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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.

Friday, October 24, 2014

NEW LISTING CLOSE TO OSU!!

JUST LISTED!!
~551 Melrose Ave, Columbus, OH 43202~
 THE PERFECT HOME!  
 Close to OSU, Clintonville, Downtown, The Short North and major arteries! Much loved Two-Story home on a newly privacy fenced yard with newer 2 car garage and above ground pool.  Hardwood floors. Spacious Living Room with decorative brick fireplace opens to a remodeled Kitchen (98) with ceramic tile floors, 42 “upgraded oak cabinets & solid surface counters. Formal Dining area walks out to a covered rear deck. Updates include: pool liner, water heater, roof, vinyl siding, interior paint & more. 3 BR’s & 2 Baths. Nearly 1,250 SF! Only $187,900! Call DeLena today!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

NEW LISTING IN COLUMBUS!

JUST LISTED!
~1030 Perry St.~

LUXURIOUS FREE-STANDING CONDOMINIUM…in a Metropolitan community setting that features a pool, park, fitness facility, community center, & bike/walk paths. ~2,500 SF on 3 finished levels! Hardwood floors. “Chef’s” Kitchen with island, granite counters & wrap around cabinets walks out to a privacy fenced yard with patio, deck & stone gardens! Master Suite has Sitting Area, Walk-in Closet & whirlpool Bath. 2 additional Bedroom “suites”. Finished Lower Level with Family/Rec/Theatre Room. 3 BRs & 3.5 Baths. Victorian style home in the Downtown/Short North area. Only $457,900! Call DeLena today!


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Three helpful tips for renting out your home



(NewsUSA) - Home ownership has always been a part of the American dream, but that may be changing.



According to an online survey commissioned by the National Apartment Association, 76 percent of consumers think that renting is preferable to owning a home in today's market.



Likewise, some homeowners believe it's better to rent out their home than to sell it for less than its worth, if they can sell it all. Those considering renting out their property shouldn't make a hasty decision. Neglecting to weigh the costs and potential risks could put first-time landlords in a poor situation. Moco, Inc., a company that provides screening services to property owners, managers and employers throughout the United States, offers the following tips:



* Look at the numbers. Renting might not be the best option. If you're going to lose money each month, it might make more sense to sell, even if you won't get your asking price. Consider all potential costs, including property taxes, income taxes on your tenants' rent, maintenance, and the normal wear and tear your property will experience. Remember that you won't be able to pocket all of the rent money; you will have to put a portion of it back into the property.



* Find quality tenants. Nightmare tenants can be, well, a nightmare. Prepare for a careful screening process. Many private landlords can't access the quality screening products available to larger businesses without going through a lengthy certification process. However, you can avoid time and expense by asking your applicants to visit MyScreeningReport.com. The report includes a consumer credit report, SSN verification, comprehensive criminal search, eviction search, national sex offender registry search and an OFAC (federal terrorism database) search - everything you need to determine whether a potential tenant meets your standards.



* Use an all-encompassing lease. Whether you use a template or hire an attorney to write your lease, make sure that the lease clearly states your expectations. The lease should state who is responsible for what, when you expect rent to be paid and what penalties you will impose if it is late.



For more information, visit www.MyScreeningReport.com.



Saturday, October 18, 2014

NEW LISTING IN GROVEPORT!

JUST LISTED!
~0 Bixby Rd.~
GREAT LOT TO BUILD THE PERFECT HOME!!!! ~3/4 acre lot with electric, gas & water available (tap fees not included). Close to parks, bike path & highways. Groveport Madison schools. Only $24,900! Call DeLena today!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Cool weather crops are hot this fall



The growing season isn't over with the arrival of cool weather. Until the first hard frost hits, you have plenty of time to plant, pick and plate cool-weather crops. You'll save yourself some money in the grocery's produce aisle too.



Fall is a great time for gardening thanks to cooler, milder temperatures, a decrease in garden pests, and moister, well-draining soil. These conditions make it ideal for crops that prefer cooler weather. Some vegetables taste even better when nipped by light frost.

July through August is the optimum time for planting cool crops, so don't delay. Planting in summer ensures crops will have time to mature before the first freeze in fall. Choose varieties that mature quickly; you can find the days to maturity on plant tags. Starting with transplants, rather than seed, will help make the growing process much easier.

If you've been diligent in your garden all summer, you won't have much work to do preparing it for cool crops. If your garden got a little ahead of your efforts, don't worry. It won't take long to get it into tip-top shape for a second season of planting. Just follow these simple steps:

Tidy up
Remove spent plants, like early planted beans, cucumbers or lettuce, since they're pretty much done for the season and can harbor pests. Clear away holes left from pulling plants, and get rid of weeds before they go to seed. Throw away anything distressed and compost the rest.

Discard any fallen fruits, rotting produce can attract pests. Take note of where everything was planted so you can be sure to rotate crops.

Set up the soil
Freshen garden soil by removing the existing layer of mulch and replace it. Straw makes an excellent cover because it's easily scattered, it's also a favorite home for spiders that will help control insect pests in your garden. You can also use a layer of shredded leaves for mulch.

Loosen compacted soil and fluff it up with a garden fork. Major tilling isn't necessary; just move soil enough to allow new plant roots to settle in and let water get through. Test soil (you can buy a testing kit at most garden retailers) to see if it needs help. Add amendments, if needed. At the very least, work some compost in where your plants will be growing.

If you'll be using a cold frame or hoop, set it up early so that it'll be ready to go when you need it and you won't risk damaging plants and roots once they begin to grow.

Pick your plants
Starting with transplants will buy you lots of time. Since plants are six weeks or older when you put them in the ground, you'll harvest sooner than if you start from seed. Look for transplants from an established grower, like Bonnie Plants. Sold in biodegradable, environmentally friendly pots, you'll find fall varieties selected for your geographic region at most local garden retailers.

Until%20the%20first%20hard%20frost%20hits%2C%20you%20have%20plenty%20of%20time%20to%20plant%2C%20pick%20and%20plate%20cool-weather%20crops. Here are some top crops for fall planting:

* Top bunch collards - This hybrid is heavy yielding, early maturing, and more uniform than traditional varieties. They grow best in full sun, tolerate partial shade, are rich in vitamins and sweetened by frost. Space transplants 36 inches apart.

* Spinach - A cool-weather vegetable related to beets and Swiss chard, Bonnie's Spinach is a fast-growing plant, yielding many leaves in a short time in fall. Although spinach prefers full sun, it's one of the few vegetables that produce a respectable harvest in partial shade.

* Winterbor kale - This nutritious leafy green is a vigorous producer that endures winter easily. Cut the outer leaves so that the center can continue growing. Space transplants 12 inches apart.

* Early dividend broccoli - Popular, productive and easy to grow, this broccoli is high in fiber and calcium. Space transplants 18 inches apart.

* Mustard greens - Offering spicy hot leaves, this is a very fast-growing, nutritious vegetable, and always tastes sweeter when nipped by frost. Space plants 12 inches apart.

* Bonnie hybrid cabbage - Grows large, round, blue-green heads. Cabbage is especially high in beta-carotene, vitamin C, K and fiber.
Get started now to ensure your fall harvest is healthy, hefty and fulfilling. With preparation, the right plants and some diligence, you can bet on fresh, low-cost produce well into fall.



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