Ephraim Vashovsky’s Blog

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...

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...