Donna Drake's (donnadrake) Blog

Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Realty Associate Partners
FHA changes are coming. Are you in the know?  John Periatt with Evolve Bank & Trust shared with us that the following changes will take effect for all FHA transactions with case numbers on or after April 1, 2012: The UpFront Mortgage Insurance Premium (UPMIP) will increase from 1.0% to 1.75% and ...
Good morning! We need your help! Last April, I was diagnosed with stage II breast cancer.  My family and I were devastated by the shocking news.  We knew that God's grace and mercy, in addition to the love and support from our immediate and church family, would pull us through this journey we wer...
Did you know, according to NAR, that in 2011 only 11% of For Sale By Owners in Ohio SOLD their house without a real estate agent?  I was very surprised by this statistic.   NAR says that the primary reason that sellers choose to sell their home without a real estate agent is because they wanted t...
I found this and thought you might find this interesting. Your Hometown Real Estate Experts with a World of Expericence, Joseph and Donna Drake Call o...
After a very long day, Joseph and I decided to relax with Graeter's Ice Cream for a bit. I enjoyed two scoops of Graeter's Buckeye Blitz on a salted pretzel cone and OMGoodness was it delicious! If you haven't tried the salted pretzel cone yet, you are missing out!  It's fabulous. It is crunchy a...
Looking to increase your home's resale value?  Here are 6 simple and affordable do-it-yourself projects that can increase a home's resale value: 1. Cleaning and decluttering. Remove any personal items, un-clutter countertops, organize closets and shelves, and make the home crisp and sparkling cle...


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