forum in 2006, I was asking questions as well. One of my questions was "Can I buy an apartment in Quito for $30K". I received the answer: "No, you cannot, the prices are up, there are no properties for $30K in Quito. Well, I bought my first apartment for $20K in 2007.
Often, their conclusion is that you better stay in your home country.
Of course, it's much more interesting to read "not-so-polite" forums, than courteous ones. So, keep asking, I'll have my fun reading.
Part two: Asking questions on Ecuador expats forums. Young adults in their mid-20s and early 30s asking questions on Ecuador expats forums. Quito, Ecuador. June 2015.
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