only are our tours efficient, they can save you money! Many developers give our Ecuador Living subscribers and tour delegates discounts on property (since many delegates and subscribers buy and we do not take real estate commissions).

You can enroll in our Ecuador Living Service to learn more about the 346 acre Ecuador coastal property for sale at $41,000 below.

Here are more shots of the 346 acre Ecuador coastal property.

A lot of corn is being grown on the land now.


and castor.


Here is what Ecuador Living’s man on the Ecuador coast, John Papski, just sent to us.

John wrote: “Gary and Merri, I checked out this property a few months ago while visiting the coast with the last group. This is a good opportunity, part of a bankrupt bank with the price reduced before going to auction soon. I went ahead and signed a right of first refusal so Ecuador Living subscribers have the first shot at this.

There is 326 acres of shrub on gentle hills divided by main road from Bahia and San Clemente about seven miles away.

There is a rough shed, really belonging to caretaker, as well as a water tank for tanker delivered water. There is electricity.


This land is ideal for seasonal planting, soya, maize, maracuya and has an old well 200 feet deep but with water (Water analysis done) of 3% salinity.

This is a great price as the land could have coconut and tamirindo growing for commercial purposes as they accept this amount of salinity in the water.

The sellers are trying for an urgent sale but I believe this can be held for our September coastal real estate tour. John.”

There is a grand entrance to the property.


But not a lot of building.


If you would like more information about this property or others like it, please subscribe to Ecuador Living and we’ll send you details on how to access Ecuador real estate information.

Until next message, may your living in Ecuador or wherever be good.


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Ecuador Beach Property Opportunity

This week I promised we will focus on vision, but here we are Monday and I am already writing about something else…an Ecuador Beach Property Opportunity.

I have departed from my plan and switched to this Ecuador beach property opportunity because a special situation forces me to explain how I have managed to remain one of the smallest yet, most profitable publishers who, as of May this year, has been in business 40 years…making millions while working from home without employees.

In the process of reading this, some of you will discover what I consider an extra  special Ecuador beach property opportunity…genuine and that will probably never seen again.

This opportunity comes because the way I have survived and prospered as a tiny guy playing on a field with giants…is by being fanatical about developing unique and highly profitable products that are only available through our publications, courses and tours.

Let me give you a specific example by describing my relationship with the Ecuador beach property development, Vistazul.

Many Ecuador real estate deals offer good value, but Vistazul offers exceptional value because my fanaticism spotted special circumstances that with my help made it so for you…my reader.

This process received a kick start last year when I learned that a friend, Kjetil Haugan, was going to develop a small beach condo project.

Merri and I have known Kjetil for more than a decade.  He has shown himself to be a truly dependable and trustworthy businessman.  We had viewed the property he was planning to develop with him when he bought it nearly a decade ago.  So we knew the area and were comfortable with it.

We visited and really like the the project which led me to believe that many of my readers would like it as well.

How could we not fall in love with Vistazul…here Merri and I stroll the miles of empty Ecuador beach with our hound dog Ma.

The water is warm and Caribbean Blue.I can let the wave knock me around for hours!


Even better Kjetil had already built the project’s club house (which operates as a hotel).  He had put his money up front unlike most developers who promise to build a common building but want to seeing buyers’ money first.

This is a spectacular club….exactly on Ecuador’s beach.  The condos are being built on the green hill you see, just behind the clubhouse.

Club members have free access to the tennis court.


Ecuador Beach Property

This is a great place for children and grandchildren.


Club memers have a spectacular pool. Here is one of the new owners with the developer Kjetil Haugan and his children.


Dining is exquisite as are the club dining facilities and view.


Plus after lunch or dinner…the club is a great place to relax.


This was all done…in place…real…not just a promise so I made Kjetil an offer that I hoped he could not refuse. This was an offer that was good for him…really good for my readers…really good for the community and good for my business because it offered a unique and highly profitable opportunity only available through my ezine and tours.

The project was to be built on this hill.  Here s a shot taken from the beach front clubhouse.


