Ephraim Vashovsky’s Blog

The Most Beautiful US Cities to Live In

There are many cities across the United States in which to live. They all offer numerous possibilities regarding dining, shopping and accommodation options. Often times there are art galleries and museums to explore. However, not all have amazing landscapes in the...

The Most Affordable Cities to Live In

With skyrocketing costs of living and sluggish wages, the search is on for affordable cities. College students, working professionals, couples, families, and retirees demand thriving cities where the dollar stretches further. While affordable living covers every...

What is Renting Like in Paris?

Living in Paris is like an exciting adventure. This biggest city in France houses over 2 million people who live in districts that are called arrondissements. Buildings in these neighborhoods often date back to the 19th century, and neighborhoods maintain a...

Is Your House Eco-Upgradable?

Many people buy a home to have a safe, beautiful place to call their own. They may decorate the interior exactly as they’d like and even change the architecture to suit their needs. However, one aspect many people disregard is eco-friendliness. While this may not be...

Differences Between Old and New Homes

When it comes to owning a home, the age of your house ultimately determines how much time and energy you spend maintaining it. Over time, upgrades and remodeling will be necessary to improve the quality of the building. When you’re looking to purchase a home,...

Tips for Making a Low Offer for a House

When it comes to shopping around for a house, staying within your budget is essential to ensure that you can afford the property. Once you find your dream home, you can make a lower offer to avoid spending more on the house. If you want to ensure that your low offer...

Big Red Flags in an Apartment

Hunting for an apartment is not an easy pursuit. It involves judging the merit of a potential new home via just a walk-through. The place needs to fit your budget and location, preferably with a layout that suits your tastes and needs. While there is no flawless...

Should I Live in a Condo?

Living in a house of your own is part of the American Dream, but it’s not the ideal lifestyle for many Americans. There are tons of other options for living, from apartments to tiny houses and more. One residence many people are considering is a condo. Condo living...

Pros and Cons of Modular Homes

It’s no shock that buying a traditional home is a fantasy for many, but not a reality. Interest rates and listing prices are climbing higher, and salaries have not kept up. Instead of buying into the “bigger house, better life” dream, many people are faced with making...

How Colors Affect Real Estate

While the associations we ascribe to different colors are often culturally conditioned, many recent studies have found that the majority of people subconsciously respond to colors in remarkably similar ways. Expert realtors know this fact and exploit it to the best of...