Honorable Mentions

The homes listed below are homes that we considered to still be very good deals, but just fell short of making the Best Buys list.  We wouldn’t be surprised if they sold quickly because the one or two elements that caused us not to include a property might be less relevant from buyer to buyer, depending on personal preferences.

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242 n poli st ojai
$549,000 – 242 N. Poli Street

This is a 3 bedroom/2.75 bathroom, 1,350 sq. ft. home in Meiners Oaks.  Inside you’ll find it to be open, bright, and airy – with ceramic tile floors abound.  It also has a cabin-like feel to it; we especially liked the unique kitchen and bathroom styling in the house (there’s another bath in the garage).  Finally, there’s a full two car garage and an above ground pool out back that’s nicely trimmed in wood siding.  This one may go fast!

SOLD for $549,000 – 5/25/17
 1317 drown ojai
$625,000 – 1317 N. Drown Avenue

This 3 bedroom/2 bathroom, 1,314 sq. ft. home has many upgrades including full solar electric, wood flooring, and an upgraded kitchen.  In the back yard you’ll find privacy and a nice back yard patio.  Buttoned-up and cute.

SOLD – $625,000 – 4/27/17
455 larmier ojai
$649,000 – 455 Larmier Avenue

This is a 2 bedroom/2 bathroom, 1,065 sq ft home on a .75 acre lot.  Inside you’ll find warmth and charm galore; it feels like a rustic cabin – but without the creakiness and cobwebs usually associated with a cabin.  The home has been renovated; the kitchen and bathrooms are older in look and feel, but they retain the charm as intended.  Topping it off are spectacular views of the western mountains.

SOLD for $650,000 – 5/23/17
$749,900 – 1752 Country Drive

This is a 4 bedroom/2 bathroom home, that at 2,356 sq. ft., holds a lot of bang for the buck.  Inside you’ll find laminate wood flooring, nicely modernized bathrooms, and a kitchen that’s been spruced up.  Out back you’ll find a brick-work patio that offers a good amount of privacy.

SALE PENDING – 5/22/17
$769,000 – 125 Valley View Drive

This is a 3 bedroom/3.5 bathroom, 2,390 sq. ft. home with partial mountain views in Oak View.  Strategic tree trimming at the back of the property would provide complete, sweeping views of the mountains.  In our opinion the cost/benefit factor would be highly positive if one were to spend the money to do this.  Inside you’ll find an upgraded home complete with high ceilings, crown molding, and updated bathrooms and kitchen.  Most of the yard space is found in the front, with a patio located in back.  The adjacent property is for sale as well.  If purchased together this would make quite a compound.  The driveway is quite steep, so anyone with a low-slung sports car or otherwise will want to check that out before purchasing.  There’s a lot of bang for the buck in this home; it’s worth taking a look.

ADDED 5/13/17 
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$1,749,000 – 16084 Maricopa Highway

This is a 3 bedroom/3 bathroom, 2,720 sq. ft. home on 3.13 acres – located just at the foot of the mountains.  This home combines all the elements of modern construction, fantastic landscaping, privacy, and tranquility – yet with a cabin-esque feel.  Read about all the home facts on the link; we’re here to tell you about how we felt when we walked through this home.  The home was built in 2003 with all of the accoutrements of modern living, and is still completely “in-style” today – modern kitchen and bathrooms, beautiful wood floors and ceilings, and thoughtfully placed skylights and windows that make the home bright.  But we were really struck with a sense of peace when stepping out onto the screened back porch (also with wood flooring).  You see, just off that back porch is a waterfall – fed by a well and recirculated back from a pond back and up.  Then, gazing out into the back yard and seeing the multitude of walking paths (including a charming footbridge), it all started to sink in:  This lush and private setting is the pinnacle of peace and quiet.  Cheryl was ready to sell our home and move in immediately.

ADDED – 4/19/17
1515 daly rd ojai
$2,449,000 – 1515 Daly Road

This is a 3 bedroom/3 bathroom, 3,672 sq. ft. home on just over an acre.  To find with a home a bird’s eye view of the mountains and city lights – so close to town – is a rarity indeed.  The layout is unique (in a great way) – we’re not sure there are any rooms in the home that are rectangular or square!  The wood flooring looks great, as does the kitchen (love the tiled counter tops), laundry room, and huge master bedroom wing.  There is also a 639 sq. ft. guest house that features high ceilings and several balconies – it too looks fantastic and is done with unique architectural elements.  The views from the balconies, as well as from the main house’s back patio and pool area, are what truly make this home unique.  This was last on the market in 2016 – several elements have been updated since that time, including the kitchen.

ADDED – 4/7/17