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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, November 30, 2016

OPEN HOUSE IN THE VILLAGE AT ALUM CREEK!

OPEN HOUSE!
by Stefani Robinson
Sunday, December 4th, 2-4 pm
~2099 Parklawn Dr, Lewis Center, OH 43035
 
METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED! 
Two-story home on ~1/3 acre lot close to Alum Creek State Park & Polaris. 1st floor Den & Laundry. Island Kitchen has oak cabinets & ceramic tile floors. Family Room walks out to a new Trex deck & retractable awning. Upper Level Bonus/Theatre Room/5th Bedroom. Vaulted Master Suite has plant ledge, walk-in closet & private bath with garden tub. Finished lower level adds ~700 SF of additional living area. Recent updates include: carpet, roof, windows & doors, deck & awning, interior/exterior paint and more! 4 BRs & 2.5 Baths. Nearly 3,300 SF! Olentangy schools. Only $329,900!  

OPEN HOUSE IN THE SANCTUARY!

OPEN HOUSE! 
by Rich Johnson!
Sunday, December 4th, 1-3 pm
~8185 Lake Bluff Ct, Columbus, OH 43235~
 
GATED COMMUNITY, CLOSE TO EVERYTHING! 
Two-story home nestled onto a very scenic & wooded ~1/3 acre cul-de-sac lot. 3,900 SF on 3 finished levels! First Floor Den and Laundry. Vaulted Great Room has skylight, wet bar, stone fireplace and walks out to a screened porch with skylights & cathedral ceilings. Very spacious island Kitchen with 42” cherry cabinets. Partially Finished Lower Level has Recreation Room and walk-in cedar closet. Master Suite has his & hers walk-in closets and whirlpool Bath. Updates include: roof, 2 new furnaces & more! 4 BRs & 2.5 Baths. Worthington schools. Only $384,900!


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Planning ahead is key to throwing a memorable party



(BPT) - There's nothing more chic than entertaining with ease and seamlessly bringing family and friends together over a great meal at a fashionable table. If you want to be known as an unforgettable host, follow these tips for entertaining in style to impress guests at your next event:



* Select a theme: No matter the occasion, select a theme and color palette to set the tone and inspire everything from the tablescape to the menu.



* Make your menu: Create a simple and delicious menu using fresh ingredients. Try Chef Nate Appleman's crowd-pleasing frittata with roasted garlic, dill, Parmagiano Reggiano and salami created for Fashion Kitchen (serves 4 to 6).



1. First, roast garlic by placing one head of garlic in the 7.7 ounce CorningWare mini baking dish and drizzle with olive oil. Cover with lid and bake for 30 minutes at 375 degrees. When cool, squeeze the garlic from the skin, discard and reserve the garlic.



2. In a bowl, add four large eggs, 2 tablespoons heavy cream, roasted garlic, 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano, 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill and salt. Mix with a fork until well incorporated.



3. Pour mixture into 18.6 ounce CorningWare baking dish and place in the oven for about 15 minutes until egg is set.-



4. Cut into 1-by-1-inch pieces, top with a piece of folded, thinly sliced salami on a toothpick and serve.



* Set the table: To save time, design and set your table the night before. The key to creating fresh new tablescapes is versatile, white dinnerware paired with interchangeable, bold linens. Boutique by Corelle dinnerware delivers statement-making, subtle sophistication with its embossed design and durable Vitrelle glass. Add silverware, glassware and candles to finish the table.



* Prep and pop: Prep dishes in advance and store them in the fridge before baking and serving. When it's time to bake, pop them in the oven. CorningWare French White bakeware can go from the fridge to the oven, oven to table, table to fridge or freezer - no need to change dishes for baking, serving and storing. This time-saver will allow you to greet guests as they arrive and avoid last-minute meal prep. The recently refreshed design delivers contemporary style with its iconic fluting, perfect for every table.



* All in the details: Just before guests arrive add vibrant floral arrangements and light candles to set the mood. Enjoy the company of your guests while demonstrating how to entertain fashionably and effortlessly. For more recipe ideas and entertaining tips, visit www.worldkitchen.com.



Help men reclaim space of their own: Bathroom sharing tips



(BPT) - Most couples acknowledge that women get the majority of space in the bathroom. In fact, men claim that just one-third of the bathroom is set aside for their things, according to a recent U.S. Dove Men+Care Hair Survey, and they often reach for items that belong to their partner, instead of products made for them.



Dove Men+Care, which offers hair care products made specifically for men, has partnered with well-known home improvement duo, Mark and Theresa Clement, to help men reclaim a bathroom space of their own. The Clements, who are space-maximizing pros through their own personal experiences and frequent client requests, dole out some helpful tips for sharing a bathroom with your partner:



* Mark suggests, "Even before you start organizing your space, talk about what you're looking for! Do you like the top shelf-or do you prefer the bottom? Are you frustrated by open shampoo tops or soap left on the shower floor? Speak up! It can be helpful to organize your space together."



* Try to keep in mind that sharing space is all about compromise. Some need more cabinet space while others need more space in the shower. Theresa advises, "Try to be flexible with your partner's requests! I love having my products easily accessible, but I know Mark does, too. Do your best to divide space according to your needs and always respect your partner's space."



* Play with boundaries. Creating structure will remind you which area is yours...and which belongs to your partner. The Clements love "his-and-hers" shelves or shower caddies and also recommend customized drawers or cabinet space if you're looking to invest in your home.



