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Ecuadorian Real Estate Rental Newsletter – April 19th 2012 – Cuenca Condos

April 19th, 2012


As always, you can get the first look at many of our properties by following us on YouTube and Facebook.

We also have some amazing new rentals that have come in through our Affiliate program. Check the bottom of this email for details about some great properties that could be yours today.

________________________________________________________________Alternative Financing Seminar by Mike Hagle of Cuenca Finance


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Furnished 3 bedroom Rental – everything included – CR0030


This furnished 3 bedroom apartment includes internet, TV, and utilities for the low price of $565 on a 12 month contract. Just a block from the river and minutes from the historical center this rental is a great value in a newer building in a great location.

Contact Cuenca Condos for more information:


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Cuenca Condos Rental Newsletter June 18th, 2012

In this eddition we have some great properties to share with you.  Check out the featured listings below but don’t forget to review the affliate listings at the end of this email.

With our Affiliate Program, Owners and approved agents now have the opportunity to promote their properties using the Cuenca Condos Network. This is allowing us to offer you more quality rentals at any given time. Don’t dismiss these properties just because they don’t have a Virtual Tour or a Cuenca Condos listing page. Some of these properties are truly AMAZING! You can find the affiliate listings at the bottom of each Cuenca Condos Newsletter.
If you would like more information on listing your property with Cuenca Condos please write tobenjamin@cuencacondos.com
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Cuenca Condos Rental Newsletter, May 10th 2012, Houses, Apartments, and Condos for Rent

May 10th, 2012
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We have some really great new properties this week and we hope that you will enjoy the latest virtual tours from Cuenca Condos. We have gotten many good comments on videos from people face to face here in Cuenca, but we would love to hear more from our future Expat friends. Please let us know what you think. We always are looking to improve. As you know, we are on YouTube and Facebook and the connection to social media means that our follower see our posts, comments, virtual tours, and new listings pages before anyone else.

We also have some amazing new rentals that have come in through our Affiliate program. Check the bottom of this email for details about some great properties that could be yours today.


Check out what’s available right now with Cuenca Condos’ virtual tours:

Featured Condo Listing: CR#0101 – Perfectly Located 3 Bedroom Condo – Cuenca, Ecuador

Starting at $450, in a newer building, in a great location, you can’t go wrong with this furnished rental. From this apartment you can walk to Centro in about 10 minutes and you still have the benefit of living in one of Cuenca’s most desirable neighborhoods. This is a hot property at a great value and it will go quickly so contact us today to set up a meeting.


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CR#0095 – Vista Linda – Luxury Condo for Rent in Cuenca Ecuador

$1040 per month including condo fees.  This Luxury Condo features breathtaking views of Cuenca which are unmatched anywhere in the city.  This complex features full time security consisting of 3 guards 24/7.  The building is also just a short walk from Cuenca’s largest Mall (Mall del Rio) and the rest of Cuenca is easily accessible by taxi.  There are few rentals available in Cuenca that will offer such security, exclusivity, quality, and convenience.  Contact us today for more info.


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Real Estate Seminar – Thursday, March 15th

Cuenca’s first of its kind Real Estate seminar will be held at Di Bacco’s Italian restaurant 9-61 Tarqui y Gran Colombia on Thursday, March 15th at 5:20pm.  It will allow you to see behind the curtain and gain some important insights into how things work in Cuenca.

Some of the topics to be covered include:

-The raw truth about titles, title insurance, and home warranties.

-The seven most costly mistakes made by foreign buyers and how to avoid them.

-Four key insights about the local culture that you must have in order to avoid a lot of pain and frustration.

-Two unpleasant surprises that often snare foreign sellers.

By the end of this seminar you will know more about the purchase process than most so called professionals.   At the end there will be a question and answer session so that you can get your specific questions asked.

Speakers will be Michael Berger and Dek Tillett.  RSVP by sending a quick email to michael@cuencasbestproperties.com

Speaker Information:

Michael Berger:

Michael never imagined that he would ever be a Real Estate agent, nevertheless within a few months of arriving Cuenca he ended up getting into Real Estate due to an unexpected chain of events.  From the very beginning he focused and dedicated himself 100% to learning as much as possible about Ecuador’s systems and laws as they relate to Real Estate.  His commitment to constant and never ending improvement and has been the key to many satisfied clients.  He is married to an Ecuadorian who he met in Cuenca and together they have a baby girl who they hope will some day take over the family business.


