Blog Archive – January, 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, January 31, 2018
4:50 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
10:35 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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I’m just glad it was only watches under that trench coat
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
5:10 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
10:25 a.m.

No changes yet for today, but we have a new listing coming up this week that I’ll tell you about:

It’s a 3 bedroom/2 bathroom, 1,284 sq. ft. home in the Mirror Lake enclave – complete with engineered wood flooring, new carpeting, updated bathrooms, and mountain views.  It’s also located right next to the park, so it would be a perfect home for a young family.  It will be listed at $519,000.  I’ll be taking photos of it today, and it will go live on the MLS on Thursday; a sneak preview will be available on Friday morning from 9:30 to 12:00.

 

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~ Ray
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Passive/aggressive dog owners strike again
Monday, January 29, 2018
4:50 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
10:15 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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It’s about that time again!  In two months we’ll begin our yearly ritual, handing out heirloom tomato plants to our clients.  These are currently one week old!
Sunday, January 28, 2018
10:00 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

Don’t forget to take a look at today’s open houses.  Enjoy the day; it’s supposed to get up to 83 degrees!

~ Ray
Saturday, January 27, 2018
2:35 p.m.

The Best of 2017 rundown took me a bit longer than I had anticipated, but here it is!  I hope you enjoy it; it’s one of my favorite parts of running the website.

~ Ray
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.  I’m working on the Best of 2017 rundown as you read this; check in with us in about an hour or so!

~ Ray
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Q.  What’s the name of the procedure when the tonsils are removed?

A.  Tonsillectomy.

Q.  What’s the name of the procedure when nerves are severed in the pre-frontal lobe of the brain?

A.  Lobotomy.

Q.  What’s the name of the procedure when you add heat/ac after a house has been constructed?

A.  Addaducttome.

Friday, January 26, 2018
2:45 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

Have a great weekend!  See you tomorrow with the updated open house list and – possibly – the Best of 2017 rundown that I’ve been meaning to get to…

~ Ray
7:25 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
  • 918 S. Ayers Court – back on the market (had been withdrawn) and increased from $680,000 to $689,000.

Here’s the list of things to do in Ojai.  Meanwhile, I’m still on jury duty; hopefully we’ll reach a verdict today…

~ Ray
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You know, Crest Bleach Strips would do wonders for those teeth
Thursday, January 25, 2018
6:45 p.m.
There are three new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
8:20 a.m.

No changes yet for today…

~ Ray
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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
6:05 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

I’m still performing jury service; tomorrow has the potential of being a long day – so there’s a chance I may not get to an afternoon/evening update.  But I’ll see you in the morning for sure…

~ Ray
7:45 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
6:05 p.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
7:20 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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First Dino, then Barney – now this.  For the once proud dinosaur, the humiliation never ends…
Monday, January 22, 2018
6:40 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

Updates for the rest of this week may be spotty, as I’ll be serving on a jury panel through Friday.  I should be able to get in at least one update per day.

~ Ray
8:25 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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Captain obvious strikes again
Sunday, January 21, 2018

No update today…

Saturday, January 20, 2018
12:35 p.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

The open house list has been updated and we’ll be holding our listing at 435 Walbridge Way open on Sunday from 12:00 to 3:00 – come on by and check out this wonderful home (and to say hello)!  Also, a heads up:  There will be no update tomorrow, and on Monday (because I’m still performing jury service) the update may not be done until later in the day.  Have a great weekend!

~ Ray
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I expect a rent reduction for this!
Friday, January 19, 2018
8:55 a.m.

My trip down to the courthouse for Jury Duty this morning was eerie.  Traveling south on 101 towards Ventura at 7:30 a.m. on a Friday, there was very little traffic.  It was like driving on Christmas morning or Thanksgiving day.  No doubt this is due to the 101 still being closed in Montecito.

 

On a final note this morning, the WiFi is much improved here in Room 113, Hall of Justice.  (I hear either Ted Knight’s or Bill Woodson’s voice whenever I say that in my head….”Meanwhile, at the Hall of Justice…”)

~ Ray
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Even a liberal application of grease ain’t gonna make this happen
Thursday, January 18, 2018
6:20 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

Well, my number is up for Jury Duty tomorrow, so I’ll be out of the office all day.  However, I’m bringing my laptop with me and will try to get an update to you.  As you may know, the WiFi there is a tad slow…

 

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~ Ray
10:30 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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Hello, 911?  I’m stuck to my toilet…
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
5:45 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
9:25 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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Seems the folks in Nova Scotia have run out of ideas
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
5:10 p.m.

