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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.

Monday, September 30, 2013


~6482 Ponset St. ~
DUBLIN CHARMER WITH TONS OF SPACE!   This home features a Full Basement, and 3rd floor walk-up Attic that could be made into a large Bonus Room or 4th Bedroom!  The 2 car attached Garage has a huge Workshop area off the back.  Kitchen opens to the Family Room with fireplace and built-ins.  Covered deck with hot tub leads to brick patio, large yard and shed.  Backs to a large grass area belonging to a school; no neighbors behind!  3 BR’s & 2.5 Baths!  Nearly 2,200 SF!  Dublin Schools!  Only $179,900!  Call DeLena Today!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Central Ohio Local School Districts--School Days off by District

Local School Districts
School Days Off by District

Dublin City Schools

October 25: Teacher Conferences
November 12: Teacher Work Day
November 27-29 Thanksgiving Break
December 20: Teacher Work Day
December 23-January 3: Winter Break
January 10: Teacher Work Day
January 20: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 17: President’s Day
March 24-28: Spring Break
April 18: Teacher Conferences
May 26: Memorial Day

Worthington City Schools
October 13: Professional Day
November 5: Professional Day/Fall Institute
November 11: Parent/Teacher Conferences
November 27-29: Thanksgiving Break
December 23-January 1: Winter Break
January 13: Professional Day
January 20: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 14: Professional Day/Parent-Teacher  Conferences
February 17: President’s Day
March 31-April 4: Spring Break

May 26: Memorial Day

Hilliard City Schools

October 18: In-service Day
November 27: Parent/Teacher Conference Day
November 28-29: Thanksgiving Break
December 23-January 3: Winter Break
January 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 14: Parent/Teacher Conference Day
February 17: President’s Day
March 24-28: Spring Break
April 18: No School
May 26: Memorial Day

Olentangy Local Schools
September 16: Curriculum PD Day
October 18: COTA Day
November 27: Conference Comp Day
November 28-29: Thanksgiving Break
December 2: Curriculum PD Day
December 20: Teacher Work Day

December 23-January 3: Winter Break
January 20: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 14: Curriculum PD Day
February 17: President’s Day
March 31-April 4: Spring Break
April 18: Conference Comp Day

Gahanna Jefferson Schools
October 18: Teacher Comp Day
November 11: Teacher In-service
December 20: No School (Grades 6-12 only)
December 27-January 1: Winter Break
January 20: Martin Luther King, Jr.
February 14: No School (Grades K-5 only)
February 17: President’s Day
February 18: Teacher Comp Day
March 24-28: Spring Break
April 18: No School
May 26: Memorial Day
Courtesy of Compass Homes

Thursday, September 26, 2013


~5411 Rosalind Blvd.~

 Situated in a prestigious gated community. Custom built home with beautiful woodwork, moldings & 10’ ceilings. Two-Story Great Room. Florida Room. Bonus Room. Gourmet Kitchen with gas cooktop, wall ovens, granite countertops & hardwood floors. Owner's Retreat with fireplace, dressing area, four walk-in closets and spa-like Bath with soaking tub, separate shower & his-and-her sinks. Huge walk-out basement with finished Bath. Enjoy stunning sunsets over O'Shaughnessy reservoir from your deck! 4 BR’s & 4.5 Baths! Over 5,000 SF! Olentangy Schools. Only $699,900! Call DeLena today!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Ten must-have apps to help you survive a storm

Use these smartphone apps to help you get prepared, remain connected and stay safe during bad weather:

StopDisaster - This iPhone app walks you through preparedness checklists for hurricanes, earthquakes, blizzards and other disasters.

Dropbox - Install the program on your PC or Mac, upload files to your folder, and they are instantly available on all your other computers.

MotionX GPS Drive - MotionX GPS Drive is the cheapest and most popular way to guide you out of town on an unfamiliar route.

Flashlight by Rik for iPhone and Brightest Flashlight - These apps turn your phones into flashlights.

Hurricane Tracker - This hurricane-tracking app is for serious weather junkies and people who want to be better-informed.

Life360 - The family GPS tracking system can help you find your loved ones anywhere.

5-0 Radio Police Scanner Lite - Pick up police band radio.

USAA - Report or view the status of an auto or property claim, submit photos, schedule an appraisal through one of USAA's approved repair shops, or reserve a rental vehicle.

GasBuddy - Uses your GPS to display up-to-the-minute gas prices near you, so you can avoid price gouging.

