Blog Archive – October, 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.

October 31, 2016
3:25 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
10:00 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
Pic of the Day
Peephole pointlessness
Peephole pointlessness

 

 

October 30, 2016
9:55 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

Here is the list of open houses for today.  Our listing at 67 Calle El Prado will be open today rain or shine from 12:00 to 3:00 – come and check it out.

Ray’s Chicago Cubs need a win – send them some good vibes today!

~ Ray
October 29, 2016
11:25 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

The open house list has been updated!

~ Ray
Pic of the Day
The gym at Leavenworth was stark, yet filled with an audible Casio cheesiness
The gym at Leavenworth was stark, yet filled with an audible Casio cheesiness

 

October 28, 2016
2:35 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
  • 12576 MacDonald Drive – sale pending.  Congrats to our clients and sellers, Rich & Karen, who put their home into escrow today!

The rain we received earlier totaled .33 inches – giving us .48 inches of precipitation for the year thus far.  We only need 42 times that amount to get to what is “supposed’ to be the yearly rainfall average.  (Just FYI – I get precipitation data from four stations around Ojai and average them to get the rainfall total for the day.)

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

~ Ray
9:30 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 this weekend.

~ Ray
Pic of the Day
(Actual listing photo.)  No - this house is not haunted; why do you ask?
(Actual listing photo.)  No – this house is not haunted; why do you ask?

 

October 27, 2016
6:10 p.m.
There is another new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

Our clients had their oak wood floors refurnished last week (67 W. Calle El Prado).  The results are amazing, so we thought we’d give a shout out to the company who did the work:  American Hardwood Floors, contact Kevin Spradling at 800-561-0812.  Check out the results (click the link above)!

Have  great night….come on rain!!

~ Ray
10:45 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
Pic of the Day
Actual listing photo - you're sure to sleep tight with Freddy Krueger watching over you
Actual listing photo – you’re sure to sleep tight with Freddy Krueger watching over you

 

October 26, 2016
4:20 p.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
10:45 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
Pic of the Day
The asphalt shortage takes its toll on weary D.O.T. workers
The asphalt shortage takes its toll on weary D.O.T. workers:

 

October 25, 2016
5:30 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Maria
10:30 a.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
Pic of the Day
Actual listing photo:  Kinkos employee bathroom
Actual listing photo:  Kinkos employee bathroom

 

October 24, 2016
5:30 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Maria
11:55 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate
Enjoy warm summer evenings on your private, step-down porch

 

October 23, 2016
9:45 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

There are 21 open houses today!

Be sure to check out our listing at 12576 MacDonald Drive open 12:00 to 3:00 and practice your putting on the green in the back yard:)  We are also holding 67 W. Calle el Prado open from 1:30 to 4:30 (the wood floors have been beautifully refinished throughout, and matching wood floors installed in the bedrooms).

–  Maria
October 22, 2016
11:50 a.m.

The open house list for this weekend has been updated.  Our listing at 12576 MacDonald Drive will be open tomorrow from 12:00 to 3:00.  Our listing at 67 W. Calle el Prado will also be open tomorrow from 1:30 to 4:30 (the wood floors in this home were completely refinished, and in addition, matching wood floors were just installed in two of the bedrooms.  They’re beautiful; come on by and take a look)!

Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day

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October 21, 2016
11:40 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!

– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate
Tree removal takes longer than you’d think

 

October 20, 2016
6:30 p.m.
There are three new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Maria
10:00 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate
Gotta be a U.S. Postal Service building

 

October 19, 2016
5:40 p.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
– Maria
11:35 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
Nice fixtures!
Nice fixtures!

 

October 18, 2016
5:05 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Maria
9:25 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate
Zero respect for the capybara

 

October 17, 2016
6:20 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
Here's a fascinating assortment of park benches throughout the world.  My favorites are #4, #5 and #29!
Here’s a fascinating assortment of park benches throughout the world.  My favorites are #4, #5 and #29!

 

October 16, 2016
10:15 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

Don’t forget to check out today’s open houses; there are a few new ones out there compared to last week.  Have a great day!

– Ray
October 15, 2016
11:10 a.m.

The open house list for this weekend has been updated!

Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
homes ojai
My Momma always said life was like a box of……is it just me, or is it hot out here?

 

October 14, 2016
10:10 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 this weekend!

