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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.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Pampering Comes Easy in This Gilded Master Bath





Pampering Comes Easy in This Gilded Master Bath

"I think of this as a fresher, younger version of glamour, sexy without being over-the-top." (housebeautiful.com) > Read More



Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The Inside Scoop: What It's Really Like Living With Open Kitchen Shelving





The Inside Scoop: What It's Really Like Living With Open Kitchen Shelving

The debate between open shelving and closed cabinets in the kitchen divides many people. Some find the look charming, but hate the practicality of it. Others think it looks messy, but wonder if they'd use their stuff more if they could see. (apartmenttherapy.com) > Read More



Monday, March 25, 2019

10 Things Every Small Kitchen Needs





10 Things Every Small Kitchen Needs

No space? No problem. These handy tricks will have you second guessing small kitchens. (domino.com) > Read More



Friday, March 22, 2019

Judge the Landscape Beyond Just Curb Appeal





Judge the Landscape Beyond Just Curb Appeal

It's no surprise that beautiful landscaping improves curb appeal and increases home value, but there are other benefits of living landscapes that smart buyers and sellers should know to protect their real estate investment (RealtorMag) > Read More



Wednesday, March 20, 2019

How to Arrange Furniture in an Open Space





How to Arrange Furniture in an Open Space

Designer Tamara Eaton masterfully creates four different seating arrangements in a single sprawling room, and wow... > Read More



Monday, March 18, 2019

7 Kid's Rooms Whose Walls Solve At Least Two Problems at Once





7 Kid's Rooms Whose Walls Solve At Least Two Problems at Once

Kids rooms are always so much fun, perhaps because parents use their children's spaces to fulfill inner fantasies. So, when you see great decor ideas that aren't just creative, but also fun and functional, jump on them. Here are seven favorites that don't just look good. (apartmenttherapy) > Read More



Friday, March 15, 2019

Why You Should Consider Real Estate Investing As Early As Your 20s





Why You Should Consider Real Estate Investing As Early As Your 20s

There's this old saying that says the best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now. That especially applies to investing. (www.financialavenue.org) > Read More



Wednesday, March 13, 2019

When Friends Buy a Home Together





When Friends Buy a Home Together

Pooling resources with friends and siblings has become the quickest path to homeownership and surprisingly is more common than you think. (www.nytimes.com) > Read More



Monday, March 11, 2019

Recycling Symbols, Decoded





Recycling Symbols, Decoded

What do those symbols on plastic bottles mean? And why are they different from the ones on the box your latest online purchase came in? Here, the cheat sheet you need properly dispose of recyclables. (realsimple.com) > Read More



Friday, March 8, 2019

Don't Forget To Spring Forward This Sunday! Included: Things You May Not Know About Daylight Saving Time | Courtesy of DeLena Ciamacco





DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME
is the practice of advancing clocks during summer months so that evening daylight lasts longer, while sacrificing normal sunrise times. It gives us the opportunity to enjoy sunny summer evenings by moving our clocks an hour forward in the spring.


Don’t forget to SPRING FORWARD  1 hour
this
Sunday, March 10th at 2 AM
 
PS: Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 AM
Sunday, November 3rd

Though in favor of maximizing daylight waking hours, Benjamin Franklin did not originate the idea of moving clocks forward. By the time he was a 78-year-old American envoy in Paris in 1784, the man who espoused the virtues of “early to bed and early to rise” was not practicing what he preached. After being unpleasantly stirred from sleep at 6 a.m. by the summer sun, the founding father penned a satirical essay in which he calculated that Parisians, simply by waking up at dawn, could save the modern-day equivalent of $200 million through “the economy of using sunshine instead of candles.” As a result of this essay, Franklin is often erroneously given the honor of “inventing” daylight saving time, but he only proposed a change in sleep schedules—not the time itself.

