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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.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

NEW LISTING IN GALENA!


JUST LISTED!
~4170 Miller Paul Rd.~

THE PERFECT HOME! 4 level split nestled onto a very scenic ~2.5 acre lot with stocked pond, mature trees & across from the Elementary school & soccer field. Many updates include: Remodeled kitchen, flooring, roof, gutters, gutter guards, vinyl siding, furnace, heat pump, windows, patio with retractable awning & more! 2+ car attached and 1.5 car detached Garage/Workshop. Family Room with brick fireplace. Den/possible 4th Bedroom in Lower Level. Huge Laundry Room walks out to rear yard.  Basement has Recreation area with pool table. Master Suite with step-in closet & private Bath. Make a must see! 3 BRs & 2 Baths. Nearly 2,000 SF! Big Walnut Schools. Only $219,900! Call DeLena Today!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

NEW LISTING IN BLACKLICK!

JUST LISTED!

388 HANCES DRIVE

CHARMING RANCH!  

Open floor plan and large corner lot. Features include eat-in Kitchen, large and open Great Room with vaulted ceilings, 2 car garage & large patio. Upgrades include ceramic tile floors, laminate flooring, lighting, Bathroom updates, & custom paint. Located in a great community with park – hurry to see this one! 3 BR’s & 2 Baths. Over 1,100 SF! Licking Heights schools. Only $119,900! Call DeLena today!


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Professional grilling tips for the perfect backyard barbecue



grilling%20tips%20for%20the%20perfect%20backyard%20barbecue Grilling season has arrived. The unique flavors of sizzling meat on a hot grill are loved by young and old. Whether you're an enthusiastic foodie or a simple family chef, it's time to get outside and perfect the art of the barbecue.



If you're new to grilling, it's easy to make some wrong turns. No one wants to end up with dried out chicken, burnt steak or flavorless ribs. When you're cooking, keep in mind a few tips from the pros from the WETSU BBQ Crew, a competitive barbecue team sponsored by Tree Top.



* Get to know your butcher. He can help you pick out the best cuts of meat for your intended use. For example, fat marbling is one of the most important things to look for when selecting a steak, but too much or too little can ruin the cut. Chicken and pork are leaner meat options. Be ready to answer questions about preparation and cooking, because this information will guide his or her suggestions.



* Think about spices. Once you have your meat, it's time to visit your spice rack. A harmonious blend of spices will bring out the natural flavor as it cooks on the grill. Some traditional grilling spices include paprika, salt, pepper and garlic, but more exotic spices like cayenne pepper and Cajun seasoning can be used too if you're feeling adventurous.



* Enhance your flavors. Barbecue pros around the country have a secret that takes their spice mixtures to the next level: fruit juice like Tree Top Apple Juice, made from 100 percent U.S.A. apples. Using juice, you can enhance the flavors of the spices and meat during the grilling process. Apple is a great juice option because the flavor pairs well with sweet, savory or hot spices. Tree Top Apple Juice can also be injected into the meat to keep it juicy and tender.



* Learn how to cook on a grill. When your meat is fully prepped, warm up the grill and get ready to cook. But before you start, keep in mind cooking on a grill is different than cooking on your stove or in your oven. Thin-cut meats cook better with direct heat like a charcoal or gas fire. Chicken, thinly-cut steak and pork chops will cook quickly and evenly. On a gas grill, use all the burners to ensure the heat is even throughout the grill, and grill with the hood down as much as possible. When turning meat, use a spatula or tongs. Don't poke it, because this allows juices to escape and can result in a tough, dry main dish.



These tips should help you get the perfect grilled foods; but remember: if at first you don't get it right, try again. With so many different steps and factors to consider, it takes practice to get the perfect succulent barbecue. Why not try this recipe for a tasty start to your grilling season? Your family and friends won't mind being the taste-testers, and with so many wonderful scents floating through the summer air, your neighbors might be knocking on your door, as well.



Doc's Beef or Brisket Rub



Ingredients

2 tablespoons paprika

2 tablespoons garlic powder

1 tablespoon celery salt

1/4 cup kosher salt or sea salt

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/4 cup light brown sugar

2 tablespoons chili powder

1 tablespoon oriental mustard (dry)

2 tablespoons onion powder

2 tablespoons course ground black pepper



Directions

Mix all dry ingredients well. Rub thoroughly on brisket or heavy beef. Use fresh spray bottle with Tree Top Apple Juice to spray down all dry ingredients on meat. Rub in thoroughly again because the apple juice activates the dry spices. Allow to marinate 4 to 6 hours or overnight if possible. Keep refrigerated.



Cook on smoker or any indirect heat for 6 to 8 hours or until internal temperature reaches 192 F. Smoker or grill temperature 225 F to 240 F.



Courtesy of BPT



New siding can increase the value of your home



Tired of that old run down looking house you've been living in? Why not upgrade your home to a new look and increase the value of your home in the process. You can have the home of your dreams and it's not as hard as you think. Your old home may be run down and the paint may be thirty years old and peeling off, but you can have the best looking house in your neighborhood.



How? Just give it a new face lift with colorful and easy to maintain vinyl siding. Vinyl siding comes in a variety of colors and you can choose the one that's right for you. Your 100 year old house can look new again and the cost won't burn a hole in your pocket.



Vinyl siding can be applied over brick structures and it can also be applied over wood and concrete structures. Vinyl siding looks great and its insulation qualities wrap the entire home in warmth and comfort. The entire project will be completed in a short amount of time if done by a reputable contractor of your choosing.



You can have your old home looking brand new and bright and shiny with new siding. Your entire home will match with the same bold colors you select and your window and door trim will match also. The value of your old home will sky rocket and if you ever decide to sell your home, you'll receive higher offers for it.



You may be wondering why you'll want to put up new vinyl siding as compared to aluminum siding. There are a lot of good reasons to choose vinyl, but the final decision is yours. There are a lot of differences between aluminum siding and vinyl. Vinyl siding is manufactured from a continuous formed plastic material and usually has a thickness between .040 to.046 inches. Aluminum siding is a continuous formed material that is usually around .019 inches thick.



Vinyl siding is manufactured with a solid color, while aluminum siding is manufactured with a baked on enamel paint finish. Since vinyl siding has a manufactured solid color, the color will remain solid even when scratched.



Not so however with aluminum siding. The paint is baked on so if aluminum siding is scratched; the paint peels off and leaves a shiny bare metal finish exposed. The choice is yours; however, your home will look newer and have a higher value when it is finished. You'll love the added warmth and comfort that your new siding will bring you.



Your neighbors won't believe the big difference they'll see in your home and you'll have a hard time believing that is the same house yourself. Energy efficient, stylish and modern, your new siding will give your home that personal touch and feel it had when you first purchased it. You have everything to gain with new siding and the new look it gives your home and property is amazing.



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NEW LISTING IN GALENA!



JUST LISTED!
~6448 Falling Meadows Dr.~
PERFECT IN EVERY WAY!

Meticulously maintained, Two-Story home on scenic ~1/4 acre lot backing to the pond/lake!  Ceramic Foyer opens to a huge, fully applianced island Kitchen with 42” maple cabinets and granite countertops.  Dinette walks out to rear deck/patio with gazebo. 1st floor Master Suite boasts cathedral ceilings, walk-in closet and spacious Bath with garden tub. 2nd floor Laundry. White, 6 panel doors, generator, lever locks & so much more!  4 BR’s and 2.5 Baths.  Olentangy Schools.  Nearly 2,300 SF!  Only $247,900!  Call DeLena today!

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