Blog Archive – December, 2017

Note:  Some of the links below may take you to a blank page with the verbiage, “This is not a valid link.”  These links

have expired from the Ventura MLS and are no longer accessible.  Ojai MLS links are not affected in this way.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

No update today.  Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 30, 2017
11:20 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

The open house list has been updated (there are no published open houses for today, only Sunday).

This will be the last update for the year (unless a new listing comes on the market).  Have a great New Year celebration and we’ll see you in 2018 with the Ojai Market Update and the Best of 2017!

~ Ray
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Lawn furniture by Wal-Mart
Friday, December 29, 2017
3:05 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

Have a nice, long weekend!  We’ll see you tomorrow with the update open house list.

~ Ray
9:45 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
  • 220 N. La Luna Avenue – sold for $502,000 (originally listed for $385,000).  No, that’s not a misprint!  This listing had over 20 offers on the property.  Fortunately, this worked out very well for the seller.  Intentionally under-pricing a listing to get multiple offers is a tactic that can be used to drive up the sales price, however, most homeowners find this concept too stressful or risky to consider.  Of course, it’s always best to use a local Realtor who can help you strategize to get the most value for your home.

Here’s the list of things to do in Ojai.  We’re heading out to take a look at one new property.  This is the first new listing that has been open for Brokers/Realtors to preview in several weeks!

~ Ray
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The Napolean Bonaparte of fences
Thursday, December 28, 2017
6:10 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

What a beautiful day it was!  Here’s hoping for another one just like it tomorrow.  I received a new “toy” for Christmas – something tells me it will be sneaking into the real estate part of life very soon…

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Photo taken today at 4:37 p.m.
~ Ray
9:10 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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The Petunias vs. Roses showdown never materialized – no one remembered to bring a ball
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
4:45 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
11:15 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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Torture device disguised as playground equipment
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
4:10 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
10:20 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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Having run out of cloth, the ladies of the quilting bee took to the streets
Monday, December 25, 2017

No update for today.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

No update for today.

Saturday, December 23, 2017
11:00 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

The open house list has been updated.  Not much to see out there, with only one open house available to see on Saturday and Sunday.  Our listing at 66 W. Calle El Prado will be open today from 12:00 to 3:00; come and check it out!

As it’s been a slow week as far as new listings and activity in general, I’m going to take the opportunity to take off two days in a row from updating the blog – a first!  The next update will be on Tuesday, December 26th.  (Unless, of course, a new listing comes on the market – then I’ll pop in and do a quick update.)

Have a great weekend!

~ Ray
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As he was only 12 years old, few realized that “Nerfbo” would eventually become known as “Rambo.”
Friday, December 22, 2017
12:55 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

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

~ Ray
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I installed the A/C myself; why is it so damn hot in here?
Thursday, December 21, 2017
6:15 p.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
  • 1202 Loma Drive #45 – $84,500.
  • 1211 Cruzero Street – $599,000.  (This one was withdrawn from the market about 3 months ago, but since the price has been reduced I’m adding it as a new listing.)
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
9:05 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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Not sure who this is supposed to fool, but I wouldn’t want to hang out with them.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
4:00 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
11:30 a.m.
  • No changes yet for today.
~ Ray
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“Hello, this is apartment 5B.  I specifically paid an extra $50 per month to not stare at Spiderman’s crotch…”
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
1:20 p.m.
No changes for today.

I want to take a moment to bring up an issue that we’re currently encountering with some of our existing escrows (pending sales).  Due to the recent fires, virtually all insurance carriers have a moratorium on issuing new homeowner’s and fire insurance policies.  This moratorium also exists with respect to amending or changing existing insurance policies.  Insurance companies will begin issuing new policies once the Thomas fire is “contained.”  However, the definition of “contained” varies from company to company.  Some companies are saying that 75% containment and a proclamation that the fire is “under control” is good enough; others are requiring the containment to be 100%, while others may insist that the fires are not only contained, but completely extinguished.

This is going to have the effect of delaying the closing of some currently pending sales, perhaps by a few weeks.  It all depends on when the fires are contained or extinguished, and what the particular insurance company’s definition of “containment” is.  Just so you know.

