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If your teeth are clenched and your fists are clenched, your lifespan is probably clenched.

– Terri Guillemets

This Day in History

July 15, 1988:  Die Hard debuts, makes Bruce Willis a movie star.  On this day in 1988, Die Hard, an action film starring Bruce Willis as wisecracking New York City cop John McClane, opens in theaters across the United States.  A huge box-office hit, the film established Willis as a movie star and spawned three sequels. Die Hard also became Hollywood shorthand for describing the plot of other actions films, as in “Speed is Die Hard on a bus.”

Willis, who was born March 19, 1955, and grew up in New Jersey, first rose to fame with the romantic comedy/detective drama TV series Moonlighting (1985-1989), in which he played smart-aleck private eye David Addison, who ran a detective agency with ex-model Maddie Hayes, played by Cybill Shepherd.  After the success of Die Hard, Willis, emerged as one of Hollywood’s top leading men.

Ojai Weather

Partly cloudy – High 90 / Low 63

Sunday, July 15, 2018
9:20 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

The open house list for today has been updated.  Enjoy your Sunday!

~ Ray
Saturday, July 14, 2018
12:35 p.m.
We have added two new Best Buys to the list.  Click the Best Buys link to read the write-up for each!

The open house list for Saturday has been updated.  Have a great day in Ojai, everyone, and don’t forget that Jefferson Starship is at Libbey Bowl tonight at 7:00, while Wilson Phillips will be there Sunday at 7:00 p.m!

~ Ray
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Dare to be different
Friday, July 13, 2018
6:20 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

We’ll have two new Best Buys for you tomorrow morning, along with an update of the open house list.  Have a great weekend!

~ Ray
9:00 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

Were heading out to take a look at ten new properties this morning!  Meanwhile, here’s the list of things to do in Ojai (which includes a concert at Libbey Bowl with Jefferson Starship on Saturday – we’ll be there)!

~ Ray
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The only couch that includes free pocket lint
Thursday, July 12, 2018
5:30 p.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
11:00 a.m.

Just a heads up; there’s a fantastic new shop opening today in Meiners Oaks called Pearl Paris.  Be sure to check out this unique and eclectic boutique.  It’s open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., so be sure to stop by to say hello to the proprietor, Tracy!  Pearl Paris is located at 100 E. El Roblar Drive.

pearl paris, 100 e el roblar drive ojai

10:25 a.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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Ah, finally…a funeral home with a sense of humor
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
3:20 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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Yep, I’ll be taking the elevator
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
4:10 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

Even though this isn’t related to Ojai real estate, we want to congratulate our sellers at 119 Los Cabos Lane in Ventura for closing on the sale of their home!  (We received three offers on this home and ended up selling it for full price.)

~ Ray
9:30 a.m.

No changes yet for today.

Early last evening, Cheryl and I thought we felt a slight earthquake.  A quick check of the earthquake maps revealed nothing occurred, but I did find a fantastic site that allows you to enter your home address to see what hazards your property might be subjected to – via maps indicating whether it’s in an earthquake fault zone, a liquefaction zone, or a landslide zone (or a combination of either).  The different types of earthquake hazards are scattered all over the place, so this really pinpoints it for you.  After you enter your address and the map pulls it up, close the box that reads “Search result” with your address in it, then click on your property (the address is indicated on the parcel).  A pop-up will show if it’s in any of the zones.  Check it out here.

~ Ray
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An Igloo igloo

  

Monday, July 9, 2018
5:35 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
10:15 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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Licensed and bonded?  Yeah, right!
Saturday, July 7, 2018
11:10 a.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

The open house list has been updated!

~ Ray
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When ADA regulations become a little too stringent
Friday, July 6, 2018
3:40 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

Have a great weekend; the open house list will be updated tomorrow!

~ Ray
11:10 a.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

We’re heading out to take a quick look at a couple of properties; here’s the list of things to do in Ojai.  (Hey, Little Feat is going to be at the Topa Mountain Winery tonight!  I played two of their songs while in bands over the years – Let It Roll and Texas Twister – both a blast to play from a musician’s standpoint.)  Stay cool out there!

~ Ray
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Good luck getting your homeowner’s insurance to cover this
Thursday, July 5, 2018
5:10 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
11:05 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

What a great fireworks show last night!  I think the grand finale was the best I’ve ever seen in Ojai.  Also, was it just us or did the traffic seem to move more smoothly after the show was over?

~ Ray
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A dead giveaway that you’re an empty-nester
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
9:10 p.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

There will be no update tomorrow.  Have a safe and happy 4th of July, and don’t miss the fireworks!

~ Ray
10:25 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
  • 40 Pathelen Avenue – reduced from $599,000 to $589,000.
  • 992-990 Loma Drive – reduced from $1,675,000 to $1,665,000.
  • 333 Bundren Street – this listing has been withdrawn from the market.  Also, note that this was previously listed as 33 Bundren Street.  I looked at the history of this house; very strange, as it’s been listed in the past as both 33 Bundren Street and 333 Bundren Street.  The link is from the Ventura MLS, so it will show as unavailable.

We were notified a couple of weeks ago that our power would be disconnected by SCE in order to perform maintenance and upgrades from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. today.  We usually work from our home offices, but today we’ll spend much of the day in the KW office in town.  It’s good to have advanced notice; two years ago on July 3rd and 4th – our power went out due to a problem, and was out so long that we basically had to cancel all of our July 4th plans and run down and buy a generator at Lowe’s in Ventura.  (Turned out to be a blessing, as we needed the generator for a day or so during last year’s fires.)  At least we made the fireworks show!

~ Ray
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All I see is a T-Rex
Monday, July 2, 2018
5:15 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

The Ojai Market Data update has been completed; lots of good info there so be sure to check it out!

~ Ray
10:50 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

As it’s the beginning of the month, we’ll have the new Ojai Market Update for you later this afternoon!

~ Ray
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When the word “inconspicuous” doesn’t exist in your language
Sunday, July 1, 2018
11:05 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

Don’t forget to check out today’s open houses!

~ Ray