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DeLena Ciamacco is a well-known, respected Top Producing Realtor in Central Ohio. Her myriad of accomplishments, recognition, and professional credentials as they relate to Real Estate, make her a perfect individual to provide insight to the masses on all aspects of Real Estate sales. Her creativity and honest approach to marketing Real Estate has enabled her to succeed in her career. DeLena’s philosophy is “An educated and well prepared Buyer or Seller is a smart Buyer or Seller”. Her desire is to inform the public, by pulling from her 20+ years of Real Estate sales & Marketing, what is necessary to get to a successful closing in these challenging times.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Stop the spread of cold and flu viruses this school year





On average, elementary school children get eight to 12 colds or cases of the flu each school year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For the older kids, it is about half that. That's why it's important that parents, teachers and kids work together to stop the spread of germs in the classroom. Everyone can follow these simple steps to help prevent the spread of germs that can cause cold and flu viruses this school year:



Get vaccinated: Getting a yearly flu vaccine is the first and most important step in flu prevention. The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccine each year to protect against the flu virus.



Stay home when sick: If possible, keep kids home from school when they are sick to help prevent teachers and classmates from catching their illness.



Sing and scrub: Make sure kids wash their hands the right way. They should wash frequently with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds (the time it takes to sing the "Happy Birthday" song twice).



Do the elbow cough: Teach kids to cough into elbows, not hands, since hands are more likely to spread bacteria and viruses through touch.



Disinfect germ hot spots: The CDC recommends disinfecting frequently touched surfaces or objects when someone is ill. In the classroom teachers can use a disinfectant approved to kill cold and flu viruses on desks, computer mice and doorknobs.



"Creating a healthier learning environment starts with small actions that add up to a big impact," says Dr. Howell Wechsler, CEO of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children thrive. "Parents play an important role and can lend a hand to teachers by reinforcing healthy lessons at home and donating useful items like tissues, hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes."



To provide teachers with the resources they need to help stop the spread of germs in the classroom, the Clorox Company is partnering with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation for "Canisters for Classrooms." For every parent that takes the "Canisters for Classrooms" pledge, Clorox will donate a canister of Clorox Disinfecting Wipes to a school in need and $1 to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation's Healthy Schools Program, which creates healthier learning environments in more than 18,000 schools, reaching 11 million students across the country. To take the pledge and learn ways to help keep your family healthier this school year, visit www.CloroxClassrooms.com. Parents that take the pledge will also receive a coupon, so that they can donate disinfecting wipes and make a difference in their child's classroom, too.



Tuesday, September 1, 2015

SEPTEMBER 2015 MARKET UPDATE

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 September 2015
DeLena Ciamacco
Included in this blog post is a link to my Real Estate Update Newsletter. Please click on the link below to get the latest Real Estate Update for September! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call or email my office. 
614-882-6725
delena@delena.com



Thursday, August 27, 2015

NEW LISTING IN POWELL!

JUST LISTED!
~3033 Jamestown Dr.~
BEAUTIFUL & UPGRADED… Two-Story home on ~1/4 acre lot!  Over 3,000 SF on 3 finished levels! Updated island Kitchen with granite counters, tumbled marble backsplash and walk-in pantry. Family Room has custom built-in entertainment center & gas fireplace. Master Suite has walk-in closet & garden tub. Full, finished Basement has Kitchenette, Billiards area, Recreation/Exercise Room, ½ bath and Theatre (Possible In-Law Suite). Updates include: wood flooring, carpet, new patio (with hot tub) & walkway, yard building and more! Close to everything! 4 BRs, 2 Full & 2 Half Baths. Olentangy Schools. Only $289,900! Call DeLena today!


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

It's high time to upgrade your faucets and toilets



When considering your home's plumbing, you might be thinking of that old adage "why fix something if it ain't broke?" But did you know that old and inefficient plumbing might actually mean that you are literally pouring your money down the drain every month? A call to your plumber might really save you money in the end if you upgrade the plumbing in your home.



When were your current plumbing fixtures installed? Did they come with the house when you bought it? Old toilets use up a lot of water with each flush, which is bad for both the environment and for your wallet. Are you putting off having that leaky faucet repaired because you just don't want to spend the money right now? The average faucet leak can waste hundreds of gallons of water per year. If it's a hot water faucet that's leaking, you are losing money both with the wasted water and with the wasted electricity or gas that is heating that water.



