Any informed decision requires a look at the big picture. How an economy is fairing has a lot of impact on what home prices are doing. In the case of Ecuador the economic picture looks good. Unemployment remains low compared with most countries in the region, GDP is increasing at a steady 3%-4%, and the national debt remains manageable. The countries main exports – oil, bananas, flowers and cocoa, and various other fruits and vegetables – remain in demand. Nothing is ever certain, but the economic future of Ecuador looks solid.