January 14, 2022

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Quote of the Day


Any idiot can face a crisis – it’s day to day living that wears you out.


– Anton Chekov



This Day in History


January 14, 1943:  FDR becomes first president to travel by airplane on U.S. official business.  Crossing the Atlantic by air, Roosevelt flew in a Boeing 314 Flying Boat dubbed the Dixie Clipper to a World War II strategy meeting with Winston Churchill at Casablanca in North Africa.  With German U-boats taking a heavy toll on American marine traffic in the Atlantic, Roosevelt’s advisors reluctantly agreed to send him via airplane.  Roosevelt, at a frail 60 years old, gamely made the arduous 17,000-mile round trip.

The secret and circuitous journey began on January 11, with the plane stopping several times over four days to refuel and for its passengers to rest.  Roosevelt and his entourage left Florida, touched down in the Caribbean, continued down the southern coast of South America to Brazil and then flew across the Atlantic to Gambia.  They reached Casablanca on January 14.  After a successful meeting with Churchill, as well as some sightseeing and visits to the troops, Roosevelt retraced the route back to the United States, celebrating his 61st birthday somewhere over Haiti.



Ojai Weather


Mostly sunny  –  High 70  /  Low 52

Total rainfall for the season  –  14.96 inches

Lake Casitas water capacity  –  35.1%


Friday, January 14, 2022
11:05 a.m.

There are no new listings for today, but here’s the list of things to do in Ojai.  Have yourselves a great weekend!



Pic of the Day
For crimes against fashion, the Terrible Three were hanged, drawn, and halved


Thursday, January 13, 2022
1:30 p.m.
There are no new listings for today.
Pic of the Day
“I’ll take all of them.”


Wednesday, January 12, 2022
12:10 p.m.
There are two new listings on the market:


1104 Foothill Road – $5,995,000

(This was recently on the market in October for $6,450,000, but didn’t sell.)



1273 S. Rice Road #77 – $489,000



Pic of the Day
The phrase “shoe horn” do come to mind


Monday, January 10, 2022
11:50 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:


108 W. Eucalyptus Street – $5,400,000



As a member of AAA, I receive their “Westways” magazine once a month.  The most recent issue highlights Ojai as a “Day Trip” destination.  I’ll leave it to you to decide whether entry in these types of magazines (Sunset, etc.) is a good or bad thing.




Pic of the Day
Ikea’s new earthquake cupboard


Friday, January 7, 2022
11:20 a.m.
There are two new listings on the market:


3500 Matilija Canyon Road – $1,900,000



801 Sunset Place – $849,000



Here’s the list of things to do in Ojai.  Also, here’s a mortgage rate update (for the first time in as long as I can remember, interest rate predictions back in August proved to be somewhat accurate):


30-year fixed – 3.625%

FHA 30-year fixed – 3.625%

Jumbo 30-year fixed – 4.000%




Pic of the Day
The real reason Venice is sinking


Tuesday, January 4, 2022
12:20 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:


1450 S. La Luna Avenue – $1,250,000



Here’s a quick market update for what occurred in Ojai real estate for the month of December:  We saw 25 new listings come to the market in December (compared to 27 for November).  21 properties sold in December (compared to 34 in November).  Of the 21 closed sales in December, 8 were over full-price and 1 was at list price (compared to 18 closed sales over full-price and 3 at list price in November).



Pic of the Day
Plumber:  “Don’t worry, it’ll fit.”


Monday, January 3, 2022
11:55 a.m.
Happy New Year!  There is a new listing on the market:


848 Woodland Avenue #2 – $500,000




Pic of the Day
Look closely…this isn’t a rug, it’s carved into the wood floor
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