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Columbus & Central Ohio, United States
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, March 30, 2012

NEW LISTING in PATASKALA!

JUST LISTED!
~10823 Morse Rd~
ATTENTION ALL ANIMAL LOVERS! "Cross-Country" Equestrian Estate with 9-10 stall Barn, 80x220 outdoor arena and 30x50 coverall. Heated/cooled dog Kennel with 10 indoor/outdoor Kennels. 20x40 "Hobby Barn" & 25x25 "Shop" area. Ranch home with sunken Great Room addition. Giant "Country" Kitchen! Updated roof, HVAC, windows, Kitchen with 42" cabinets, Baths, interior paint & more! Run a business (or 2) here! Over 1,700 SF! 2 BRs & 1.5 Baths! Rocky Fork Hunt Club Area.Licking Heights schools! Only $274,700! Call DeLena Today!


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

NEW LISTING!

JUST LISTED!
~12241 Ivy Ridge Pl~

INCREDIBLE CUSTOM HOME …
...On ~1.5 acre lot close to everything! Gorgeous wood floors. Island Kitchen with wrap around cherry cabinets. Living Room/Den. Family Room with marble fireplace. Mud Room with dog bath. 2nd floor laundry. Master Suite with luxury Bath & garden tub. Many upgrades! White 6 panel doors, full front porch, upgraded landscaping, 3+ car garage, extended drive & more! Nearly 3,000 SF! 4 BR’s & 2.5 Baths! Big Walnut schools! Only $ 399,900! Call DeLena Today!

Monday, March 26, 2012

NEW LISTING in WESTERVILLE!!

JUST LISTED!
~9235 Walnut Hull Drive~

SPRAWLING RANCH HOME…
...on 2+ acre wooded lot at the end of a cul-de-sac with Hoover Reservoir dock rights! Custom designed with handicap accessibility. Ceramic foyer opens to a spacious Great Room. Huge Kitchen with 9ft island & tons of cherry cabinets. Vaulted Master Suite with Sitting Room, Four Season Room & whirlpool Bath. Finished basement with Recreation Room, Dry Bar, 4th Bedroom & Full Bath.1st floor Billiards Room/Den. A great location! 4 BR’s & 3.5 Baths! Nearly 5,000 SF!  Big Walnut schools! Only $ 599,900! Call DeLena Today!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Five Most Overlooked Home Related Tax Deductions

1. Home improvements

In the eyes of Uncle Sam, "home improvements" are generally defined as expenditures that increase the value of the home or extend its life. However, home improvements are not deductible in the year you make them. Instead, they must be "capital improvements" that increase the value of your home, such as a remodeling job, a new bathroom, new kitchen, etc.

2. Energy tax credits

Energy-efficient home improvements are usually the most deductible. Homeowners who upgrade their properties with energy-efficient heating or cooling systems, windows, doors, insulation, and other systems designed to reduce energy waste may be eligible for tax credits. Those who use solar energy or other alternative energy systems may also be eligible for breaks. To learn which improvements qualify, visit www.energystar.gov and search “tax credits."

3. Home office

Homeowners can deduct a percentage of their home’s costs proportionate to the percentage of the home that they are using as a home office. For example, if you use 10% of your home as a home office or to run a home-based business, that means you could deduct, for instance, 10% of electrical bills. You can also deduct for repairs, renovations, furnishings or other expenses related to the home office space.

4. Disaster-related expenses

After several severe weather events this year, you might be wondering if you can claim any disaster related expenses. In IRS terms, casualty losses can be claimed only if they are the result of a sudden, unexpected, and/or unordinary event – that would include a loss due to fire, tornado, or flooding. Property loss or damage due to gradual deterioration, such as termite infestation, is not deductible as a casualty loss.
Insurance reimbursements reduce the amount of any loss, so any insurance settlements you got will need to be taken into consideration. If you expect to get reimbursed for a loss, do not claim a casualty loss deduction. However, if you find out the item(s) is not insured, you can deduct the loss.

5. Moving expenses

Home buyers and sellers who are moving at least 50 miles from their last address and who are moving within one year of starting a new job may be able to deduct moving costs, storage costs, or moving-related travel costs such as lodging and food. To qualify, you will also have to prove you’ve worked at least 39 weeks at your new job once the move is complete.

5 Easy Exterior Fixes to Pump Up Your Home's Curb Appeal

Pump up your home’s curb appeal and welcome a new season with these easy, low-cost projects. Following are five ways to stage your home’s exterior for spring.

1. Start at the door

Your front door is the main focal point for curb appeal, so make sure it sparkles with welcome. Repaint or refinish the surface, polish hardware and touch up surrounding trim. You can also update your front door by installing a new handle and lockset.

2. Accessorize the entry

Freshen your home’s first impression with an up-to-date doormat, a stylish address plate or new house numbers, and a brand new mailbox. Frame the look with containers featuring bright seasonal blooms.

3. Light the way

Illuminate the approach to your abode with an easy-to-install path lighting kit. If porch lighting looks tired, replace fixtures with modern classics that have the wattage to enhance safety and highlight facade features.

