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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.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

OPEN HOUSE IN WESTERVILLE!

OPEN HOUSE!
by Rich Johnson 
Sunday, October 4th, from 1-4 PM
5981 Gainey Court, Westerville, OH 43082

This home is a MUST-SEE!
AMAZING WOODED AND COUNTRY CLUB SETTING! Brick front Two-Story home nestled onto ~1/3 acre wooded, cul-de-sac lot! Hardwood floors everywhere.  Two story Foyer.  Spacious & fully applianced island Kitchen with white cabinets and granite counters. Vaulted, sunlit Great Room with brick fireplace.  1st Floor Den & Laundry.  Huge, vaulted Master Suite has plant ledges, walk-in closet with organizer and private Bath with garden tub. Finished Basement has Recreation Room, Guest/Exercise Room (possible In-Law or Teen Suite) & Full Bath.  Upgraded woodwork, landscaping, some new carpet, recently painted interior paint, new paver patio & more! Over 3,600 SF on 3 finished levels! 4 BRs & 3.5 Baths. Olentangy schools. Only $369,900! Call DeLena today!
 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

​A homeowner's guide to a year-round deck



(BPT) - During the warm summer months, having an outdoor deck for barbecues and gatherings with family and friends is a great addition to any backyard. The approach of cool weather may signal the end of barbecue season, but homeowners can still use their deck after the warm temperatures have passed.



"Although decks are generally a summer attraction, there are ways to make them accessible during the winter as well," says Stephen McNally, TAMKO Building Products Inc.'s vice president of sales and marketing.



There are many ways to make your deck functional and enjoyable during the winter, no matter where your home is located.



Step 1 - Warm up your deck



The addition of a fireplace can transform your deck into an outdoor gathering spot and a scene-stealing area for those cool nights. The type of fireplace you decide on for your deck can add beauty and charm as well as complement your existing color scheme and deck furniture and decorations. Outdoor fireplaces can be made from stone, brick, tile or even granite, so the color options are endless.



"Outdoor fireplaces can be big, beautiful and elaborate, but there are other options for homeowners who prefer to keep their outdoor living space simple," McNally says.



If a large outdoor fireplace is not for you, but you want to enjoy your deck on cool winter nights, consider the addition of a fire pit, fire bowl or even a chiminea.



Structural safety and potential fire hazards are serious considerations when deciding on a fireplace, so having your deck inspected before you begin installing an outdoor fireplace is suggested. If you install an outdoor fireplace of any kind, make sure that it is done to the manufacturer's standards.



For more information on TAMKO EverGrain products and ideas for year round deck aesthetic appeal and maintenance, visit www.tamko.com.



Step 2 - Reducing summer dirt and grime



As the summer months come to an end, your deck is due for a well-deserved, thorough cleaning. Fall is a great time for this necessary chore because other outdoor tasks, like gardening and mowing, usually begin to decrease.



"Semi-annual cleaning of your deck is part of the required maintenance that reduces dirt, dust, grime and other residue build-up that the summer months have left behind," McNally says.



Use a garden house to rinse your deck. A fan-tip nozzle works best, but make sure the pressure from the hose does not exceed the manufacturers regulations. Ensure that you have removed all food and trash particles from the summer so that they do not contribute to build-up over the winter. For TAMKO's EverGrain decking products, use a nozzle with pressure that does not exceed 1,000 psi.



While rinsing your deck can reduce dirt and grime buildup, water alone will not remove the stains that have appeared on your deck. Cooking oil, suntan oil and other greasy substances can stain your deck over the course summer use. But before applying cleaner to your deck, make sure to test it in an inconspicuous spot to ensure that it will not change the coloring of your deck boards.



Step 3 - Spice up plant life



When it comes to enjoying outdoor living, beauty is everything. A well-installed deck can offer a certain aesthetic appeal by itself, but plant life can make a big difference, even in the winter time.



When the cool temperatures of late fall start to move in, you can help your plants extend their life. Move them closer to your house, ideally under a roof, to delay when they are hit by frost. If you have time before a frost sets in, help protect your plants by covering them with lightweight blankets or plastic sheets overnight and uncover them in the morning.



