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Quote of the Day

 

Count the garden by the flowers, never by the leaves that fall.  Count your life with smiles and not the tears that roll.

 

–  Anonymous

 

This Day in History

 

July 29, 1938:  Peter Jennings born.  On this day in 1938, Peter Charles Archibald Ewart Jennings, a Canadian-American television journalist who served as the sole anchor of ABC World News Tonight is born.  Though he dropped out of high school, he transformed himself into one of American television’s most prominent journalists.

Jennings started his career early, hosting a Canadian radio show at age 9.  He began his professional career with CJOH-TV in Ottawa during its early years, anchoring the local newscasts and hosting the teen dance show Saturday Date on Saturdays.  In 1965, ABC News tapped him to anchor its flagship evening news program.  Critics and others in the television news business attacked his inexperience, making his job difficult.  He became a foreign correspondent in 1968, reporting from the Middle East.

Jennings returned as one of World News Tonight’s three anchormen in 1978, and he was promoted to sole anchorman in 1983.  He was also known for his marathon coverage of breaking news stories, staying on the air for 15 hours or more to anchor the live broadcast of events such as the Gulf War in 1991, the millennium celebrations in 1999-2000, and the September 11 attacks in 2001.  In addition to anchoring, he was the host of many ABC News special reports and moderated several American presidential debates.  He was always fascinated with the United States and became an American citizen in 2003.

Jennings was one of the “Big Three” news anchormen, along with Tom Brokaw of NBC and Dan Rather of CBS, who dominated American evening network news from the early 1980s until his death in 2005, which closely followed the retirements from anchoring evening news programs of Brokaw in 2004 and Rather in 2005.

 

 

Ojai Weather

Sunny  –  High 92 / Low 62

Lake Casitas Water Capacity  –  35.5%

 

Thursday, July 29, 2021
11:25 a.m.
There are two new listings on the market:

 

207 N. Montgomery Street – $725,000

 

413 Buena Vista Drive – $1,099,000

 

 

Pic of the Day
“And just through these doors you’ll find a lovely balcon…aaaaaah!”

 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
10:15 a.m.

Before we get to the new listings, I want to say congrats to our clients/sellers at both 607 N. Mill Street and 96 E. Short Street, both of whom put their homes into escrow!

There are two new listings on the market:

 

451 Walbridge Way – $1,299,000

 

52 Grapevine Road – $925,000

 

 

Pic of the Day
Flat screen on a budget
Monday, July 26, 2021
12:00 p.m.
There are two new listings on the market:

 

145 Wormwood Street – $1,895,000

 

713 Mercer Avenue – $875,000

 

 

Pic of the Day

 

Friday, July 23, 2021
9:40 a.m.

Here’s the list of things to do in Ojai!  We also have a new listing on the market at 96 E. Short Street (see below).

There are four new listings on the market:

 

96 E. Short Street – $699,000

 

1450 Cruzero Street – $699,000

 

929 Cuyama Road – $1,875,000

 

111 N. Fulton Street – $890,000

 

 

Pic of the Day
Meanwhile in Florida, volunteers assist in feeding the endangered baked potato fish

 

Thursday, July 22, 2021
10:20 a.m.

A couple of things before we get to the new listings on the market:  Despite the news that the market is “slowing down,” a recent foray into the world of multiple offers (and a resulting accepted bid of $100,000+ over listing price) says otherwise – just ask our client/buyer!

Compared to the spring months, the summer months typically have fewer new listings coming to the market.  I went back five years on my data charts and found that, on average, July sees an average of 37 new listings come to the market.  Because I started the new listing count on the 20th of April, I’m using data from June 20th to July 20th for this exercise.  (I’ll start compiling data on the 1st of the month in August.)  This year we’ve seen 59 new listings come to the market.  If the market is slowing down, it ain’t happening in Ojai yet.

There are nine new listings on (or coming to) the market:

 

908 Tico Road – $1,025,000 (coming soon, 7/23)

 

230 Monte Via – $655,000

 

42 Bundren Street – $649,000

 

10580 Creek Road – $1,990,000

 

405 S. Carrillo Road – $815,000

(This listing is already pending.)

 

950 Woodland Avenue #39 – $161,500

 

74 Don Antonio Way – $104,000

(This listing was pending before it was listed in the MLS.)

 

214 E. Eucalyptus Street – $1,199,000

 

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202 N. La Luna Avenue – $749,900 (coming soon, 8/2/21.)