Englishman William Willett led the first campaign to implement daylight saving time. While on an early-morning horseback ride around the desolate outskirts of London in 1905, Willett had an epiphany that the United Kingdom should move its clocks forward by 80 minutes between April and October so that more people could enjoy the plentiful sunlight. The Englishman published the 1907 brochure “The Waste of Daylight” and spent much of his personal fortune evangelizing with missionary zeal for the adoption of “summer time.” Year after year, however, the British Parliament stymied the measure, and Willett died in 1915 at age 58 without ever seeing his idea come to fruition.

Germany was the first country to enact daylight saving time. It took World War I for Willett’s dream to come true, but on April 30, 1916, Germany embraced daylight saving time to conserve electricity.(He may have been horrified to learn that Britain’s wartime enemy followed his recommendations before his homeland.) Weeks later, the United Kingdom followed suit and introduced “summer time.”
 
Daylight saving time in the United States was not intended to benefit farmers, as many people think. Contrary to popular belief, American farmers did not lobby for daylight saving to have more time to work in the fields; in fact, the agriculture industry was deeply opposed to the time switch when it was first implemented on March 31, 1918, as a wartime measure. The sun, not the clock, dictated farmers’ schedules, so daylight saving was very disruptive. Farmers had to wait an extra hour for dew to evaporate to harvest hay, hired hands worked less since they still left at the same time for dinner and cows weren’t ready to be milked an hour earlier to meet shipping schedules. Agrarian interests led the fight for the 1919 repeal of national daylight saving time, which passed after Congress voted to override President Woodrow Wilson’s veto. Rather than rural interests, it has been urban entities such as retail outlets and recreational businesses that have championed daylight saving over the decades.
 
For decades, daylight saving in the United States was a confounding patchwork of local practices. After the national repeal in 1919, some states and cities, including New York City and Chicago, continued to shift their clocks. National daylight saving time returned during World War II, but after its repeal three weeks after war’s end the confusing hodgepodge resumed. States and localities could start and end daylight saving whenever they pleased, a system that Time magazine (an aptly named source) described in 1963 as “a chaos of clocks.” In 1965 there were 23 different pairs of start and end dates in Iowa alone, and St. Paul, Minnesota, even began daylight saving two weeks before its twin city, Minneapolis. Passengers on a 35-mile bus ride from Steubenville, Ohio, to Moundsville, West Virginia, passed through seven time changes. Order finally came in 1966 with the enactment of the Uniform Time Act, which standardized daylight saving time from the last Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October, although states had the option of remaining on standard time year-round.

 
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Make the Front Porch a Selling Point





Make the Front Porch a Selling Point

Now, we're seeing those iconic front porches coming back. And the younger generation is bringing a different spin to this idea of "porching." There's this growing movement called "Porchfest." (RealtorMag) > Read More



Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Window Frames: Material Guide





Window Frames: Material Guide

Regardless of the architectural style or size of a home, one inclusion is necessary; effective, beautiful windows. Before you try to decide what "types of windows" you'd like in your home, let's take a look at some of the most pertinent considerations that will help you to make a perfectly informed choice. (Homify) > Read More



Monday, March 4, 2019

Why Two-Tone Kitchen Cabinets Are the Best Of All Possible Worlds





Why Two-Tone Kitchen Cabinets Are the Best Of All Possible Worlds

Picking a kitchen paint color is difficult. It's something you'll live with for quite awhile, so you want something classic. If you choose a white or neutral, however, you run the risk of it being too boring, or even too cold... Here are some great strategies to get a kitchen in a couple of colors you love. (apartmenttherapy) > Read More



Friday, March 1, 2019

Hot Home Trend: Edison Bulbs





Hot Home Trend: Edison Bulbs

Does your listing's lighting need a contemporary makeover? Edison bulbs may be the answer. These clear glass light bulbs, in which the center is exposed, have a nostalgic-like appearance and let out a nice warm glow. They can make your lighting stand out. (RealtorMag) > Read More



MARCH 2019 MARKET UPDATE!



MARCH 2019

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