~ Ray
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I will not give up my favorite decoration – I like Captain Solo where he is.
Monday, December 18, 2017
3:55 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

Just an FYI – a client of ours who has property about 11 miles (as the crow flies) north of Ojai on Highway 33 mentioned that he spoke with the Los Padres Forest people earlier today.  They mentioned they may be doing a prescribed back-fire, so if you’re seeing all this new smoke, I’m guessing that’s what it is.  According to the fire map and by my calculations, the back-fire was set about 15 miles northwest of Ojai.

Finally, we want to quote some nice words from Crystal Davis, a client of ours and long-time Ojai resident (taken from Facebook):

“I know the mountains look devastated, but I want to share what I have seen (I’ve lived in Ojai since 1963) and what I know as a long time resident, environmentalist, naturalist, and outdoor educator.  Our chaparral ecosystem is uniquely adapted to recover quickly from fire. After the Day Fire, I found chaparral plants re-sprouting from the base within two weeks – without any precipitation.  Many have tubers which store water and carbohydrates.  Their seed banks are often enhanced by fire.  Even oaks that have burned will re-sprout directly from the bark.  And for the next five or so years we will have the most spectacular wildflower shows you can imagine.  Some native annuals are classed as “fire followers” and only bloom in abundance in fire scorched landscapes.  All this will happen without any help or intervention from us.  It is remarkable.  So take heart, help each other, but expect a quick recovery in the mountains that will inspire us to do the same.”

 

Encouraging words, Crystal – thank you!

~ Ray
10:25 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

Hey, I can see the mountains from my window this morning!  And blue sky…

~ Ray
Pic of the Day

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Sunday, December 17, 2017
11:00 a.m.
Changes to the All Listing page:

Don’t forget to check out today’s open houses.  Our listing at 435 Walbridge Way will be open from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

If you’ve been following Ojai real estate for the last 10 days, you obviously realize It’s been very slow.  Our guess is that people in Ojai won’t start to feel normal until we start to see some days with blue sky and zero smoke.

~ Ray
Saturday, December 16, 2017
12:20 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

The open house list has been updated!

~ Ray
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I see muscle cramps in someone’s future
Friday, December 15, 2017
11:10 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.  You might want to call to confirm if these events are still being held.  See you tomorrow with the rather short open house list.

~ Ray
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We proudly present: The bedthroom.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
12:20 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

Donations for people who’ve been displaced (or otherwise incapacitated) by the fires can be dropped off at Help of Ojai on Baldwin Road, about a half-mile west of the light at 33 and Baldwin Road.  They need items such as clothes hangers, food, diapers, wipes, toiletries, laundry soap, and cleaning supplies.

To add something further to my comments on Monday about Ojai being “defensible” from fire, please take a look at the photos below.  The first photo represents where fires were for the most recent Thomas Fire, while the second photo is from the Wheeler Fire of 1985.  (I looked for maps from the 1932 fire, but was unable to find anything.)  The path the fires took is extraordinarily similar and indicates just how well firefighters are able to defend our town.  This is not a coincidence.  Again, this doesn’t mean that some people on the fringes of town were safe; we know of people who lost their homes.  But as a whole, Ojai is a safe, defensible place to live.  Now if we could just get rid of this darn smoke!

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When we left Ojai late last Wednesday, we spent the next 3 days in Lompoc – anguished, worried, and upset about what had transpired and what could yet transpire.  I took notes on the feelings we were having and the things that made us feel thankful and grateful:

  • We’re grateful that Mike & Margaret, who live on North Fork Springs are safe; their home, tragically, did not survive the fire.
  • Thank you to family, Marilyn & Maurice, for checking on our home several times, unprompted.
  • Thank you to our gardener, Martin Ortiz, for check on our our home several times, umprompted.
  • Thank you Blaise, for keeping us updated on how things were going on the east end, and for sending us links to fire maps.
  • Thank you to Ojai Beverage Company for keeping your back door open to supply meals and drinks to people in need.
  • Thank you to the pharmacist on Signal Street, who stayed in town to fill prescriptions even though under a mandatory evacuation.
  • Thank you to Soule Park, for allowing access to WiFi at your facility for those that had no power or internet.
  • Thank you to Southern California Edison, for restoring our power in a relatively quick time frame.  That could not have been an easy task considering the circumstances.
  • Thank you to Khrista Green for collecting donations and buying and distributing supplies at the fairgrounds.
  • Thank you to Larry K. for offering his central Ojai and San Pedro homes as sanctuary, and for providing us with road closure information as we were scrambling to leave town at 11:00 p.m.
  • Thank you to Larry & Rosi, for offering us the use of their air purifier.
  • Thank you to Maria and Sheryl, who both offered us a place to stay if we needed it.
  • Thank you to the firefighters who camped in our neighborhood, ready to attack.
  • Thank you to our neighbors (and especially Craig, a retired firefighter) for providing calming info and keeping in touch throughout the ordeal.
  • We’re grateful that the homes of Sheri (on Foothill), John F. (on Foothill), Liz & Ron (Sisar Rd.), Marv & Barb (in Santa Paula), Steve & Maggie (also Santa Paula), Jason & Anna (Casitas Springs) and John V. (Sulphur Mountain Road) all miraculously made it through the fires.
  • We’re grateful to both Mitch Masburn and Jordan Garst – both of whom took videos of Ojai and posted them on Facebook.  These offered great comfort while we were out of town.

Finally, we are grateful to live in such a wonderful town with a group of amazing people.  I would not live anywhere else.

~ Ray
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Dear Plumber:  Why didn’t you just tell me the toilet wouldn’t fit?
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
1:25 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
  • 1000 Burnham Road – back on the market (had been a cancelled listing).
  • 11961 Morgan Street – sold for $630,000 (originally listed for $639,000).
  • 10929 Encino Drive – this listing has been withdrawn from the market.  (This Ventura MLS link will show as “unavailable.”)
~ Ray
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I would imagine that all the furniture is in the center of this house
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
12:25 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

I’m back on my desktop computer, so at least for now there is a little bit of normalcy around here.  We dropped our dogs off for grooming in town today, where it was much less smoky that it is on our side (west) of town.  Last night we took a drive along Santa Ana Road, on the northeast side of Lake Casitas.  Flames were still visible on the far side, but I imagine that will burn to the southwest until it meets up with where the fire previously was along the 101 freeway to the south.

 

We’re told that you can’t find air purifiers to purchase in any box store near here.  A friend lent us his ozone generator for a bit, and it worked tremendously well in getting rid of smoke odor, but their use is a bit controversial so read up on it first before you buy one.  We’ve been running Honeywell humidifiers in the house for the last few days; it doesn’t totally get rid of the smoke smell, but it definitely makes being in the house more pleasant than outside.  Here’s a link to the humidifiers we’re using:  https://www.amazon.com/Honeywell-HCM-6009-Moisture-Console-Humidifier/dp/B000G0LDRI/ref=sr_1_6?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1513109765&sr=1-6&keywords=honeywell+humidifier

 

Here’s another fire map that shows how well the Ojai Valley was protected during the fire (published at 9:43 a.m. today):

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~ Ray
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Why your satellite only picks up Big Cat Diary
Monday, December 11, 2017
4:55 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

We saw a lot of activity as we drove through town today; things seem almost normal.  We’ve being doing a lot of cleanup around our house and property – ash clean up, garden hose cleanup (they’re strewn all over our property), and unpacking from our evacuation (I still haven’t set up my desktop computer).  We’ve fielded dozens of text messages and emails asking how Ojai and we are doing, as well as messages from out of town clients and friends asking us if their houses are still intact.  Almost all are safe; there are some miraculous instances where homes were saved in places we didn’t think possible – Santa Paula, Matililja Canyon Road, Sisar Road (in upper Ojai) and Sulphur Mountain Road (also in upper Ojai).

There are tons of photos out there depicting the fire itself, so we’re not going to post any of those here.  But I did have a couple of items I wanted to share:

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Fire trucks at the ready – Highway 33 near the hospital
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Thomas Fire map – Santa Paula, Ventura, Ojai, Summerland

The map above depicts the path of the fire and the burn areas.  Burn areas are shown in a yellow, cross-hatch pattern.  The yellow squares and dots are older hot spots that have popped up (24 to 48 hrs), orange are a little more recent (12 to 24 hrs), and red are most recent (0 to 12 hrs).  If you’d like to follow this map yourself, here’s the link.  (Thank you to Blaise for sending us the link to this map while we were evacuated; it helped calm our anxiety a bit as to which areas the fire was affecting).