Hands-Only CPR - App walks you through the two-step checklist: call 911, start chest compressions.

Courtesy of BPT

How to turn must-do home improvements into things of beauty

When it comes to home improvement, you can spend money in two basic ways: on things that make your home look better and things that make it function better. Under the first category, you'll find all the things you want to do, like replacing narrow casement windows with a lovely bay window. Under the second, falls all the things you must do, like replacing those drafty windows with something more energy-efficient.

When "want to" and "have to" meet, they create the opportunity to make a smart buying decision - and choose an upgrade that will look good and improve the livability of your home. The key to making smart home improvement decisions is to recognize these opportunities and take full advantage of them.

Here are a few "have to" improvements that have the potential to turn into a good-looking, energy-efficient, enjoyment-enhancing "want to."

Replacing the hot water heater.

You probably don't care what a new hot water heater looks like sitting in your garage or basement - or wherever it resides in your home. But the right replacement water heater can help your house achieve a lovely shade of green. High energy-efficiency water heaters can help reduce energy usage, thereby trimming your energy bills and your home's environmental impact. Solar water heating systems take the beauty a step further by using the power of the sun, collected through low-profile solar panels on the roof, to heat water - at a monthly savings that's about 80 percent less than the cost of traditional heaters.

Getting some light in here.

Do you really need a bunch of scientific studies to tell you that a home filled with natural light just feels better? Probably not. Illuminating your home with natural light is a smart buying decision on multiple levels. First, you don't pay to power the sun. Second, natural light delivers a host of mood-enhancing benefits. If you have the wall space, by all means add some windows.

But for rooms where a window is impossible (like a powder room) or where you don't want to sacrifice privacy (like a master bathroom) a tubular skylight is a good alternative. Some are easy enough to install that a seasoned do-it-yourselfer could accomplish the task. They cost less than traditional skylights and bring natural light to hard-to-light areas like closets, hallways and other small spaces.

Getting some air in here.

Just as natural sun is good for your mood, ventilation can be good for your health. An Energy Star qualified venting skylight is a great way to passively vent stale, moist air from inside your home, especially from baths and kitchens. While some skylights are "fixed," those that do open can be controlled by a remote to open when you want fresh air and close when you want to retain warmth. They can also close automatically in case of rain. In addition, they introduce free light into your home. Adding blinds - also remote-controlled - can help you better control the amount of sun a skylight admits into your home. And blinds are not just functional - you can get them in colors and patterns to complement your decor while increasing energy efficiency. Compared to other venting solutions, a skylight is a relatively low-cost, great-looking way to address ventilation issues while adding drama to a space. Log on to to learn more about skylights.

When one door opens ...

Beat up, weathered garage and front doors not only look bad, they can be a source of air leaks that make your heating, ventilation and cooling system work harder. Exterior doors aren't something you buy every day, but they can have a big impact on how your home looks and on its energy efficiency. They can definitely be a smart buying decision if you opt for doors that not only look good, but are also highly rated for energy efficiency. If you're not sure how to choose, look online, where you'll find guides for buying garage doors and front doors.

Courtesy of BPT

Monday, September 23, 2013





Open, bright floor plan with breathtaking views of pond & golf course from almost every room!  Open, spacious floor plan with 3’ doorways & oversized back hallway.  Kitchen with white cabinetry, tile backsplash, white appliances & breakfast bar. Recent updates include: furnace, roof, water softener & front yard paver patio. 14 x 16 Florida Room. 3 car Garage. Finished Recreation Room in Lower Level. Hurry to see this one! 3 BR’s & 2.5 Baths. Over 3,000 SF! Olentangy Schools! Call DeLena Today!


~73 N. James Road~

COMPLETELY REHABBED CAPE COD… with large backyard. Mature trees and deck. New Kitchen with ceramic tile floors. Gleaming hardwood floors throughout the rest of the home. New Bathroom! Brick fireplace! This house has a lot of natural light! 2 BR’s & 1 Bath! Nearly 1,400 SF! Near Bexley & Whitehall! Only $78,000! Call DeLena today!


~622 Piney Glen Dr.~
New air conditioner, roof, wood laminate floor in Kitchen, Bathroom floors, faucets, newer carpet and freshly painted. Over 1,300 SF! 2 BR’s & 2 Baths! Gahanna Schools. Only $128,500! Call DeLena Today!
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