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Quito’s New Metro


This week Dr. Andres Cordova shares information about Quito Ecuador’s new metro.

andres cordova

Dr. Andres Cordova

QUITO’S NEW METRO

With an investment of over $2 billion and 7 years of work, with infrastructure taking place since 2016, Quito’s Metro is about to become a reality.

This is the single largest public transportation project in Ecuador’s history and it could not come at a better time as Quito sorely needs a mass transportation solution.

Due to its geographical circumstances, cradled by mountains that allow it spectacular scenery and year-round spring-like weather, Quito is narrow and long. Going from one extreme to the other is an 80km (50 mile), 2-hour commute.

ecuador

Trains for Quito’s new metro ready to start operational tests

With Phase Two – comprising stations, restaurants, services and more, nearing completion, the underground metro is about to come into operation. It entails 22 kilometers and 15 stations for a 34-minute end to end trip. It will be part of a transportation hub that will include trolleys and buses to cover final destinations.

It is expected that the Quito Metro will transport upwards of 400.000 passengers per day contributing mightily to ease traffic, lower pollution and making the city more accessible in a more expedient way.

The Quito Metro will also bolster commerce and urban development, especially around each station.

Ten international companies are interested in managing Quito’s metro operation, including companies from Brazil, France, Spain, Italy and Germany.

The Quito Metro will also bolster commerce and urban development, especially around each station. This is an important element for those looking for real estate opportunities.

There will be one station in Colonial Quito, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was originally slated for San Francisco Plaza but after archeological remains were found during the first dig, the site of the station was moved two blocks to the south.

Having recently surpassed Guayaquil to claim the title as Ecuador’s most populous city with over 2.2 million inhabitants, Quito will benefit extraordinarily from the new metro, that is to start operating in October.

For starters, it will no doubt make quite a few of its half a million cars less needed. I trust the new metro also fosters more pedestrian friendly or pedestrian exclusive streets, which is a step in the right direction to make cities more enjoyable.

All the best,

Andrés Córdova

If you have questions, please send a note to gary@garyascott.com with Ecuador in the subject line.

SPANISH WORDS

Station – Estación
Passenger – Pasajero
Mountains – Montañas
Traffic – Tráfico
New – Nuevo

Why You Can Learn Spanish in Three Days

Now you have time!  Do some of the things you have always wanted but did not have a chance. 

For example, learn Spanish at home.

To make this possible for the next four days we are offering an incredible $110.95  Stay-At-Home discount.  Our super Spanish course is normally $149.95.

From now through Easter Sunday April 12, 2020, you can order the entire online course for only $39.

You can learn Spanish in a day, or a week, month or any time frame that works for you.

I’m Gary Scott.  Over fifty years ago I started a business that has helped hundreds of thousands of subscribers learn about investing in Hong Kong (1960s and 1970s), Switzerland, London, Isle of Man (1970s and 1980s) and across Europe. My wife Merri and I took thousands on investing tours to these countries.

In the 1990s we began taking investors to Panama, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Ecuador.  That’s when we realized an incredible need for an easy, super fast way to learn Spanish.  Our delegates were business people with hard schedules and tight deadlines.  They did not have months, or even weeks to learn a second language.

Plus, even though these delegates were successful international business people, most did not have degrees in grammar.  When it came to sentence structure, punctuation rules, parts of speech, morphology and especially derivation of verbs, they were at a loss. They wanted good basic ways to communicate in Spanish that worked and sounded eloquent, right now, without having to become educated in grammar.

Fortunately there is a scientific method of learning (called Super Learning) that was created and refined by a Soviet educational master, Georgi Lozanov.   Lozanov transformed the entire Soviet Union’s educational system to such a degree that this third world nation beat the USA into space.

My wife Merri was lucky to be one of a handful of students outside the Soviet Union who were taught this system by Lozanov himself in the early 1970s.  She practiced this unique and remarkable form of education for decades so we used it to create a Super Spanish course that has helped thousands of subscribers learn Spanish in three days and less.

This course is now available online.

spanish

Merri teaching a Super Spanish course in Florida.

Does it sound impossible to learn Spanish in three days?  Yes, it is impossible when you try to learn Spanish in the old, traditional way, but the scientific Super Learning method of learning… proven and described in numerous best selling books creates educational jumps by making education natural, easy and fun.   This course works because it is education without stress!

How The Course Works

The first tactic is to use Baroque music to create Relaxed Concentration in the learning process.  At least three best selling books, “Superlearning”, the “Mozart Effect” and “Superlearning 2000” have revealed insights about how to learn and think more powerfully based on systems drawn from the Soviet educational master, Dr. Georgi Lozanov.

You gain six valuable ONLINE Baroque Relaxed Concentration Sessions in the online course that is delivered via the internet.

The second tactic uses 17 unique lessons to provide Spanish fluency in a short time.   Let me prove to you how this tactic works by teaching you hundreds of Spanish words in less than 30 seconds.

Here is the proof.

“Most words in English that end in ION are almost identical, just pronounced differently. 

For example action is accion.

Education-educacion.

Manipulation- manipulacion, etc.”

There you have it.  How long did it take you to read these four sentences? 

Ask yourself.  “How many words do you know that end in ION”.

You now know all these Spanish words that you will never forget.

How long would it have taken you to memorize all those words?  How soon would you have forgotten them?

The next lesson teaches how to pronounce each of the nouns.

The third lesson teaches almost as many verbs, almost as quickly.

The fourth lesson shows how to avoid conjugating verbs by sticking with the infinitive (far easier than it sounds).  This simple lesson leaves a person sounding like a Spanish professor without ever conjugating a verb.

Lesson five shows how to sound infinitely polite and yet get almost anything desired in Spanish.

Lesson six gives valuable connectors and the seventh lesson triples the Spanish capacity with three words for “yesterday,” “now” and “tomorrow”.

In an incredibly short time you feel comfortable speaking Spanish.

Plus the system is Impro-Dynamic.  This means your Spanish keeps getting better even though you do not seem to be studying… practicing… or speaking Spanish.

I was amazed by this as I traveled back and forth from the USA to Ecuador.  The longer I was away from Ecuador… the better my Spanish became.  My second language was automatically improving.  The self improving feature comes because you learn to create Spanish sentences rather than remember them.

The portion of the brain that creates is more powerful than the portion that recalls.  When your mind creates something… it owns it!  You do not have to remember .

During the course you learn 4005 Spanish words that you already know.   This eliminates the need to memorize 99% of Spanish words.

You then learn how to create Spanish sentences from these words.

Throughout the course you learn how to pronounce the sentences you create.

When the course ends… the mind keeps working… and creating… so next time you begin to speak Spanish you’ll be surprised .  You improve even though you have not actively worked on your lingual skill.

Due to the difficulty of getting groups together to learn this valuable technique, we created an online program for subscribers to use the Super Spanish course at home.   The normal three day in person course fee is $499 ($749 for a couple).

The ONLINE course is available at the highly reduced price of $149, but now you have time to do some of the things you have always wanted but did not have a chance. 

To make this possible for the next four days we are offering an incredible $110.95  Stay-At-Home discount.  Our super Spanish course is normally $149.95.

From now through Easter Sunday April 12, 2020, you can order the entire online course for only $39.

Here are some testimonials from the course.

Here are a few quotes from delegates of the course.

One delegate from St. Louis wrote:  Hi Gary,  Just ended forty-five years in dentistry last week, and I’m on to a new career.  What is my new career?  Still formulating, but the eye -opening,mind expanding Super-Spanish course last weekend in St. Louis surely shows me the opportunity exists to expand my horizons.

Besides having a lot of nice people to learn our new language; the methods Merri and you developed proved to be just what you said they would be.  We all and I in particular relaxed our way to new learning.  I feel so very comfortable with the basis of my new language skills that I know I will be spitting out great Spanish sentences by the time I reach Ecuador in October.  Last year I spent six weeks in Ecuador and now I plan on conversing with the people.

Today’s excerpt of your newsletter really hit home. You do what you say you will. There are no surprises or hidden sales tricks. The only tricks are beneficial to our learning.  Thank you for a wonderful experience that I was quite unable to grasp how you would pull it off.  You did, however, and I look forward to other courses that you offer, and I have absolutely no doubt they also will work beneficially.  Best regards, Denis Molloy.

Another wrote about the Super Spanish course:   Buenos Dias, here is a testimonial for Super Thinking-Super Spanish.  Please feel free to use all or part in promotions for the course.  In addition, you may give my email address to any prospect “on the fence” about enrolling.  Yesterday, in Cotacachi, Ecuador, I finished Super Spanish.  I had high expectations for the course and they were exceeded.

After three days, I can speak Spanish in complete sentences. In simple conversations, such as buying groceries or ordering a meal, I can make myself understood. I think that’s incredible!

Although I am far from the competence level of a native speaker, I feel I’ve taken a giant step forward in learning Spanish so that I can experience the people and culture of Ecuador.  The foregoing benefits would have more than justified the time and money I invested in Super Spanish.  And learning some Spanish was not the most important benefit I got from the course.

Prior to leaving the USA, I had felt for some time that the pace of life there was unhealthy for me (and for most people) and I did nothing about it.

I’ve thought about the pace issue during the course.  One of the key elements Merri Scott designed into Super Spanish is placing the student in the optimal state for learning.  In class, the past three days, I’ve been re-introduced to guided journeys and introduced to the calming effects of Baroque music (www.sundaybaroque.org).  What a blessing! I’m inclined to make one or both a daily part of my life.   Rob Christi.  Cotacachi, Ecuador

Another attendee from a course wrote:   “I took this incredible class a few weeks ago, and I would like to tell anyone that is interested, that it is an amazing three days of learning with lots of laughs included. You leave everyday wanting to learn more and are so excited to do so.