If you’re someone who has been considering a move to Ojai – but due to the fires are now feeling apprehensive about it – we have a different way of looking at this:  Ojai is amazing!  Through our own conversations with active firefighters, as well as a retired fire chief who lives in our neighborhood, we have found that while these fires are indeed scary – Ojai is one of the most defensible cities in California.  Part of is because we don’t see the scary Santa Ana winds like other areas do, as we’re sheltered by the surrounding mountains.  News sources were quoting 50 mph winds with gusts to 80 mph.  We never saw those wind speeds approached here in Ojai over the past week.  In fact, during the entire course of this fire, we checked in with people all around town and the common comment was “What wind?”  On our side of town we never saw anything more than a breeze, with the wind speed staying below 3 mph for most of the event.  (Edit:  I want to note that there were windy conditions on Monday evening in Ojai, especially towards the center and east of town, prior to the fire’s arrival.  While those winds certainly helped to advance the flames west from Santa Paula, those winds were not in place once the fire was near town.)

Take a look at the photo above again…wow, that’s amazing!  The fire was diverted around the town almost completely, from the east end, to the west side by Lake Casitas, and all the way down to Casitas Springs (just below Oak View along Highway 33).   That’s not to say that all homes were saved.  Certainly homes that are up in the hills are less likely to be saved, but that’s always been the case in any major fire (see Malibu fires, Topanga Canyon, Hollywood Hills).  Any time you purchase a hill-perched home in the mountains, there’s a higher probability you’ll lose it in a fire than homes that are in valleys or on flat ground.

When you take into consideration that most of Ojai is in a valley, you can see why protecting the city from fire is an easier task versus protecting homes in mountain terrain.  The firefighters were stationed along perimeters of housing tracts and streets, waiting to pounce on anything that approached the city.  Again, take a look at that map, will you?  LOOK AT IT!  Simply an amazing job by the fire crews.  By the way, can we stop thanking only the “1st responders?”  I picture 2nd or 3rd responders coming into to town, riding high on the fire trucks with a sense of pride and a smile…then the smile slowly fades as they see the “Thank you first responders!” signs everywhere.  I say “Go 2nd and 3rd responders, go!  Thank YOU!”  Those mop-up crews are saving your life and property too; after all, who’s the 1st one to respond if there’s a flare up?  2nd responders!

~ Ray
Sunday, December 10, 2017
4:45 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

We’re hoping that all Ojai residents are safely in their homes tonight.  We know that some have lost their homes; some of our own clients that we haven’t heard from yet live in Matilija Canyon and upper Ojai – we’re praying that they’re safe and that their homes were saved.

We evacuated from the west end of Ojai on Wednesday night at about 11:00 p.m.  When I went out for my drive at 10:00 p.m. that night, the fire had traveled a great distance from the east side of the mountain range to the west, shutting off access to 33 north – leaving only one way out of town (33 south).  This was our “go” point.

We ended up in Lompoc, the closest place without smoke that had a dog-friendly hotel.  We returned home yesterday (Saturday) morning at about 10:30 a.m., only to be greeted within 10 minutes with a mandatory evacuation notice.  As we found out, “mandatory” doesn’t necessarily mean you are forced out of your home.  Many residents in our area have decided to stay, as did we.  It’s been a tense day and a half, but the neighbors have all kept in touch and on top of things.

While we were still in town on Tuesday and Wednesday, many friends and clients who either evacuated or had second homes here were anxious and asked us to check on their homes for them.  At that time there was a smaller area of mandatory evacuation, so we were able to do so, taking photos and communicating that everything was okay.  Let me tell you, we sure appreciated the return favor from folks while we were out of town.  It’s a helpless feeling when you’re away and can’t do anything to save your home, but those people (as well as Mitch Mashburn and Jordan Garst via Facebook- mentioned a couple of days ago) provided a lot of information, which helped us to not worry as much.  And that my friends, was worth a million to us.  Thank you all so much!