Or what if your problem is slow drains? You might decide to take the easy step of pouring liquid corrosives down the drain to clear out the blockage. This is actually a bad idea. The corrosive chemicals in drain cleaner will harm your sewer pipes, perhaps necessitating an extremely expensive repair in the future. In addition, the environmental impact of pouring such chemicals down the drain and into the water supply can have serious ramifications for the future of our planet.



If you've been putting off plumbing repairs or upgrades, you really might want to consider having a professional technician visit your home. Plumbers can let you know if repairs are needed or if there are upgrades available to your current plumbing that can actually save you money. There are many options, such as low flow or dual flush toilets that can help you stop wasting water and upgrade your home.



Having your new toilet installed by a plumber will ensure that your system is up to code and works efficiently and properly. A plumber can also help you to repair your leaky faucets, or assist you by installing water saving devices such as low flow faucets or aerators on your sinks. They can also help by providing professional sewer cleaning that will fix your slow drains without causing serious corrosion to the pipes in your home and damage to the environment.



These days, everyone is looking to save money where they can. By having a professional plumber inspect your pipes and see what upgrades and repairs can be done in your home, you can save yourself money on wasted water and utility bills. In addition you'll be adding to the value of one of your most important investments, your home.



by: Nick Messe

http://www.articlecity.com/articles/home_improvement/article_6553.shtml



Summer saving tips



Summer time is one of the happiest seasons of the year. This is the perfect time to get a week of vacation from work, go to the beach and enjoy time with friends and family. As summer could mean happy times, it could also mean more expenses as you spend for family getaways and as electric bills go up due to more people staying in the house and using electric appliances. To help you save money during summer time, here are some helpful tips:



1. Turn off unnecessary household appliances



Be cautious on what appliances kids use. Turn of unnecessary appliances that might just add up to your bill. Turning off the air conditioning during a cold night is one of the helpful things to practice.



2. Let the kids try a summer business



Instead of allowing your kids to just spend more of their money during summer, you can even teach them how to be thrifty and run a summer business. They can try setting up a Lemonade stand or have a garage sale of their old clothes and toys. This way, the kids learn to value money and spend little or just enough for their needs.



3. Save on groceries



Grocery shopping, combined with the money we spend "eating out," makes up a huge portion of our monthly expenses. In order to save more money during summer, you must learn how to save money on your groceries. Choosing less expensive drinks, avoiding single-serving snacks and being realistic about the amount of food you need are some helpful ways to save you some bucks on your groceries.



4. Avoid credit cards



Using your credit card means borrowing money from the bank that issued the card. And since credit cards often have high spending limits, it encourages cardholders to spend more and more money based on their credit limit. This therefore leads to uncontrollable spending. It is more helpful then to use a prepaid debit card or a prepaid money card when making purchases as these types of cards have credit limits based on the amount of money that the cardholder has from their own bank account. This helps the cardholder think twice before spending as he knows the money will be deducted from his own savings account.



Saving money during the summer season does not mean though that you have to spoil your happy times with your family. With careful planning, budgeting and following these simple tips from reassessing your groceries to choosing prepaid debit cards over credit cards will surely help you save more money that you can use for your family"™s future needs.



Monday, August 24, 2015

NEW LISTING IN BLACKLICK!

JUST LISTED!
~8424 Arlen Dr.~
BEAUTIFUL RANCH HOME! Located on a very large lot & close to everything!  The Ashton Model by M/I Homes.  Nearly 1,300 SF and filled with extras & upgrades.  Master Suite has Walk-In Closet with organizer and private Full Bath.  Great Room has gas fireplace and plant ledge. Upgraded Kitchen cabinets and countertops. Third Bedroom/Den with glass french doors. Lower Level (ready to finish), stone & vinyl exterior, ceramic floors in entry and kitchen, white 6 panel doors and much more. 3 BRs & 2 Full Baths. Licking Heights schools. Only $139,900! Call DeLena today!


Thursday, August 20, 2015

NEW LISTING IN PATASKALA!

JUST LISTED!
~332 Cottage Grove Cir.~
VERY OPEN, TWO-STORY HOME! Nestled onto 1/4+ acre lot close to everything! Great Room with cathedral ceilings opens to a vaulted, fully applianced Kitchen with white cabinets and plant ledge. Family Room has gas fireplace and walks out to a rear patio. Master Suite has cathedral ceilings, walk-in closet and private shower Bath. Hardwood floors in Entry, Kitchen and Half Bath. First Floor Laundry and more! 3 BRs & 2.5 Baths. Over 1,700 SF! Licking Heights schools. Only $174,900! Call DeLena today!


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