“Other Spanish classes and tutoring made us feel like it would take forever to get to the point where we could put it into practice, but this method gave us a more fluent use for everyday life almost immediately AND the confidence to use it.  It is a fantastic way to show people how much they know and give confidence to learn and use Spanish creating a momentum.

“They made learning Spanish easy and fun in a very relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.  I would definitely recommend this course.  Even if you know some Spanish, this helps make it easier because of the less stress that no verb conjugations gives you.  This gives you more confidence in yourself to try and speak it more.

“I liked how simply the course was organized and the positive attitude about learning.  Thank you so much for helping me to learn Spanish!” Nadine Taylor

The ONLINE Super Spanish course has our, full satisfaction or money back, guarantee. Try Super Spanish for 60 days.  If not fully satisfied, simply let us know for a full refund. 

The ONLINE course is available at the highly reduced price of $149, but now you have time to do some of the things you have always wanted but did not have a chance. 

To make this possible for the next four days we are offering an incredible $110.95  Stay-At-Home discount.  Our super Spanish course is normally $149.95.

From now through Easter Sunday April 5, 2020, you can order the entire online course for only $39.

Still not sure?

Take just ten minutes to let me prove to you that this super fast way to gain the basics can let you can communicate in Spanish in an incredibly short time.

Gary

Gary-scott-super-spanish

Click here for FREE Super Spanish video.

The ONLINE course is available at the highly reduced price of $149, but now you have time to do some of the things you have always wanted but did not have a chance. 

To make this possible for the next four days we are offering an incredible $110.95  Stay-At-Home discount.  Our super Spanish course is normally $149.95.

From now through Easter Sunday April 12, 2020, you can order the entire online course for only $39.

 

 

 

Ecuador Rental Evictions


This week Dr. Andres Cordova shares information about Ecuador rentals and evictions.

Many subscribers have purchased, or plan to, an Ecuador house now to rent, with the idea of moving in and establishing residence later.  This is a great idea, if you have a good renter.

As is the case everywhere, if a renter is not good, honest or capable of paying their rent, landlords need the ability to evict the tenant.  Andres explains the rules of eviction in Ecuador here.

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Dr. Andres Cordova

TENANT EVICTION IN ECUADOR

A great tenant can make a world of a difference with timely payments, responsible upkeeping of the property and a hassle-free relationship. A good tenant provides cash-flow and for the case of investments that appreciate, which pretty much the norm in Ecuador with real estate, makes them all the more worthwhile.

A bad tenant, on the other hand, can be a source of frustration and economic loss.

Some tenants may be well natured but may have come into circumstances where they can’t pay rent on a timely basis. Others may indulge in being delinquent. This is why tenant screening is important.

While most tenants will leave voluntarily and in a timely case when so asked, some will not.

For cases of delinquent, destructive or unruly tenants, or when the property is to be sold or has been sold, Ecuadorian legislation provides remedies through an eviction process.

Here is a brief overview of the cases when you can evict a tenant and the process to do so.

First, please take note in order to best support your rights as a landlord, there must be a written lease executed in at least three copies by both sides and recorded at a notary.

Now some evictions can be handled by a notary, making the process faster and less burdensome. To this end the lease should include the acceptance of the parties to submit to notification processes at notary level.

Evictions can be handled by notaries in three distinct cases: when the term of the lease is about up, when the property has been sold or when the property will undergo important renovations or is to be demolished. For other cases such as delinquent tenants, the process is done through the courts.

Most leases, especially residential, will be understood to automatically renew upon expiration of the term, unless one of the parties (but especially the landlord) formally notifies the other that the lease will not be renovated with at least 90 days anticipation. In this case, to be on record, the notification should be handled through the notary’s office.

Likewise, when a closing has taken place and the tenant needs to come out or when extensive renovations or a demolition are scheduled. In each case a petition executed by a lawyer must be presented along with the respective support documents and information: lease, deed or renovation or demolition permits (where applicable), address where the notification is to take place, etc.

For cases where the tenant has been late or delinquent in two or more payments, has repeatedly violated the terms of the lease, has been conducting illegal activities in the property or has gravely damaged it, a court process is needed for the eviction, In all cases the tenant will be notified and given 90 days to vacate upon the landlord making the case.

In these last cases the process can be burdensome. I recommend to always have leases in writing, with all appropriate terms and conditions and duly recorded at a notary’s office. To only receive payment via check, deposit or transfer (not in cash) and to be on record with the tenant regarding any claim, request or dispute (this can be via email).

All the best,

Andrés Córdova

If you have questions, please send a note to Gary@garyascott.com with Ecuador in the subject line.

SPANISH WORDS

Landlord – Arrendador
Tenant – Arrendatario
Lease – Arrendamiento
Eviction – Desahucio
Notification – Notificación

Why You Can Learn Spanish in Three Days

Now you have time!  Do some of the things you have always wanted but did not have a chance. 

For example, learn Spanish at home.

To make this possible for the next four days we are offering an incredible $110.95  Stay-At-Home discount.  Our super Spanish course is normally $149.95.

From now through Easter Sunday April 12, 2020, you can order the entire online course for only $39.

You can learn Spanish in a day, or a week, month or any time frame that works for you.

I’m Gary Scott.  Over fifty years ago I started a business that has helped hundreds of thousands of subscribers learn about investing in Hong Kong (1960s and 1970s), Switzerland, London, Isle of Man (1970s and 1980s) and across Europe. My wife Merri and I took thousands on investing tours to these countries.

In the 1990s we began taking investors to Panama, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Ecuador.  That’s when we realized an incredible need for an easy, super fast way to learn Spanish.  Our delegates were business people with hard schedules and tight deadlines.  They did not have months, or even weeks to learn a second language.

Plus, even though these delegates were successful international business people, most did not have degrees in grammar.  When it came to sentence structure, punctuation rules, parts of speech, morphology and especially derivation of verbs, they were at a loss. They wanted good basic ways to communicate in Spanish that worked and sounded eloquent, right now, without having to become educated in grammar.

Fortunately there is a scientific method of learning (called Super Learning) that was created and refined by a Soviet educational master, Georgi Lozanov.   Lozanov transformed the entire Soviet Union’s educational system to such a degree that this third world nation beat the USA into space.

My wife Merri was lucky to be one of a handful of students outside the Soviet Union who were taught this system by Lozanov himself in the early 1970s.  She practiced this unique and remarkable form of education for decades so we used it to create a Super Spanish course that has helped thousands of subscribers learn Spanish in three days and less.

This course is now available online.

spanish

Merri teaching a Super Spanish course in Florida.

Does it sound impossible to learn Spanish in three days?  Yes, it is impossible when you try to learn Spanish in the old, traditional way, but the scientific Super Learning method of learning… proven and described in numerous best selling books creates educational jumps by making education natural, easy and fun.   This course works because it is education without stress!

How The Course Works

The first tactic is to use Baroque music to create Relaxed Concentration in the learning process.  At least three best selling books, “Superlearning”, the “Mozart Effect” and “Superlearning 2000” have revealed insights about how to learn and think more powerfully based on systems drawn from the Soviet educational master, Dr. Georgi Lozanov.

You gain six valuable ONLINE Baroque Relaxed Concentration Sessions in the online course that is delivered via the internet.

The second tactic uses 17 unique lessons to provide Spanish fluency in a short time.   Let me prove to you how this tactic works by teaching you hundreds of Spanish words in less than 30 seconds.

Here is the proof.

“Most words in English that end in ION are almost identical, just pronounced differently. 

For example action is accion.

Education-educacion.

Manipulation- manipulacion, etc.”

There you have it.  How long did it take you to read these four sentences? 

Ask yourself.  “How many words do you know that end in ION”.

You now know all these Spanish words that you will never forget.

How long would it have taken you to memorize all those words?  How soon would you have forgotten them?

The next lesson teaches how to pronounce each of the nouns.

The third lesson teaches almost as many verbs, almost as quickly.

The fourth lesson shows how to avoid conjugating verbs by sticking with the infinitive (far easier than it sounds).  This simple lesson leaves a person sounding like a Spanish professor without ever conjugating a verb.

Lesson five shows how to sound infinitely polite and yet get almost anything desired in Spanish.

Lesson six gives valuable connectors and the seventh lesson triples the Spanish capacity with three words for “yesterday,” “now” and “tomorrow”.

In an incredibly short time you feel comfortable speaking Spanish.

Plus the system is Impro-Dynamic.  This means your Spanish keeps getting better even though you do not seem to be studying… practicing… or speaking Spanish.

I was amazed by this as I traveled back and forth from the USA to Ecuador.  The longer I was away from Ecuador… the better my Spanish became.  My second language was automatically improving.  The self improving feature comes because you learn to create Spanish sentences rather than remember them.

The portion of the brain that creates is more powerful than the portion that recalls.  When your mind creates something… it owns it!  You do not have to remember .

During the course you learn 4005 Spanish words that you already know.   This eliminates the need to memorize 99% of Spanish words.

You then learn how to create Spanish sentences from these words.

Throughout the course you learn how to pronounce the sentences you create.

When the course ends… the mind keeps working… and creating… so next time you begin to speak Spanish you’ll be surprised .  You improve even though you have not actively worked on your lingual skill.

Due to the difficulty of getting groups together to learn this valuable technique, we created an online program for subscribers to use the Super Spanish course at home.   The normal three day in person course fee is $499 ($749 for a couple).

The ONLINE course is available at the highly reduced price of $149, but now you have time to do some of the things you have always wanted but did not have a chance. 

To make this possible for the next four days we are offering an incredible $110.95  Stay-At-Home discount.  Our super Spanish course is normally $149.95.

From now through Easter Sunday April 12, 2020, you can order the entire online course for only $39.

Here are some testimonials from the course.

Here are a few quotes from delegates of the course.