(No link available – this is a 2 bed/2 bath, 1,260 sq. ft. home on a .16 acre lot.)

 

 

Pic of the Day
Narnia awaits

 

Monday, July 19, 2021
7:35 a.m.
There are three new listings on the market:

 

1013 Cottonwood Avenue – $1,100,000

 

308 Martindale Avenue – $849,900

 

224 N. Lomita Avenue – $729,000

 

 

Pic of the Day
How heavy are these curtains?

 

Friday, July 16, 2021
11:45 a.m.

Here’s the list of things to do in Ojai.  Also, an article from CNN about a unique discovery during a home renovation (thanks, Blaise)!

There are five new listings on the market:

 

918 Pleasant Avenue – $949,000

 

330 Monte Via – $645,000

(This one was “coming soon” a few weeks ago, but it was cancelled and relisted at a new price.)

 

717 W. Villanova Road – $1,000,000

 

1273 S. Rice Road #26 – $178,000

 

474 N. Arnaz Street #13 – $165,000

 

Pic of the Day
So you’ve seen Inception, then?

 

Thursday, July 15, 2021
1:05 p.m.
There are two new listings on the market:

1101 Daly Road – $1,379,000

 

347 N. Poli Street – $927,000

 

 

Pic of the Day

 

Wednesday, July 14, 2021
10:25 a.m.
There are two new listings on the market:

214 Vallerio Avenue – $830,000

 

950 Woodland Avenue #81 – $209,000

 

Pic of the Day
Basketball for the lazy

 

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
10:50 a.m.

There are no new listings on the market as of yet today.  Side note: I’m starting to see price reductions on existing listings trickle in over the last couple of weeks…

 

Pic(s) of the Day

An emerging housing trend…exterior bathrooms?

 

Monday, July 12, 2021
5:00 p.m.
There are six new listings on the market:

86 Arnaz Drive – $985,000

 

965 Devereux Drive – $898,000

 

535 Riverside Road – $865,000

 

950 Woodland Avenue #40 – $170,000

 

1020 Foothill Road – $5,300,000

 

1273 S. Rice Road #94 – $285,500

 

Pic of the Day
Signs that your architect is a former tank commander

 

Friday, July 9, 2021
1:15 p.m.

There are no new listings or “coming soon” properties for today, but here’s the list of things to do in Ojai.  Meanwhile, we have a new listing in Santa Paula at 607 N. Mill Street; this one’s a cutie – be sure to check it out!  Also, congrats to our client who had their offer accepted on 12066 Nelson Road in Moorpark!

 

Have yourselves a great weekend!

 

 

Pic of the Day

 

 

Great, thanks!

Thursday, July 8, 2021
10:00 a.m.
There are three new listings on (or coming to) the market:

114 Valley Ridge Street – $849,000

 

203 El Plano Drive – $750,000

 

678 Vine Street – $669,900

 

 

Pic of the Day
Don’t even tell me this is a septic issue

 

Tuesday, July 6, 2021
4:50 p.m.
There are three new listings on the market:

1217 Grandview Avenue – $800,000

 

5750 Reeves Road – $6,280,000

 

950 Woodland Avenue #58 – $189,000

 

 

Pic of the Day
(I meant to post this on July 4th, but I was busy)

 

Friday, July 2, 2021
6:00 p.m.

Here’s the list of things to do in Ojai.  I hope you have a great 4th of July holiday; I, for one, am grateful to have the parade and fireworks back.  It’s my favorite time of year!

There are seven new listings on (or coming to) the market:

545 Del Oro Drive – $3,450,000

 

1239 Cuyama Road – $1,849,000

 

805 Del Oro Drive – $2,695,000

 

1600 Foothill Road – $1,849,000

 

246 El Conejo Drive – $975,000

 

296 W. Oak View Avenue – $679,000

 

 

Pic of the Day
A family in turmoil

 

Thursday, July 1, 2021
11:10 a.m.
There are four new listings on (or coming to) the market:

143 N. Encinal Avenue – $805,000

 

1405 Daly Road – $1,100,000

 

1225 S. Rice Road #53 – $280,000

 

10618 Encino Drive – $1,995,000 (coming soon, 7/2)

 

1075 Loma Drive #58 – $205,000

(This property sold and closed before it was listed in the MLS.)

 

 

Pic of the Day
Gives “going to the office” a whole new meaning
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