Steven  Maislin

Steven Maislin


RE/MAX Realtron Realty Inc., Brokerage*

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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®.




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.


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?


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.

Status certificates revisited in recent court ruling - How can a condominium corporation disclose what it doesn't know?

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision sheds some more light on the effect of the failure to disclose certain declaration violations in a status certificate issued by a condominium corporation. Unfortunately, as discussed below, the decision also raises some difficult questions for condominiums, managers and unit owners, which can be summarized as “how can you disclose what you do not know?”

What are the top considerations of luxury home sellers? HINT: Price is #2 on the list. So, what's #1?

Every day, RE/MAX Sales Associates across Canada work with luxury buyers who are searching for their dream home, and luxury sellers who are looking to transition into the next chapter of their lives.

I reached out to our RE/MAX Influencers—a panel consisting of RE/MAX Sales Associates from throughout Canada—to find out the top concerns of luxury buyers and sellers.

Buyers’ Top Concern – Location


Today I want to take a tangent and discuss real estate — specifically real estate agents. I have a good family friend that is looking to buy their first home, and their experience hasn't been easy. That's not to say that buying real estate is ever easy, but dealing with a real estate agent should be easy. That's what they're there for!

Mandatory Provincial Residential Tenancy Agreement

 As part of Ontario's Fair Housing Plan and Rental Fairness Act, the provincial government is introducing a new standard lease that will be mandatory for private residential leases signed on or after April 30, 2018, including tenancies in single and semi-detached houses, apartment buildings, rented condominiums and secondary suites (such as basement apartments).

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