Blog Archive – June, 2020

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, June 30, 2020
6:05 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
11:05 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
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Whew!  That’s a relief…I thought the floor was going to be wet.
Monday, June 29, 2020
3:35 p.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
10:25 a.m.
There are three new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
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When the paver misses the memo
Friday, June 26, 2020
4:55 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

Have a great weekend!  I’ll leave you with this:

 

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From our kitchen…I think Cheryl may have a problem –  #SpatuholicsAnonymous

Then again, I had to line everything up perfectly for the photo – #OCDersAnonymous

11:20 a.m.
There are four 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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Thursday, June 25, 2020
6:05 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
11:30 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
  • 260 Running Ridge Trail – $2,795,000.  (Note:  The MLS link shows this as “back on market” because this was briefly on the market for a few hours a couple of days ago, then quickly withdrawn.  I chose not to list it as new until it came back on the market again.)
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Homeowner:  “So, I have this dead space that needs…”

Home stager:  “Say no more!”

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
3:00 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
  • 306 E. Aliso Street #B – sale pending.
  • 1744 Country Drive – sold for $1,700,000 (originally listed for $1,895,000).  This was last noted in the MLS as “leased” – however, it appears to have been actually sold.
10:25 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
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Tuesday, June 23, 2020
11:00 a.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

I noticed that Covid-19 cases in Ventura County jumped quite a bit from Thursday through yesterday morning (277 cases).  I also noticed that the website, VC Emergency, which displays Covid stats for Ventura County has changed their “goal.”  At the bottom of the main page, you can toggle through pages 1 to 6 of the “Covid-19 community view.”  On page 3 there is a box that displays “Incidence per 100,000 population in the Last 14 Days.”  A couple of weeks ago, that “goal” was less than 25 new cases per 100,000 people.  At that time we were hovering at or around 25 cases per 100,000 people.  But since we started relaxing restrictions, the cases have now more than doubled per 100,000 to 61.60.  So the “goal” has now been raised to 100.

I’m not sure what to make of this, except that it seems as if this increase was expected and will only get worse.  What’s this got to do with real estate?  As stated previously here, and I don’t want to cry “Wolf!” – but if things get bad enough that we have to go back to full-on Covid restrictions, the currently robust real estate market here in Ojai might take a hit.  So please stay on your toes and read all the information you can.

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Monday, June 22, 2020
1:20 p.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
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I’m guessing flood insurance is not an option in this area
Friday, June 19, 2020
2:10 p.m.

There’s not much going on today (as far as real estate).  I held off as long as I could, waiting for some action – but this is all we’ve got:

Changes to the All Listings page:

 

Here’s the list of things to do in Ojai.  Have a great weekend!

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Looks like 2A and 2B are having a tiff
Thursday, June 18, 2020
3:10 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
10:40 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
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When the world is mine, your death shall be quick and painless
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
5:40 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

Nice to see the sun today…those all-day gloomy days were starting to get to me.  I don’t mind when it heats up in Ojai; that means the evenings are a glorious sight to behold.  Nothing like sitting outside with the lights, stars, moon…or whatever.  Where I grew up in the Midwest, you’d be inundated with bugs (especially mosquitoes) – so I’ve come to appreciate warm evenings when they do arrive!

11:25 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
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Nosy neighbor?   Problem solved.
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
5:35 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
11:45 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
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Monday, June 15, 2020
12:45 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
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Kinda looks like Elliott didn’t pedal fast enough
Friday, June 12, 2020
2:25 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

Enjoy the beautiful weekend upcoming!

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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When you discover your tree actually hates you
Thursday, June 11, 2020
2:45 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
11:10 a.m.
There are three new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

Speculation as to what could happen in the Ojai real estate market in the short-term is rampant; even we mentioned that we could see a serious pull back on listings and sales prices should Covid-19 make a comeback due to the relaxed restrictions – forcing us all to take two steps backward.  But as of today…this moment – don’t let anyone tell you the real estate market is tanking, at least in the Ojai Valley.  Twenty-two properties have gone into “pending” status in the first 11 days in June (and today isn’t over).  In the entire month of May we saw only 37 properties go “pending.”  In addition, we’ve already seen 24 new listings come to the market thus far this month (31 total in May).

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 A group of Ojai brokers/realtors, as well as the Ojai Valley Board of Realtors got together (virtually via “Zoom” meetings at first) to gather up donations and such for the Humane Society of Ventura County – which is actually located right here in Ojai.  We met this past Tuesday for a photo op and to hand over items and checks for animals and their owners in need.  It was nice to actually see a group of us together, and considering the circumstances and feelings of goodwill – it was difficult to not want to hug or shake hands with one another.  But you can bet this handsome German Shepherd was on the receiving end of a ton-o-affection!

 

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020
1:25 p.m.
There are three new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
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Big Kenworth fan, are ya?
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
4:45 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
9:30 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:

 

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“How are you liking that steak now, pal?”  (Note: This is the cow speaking.)
Monday, June 8, 2020
3:35 p.m.
  • No other changes for today.
1:05 p.m.
There are three new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
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Perhaps Bobby could’ve defeated Billie Jean with this setup
Friday, June 5, 2020
4:20 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

Because we had a 2:30 p.m. appointment earlier today and I was trying to finish the 1:55 p.m. update before we left, I forgot to make a comment on the listing at 3540 Matilija Canyon Road.  Although this is listed as being situated on 4 acres, many of the properties in this area are situated on what’s called a “land lease.”  In other words, you don’t own the land underneath the property; rather, it is leased for a period of 99 years.  This isn’t a big deal, however, the most important part of this equation is the fact that you can’t “claim” or mark off/fence your 4 acres with this property.  Technically, anyone living in this community has the right to walk along the property, just as much as you do.  Just so you know.

 

Have yourselves a glorious weekend…

1:55 p.m.
There are six new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
  • 402 Shady Lane – this listing has been removed from “hold” status and is now “active” (which means you can see it now)!
  • 533 El Jina Lane – reduced from $1,675,000 to $1,595,000.
  • 305 Oriole Street – sold for $790,000 (originally listed for $795,000).
  • 959 Amber Lane – withdrawn from the market (it’s been rented, rather than sold).

Sorry for the late update – we’ve got a lot of balls in the air today (so lots of juggling, in other words).  Here’s the list of things to do in Ojai.

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Just a nice photo we took while visiting Snoqualmie Falls, Washington last June…how things can change in a year.
Thursday, June 4, 2020
2:00 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

 

The Ojai Market Data update has been completed!  Click here to check out the stats for the month of May.

9:10 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
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Wednesday, June 3, 2020
4:05 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
11:45 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

 

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Possibly the best place on Earth right now
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
4:00 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
11:55 a.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
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Monday, June 1, 2020
5:05 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
12:20 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
  • 402 Shady Lane – $789,000.  Note that this listing’s status shows as “hold.”  This is a new category that will be used from here forward for properties that are coming soon.  However, it is important to note that under California Association of Realtor rules the property, though “new” on the market, cannot be shown under any circumstances by the listing agent or any other agent.  Think of it as a “teaser!”
Changes to the All Listings page:
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Based on current events, now $65.00