I’ll have more to say about the events of the past week eventually; for now it’s still going to be once-a-day updates until we feel safe enough to unpack our vehicle, allowing me to access my “real” computer.  I also won’t miss being on-guard 24/7, I’ll tell you that.

May you all have an uneventful, restful night…

~ Ray
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We were still able to find moments of beauty in Ojai.  Photo taken this morning.
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One of the benefits of visiting Lompoc?  An awesome dog park!
Saturday, December 9, 2017
No updates today due to fires.
Friday, December 8, 2017
3:40 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

I didn’t add a “things to do” link today because I’m fairly certain that most scheduled events will be cancelled due to the fires.  Also, I want to re-state that the reason there’s no “Pic of the Day” is because I’m working on my laptop only – my desktop computer has been packed in our vehicle since Tuesday.  Unfortunately, that’s where my cache of funny photos is stored.  Since we were scrambling to pack necessities, I didn’t have time to transfer them to my laptop.  Everything is going to stay packed in the vehicle until we’re fully out of trouble.

 

We can tell you that several back-fires have been lit around the town in order to hinder the potential forward progress of flames from the south.  Yesterday afternoon there was much less smoke in town, but due to the back-fires, it’s much smokier today.  I prefer to think of it as progress.

 

There’s a lot of news out there – much of it is garbage, designed to create drama.  Whether you live in Ojai or not, and if you’re curious about what’s really going on in town, check out the videos and photos on Facebook that have been posted daily by Mitch Mashburn (search “The Other Ojai”) and Jordan Garst.  Thank you, both of you, for providing this community service.  It’s been of great comfort to many people!

 

I would usually sign off today by saying “We’ll see you tomorrow with the updated open house list.”  I think it’s safe to say that all open houses will be cancelled, so I won’t be doing a list.  Also, bear in mind that while the Ojai Valley News real estate guide will have open houses listed in there (including 3 of our own), that info was submitted on Tuesday and cannot be retracted.

 

Have a safe evening; remember to be grateful and to hug everyone you can (well, people you know, of course)!

~ Ray
Thursday, December 7, 2017
11:40 a.m.

No real estate changes for today.

 

It was a tale of two stories when I headed out for my evening drives last night.  At 8:00 p.m. I made a run down towards Ventura on 33, came back and went through Meiners Oaks, then through Ojai, finally stopping near Gorham Road to check on Cheryl’s sister’s property.  At that point, the mountain ridge north of Grand Avenue was ablaze, but only about as far west as Carne Road – and I felt pretty calm.  When I when back out at 10:00 p.m., things had changed drastically.  That ridgeline fire was past Fairview Road to the west, almost to the 33.  At that point, I headed back home to double check our supplies and go over our evacuation plan.  On the way back, I was struck by the absurdity of the fires in my rear view mirror, while simultaneously passing homes that had their Christmas lights on.

 

We were both awake until about 2:00 a.m., an extreme rarity for Cheryl.  Cheryl never has problems falling asleep; I’ve joked that if it were 9:00 p.m. (the time she usually falls asleep) and we were told an asteroid would hit earth in an hour, she’d spend 59 minutes of that hour sleeping.

 

As it stands now, there seem to be hundreds of fire trucks in and around Ojai, on vigil, keeping things on the perimeter. God bless those firefighters.  It’s likely some property at the edges of the city have suffered damage, but for the most part, Ojai is hanging in there.

 

Please be careful out there if you’re still in Ojai, Meiners Oaks or Oak View; don’t take chances with your lives.

~ Ray
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Corner of Cuyama, El Roblar, & Maricopa Hwy – taken by Cheryl yesterday at 6:30 a.m.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
3:55 p.m.

Just checking in regarding the fire situation:  Things seems to be status quo at the moment.  About every hour to hour and a half either I by myself, or both Cheryl and I venture out on a drive to see what’s what.  Mind you, we’re speaking mainly from the Oak View end of the valley to downtown Ojai.  One thing that struck me when I last ventured out an hour and a half ago is that people are everywhere.  Just going about their business; no panicked mass exodus, no long gas stations lines, etc.  If there weren’t smoke and ash everywhere, one would think it was an average Ojai day.  From our vantage point, it appears the firefighters are doing a great job.

