Joel and Robin from Kansas City just posted on the New Members thread.
They want to rent and eventually buy a condo at the Ecuador oceanfront.
Frankly, given the events of the last two months, I would counsel anybody to rent only, not buy at the EC beaches.
El Niño storms have been battering coastal communities. The year-round warmth means that mosquitoes carrying Zika and other diseases may be present in some communities.
And now we have the earthquake that has claimed hundreds of lives in major coastal-area cities including Manta, Guayaquil, Pedernales and Portoviejo.
So, we will welcome you to Ecuador, Joel and Robin. But if your heart’s set on the beach, consider a long-term prospect of being renters, not buyers.
That will give you the flexibility you need down the road. Re-selling a property in a distressed location is hard enough anywhere. In Ecuador, selling in a zone that can be affected by El Niño flooding or an earthquake would be even more difficult.
You can find great rental properties at Ecuador’s beaches.