Apologies for the late update – we’ve had an extremely active day with several early meetings, followed by showing property this afternoon.  Hey, that’s just more action that’ll be packed into this one update…

There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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Who is this sign for…fish?
Monday, January 15, 2018
4:50 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
9:55 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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You know your stomach virus is bad when this guy rides 18 miles on a unicycle
Sunday, January 14, 2018

No update today…

Saturday, January 13, 2018
12:35 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

The open house list has been updated!  Our listing at 1104 Mariano Drive will be open today from 1:00 to 3:00 and tomorrow from 1:30 to 4:00.  Our listing at 435 Walbridge Way will also be open tomorrow from 12:00 to 3:00.  Have a great weekend; there will be no update tomorrow.

~ Ray
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I guess Harbor Freight is selling coffee tables now
Friday, January 12, 2018
4:15 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ 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
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A scene lifted straight out of Looney Tunes
Thursday, January 11, 2018
4:15 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
~ Ray
11:10 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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Putting your 30th work anniversary gift from Caterpillar to good use
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
4:20 p.m.

No other changes for today.

~ Ray
11:50 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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Frenchie rarely slept well, for she lived in constant fear of her Master’s amorousness
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
6:15 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

I’m sure there are dozens of these photos already out there, but I’d thought I’d throw Cheryl’s photo of the rainbow(s) into the mix (taken at 2:30 p.m. today):

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~ Ray
11:30 a.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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Where percussion meets interior design
Monday, January 8, 2018
2:50 p.m.

No changes for today.

9:40 a.m.

No changes yet for today…

~ Ray
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Alien abductions of the fowl kind
Sunday, January 7, 2018
11:55 a.m.
There are three new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

There are a good number of open houses available to see today.  We’re holding three of our listings open at 435 Walbridge Way, 1104 Mariano Drive, and 66 W. Calle El Prado (see the open house list for times).

Yesterday we held an affiliate brunch for the people who work so hard in the background in many of our transactions; people that most of our clients never get to meet.  We had a great time – the food and company were stellar, and Cheryl came up with the most ridiculous game of Charades you can imagine.  I do believe this will be a yearly event.  Thank you all so much; it would be virtually impossible to do what we do without your help and expertise!

 

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~ Ray
Saturday, January 6, 2018
9:40 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

The open house list has been updated…check out our listing today at 1104 Mariano Drive from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.!

~ Ray
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Report:  Tax dollars wasted as Caltrans begins posting town ratings.
Friday, January 5, 2018
3:25 p.m.
There is another new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

Have a great weekend!  I’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 one new property; you can stop by and take a sneak peek at our new listing at 1104 Mariano Drive today until noon!

~ Ray
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Terence Trashbin masters the game of Hide and Seek
Thursday, January 4, 2018
5:45 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
  • 1104 Mariano Drive – $619,000.  This is our listing that we teased about yesterday; you can take a sneak peek tomorrow from 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon.  It’ll also be available to see during open houses on Saturday and Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
10:55 a.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
~ Ray
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Cuz nothing sells a home like a cat/pizza/taco-in-outer-space shower curtain
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
6:50 p.m.
There are two more new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

That’s seven new listings so far this year – that’s more like it!  Speaking of new listings, I took photos earlier today for a new listing we’re bringing to the market tomorrow.  We’ll have another listing coming within the next two weeks as well.  Because we’ve been so active this week, I’ll be pushing the “Best Of 2017” update back a few days.  Meanwhile, you can peruse some of the past “Best Ofs” here.  Have a nice evening!

~ Ray
9:25 a.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
~ Ray
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I wonder if the parents in the neighborhood agreed to this sign
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
5:55 p.m.

The Ojai Market Data update has been completed!

There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
12:35 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

We’ll have the Ojai Market Data update for you a bit later today.  Check back in tomorrow, where we’ll be reviewing the Best of 2017!

~ Ray
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Electro-Crete!  Converts electricity into concrete with the flip of switch.
Monday, January 1, 2018

No update today.  Happy New Year!