Dear Pro-Ecuador Reader,

Thanks for reading our newsletter. We are doing our best to bring you much of what you need to know about visiting, moving to, and/or living in Ecuador.   We appreciate your interest in this mostly wonderful country. (Hey, no place is perfect!)  

A New Ecuador Law Requires A Financial Report from Everyone.
If you have a residency visa, and if the value of your possessions (including investments) is more than $200,000 for a single or $400,000 for a couple, you must file this report with the SRI (Ecuador equivalent to the IRS).  Even if the value is less, you still have record keeping obligations.  

Read this important information here.

Guayaquil and Ecuador’s Southern Coast  Has Typically Been One of the Less Explored Regions for Expats.  Find Out What You've Been Missing.
Gary and I had the time of our lives exploring the coast with Ruy Quevedo-- environmentalist, naturalist, life-long surfer and hunter.  Little did we know we'd be up to our ears in mud or dining on rare seafood neither of us had ever heard of before!
This article begins a 4-part report on the delights of the southern section of the Route of the Sun between Guayaquil and Ayampe.  You'll feel as if you are with us when you read this story and look at the pictures. 

Primavera II Condominiums and Gardens in Cotacachi is Almost Sold Out!  
Only 5 of the original 32 condo units are still available and they won’t last long.  Builder Jorge Quilumbaqui is now constructing 7 townhouses and 2 adobe casitas on this incredible 2 ½ acre piece of Cotacachi real estate. 

Last Friday a Panamanian expat arrived in Cotacachi to “rent for a year and check out the town.”  Today, he's making an offer on a property.  Cotacachi is hot!   Many of you have been thinking about buying at Primavera II.  But it’s now at the point where, “You snooze, you lose.”

July 30th Introduction to Ecuador Course & Real Estate Tour.Sign Up Now!

Pro-Ecuador tours are small and intimate.  Participants routinely exclaim how much they enjoy our six-day Ecuador immersion.  Nearly 70% of our tour guests have purchased property. 

Why?  Because Linda and I are your hosts and we tailor the trip to the desires of our guests.
  We accept as our personal mission the challenge of finding you exactly what you want at the best price possible. And we do our best to answer every question that comes up.  This is not your typical Ecuador real estate cattle car tour.  You will have a taste of Ecuador luxury.  

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Thanks to all our readers for your continued support,

Gary and Linda