* Stock products for both of you. About nine in 10 men have borrowed their partners' products, according to a recent U.S. Dove Men+Care Hair Survey, but many women wish they didn't. To stop the cycle, find a product he likes, such as Aqua Impact Shampoo from Dove Men+Care Hair-and keep using your favorites!



* While you may not have an eye for decor like Theresa, putting your own stamp on the area is important. "Don't forget about decorations," she says. "Moving in together means creating a space for his and her tastes. Explore the colors and themes each of you prefers and find a way to combine the two for a unique style."







NEW LISTING IN REYNOLDSBURG!

JUST LISTED!
~1609 Marvin Dr, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068~

BRICK RANCH HOME IN HUBER! 
This home is light, bright, and neutral throughout. Cosmetic updating has been done for you…just move right in! One floor living with open Family Room and Kitchen. Home features Sunroom addition and attached garage. Updates: newer roof, windows, flooring, lighting & more! The outdoor space offers a spacious backyard, paver patio and large shed (perfect for storage). This won't last long - see it today! 3 BRs & 1 Full Bath. Nearly 1,100 SF! Reynoldsburg schools. Only $107,500! Call DeLena today!

NEW LISTING IN HUNTINGTON HILLS!

JUST LISTED!
~11726 Kennington Square W, Pickerington, OH 43147~

FABULOUSLY RENOVATED TWO-STORY HOME IN HUNTINGTON HILLS! 
Remodeled, gourmet Kitchen opens to Dining Room and features stainless steel appliances, cherry espresso-colored cabinets, granite countertops, wall oven and large island with bar seating. Family Room has wood-burning fireplace with mantle. Hardwood floors throughout. Many updates include: newer carpet, freshly painted walls and remodeled/updated Bathrooms. Partially Finished Lower Level with Bonus Room (possible Den/Spare Bedroom). Large fenced backyard, concrete patio & mature trees. Community has in-ground pool, park, walking path and tennis, basketball, & sand volleyball courts. Close to shopping and schools! 4 BRs & 2.5 Baths. Over 2,200 SF! Pickerington schools. Only $229,900! Call DeLena today!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Finding Your Stealth Fir for the Season: Christmas Tree Farms in Central Ohio



Having a tree that is artificial is one of the supposed blessings of the season: you can assemble it easily, it still may look subpar, and if you have guests over to enjoy the holiday, there is at least something decorating the space. Taking a tree out of a box may make you feel as if your job to fill the room will be that much easier, but we wanted to showcase for you some of the best places to get an authentic tree in Ohio this season. The experience of loading the family up in the car, haggling a bit over the selection, and finally setting up the tree in your living room is one that you will not soon forget. 

Here in this state, we are blessed with the changing of the seasons that allow for the trips to cut down a pristine pine. Fastening it to the top of your vehicle, making sure it fits inside, and picking out your favorite ornaments are all going to be highlights of your holiday. The fresh smell alone will put you and yours properly in the holiday spirit, while having family activities like cookie decorating and listening to the music that reminds you of the holidays. Contributing to these home-grown businesses will make you feel as if you are an integral part of keeping the Columbus community moving forward, and in a healthy state. Here are our picks for three of the coolest tree farms in the area: set aside some time to take the family to any of these, and have them add extra enjoyment to the best season of the year.

 Cackler Farms -
This farm has an excellent selection of Canaan Fir, Frasier Fir, Norway Spruce, Serbian Spruce, Austrian Pine, Scotch Pine, and White Pine. There is also no better additive to your home for the holidays then a custom made Christmas wreath, doled out with Cackler Farm's own fresh greens; these are well-crafted holiday items that definitely sell out fast! Arches, centerpieces, crosses, grave blankets, and roping are all other items you can purchase here. The centerpieces you can get here will really brighten up any table, and assure that your holiday is as festive and as warm as can be. You can also feel free to use the tree recycling station, and other complimentary services such as a tree disposal bag.





  Dale Tree Farm -
For 28 years, many Ohio families have enjoyed the holiday tradition of coming here to locate the perfect tree. You can actually take a wagon ride out into 12 acres of trees, where you can take time with your loved ones to select the perfect one for the 2016 season. After the excursion, you will get to enjoy free cocoa in a heated barn, and the staff will net your find for proper transport. The folks here will graciously supply saws, sleds, carts, and ropes for an easy experience that will make a memory for a lifetime. Proprietor Martin retired from the US Forest Services in 1993, and immediately set to finding ways to improve this beautiful landmark and local holiday tradition. What you find here is predominantly Canaan Fir, and transplants are carefully cultivated for a year before being moved out to the fields.
















Mr. Tree Farm -
Since 1968, Mr. Tree Farm has been a provider for the beautiful bounty of the Christmas season. Located in Blacklick, Ohio, the farm is just a 5-mile distance from I-270 and East Broad Street. There are over 12,000 trees on the premises, and you can have your pick from Scotch Pine, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir, Canaan, Colorado Fir, and more. As the Christmas season comes closer, you can be greeted by Mr Tree right away, and he'll steer you towards activities such as Santa's Workshop, a petting zoo, and serving of hot chocolate and cider to help ease the chill in the early winter's air. A one-of-a-kind experience for everyone who comes, Mr. Tree Farm has been an Ohio Staple for decades. A slightly different activity then the early fall's pumpkin gatherings, the choice to have a real tree in your home will be one you won't regret, as the wonderful fragrance and presence in your family room will be a spectacle for everyone in your home to enjoy.
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