The one website we found that seems to be updating most regularly is http://www.readyventuracounty.org/.  They’re providing updates every hour to hour and a half as well.  Their fire map also seems up to date, as I’ve noted the changes over the last couple of hours.

I also want to stick my neck out a bit and comment on the hyperbolic posts that people have sent us from Facebook, Twitter, and Instragram.  I’m not discounting that the situation here is still precarious; I’m not discounting that people are well-intentioned and trying to give us all available information.  What I am discounting is those original posts that people create that say things such as “Get out now” or “Leave Ojai immediately” or my personal favorite, “Creek Road is raging.  If it hits Saddle Mountain, Meiners Oaks is done.”  These things only serve to create panic, and I guess to some point, boost someone’s ego about the number of “shares” or “likes’ they receive.

We’ve been doing our homework and so should you.  Check out the above website and check current weather conditions in Ojai, Upper Ojai, Meiners Oaks, and Oak View – especially for wind speeds.  Set minimums, aka “If the fire hits Point A, B or C – it’s time to leave.”  We are packed and ready to go on one minute’s notice.  We hope you’re prepared in the same way.

Until this passes, we will likely do only one real estate update per day.  Heading out to take a look around town now…

 

Stay safe!

~ Ray, Cheryl, & the Deckert/DePaola Team
10:20 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

We won’t have the Pic of the Day for you for a few days.  Although we’re sticking it out here in Ojai, our computers and hard drives are packed in our vehicle along with the basic necessities.  All the Pic of the Day photos are stored on my desktop computer and I didn’t have time to transfer them to this laptop in the rush of packing.

~ Ray
9:20 a.m.

Just a quick initial check-in on the Ojai fire situation:  Cheryl and I have hunkered down to ride out the fires.  For those not in Ojai currently, know that most of Ojai is okay, especially on the valley floor.  We do know that Upper Ojai has been hit and there are probable home losses up there.  Also, Casitas Springs was affected last night as well.  The firemen did an amazing job of keeping the fires at the ridgelines, and as of my last patrol at 1:30 a.m. this morning, followed by Cheryl’s at 5:30 a.m. – they seemed to really knock down the fire in the Casiitas Springs area.  However, everything is still precarious at this point.  We aren’t out of the woods yet.  Luckily, winds have been minimal throughout this ordeal.

 

Power has been off and on since Monday evening.  I will try to get in a real estate update in the next few minutes.

 

Stay safe and remember that nothing is more important than family, friends and good neighbors…

~ Ray

 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
No updates today due to fires and lack of power/internet.
Monday, December 4, 2017
2:50 p.m.

No other changes for today…

11:10 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
Pic of the Day
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Your attempt to hide these only made them more obvious
Sunday, December 3, 2017
11:45 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

Don’t forget to take a look at today’s open houses.  We’ll have our newest listing at 66 W. Calle El Prado open from 1:00 to 4:00, a few doors down we’ll have 54 W. Calle El Prado open from 1:00 to 4:00 as well, and finally we’ll have 435 Walbridge Way open from 1:30 to 4:00.

~ Ray
Saturday, December 2, 2017
11:25 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

The open house list has been updated.  We’re holding two of our listings open today:  54 W. Calle El Prado from 12:00 to 2:00, and 435 Walbridge Way from 1:30 to 4:00.  Both of these homes have recently had price reductions:  54 Calle from $588,000 to $574,000 and 435 Walbridge from $775,000 to $739,000.  Come by and take a look!

~ Ray
Pic of the Day

I see doors of green,

and red mulch too,

too much water, for me and you

and I think to myself, what a gutterless world

Friday, December 1, 2017
5:55 p.m.

The Ojai Market Data update has been completed!  We’ll see you tomorrow morning and of course, we’ll update the open house list for you as well.  Have a wonderful weekend!

~ Ray
4:15 p.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

I’ll be running the numbers for the Ojai Market Data update following this update.  Check in a bit later to see what’s happened in Ojai real estate over the last 30 days!

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

Just a reminder that you can catch a sneak preview of our listing at 66 W. Calle El Prado today until noon!

 

Here’s the list of things to do in Ojai.  The team is heading out to take a look at 6 new properties this morning; I’ll have the monthly Ojai Market Data update for you later this afternoon!

~ Ray
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