One delegate from St. Louis wrote:  Hi Gary,  Just ended forty-five years in dentistry last week, and I’m on to a new career.  What is my new career?  Still formulating, but the eye -opening,mind expanding Super-Spanish course last weekend in St. Louis surely shows me the opportunity exists to expand my horizons.

Besides having a lot of nice people to learn our new language; the methods Merri and you developed proved to be just what you said they would be.  We all and I in particular relaxed our way to new learning.  I feel so very comfortable with the basis of my new language skills that I know I will be spitting out great Spanish sentences by the time I reach Ecuador in October.  Last year I spent six weeks in Ecuador and now I plan on conversing with the people.

Today’s excerpt of your newsletter really hit home. You do what you say you will. There are no surprises or hidden sales tricks. The only tricks are beneficial to our learning.  Thank you for a wonderful experience that I was quite unable to grasp how you would pull it off.  You did, however, and I look forward to other courses that you offer, and I have absolutely no doubt they also will work beneficially.  Best regards, Denis Molloy.

Another wrote about the Super Spanish course:   Buenos Dias, here is a testimonial for Super Thinking-Super Spanish.  Please feel free to use all or part in promotions for the course.  In addition, you may give my email address to any prospect “on the fence” about enrolling.  Yesterday, in Cotacachi, Ecuador, I finished Super Spanish.  I had high expectations for the course and they were exceeded.

After three days, I can speak Spanish in complete sentences. In simple conversations, such as buying groceries or ordering a meal, I can make myself understood. I think that’s incredible!

Although I am far from the competence level of a native speaker, I feel I’ve taken a giant step forward in learning Spanish so that I can experience the people and culture of Ecuador.  The foregoing benefits would have more than justified the time and money I invested in Super Spanish.  And learning some Spanish was not the most important benefit I got from the course.

Prior to leaving the USA, I had felt for some time that the pace of life there was unhealthy for me (and for most people) and I did nothing about it.

I’ve thought about the pace issue during the course.  One of the key elements Merri Scott designed into Super Spanish is placing the student in the optimal state for learning.  In class, the past three days, I’ve been re-introduced to guided journeys and introduced to the calming effects of Baroque music (www.sundaybaroque.org).  What a blessing! I’m inclined to make one or both a daily part of my life.   Rob Christi.  Cotacachi, Ecuador

Another attendee from a course wrote:   “I took this incredible class a few weeks ago, and I would like to tell anyone that is interested, that it is an amazing three days of learning with lots of laughs included. You leave everyday wanting to learn more and are so excited to do so.

“Other Spanish classes and tutoring made us feel like it would take forever to get to the point where we could put it into practice, but this method gave us a more fluent use for everyday life almost immediately AND the confidence to use it.  It is a fantastic way to show people how much they know and give confidence to learn and use Spanish creating a momentum.

“They made learning Spanish easy and fun in a very relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.  I would definitely recommend this course.  Even if you know some Spanish, this helps make it easier because of the less stress that no verb conjugations gives you.  This gives you more confidence in yourself to try and speak it more.

“I liked how simply the course was organized and the positive attitude about learning.  Thank you so much for helping me to learn Spanish!” Nadine Taylor

The ONLINE Super Spanish course has our, full satisfaction or money back, guarantee. Try Super Spanish for 60 days.  If not fully satisfied, simply let us know for a full refund. 

The ONLINE course is available at the highly reduced price of $149, but now you have time to do some of the things you have always wanted but did not have a chance. 

To make this possible for the next four days we are offering an incredible $110.95  Stay-At-Home discount.  Our super Spanish course is normally $149.95.

From now through Easter Sunday April 5, 2020, you can order the entire online course for only $39.

Still not sure?

Take just ten minutes to let me prove to you that this super fast way to gain the basics can let you can communicate in Spanish in an incredibly short time.

Gary

Gary-scott-super-spanish

Click here for FREE Super Spanish video.

The ONLINE course is available at the highly reduced price of $149, but now you have time to do some of the things you have always wanted but did not have a chance. 

To make this possible for the next four days we are offering an incredible $110.95  Stay-At-Home discount.  Our super Spanish course is normally $149.95.

From now through Easter Sunday April 12, 2020, you can order the entire online course for only $39.

 

 

 

Real Estate Rentals in Ecuador


Real Estate Rentals in Ecuador

See Ecuador rentals below in the Andes and…

Cotacachi-Imbabura

on the Pacific.

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First, see three tips inspired by Ecuador shamans on how to improve your memory.

Learn how to place Ecuador rental advertising

Learn how to place Ecuador real estate for sale ads

We recommend that most people visiting Ecuador for the first time rent before they buy. Make sure that Ecuador is the place you love and enjoy before making a commitment.

Here are rentals in alphabetical order by area.

To go directly to a specific area click below.

Cotacachi, Ecuador:

Cotacachi House For Rent.

cotacachi-rental-house

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..

cotacachi-rental-house

Three bedrooms.

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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.

cotacachi-rental-house

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

Please email walkwithsue@gmail.com.

Here are three Ecuador apartment rental units in Cotacachi.

We have been getting many requests for apartments rentals in Ecuador.

This is a 4,000 square foot building in the center of Cotacachi, next to Inn Land of the Sun (formerly Meson de las Flores) and the main Cathedral with three rental units… each is $600 per month including utilities and broadband internet connection.

The rent is $550 a month if rented for three months.

Unit #1 is on the first and second floor.

cotacachi-condo-for-sale

The first floor has a living area, dining and

cotacachi-condo-for-sale

kitchen and… two bathrooms. There is an open high ceiling with a mezzanine.

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a second floor bathroom and bedroom upstairs.

Unit #2 is a two bedroom unit is on the third floor.

This is the living room.

ecuador-banks

This is fully furnished with…

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two bedrooms and or office/den and…

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balcony. The kitchen has hardwood cabinets.

Unit #3 is a studio on the 4th floor.

This is a loft studio with great light and an open feel with…

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full dining area and…

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kitchen.

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These floors are among the highest points in the village and views from both units are the best around. Mornings give the sunrise over Mt. Imbabura.

ecuador-banks

Evenings offer sunset in the east on Mt. Cotacachi. Views are great at night with the village alight. You can see the entire village and both mountains during the day.

This apartment complex is at a central location in Cotacachi directly across from the colonial Inn Land of the Sun (formerly Meson de las Flores). This is next to the main plaza and one block from the central plaza.

Cotacachi House Rental

Cotacachi sits between two stunning volcanoes…Mt. Imabura

Cotacachi-Imbabura

and Mt. Cotacachi. The area is largely dependent on agriculture which means the food is good, abundant and absolutely fresh. There is no night life, but after a day mountain sunshine and fresh air the nighttime is for sleeping. This is a rustic casita built three years ago. Here is the cozy living view seen from the kitchen and …

Ecuador-house-for-sale

the dining area.

the kitchen which is…

Ecuador-house-for-sale

about a fifth of the house. The house is about 1,000 square feet and is a one bedroom, two bathroom house with an open…

Ecuador-house-for-sale

floor plan. large dining area and a place to play chess, read, paint or lounge.

One bedroom with a king size bed… the best mattress in Cotacachi. Plus there are plenty of hardwood closets.

Two bathrooms, one with a shower, the other bathroom has a bathtub.

This house feels like a rustic, country chalet with peaceful, quiet views from the…

Cotacachi-adobe- Property-Rental-garden

garden deck chairs in the outdoor lounging place…facing the sunrise.

This is a view from the front deck. This is a great place to hear the birds sing at dawn.

To reserve or for more details contact merriscott@hotmail.com

Learn how to place Ecuador rental advertising

Learn how to place Ecuador real estate for sale ads

Cuenca:

Cuenca Rentals for expats are especially in demand. Here is a good value 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.

cuenca rental

Rio Tomebamba

The owner writes: Pricing is about the cost of a 4-star hotel, about $50/day, but we rent by the week and month, and have 3500sq.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. We had a family
of 5 adults staying with us over Christmas, and they were very comfortable upstairs; while Carolyn and I were downstairs in the Master Suite there.
All sharing the kitchen, laundry room, dining room and living room

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Here are full details: Condo, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5+ Baths (Sleeps 6-8)

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Nearby stone steps lead up from the river to the city center’s cathedrals, restaurants, museums, and markets. A bridge leads across the river to parks, supermarkets, modern hospitals, and a movie complex; all within four or five blocks of the apartment.

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Casa-Rio is modern and spacious, especially suitable for families or groups, and less expensive than a hotel. It has all the conveniences and comforts of home in the midst of a vibrant native culture.

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.

Casa-Rio is a two story, 3500 square feet home with two master suites with queen beds and en suite baths. One bath has a jetted tub in addition to a separate shower. The third bedroom has twin beds and opens onto a large balcony. The fourth bedroom is set up as an office with a double sofabed. The third bath has a bathtub and separate shower.

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Located on the fourth and fifth floor of a secure six-unit building, Casa-Rio has views of the river, mountains, and Parque de la Madre from three balconies. There is a guard who will also help you carry your luggage up the stairs.

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From the balcony you can watch daily life in a different culture. See kids walking to school and folks getting on and off the bus. In the park across the river, watch families playing soccer, jogging on the path, or just eating ice cream. Listen to concerts and events. Observe parades and maybe even demonstrations. Watch women doing laundry in the river and sweethearts sitting in the sun. All without leaving the balcony!

When you arrive you will be met at the airport and taken to the condo. Your driver will give you the keys and explain how things work. He is also available for hire to help with translation or to take you anywhere you want to go, such as the mineral baths or the Inca ruins at Ingapirca.

In the condo is information on local places of interest. There are directions to markets, restaurants, and an English bookstore with helpful owners. We have included the phone number of a good doctor who speaks English and will come to the house in the middle of the night if you need him.

