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For Sale – Cuenca Colonial House

Hard to find property located in downtown Cuenca, Ecuador.

Cuenca is perhaps Ecuador’s most beautiful city… one of the favorite choices of expats.  The four  photos below from skyscraperlife.com shows why.

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One’s impression of Cuenca when viewed from afar is orderly and clean and beautiful colonial rooftops!

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Up close… one feels stately and…

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colonial.

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Though there are many beautiful old colonial buildings in Cuenca, they are rarely on the market.

This Cuenca real estate listing has almost 10,000 square feet… 10 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. It also has 2 commercial stores which produce rental income.

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This colonial building could easily be converted to small condos.

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There is 9,800 sq feet of construction and some land behind the building.  The building was built of adobe hundreds of years ago.  The asking price is $140,000.

For Sale – Brand New Cuenca Ecuador Home

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This listing is a brand new home located close to Puertas del Sol which is a very desirable neighborhood bordering on the Tomebamba River. It’s just a few bocks away from shopping centers and banks and is within walking distance of downtown.

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It’s located on a corner lot and is 2 floors with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.  The kitchen has granite countertops and features a separate dining room, living room and a nice size garage.

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This Cuenca Ecuador house also has an office in the first floor and a BBQ in the back yard. All the cabinets and closets are hard wood.  The asking price for this Cuenca house for sale is $110,000.

For Sale – Cuenca Ecuador Condos

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This is a project which is under construction and is only a few months from completion. The developer has funded the entire project out of pocket and wants to sell two units before completion.

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Every side of this building has a fantastic view and it’s located in a peaceful and quiet  area close to the river as well as close to downtown.

OPTION A (FACES DOWNTOWN)

CONSTRUCION:  1581 Square feet
3 BEDROOMS
3 FULL BATHROOMS
PRICE: FROM FLOOR 1 TO FLOOR 6 = $124,950.

FLOORS 7 AND 8 = $132,300. These prices do not include parking, but you can buy 1 to 4 underground spaces  for $38 sq ft.

OPTION B (FACES EL CAJAS NATIONAL PARK)
CONSTRUCION: 1646 Square Feet
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
PRICE: FLOOR 1 TO 6 = $130,000
FLOORS 7 AND 8 = $137,700
PARKING  SAME AS OPTION A

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For Sale – Houses in Resort in the Paute Valley.

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Paute Valley

About 35-40 minutes from downtown Cuenca there is a quaint town called Paute.

Paute is known as a garden spot and is where we purchase most of our plants and flowers.

In a valley about 10 minutes before reaching the town is a very special community and resort called Uzhupud.

Uzhupud means “Hot Chili Pepper Valley”. This name gracefully combines two native languages: Uzhu which in Quichua means hot chili pepper, and Pud which in Cañari means plain, flat, and wide place.

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Since around the end of colonial times, the Hacienda Uzhupud belonged to the Muñoz-Cárdenas family, grandparents of Francisco Febres Cordero y Muñoz (1854-1910). He spent his childhood and young adulthood at this place. As time went by, in 1984, during the papacy of Pope Juan Pablo II, he became the Santo Hermano Miguel of the Catholic Church. In 1870 his relatives Vintimilla-Muñoz bought Uzhupud from the Muñoz-Cárdenas family. As you can see this property has a long and colorful history.

Over time some of the land was sold off, but the original hacienda has been preserved and is now one of the best resorts in the area featuring amenities like horseback riding, a swimming pool, high cuisine, open air dining areas, lush gardens and more.

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Hostalria Uzhupud

Naturally locals were attracted to the area and the resort. Throughout the 80’s and 90’s homes were built by wealthy people from the surrounding areas and it became one of the best kept real estate secrets.

Today the secret has been broken and 5 homes are being released to the market in a gated community with Spanish architecture. Each home has absolutely gorgeous views of the mountains and the Paute River that flows all the way to the Amazon River. Each home features high ceilings, open areas, large bedrooms and baths, outdoor patios and more. The development will have a common swimming pool only for the 5 homes; BBQ and picnic area and a community fruit and vegetable garden.

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House #1 and #2 are 1,507 square feet and are $135,000.

House #3 is 1,076 Square feet and is $145,000.

House #4 and #5 are 1,215 square feet and are $155,000.

For Sale – 10 minutes from downtown Cuenca is a 4089 square foot home sitting on 1.7 acres

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The yard has been beautifully landscaped.

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This house is loaded with options including, 2 living rooms, 2 dining rooms, 4 baths, 3 walk-in closets, a caretaker’s cottage, outdoor barbeque and picnic area and a greenhouse. The owners are relocating to Quito and are willing to provide some financing. Asking price is $230,000.

See this house on the next Cuenca Real Estate Tour

3 bedroom / 2.5 bath Cuenca house that is only 2 years old

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This house is in Puertas del Sol which is a very desirable area just minutes from downtown and bordered by the Tomebamba River

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As you can see it’s in a gated community, is on 3 levels and is only a few blocks from a well stocked farmer’s market called Coopera which sells a number of organic items at unbelievably low prices.

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The kitchen has a modern European feel and the house also has an attic that can be finished and used as a studio or another bedroom. The asking price is…

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$95,000.

Two delightful new properties located in Gualaceo 35 minutes from Cuenca.

The first is located on the hills above the town and has great views. Units are 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths

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This small town of 40,000 people has the most a beautiful river in the Province called the Santa Barbara.

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Where there is a river you find bridges, and there are several very old scenic examples along with a daily farmer’s market, shoe factories as well as hospitals and spas.

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There are six 1240 sq ft units available at $62,000. This works out to only $50.00 per sq ft. for 3 bedrooms & 2 ½ baths plus a laundry room.

The second project, which is being built by the same developer, has slightly larger houses with four bedrooms.

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These condos are closer to town and within easy walking distance to the river and the farmer’s market. Price per sq ft is the same and at 1620 sq ft the price is $81,000. There are seven units still available.

Great buy close to the Incan Ruins minutes from downtown Cuenca and convenient to hospitals and shopping. The building is called Mayanpura which is a quichua word meaning between 2 rivers. In this case the rivers are the Tarqui and the Yanuncay.

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Of the original fourteen units there are two left which are in the upper floors so have views to Mount Turi and the cityscape. The condos have 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and are 1280 sq. ft. Asking price – $93,500.

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Condo in a building called Pucara. Three minutes from Plaza Las Americas where you will find a US quality supermarket called SuperMaxi which has many familiar brands as well as lots of local items. They have a great seafood section as well as gourmet cheeses and all of the usual suspects found in a major supermarket. There is also a store called Sukasa in the same plaza which is the local equivalent of Bed, Bath & Beyond but it also has appliances and electronics.

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The unit that is available is just over 1700 sq. ft. and has 2 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths plus a maid’s quarters with it’s own bedroom and bath. If you don’t want a live-in maid, the space can be used as a 3rd bedroom or an office.

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There are 2 covered parking spaces.

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the asking price is $105,000.

Cuenca 10 unit gated community. Two townhouses.  The 1600 sq ft 3BR, 3 bath units have solid wood cabinetry, doors and windows and feature an open floor plan connecting the living area, dining room and kitchen. These units are within walking distance of supermarkets, shopping malls and some great restaurants for which Cuenca is renown.

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interior.

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Asking price $89,900.

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