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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, October 16, 2019

PRICE REDUCED IN WESTERVILLE!


PRICE REDUCED!

~7110 Hoover Reserve Court S~
 



GORGEOUS TWO-STORY HOME! ~1.5 acre wooded, cul-de-sac lot in a small subdivision tucked into woods backs to a metro park and close to Hoover Reservoir. ~$90,000 in recent updates & upgrades! Over 4,700 SF on 3 finished levels. Two-Story Foyer with wood floors opens to a Two-Story Great Room with wall of windows. Wood floors throughout  most of the main floor. ''Dream'' Kitchen has wrap around 42'' maple cabinets, granite countertops and walks out to a custom paver patio. First Floor Den/5th Bedroom. Expansive Owner's Suite with walk-in closet and updated Bath with garden tub. Professionally finished Lower Level with Kitchenette/Bar, Billiard’s Room with fireplace, Media Room (perfect for game day) & Exercise Room. Everything you would want, and more! 4 BRs & 2.5 Baths. Westerville schools. Only $624,900! Call DeLena today!

OPEN HOUSE IN DUBLIN






OPEN HOUSE!
by Kelly Keeton!
 5033 Glenaire Dr, Dublin, OH 43017
Sunday,October 20, 2019
 1-3PM

This home is a MUST-SEE!
 
IF YOU LONG FOR THE TUSCAN FEEL OF ITALY OR STREETS OF FRANCE
 
You must see this home! Unlike all others! No expense was spared on the custom renovation. Very open with over 4,300 SF on 4 finished levels, all nestled onto ~1/2 acre scenic, wooded and park-like, cul-de-sac lot! First Floor Den and Laundry. Gourmet island Kitchen has wrap around 42'' cabinets and natural stone countertops. Vaulted Great Room has stone fireplace and staircase to Upper Level Loft. Indescribable Owner's Suite with custom shower, dual heads and two custom walk-in-closets. Finished Lower Level has Recreation Room, bar and ''spa-like'' shower Bath (perfect In-Law/Teen Suite). Arched doorways, copper flashing and downspouts, private terraced patios, 3rd car addition, new carpet, HVAC & so much more! Simply too much to describe! 4 BRs & 3.5 Baths. Dublin schools. Only $499,900! Call DeLena today!

OPEN HOUSE IN WESTERVILLE



OPEN HOUSE!
by Kristy Voelker!
 7110 Hoover Reserve Court S, Westerville, OH 43081
Sunday,October 20, 2019
 1-3PM

This home is a MUST-SEE!
QUALITY TWO-STORY HOME! 
 
~1.5 acre wooded, cul-de-sac lot in a small subdivision tucked into woods backs to a metro park and close to Hoover Reservoir. ~$90,000 in recent updates & upgrades! Over 4,700 SF on 3 finished levels. Two-Story Foyer with wood floors opens to a Two-Story Great Room with wall of windows. Wood floors throughout  most of the main floor. ''Dream'' Kitchen has wrap around 42'' maple cabinets, granite countertops and walks out to a custom paver patio. First Floor Den/5th Bedroom. Expansive Owner's Suite with walk-in closet and updated Bath with garden tub. Professionally finished Lower Level with Kitchenette/Bar, Billiard’s Room with fireplace, Media Room (perfect for game day) & Exercise Room. Everything you would want, and more! 4 BRs & 2.5 Baths. Westerville schools. Only $624,900! Call DeLena today

OPEN HOUSE IN SUNBURY




OPEN HOUSE!
by Rick Graham!
 15136 Greyland Dr E, Sunbury, OH 43074
Saturday,October 19, 2019
 1-3PM

This home is a MUST-SEE!
QUALITY UNMATCHED!
 
Brand new custom built Two-Story home on nearly 1 acre ''rural setting'' just minutes north of New Albany and close to everything. Community pond, 2 gazebos and pastoral views. 2,400 SF of luxurious and open living spaces. Fully applianced Kitchen is open to the Dining Area and Great Room. 13 x 13 Sunroom/Flex Room off the Kitchen. First Floor Office/4th Bedroom. First Floor Owner's Suite has walk-in closet & private shower Bath. Loaded with extras and upgrades. 2 Upper Level Bedrooms. Full Basement (ready to finish), 12 x 16 patio & much more! If this home is not for you, the builder can customize any plan. Additional lots are available. 3 BRs & 2.5 Baths. Big Walnut Schools. Only $498,900! Call DeLena today!

OPEN HOUSE IN SUNBURY




OPEN HOUSE!
by Rich Johnson!
 15136 Greyland Dr E, Sunbury, OH 43074
Sunday,October 20, 2019
 1-3PM

This home is a MUST-SEE!
QUALITY UNMATCHED!
 