The owners have set up Casa-Rio to make your vacation relaxed and interesting as they want you to be comfortable while you enjoy Ecuador!

Access to the website calendar that show dates is available now for Ecuador Living Club members can get full details at their password protected site. Click here.

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Loja Ecuador:

Luxury villa in Loja Ecuador for rent.

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Villa Serena is a large, well furnished luxury home with six bedrooms and suites.

All rooms have high-tech LCD TVs, DVD players, safes and iPod docking stations.

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All beds are either king or queen size and in all cases, are fitted with comfortable mattresses with high thread cotton sheets.

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Villa Serena can accommodate twelve guests (five couples and two singles with three additional daybeds available for children or single guests.

Each bathroom is utterly unique and several bathrooms have a Jacuzzi as well as shower.

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Villa Serena offers style, every modern convenience but is steeped in colonial charm. The villa is built around a magnificent courtyard with a fountain and wide corridors.

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There is also a top-of-the-line kitchen with all modern appliances.

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There is a formal dining room, bar and comfortable outdoor and indoor seating areas, a three-car garage.

You can see the low rates for rental of this Loja Ecuador Villa Serena here.

You can get the sales price and details from the owner Dario Espinosa at javier200@hotmail.com

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Montanita Beach:

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Many readers have purchased homes in Ecuador that they would like to rent.

Here is a large Ecuador beach rental in Montanita.

For inquiries, please, do not contact me. Please contact the owner, Kim Anh Whiting at here email or phone number below.

Ecuador Beach Rental Location: Montanita, Ecuador. (Guayaquil Airport) 184km/2.5 Hrs;La Libertad 1 Hr).

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Accommodations: Villa, 8 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 6.5 Baths (Sleeps 16-20).

This private Oceanfront Villa “Delfin Feliz” has eight bedrooms, six and a half baths, right on the beautiful Pacific beach between San Jose and San Francisco De Las Nunez. Located in a private, quiet, upscale gated neighborhood area 5 miles from Olon beach and 7 miles from Montañita; 25-cent bus ride from the front of the house takes 10 minutes. Montañita world-class surfing by day and restaurants/bars/dancing by night.

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Upstairs two master suites open onto the huge balcony vista view to the Pacific Ocean. King-size beds.

Two more master suites downstairs, one opens to the huge veranda (can sit up to 30 people) with vista view to the Pacific Ocean. Total of four king-size beds downstairs and upstairs. Four more bedrooms downstairs with Queen and Twin and Single Beds. Full baths in between the rooms.

You will love this private villa. Great value for your money.

Beautiful landscaped yard with coconut palms, orchids, fruit trees, hammocks, and gardens. Surrounded by a wall for privacy with a gate to the beach; and brick wall with gate for car entrance.

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Helpers will greet you with a smile and make sure your vacation is most relaxing and enjoyable. They can help you bargain for fresh fish and vegetables daily on the beach side or in front of the house. Enjoy your vacation, leave the cooking and cleaning to them with a small fee, talk to them and they will do what they can to make your vacation a most relaxed and happy one.

Perfect place for a wedding on a private beach and family get together. The most beautiful vista view of the ocean for your surfing, swimming, sunbathing, biking, running and walking, or just relax on your huge veranda (seats up to 30 peoples) with beautiful bamboo cathedral ceiling. Let the ocean waves rock you to sleep or wake up to the sound of the humpback whales and dolphins. Gaze at night hundreds of beautiful colorful stars for you to count.

The village of La Entrada, one mile to the north is where you will find a famous bakery. Also you also will find small convenience stores and restaurants.

Helpers can arrange taxi for you to visit Samai Spa, a 5 minute taxi ride from the house $3 dollars each way. Relax in the beautiful rain forest and have the best massage in the world.

Amenities:

Washer, Dryer, Linens Provided, Covered Parking, Off Street Parking, Beds, King Beds (4), Double Beds (4)Twin/Single Beds (4), Children’s Bed, Entertainment TV (No Cable/Satellite), DVD, Full Kitchen, Cooking Utensils Provided, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Microwave, Catering Available: Contact Tania Turner at Samai Spa

Outdoor Features: Deck/Patio: Huge Oceanfront landscaped yard stepping down from veranda where you can sunbathe during the day and watch the millions of stars at night. Balconies (2) : Beautiful vista view of the Pacific Ocean. Very private for your relaxation and intimacy moments. Lanai: Huge Oceanfront veranda can sit up to 30/40 people. Beautiful sunset night. View/Location Beachfront , Oceanfront, Mountain Views, Other Amenities:

Helpers on site 7 days, 24 hours a day and will perform housekeeping and cooking for additional fee, Suitability, No Pets Allowed, Smoking Not Allowed, Activities (on site and nearby), Shopping, Sightseeing, Restaurants, Rafting, Kayaking, Boating, Waterskiing, Parasailing, Shelling, Swimming, Snorkeling/Diving, Surfing, Windsurfing, Biking, Hiking, Fishing, Health/Beauty Spa.

Other Activities: Samai Spa/Massage/Restaurant 5 minute taxi ride, rock collecting on the beach. Rent: 8 Brdm; 6 ½ Baths on the beach. Payment Paypal Accepted. Call or email for sort and long term rental at special prices. Phone (804) 874-5276 or (804) 364-9198 (Virginia, USA) You can see the entire offer at the owners’ Ecuador beach rental website.

For inquiries, please contact the owner, Kim Anh Whiting, directly at Kimmi0302@gmail.com

Punta Blanca Ecuador beach rentals:

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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.

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

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There is both beach front and indoor air conditioned dining.

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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.

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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.

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Living area.

For more details contact Marcel Newberg at marcelnewberg@me.com

Quito:

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…

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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.

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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 Quito rental details here.

San Clemente Beach:

Vistazul Rentals

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Vistazul condos in San Clemente.

A number of Ecuador Living subscribers own and rent their Vistazul units.

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Vitsazul hotel and…

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These are two bedroom, two and a half bath 1,200 square foot units with sea view 133 steps from the beach and clubhouse with…

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swimming pool… empty beach and…

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tennis courts and spa.

Contact Kjetil Haugan at kjetil@haugancruises.com

Palmazul Beach Penthouses

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View from the Palmazul penthouse.

We are renting two penthouses at the Palmazul hotel that just completed a renovation. There is a new kitchen, new furniture, an infinity pool, new decking and new outside furniture, new bar.

The penthouses have also been renovated with A/C, new wood trimmings and updated bathrooms.

Here are photos of these rental units.

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View from bedrooms

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bedroom and…

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The penthouse is on the top floor here at Palmazul and includes the swimming pool, tennis courts… and a spa.

The penthouse is right on the beach and is available for rent. These units are fully equipped for longer term stays… kitchen… with full size fridge.

Living room with a view…

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leading…

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two large private balconies with these views and great…

sunsets. This is an ideal place to stay if you want to travel the coast and get to know this stretch of Ecuador’s coast from Manta to Canoa where a great deal of the beach expansion is now taking place.

See more about the San Clemente penthouses and San Clemente Ecuador here.

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San Alejo

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

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

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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.

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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.

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Internet hook up and satellite TV is available

Large yard with producing fruit trees.

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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.

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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.

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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: biogene86@yahoo.com

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

Salinas Beach Coastal Ecuador:

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

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

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Vilcabamba Ecuador Rentals:

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Rentals.

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Lodge La Molienda:

This is a small Lodge located close and inside a Vilcabamba Club with scenic views.

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There are two suites of 500 sq.feet (including the kitchens).

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One apartment is 1,000 square feet.

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Two houses are 1,600 square feet each.

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All are fully furnished and equipped. Club services and laundry room are available. Prices range from $500 to $1,100 per month $30 to $80 a day.

Details are available from Manuel Vivanco at manuelvivancoriofrio@hotmail.com

Ecuador is a beautiful country. If you agree come and stay… for a while to begin and see if Ecuador is the place where you want to be.

Gary

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Ecuador Rental Income Alternatives


Alternative incomes are important in this time of change.  One good way to earn extra income is with an Ecuador rental. I know I have five rentals myself plus our foundation has a small hotel.

Ecuador rentals are in short supply in Ecuador and rents are good.  Do not be sucked in by ads saying you can rent a place in Ecuador for $150 a month. You can… but you can rent a place in the USA for $150 a month as well.  You will not want to live in either!

Cuenca rentals for expats are especially in demand. Here is a good value 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

The owner writes:  Pricing is about the cost of a 4-star hotel, about $50/day, but we rent by the week and month, and have 3500sq.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.    We had a family
of 5 adults staying with us over Christmas, and they were very comfortable upstairs; while Carolyn and I were downstairs in the Master Suite there.
All sharing the kitchen, laundry room, dining room and living room

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Here are full details: Condo, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5+ Baths (Sleeps 6-8)

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Nearby stone steps lead up from the river to the city center’s cathedrals, restaurants, museums, and markets. A bridge leads across the river to parks, supermarkets, modern hospitals, and a movie complex; all within four or five blocks of the apartment.

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Casa-Rio is modern and spacious, especially suitable for families or groups, and less expensive than a hotel. It has all the conveniences and comforts of home in the midst of a vibrant native culture.

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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Casa-Rio is a two story, 3500 square feet home with two master suites with queen beds and en suite baths. One bath has a jetted tub in addition to a separate shower. The third bedroom has twin beds and opens onto a large balcony. The fourth bedroom is set up as an office with a double sofabed. The third bath has a bathtub and separate shower.

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Located on the fourth and fifth floor of a secure six-unit building, Casa-Rio has views of the river, mountains, and Parque de la Madre from three balconies. There is a guard who will also help you carry your luggage up the stairs.

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From the balcony you can watch daily life in a different culture. See kids walking to school and folks getting on and off the bus. In the park across the river, watch families playing soccer, jogging on the path, or just eating ice cream. Listen to concerts and events. Observe parades and maybe even demonstrations. Watch women doing laundry in the river and sweethearts sitting in the sun. All without leaving the balcony!

