Steven  Maislin

Steven Maislin

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

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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.

INDOORS

When the property is damaged after the offer:

Real estate transactions depend upon good faith between buyers and sellers. Unfortunately, sellers don’t always extend this courtesy during a real estate trade. In particular, RECO sometimes hears from buyers who are very upset when they discover on moving day that the home they purchased was altered or damaged after their offer was accepted.

As of June 15, how the real estate industry conducts business in British Columbia

As of June 15, how the real estate industry conducts business in British Columbia is going to change...and it's going to be ridiculous.

Wait, what?

SHOULD AGENTS BE PRESENT DURING A BANK APPRAISAL ?

While I can't find anything in the Act or any Board Rules and Regulations regarding Agent's presence during an appraisal...

In today’s market where Banks are getting tougher and tougher, I don't think it hurts to attend at the Appraisal. I feel as an agent; I would want to be at the appraisal for the following reasons.

1) I would want to be available in person for any questions

2) I would want a conversation with the appraiser about the property; it's condition, upgrades and how it was marketed.

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