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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.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

How to stay naturally cool this summer

Give grass a fresh start this spring

Grass is an extraordinary plant, the unsung hero of backyards everywhere. With proper care and feeding, grass can help clean the air, cool the ground, reduce erosion and provide one of the softest outdoor play surfaces. With all of these amazing benefits, it pays to start the spring season off right by giving grass a boost.

The drought and heat of summer, combined with uncharacteristic winter temperatures in many regions, may have taken a toll on the lawn, but getting it back on the road to recovery is easy. Moderate temperatures and increased precipitation in spring are perfect for repairing, seeding and feeding grass. Well-nourished grass withstands harsh conditions better, and provides a lush, durable place to play while squeezing out unwanted weeds by blocking access to sunlight. Follow these tips to take your grass from tired to terrific.

Fill in bare or thin spots with grass seed to encourage a thick lawn, helping prevent weeds from invading your lawn by blocking access to sunlight. Use a high-quality seed appropriate for your region, like Scotts EZ Seed to fill in thin spots and thicken the lawn. To repair larger areas, use Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed with WaterSmart coating.

Grass needs nutrients to grow strong, deep roots that can endure harsh conditions and grow in thick to help block access to sunlight for weeds. If the lawn does not need reseeding, use a high-quality lawn food like Scotts Turf Builder. This lawn food can be used in any season on any grass type, and delivers balanced nutrients for strong, thick grass. Use a starter fertilizer when planting new grass to promote root growth and seedling development.

When seeding or feeding, use Scotts DLX EdgeGuard Broadcast Spreader for larger areas to direct lawn food only where desired - on the lawn and off hard surfaces - and out of storm sewers. This spreader combines the accuracy of a drop spreader with the speed of a rotary spreader.

Set your mower at the highest setting and leave grass clippings on the lawn. Mow frequently to avoid removing more than one third of the grass height, and do so when grass is dry to avoid damp clumps that could smother grass. Leaving clippings on the lawn recycles nutrients stored in the clippings keeping the soil cooler, encouraging deeper root growth and enriching the soil with organic material.

Keep these simple mowing tips in mind every time you head out to trim the grass: Mow your grass at the highest setting, keep grass clippings on the lawn and water only when needed.

Grass that is fed and kept at a taller height develops deep roots which are better able to conserve water and withstand periods of heat and drought. Rely on rainfall as the primary source of water. During periods of drought, the lawn can go without water for an extended time. Even though the lawn may look brown and wilted, it will recuperate after the rain returns. If you do choose to irrigate the lawn, water less frequently for a longer period of time rather than short frequent waterings.

These tips for a great lawn will provide a foundation for a fun-filled summer in your own backyard. For more information on seeding and feeding this spring, visit

Courtesy of BPT

Thursday, April 25, 2013


~ 3363 Lindstrom Drive~

Updated 4 level split nestled onto a fenced yard with Screened Porch. Updated Kitchen with vaulted ceilings. Vaulted Dining/Living Room. Master Suite has 2 walk-in closets (one possible 2nd Bath). Updates include: new roof 2006, carpet 2012, laminate flooring, Kitchen, Half Bath & more! This home is ready for you to move right in! Nearly 1,400 SF!  3 BRs & 1.5 Baths. Southwestern Schools. Only $154,900! Call DeLena Today!


~6044 Jaycox Rd~
 ~9 scenic, wooded acres with ravines & waterfall/pond water feature! Separate 20 x 40 office/apartment with Bath & Kitchen. 38 x 44 Hobby Barn. ~4,900 SF on 3 finished levels! Spacious 1st floor Master Suite with 2 walk-in closets & steam shower. Giant "dream" Kitchen with pine ceilings, wood floors, hickory cabinets & 8' island! Hearth Room with stone fireplace opens to a huge vaulted Great Room with walls of windows. Screened Porch, central vacuum, intercom, trex decking & so much more! 4+ BR’s & 3.5 Baths! Olentangy Schools. Only $634,900! Call DeLena Today!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Remodeling your home? Start from the outside in.


~9087 Dustin Rd~

Very scenic 5.5+ acre wooded & ravined lot with creek, fenced pastures & 3 stall horse barn! All brick custom built Two-Story home with full, finished walk-out basement & 3 fireplaces! Updated island Kitchen with ceramic floors & 42'' cherry cabinets. Family Room with built-in bookcases, stone fireplace & wet bar. Spacious Master Suite with fireplace, walk-in closet, new wood floors & french doors to private balcony. Full, finished walk-out basement with Kitchenette, Bar, Recreation Room with fireplace & full Bath. 4 BR’s & 3.5 Baths. Nearly 3,200 SF. Big Walnut Schools. Only $397,900! Call DeLena Today!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013



7801 Olentangy River Road

THE POTENTIAL IS ENDLESS!  Possible Office with proper zoning.  Cape cod home on ~1.5 acre wooded lot.  First Floor Master Suite or possible Second Floor Master Suite.  Family Room with marble fireplace.  Updates include: HVAC, carpet, entry doors, roof, gutters, siding, landscaping, and more!  Original wood flooring.  Elevator (needs repair).  Water heater.  Wood windows.  Convenient location, close to everything.  3 BR’s and 3 Baths!  Nearly 3,200 SF! Worthington Schools. Only $398,000! Call DeLena Today!

