Steven  Maislin

Steven Maislin


RE/MAX Realtron Realty Inc., Brokerage*

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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.


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.

What I can do as an SRES, Seniors Real Estate Specialist.

I am a SRES, Seniors Real Estate Specialist. If you are a baby boomer and/or have ageing parents with housing transitions in the near future, I can help. From recommendations to help clients Age in Place, to guiding them patiently through the process of preparing and selling a home.
Watch this video for a more information and call me.

Moving to Toronto: Wheelchair Assistance Contact Numbers

City of Toronto Social Services dial 211
Toronto Community Housing Corp                 416-981-5500
Toronto city subsidy housing assistance        416-397-7400
TTC Wheeltrans                                             416-393-4111
Housing Help Centre Woodgreen Housing    416-645-6000 Ext 2529

Coming soon, another costly burden on harried homeowners — mandatory energy audits

Green groups are lobbying for the $400-$600 audit to be a requirement for every house on the market — for Ontario residents, it is soon to be a harsh reality.

Earlier this month a coalition of environmental advocacy groups headlined by the Pembina Institute released a set of 10 demands directed towards the federal and provincial governments regarding the construction industry. The group says these changes are necessary if Canada is to reach its overly-ambitious (some might say impossible) 2030 targets under the Paris climate change agreement.

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