When you arrive you will be met at the airport and taken to the condo. Your driver will give you the keys and explain how things work. He is also available for hire to help with translation or to take you anywhere you want to go, such as the mineral baths or the Inca ruins at Ingapirca.

In the condo is information on local places of interest. There are directions to markets, restaurants, and an English bookstore with helpful owners. We have included the phone number of a good doctor who speaks English and will come to the house in the middle of the night if you need him.

The owners have set up Casa-Rio to make your vacation relaxed and interesting as they  want you to be comfortable while you enjoy Ecuador!

Get access to the website calendar that show dates available.

Ecuador Living Club members can get full details at their password protected site. Click here.

Learn how to get an Ecuador Living Club password here.

Gary

Rentals Rising From the Ruins


Rentals are rising from the ruins.

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From November 5, 2011 Economist article linked below “Rising from the ruins”

This site has promoted the idea of investing in necessities at this time… food… agriculture… shelter.

This site has always promoted the idea of having assets in more than one country.

Let’s look at why rental opportunities in North America must grow.

Excerpts from a November 5, 2011 Economist article “Rising from the ruins” explains why” The housing market still looks grim, but the rental side hints at recovery

THERE are two things everyone knows about American economic recoveries. The first is that the housing sector traditionally leads the economy out of recession. The second is that there is no chance of the housing sector leading the present economy anywhere, except deeper into the mire. In the two years after the recession of the early 1980s housing investment rose 56%; it is down 6.3% in the present recovery. America is saddled with a debilitating overhang of excess housing, the thinking goes, and as a result is doomed to years of slow growth and underemployment.

The economic landscape is unquestionably littered with the wreckage of the crash. Home prices languish near post-bubble lows, over 30% below peak. The plunge in prices has left nearly a quarter of all mortgage borrowers owing more than the value of their homes; nearly 10m are seriously delinquent on their loans or in foreclosure. The hardest-hit markets are ghost neighbourhoods, filled with dilapidated properties. Housing markets are far from healthy. Yet current pessimism seems overdone. A turnaround in sales, prices and construction may be closer than many imagine.

Rental markets, by contrast, look far stronger. America’s rental vacancy rate stood at 9.8% in the third quarter of 2011, down from a high above 11% in 2009. Vacancy rates in some cities are strikingly low—2.4% in New York City, for instance, and 3.6% in San Francisco—which translates into rising rents. Nationally, rents rose 2.1% in the year to August, in stark contrast to house prices (see chart 2).

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Strength in the market for rentals is beginning to seep into the more troubled owner-occupied sector. Rising rents help housing markets heal on both the supply and demand side, by encouraging renters to consider buying and through the movement of supply into the rental market, easing the glut of houses for sale. The Obama administration hopes to take advantage of better rental conditions to unload some of the more than 200,000 foreclosed-on homes held by the two government-sponsored mortgage giants, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and the Federal Housing Administration (which account for roughly half of all such inventory), on to investors who may rent the properties out.

Rental-market strength is also rousing a long-dormant building industry. New housing starts rose 15% from August to September of this year, driven by a 53% surge in new structures containing five units or more. In the three months to September construction employment rose by 29,000 jobs. The sector is still some 2.2m jobs below its pre-recession peak, and new hiring there would help a dismal labour market.

So  why not own Ecuador rentals?

A reader just sent me this note:   Hi Gary, I am a bit disappointed in finding so few rentals from your subscribers. I am moving to Ecuador in May 2012 and want rentals to choose from. How can you make this better for renters? Thanks.

My reply was that Ecuador rentals are really tight.  We personally have five Ecuador rental units  and have had over 75 inquiries for the winter of 2012.

Here is a Cuenca Ecuador home for sale that offers rental possibilities.

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This is a great single family house located in a small gated community close to Mall del Rio.

The Mall del Rio is the largest of three Cuenca shopping centers (Millennium Plaza and Coral Centro are the other two) and has a  large multi-screen theater, bowling alley, huge food court, and over 140 other stores with apparel, electronics, entertainment and food craving you may get.

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Mall del Rio

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

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This home includes a very comfortable solarium.

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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

Ecuador Living Club members can obtain contact details at the Club password protected site.

See how to become an Ecuador Living Club member here

Ecuador Living Club members receive discounts on Cuenca hotels.  The savings on just a couple of night stay exceeds the club membership fee.

In Cuenca two hotels offer discounts to our readers. El Dorado and Villa Nova Inn.

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Hotel El Dorado

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Villa Nova Inn

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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. Also we want to be sure that you check the claims of the developer/seller and make sure that you are satisfied. We also recommend that you rent before you buy and become familiar with Ecuador.

Read the Economist Rising from the ruins

Ecuador Rental Sample


This sample is a previous Ecuador rental that was advertised.

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

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Sunset at an Alejo

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

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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.

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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.

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Internet hook up and satellite TV available.

Large yard with producing fruit trees.

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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.

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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.

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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.

This property has been sold and is not longer offered for rent

Gary

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Place six rental ads one per month for six month $59 each ad.  Pay first and last ad $198.

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Protect Your Wealth With Value

Investing Beyond the Boom

Warren Buffet once warned against the Cinderella effect.

He said “Don’t be fooled by that Cinderella feeling you get from great returns.  Nothing sedates rationality like large doses of effortless money.  After a heady experience of that kind, normally sensible people drift into behavior akin to that of Cinderella at the ball.  They know the party must end but nevertheless hate to miss a single minute of what is one helluva party.  Therefore, the giddy participants all plan to leave just seconds before midnight. There’s a problem, though: They are dancing in a room in which the clocks have no hands.”

Cinderella may have lost a shoe when she fled the party to meet a midnight curfew.  We can lose much more when we rush from a crashing stock market.

Most investors face emotional dangers that build in rising markets.

Almost everyone feels good.

But the clock of economic reckoning is ticking.

No wants to see it.  Nothing rises forever and especially… not everything at the same time.

Yet no one wants to leave the party until the end.

But many edge closer to the door.

When the clock chimes there could be a stampede even though leaving in a hurry may be the worst way to go.

Here are seven steps that can help avoid this risk.

  • Choose investments based on markets instead of shares.
  • Diversify based on value.
  • Rely on financial information rather than economic news.
  • Keep investing simple.
  • Keep investing costs low.
  • Trade as little as possible.
  • Make the decision process during panics automatic.

One strategy is to invest in country ETFs that easily provide diversified, risk-controlled investments in countries with stock markets of good value.  These ETFs provide an easy, simple and effective approach to zeroing in on value.  Little management and less guesswork is required.  The expense ratios for most ETFs are lower than those of the average mutual funds.  Plus a single country ETF provides diversification equal to investing in dozens, even hundreds of shares.

A minimum of knowledge, time, management or guesswork are required.

The importance of…

easy…

transparent…

and inexpensive. 

Keeping investing simple is one of the most valuable, but least looked at, ways to avoid disaster.  Simple and easy investing saves time.  How much is your time worth?  Simple investing costs less and avoids fast decisions during stressful times in complex situations where we are most likely to get it wrong.

Fear, regret and greed are an investor’s chief problem.  Human nature causes  investors to sell winners too soon, and hold losers too long.

Easy to use, low cost, mathematically based habits and routines help protect against negative emotions and impulse investing.

Take control of your investing.  Make decisions based on data and discipline, not gut feelings.  The Purposeful investing Course (Pi) teaches math based, low cost ways to diversify in good value markets and in ETFs  that cover these markets.  This course is based on my 50 years of investing experience combined with wisdom gained from some of the world’s best investment managers and economic mathematical scientists.

Enjoy Repeated Wealth With Pi

Pi’s mission is to make it easy for anyone to have a strategy and tactics that continually maintain safety and turn market turmoil into extra profit.

One secret is to invest with a purpose beyond the immediate returns.  This helps create faith in a strategy that adds stickiness to the plan.

Another tactic is to invest with enough staying power so you’re never caught short.

Never have to sell depressed assets during periods of loss.

Lessons from Pi are based on the creation and management of Model Portfolios, called Pifolios.

The success of Pifolios is based on ignoring economic news (often created by someone with vested interests) and using financial math that reveals deeper economic truths.

One Pifolio covers all the good value developed markets.  Another covers the emerging good value markets.

The Pifolio analysis begins with a continual research of 46 major stock markets that compares their value based on:

#1:  Current book to price

#2:  Cash flow to price

#3:  Earnings to price

#4:  Average dividend yield

#5:  Return on equity

#6:  Cash flow return.

#7:  Market history

This is a complete and continual study of almost all the developed major and emerging stock markets.

This mathematical analysis forms the basis of a Good Value Stock Market Strategy.   The analysis is rational, mathematical and does not worry about short term ups and downs.

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When you subscribe to Pi, you immediately receive a 120 page basic training course that teaches the Pi Strategy.   You learn all the Pi strategies, what they are, how to use them and what each can do for you, your lifestyle and investing.

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You also receive two special reports.

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!

30 years ago, the US 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.  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  Good Value Stock Market research and Asset Allocation Analysis.

The report shows 20 good value investments and a really powerful tactic that shows the most effective and least expensive way to accumulate these bargains 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.

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With investors watching global stock markets bounce up and down, many missed two really important profit generating events over the last two years.  The price of silver dipped below $14 an ounce as did shares of the iShares Silver ETF (SLV).   The second event is that the silver gold ratio hit 80, compared to a ratio of 230 only two years before.

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The effect of war cycles on the US Stock Market since 1906.

Bull and bear cycles are based on cycles of human interaction, war, technology and productivity.  Economic downturns can create war.

