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Ross E. Buck
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  • Playas de Rosarito, B.C.
  • Mexico
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John K. Glaab, CIPS and Ross E. Buck are now friends
Aug 25, 2011
Ross E. Buck commented on Carol Billups's blog post Living in Los Cabos: Buyer Beware (A Gentle Reminder)
"Hi Carol from Rosarito Beach.  After six years of "in the trenches" experience in closing real estate transactions, First Title Services created a program to help both Sellers and Seller's agents verify to potential buyers and…"
Aug 25, 2011
Ross E. Buck posted a blog post

10 Painful Real Estate Mistakes made by Foreigners in Mexico

Learn how to keep from making the same mistakes other foreigners have made in Mexico when buyer or selling real estate.  1. Real Estate brains are left at the border2. Believe they are still in the US3. Doesn’t register the sale when the Seller is carrying paper4. Purchase property that is not saleable5. Doesn’t work with a professional team6. Register the title to their property in the name of a Mexican National7. Doesn’t…See More
Aug 25, 2011
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Carol Billups left a comment for Ross E. Buck
"¡Feliz Cumpleaños! from Cabo San Lucas, hope you have a great day!"
Nov 11, 2009
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Nov 11, 2009
Ross E. Buck replied to Ross E. Buck's discussion Disclose or Don't Disclose . . . that is the question. in the group Real Estate Professionals
"It's great to see others out there working hard to improve the overall Real Estate Industry of Mexico. I brought up the idea to our association that we should create a reference guide for members that discusses all of the "known…"
Jun 26, 2009
John K. Glaab, CIPS replied to Ross E. Buck's discussion Disclose or Don't Disclose . . . that is the question. in the group Real Estate Professionals
"Since 1991, The Settlement Company has been delivering courses to investors and the real estate industry in B.C.S. One of the themes has been "Full Disclosure." Members of AMPI nationwide swear to uphold a code of ethics patterned after…"
Jun 26, 2009
Carol Billups replied to Ross E. Buck's discussion Disclose or Don't Disclose . . . that is the question. in the group Real Estate Professionals
"Of course it's a matter of ethics, but unfortunately not everyone sees 'ethics' in the same way. And AMPI, although a help, is not 100% effective. Politics and influence, you know. Maybe the wrong thing to say on the web, but they do…"
Jun 25, 2009
Karen Stewart replied to Ross E. Buck's discussion Disclose or Don't Disclose . . . that is the question. in the group Real Estate Professionals
"I totally agree with you. It is exciting to see how things are changing in Mexico for the better for we AMPI members. There is so much more accurate information out there telling our clients about the positive realities of buying property in Mexico.…"
Jun 25, 2009
Mercy Stirling de Duenas replied to Ross E. Buck's discussion Disclose or Don't Disclose . . . that is the question. in the group Real Estate Professionals
"I think it is an ETHICAL issue - and as members of AMPI we need to be the example! Anything that you know FIRST HAND about a property - or there is even a QUESTION about it - you have the duty as the agent to INVESTIGATE and inform your client. And…"
Jun 25, 2009
Carol Billups replied to Ross E. Buck's discussion Disclose or Don't Disclose . . . that is the question. in the group Real Estate Professionals
"Transparency is what most of us are working towards, but unfortunately there are those who will say or do anything to make a deal. That makes it difficult to say the least when you're representing the buyer. You'd like to think these folks…"
Jun 25, 2009
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Jun 25, 2009
Pam Brame replied to Ross E. Buck's discussion Disclose or Don't Disclose . . . that is the question. in the group Real Estate Professionals
"Transparency is the key, educating your clients of all aspects of buying and selling in Mexico. Here is San Carlos Sonora Mexico, we now have a Home Inspection Company who does home inspections for the buyers or sellers. They give a great printed…"
Jun 25, 2009
Ross E. Buck added a discussion to the group Real Estate Professionals
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Disclose or Don't Disclose . . . that is the question.

This is a topic that has gathered a lot of momentum in Baja Norte over the past few years. One of my many goals is to help Mexico to have a transparent Real Estate Industry. To me that means that foreigners that purchase property here would have as similar of experience as they would have in buying property where they come from. That being said, I'm curious what your thoughts are on the topic and what has already been done in your area to help Buyers be "Educated Buyers" that are able to make…See More
Jun 25, 2009

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Do you live in the Mexico, the US or Canada
Mexico
What city and state
Playas de Tijuana, Baja California
If in Mexico, how long have you resided there?
3 years
Tell us about yourself, type of business, last employment
I am the President of First Title Services, a full service, title, escrow and closing company that focuses on providing safe, cost effective and efficient Real Estate transactions to foreigners in Mexico.

I have been in the Real Estate industry for the past 20 years and prior to running my business in Mexico I worked at First American Title for 11 years.

I am the President of the Rosarito Beach Real Estate Association (AMPI) and actively work to help standardize the industry so that consumers can have better buying and selling experiences in Mexico.
Do you have any websites for your business or websites you would like to refer someone?
http://www.1sttitleservices.com
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10 Painful Real Estate Mistakes made by Foreigners in Mexico

Learn how to keep from making the same mistakes other foreigners have made in Mexico when buyer or selling real estate. 

 

1. Real Estate brains are left at the border

2. Believe they are still in the US

3. Doesn’t register the sale when the Seller is carrying paper

4. Purchase property that is not saleable

5. Doesn’t work with a professional team

6. Register the…

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At 3:16pm on November 11, 2009, Carol Billups said…
¡Feliz Cumpleaños! from Cabo San Lucas, hope you have a great day!
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