Blog Archive, December 2019

Note:  Some of the links below may take you to a blank page with the verbiage, “This is not a valid link.”  These links have expired from the Ventura MLS and are no longer accessible.  Ojai MLS links are not affected in this way.
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
12:15 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

We have a lot of exciting things happening in January, including bringing three new gorgeous listing to the market:  1)  4 bed/3 bath, 2,400+ sq. ft. home on 1 acre, pool, located on Ojai’s east end, 2)  3 bed/2 bath, 2,100+ sq. ft. on 1/2 acre, sweeping mountain views in Ojai, and 3)  5 bed/5 bath, 2,000+ sq. ft., two units, mountain and ocean views, located less than a block from the beach in Ventura.

 

I’ll also have the Best of 2019 rundown for you at some point in January.  With the new listings we have coming up, it might be a couple of weeks before I get to that.

 

Here’s to a happy and healthy New Year to you all!

 

~ Ray (and Team Deckert/DePaola – Cheryl, Maria, Sheryl, Rob and Paul)

deckert depaola team

Pic(s) of the Day

Early this morning I stumbled onto these unbelievable photos taken by photographer Jakub Perlikowski of the Lauterbrunnen Valley in Switzerland.  Click on the photo below to enter the photo gallery.  Our thanks to the folks at Bored Panda for posting these.

 

Monday, December 30, 2019
4:20 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
10:15 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
Pic of the Day
ojai homes for sale
What’s the word I’m looking for?  Oh yes…flummoxed.
Friday, December 27, 2019
5:00 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

There’s not much to see, but the open house list for this weekend has been updated!

9:55 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

 

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

Pic of the Day

ojai homes

Just hop on the bus, Gus

You don’t need to discuss much,

‘cept the smell by your bed, Fred

I’ll take a cab instead

Thursday, December 26, 2019
3:35 p.m.
  •  No other changes for today…

 

11:15 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

 

Pic of the Day
ojai homes for sale
Wow, talk about needing a “fix”
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
2:45 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

 

Here’s to a Merry Christmas and a happy holiday to you all!  On a special note, I want to say “Happy birthday” to my kid sister, Robyn, who turned 36 today (which of course, blows my mind).  Speaking as the oldest of 8 brothers and sisters – I can tell you that out of all us kids, she is the absolute gem – and my sibs would all agree.  Miss you kiddo!

~ Ray
10:00 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
Pic of the Day

 

Notwithstanding the obnoxious piano oven-hood… who heats their flowers on the stovetop?

Monday, December 23, 2019
1:15 p.m.

FYI – I’ll update the rain totals after this current bout of rain passes, but I can tell you we’ve received well over two inches of rain over the last day or so.

There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

Last Thursday, I mentioned how the real estate market was heating up around the holidays?  Well, it hasn’t stopped.  The amount of activity out there right now is bordering on ridiculous!  We put three things into escrow over the weekend and are close on getting a couple more deals going.  Looks like a great start to the New Year!

Pic of the Day
real estate ojai
The iron curtain
Friday, December 20, 2019
2:30 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
9:35 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!

Pic of the Day

homes for sale ojai

Due to the popularity of the ballpoint pen, Eberhard Faber corporate offices soon emptied

Thursday, December 19, 2019
7:30 a.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

Have you ever heard that the real estate market tends to slow down over the Christmas/New Year’s holidays?  Well, don’t believe it!  Check out the new listings and pending sales that have occurred this week.  We’ve received several offers on our own listings as well  (we’re currently negotiating back and forth on those).  In fact, the last time we can remember a “slowdown” over the holidays was around 2011/2012.

Pic of the Day
ojai homes
Crouching tiger, barfing dragon
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
10:30 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
Pic of the Day
ojai realtors
The lockless lock
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
9:30 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

 

Pic of the Day
ojai homes for sale
Nice view.  Hey, I’ve got a piece of Tetris that would slot right in there.
Monday, December 16, 2019
11:35 a.m.
There are three new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
Pic of the Day
homes in ojai
This building is appealing
Saturday, December 14, 2019
10:05 a.m.

The open house list has been updated.  We’ll be holding three of our listings open this weekend:  59 W. Calle El Prado, Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 (note the recent price reduction on this one – from $549,000 to $529,000), and 501 Vallerio Avenue and 1223 Fierro Drive from 1:00 to 3:30.

Changes to the All Listings page:

 

Friday, December 13, 2019
10:35 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!

Pic of the Day
homes for sale ojai
Hand-railing for chimps
Thursday, December 12, 2019
5:55 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
10:15 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
  • 7343 Rose Valley Road – sale pending.
  • 1545 Loma Drive – sold for $625,000 (originally listed for $595,000).
  • 607 Crestview Drive – sold for $1,330,000 (originally listed for $1,395,000).  Congrats to our clients/buyers (and to teammate Maria DePaola – who brought this deal to the table), who closed on their new home yesterday!
Pic of the Day
homes in ojai
Four-poster tub
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
4:45 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
  • 608 Palomar Road – $1,700,000.  (However, this was already a pending sale before it was listed in the MLS.)
Changes to the All Listings page:
11:20 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
Pic of the Day

Ojai real estate

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
4:00 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
11:40 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate
Tweedledee/Tweedledum entrance?
Monday, December 9, 2019
4:00 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
12:20 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
Pic of the Day
OJAI REAL ESTATE
I wonder what Robert Frost would have to say about this
Friday, December 6, 2019
1:45 p.m.

The open house list for this weekend has been updated.  We’ll be holding our listing at 59 W. Calle El Prado open on Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Come by and check it out!

There is a new listing on the market:

 

Have a great weekend…

8:00 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

 

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

Pic(s) of the Day
ojai real estate
Likely the last thing this bus thought he’d end up as

 

ojai real estate
Bonus pic – an early morning shot from my office window, highlighting the beautiful fall colors
Thursday, December 5, 2019
4:35 p.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
8:30 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
Pic of the Day

ojai real estate

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
3:55 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
11:10 a.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate
“Resturant” drama
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
4:15 p.m.

The Ojai Market Data update is here!  Check it out to see Ojai valley sales statistics for the month of November.

There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
10:30 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate
There is no Coke, there is only Pepsi (and possibly Zuul)
Monday, December 2, 2019
4:40 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
11:40 a.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
Pic(s) of the Day

I’m sure most of us in Ojai have seen recent photos of the snow-covered mountains from the valley floor.  Here’s a different perspective of the snowfall from up in the hills, about 25 miles or so north of Ojai (thanks to a friend of ours).  His estimate is that they received about a foot of snow.