Beware of International Living! This could happen to you! I detest the greedy real estate developers and abhor International Living because they present living abroad as a paradise and misrepresent the truth of what it is really like to live abroad. Follow the money trail before attending any of their expensive conferences or meeting with any of their real estate developers. This is tragic. Thanks to my friend Lisa for keeping us informed about what is happening in El Matal along the coast of Ecuador.
El Matal/Jama Ecuador – You have witnessed (via photos and posts) the Pacific Ocean slowly devouring the front line at El Matal. We have watched the ocean crack the swimming pool – and then take more bites with each high tide at Pat Godkin’s home. I am pleased to introduce you to Pat via a story she wrote in September. Here’s Pat:
Is it too risky to invest in Ecuador?
One retiree’s cautionary tale
As a single woman with no pension, I was understandably nervous about retiring early and building my beachfront dream home in a foreign country.
Over the years, I had casually researched several countries, mostly in South America because of the affordable beachfront, great weather (below the hurricane belt!), breathtaking scenery and wonderful people.
As I neared retirement age, I decided to attend a…
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