– Ray
Pic of the Day
Subliminal message...received
Subliminal message…received

 

October 13, 2016
4:25 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Maria
10:05 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
  • 2455 Valley Meadow Drive – reduced from $1,075,000 to $1,039,000.
  • 1026 Granito Drive – sold for $675,000 (was originally listed for $675,000).  Note:  I’m aware that the link still reads as “contingent show” at the time of this writing, however, this is a Montecito agent and the closed home sale has been noted in the Santa Barbara MLS.
– Ray
Pic of the Day
So the motorcycle comes with the house?  Is that set in stone?
So the motorcycle comes with the house?  Is that set in stone?

 

October 12, 2016
5:30 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
– Maria
2:20 p.m.
There are three new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

A quick update about the Ojai market:  Activity has been quite slow over the past month, in fact, I would say it’s the slowest we’ve seen in several years.  After speaking with several of our fellow agents, they concur – open house attendance is down, few new listings have made their way to the market (although we were on a new listing appointment this morning), and showings on existing listings have tapered off as well.  Why?  Lots of speculation among realtors, but it could be the upcoming election or it could be the drought/water situation.  Truth is, no one really knows.  We’ll keep our fingers crossed that this will pass after November 8th.

– Ray
Pic of the Day
If I stay very still, maybe no one will notice
If I stay very still, maybe no one will notice

 

October 11, 2016
3:50 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Maria
9:30 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
From the desk(top) of Cheryl
From the desk(top) of Cheryl

 

October 10, 2016
4:20 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Maria
10:25 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
My pearl of wisdom is this:  Prior to putting your home on the market, remove all octopuses from the premises
My pearl of wisdom is this:  Prior to putting your home on the market, remove all octopuses from the premises

 

October 9, 2016
10:30 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

It is a big day for open houses – there are 20 houses open today including two of our listings:

67 Calle El Prado from 12:00 – 3:00 and 12576 MacDonald Drive from 1:00 – 4:00.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

– Maria
October 8, 2016
12:10 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

The open house list for this weekend has been updated!

– Ray
Pic of the Day
homes ojai
Co-joined since birth, the twins soon found work as electrical suppliers

 

October 7, 2016
4:05 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

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

– Ray
8:40 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.  We’ll be heading out to take a look at some new properties later this morning; have a great afternoon!

– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai homes
The world’s first 1/8th bathroom

 

October 6, 2016
4:00 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

Ray will be posting the list of things to do in Ojai tomorrow, but I thought I’d share that the Ojai Studio Artists Tour will be going on this weekend.  It is a full weekend event and you might need extra time to plan for it. 🙂

– Maria
11:15 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai homes
The real inventors of Tetris

 

October 5, 2016
5:30 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Maria
10:15 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
Saran Wrap Construction Company - since 1943
Saran Wrap Construction Company – since 1943

 

October 4, 2016
4:25 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Maria
10:40 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
The other night we played "Jenga Boom" with some friends and one of them noted the wording on the package
The other night we played “Jenga Boom” with some friends and one of them noted the wording on the package

 

October 3, 2016
5:15 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

There’s a cool new thing in virtual tours for properties; they’re called 3D virtual tours and they allow you to view the property by going from room-to-room, 360 degrees, up/down, you name it.  We had one done on our listing at 12576 MacDonald Drive.   Check it out!

– Ray
10:35 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
The Tree decides who is allowed into the park
The Tree decides who is allowed into the park

 

October 2, 2016
9:30 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

In case you missed yesterday’s post, Ray completed the Ojai Market Data report for September – be sure to check it out!

Also, we will have three of our listings open today:

67 Calle El Prado and 12576 MacDonald Drive will be open from 12:00 to 3:00, and 10808 Creek Road will be open from 1:00 to 4:00 – stop by and check out these three homes to get a glimpse of the wide variety of home styles and areas in Ojai.

Here is the complete list of open houses to tour today:)

– Maria

 

October 1, 2016
1:00 p.m.

The Ojai Market Data update has been completed!

– Ray
11:40 a.m.

The open house list for this weekend has been updated.  We’ll have the new Ojai Market Data update for you in the next couple of hours.

Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
With November fast approaching and no fight left in him, Terence simply turned himself in
With November fast approaching and no fight left in him, Terence simply turned himself in