Steven Maislin's blog
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
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
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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