Our friend Amy Pinoargpote sent this note about Salinas Ecuador and House Hunters.
Amy Pinoragote in Salinas on Househunters.
Hi friends and family,
A friend posted the House Hunters International videos on You Tube; the links are below. Part 4 is not working when we try to view it here in Ecuador, due to copyright laws. I am not sure if it will work in the states.
See three ways to earn in Ecuador… or anywhere… below.
Ecuador Living subscribers at JGAM training center in Danish countryside.
#2: Earn with Ecuador Exports.
The next Ecuador Exports Tours is August 31-Sept. 1-2-3-4, 2011
Join the Ecuador Export Tour directed by Bonnie Keough who is actively exporting from Ecuador now.
Meet the artists, designers, creators, craftsmen, wholesalers and visit them in their workshops, homes and markets.
Improve the quality of your life, expand your horizons and reduce the tax you pay as you increase asset protection by having an overseas company and overseas income!
You gain $897 of bonuses FREE when you enroll
The tour’s mission is to help you actually find products that:
#1: Can be sold to easily identified markets.
#2: Can be marked up many times while allowing a fair trade for the indigenous.
#3: Can be imported in a suitcase.
The tour lets you see in a practical way how to achieve the goals taught in the course. See more about Ecuador exports here.
#2: Earn with Ecuador Agriculture.
Agriculture has a bright future and there are few places with as much agricultural potential and diversity as Ecuador. It is not surprising that many readers ask us about Ecuador farmland or agricultural property there.
Here is what Jean Marie Butterlin has explained about the first Ecuador real estate tour he will conduct this October 2011.
The key to living in Ecuador is really in the INCOME part of the equation. How can you generate income without working too hard?
A lot of clients on our real estate tours ask “How can I generate a little income in Ecuador”? I have put together a special plan for those seeking to move and earn in Ecuador now!
Here is the plan and here are the facts:
* Every economist is currently saying that agriculture will be the next place to invest because :
- God is not making more arable land.
- The world is running out of food. China has been buying and leasing arable land all over Africa and in South America for example. A lot of the smart money is going into arable all over the continent.
* Ecuador has some of the cheapest yet best agricultural land in all of South America. The climate is best for growing as well with 365 days a year of direct sunlight. In many parts of Ecuador, farmers can get 3 and even 4 harvests per year, depending on the water available on the property.
* However, most Ecuadorian farmers have not yet learned how to produce and manage a farm. They are lacking higher education and management skills as well as equipment. Some Ecuador farmers still plow with oxen.
There is a great opportunity that lies in this combination of cheap, arable land, the geographical place of Ecuador on the equator and lack of good agronomical skills.
Here is the chance to attend the first agri business expedition, planned for October 17, 18 and 19.
This is a tour for those who want to have an active agricultural business in Ecuador and have $100,000 minimum to invest.
This tour will be conducted over three long, jam packed days to provide you a low cost efficient way to inspect Ecuador agricultural property that is legitimately for sale at a reasonable price.
Day 1 - 9 am to 6 pm: Detailed presentations by agri engineers and specialists of several type of agri businesses. These presentations include costs, types of soils for each type of crop, risk analysis, potential profits, timing, where to find the buyers of crops, introduction to buyers looking for specific crops.
On the tour we look “outside the box” at crops that can for example produce “biofuel”. We’ll look at land where one company in Manta will buy every available crop at market price. We know the owners of that company and you will be introduced to them.
Day 2: Visits farms for sale. Here is one farm we will inspect. This agri property has 203 hectares (507 acres) divided into:
28 hectares (70 cares) of balsa trees. In 5 years these will fetch $30,000 a hectare.
30 hectares (75 acres) of African palm trees in production (the nuts fetch $250 per ton).
- 140 hectares (350 acres) of pasture sufficient for 200 head of cattle or other crops that can produce an excellent return.
- 3 small
and one large river along the property with water availability.
- Close to the main road
- $6600/hectare ($2,640 an acre) asking including a small casita for caretakers.
Day 3: Q&A’s with the agri specialists…with round table discussions. We will break into small groups to discuss in more details each business its costs and potential profits.
We will have inspected and investigated all properties prior paying special attention to three special issues:
* water on site
* access roads
* good port close
We will only show land that has water in Manabi province near Manta the second largest port in Ecuador.
We will have investigated electricity, pricing and title plus will have speakers during breakfast and dinners who will discuss these issues and the legal matters pertaining to agri businesses in Ecuador.
These experts will be available for consulting during the tour and later… covering technical matters on which crops are best suited for each soil and what times of the year are best for planting and harvest. The tour pays special attention to reviewing the marketing aspect of each crop and where to find buyers.
We use our contacts with local people were born in the area… who know the land owners… who know what the “market” price should be and we do not show farmland where the seller is asking an unrealistic price or if there are any doubts about ownership or clear title.
We also provide administration, accounting and legal consultants who will answer questions about owning and running a company in Ecuador, a civil code country and very different from the US and Canada which run on common law.
Optional Day 4 and 5: residential real estate tour of the mid coast from Manta to Cojimies.
Included in the tour fee:
* Agri engineers who can help you start your business, provide services and the follow up.
* Legal experts in incorporation, administration accounting etc..
* Experts in marketing agricultural crops.
Although we do not advise being absentee owner, we can provide all the services needed to run the business with our agricultural team.
If your agricultural knowledge is limited, we have the experts who will help you through the learning curve.
The big Question is “How much can someone make in agri business in Ecuador?”
The Answer: We will not show any businesses that do not produce on a regular basis at least 10% net return. Many agri businesses you will see can pay off land costs within 1 to 2 years.
Arrival date is October 15 in Quito. Travel to Manta and Bahia October 16, 2011.
Travel back to Quito on October 20th. (or October 22 if real estate tour option is added).
Included in the price are all local transportation including domestic airfare from Quito to Manta and lodging. Meals are not included.
2 day Ecuador residential real estate option $299/single $499/couple;
Tour Plus Extension Single $2,289
Tour Plus Extension Couple $3,489
You may decide to take the option during the agri expedition.
For efficiency and logistics, this tour is strictly limited to 16 people… 4 persons per four wheel drive vehicle.
You may subscribe to the free Bahia report here if a form appears below or visit http://www.ecuadorliving.com/free-bahia-report.