Ecuador Timing

by | Feb 23, 2010 | Archives

Timing affects investments anywhere.. including Ecuador.


Yesterday’s message looked at the importance of place.  See in a moment why the timing and placement of condos on this beach is perfect now.

First let’s review a note that a reader just sent me:  Dear Gary, I have just heard from someone that you are selling all of your property in Ecuador, and investing in Florida.  Is this true?  Best regards,

Here is my reply:

Thanks for getting in touch.  Many readers have been confused by the fact that I continually buy and sell real estate in Ecuador and Florida and have been for the last ten years as I continue to do so in North Carolina as well.   I am also looking for investment property in Oregon and England (as Merri and I have children and grandchildren in each place).

In the last decade, I have purchased and sold many Florida as well as Ecuador properties and I recently purchased one more Florida property.

I currently have one property in Florida. I have 13 in Ecuador.

If I see bargains in Florida I will buy but am not actively seeking more at this time but am working on upgrading the one currently owned.

A number of the Ecuador investment properties we hold are  at a point  in the development process where I will sell them for a profitable price.  See more on this at Imagination for Ecuador Property

This year we have almost doubled our publishing and business commitments to Ecuador as we did last year.  In 2008 we had 12 tours in Ecuador. Last year we had over 20… this year we have nearly 50… plus I am creating numerous reports about Ecuador now.

I am currently selling some condos on San Clemente beach. Let me explain why the timing and place for these Ecuador beach condos is perfect now.


Many units at Vistazul are complete, but construction is still underway… a fact holding prices down.

I chose this location to buy because Manta is the center of Ecuador’s coast with an international airport runway in place.  This will be a huge focus of growth.  San Clemente is 35 to 45 minutes away… normally… but currently the road from, Manta to San Clemente is being redone…. good in the long run… but depressing right now.


Finished units are for sale… like block five, but…


the construction makes the units harder to sell… keeping prices down.

Here are views inside finished units.




Guest bedroom.


Master bedroom.


Living area.




Roof Garden.

Another benefit is that all the units have the rights to use the clubhouse, Palmazul Spa… the pool…


tennis courts, spa, fine dining and access to…


miles of empty beach.


There is another great benefit if you are of my mind.

Manta is 45 minutes away with shopping, cinema anything one desires, but San Clemente is a quite, sleepy, fishing village.


What makes Vistazul special is the quiet…


This is the access road from San Clemente to Vistazul and Palmazul.  This road…


is a dead end lane that ends in just a mile or so at the bluffs.


Here is the road’s end.  This bluffs behind the project and the sea in front means that no additional construction can take place in front of or behind Vistazul.

Thus the project remains quiet and sleepy.

There is one final benefit.

The price of the Vistazul condos has risen to $89,000 for these two bedroom, two and a half bath, three floor, 1,500 square foot units… but there are still several units reserved for Ecuador Living subscribers at $79,000.  Learn how to take advantage of this $10,000 savings at Ecuador Living.

There is a time and place for everything.  The place for Vistazul is a quiet one and the time is when prices are as low as they will ever be.

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