Showing posts with label $250 unfurnished. Show all posts
Showing posts with label $250 unfurnished. Show all posts

10 Warning Signs You Might Be Paying Too Much for Rent in Cuenca Ecuador? Updated 2016

Some of you might think you got a great deal on your rental and maybe you have. However, we know that many expats in Ecuador are overpaying for their rental house or apartment. So consider the list below to see if you may be getting gringoed on your rent.
  1. You procured your rental through an English speaking/ Ecuadorian real estate agent or online.  
  2. You asked for any one of these amenities in your new place: views 2) elevator 3) by the river 4) near shopping 5) walk to Supermaxi.6) yard 7) a detached house.
  3. You took the first price that was quoted and did not negotiate.
  4. Your new place is a furnished one bedroom suite. (Tourist rental) 
  5. Your landlord raised the rent after one year. (Illegal in Ecuador)
  6. You paid two or three months rent upfront. (The locals do not do this)
  7. You compared the Ecuadorian rental price to what you WERE PAYING in the u.s.
  8. You brought your u.s standards of living with you.
  9. You simply don’t care how much your rent is.
  10. You’re paying more than $400 (now new gringo rate $600 to $1200 for a house) for an unfurnished 3-bedroom 3-bath house, or you are paying more than $350 for 3 bedroom 3 bath apartment that does not have 24 hour security or elevator.
None of these are a guarantee that you are getting gringoed, but we think you should use it as a gauge to see if perhaps you just might be over-paying for rent.  

Note: There are many variables that go into the price of a rental including but not limited to, whether bldg. has an elevator, square footage, foreign owners or local owners, etc. etc.  Houses have higher rents than apartments.

See our videos of beautiful homes in Cuenca for between $250 and $400!!              
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2 Awesome Cuenca Rentals Available Today! - $350 & $300

1. The first one we have for you today is a new, elegant and spacious apartment on the first floor. Living room, kitchen area open, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Master bath has a bathtub. This  apartment is conveniently located a few blocks from Ave of the Americas close to Bella Vista. Asking $350
Living, diving, kitchen
Master bath

Street view
2. Smaller cozy, newer house 100M (1100’) with small, private yard. 3 bedrooms and 2-1/2 baths – located in great west side location off of Ordonez Lasso area. Parking space for one car in front of house. $300

Private yard
Living room

These homes are available as of today! We work hard to find you the best value deals according to size, location and price. If you are interested in a rental abroad, take a look at our Assistance Packages and choose the one that fits your needs; Then tell us what you want and need in a rental, and we'll provide the priceless protection for your smooth transition abroad from Gringo Good Samaritans.