Merri and I offered to consult with Kjetil on how to build condos suited to our readers.  Then we offered to buy the first five condos ourselves and introduce a friend who would match this.  That first purchase provided the money for the infrastructure and original construction. Plus I introduced two of my daughters to the project and they each bought a condo as well.

So the club house was done and a fifth of the project was sold (we all paid cash) from the get-go.  I also promised to let my readers know about his project. Based on previous experience, chances were the condos would sell out to just my readers.

Here is the interesting part.  I wanted no commissions.   I told Kjetil that I do not sell real estate. I did not want any commission, advertising or remuneration for this.

This was a compelling offer!   Normally commissions on Ecuador property can run 8%.  Kjetil might save a half million dollars based on my offer.

Simply put, if he could finance and sell his project without sales and financing costs, nobody could compete with him and build so much, offered at so little..

All I asked for in return was that these savings be passed onto my readers…AND the offer be made exclusive to my readers!

We worked out a price specifically set aside for my readers of $79,000…a really good price!

My reasoning was that helping my readers buy better Ecuador beach condos at lower prices than anybody else would be good.   I would pick up more readers and more of them would sign up for our coastal real estate tour….just so they could see this special condo deal.

My plan was that this would keep my Costal real estate tours filled through the year.

We visited, we were lucky enough to bring our friend, an international Fung Shui expert, and worked with the local community to be sure they were happy with the environmental standards.

Kjetil began.


These are recent constructions shots of the condos which will look like the clubhouse.

Here is the site plan for 64 units in all…sitting in block of three to seven units.


Here are more construction shots.


I wrote my first article and sure enough readers reserved nearly half the project in a week (about two millions dollars in reservations).

What a start.

This would allow me to sit back, relax and watch my coastal tours fill up as my readers would come and see these excellent condos…which were available exclusive to my readers.   So I thought.

These were my best laid plans.

But you know what they say about mice…men…and plans.

I talk too much.  As the longest serving contributing editor to International Living magazine I speak with other editors a lot.  I should know when to keep my mouth shut…but having readers reserve two millions dollars worth of condos in a week carries some bragging rights and told some of my friends about this.

They must have mentioned it to others…who passed on the word and pretty soon everyone knew about the success.  What they did not know was the exclusive arrangement for my readers.

So imagine my shock when last Friday I saw an ad by IL mentioning these condos being for sale at $79,000.

The editor who wrote this failed to mention that this offer was exclusive to my readers. He probably did not even know his error.

IL enquiries came in to Kjetil and this created a dilemma…and the Ecuador beach property opportunity you have now.

Kjeti had agreed to keep this offer exclusive to my readers and he would.  Yet I felt that, due to inflation, it was in the best interest of the project and for the readers  who had already bought a condo, to go ahead and sell this out fast.

Kjetil’s cost of steel rebar and cement have skyrocketed since we made our deal last November.  As you can see from these shots there is a lot of cement and rebar used.  So as much as I would like to keep this offer just for my readers, it would not be in my reader’s best interest to see the project completed quickly and my readers come first.   So the IL surprise article actually turned out to be a good thing.

I released Kjetil from the exclusive and gave him the go ahead to let the IL readers have condos at the $79,000 price as well…with one exception…do not start immediately…leave the exclusive for my readers until Thursday.

Only my readers can reserve the $79,000 units until Thursday June 12, 2008.

That is the opportunity…just four days left for an exclusive.

Then these units will be offered to others. IL hs such a huge readership there is a chance that the $79,000 units will sell out fast.

$79,000 is a very good price for these condos and with inflation I doubt that we’ll ever see an opportunity like this again.

There is one other very special benefit just for you. The club membership of $5,000 is still waived for my readers. This may not be so for others.

If you reserve, you will be given 60 days to visit the project (on one of my real estate tours, I hope).  If you are not satisfied, Kjetil offers a refund on the reservation deposit.  He can provide you with full details.

Once again I want to stress that I am not selling these condos, I do not receive a  commission and do get paid in any way if you buy, except to get one more good neighbor. And of course, I want to assure that each of you has the first opportunity to enjoy special deals that we find and write about!

If these condos are of interest to you, contact Kjetil at kjetil@haugancruises.com



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