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How to Manage Your Properties Back Home When Retired in Ecuador

How to Manage Your Properties Back Home When Retired in Ecuador Moving to a foreign country like Ecuador is an exciting experience for someone from America, and it can be an excellent way to cut down on living expenses during retirement. Retirees find Ecuador’s vibrant culture is perfect for life when it’s time to finally sit back and relax for years to come. Many people that make the move to Ecuador, including retirees, still hold rental properties back home, and they’re looking for a way to manage those properties to…

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Security and Airport Procedures in Ecuador

Guest blogger Jason Mueller is back with another great article on Retiring in Ecuador. Enjoy another informative and well written post folks. Security and Airport Procedures in Ecuador Ecuador is a beautiful country with some of the best coastal area for living in the world. Many expats have chosen Ecuador as the premiere place to retirebecause of the great advantages the country has for everyday living. The cost of livingin many areas is relatively low in comparison to many states in the U.S. while other areas are pretty comparable to…

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Shipping a car to Ecuador

Ok folks, so after living here in Ecuador for nearly 4 years, I have heard this question asked many times by expats living in Ecuador, and for those who are about to begin their journey here.My guest blogger Jason Mueller has some light to shed on this topic. With the importation laws changing frequently here, you really need to leave it to the experts to keep you informed on what is needed to ship a vehicle here. Hire an International Auto Hauling Company to Ship Your Vehicle to Ecuador The…

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Puerto Cayo, Ecuador

A Spontaneous Look At Puerto Cayo Recently on November 29, 2015 while driving to Puerto Cayo to get gas at the local gas station, I looked over on the seat in the vehicle and realized I had my phone with me.  Immediately a thought came to my head ” What a great opportunity to take some spontaneous footage of Puerto Cayo!” So on came my video on my iPhone, and promptly placed it near my steering wheel while navigating to the gas station. The video begins on the outskirts of…

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Gringo Prices In Puerto Cayo, Ecuador

Puerto Cayo, Ecuador I am going to share with you all a post from a resident in Puerto Cayo, Ecuador. As you read the well written and honest thoughts of a local “gringo resident” keep in mind that this is a phenomenon not just in Puerto Cayo but throughout Ecuador. The truth is “gringo gouging” is common in many countries around the world. Particularly when no prices are established and “haggling” for a price is necessary. Please enjoy the post. Saludos,Dave 🙂 An important message from a friend in Puerto…

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Report on the Puerto Cayo area in Ecuador

Life has gripped me on the coast of Ecuador. Lately it is seemingly more and more difficult to spread the concept of time around. After moving to Ecuador just over 2 years ago now, I am finding it not so easy to relax and take a more “manana” attitude. The very reason for moving to the coast in the first place. The two main priorities we had was: Not be so stressed and work less Escape the cold Canadian winters Only #2 has been achieved thus far. I am finding…

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Final thoughts on the rental home construction

After nearly 7 months of construction and disruptions what are my final thoughts? Would I do it again? What would I change? So many questions could circle around in one’s head. Basically when it comes to building a home in Ecuador, one word stands out in my mind. That word is ‘patience!’In Ecuador, if you plan on retiring in ecuador while building a home or even just a vacation property, you need to understand that things are not always going to be quick, on budget or on time. It is…

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