Blog Archive – June, 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.

Saturday, June 30, 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; have a great weekend!

~ Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate
And you thought Joe Camel’s advertising was a bad influence…
Friday, June 29, 2018
5:05 p.m.

It’s been an active day; we’ve got a Best Buy, an Honorable Mention, and several casual mentions regarding properties we saw today.  So let’s get started:

Changes to the All Listings page:

Today we saw seven properties, a few of which warrant a mention here and are worth a look:  40 Pathelen Avenue – a cute and clean home with an updated kitchen and baths and low maintenance yard.  11947 Koenigstein Road – located in upper Ojai (technically, Santa Paula) on a large 2.50 acre parcel, there’s a lot of usable space here, not to mention a large, fenced pond – complete with ducks (not sure if the ducks are included in the sale).  250 N. Arnaz Street – this light and bright home has been remodeled with new flooring, kitchen and baths.  A lot of sq. ft. for the $$!

 

Finally, before I sign off for the day, I’ll leave you with this:  Last night, Cheryl made Chinese chicken salad for dinner – one of her best dishes (have I mentioned that she’s a great chef)?  Well, after this delicious dinner I headed towards the kitchen with dirty dishes in hand.  As I started to rinse the dishes, the following exchange ensued:

 

Cheryl:  “Honey, don’t worry about the dishes – I’ll take care of them in the morning.”

Ray:  “No, you cooked dinner – I’ll do the dishes.”

Cheryl (in a stern tone):  “Don’t you dare touch those dishes.”

Ray (even more sternly, with loud, deep voice):  “Damn it, I am the man of this house and I am going to stay in this kitchen, clean the dishes, and wipe down the counters!”

 

I guess I showed her who’s the boss…see you tomorrow with the updated open house list!

~ Ray 

8:55 a.m.

Surprisingly, there are no changes yet for this morning; we’re headed out to take a look at some new properties with the team.  Meanwhile, here’s the list of things to do in Ojai.

~ Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate
This is a fireable offense
Thursday, June 28, 2018
4:10 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
10:30 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate
You know it’s a problem when the home inspector labels it as “fuzzy”
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
3:15 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

Home maintenance tip for those who like to do-it-yourself:  If you don’t have the knowledge to repair something around the home, perform a search on YouTube!  In the past month I’ve been able to fix two of our toilets (an issue with these particular models), as well as replace the window operator mechanism on a casement window (removal of the trim around the crank handle was the difficult part).  I’ve lost track of the number of things I’ve learned to do via YouTube.

~ Ray
10:40 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
Pic of the Day

ojai real estate

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
5:15 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
10:20 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

Over the weekend we spent time with a group of seven of our good friends at a cabin in Big Bear.  I believe it’s the 5th time we’ve spent the weekend doing so.  We always have a great time up there, and this past trip was exceptionally fun, especially on Saturday night.  We spent the night yelling out “One-Hit Wonder” tunes at Alexa, dancing, singing, and just generally being goofy.  I do have to disagree with one of our friends, however, who stated that “Ring of Fire” (by Johnny Cash) is the greatest love song ever written.  Really, Mr. K?  (But I did appreciate your enthusiasm about it…)

~ Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate
Be a man already…leave the lid all the way up
Monday, June 25, 2018
4:30 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
  • 84 Portal Street – $765,000.  (This was recently on the market in March at $795,000.)
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
11:05 a.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate
The pointless balconies
Saturday, June 23, 2018
12:10 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 1217 Gregory Street will be open Sunday from 12:00 to 3:00.

~ Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate
Individuality is overrated
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
Pic of the Day

ojai real estate

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
ojai real estate
“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
Pic of the Day
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
Pic of the Day

ojai real estate

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
ojai real estate
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
Pic of the Day
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
ojai real estate
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
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate
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
Pic of the Day

ojai real estate

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
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate
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
ojai real estate
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
Pic of the day
ojai real estate
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
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate
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
ojai real estate
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
ojai real estate
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
Pic of the Day

ojai real estate

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

ojai real estate