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February 20, 2020

Quote of the Day

If you get yourself too engrossed in things over which you have no control, it will adversely affect the things over which you do have control.

John Wooden

This Day in History

February 20, 1942:  Pilot Edward O’Hare becomes first American WWII flying ace.  Lt. Edward O’Hare takes off from the aircraft carrier Lexington in a raid against the Japanese position at Rabaul-and minutes later becomes America’s first WWII flying ace.  

In mid-February 1942, the Lexington sailed into the Coral Sea.  Rabaul, a town at the very tip of New Britain, one of the islands that comprised the Bismarck Archipelago, had been invaded in January by the Japanese and transformed into a stronghold – in fact, one huge airbase.  The Japanese were now in prime striking position for the Solomon Islands, next on the agenda for expanding their ever-growing Pacific empire.  The Lexington‘s mission was to destabilize the Japanese position on Rabaul with a bombing raid.

Aboard the Lexington was U.S. Navy fighter pilot Lt. Edward O’Hare, attached to Fighting Squadron 3 when the United States entered the war.  As the Lexington left Bougainville, the largest of the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific (and still free from Japanese control), for Rabaul, ship radar picked up Japanese bombers headed straight for the carrier.  O’Hare and his team went into action, piloting F4F Wildcats.  In a mere four minutes, O’Hare shot down five Japanese G4M1 Betty bombers – bringing a swift end to the Japanese attack and earning O’Hare the designation “ace” (given to any pilot who had five or more downed enemy planes to his credit).

Although the Lexington blew back the Japanese bombers, the element of surprise was gone, and the attempt to raid Rabaul was aborted for the time being.  O’Hare was awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery – and excellent aim.  In 1949, Chicago officials named the O’Hare International Airport after him.

Ojai Weather

Mostly sunny  –  High 73 / Low 40

Total rainfall for the season  –  9.92 inches

Lake Casitas Water Capacity  –  41.5%

Thursday, February 20, 2020
10:50 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
  • 1615 McNell Road – reduced from $1,800,000 to $1,725,000.
  • 507 Park Road – sale pending.  Congrats to our clients/sellers who put their home into escrow and to teammate Sheryl Whipple for getting this one on board!
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When John, Paul, George and Ringo make half an album
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
7:15 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
8:30 a.m.
  • No changes yet for today.

 

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Spirograph-inspired landscape design
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
5:55 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
11:10 a.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

We’ve added a new BBIO video on the sidebar of the page (if viewing the site from a desktop computer – bottom of the page if you’re viewing the site on a smart phone); it’s a virtual tour for our listing at 1101 N. Montgomery Street.  Alternatively, you can just click here.

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I think you’re over-estimating the number of people that will want to be inside your truck
Monday, February 17, 2020
4:00 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

 

This isn’t Ojai-related, but congrats to our client/buyer who closed on their home at 1846 Topaz Avenue in Ventura!

8:25 a.m.
There are three new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
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When you’re damned and determined to have a washing machine, somewhere…anywhere
Friday, February 14, 2020
3:30 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

The open house list has been updated.  We’ll be holding our listing at 1101 N. Montgomery Street (the one with the fantastic mountain views) open on Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00.  Enjoy your weekend!

9:35 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:

Here’s the list of things to do in Ojai!  We’ll see you later this afternoon with the updated open house list for this weekend.  In the meantime, we’re going to head out and check out a few new houses.

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Someone forgot to turn off the ice maker
Thursday, February 13, 2020
7:30 p.m.
There are five new listings on the market:

 

Changes to the All Listings page:
11:20 a.m.
  • No changes yet for today.
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How you know when your ex has used the toilet
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
6:10 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
  • 12980 Ojai Road – $3,295,000.  Yes, I’m aware the address on this one is in Santa Paula, but since it’s located west of Koenigstein Road (and there have been plenty of listings that claim Koenigstein Road is in Ojai), I am including it on the site.
Changes to the All Listings page:

Here’s a teaser – we have a new listing coming on the market tomorrow; it’s located in the heart of Ojai (on Park Road) and features two legal units – one a 3 bed/1.75 bath home, the other a 2 bed/1 bath home.  The total square footage for both units combined is 1,977 sq. ft.  It will be listed at $799,000.

Finally, this isn’t Ojai-related, but our listing at 1054 Bath Lane in Ventura has been reduced from $1,899,000 to $1,749,000.  This is a great buy at this price!

 

Have a great evening…

7:45 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

 

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How to mess with your Fitbit
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
4:40 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
8:15 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

The Ojai Market Data update has been completed!  Click to find out all the happened in Ojai real estate to kick off the new year.

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“I’m sorry sir, you have a complaint?  Have a seat right here, we’ll be with you in a minute.”
Monday, February 10, 2020
8:50 a.m.
There are three new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
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A 49ers fan, I assume
Friday, February 7, 2020
12:30 p.m.

The open house list has been updated!

Changes to the All Listings page:
  • 42 Rockaway Road – back on the market, but pending (had been a closed sale).  I have to say, I’ve never seen that before…

 

Have a great weekend!

9:25 a.m.
There are two new listings on the market:

Here’s the list of things to do in Ojai.  Our listing at 180 N. Poli Street came back on the market yesterday (it was temporarily taken off the market) – and you can catch a sneak preview of this updated home today from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Come by and take a look!

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Podotactusterraphobia: The fear of letting your feet touch the ground.
Thursday, February 6, 2020
5:15 p.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
9:25 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
  • 180 N. Poli Street – back on the market (had been withdrawn) and increased from $655,000 to $669,000.

 

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‘Scuse me, while I kiss the sky
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
3:15 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
11:25 a.m.
  • No changes or new listings yet for today.

 

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Seems like the bricklayer and the window installer missed a meeting
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
5:25 p.m.
  • No other changes for today.
10:30 a.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
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Monday, February 3, 2020
11:20 a.m.
There are three new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
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And pull for despair

 

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