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I got into an argument with a girlfriend inside of a tent.  That’s a bad place for an argument, because then I tried to walk out and slammed the flap.  How are you supposed to express your anger in this situation?  Zipper it up really quick?  –  Mitch Hedberg

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Sunny  –  High 78 / Low 51

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
6:40 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
11:30 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate fun pic
New item on the menu: The McSquat
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
5:40 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
11:55 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate fun pic
Actual listing photo
Monday, March 27, 2017
10:00 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate fun pic
Happy Birthday, Mr. President…
Sunday, March 26, 2017
10:10 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

If you’re thinking of taking a look at some open houses today, be sure to check out the open house list!  We’re having two of our listings open today at 12576 MacDonald Drive and 1193 Forest Avenue.

– Ray
Saturday, March 25, 2017
10:40 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

The open house list for this weekend has been updated.

– Ray
Pic of the Day

Friday, March 24, 2017
5:10 p.m.
There are two more new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
  • 81 Feliz Drive – sale pending.  Congrats to our clients/buyers, who had their offer accepted on this home!
  • 1290 Mariano Drive – sold for $580,000 (originally listed for $599,000).  Congrats to our clients/sellers, who closed this home today!

Have a great weekend!

– Ray
10:25 a.m.
There are three new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

Here’s the list of things to do in Ojai this weekend.

– Ray
Pic of the Day
‘Nuff said.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
5:00 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

Last weekend Cheryl and I took the chance to visit my father in Phoenix, where he recently purchased a winter home.  We took in a couple of Cubs spring training games, traveled to Jerome, AZ, sat outside on the patio until late at night talking, and then followed that up with a stop in Julian, CA – where we were able to see the “Superbloom” of desert flowers in nearby Anza Borrego.  If you get a chance to go, it’s worth a look.  The flowers should be good to view for the next week or so; try to go during the week if you can.

– Ray

9:15 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate fun pic
Putting the cart before the house
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
4:30 p.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
10:45 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate fun pic
On a rainy day there’s nothing like staying inside, curling up next to a fire, and reading a good brick
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
6:45 p.m.
There are three new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
8:50 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day

ojai real estate fun pic

Monday, March 20, 2017
6:05 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
10:40 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day

ojai real estate fun pic

Sunday, March 19, 2017
9:25 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:

Make sure to take a look at today’s open houses.  We’re having our listing at 1193 Forest Avenue open from 12:00 to 3:00, so be sure to stop by!

– Ray
Saturday, March 18, 2017
11:15 a.m.
There are three new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
  • 280 Bundren Street – back on the market (had been withdrawn) and reduced from $499,000 to $449,000.  (It’s now with a different agent, which is why there is no photo for it yet.)
  • 905 Grandview Avenue – reduced from $595,000 to $580,000.
  • 910 Park Road – sold for $729,000 (originally listed for $729,000).

Don’t forget to see the updated open house list for this weekend!

– Ray
Pic of the Day

ojai real estate fun pic

Friday, March 17, 2017
10:40 a.m.

This is what I get for not doing an update yesterday evening…

There are eight new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

Here’s the list of things to do in Ojai this weekend!

– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate fun pic
Pointless crosswalk markings
Thursday, March 16, 2017
10:15 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:

Just FYI, there’s a possibility this will be the only update for today.

– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate fun pic
You dirty scoundrels!
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
5:00 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
– Ray
12:50 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
fun pic ojai real estate
Great, now I’ll be under my fiber requirement for the day
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
4:35 p.m.
  • No other changes for today.
– Ray
10:10 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
Van Camp’s Clock and Beans. (I may have added the logo.)
Monday, March 13, 2017
5:05 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
9:20 a.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate fun pic
Actual listing photo: The hills are alive with the sound of…nuclear fire
Sunday, March 12, 2017
12:25 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
Check out today’s open houses!  We’re having two of our own open today at 1193 Forest Avenue and 12576 MacDonald Drive.  We hope to see you there!
– Ray
Saturday, March 11, 2017
10:50 a.m.
There are three new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
This weekend’s open house list has been updated!
– Ray
Pic of the Day
Aaghh…my eyes, my eyes! GZZZZT, aaghh my heart, my heart!
Friday, March 10, 2017
3:15 p.m.
There is another new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
  • 1429 Foothill Road – back on the market (had been expired) and reduced from $1,100,000 to $1,050,000.
  • We have added two new Honorable Mentions – 1317 N. Drown Avenue and 1752 Country Drive.

Have a great weekend; as usual, we’ll see you tomorrow morning with the updated open house list.  I suspect we’ll see a lot of new homes!

– Ray
9:10 a.m.
There are five new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

That’s 10 new listings on the market in the last 24 hours…things are picking up, perhaps?  We’re heading out to take a look at a whole slew of them this morning.  Here’s the list of things to do in Ojai.

– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate fun pic
What a terrible place for a stripper pole
Thursday, March 9, 2017
5:45 p.m.
There are three more new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
11:45 a.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate fun pic
Jeannie’s failure to please Major Nelson in a previous life led to her unfortunate reincarnation
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
4:50 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
10:05 a.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
– Ray
Pic(s) of the Day
ojai real estate-street art
Click the photo above to see a gallery of more amazing street art!
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
7:05 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
10:35 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate fun pic
Mountain goat train surfing
Monday, March 6, 2017
5:20 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
11:15 a.m.
There are two new listings on the market:

 

– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate fun pic
Allergy warnings, run amok
Sunday, March 5, 2017
10:10 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

Due to the rain, you might want to give the listing agent a call on any open houses you might want to see – just to make sure they’ll be open.  Their information can be found on the MLS link for each property.

– Ray
Saturday, March 4, 2017
9:50 a.m.
– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate fun pic
Janet Leigh had a sick sense of humor
Friday, March 3, 2017
4:30 p.m.
There are three new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

We didn’t see any new Best Buys today, but I did want to point out a home that really stood out.  848 Cambon Circle is a gorgeous home with updated kitchen, baths, and flooring – everything.  It even functions as two separate units (upstairs/downstairs), if wanted.  It flows beautifully as one home with two kitchens, or it could easily be converted into two separate living spaces with the installation of a single wall the size of a doorway.  The owners of this home clearly loved the space, and it shows.  Keep an eye out to see if it’s on the Open House list this weekend, which we’ll be updating tomorrow morning.

Have a great weekend!

– Ray
10:15 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

We’re heading out to take a look at some new properties; here’s the list of things to do in Ojai!

– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate fun pic
Now that’s just downright evil
Thursday, March 2, 2017
4:00 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

What a beautiful day it has been!  Have a great evening and we’ll see you tomorrow morning…

– Ray
12:05 p.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

Congratulations to our client/buyer, Patrick, who closed on his first home in Santa Maria today!

– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate fun pic
Who does your house cleaning? Jiffy Lube?
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
4:45 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
12:00 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
  • 502 W. Lomita Avenue – sold for $1,640,000 (originally listed for $1,699,000).  Congrats to our clients/buyers, who closed on their new home.  Welcome to Ojai!  (Note:  As of this writing the link still reads that the listing is “Contingent No Show,” but trust us – it has closed.)
  • 10808 Creek Road – sold for $690,000 (was originally listed for $799,000).  Congrats to our client/seller, who closed on this home!  This home had been off the market since last November, but we were able to put a deal together.  It’s shown on the All Listing page for comparative purposes.

We’ll have one more update for you later today…

– Ray
8:55 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
  • 204 Bald Street – back on the market (had been withdrawn from the market) and is now a pending sale.

We’ll have the Ojai Market Data update for you in a few hours…

– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate fun pic
Fire escape buddies