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September 20, 2019

Quote of the Day

Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.

 

– G. K. Chesterton

This Day in History

September 20, 1881 – Chester Arthur becomes third president to serve in on year:  Chester Arthur is inaugurated on September 20, 1881, becoming the third person to serve as president in that year.

The year 1881 began with Republican Rutherford B. Hayes in office. Hayes served out his first and only term and officially turned over the reins of government to James A. Garfield, who happened to be a close friend of his, in March 1881.  Just four months into his term, on July 2, Garfield was shot by a crazed assassin named Charles Guiteau. Guiteau claimed to have killed Garfield because he refused to grant Guiteau a political appointment. Garfield sustained wounds to his back and abdomen and struggled to recover throughout the summer.  Though it appeared he would pull through in early September, the autopsy report revealed that the internal bullet wound contributed to an aneurism that ultimately killed Garfield on September 19.

The next day, Vice President Chester Arthur was sworn in as president.  Strangely, Garfield’s assassin wrote to the new president from jail, taking credit for vaulting Arthur into the White House.  According to President Hayes, Arthur’s administration was best known for “liquor, snobbery and worse.” He served only one term from 1881 to 1885.  This was the second time in American history that three men served as president in one year; a similar situation occurred in 1841, when Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison and John Tyler all held the office. 

Ojai Weather

Sunny  –  High 81 / Low 54

Friday, September 20, 2019
10:00 p.m.

The open house list has been updated!  We’ll be holding houses open at 1003 N. Drown Avenue (Saturday, 1:00 to 4:00), 1223 Fierro Drive (Sunday, 1:00 to 4:00), and 501 Vallerio Avenue (Sunday, 1:00 to 4:00).

Changes to the All Listings page:

Have a fantastic weekend!  The next update will be Monday morning.

11:55 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!

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Wednesday, Cheryl and I received a surprise on our doorstep.  What is it?  Why, it’s the equivalent of a bag of Lucky Charms, but only consisting of charms.  I’m sure this has to do with a conversation we had with someone recently, perhaps within the last month or so, about my former Seinfeldian love of eating sugary kiddie cereal for breakfast (a habit I broke several years ago).  In either case, we’ve been racking our brains trying to figure out who surreptitiously sent this gift.  Clients?  Friends?  One of our own team members?  WHO?  Reveal yourselves, damn you!

Thursday, September 19, 2019
5:00 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
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12:30 p.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
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For doors with addictions, the 1st step in a 14-step program is the hardest
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
11:15 a.m.
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In the battle for the sun, the trees eventually won out
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
6:25 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
11:55 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
  • 162 Olive Street – $649,000.  (This was recently on the market in June for $669,000, but did not sell.)
Changes to the All Listings page:
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What?  Now this will make it easy to climb onto the freeway.
Monday, September 16, 2019
3:20 p.m.
  • No other changes for today.
11:35 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
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I think a new guard dog is in order
Saturday, September 14, 2019
11:45 a.m.

No changes for today, but the open house list has been updated!  We’ll be holding open houses for 59 W. Calle El Prado (today from 1:00 to 4:00, 501 Vallerio Avenue (Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00), and 1223 Fierro Drive (Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00).

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Definitely a bar bathroom
Friday, September 13, 2019
9:10 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.

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

 

Here’s the list of things to do in Ojai!

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How to pretty much guarantee you’ll never bring a woman to your apartment
Thursday, September 12, 2019
8:20 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
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10:50 a.m.
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There’s nothing like a relaxing day in the park
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
11:50 a.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
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Tuesday, September 10, 2019
5:00 p.m.
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Dare to be different…I guess?
Monday, September 9, 2019
5:25 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

 

Tomorrow’s first update may not occur until later in the afternoon, just FYI.  Enjoy the evening!

12:15 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

We hope you had a good weekend; we had friends over for football yesterday and watched the Rams win.  Cheryl made a dish called “Tomato Tarte Tatin” with tomatoes from our garden.  It’s a sweet dish, which for me, totally confused my brain and taste buds because of the underlying tomato flavor.  But it was a winner – there was virtually none left afterwards!

 

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Raising the stakes on “Time Out” punishments
Saturday, September 7, 2019
1:00 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

 

The open house list has been updated!  Our team is holding a bevy of our listings open; 1223 Fierro Drive – open Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00; 59 W. Calle El Prado – open Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 to 4:00; 1003 N. Drown Avenue – open Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00; and 75 E. Short Street – open Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00.

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Friday, September 6, 2019
5:05 p.m.

The Ojai Market Data update has been completed.  Click to check out how the Ojai valley real estate market fared for the month of August!

Changes to the All Listings page:

See you tomorrow with the updated open house list; enjoy the weekend!

10:30 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!

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With master Jacques away on an oceanic expedition, Buddy

Cousteau stayed at home to play in his make-believe “submarine.”

Thursday, September 5, 2019
6:50 p.m.
There are two new listings on the market:

1223 Fierro Drive Ojai

Changes to the All Listings page:
10:25 a.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
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While this does not apply to Ojai real estate specifically, we want to congratulate our client/buyer who closed on their first-ever home at 2338 Kipana Avenue (in Ventura) yesterday!

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All I see is Jabba the Hutt
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
4:15 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
12:10 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
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So…then a text is okay?
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
5:30 p.m.
There is another new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
10:40 a.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
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We hope you enjoyed the weekend!  We got some R&R in, saw the Jon Anderson concert on Friday night (so great to hear an iconic voice in person), and had a lovely dinner last night at Soule Park Bar & Grill.  I know I’ve mentioned this before, but sitting out on the back patio as the sun sets?  I challenge you to find a better setting – and the food is pretty darn good, to boot.  I don’t understand why this place isn’t busier.  I’d like to keep it our little secret, but I’d also like to see the restaurant succeed.  Seriously, you need to check it out!

 

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How to turn a 2:00 a.m. bathroom run into a challenge