Are you looking for real estate in Ecuador?
In this post, you’ll find 6 sources of Ecuador real estate – that don’t involve individual real estate companies.
Even if you decide to use a real estate agent, it is important that you know the market.
- What are other properties selling for?
- What’s the price difference between downtown and just out-of-town?
- What features are standard? Extra?
- Is there a difference in English and Spanish real estate listings?
These sites will help.
How to Find Ecuador Real Estate
Here are six sites that you can use to find real estate across Ecuador. They are listed because they publish both private and agency listings. They are all searchable by city, province, type of property and price. There are more than 30,000 unique listings available across these six sites.
Are we missing one? Please share it in the comments below.
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6 Sites For Real Estate in Ecuador
Fair warning: These sites are like going down the rabbit hole. It is very easy to lose hours (even days) looking at all the options and dreaming about your new place. In preparing this post, I spent hours just looking and dreaming – and we aren’t even in the market for a place. There are some amazing places available.
Ready to get started? Lets go!
1) Craigslist – Quito (Covers all of Ecuador)
This strong classifieds site has one version for all of Ecuador. The Quito sub-domain covers the whole country. In the top right corner you can choose from either English or Spanish. This is a good site for seeing the latest properties available. You can check new listings every day – and know that they are still available. Some real estate sites keep expired ads up just to have something to show.
Along with the typical classifieds categories (community, services, for sale and jobs) there is a strong housing category. Housing covers the following sub-categories:
- apts / housing
- housing swap
- housing wanted
- office / commercial
- parking / storage
- real estate for sale
- rooms / shared
- sublets / temporary
- vacation rentals
So while it does cover the whole country, and will require some sorting, it is very active. Today there were 19 new listings just under the housing category, with many of them in English (or translated into English).
One of the stronger real estate sites in Ecuador with 22,000+ listings. The search feature is strong and easy to sort. There are just four search fields on the homepage: location (zone, city, province or project), type of property (house, apartment, land, commercial or other), type (rent, sell, transfer or vacation) and price (with a sliding scale). As each variable is chosen, the number of matching properties automatically adjusts.
This is one of my favorites for searching and dreaming…
This is second only to PlusValia in selection of real estate in Ecuador. When this post published, the site listed almost 6,000 Ecuador real estate listings. Vive1.com covers all sectors and cities in the country.
The following is a partial list of the cities/regions represented on the site (and the number of real estate listings in brackets). The first number are properties for sale. The second number are rentals available.
- Ambato (41) (2)
- Atacames (20) (6)
- Atuntáqui (9) (1)
- Bahia Caraquez (16) (3)
- Cotacachi (2) (0)
- Cuenca (800) (66)
- Guayaquil (386) (120)
- Loja (34) (0)
- Manta (45) (14)
- Mindo (4) (0)
- Playas (3) (1)
- Quito (2687) (958)
- Riobamba (13) (1)
- Salinas (26) (7)
- Santa Elena (5) (2)
- Vilcabamba (1) 1)
- Yunguilla Valley (7) (0)
Total Listings on Vive1.com: 5,844 (For Sale: 4,579) (For Rent: 1,265)
The categories are divided as follow:
- Residential [Vivienda]
- Land [Terrenos]
- Commercial [Comercial]
- Rural [Rurales]
- Buildings [Edificio]
- Industrial [Industrial]
- Tourism [Turismo]
This general classifieds site includes a real estate section. You can also find furniture, home furnishings and automobiles here. Covers all of Ecuador.
This site seems to be more private sellers – which means you might find better deals. It is almost exclusively Spanish. The search feature is very good. I like this site because the great photos provided by most vendors.
Each major city has at least one daily paper. By checking the local classifieds of the area you are interested in, you can save lots of time in searching. Find homes in the area of Ecuador where you want to live.
This option is going to take a little more time. There are 30+ daily papers in Ecuador. To help, we’ve created this listing of all the daily papers. To find real estate listings, visit the specific newspaper, click on “Clasificados” and then search for either “bienes raíces” or “inmuebles”. From there, you can sort based on province, type of real estate and and sale or rental.
Find Ecuador real estate in local newspapers.
InmoEcuador.com is one of 13 country-based real estate sites run by InmoMundo.com. Other countries include: Bolivia, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, España (Spain), Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay and Túnez (Tunisia – North Africa).
While the whole country is covered, it has less properties than some of the other sites. As I write this post, it has 62 listings for Ecuador. I included this in the list with the hope that it will grow over time.
Another site that I have played with is El Portal. As I wrote this post, it had just 9 listings (which is kind of useless). The majority of listings are for sale, but there are some rentals. Covers all of Ecuador.
There you have it. Six huge resources for finding real estate in Ecuador.
Now it’s your turn
What sites and sources do you use to find real estate in Ecuador? Please share your tips and experiences in the comments below!