Making a list, and checking it twice…
When you do something you’ve never done before, sometimes, you just have to “feel” your way through it.
And it’s one thing to buy a new house, or a car, or change jobs where you are, but when you’re preparing to do all those things in a country 6,000 miles away, the concept takes on a whole new meaning.
Today, Dana and I find ourselves 42 days out from a move that includes all those things and much more.
For the last five months, we’ve worked long-distance with Gary and April Scarborough at www.laspalmasecuador.com to buy property and build a home from the ground up in Puerto Cayo. It’s a matter of days now, before the home is complete, and for the most part, it’s been easier than building a house where we were on site.
Funny thing is, the house building was the easy part. Now, with 42 days and counting…
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This media release was distributed today by Gary & April Scarborough, owners/developers of Las Palmas, Ecuador. Feel free to contact me for more information.
LAS PALMAS ADDS STRATEGIC MARKETING STAFFER
FOR RELEASE: October 8, 2012
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Gary Scarborough – [email protected]
PUERTO CAYO, MANABI, ECUADOR – Las Palmas developers Gary and April Scarborough formalized their targeted efforts to grow and expand Monday with the announcement of Steve Watkins as their new director of Marketing and Brand Development.
Watkins, 46, is a long-time communication and marketing veteran who specializes in brand development and new-media initiatives.
As a part of the Las Palmas team, Watkins will be responsible for brand development and consistency, social media and web management and all advertising initiatives in a campaign promoting the 38-lot Puerto Cayan community.
Gary said the decision to create a formalized structure for Las Palmas promotions is a strategic effort he expects to pay immediate returns. The timing is right to put the development before a global audience of interested expatriates, he said.
“April and I…
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It’s been a while since we’ve received photo updates on our home in Puerto Cayo, Ecuador, so we were thrilled to get a few last night.
Fifty-seven days and counting…
Published today by friends at http://www.southofzero.com
WHAT!!! I apologize to SOZ readers, the House Hunters International episode that aired tonight was not about Ecuador. I’m just as disappointed as you are. We’ll put out an alert when it eventually airs.
TV ALERT – The latest episode of House Hunters International featuring Ecuador premieres tonight on HGTV! This time the crew travels to Puerto Cayo, a quaint fishing village and popular surfing spot located next to Parque Nacional Machalilla. Like many expats that come to Ecuador, Gary and April Scarborough first settled in Cuenca, but after a couple of years decided they wanted to be a little closer to the lifestyle of the local culture. The kids just wanted to live on the beach. Gary, who once owned a construction company in Atlanta, saw an opportunity to contribute to the developing community of Las Palmas. They spent several days filming background in Cuenca and their search…
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Just a reminder to anyone who enjoys House Hunter’s International, or who’s dreamed about a beautiful home on the beach – check out tonight’s show featuring Gary and April Scarborough, two friends we made during a visit to Puerto Cayo, Ecuador last May.
The storyline: Natives of Atlanta, the Scarboroughs owned two thriving businesses in 2008 – a home construction company, and an electrical company. When the economy crashed, they did extensive research on “cheap places to live,” and were consistently pointed in the direction of Cuenca, Ecuador.
Gary, April, and their children, Peyton and Carson, packed up their two dogs and 22 suitcases and headed for a new life in Cuenca. When Gary received the opportunity to build a beachside community in Puerto Cayo, on Ecuador’s Pacific coast, they moved once again to the quaint fishing village of Puerto Cayo.
They live there today, and the development of www.laspalmasecuador is experiencing great success as a first-class expatriate community.
Dana and I know the Scarboroughs and count them as friends and partners, as they are now overseeing the construction of a home we are building in Puerto Cayo. We were sold from Day One.
You can find a story I previously wrote about the Scarborough’s HHI behind-the-scenes experience here: http://wp.me/p2bjEC-Lq