If you want to decorate with plants during the cool months, there are a variety of colorful, cool vegetables that make handsome pot-fillers. Consider plants with purple and dark-green leaves like beets, Chinese cabbage, kale, mustard, spinach or even herbs. Mixing several types of plants together in the same pot can have a nice effect and the addition of garden art statues can add a pop of color.



Green living plus green savings: an efficient equation for today's homeowners



Across the world, both building professionals and consumers are embracing the idea of sustainable building practices. This practice follows a process that is environmentally responsible and resource efficient throughout a building's life cycle: from design to construction, operation to maintenance and renovation, to eventually, demolition. This practice expands and complements the classical building design concerns of economy, utility, durability and comfort.



Green building brings together a vast array of practices and techniques to reduce and ultimately eliminate the impacts of buildings on the environment and human health. It often emphasizes taking advantage of renewable resources, such as using sunlight to generate solar power and using plants to reduce rainwater run-off.



According to the Energy Information Administration, the demand for green homes is expected to rise 900 percent in the next five years.



In the home, using energy efficient appliances can dramatically reduce energy waste and cut costs. Companies like Miele offer a wide range of Energy Star rated appliances for every room in the house from the kitchen to the laundry room.



For example, Miele offers induction cook-tops, which use a non-contact method of heating using magnetic fields to transfer energy directly to cookware. The induction element stays cool, while the target object heats up rapidly for extremely efficient cooking. Like gas, induction is exceptionally easy and quick to control. The ability to precisely control the power makes induction perfect for all types of cooking. It is highly reactive and exceedingly safe. The cooking surface is cool in operation and only generates heat where the pan sits on it. As soon as the pan is removed, the flow of heat stops immediately.



For more information on the various types of energy efficient appliances available, visit www.mieleusa.com.



Young, savvy, environmentally-conscious consumers are at the forefront of the green movement. Programs like the Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon allow this demographic to create and design an energy efficient home.



The Solar Decathlon is a program that challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency. This year's winner was the University of Maryland Team WaterShed.



"We are extremely pleased to be partnering with Miele on our entry into last year's Solar Decathlon competition," says Brian Grieb, University of Maryland Team WaterShed's faculty project manager. "Miele has a reputation for providing elegantly designed, environmentally conscious, cost-efficient products that are constructed with longevity in mind. These attributes are exactly the qualities we were seeking to include in the WaterShed home."



NEW LISTING IN WESTERVILLE!

JUST LISTED!
~7740 Red Bank Rd.~
ABSOLUTELY PERFECT CUSTOM BUILT HOME! Over 6,000 SF nestled onto 5 wooded & private acres near Hoover Reservoir! Loaded with extras & upgrades (Builders own home)! Expansive, Two-Story Great Room with walls of windows walks out to screened porch, deck & fenced yard. Giant “Dream” Kitchen with island, wrap around cabinets, granite counters, new appliances & bay wall. Master Suite has Sitting Area, walk-in closet & luxurious whirlpool Bath. Third Floor Bonus Room/5th Bedroom. First Floor Den & 2nd Floor Laundry. Full Finished Walkout Lower Level boasts Recreation Area with fireplace, Billiard’s Area, Bar/Kitchenette, 6th Bedroom & Full Bath (perfect In-Law/Teen Suite) & so much more! 5-6 BRs & 4.5 Baths. Westerville schools. Only $674,900! Call DeLena today!


Monday, September 28, 2015

NEW LISTING IN MARION!

JUST LISTED!
~1003 Vernon Heights Blvd.~
WORDS SIMPLY CANNOT DESCRIBE THIS HOME! Amazing & Historic former “Isaly Mansion Estate” on 1.4 scenic, wooded acres with gardens, pond and road frontage on both Leetonia and Vernon Heights Blvd (possible lot split). 3+ car attached and 2+ car detached garages. Ceramic Foyer opens to an expansive “Parlor”. Giant updated “Dream” Kitchen with wrap around cherry cabinets, Corian counters, bar area & steps down to a sunken Family Room with built-in bookcases & fireplace. 1st Floor Den.  Master Suite has cathedral ceilings, fireplace & huge vaulted whirlpool Bath with heated floors & skylights. 3rd Floor Ballroom/Guest Suite. Finished Basement has Recreation Room with ”barn sided” walls & stone fireplace. Nearly 6,400 SF! Must see to believe! 5 BRs & 3.5 Baths. Marion schools. Only $369,900! Call DeLena today!


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