The chart above shows the war – stock market cycle.  Military struggles (like the Civil War, WWI, WWII and the Cold War: WW III) super charge inventiveness that creates new forms of productivity…the steam engine, the internal combustion engine,  production line processes, jet engines, TV, farming techniques, plastics, telephone, computer and lastly during the Cold War, the internet.  The military technology shifts to domestic use.  A boom is created that leads to excess.  Excess leads to correction. Correction creates an economic downturn and again to war.

Details in the online seminar include:

* How to easily buy global currencies, shares and bonds.

* Trading down and the benefits of investing in real estate in Small Town USA.  We will share why this breakout value is special and why we have been recommending good value real estate in this area since 2009.

* What’s up with gold and silver?  One session looks at my current position on gold and silver and asset protection.  We review the state of the precious metal markets and potential problems ahead for US dollars.  Learn how low interest rates eliminate  opportunity costs of diversification in precious metals and foreign currencies.

* How to improve safety and increase profit with leverage and staying power.  The seminar reveals Warren Buffett’s value investing strategy from research published at Yale University’s website.  This research shows that the stocks Buffet 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). His big, extra profits come from leverage and staying power.  At times Buffet’s portfolio, as all value portfolios, has fallen, but he has been willing and able to wait long periods for the value to reveal itself and prices to recover.

Use time not timing.

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.

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 out performance 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%.

Learn how much leverage to use.  Leverage is like medicine, the key is dose.  The best ratio is normally 1.6 to 1.  We’ll sum up the strategy; how to leverage cheap, safe, quality stocks and for what period of time based on the times and each individual’s circumstances.

Learn to plan in a way so you never run out of money.  The seminar also has a session on the importance of having and sticking to a plan.  See how success is dependent on conviction, wherewithal, and skill to operate with leverage and significant risk.  Learn a three point strategy based on my 50 years of investing experience combined with wisdom gained from some of the world’s best investment managers and economic mathematical scientists.

The online seminar also reveals  the results of a $80,000 share purchase cost test that found the least expensive way to invest in good value.  The keys to this portfolio are good value, low cost, minimal fuss and bother.  Plus a great savings of time.  Trading is minimal, usually not more than one or two shares are bought or sold in a year.  I wanted to find the very least expensive way to create and hold this portfolio so I performed this test.

I have good news about the cost of the seminar as well.   For almost three decades the seminar fee has been $799 for one or $999 for a couple. Tens of thousands paid this price, but online the seminar is $297.

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Subscribe to the first year of The Personal investing Course (Pi).  The annual fee is $299, but to introduce you to this online, course that is based on real time investing, I am knocking $102 off the subscription.  Plus you receive FREE the $29.95 report “Three Currency Patterns for 50% Profits or More”, the $39.95 report “Silver Dip” and our latest $297 online seminar for a total savings of $468.90.

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Enroll in Pi.  Get the basic training, the 46 market value report, access to all the updates of the past two years, the two reports and the Value Investing Seminar right away. 

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If you are not totally happy, simply let me know.

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Extra Export Earnings II – Renting Inflation


Extra Export Earnings II – Renting Inflation

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Merri and I have rental units in four places to fight inflation. This unit is a loft with wonderful views.

Inflation is heating up globally and there are serious debt and economic problems everywhere.  Extra Export Earnings can help overcome this risk. This message looks at another form of exporting: low cost rentals.

Hopefully inflation will not get anywhere as bad as after WWI, but a look at inflation at its worst can help us see ways to invest and do business in times of more modest price increases.

Germany  borrowed heavily to pay WWI costs.  Heavy borrowing almost always leads to inflation and this did then.  In the USA and UK too.  Right after the war there was some stability, before inflation began to run wild.  By 1923, it reached the worst  in history. Prices sometimes doubled in hours. By late 1923 it took 200 billion marks to buy a loaf of bread.

Hard-working people with modest spending habits could not even buy a postage stamp with their life savings.   All debt was wiped put but so too were all savings.

Businessmen quit and speculated in stocks and goods instead. Small businesses survives holding material things such as : clothing food,  anything people could consume.  Salaries were paid three times a day yet shops were empty. Food riots raged. Businesses closed down, unemployment soared. The economy collapsed.

Anyone on a fixed income was destitute. They sold everything just to buy food.

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One of our mountain creek rentals in North Carolina.

Now comes the question, what happened to rents?

A good book to read about this is entitled “Exchange, Prices, and Production in Hyper-Inflation: Germany, 1920-1923” by Graham, Frank D.  Here is an excerpt from Google.books:

Tenants were protected from eviction so long as they paid rentals officially determined on the basis of prewar charges.  The amount collectible was occasionally raised as inflation proceeded but the increases always lagged far behind the existing depreciation of the currency and were quickly rendered nugatory by the further loss of value of the monetary unit.  At all times after 1920 rentals were more or less nominal, and, in the period of hyper-inflation housing was obtained practically f ree of charge.  Except for a possible reversion when financial order should be restored, the property of the landlords was to all intents and purposes confiscated.  The regulation of rentals had wide repercussions.  It reduced the cost of living and diminished the pressure for wage advances to compensate for the rise in commodity prices.  It was thus a factor in keeping those prices below what they would otherwise have been and in widening the differential between the domestic price structure and that of the outside world.

In other words during inflation expect this message from governments to landlords… “Screw you!”

A reader sent me a note regarding this saying:  Very good analysis of why hyperinflation is on the horizon.  Well worth the read. I’m not sure about this part:  “Considering that we just came out of the largest Real Estate bubble in world history, there is a glut of homes available to rent on the market. NIA has been saying for years that being a landlord will be the worst business to be in during hyperinflation, because it will be impossible for landlords to increase rents at the same rate as overall price inflation. Food and energy prices will always increase at a much faster rate than rents.

“If you have rental homes with fixed rate mortgages/PITI of, say $600/mo., and your tenants are responsible for paying their own gas and electric, and you’re renting the houses at $800+/mo, then to my mind it won’t matter that you can’t ‘increase rents at the same rate as overall price inflation’.  As long as you can continue to rent for more than the PITI (principal, interest, taxes and insurance) then you’re okay.  And if overall prices are going up, up, up, so will rents, though they may lag.

“Some will say that the real threat to the real estate rental market is government-mandated rent controls.  And of course, that’s true.  But you can say that about anything.  The real threat to the food commodities market is government-mandated food price controls.  The real threat to the gold market is government-mandated gold price controls.  The real threat to the stock market is government-mandated stock price controls (or mandated market closures during which you can’t buy or sell).  The real threat to the energy market is government-mandated oil price controls.  In short, the government can mandate whatever price they want for anything.  So that can’t be your primary reason against investing in something, to my mind.  There will be the government price, and the black (free) market price.  S.B., NV

Our Central Florida

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rental.   Outside and…

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in.

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This process of renovation fills part of Merri’s and my creative desires as it…

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creates income and inflation fighting potential… if… inflation does not run too wild.

Those of you who have read this site for awhile know I like and have plenty of fixer uppers to rent.

I agree with the ideas above but always like to own rentals without mortgages or debt. They will then more likely to be a dependable store of value.

I am actively looking for more in the Mt. Dora area now.  However the note above is correct… if inflation becomes serious, the profit will come from capital appreciation after stabilization… not rental income during the inflationary sprint.

This is why my portfolio also has rental fixer uppers in Ecuador as well as the USA.  As strong inflation grows in some parts of the world, there are always other parts where more people will move (Ecuador for instance) and this will increase the rental demand there.

Inflation is with us. About this there is little we can do.  We can arrange our affairs to be protected and prosperous during inflation.  Real estate is a good hedge against inflation. Rental fixer uppers even better and best of all real estate in two or three different places.

Gary

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Our Ecuador beach rental.

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Our rental casita in the Prima Vera I complex.

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Learn more on how to develop Extra Export Earnings at our International Business and Investing Seminar in West Jefferson, North Carolina June 24 to June 26, 2011.

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Ecuador Beach Rentals in Small Towns


Ecuador beach rentals. See the value of Smalltown everywhere.

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Smalltown Ecuador beach.

Our websites have promoted  the idea of investing in small towns for well over a decade…  Smalltown USA as well as small towns in Ecuador.

An April 7, 2011 USA Today article entitled “Most major U.S. cities show population declines” by Haya El Nasser suggests that this is good advice when it says:   The 1990s’ urban renaissance that ended decades of decline for many of the nation’s major cities lost steam the past 10 years when most of America’s largest cities either grew more slowly or lost people at a faster rate.

“Many urban scholars saw the 1990s as a breakthrough decade for cities, but it may have been their high watermark for growth,” says Robert Lang, urban studies professor at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas who analyzed the 2010 Census data. “The recession was supposed to help cities by holding people in place, but it appears for now as if it slowed urban development.”

This is why we have invested in Ashe County, North Carolina, Lake County, Florida as well as small Ecuador towns like Cotacachi and San Clemente.

Our sites have also expressed the idea that really great advancements would come when the bridge over the Chone Estuary at Bahia was complete.  This has really come true, so we have recently doubled our focus on the areas around Bahia from San Clement up to Canoa.

I believe that this area is a really good place to invest.

However you should always always check the area out personally before you buy. This is why we are offering Ecuador beach rentals in this area.   For example we have…

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a penthouse rental on the top floor here at Palmazul. This is the Vistazul clubhouse and and includes the swimming pool, tennis courts… and a spa.

The penthouse is right on the beach and is available for rent.  These units are fully equipped for longer term stays… kitchen… with full size fridge.

Living room…

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with a view…

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leading…

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two large private balconies…

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with these views.

Here is a sunset shot from this Ecuador beach penthouse.

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Incredible beauty is good news.

There are still really low prices on Ecuador’s coast… incredible value to our way of thinking. This is one reason we love Ecuador as a place to beat inflation..  Yet the sun is about to set on the really best prices.

Here is a patio shot.