Thursday, April 18, 2013


~29 Parker Street~

Kitchen with maple cabinets, granite countertops, new appliances and under mount lighting. New furnace/AC,  vinyl siding, roof/gutters and windows in 2010. Newer hot water tank.  Bay window with bench seating. Updated Bathrooms with ceramic tile flooring. Two car detached Garage. Large back yard with mature trees. Close to downtown Delaware. 5 BR’s & 2 full Baths. Delaware Schools. Over 1,900 SF! Only $127,900! Call DeLena Today!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Increase garage sale profits with some marketing basics

Increase%20garage%20sale%20profits%20with%20some%20marketing%20basicsAs the weather warms up, garage sales begin appearing all over the U.S. Garage sales are a great way to clean out clutter while making some extra dollars for home improvements, bills, vacations or even "retail therapy."

Marcela Iannini, department chair of Advertising and Design and Media Management at Miami International University of Art and Design, says, "Garage sales are great opportunity to employ basic marketing principles in a fun way; a little innovation and creativity go a long way to maximize sales."andnbsp;

"It's important to start with the basics of marketing - the four P's - price, product, promotion and place. In garage sales it works best to think of the product as the garage sale itself and the items to be sold as product lines or brands of that product," adds Cheryl Pilchik, Advertising faculty at The Art Institute of Philadelphia.

Make your preening routine green

greenStarting an environmentally friendly routine at home is a goal for many families who are concerned with reducing their environmental footprints. The age-old reduce, reuse and recycle mantra is a great start, but what many don't know is that there are also simple changes you can make to your health and beauty routine that can make a big impact on the environment. Who knew "green" preening could be so easy?

In addition to finding beauty products you love, you can also support brands that promote sustainable living. Consider making changes in your health and beauty care routines that will help reduce your environmental footprint. It's the small changes you make that can lead to a big environmental impact.

Here are some ideas to help you get started:

* Products that are offered in bulk - Buying products you frequently use - like skin lotion or tooth paste - in bulk sizes helps you to reduce the amount of packaging that ends up being thrown away or recycled. And not only does it help you reduce your waste, but buying bulk also tends to provide better savings. When shopping, however, only bulk up on items you use frequently enough, so you won't end up with any spoiling before you use it.

* Packaging that's a little easier on the environment - Purchasing products packaged in a sustainable manner is a good way to help reduce your environmental footprint. For example, the Pantene Nature Fusion collection is packaged in renewable, sugarcane-based plastic, helping to reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Both the Pantene Nature Fusion shampoo and conditioner bottles reduce the use of fossil fuels by more than 70 percent versus traditional petroleum-based plastics, and release up to 170 percent fewer greenhouse gasses in the manufacturing process. But you don't have to sacrifice beauty to be eco-savvy - the collection combines Pro-V science with naturally derived cassia to give your hair healthy strength and shine.

* Eco-conscious manufacturers - Many manufacturers of health and beauty products are becoming more conscience of how these products are developed. For example, some companies like PandG are developing techniques to reuse waste in the manufacturing process, combining reduce, reuse and recycle into one process. And many companies are adopting environmentally friendly manufacturing processes that help to reduce energy usage and use more renewable energy sources.

* Good things in smaller packages - Concentrated or condensed products allow you to purchase smaller quantities in smaller packages, resulting in less waste that end up being recycled or thrown away. In addition, concentrated products in smaller packages allow more packages per truck shipment, helping to reduce the environmental impact in the shipping industry. This helps to reduce the product's footprint before it even reaches the store shelves. Do a little research to see if your makeup or lotion brands offer a concentrated option, so you can put the mantra, "a little dab will do you," to good use.

For more tips on how you can add more sustainable practices to your health and beauty routine, or other areas of your home, visit You'll discover how small changes in your daily preening can really make a significant change.

Courtesy of BPT


by Kristy Voelker
4063 Blendon Point Dr, Gahanna, OH 43230

Complex has pool, clubhouse and fitness center. Full, partially finished Basement with Recreation Room. Great Room with corner gas fireplace walks out to privacy fenced yard. Fully applianced Kitchen with white cabinets and new granite counters '13. Ceramic floors in Half Bath. Master Suite has 2 closets and private Bath. Garage and more! 2 BR’s & 2.5 Baths. Near Easton! Nearly 1,200 SF! Only $94,900! Call DeLena Today!
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