Steven  Maislin

Steven Maislin

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

RE/MAX Realtron Realty Inc, Brokerage *

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Here are 44 discovery questions you need to address with your Realtor when buying a home

  1. Why are you looking to buy a home?
  2. Do you want a new home?
  3. Are you working with another agent at the moment?
  4. Where is your ideal place to live?
  5. Would you like to be a customer or a client? To become a client, you need to sign a buyer’s representative contract.
  6. Do you know what your price range is?
  7. Will you be able to pay with cash or will you need financing?
  8. Do you need a lender recommendation?
  9. What is your top 5 feature requirements in your new home?

The feud-free way to co-own a cottage with your family

Co-owning a cottage with family members usually happens through an inheritance, but for Stephen Warden and his parents, it was an intentional purchase.

Mr. Warden has always wanted a cottage of his own since visiting his grandparents’ cottage as a kid. “I remember it like it was yesterday. I love the water. I could be on the water every day,” says Mr. Warden, whose wife is also a cottage enthusiast, along with their two kids, ages 5 and 8.

5 Things to know about Kitec Plumbing

When a status certificate for a condominium buyer says that the unit contains Kitec plumbing, it will raise a red flag, especially when this was not disclosed to the buyer in advance. Here are five things to know about Kitec plumbing and how to prepare when buying or selling a condominium.

  1. Is Kitec a problem?

Canadian home sales expected to fall 11% this year

 

Canadian resale housing activity is seen dropping by 11 percent this year amid the fallout from tighter mortgage rules, high prices and supply issues, a national real estate group says. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)

Home sales in Canada are projected to slide by 11 percent this year, according to a new forecast by a national real estate group.

Who sets new homes prices, the market or developers?

  • A frequent talking point among southwestern Ontario new condominium and apartment developers this year is the sharp increase in construction costs.

Ben Myers operates the boutique residential real estate advisory firm Bullpen Research & Consulting Inc.

Buying a home shouldn't give you grey hair.

Buying a house is a huge decision that can send you on a roller coaster of emotions. However, proper preparation and working with a knowledgeable REALTOR® can go a long way towards reducing the stress that comes with this big purchase.

Buying a home shouldn't give you grey hair.

Buying a house is a huge decision that can send you on a roller coaster of emotions. However, proper preparation and working with a knowledgeable REALTOR® can go a long way towards reducing the stress that comes with this big purchase.

June 2018, Dear Friend

Dear Friend,

The Toronto Real Estate Board reported 7,834 sales through TREB’s MLS® System in May 2018. Not a bad month, but a little bit off the 8,500 sales that I had predicted. The average price increased slightly, and as of the end of May, stands at $785,822, down 4.5% from 2017’s year-end average price of $822,622.

Your Commercial Buying Checklist

I can help you at each stage of the process from finding your commercial space to finalizing the transaction. Some critical steps are outlined below to assist you as you start working with me as your commercial REALTOR®.

1. PROPERTY SEARCH

2. ZONING & FEES

TOP TIPS FOR A SUMMER-READY HOME

With summer just around the corner, now is a great time to get your home in top shape for the months ahead. Whatever your weather, caring for your home now will help to ensure a worry-free, comfortable summer. Follow a few of these tips each week and enjoy the rest of the season knowing that your home is in good shape.

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