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Here are two interior shots. Note all the hardwood trim and doors.

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This is the backside of the upstairs unit.

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Here you can see the high quality of wood is used.

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This is an ideal place to stay if you want to travel the coast and get to know this stretch of Ecuador’s coast from Manta to Canoa where a great deal of the beach expansion is now taking place.  You can see below how tiny San Clemente is ideally placed between Manta and Canoa.

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You can dine in the clubhouse overlooking Ecuador’s wonderful Pacific coast.

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Dinner here is special too. You can visit this Ecuadorian fisherman when he brings in his fresh Pacific catch each day back to the hotel….where you can choose your meal. Few Ecuadorian coastal hotels offer this service.  Wonderful Pacific fish, crabs and shrimp that are huge…like this….cooked at the hotel minutes after they are brought off the boat.

Or stroll into nearby Ecuadorian coastal town of San Clemente for dinner or lunch.  The penthouse gives you miles of empty beach.

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Here we look to the left .

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And the right…more quiet Ecuadorian beach.

Let me hasten to add that it is the quiet that Merri and I love.  San Clemente is NOT for those who want a bustling city.

San Clemente is a charming rustic, coastal village, 45 minutes north of the port city of Manta , almost exactly in the middle of Ecuador ’s coast.

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This property is especially unique because…

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The village is quite and leads to dead end road that serves…

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this strip of the Pacific. The road runs only a mile or so and has speed bumps.  The penthouse is on the beach and the mountain is behind so no one can build.  No big project can come in a create a lot of noise.

Palmazul is perfectly located on a dead end road..enjoying proximity to town yet quiet as there is no through traffic. Transportation is also easy and fun…small motorcycles with a seat!

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San Clemente is a perfect starting point for exploring Ecuador ’s coast…in the middle so you can reach the north or south of the coast in a hurry.

Yet in San Clemente, the days are full. You are welcome to join the local fishermen who ride this surf out for the day.

Fish from the jetties, stroll the beach, travel the coast, hike, horse ride, play tennis or just relax around the pool or on the beach.

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Of course you can also work. Palmazul offers free wireless broadband for your laptop. Enjoy the peace and quiet of Ecuador ’s coast, but always stay in touch electronically with the rest of the world.

Your penthouse has the immediate sea view and private balcony so your comfort does not end when the sun sets.  As dusk arrives so does the seas breeze…fresh into your room.

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Cozy in your bed…

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The surf serenades you in a soft night’s sleep… on a king size bed so you’ll be ready for the gentle surf and Pacific waters warmed by Ecuador ’s never ending sun.

Rents are $135 a night for two. $177 a night for three.

Weekly rates are $750.

Monthly…$1,900.

Send Merri an email for rental details at merriscott@live.com

Gary

Learn how to earn while you live in a small town or on the beach… anywhere.
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Ecuador Beach Condos for Sale & Rentals


Here is an update on eleven Ecuador beach condos for sale and Ecuador beach condo rentals at the Vistazul development.

One of Merri’s and my favorite places is our beach front penthouse at Palmazul… watching this sunset from our balcony  or…

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playing in this surf.

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or walking this empty…

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View from Palmazul, the Spa hotel and Vistazul clubhouse.

As dusk arrives so does the sea breeze…fresh into our room.

We never need air conditioning so the breeze and surf lull us to sleep.

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Our bedroom.

The surf serenades us into sleep…  so I am ready for the gentle surf and Pacific waters warmed by Ecuador ’s never ending sun.

Work is not bad either. I take my lap top and enjoy the benefits of a broadband global business by working from my balcony… with this view… and the sea breeze… the warm sun and sound of the waves.

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We enjoy cooking our own fresh caught seafood… or going downstairs  and dining

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to this view.

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During long walks on the beach… you can amble at low tide for ten miles and not see a soul.

These are luxury units with large bathrooms and a tub.

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Merri and I were the first buyers at Vistazul and have watched this project grow from this…

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to this.

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View towards the beach.

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Vistazul began in 2007 and the last of the two story condos sold out early this year. They were incredible bargains when I compared the location to the beach with other projects.

Now there are eleven extra beach houses with financing available being built at Vistazul.

Our friend Kjetil Haugan, who built Vistazul, sent me this note.

Gary, I sent out an email to the residents at Vistazul about the new one level units that we plan to do and got no negative feedback..I have 3 units already reserved in a total of 11 units in 3 different buildings.

The units will have approx. 1000 sq. feet, 2 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms all at one level.

The floor plans are already on our website.

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Financing Available

Financing is rare with Ecuador property but Kjetil wrote:

The price for the unit is $ 79,000 with 50% down payment and the rest financed over 2 to 3 years or 10% discount on cash payment.

$11,000 savings and extended financing for Ecuador Living premium subscribers.

I can incl. the upgrade package with A/C, screens, extra tile, etc. and the $ 5000 clubhouse membership ( a saving of approx. $ 11,000) plus extend the length of fining for any EL premium subscriber who reserves a unit in April.

Learn how to subscribe to Ecuador Living’s premium service here.

You can see more photos of the Vistazul and palmazul hotel/clubhouse here.

Inflation is a growing problem in the Western world. One way to beat inflation is to live in a lower cost environment and owning a brand new home on the beach for $79,000 is low cost almost anywhere in the world.  Taxes are really low… food fresh… ripe and very inexpensive.  This is why i am pleased that Kjetil has been able to add these extra Ecuador beach condos that  we can share with you.
Gary
Here is what one reader, a Costa Rican, wrote about her stay at our Ecuador beach penthouse.

Dear Merri, I am writing to you from your condo so wonderfully arranged, in Palmazul. Thank you so much for your generosity and help for our trip to Ecuador. We had a lovely time.  I am so impressed by the friendliness of the Ecuadorian people. Costa Ricans are much the same, a friendly, happy people. It makes all the difference when one is traveling.

She also wrote this about her traveling companion, an American who just completed our Super Thinking plus Spanish course.

I can tell you from experience that the Spanish course he took with you made a genuine difference. I am also making a point of allowing him to be the one communicating, and I step in only if things go seriously awry. But he is much more relaxed and is actually communicating which is a big leap from his previous efforts.

This is why wrote with confidence that you can learn Spanish in just four days.

Learn Spanish in Three Days

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Learn Spanish in Three Days ONLINE

Instant $110 discount on the course!

The “Learn Spanish in Three Day Course” is now available online.

Read below to see why we are offering our Super Spanish course online for the first time.

Speaking Spanish is a huge benefit on its own.  You can become one of the rare North Americans who can get along in Spanish speaking countries.  You can be one of the special people who can communicate with 10 million non-English speakers in the USA.  Spanish is the second most used language in the USA.  There are more Spanish speakers than speakers of Chinese, French, German, Italian, Hawaiian, and the Native American languages combined.  According to the Census Bureau, Spanish is the primary language of nearly 50 million people in the US.  This is the largest Spanish-speaking community outside of Mexico. Only half of these speakers also speak English “very well,” and 19% do not speak Spanish at all.

You can tap into all this potential when you speak Spanish.  Yet there are more benefits.

An article in England’s leading newspaper, the Telegraph, entitled “Why learn a foreign language? Benefits of bilingualism” (1) sum up the biggest benefit of learning a second language and increased intelligence.  The article says: “Learning a foreign language is more than just a boost to your CV or handy for traveling.  It will make you smarter, more decisive and even better at English.  Physiological studies have found that speaking two or more languages is a great asset to the cognitive process.  The brains of bilingual people operate differently than single language speakers, and these differences offer several mental benefits.”

The article then explains studies that show seven cognitive advantages gained from learning a foreign language.

#1:  You become smarter
#2:  You build multitasking skills
#3:  You stave off Alzheimer’s and dementia
#4:  Your memory improves
#5:  You become more perceptive
#6:  Your decision-making skills improve
#7:  You improve your English

Does it sound impossible to learn Spanish in three days?  Yes, it is impossible when you try to learn Spanish in the old, traditional way.

Though you may choose to take more time using this course to learn Spanish, thousands of our readers have learned at our Spanish courses.

There is a scientific method of learning… proven and described in numerous best selling books that create educational jumps by making education natural, easy and fun.   This course works because it is education without stress!

This method was created and refined by the Bulgarian educational master, Georgi Lozanov, who transformed the entire Soviet educational system to such a degree that this third world country beat the USA into space.

Merri was lucky to be one of a handful of students outside of Bulgaria who were allowed to be taught this system in the early 70s.  She practiced this unique and remarkable form of education for  four decades. It was a delight!

Merri and I began integrating these techniques with other shamanic and educational tactics we had gained in our global travels and then applied them to teach Spanish in three days.

The course has been proven again and again by the thousands who have used this system.  You can read a few of the many raves we have received from delegates who have learned from the Super Thinking Spanish course we created.

Here are a few quotes from delegates of the course.

One delegate from St. Louis wrote:  Hi Gary,  Just ended forty-five years in dentistry last week, and I’m on to a new career.  What is my new career?  Still formulating, but the eye -opening,mind expanding Super-Spanish course last weekend in St. Louis surely shows me the opportunity exists to expand my horizons.

Besides having a lot of nice people to learn our new language; the methods Merri and you developed proved to be just what you said they would be.  We all and I in particular relaxed our way to new learning.  I feel so very comfortable with the basis of my new language skills that I know I will be spitting out great Spanish sentences by the time I reach Ecuador in October.  Last year I spent six weeks in Ecuador and now I plan on conversing with the people.

Today’s excerpt of your newsletter really hit home. You do what you say you will. There are no surprises or hidden sales tricks. The only tricks are beneficial to our learning.  Thank you for a wonderful experience that I was quite unable to grasp how you would pull it off.  You did, however, and I look forward to other courses that you offer, and I have absolutely no doubt they also will work beneficially.  Best regards, Denis Molloy.