Dek Tillett:

Dek fell in love with Cuenca and chose this city as his permanent residence a little over three years ago about the time when he met Michael in Yunguilla. Since then his personal and business investments have expanded to include building and remodeling private homes and condominiums.  His largest project to date has been the Portal Del Ejido condominium building which was completed and sold out last November.  As someone who has bought, remodeled, and built in Ecuador he has a lot a valuable insights and information to share.  We don’t know if Dek will be doing any more building projects in Ecuador but we sure hope so.

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Think Twice Before Bringing Pets To Cuenca

We vividly remember helping our downstairs neighbor bury his beloved cocker spaniel last year.  The dog had fallen victim to distemper, a common Ecuadorian disease we have almost eradicated in the States.  As a result, the dog hadn’t been vaccinated against distemper and was gone in less than two weeks despite multiple trips to the vet.

Why bring this up?  An increasing number of our clients are telling us they plan to bring their pets with them when they move to Cuenca.  While in the US some 61% of Americans routinely travel with their animals (according to the June edition of Prevention magazine), an international move is just not comparable to a weekend getaway in the States.  Having grown up with animals ourselves, we get why people want to travel with their pets … but we still ask anyone thinking of bringing their pet to Cuenca to think twice before they travel with their beloved cats, dogs, rare birds, ferrets, guinea pigs, or pet rats.  Here’s a short list of why:

Different Pet Culture

Cuencanos have a very different pet culture than what is found in the United States.  There are no city-wide leash laws or PooperScooper rules here.  Pets are rarely spayed or neutered.  Exotic pets are extremely rare, and guinea pigs are a local delicacy.  Unpopular local animals (such as yappy dogs or wandering cats) will be poisoned without regret by the neighbors, even if they are normally kept in private yards.


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Rental Demand Continues in Cuenca

Wow. . . This last month has been a bit of a shock to us. We have been busier than expected and even as the show birds head north, rental demand remains hot. We have had record numbers of requests from both new and repeat clients needing our real estate services. While we are not able to take on every client that contacts us (more on that below), we are still helping many people into some of the city’s highest-quality homes.

Our focus on quality helps us shorten the apartment hunt for the clients we are able to help. Finding quality rentals is still possible but even more than in the past, good properties move quickly. It’s the duds that linger, and many people we have spoken to recently know this first hand. Caught in the part time realtor trap, they’ve been shown dozens of sub-par properties. We spoke to a couple the other day who had visited 22(!) unacceptable properties, partially because some realtors will gladly show you properties day in and day out for $10 per hour with no concern about ever finding you the right place. It’s fine if you want a budget real estate tour but awful if you are serious about finding a rental.


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How To Tell If Your Wife Is Cheating On You In Cuenca

Step 1: Visit a number of websites offering real estate in Cuenca

Step 2: Discover your wife in front of a house pictured on another realtors website

Step 3: Accept this as hard evidence she is cheating on you

Step 4: Get a divorce

Alternatively … realize that some people just can’t keep their hands off a good thing, and have stolen multiple pieces of content from your web page.

Hi there! It’s the Cuenca Condos team here, and as you’ve probably figured out, we’re not being 100% serious with this post. What we are 100% serious about is letting you know that we’ve been finding our content and photos all over the web. These are photos that clearly can’t have been taken by anyone else, since we see ourselves reflected in the mirrors and windows, and the Ecuadorian wife standing outside of the house.

We know that the real estate and rental market in Cuenca is hot. A lot of people want a slice of the business … but they aren’t willing to do the work. It’s easier to steal than to do the right thing, and frankly that’s just sad.

We’re living proof that if you provide an honest, ethical service, you can have a good business here in Cuenca. We know not everyone likes us or agrees with the way we do business. That’s fine. We go to bed each night and sleep soundly, knowing we’ve tried our best to do right by our landlords and tenants in a culture that doesn’t always make it easy.

If you are interested in one of our properties and want to work with us, accept no imitations. Contact us directly:

Benjamin Wheeler-Harsh

Phone: 08 085 0174

Email: benjamin@cuencacondos.com

Or reach out to us on our Facebook Page and on Twitter.


The Cuenca Condos Team

“Often Imitated, NEVER Duplicated”

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Rent or Buy in Cuenca?

For most of us, deciding to become an expat in Cuenca is an easy choice.  Great prices, nice people, and year round good weather are all things that are hard to resist.  But moving to Cuenca, Ecuador is only the first of many decisions you will face on the way to establishing your new home abroad.  In this article we will discuss one of the most important decisions you will have to make when you arrive in Cuenca:  Rent . . . or Buy?

The real estate market in Cuenca, Ecuador is very different from real estate markets in the United States or Europe.  You must make sure you have a solid game plan in place so you navigate these new waters safely.

Both the rental and for-sale markets have advantages and disadvantages to you as a new arrival.  Let’s consider some of the Pros and Cons:


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