Blog Archive – February, 2018

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.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
5:40 p.m.
There are three new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

That’s 51 new listings for the month of February, the most since April, 2017 (also 51 listings).  We expect to see a large influx of inventory in the next few months.

~ Ray
8:35 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:

We woke up this morning to a temp of 21 degrees!  With the impending rain coming tomorrow and Friday, we’re wondering if we might see snow on the ground on the Ojai valley floor.  According to the Ojai Valley Museum the last time this occurred was in 1949, when 3-4 inches of snow fell.

~ Ray
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ojai real estate
The go-go dancer recruitment center is now open for business
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
4:15 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
11:25 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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ojai valley real estate
Meanwhile, in Manitoba
Monday, February 26, 2018
6:05 p.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

Here’s a special nod to the two remaining homes on Burnham Road that still have their Christmas lights on every night.  It takes guts to keep ’em lit until the end of February.   (But it still makes Cheryl and I smile every time we see them!)

~ Ray
10:25 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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ojai real estate
Gophers from hell
Sunday, February 25, 2018
9:05 a.m.

No changes for today…

~ Ray
Saturday, February 24, 2018
11:45 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

The open house list has been updated.

~ Ray
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ojai real estate
The mystery of the missing sock is resolved
Friday, February 23, 2018
3:55 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

Have yourselves a great weekend!  See you tomorrow morning with the updated open house list.

~ Ray
9:45 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.  There are 19 properties to see today for caravan/broker preview…wow!  We won’t be able to get to all of them, but we’ll do our best to see as many as possible.

~ Ray
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ojai real estate
Please tell me a leopard can change its spots
Thursday, February 22, 2018
4:05 p.m.
There are four more new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
  • 66 W. Calle El Prado – sold for $574,000 (originally listed for $574,000).  Congrats to our client/seller who closed on the sale of their home today!
~ Ray
11:45 a.m.
There are four new listings on the market:
~ Ray
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ojai real estate
I’m going to assume this table was made in situ
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
9:35 a.m.
There are three new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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When storage becomes an obsession
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
3:30 p.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
~ Ray
11:00 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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ojai real estate
Oh yeah?  Well, I don’t give a………….hoot.
Monday, February 19, 2018
10:50 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

Hard to believe, but the above pending sale is the only new real estate change that has occurred since Saturday.  I’m guessing folks are really taking the long holiday weekend off!

~ Ray
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ojai real estate

Sunday, February 18, 2018

No update today.

Saturday, February 17, 2018
10:15 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

The open house list has been updated; we’re holding our listing at 11921 Silver Spur Street open both today and tomorrow from 12:00 to 3:00.

~ Ray
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ojai real estate
Constantly snacking on Titleists?  Then this is the gift for you!
Friday, February 16, 2018
4:50 p.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.  We’ll see you tomorrow morning with the updated open house list.

~ Ray
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ojai real estate
Their heating bill is going to cost a fortune
Thursday, February 15, 2018
11:10 a.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

Note:  The Ojai MLS is having some issues.  When you click on the links above they may not work correctly (you may get a page that reads “Magic Partitioning Error”).  Please wait a couple of minutes and try again.

~ Ray
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
2:35 p.m.
There are four new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
4:40 p.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
10:15 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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ojai real estate

Monday, February 12, 2018
3:30 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

Our annual Keller Williams Awards ceremony was held in Oxnard this morning, hence the late update (not to mention all the changes that occurred between the last update on Saturday and now – that’s what I get for taking Sunday off)!  We did get to take home a couple of pieces of hardware, so our team left the awards ceremony feeling pretty good!

~ Ray
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ojai real estate
You spent a lot of quarters during your childhood, didn’t you?
Sunday, February 11, 2018

No update today.

Saturday, February 10, 2018
12:45 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
  • 1216 N. Drown Avenue – $1,199,000.  In a BBIO first, even though this property is listed in the Ventura MLS, I am unable to link to the listing.  I’ll keep an eye out on this one to see if they fix the issue.  In the meantime I can tell you that it’s a 3 bed/3 bath, 2,851 sq. ft. ranch-style home on .66 acres that was recently renovated.  (Edit:  The listing agent has since added this listing to the Ojai MLS.)
Changes to the All Listings page:

The open house list has been updated!  We’re holding our listing at 11921 Silver Spur Street open both today and tomorrow from 12:00 to 3:00.  Meanwhile, we’ll also be holding our listing at 435 Walbridge Way open on Sunday only from 1:00 to 4:00.

~ Ray
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ojai real estate
Whee…!  Thud. Whee…!  Thud.
Friday, February 9, 2018
4:30 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

Have a great weekend!  We’ll see you tomorrow with the updated open house list.

~ Ray
10:00 a.m.
There are two new listings on the market:

Here’s the list of things to do in Ojai.  The entire team is heading out this morning to take a look at the newest Ojai valley listings.  Luckily, we have a rather large Ford Expedition which seats eight; we have dubbed it “The Bus.”  See you this afternoon!

~ Ray
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Employee of the Decade parking spot
Thursday, February 8, 2018
6:05 p.m.
There are four new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

We’d like to announce the addition of a new Deckert/DePaola team member, Paul Johnsen – lifelong Ojai resident and member of the Ojai KW office since 2016.  We’ve already held several team meetings with Paul in the mix, and he fits in rather well with this bunch.  Welcome aboard, Paul!

   

10:15 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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ojai real estate
Actual listing photo:  For Sale – Cozy home with huge finger in the front yard
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
8:50 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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ojai real estate
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I…..what the hell?
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
9:55 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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ojai real estate
With YKK’s stranglehold on the clothing market, startup Edenwood Corp. begins their ill-fated attempt at table zippers
Monday, February 5, 2018
9:20 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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ojai real estate
The Bondo on the bed leg really lends a sense of originality
Sunday, February 4, 2018

No updates for today.

Saturday, February 3, 2018
11:40 a.m.

I didn’t get out of my office until 7:45 last night, so I guess I was suffering from a bit of “brain-fry.”  I completed the Ojai Market Data update at about 5:00 p.m., but neglected to mention it in the blog.  So here it is!

Changes to the All Listings page:

The open house list has been updated.  Check out our new listing (a Best Buy) at 11921 Silver Spur Street, which will be open today from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

There will be no update tomorrow; see you Monday morning!  Have a great weekend…

~ Ray
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ojai real estate
At least there’s a ton of storage space in the “basement”
Friday, February 2, 2018
3:20 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

I’m off to run the numbers for the month of January, in preparation for the Ojai Market Update.  Check back here in a couple of hours.

~ Ray
10:35 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.  See you this afternoon with the Ojai Market Data update!

~ Ray
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ojai real estate
When it’s so cold you forget to turn off the tub water
Thursday, February 1, 2018
3:25 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
  • 11921 Silver Spur Street – $519,000.  This is our listing that we teased about earlier this week.  It’s a 3 bed/1.75 bath, 1,284 sq. ft. home located in Mirror Lake.  It’s a great home at a great price!  You can catch a sneak preview of it tomorrow morning from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  It will also be open on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

I thought I could squeeze in the Ojai Market Update before my grand-nephew’s 5:00 p.m. birthday party tonight, but I don’t have enough time at this point.  I should be able to get to it tomorrow…

~ Ray
10:00 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

It’s the first of the month, which means we’ll have the 30-day Ojai Market Update for you later this afternoon!

~ Ray
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ojai real estate
…except for the creepy manager in his upstairs office