Blog Archive – November, 2016

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

November 30, 2016
5:30 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Maria
11:35 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate
The evil witch’s first attempt at luring Hansel and Gretel

 

November 29, 2016
5:05 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Maria
2:30 p.m.

Just a quick check-in regarding this morning’s update:  We were aware that the Pic of the Day wasn’t rendering, but there wasn’t anything I could do about it.  (It also did this a few days ago.)  It’s fixed now, but that is one of the reasons I’m building a new website to replace the current version.  It’s taking longer than I thought, but I hope it will be finished by the end of December.

– Ray
10:35 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate
Why are there an inordinate number of pink bicycles here?

 

November 28, 2016
4:05 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
10:50 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate
Jamming to Bang a Gong

 

November 27, 2016
10:25 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
Here is the open house list for today!
– Maria
November 26, 2016
9:55 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

The open house list has been updated!

– Ray
Pic of the Day
homes ojai
From the desk of Cheryl

 

November 25, 2016
9:55 a.m.

No changes for today (or from yesterday).  We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We spent the day at Cheryl’s sister’s house and had quite a feast.  Cheryl made and brought a praline sweet potato dish, a dish that is a copycat recipe of what you’ll find at any Ruth’s Chris steakhouse.  It’s unbelievably good and in fact, people sometimes have it for dessert.  I know, right?  Potatoes for dessert?  Trust me, it’s that good!

– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai homes for sale
Yet another sign whose necessity should be questioned

 

November 24, 2016

No update today.  Happy Thanksgiving!

 

November 23, 2016
3:00 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

Enjoy your Thanksgiving!  We hope all of you get to spend the day with family and/or friends.  There will be no update tomorrow, so we’ll see you Friday morning.

– Ray, Cheryl & Maria
9:30 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai homes for sale
Thanks for the warning; how about not putting a pole there, instead?

 

November 22, 2016
5:20 p.m.
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
Fun Pic of the Day
ojai homes for sale
Built to handle sustained winds up to 12 miles per hour

 

November 21, 2016
10:05 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai homes for sale
So…these are strictly ornamental benches, then?

 

November 20, 2016
9:50 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

Here is the list of open houses for today.  Be sure to check out our new listing at 460 El Conejo Drive, it is open today from 1:30 to 4:30.  We also will have our listing at 12576 MacDonald Drive open from 12:00 to 3:00.

– Maria
November 19, 2016
12:50 p.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

I’d like to take a moment to say how grateful we are to work with such wonderful people.  We had dinner with clients (who’ve asked to remain anonymous) this past Tuesday.  We sold them a home just about a year ago, and because they had a baby in tow with another on the way, well, it just took that long for us to finally be able to get together for a dinner at their new home.  We had a great time together (as we did the whole time we were searching for their new home), filled with tons of laughter.  At the end of the evening they graced us with a gift bag full of surprises; a quote book (for the website), wine, a cookbook (because they know Cheryl loves to cook with things from our garden), and several other items.

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But the best part of this package was that they took the time to write a note for each item – each note referring to either something personal they knew about us or an inside joke that we shared while looking at homes.  A year later.  Wow, what a wonderful couple!  Thanks, you two – we are truly touched by your generosity.

Have a great weekend everybody!

– Ray
11:40 a.m.

The open house list has been updated!  The normal blog update is coming shortly…

– Ray
November 18, 2016
9:30 a.m.

There are six new listings on the market:

Changes to the All Listings page:

Here’s the list of things to do in Ojai.  We’re headed out to take a look at a whole bunch of new properties this morning.  This might be the only update for today; we’ll see how this afternoon goes.

– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai homes for sale
With all of Albert’s knowledge and wisdom, he ends up here

 

November 17, 2016
4:15 p.m.
There are three new listings on the market:

 

Changes to the All Listings page:

Have a nice evening; we’ll see you tomorrow for Big Preview Friday!

– Ray
10:15 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai california
Those sounds you hear are my footsteps getting farther and farther away

 

November 16, 2016
5:30 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Maria
11:05 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
  • 582 Cruzero Street – increased from $549,000 to $559,000 (this is already a pending sale).
– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai california
Hitchcock would be proud

 

November 15, 2016
4:40 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Maria
11:05 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai california
A gorgeous shot of the Supermoon, taken from the east end of town

 

November 14, 2016
3:35 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
11:05 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai california
To maintain its high metabolism, the humminghorse must eat twice its body weight each day

 

November 13, 2016
10:20 a.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

Here is the list of open houses for today.  Be sure to check out our sneak preview open house at 460 El Conejo Drive in Meiner’s Oaks from 12:00 – 3:00.  Our listing at 67 W. Calle El Prado will also be open from 1:30 – 4:30.

– Maria
November 12, 2016
1:20  p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

The open house list for this weekend has been updated!  We’ll be holding a sneak preview open house for our upcoming listing at 460 El Conejo Drive tomorrow from 12:00 to 3:00.  This home will be brought to market some time this coming week.  Have a great weekend!

– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai california
Avian-friendly neighborhood

 

November 11, 2016
4:35 p.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.  A huge thank you to Maria, who handled business while we were on vacation in Hawaii for the last 8 days.  For both Cheryl and I, she provided us with a respite from the business of real estate that we haven’t had in at least five years.  Here are just a few of the photos we took:

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Thank you again, Maria!  Have a great weekend everybody…

– Ray
9:05 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

On this Veterans Day we wish to express our gratitude to all who have served and to those who continue to serve our country!

– Maria
Pic of the Day
ojai california real estate
Closed captioning really not necessary

 

November 10, 2016
6:00 p.m.
There are two new listings on the market:

– Maria

7:15 a.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Maria
Pic of the Day
ojai california real estate
Can you hear me now?

 

November 9, 2016
4:15 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Maria
9:05 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Maria
Pic of the Day

ojai california real estate

 

November 8, 2016
4:15 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Maria
11:20 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Maria
Pic of the Day

ojai california real estate

 

November 7, 2016
5:05 p.m.
There are three new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Maria
8:05 a.m.

There are no changes to the All Listings page this morning.  Be sure to check back later this afternoon!

– Maria
Pic of the Day
ojai california real estate
Are you here for the open horse?

 

November 6, 2016
10:10 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:

Here is the list of open houses for today:)

– Maria
November 5, 2016
1:05 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai california real estate
This sign is not necessary

 

November 4, 2016
1:05 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Maria
9:05 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Maria
Pic of the Day

ojai california real estate

 

November 3, 2016
6:15 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Maria
8:50 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

What an incredible World Series!  I am happy to report that after several mini heart attacks, Ray is alive and well and thrilled that the Cubs won:)

Enjoy the beautiful day!

– Maria
Pic of the Day
ojai california real estate
Actual listing photo

 

November 2, 2016
2:45 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Maria
10:05 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Maria
Pic of the Day

ojai california real estate

 

November 1, 2016
6:40 p.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Maria
5:15 p.m.

The Ojai Market Data update has been completed.  Maria will be logging on to perform the normal afternoon/early evening update in a few minutes (thanks, Maria)!

– Ray
11:00 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

It’s November 1st, so that means we’ll have the Ojai Market Data update for you a bit later today!

– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai california real estate
After the whole “3-hour tour” fiasco, the Skipper lived a quiet life in his London flat