4. Add seasonal color

Strategic plantings add interest, create new focal points in landscaping and contribute to curb appeal. Shop for species that are native to your climate zone and drought-resistant. If deer and other creatures dwell nearby, ask your local nurseryman about plants that woodland neighbors won’t devour at first bloom.

5. Keep that lawn lush

For green throughout the season, reseed your lawn’s rough patches and fertilize with a timed-release formula. An irrigation system driven by a digital timer helps create a water-wise routine, and slightly reducing your turf’s footprint can make maintenance easier if you’re faced with drought conditions.

First Impressions Speak LOUDLY--Entryways

Entryway Impressions

Homeowners who have decided to stay put as well as sellers looking for ways to impress should pay close attention to the look and feel of their entryways.
We all know the power first impressions has over our society. We make snap-judgements of books, homes, and people in the first few moments of meeting. This makes it even more important for homeowners to get entry-ways looking their best.
According to a recent national home valuation study conducted by Therma-Tru, even the simple update of installing a new entryway door can increase the perceived value of a home by more than $24,000 on average!

When it comes to entry doors, the sky is the limit these days. Manufacturers know the power of a showstopping door. This is why, according to Therma-Tru, "manufacturers offer a wide array of choices for entryways incorporating decorative glass doorlites, sidelites and transoms. These choices allow homeowners to create a custom look for the home while making a statement about the homeowner's personal sense of style."

More and more homeowners are choosing to stay in their homes to wait out the down market. Home prices have fallen across much of the nation. This has amped up remodeling across the nation.
Decorative glass entry doors are a great way to bring light into your entryway as well as add a spark of class to the exterior of your home.
Aside from updating your front door, a great tip for your entryway is to keep it organized. If you're not careful, your entryway can be come a dumping ground for keys, phones, paperwork, bags, coats, and other often used items. The key it to have a place for everything.
Invest in a suitable entry table that can house a docking port for phones as well as a hidden area for keys.

If your entryway has a coat closet be sure that it is cleared out to make room for daily use and for guest coats. Put in a shoe rack or bin for shoes, boots, and umbrellas. There shouldn't be anything cluttering up your space.

Add a few warm touches to this space by including an entry rug, which can also reduce slippage on tile floors. Place a warm lamp and some simple artwork on top of the entry table. Think about first impressions when you choose colors and styles. This space should make guests or prospective buyers feel warm and welcome!

If you're looking for a simple way to capitalize on your home's first impression, then consider adding a touch of class with some decorative glass as well as organizing your space.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

NEW LISTING in LEWIS CENTER!

JUST LISTED!
~2558 Koester Trace~

2012 BIA PARADE OF HOMES SUBDIVISION! Brand new "Valerie" model by Silvestri Homes. 1st floor Den/Possible In-law Suite w/connecting full Bath. Island Kitchen w/maple cabinets & granite countertops. Family Room w/coffered ceilings. Master’s retreat w/luxury whirlpool Bath. 5th Bedroom/Bonus/Nanny Suite w/full Bath plus finished lower level w/6th Bedroom/Den, full Bath & Wet Bar/Kitchenette. ~4300 SF on 1/3+ acre lot. Every upgrade imaginable! 4 BR’s & 5 Baths! Olentangy Schools! Only $459,900! Call DeLena Today!

Monday, March 19, 2012

NEW LISTING in PLAIN CITY!

JUST LISTED!
~10095 Sonoma Ct~

VIRTUALLY NEW 5 LEVEL HOME ON 1/3 + ACRE CUL-DE-SAC LOT! Two-story ceramic Foyer opens to a Two-Story Great Room. “Dream” Kitchen with 42 inch maple cabinets & granite countertops! Finished 4th level with Recreation/Media Room. Spacious Master Suite with Sitting Area, walk-in closet & whirlpool bath. Full Basement with bath rough-in, 4 panel doors, custom Patio & many more upgrades! Nearly 3,100 SF. 4 BR’s & 2.5 Baths! Jonathan Alder Schools! Only $312,700! Call DeLena Today!

NEW LISTING in LEWIS CENTER!

JUST LISTED!
~2594 Koester Trace~

BRAND NEW Silvestri expanded Antonio model w/ all 5 levels finished. BIA 2012 Parade of Homes subdivision. 1/3+ acre lot w/ scenic pond view. Giant island Kitchen w/ maple cabinets & granite countertops. Executive Master Suite on its own level w/ Whirlpool Bath, sitting Room & huge walk-in closet. Family Room w/ wet bar. Finished Bonus Room in Basement. Nearly 4,500 SF. 4 BR’s & 4 Full & 2 Half Baths! Olentangy Schools! Only $ 452,000! Call DeLena Today!

NEW LISTING IN GAHANNA!

