Sheryl Volk's Blog Posts

Pet Owners Guide To Home Automation

Many people know home automation provides benefits to humans. With connected devices such as smart thermostats, cameras, locks and light bulbs, people can now live in more comfort, safety,

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Identity Theft

Identity theft is defined as the fraudulent possession and use of an individual's private, identifying information for financial gain. Unless the proper precautions are taken, anyone can be at—

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Jan 2 2018 19494 1

Millennials are not the only generation preferring proximity to restaurants and retail.Americans born between the mid-1920s up until 1945—the “Silent Generation”—are also on the lookout for

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Dec 26 2017 19494 1

As 2017 comes to an end and 2018 begins, and if you are looking for a house, you might be down to the wire. Should you go all in and purchase now or wait until the spring?There are 

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Home Sales

INFO THAT HITS US WHERE WE LIVE... Last week saw three housing market reports that surprised to the upside. Existing Home Sales shot up 5.6% in November, to a 5.81 million annual

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New Homes Sales

New-home sales rose in October, with sales of new, single-family homes up 18.7 percent to 685,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The

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Oct 10 2017 19494 1

Confidence in housing again met an all-time high in September in the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI), propelled by optimism from buyers, including renters. The HPSI overall posted

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Trendy Home Decorating Ideas

The comfort level of your home is significantly influenced by the design of the interior setting.It's important that you decorate with the latest trends to create a modern contemporary setting that

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Palm Beach County Home Prices

Palm Beach County home prices reached their highest level in nearly a decade in June, when the median price of houses sold by Realtors rose to $345,000.The typical sale price jumped nearly 8

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Jun 5 2017 19494 1

Home prices rose 1.4 percent in the first quarter of 2017, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) House Price Index (HPI). The HPI year-over-year— based on prices for homes

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Milleniums

Millennials are an enigma constantly challenging the behaviors of previous generations. Currently the largest population sector—overtaking baby boomers in 2016, according to U.S. Census Bureau

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Jun 15 2017 19494 1

Homeowners again overvalued their homes in May, missing the mark by 1.93 percent, according to the latest Quicken Loans’ National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). The gap has now widened six

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Jun 1 2017 19494 1

If you’re a nature lover, then you probably want to live somewhere where Mother Nature is knocking at your door. Of course, there is an allure to the high-rise skylines of big cities and all of

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Apr 15 2016 19494 1

    -AA+ASigns of a Bad Moving Company DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, MARCH 07, 2016 About 16.5 million households – or 38.7 million Americans – move annually.

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Apr 11 2017 19494 1

Confidence in housing is waffling between homebuyers who are uncertain about their opportunities and sellers who are positive about their prospects, according to the recently released Fannie Mae

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Feb 3 2017 19494 1

Now that the wedding is over, you and your spouse are ready for the next exciting milestone: home ownership. But there are so many factors you need to keep in mind and you want it to be a pleasant

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Dec 28 2016 19494 1

WalletHub’s 10 Financial Predictions for 2017 by John S Kiernan |  Dec 14, 2016         174   Shares EMBED ON YOUR WEBSITE WalletHub has

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Rising Interest Rates

A rise in the key interest rate could come “relatively soon,” Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reiterated on Thursday, heightening the probability the Fed will forge ahead with a hike in

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First Time Single Woman Homebuyers

First-time and single women homebuyers have resurfaced in the real estate market, contributing to a significant share of transactions in a year marked by full-steam-ahead sales, according to the

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Protecting Your Home In The Winter Months

-AA+ADon't Let Clients Make These Winter MistakesDAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2016As winter approaches, it’s important to make sure a home is ready for the colder months ahead.

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HIgh Tech Homes

High-Tech Homes One of Most Requested

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Oct 11 2016 19494 1

Credit Confused? What to Know About Your ScoreCredit-confused? You're not alone. Most of us have trouble understanding the impact some actions may have on our credit scores, though many of us do

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Credit Confused

Credit Confused? What to Know About Your ScoreCredit-confused? You're not alone. Most of us have trouble understanding the impact some actions may have on our credit scores, though many of us do

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Sep 1 2016 19494 1

Home Modification for the ElderlyHome modification and repair includes adaptations to homes for elders that can make it easier and safer to carry out activities such as bathing, cooking and climbing

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Aug 2 2016 19494 1

  |-AA+AFHA Condo Relief Coming: President Signs BillDAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, AUGUST 01, 2016President Obama has signed H.R. 3700 – the “Housing Opportunity Through Modernization

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Jul 30 2016 19494 1

   |-AA+A7 Things You Shouldn’t Say to Clients...And seven things you should. JULY 2016Sometimes, real estate agents’ tongues get ahead of their brains. Here are some client

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Jun 28 2016 19494 1

The Pros and Cons of Condo

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Jun 2 2016 19494 1

New foreclosure cases declined in South Florida during the first quarter, an indication that the tri-county region has "definitely, firmly" rebounded from the worst of the housing crisis, a new

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May 13 2016 19494 1

Home» Despite odds, existing-home sales on track to best year in a decadeLENDINGREAL ESTATETHE TICKERDespite odds, existing-home sales on track to best year in a decadeNAR forecast for 2016 May,

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Mortgage Madness

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Apr 12 2016 19494 1

      |-AA+A2016 Predicted to Be Housing’s Golden Year DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, APRIL 01, 2016 Officials from mortgage giant Freddie Mac have made a bold

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Apr 4 2016 19494 1

Home Modification for the ElderlyHome modification and repair includes adaptations to homes for elders that can make it easier and safer to carry out activities such as bathing, cooking and climbing

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Apr 3 2016 19494 2

The plaza at Federal Highway and Woolbright Road is expected to get a complete makeover. It’ll start with tearing down the vacant, 60,000-square-foot Winn Dixie, which has been blocking

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Apr 3 2016 19494 1

Stop giving away your hard-earned money...And that’s where Barbara Corcoran, star of the hit show “Shark Tank” and NY’s queen of real estate, wants to help you. With mortgage rates where

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Professional Photography March 2016

Did You Know? Here's Why Professionally Shot Aerial Photos and Videos Can Help You Sell Your Home Today’s home buyers are savvier about their buying options than ever before. They are able to

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Choosing A Realtor March 2016

Choosing a RealtorThe 2015 National Association of Realtors Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers revealed that 89% of sellers sold their home with an agent last year. It also notes that only 8% were

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Homeshows March1 2016

From Alaska to Florida, New York to Washington- and all the states in between- consumer shows pop up in Spring and Fall. These dynamic resources display the latest and greatest in everything from

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