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Quote of the Day

Over 85% of all statistics are made up on the spot.

– S.B. Whipple

(Attributed to several others as well)

This Day in History

July 27, 1949:  First jet makes test flight.  On this day in 1949, the world’s first jet-propelled airliner, the British De Havilland Comet, makes its maiden test-flight in England.  The jet engine would ultimately revolutionize the airline industry, shrinking air travel time in half by enabling planes to climb faster and fly higher.

Ojai Weather

Mostly sunny  –  High 94 /  Low 62

Thursday, July 27, 2017
1:20 p.m.
There are three new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day

ojai fun pic

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
4:05 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
  • 235 N. La Luna Avenue – this listing has been cancelled.
  • 38 Taormina Lane – sold for $592,000 (originally listed for $599,900).
  • 702 Drown Avenue – sold for $585,000 (originally listed for $649,000).  Congrats to our clients/sellers and clients/buyers, both of whom closed on this home today!
– Ray
11:30 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

Over the past couple of weeks we’ve had the opportunity to take a set of clients throughout upper Ojai, the Los Padres National Forest, and Ocean View Drive (just off Casitas Pass Rd./Highway 150 heading towards Carpinteria) in an effort to find a land parcel suitable for them.  I just want to point out how lucky we are to live in such a diverse area (do you want ocean view, mountain view, or pasture views?), with so much beautiful scenery just outside our door.

 

One particular drive we enjoy is the route up to Pine Mountain Club.  From Ojai it’s about a 75-mile drive, taking about an hour and 45 minutes.  Once there, be sure to stop at Cafe Silva Bella for a bite.  On your way out, take the longer way home by heading west on Hudson Ranch Road to 166/33, then back down 33.  This route is about 10 miles longer, but it’s a beautiful drive (especially in the spring when the rolling hills are green).

– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai fun pic
One wonders what could possibly have transpired to necessitate this sign
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
3:10 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
11:20 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai fun pic
Dude, you’re looking buff…have you been lifting?
Monday, July 24, 2017
5:20 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
11:35 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day

ojai fun pic

Sunday, July 23, 2017
12:05 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

Check out today’s open houses!  Two of our listings will be open at 12576 MacDonald Drive (1:30 to 4:30) and 12284 Linda Flora Drive (1:00 to 4:00).

– Ray
Saturday, July 22, 2017
12:10 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

The open house list for this weekend has been updated!

– Ray
Pic of the Day
Ojai fun pic
The end result of too much fiber in your diet
Friday, July 21, 2017
3:10 p.m.

No other changes for today.  Have a great weekend; we’ll update the open house list for you tomorrow morning.

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

Here’s the list of things to do in Ojai.  We’re heading out to take a look at five new properties this morning…

– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai fun pic
Curtains by Charmin
Thursday, July 20, 2017
6:25 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
11:15 a.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai fun pic
Brought to you by the crop circle people
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
10:10 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day

ojai fun pic

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
5:15 p.m.
There is a new listing (of sorts) on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
10:40 a.m.

There are no new listings or changes yet for today.  To make this morning stop worth your while, take a look at the gallery below – people goofing around with statues!

 

P.S.  I’ll take a little less humidity today, thank you.

– Ray
Pic of the Day
People goofing around with statues – click photo for gallery.
Monday, July 17, 2017
6:40 p.m.
There are three new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
9:25 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai fun pic
What? How? Why?
Sunday, July 16, 2017
9:05 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

Don’t forget to take a gander at today’s open houses.  Our listing at 12284 Linda Flora Drive will be open from 1:00 to 4:00.

– Ray
Saturday, July 15, 2017
11:35 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
The open house list has been updated!
– Ray
Pic of the Day

ojai fun pic

Friday, July 14, 2017
2:05 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

Have a great weekend!

– Ray
9:50 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

Here’s the list of things to do in Ojai.  We’re heading out to take a peek at five new properties this morning…

– Ray
Pic of the Day
Painfully shy, Sammy Stopsign’s condition led to several unfortunate accidents
Thursday, July 13, 2017
5:30 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
11:15 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai fun pic
I wouldn’t suggest making a big deal about your “home theater”
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
3:00 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
9:05 a.m.

No changes yet for today.

– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai fun pic
This wall will be 5 feet high by September at this rate
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
5:10 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
10:10 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
For Sale: Beautiful home with views of the river!
Monday, July 10, 2017
4:45 p.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
10:50 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai fun pic
When you realize you can no longer keep up with the Joneses
Sunday, July 9, 2017
12:25 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

We know it’s going to be hot in Ojai today, but how difficult is it to go from your air-conditioned car to an air conditioned home? Check out today’s open houses to find out!  Our listings at 12576 MacDonald Drive and 12284 Linda Flora Drive will be open from 1:30 to 4:30.

– Ray
Saturday, July 8, 2017
11:20 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
The open house list has been updated!
– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai fun pic
Kudos to the person who posted the additional caption above
Friday, July 7, 2017
3:00 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

Have a great weekend!  We’ll of course be back tomorrow morning with the updated open house list.  See ya!

– Ray
9:45 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
  • 848 Cambon Circle – back on the market (had been expired) and reduced from $829,000 to $799,000.

There are only 3 properties to preview this morning in all of Ojai – two of them are our own listings.  Feel free to stop by both 12576 MacDonald Drive and 12284 Linda Flora Drive until noon today if you want to take a peek.  What’s up Ojai, too hot for ya?

 

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

– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai fun pic
Sharknado model train set?
Thursday, July 6, 2017
5:25 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
7:55 a.m.
No changes yet for today.

I visited three separate weather websites to try to get an accurate high temperature reading.  I saw anywhere from 94 to 101, so I’m just shooting somewhere in the upper/middle.

We’ll be scattered about Ojai as a team, as we have inspections on three of our listings that are in escrow.  Should be a lot of fun crawling around in the attic today for the inspectors.  I don’t envy that job, especially when they’re under the house in the crawlspace. We know an inspector who got bit by something in a crawlspace (he didn’t feel the bite, only noticed it later in the day) – and ended up in the hospital for a few days as a result!

Stay cool, we’ll see you later…

– Ray
Pic of the Day

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
5:25 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
10:45 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai fun pic
I guess they had extra cement mix laying around?
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
8:30 a.m.
I know I said “no update today” but this is just a quick check-in (no weather, Quote of the Day, Fun Pic or This Day in History) because there is a new listing we wanted you to know about:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Monday, July 3, 2017
11:35 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

There will be no update tomorrow.  Have a great July 4th.  See you at the parade?

– Ray
Pic of the Day

Sunday, July 2, 2017
11:45 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

Make sure to check out today’s open houses.  Our listing at 12284 Linda Flora Drive will be open today from 1:30 to 4:30.

– Ray
Saturday, July 1, 2017
1:25 p.m.

The Ojai Market Data update has been completed.

 

Have a great weekend – it’s going to be beautiful in Ojai, so get out there and enjoy it!

– Ray
11:35 a.m.
The open house list has been updated.
Changes to the All Listings page:

It’s the first of the month; that means it’s time for the Ojai Market Data update.  I’m working on the data as you read this – check back in at about 1:30 p.m. or so to see what transpired in real estate over the past month.

– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai fun pic
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