JUST LISTED!
~627 Pincay Place~

LOOKS BRAND NEW! Two-story home nestled on ~1/2 acre wooded, cul-de-sac lot. Wood floors in Foyer. Vaulted Family Room with skylights & floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace walks out to an elevated patio. Loft/Den. Vaulted Master Suite with plant ledge, walk-in closet & soak tub. Island Kitchen with oak cabinets & newer appliances. Updated roof, gutters, laminate floors, exterior paint & much more! 4 BR’s & 2.5 Baths. Nearly 2,800 SF. Gahanna schools. Only $267,700! Call DeLena today!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

NEW LISTING in PATASKALA!

JUST LISTED!
~1052 Riva Ridge Blvd.~
GORGEOUS & UPGRADED! Two-story home nestled onto ~1/3 acre wooded lot backing to a park. New hardwood floors in Two-story Foyer. Vaulted Living Room& Dining Room. Island Kitchen with oak cabinets & wood floors. Vaulted Master Suite with luxury Whirlpool Bath. A "Must See" Finished Basement with custom Bar, Recreation/Media Room, Den/5th Bedroom & full Bath! ~3600 SF on Three finished levels. Updated carpet, flooring, roof, interior/exterior paint, & more! Perfect! 4 BR’s & 3.5 Baths! Gahanna schools! Only $ 274,900! Call DeLena Today!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

NEW LISTING in PATASKALA!

JUST LISTED!
~3715 York Rd SW~
"COUNTRY LIVING"…near "The City"! Custom home nestled onto ~6 acres w/woods & pasture area. Refinished hardwood floors 2012 & Roof ‘08. Family Room has French doors to screened porch w/ cathedral ceilings. Island Kitchen w/ maple cabinets & Corian countertops. Master Suite w/walk-in closet & sunlit whirlpool Bath. Loft/Den/4th Bedroom. 2nd floor laundry. Finished Basement with 2 Recreation Rooms. 3 BR’s & 3 Baths! Nearly 3,400 SF. Southwest Licking Schools! Only $324,900! Call DeLena Today!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

NEW LISTING IN LEWIS CENTER!

JUST LISTED!
~2214 Parklawn Drive~
FILLED W/ UPGRADES & LOOKS BRAND NEW! 3100+ SF on 3 finished levels! Two-story hardwood foyer. 1st floor Den & Laundry. Vaulted Living/ Dining Rooms. Island Kitchen w/ new granite countertops. Family Room w/French doors to 4 Season Room addition. Master Suite w/walk-in closet & garden tub. Finished Basement w/ Recreation Room & 1/2 Bath. 6 panel doors, new HVAC, roof, carpet, granite countertops & much more! 4 BR’s & 2 Full, 2 Half Baths! Olentangy Schools! Only $ 274,900! Call DeLena Today!

Monday, March 12, 2012

NEW LISTING IN COLUMBUS!

JUST LISTED!
~1926 Rockdale Dr~

PICTURE PERFECT 3 level condo with all 3 levels finished! ~1600 SF backing to Northgate Park & walking trails. Full, finished walk-out Lower Level with half Bath. Ceramic tile flooring in Entry, Kitchen & Baths. Spacious Kitchen with oak cabinets walks out to private Deck. Vaulted Master Suite with walk-in closet & dressing area. Many recent updates & improvements! 2 BR’s, 1 Full & 2 Half Baths. Near Westerville. Only $79,900! Call DeLena Today!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

NEW LISTING IN BLACKLICK!

JUST LISTED!
~ 7948 BLACKLICK VIEW DR~
PRICED TO PLEASE! Picture perfect M/I "Brennon" model backing to a wooded preserve. Vaulted Great room w/surround sound. Huge, fully applianced island Kitchen w/ bay wall. Loft/Den overlooks Great Room. Vaulted Master Suite has plant ledge, walk-in closet & private Bath w/garden tub. Finished Basement has Recreation Room. Upgraded laminate floors, paver patio & much more! 3 BR’s, 2.5 Baths! Licking Heights Schools! Only $159,900! Call DeLena Today!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

NEW LISTING in WESTERVILLE

JUST LISTED!
~7332 Lee Road~
UNIQUE & EXTRAORDINARY! Totally remodeled & expanded 5 level home with all 5 levels finished! 1.5 acre mature treed lot w/fish pond, pool, decks, patios & gorgeous outdoor living areas. Walls of windows! Two-story/ vaulted Great Room addition. Remodeled Kitchen w/maple Cabinets, vaulted ceilings & SSV countertops. Master Suite w/private Loft, sitting area & remodeled Bath. Too much to describe! 4 BR’s & 4.5 Baths! Westerville Schools! Nearly 4,700 SF! Only $399,900! Call DeLena Today!

NEW LISTING IN COLUMBUS!

JUST LISTED!
~ 5951 LUCCIS CT~
SUPER SHARD AND UPGRADED! Two-story home on ~1/5 acre lot. Two-story Foyer with hardwood floors. Kitchen with oak cabinets & updated laminate floors walks out to rear Patio. Family Room boasts a corner fireplace. Vaulted Master Suite with plant ledge, walk-in closet & whirlpool bath. First floor Laundry, upgraded landscaping, fire pit and many extras! 4 BR’s & 2.5 Baths. Nearly 2,000 SF. Columbus Schools (near Hilliard). Only $184,900! Call DeLena Today!
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