Ephraim Vashovsky’s Blog

How Much Space Does Your Family Need?

The square footage in homes has just about doubled in the last 60 years. Yet, the average family size has gone down. When a person is in the market for a new home, they need to consider how much space they really need. This can be done by reviewing their lifestyle,...

Rental Laws to be Aware Of

Leasing or renting an apartment is essentially a legal transaction, but that doesn’t mean every property owner obeys every law. By familiarizing yourself with some common laws, you’ll be better prepared to protect your rights. This can make a big...

Protect Your Home from These Common Natural Disasters

Natural disasters seem to increase in frequency. While people can’t do much to prevent them, you can take steps to protect your home. Earthquakes Since earthquakes usually come without warning, preparation consists of sensible home maintenance. If you have any...

Lease Red Flags

Searching for a new apartment can be a frustrating experience and may be even more exhausting than the homebuying process. In addition to looking for an apartment in the right neighborhood and featuring the necessary amenities, you also have to pay attention to the...

Lessons From HOA Horror Stories

There are countless tales of homeowners’ associations taking a draconian stance on policy enforcement, here are just a few highlights of their enforcement at work. A Californian HOA established demanded residents keep their garage doors open from 8 in the...

What Is Renting Like In Tokyo?

As cultures, time zones, languages and cuisines shift, it should only be expected that the processes for renting housing will also change. Except for the ranging prices for better locations and scenery, the renting system in Japan is vastly different from that of the...

Implications of Automating the Mortgage Loan Process

Mortgage lenders are eager to tap into a market flooded with young, first-time buyers and high-income earners. Data from the National Association of Realtors reveals that statistically, the average US homebuyer is most likely to be married, a first-time purchaser, and...

How To Downsize Your Home Successfully

There are several reasons why you might downsize your home, including becoming an empty nester or retiring from your job. If you have lived in a large home for several years, then downsizing your home can seem like a challenge, but it is easier when you plan...

How To Become A Realtor In New York

New York is a diverse state with a vast array of real estate. A realtor can be an exciting and potentially fruitful career option for a resident of the state. That said, there are certain steps those seeking to enter this profession need to take before being...

Differences Between the 2008 Housing Crash and Today

A crash is coming, at least according to some experts, who claim that a steady bull market coupled with increasing volatility might foreshadow another financial crisis. However, an evaluation by Riverfront Investment Group observes that “while longevity and volatility...