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The Irish gave the bagpipes to the Scots as a joke, but the Scots haven’t got the joke yet.  

– Oliver Herford

This Day in History

June 22, 1944:  FDR signs G.I. Bill.  On this day in 1944, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the G.I. Bill, an unprecedented act of legislation designed to compensate returning members of the armed services–known as G.I.s–for their efforts in World War II.

As the last of its sweeping New Deal reforms, Roosevelt’s administration created the G.I. Bill – officially the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944 – hoping to avoid a relapse into the Great Depression after the war ended.  FDR particularly wanted to prevent a repeat of the Bonus March of 1932, when 20,000 unemployed veterans and their families flocked in protest to Washington. The American Legion, a veteran’s organization, successfully fought for many of the provisions included in the bill, which gave returning servicemen access to unemployment compensation, low-interest home and business loans, and–most importantly–funding for education.

By giving veterans money for tuition, living expenses, books, supplies and equipment, the G.I. Bill effectively transformed higher education in America.  Before the war, college had been an option for only 10-15 percent of young Americans, and university campuses had become known as a haven for the most privileged classes.  By 1947, in contrast, vets made up half of the nation’s college enrollment; three years later, nearly 500,000 Americans graduated from college, compared with 160,000 in 1939.

Ojai Weather

Clouds, giving way to sun – High 88 / Low 57

Friday, June 22, 2018
8:55 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 this weekend.  Just an FYI – this will be the only update for today, but we’ll see you tomorrow morning with the updated open house list.

~ Ray
Pic of the Day
…And a magnificent and powerful light burst forth, signaling the birth of the baby monster truck
Thursday, June 21, 2018
6:45 p.m.
There are four new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
9:20 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
Pic of the Day
Staging tip #16:  A perfectly placed ice sculpture will set a unique mood for any room
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
5:05 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
11:35 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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Tuesday, June 19, 2018
4:45 p.m
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
12:05 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
Pic of the Day
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“Don’t look left…don’t look left…”
Monday, June 18, 2018
3:55 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
11:10 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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Let me guess…we’re watching the History Channel tonight?
Saturday, June 16, 2018
12:05 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

The open house list has been updated!

~ Ray
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Friday, June 15, 2018
2:25 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

Have a great weekend; it looks like it’s going to cool off significantly.  See you tomorrow with the updated open house list.

~ Ray
10:40 a.m.
There are four new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

Here’s the list of things to do in Ojai; meanwhile we’re going to head out to see and show a few new properties to clients.

~ Ray
Pic of the Day
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Can we skip the bawdy talk and just throw out our garbage?
Thursday, June 14, 2018
3:40 p.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
10:05 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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Dear Neighbor:  I don’t care if your float is going to be in the Ojai 4th of July parade – please take it away now
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
6:40 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
10:50 a.m.
There are three new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
Pic of the Day
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Exasperated after 116 episodes of The Real Housewives – and with no “studly” friends to keep him grounded – Telly Vision leapt to his ultimate demise
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
7:45 p.m.
There are three new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
11:00 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

I noticed the Ojai MLS is still having issues with links; some links that were working when I first put them up apparently have the ability to “go bad.”  I’m working on it!

~ Ray
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Money…get away…get a good job with meep meep meep and you’re okay…
Monday, June 11, 2018
5:00 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
9:20 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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Saturday, June 9, 2018
12:50 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

The open house list has been updated.  Our listing at 1217 Gregory Street will be open tomorrow from 11:00 to 2:00; stop by and say hello!

~ Ray
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Unbeknownst to many, Picasso worked as an interior designer in his early years
Friday, June 8, 2018
6:05 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

Have a great weekend!

~ Ray
10:55 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

~ Ray
Pic of the Day
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Okay, okay – I’ll stop by your open house…stop hounding me
Thursday, June 7, 2018
4:15 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
11:35 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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This town ain’t big enough for the both of us
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
4:40 p.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
10:30 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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Perspective is everything
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
4:45 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
10:45 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
Pic of the Day
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Smokeless tobacco finds a different niche
Monday, June 4, 2018
6:15 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
1:20 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

Just an FYI – the MLS for Ventura County is experiencing trouble today.  If you click on one of the links that happens to be from that MLS, the link may not work.  (The URL for these links always begins with “www.flexmls.com.”)  Please try these links again a bit later, as they are working intermittently at the moment.

~ Ray
Pic of the Day
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It’s a coin flip at this point
Sunday, June 3, 2018
11:10 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
Saturday, June 2, 2018
12:15 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

The open house list has been updated; we’ll be holding our super-clean and cute listing at 1217 Gregory Street open today from 1:30 to 4:00 and tomorrow from 12:00 to 3:00.

~ Ray
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Friday, June 1, 2018
6:10 p.m.

The Ojai Market Data update has been completed!  Have a great evening and a wonderful weekend.  See you tomorrow morning…

~ Ray
4:30 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

I’m running the Ojai Market Data numbers as you read this; check back here in about two hours to see what happened in Ojai real estate over the last month!

~ Ray
9:45 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.  Coming up later today we’ll have the Ojai Market Data update for you as well.

~ Ray
Pic of the Day

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