Active Military & Veterans - By the Numbers

With Memorial Day just passing, it's nice to keep our Active Duty, Service Members & Veterans at the top of our mind- as well as their housing needs. This week, to continue to honor of these individuals, we wanted to share a survey conducted in 2018 by the National Association of Realtors (R) (NAR) of an infographic about the home buying habits of this honorable group. A Key Military Difference There are several key points of interest, one being that there is a significant difference between non-military utilization of a zero percent down home loans and Active Duty and Veteran usage. While a zero percent down loan is not the best option for everyone, we see 56% of Active Duty personnel and 4

Now You Can Blog from Everywhere!

We’ve made it quick and convenient for you to manage your blog from anywhere. In this blog post we’ll share the ways you can post to your Wix Blog. Blogging from Your Wix Blog Dashboard On the dashboard, you have everything you need to manage your blog in one place. You can create new posts, set categories and more. To head to your Dashboard, open the Wix Editor and click on Blog > Posts. Blogging from Your Published Site Did you know that you can blog right from your published website? After you publish your site, go to your website’s URL and login with your Wix account. There you can write and edit posts, manage comments, pin posts and more! Just click on the 3 dot icon ( ⠇) to see all the

Design a Stunning Blog

When it comes to design, the Wix blog has everything you need to create beautiful posts that will grab your reader's attention. Check out our essential design features. Choose from 8 stunning layouts Your Wix Blog comes with 8 beautiful layouts. From your blog's settings, choose the layout that’s right for you. For example, a tiled layout is popular for helping visitors discover more posts that interest them. Or, choose a classic single column layout that lets readers scroll down and see your post topics one by one. Every layout comes with the latest social features built in. Readers can easily share posts on social networks like Facebook and Twitter and view how many people have liked a pos

Grow Your Blog Community

With Wix Blog, you’re not only sharing your voice with the world, you can also grow an active online community. That’s why the Wix blog comes with a built-in members area - so that readers can easily sign easily up to become members of your blog. What can members do? Members can follow each other, write and reply to comments and receive blog notifications. Each member gets their own personal profile page that they can customize. Tip: You can make any member of your blog a writer so they can write posts for your blog. Adding multiple writers is a great way to grow your content and keep it fresh and diversified. Here’s how to do it: Head to your Member’s Page Search for the member you want to

A Few Tips to Help Children Adjust During a Family Move

Although buying and moving into your new home can be exciting, the whole process of moving can also be very overwhelming, and may present new challenges for younger children- especially if it means they will go to a new school and have to make new friends. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to help calm any anxieties and make the transition to their new home smooth and fun! For Younger Children: Learn Through READING Reading is a great way to ease your child’s mind by providing a story they can relate to that has a positive outcome. Here are some great books to check out, and they are all available on Amazon. A New House by Jill Wenzel and Jan Westberg This great activity book geared towar

What to do if Your Home Needs Repairs

According to a new report from Land Gorilla, the current housing stock is aging in the U.S. Now nearly 65% of homes are more than 25 years old and many are in need of some sort of repairs or major renovations. With a limited housing inventory, and home prices rising, you might think potential home buyers are running out of options. But that’s where Sierra Pacific Mortgage’s 203(k) Home Loans come in! 203(k) home loans are empowering local home buyers to renovate their dream home in the location they desire! What is a 203(k) Home Loan? If you’ve never heard of 203(k) home loans, they work by borrowing more than the purchase price to allow for financing of the renovations. This means the cost

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