Another wrote about the Super Spanish course:   Buenos Dias, here is a testimonial for Super Thinking-Super Spanish.  Please feel free to use all or part in promotions for the course.  In addition, you may give my email address to any prospect “on the fence” about enrolling.  Yesterday, in Cotacachi, Ecuador, I finished Super Spanish.  I had high expectations for the course and they were exceeded.

After three days, I can speak Spanish in complete sentences. In simple conversations, such as buying groceries or ordering a meal, I can make myself understood. I think that’s incredible!

Although I am far from the competence level of a native speaker, I feel I’ve taken a giant step forward in learning Spanish so that I can experience the people and culture of Ecuador.  The foregoing benefits would have more than justified the time and money I invested in Super Spanish.  And learning some Spanish was not the most important benefit I got from the course.

Prior to leaving the USA, I had felt for some time that the pace of life there was unhealthy for me (and for most people) and I did nothing about it.

I’ve thought about the pace issue during the course.  One of the key elements Merri Scott designed into Super Spanish is placing the student in the optimal state for learning.  In class, the past three days, I’ve been re-introduced to guided journeys and introduced to the calming effects of Baroque music (www.sundaybaroque.org).  What a blessing! I’m inclined to make one or both a daily part of my life.   Rob Christi.  Cotacachi, Ecuador

Another attendee from a course wrote:   “I took this incredible class a few weeks ago, and I would like to tell anyone that is interested, that it is an amazing three days of learning with lots of laughs included. You leave everyday wanting to learn more and are so excited to do so.

“Other Spanish classes and tutoring made us feel like it would take forever to get to the point where we could put it into practice, but this method gave us a more fluent use for everyday life almost immediately AND the confidence to use it.  It is a fantastic way to show people how much they know and give confidence to learn and use Spanish creating a momentum.

“They made learning Spanish easy and fun in a very relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.  I would definitely recommend this course.  Even if you know some Spanish, this helps make it easier because of the less stress that no verb conjugations gives you.  This gives you more confidence in yourself to try and speak it more.

 “The stress free atmosphere and tons of interaction and participation were very conducive to learning.  The relaxation techniques alone are worth the price.  The fact that I can now feel more comfortable conversing in Spanish with my new friends and neighbors is priceless.  Muchas, muchas gracias.”

“I loved the relaxed environment.  I picked up quite a lot of new vocabulary.  I found this course very informative about how the language works, how I can make sentences and understand others better!  Muchas Gracias!  I had a call from Telcel (the local phone company) after our second class and I was able to speak and understand them for the first time. Despacio (meaning slowly) … a great word!  Everyone should take this course before they pick up bad habits.”

“I liked how simply the course was organized and the positive attitude about learning.  Thank you so much for helping me to learn Spanish!”

“I liked the laid back yet professional approach.  I highly recommend this new, relaxing method of learning Spanish,  I feel a lot more confident in the delivery of my words and sentences. It was taught in an excellent and very professional way.

“It was a very enjoyable class.”

How The Course Works

The first tactic is to use Baroque music in the learning process.  At least three best selling books, “Superlearning”, the “Mozart Effect” and “Superlearning 2000” have revealed insights about how to learn and think more powerfully based on systems drawn from the Bulgarian educational master, Dr. Georgi Lozanov.  Merri Scott was among just a few who learned directly from Lozanov.

The second tactic uses 17 unique lessons to provide Spanish fluency in a short time.   Let me prove to you how this tactic works by teaching you hundreds of Spanish words in less than 30 seconds.

Here is the proof.

“Most words in English that end in ION are almost identical, just pronounced differently.  For example action is accion, education-educacion, manipulation- manipulacion, etc.”

There you have it.  How long did it take you to read the sentence?  You now know hundreds of Spanish words that you will never forget.

See examples of the words you already know below.

How long would have taken you to memorize all those words?  How soon would you have forgotten them?

This is just one of seventeen Spanish lessons in the course.

The next lesson teaches how to pronounce each of the nouns.

Then, the third lesson teaches almost as many verbs, almost as quickly.

The fourth lesson shows how to avoid conjugating verbs by sticking with the infinitive (far easier than it sounds).  This simple lesson leaves a person sounding like a Spanish professor without ever conjugating a verb.

Lesson five shows how to sound infinitely polite and yet get almost anything desired in Spanish.

Lesson six gives valuable connectors and the seventh lesson triples the Spanish capacity with three words for “yesterday,” “now” and “tomorrow”.

By the end of three days you feel comfortable speaking Spanish.

Plus the system is Impro-Dynamic.  This means your Spanish keeps getting better even though you do not seem to be studying… practicing… or speaking Spanish.

I was amazed by this as I traveled back and forth from the USA to Ecuador.  The longer I was away from Ecuador… the better my Spanish became.  My second language was automatically improving The self improving feature comes because you learn to create Spanish sentences rather than remember them.  The portion of the brain that creates is more powerful than the portion that recalls.  When your mind creates something… it owns it!  You do not have to remember .

During the course you learn 4005 Spanish words that you already know .  

You then learn how to create Spanish sentences from these words.

Throughout the course you learn how to pronounce the sentences you create.

When the course ends… the mind keeps working… and creating… so next time you begin to speak Spanish you’ll be surprised .  You improve even though you have not actively worked on your lingual skill.

Due to the difficulty of getting groups together to learn this valuable technique, we created an online program for subscribers to use the Super Spanish course at home.  Normally $149, this is available at the highly reduced price of $79. Simply use coupon code SPANISH110 at checkout.

I’ll be in touch personally via email with each person who signs up for this course to see how it works or what is required to make it better.  Once this test is complete, we plan to offer the program on a larger scale and at a much higher price.

The ONLINE course has our, full satisfaction or money back, guarantee.  Try Super Spanish for 60 days.  If not fully satisfied, simply let us know for a full refund.

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Here are more testimonials from previous Super Spanish Courses.

Maggie wrote: It didn’t really seem possible that we would be speaking and understanding Spanish in only 3 days but the course made it happen in a very supportive learning environment.  I would highly recommend this course for anyone wishing to learn “practical Spanish”.  The teaching methods, use of relaxation, the use of native Spanish speakers for pronunciation and the teachers themselves who were approachable and helpful and always positive made this a very valuable class.

This course improved my self confidence in my ability to learn and retain a language.  It was presented with genuine enthusiasm, great energy and the style of learning is very effective. Gracias!  It was a great experience.

Nadine wrote: “Just spent the last 3 days in the most wonderful learning environment learning Spanish.  What an amazing learning experience!!  First day out of class and I could not stop thinking in Spanish WOW!!  I am amazed by how much I learned, retained and how much more is showing up now that I am out of class.  And the best part is THERE WAS NO STUDYING!! Indeed this is Super Thinking!!!  I would highly recommend this to anyone that has ever had a desire to learn another language or learn anything in record time.

And a few days after that ….  As I went through my day, just hanging out with my son, I could see myself starting to think in Spanish.  At first I thought it was amusing but as it continued and increased I thought “My goodness this is really remarkable amazing” It was really an effortless unfolding.  I wasn’t at any point “trying” to think in Spanish, just words I knew would fly across the screen in my mind.  And then this afternoon, my son cuddled up on the couch to watch some cartoons on his ipad and was watching Peppa Pig in Spanish…hmm coincidence?  I think not, I’m radiating Spanish so much that my son is being influenced!  Thanks a million again.  This weekend the best learning experience of my life!!

If you have ever had a desire to learn Spanish this is the way to do it!  By the end of the first day I had more confidence and more practical ability than I had from any previous courses I had taken.  It was fun and relaxed and full of laughter.  You will leave this class excited to use what you have learned.  Rather than leaving overwhelmed with how much you have yet to learn and master, you are equipped with the knowledge and know how to go out and communicate as well as the excitement to do it!”

Gary noted:  “The whole approach is positive and conducive to learning at a level that benefits ALL participants.  It is not intimidating and does not set up a pass/fail atmosphere.  The presenters are terrific and the results unbelievable.  It was relaxed, informal, friendly and effective.”

Twila said:  “This class provided a very refreshing and relaxed way of learning.  The atmosphere felt very safe to say the words you were practicing.  I learned a lot in a way that will make it easy to apply.  Starting with conversation is way more fun.  How quickly you can learn!  It was a great group, great instructors and great stories.

The atmosphere in the classroom was so relaxed that learning Spanish felt like a breeze and not like a painful task.  The relaxation exercises are really conducive to language learning.  We learned A LOT in a short time and it was fun and the environment was non-threatening.”

Brigitte sent this:  “Buenos Dias, Suzanne. su clase de espanol es excelente! Muchas Gracias!  
I have already done what you suggested and went into the program listening to the music and going over the lessons.  I know: Repetition……reinforcement…..thinking in the new language….it’s all part of it.  I loved your course and will certainly recommend it to friends.  Who knows….I might feel the urge and have the opportunity to repeat it at your beautiful place in Puerto Aventuras…..Quien sabe? Hasta otro dia y saludos a su familia.”

Marie wrote:  “I would highly recommend this course.  The amount covered in 3 days is amazing!  All with no stress.  The correlation lessons and pronunciation practice has greatly reduced my anxiety to go out and use my Spanish.  I really enjoyed the whole process and thank you for the take away tools.”

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Gary

Here is the English translation of a few of the many Spanish words you now know and will never forget.  How long would it have taken you to memorize them?  How soon would you forget?

“Most words in English that end in ION are almost identical, just pronounced differently.  For example, action is accion, education-educacion, manipulation- manipulacion, etc.”

Some more of these words:  Combination, Attrition, Education, Vacation, Petition, Lotion, Motion, Construction, Abduction, Pronunciation, Concentration and a ton of others!

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(1) www.telegraph.co.uk Benefits-of-bilingualism.html

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