Steven  Maislin

Steven Maislin

Broker, Certified Specialist IRES, ABR, SRS, SRES, RENE

RE/MAX Realtron Realty Inc, Brokerage *

Mobile:
416-518-7701
Office:
416-782-8882
Email Me
Steven  Maislin

Steven Maislin

Broker, Certified Specialist IRES, ABR, SRS, SRES, RENE

RE/MAX Realtron Realty Inc, Brokerage *

Mobile:
416-518-7701
Office:
416-782-8882
Email Me

Steven Maislin's blog

Is it a real estate agent’s ethical duty to authenticate buyers?

Is it a real estate agent’s ethical duty to authenticate buyers?

Sometimes, it takes a nanny cam to hit home. Picture the scene that took place last week in Woodinville, Washington. It might as well be your hometown.

Two people walk into a master bedroom. They appear to be in their early 30s and well-dressed. As the woman begins to rifle through the dresser draws, the man takes to the nightstand.

They are alone.

Be prepared for a new round of mortgage rule changes.

Be prepared for a new round of rule changes.  The government may be announcing new stricter rules for mortgage qualifications.  Among the rules changes, 2 major changes are that now all mortgages insured or not insured must be qualified at the qualifying rate.  The 2nd rule change is that the government will be disallowing bundled mortgage. 

How better commercial property tax management can mitigate risk and strengthen investment performance

02 Introduction

03 Key Findings

04 The Current State of Property Tax Analysis

06 Lack of Tools and Resources Impacting

Underwriting and Investment Strategy

08 Creating Value with Improved Tax Analytics

09 Recommendations

09 Conclusion

 

 

02  Report Themes

1. Unlike most operating costs, taxes cannot be shopped around, negotiated or

lowered through contracts, but there are established processes to manage them.

5 new features worth checking out on iOS11

iOS 11 has new multitasking features, an improved Siri and customizable Control Center. Video provided by Newsy Newslook

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif — You don't have to go out and spend $700 on a swanky new iPhone. 

The latest mobile operating system upgrade, iOS 11, was released Tuesday, and it has "hundreds" of new features, according to Apple. 

Here are 5 worth checking out, today.

ONTARIO TO INCREASE PENALTIES FOR DISTRACTED, CARELESS DRIVERS


The provincial government is moving to increase the penalties for distracted and careless drivers.

If legislation is passed, a first offence for driving distracted would see your licence suspended for three days. Fines which are currently in the $300-$1000 range would go up to $500-$1000. There would be higher monetary and demerit point penalties for second and third offences.

The government is proposing higher penalties for drivers who don't yield to cyclists.

10 things you can do to make your tech ventures run smoother

We use a lot of technology in our businesses and in our lives, and there are a few things we can do to make it go a little smoother:

New Rent Control Rules REALTORS® Need to Know

With the introduction of the Ontario's Fair Housing Plan back in April 2017, several measures included in the 16-point plan focused on the rental housing market, becoming Bill 124, the Rental Fairness Act, 2017.

One of the most controversial stipulations of Bill 124 relates to evictions. REALTORS® need to be aware that as of September 1, 2017, when a landlord ends a tenancy for personal use of the rental unit (for themselves or family member), landlords must provide one month's rent to the tenant or offer the tenant another acceptable rental unit.

September Dear Friend News Letter

September 2017

Dear Friend,

There is a lot of misinformation in the real estate market these days. The confusion is created by the fact that we have different markets in different areas of the city and yet people are trying to have a general statement over the whole marketplace. Imagine, it’s like having a one size fits all bathrobe that can fit a five-foot person or six-foot person. Yes, it fits but not really well. That’s the problem with general statements.

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