Brand new custom built Two-Story home on nearly 1 acre ''rural setting'' just minutes north of New Albany and close to everything. Community pond, 2 gazebos and pastoral views. 2,400 SF of luxurious and open living spaces. Fully applianced Kitchen is open to the Dining Area and Great Room. 13 x 13 Sunroom/Flex Room off the Kitchen. First Floor Office/4th Bedroom. First Floor Owner's Suite has walk-in closet & private shower Bath. Loaded with extras and upgrades. 2 Upper Level Bedrooms. Full Basement (ready to finish), 12 x 16 patio & much more! If this home is not for you, the builder can customize any plan. Additional lots are available. 3 BRs & 2.5 Baths. Big Walnut Schools. Only $498,900! Call DeLena today!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Haunted Places: The Ridges | Presented By DeLena Ciamacco


Once a calm and peaceful place for the criminally and mentally insane, The Ridges (originally named The Athens Lunatic Asylum) now stands in the shadow of its dark and haunted past. The Ridges opened its doors on January 9, 1874 after six years of construction. The Kirkbride design made the facility feel like home, instead of a cold and careless institution, and was more therapeutic for the patients. The calmer patients were able to paint, dance and go on picnics. They could go to church or plays and had access to the grounds. Some took care of the orchards and farm, and some trained at the nearby nursing hospital. This homey feel made The Ridges so popular that people began dropping off their elderly relatives when they couldn’t afford to care for them anymore or their rebellious teens when they no longer felt like dealing with them. The population at The Ridges spiked but the number of staff remained the same. This overcrowding became the downfall of the idyllic haven The Ridges once was. Painting, dancing and picnics turned into water treatment, shock therapy and lobotomies. 


After the downfall of The Ridges, strange things began to happen. On December 1, 1978 a patient named Margaret Schilling disappeared. It is said that she was playing hide and seek with a nurse who got distracted and forgot to look for her. Margaret’s body was found over a month later on January 12, 1979. More curious than Margaret’s disappearance is the shadow she left behind. An imprint of her clothes and hair is perfectly visible on the concrete floor. No plausible explanation can be given - some say that her body decomposed and the outlined formed because of a reaction between her body and the sunlight.

There are either two or three cemeteries at The Ridges, depending on who you ask. The most well-known is the one located at the rear corner of the grounds. It is the only part of The Ridges still owned by the state Department of Mental Health (the rest of The Ridges is owned by Ohio University and has been converted into classrooms and offices).  One of the unique features of this cemetery is that most of the gravestones are engraved with numbers instead of names and dates. Due to hospital records keeping track of which names belong to which numbers, some of the gravestones have had metallic veteran’s plaques added. (The identities of males #1 - #63 will remain a secret forever since their records are missing). Approximately two thousand people are buried at The Ridges Cemetery, including a large number of Civil War veterans. 

Taking into account the horrible conditions that patients had to endure, it’s not surprising that  the cemetery is rumored to be haunted. Most of the stories are focused on a weird circle of graves. Legend has it that witches used this circle for seances. Ohio Universities official statement is that it was formed by pranksters some years back. Another odd placement of graves is over a wooden bridge across a little creek. Three or four graves rest there, isolated from the rest. In addition to the circle of graves, ghosts are also rumored to haunt the cemetery. Some have also reported seeing strange lights and hearing screams at night.  

Sources: hauntedathensohio.com/the-ridges-mental-health-institution/; hauntedathensohio.com/the-ridges-cemetery/;
www.forgottenoh.com/Ridges/ridgeshaunts.html; www.forgottenoh.com/Ridges/ridgescemetery.html

NEW LISTING IN LEWIS CENTER!

JUST LISTED!
~5766 Hickory Drive~
 
ENJOY AN ''URBAN LIFESTYLE'' IN A ''SUBURBAN SETTING!'' Conveniently located 2019 Parade of Homes neighborhood. This “One-of-a-kind” community is just steps away from restaurants, shopping, entertainment, parks/sports fields, boating & more! This brand new custom Two-Story lives large with nearly 2,900 SF on 3 finished levels. Very open floor plan has 10 ft ceilings on Main Floor & 9 ft on Second Floor & Lower Level. Wood floors on most of the Main Level. Great Room with gas fireplace. Open island Kitchen has center island, white cabinets & granite countertops. Owner's Suite has walk-in closet & private Bath with soaking tub. Finished Lower Level has Recreation Room, Fourth Bedroom & Full Bath (perfect In-Law/Teen Suite). Patio courtyard & more! Feel the quality! 4 BRs & 3.5 Baths. Olentangy schools. 
Only $481,500! Call DeLena today!

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