Blog Archive – October, 2018

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.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
6:10 p.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
  • 305 W. Aliso Street – back on the market (had been withdrawn).
  • 370-382 N. Ventura Avenue – back on the market (had been expired) and reduced from $1,795,000 to $1,679,000.
  • 71 W. Catalina Drive – sold for $534,000 (originally listed for $569,000).
  • 11013 Creek Road – sold for $1,850,000.  (This was originally listed for $1,795,000, however, shortly after the property went on the market, it was increased to $1,950,000.  We’ll be using the $1,950,000 figure in the Ojai Market Data report (due out tomorrow) to indicate the difference between the highest figure the property was listed at and the price at which it eventually sold.)
~ Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate
The “giraffe-neck” faucet:  All the rage, but zero utility.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
3:25 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

Just FYI – there’s a good chance the next update won’t occur until tomorrow afternoon.

~ Ray
9:45 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate
Pool maintenance lessons would begin soon enough, but for now the Berenstains simply enjoyed a family dip
Monday, October 29, 2018
7:40 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
8:10 a.m.
  • No changes yet for today.
~ Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate
…and apparently, the end of basic math skills
Sunday, October 28, 2018
11:25 a.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
  • 1919 Tiara Drive – back on the market (had been a pending sale).
  • 250 N. Arnaz Street – reduced from $775,000 to $749,999.
  • 715 El Toro Road – sold for $6,265,000 (originally listed for $6,500,000).
  • 1171 Tico Road – sold for $555,555 (originally listed for $629,000).
  • 1218 Daly Road – sold for $690,000 (originally listed for $739,000).
  • 607 Katherine Avenue – sold for $545,000 (originally listed for $549,000).  Congrats to our client/buyer and to teammate Rob Perron for closing on this home Friday!

The open house list for today has been updated.  Check out our listings at 402 N. Arnaz Street (1:30 to 4:00) and 5 Valley Road (1:00 to 4:00)!

~ Ray
Friday, October 26, 2018
3:35 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

There will be no update tomorrow, but there will be one on Sunday.  The open house list for Saturday has been updated already; the Sunday list will go up sometime Sunday morning.  Have a great weekend!

~ Ray
11:45 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

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

~ Ray
Pic of the Day

ojai real estate

Thursday, October 25, 2018
5:30 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

We’ve updated the BBIO video (top right of page) – teammate Rob Perron interviews the new owners of Home Kitchen of Ojai (formerly Eggs N Potatoes).  I can vouch for the corn on the cob (Street Elote) – it’s delicious!

~ Ray
12:20 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate
No discount until the 25th wing?  What a gyp!
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
5:00 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
11:10 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate
Pay no mind to the shrill screams, just clean up after your dog
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
4:10 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
10:30 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate
Bomb shelter chic
Monday, October 22, 2018
5:10 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
11:35 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

We had a great time at the Taste of Ojai yesterday (special thanks to Emily Wilson at Heritage Financial for having us in their VIP section)!  The food choices were abundant and tasty, and we really enjoyed the music of the Holy Crow Jazz Band, with their early 1900’s flavor and vocals from Jessy Carolina.  I did a quick interview with Jessy; it will be featured as a BBIO video shortly.  (BBIO video is found at the top right-side panel).

~ Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate
This is all wrong.  There’s no way box wrench hatchlings would be fed by a crescent wrench.
Saturday, October 20, 2018
12:35 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

The open house list has been updated!  Come check out our cozy listing at 402 N. Arnaz Street today from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

~ Ray
Pic of the Day
oojai real estate
Real estate listing tip #12:  Unique, knee-level photos of the toilet will showcase any bathroom.
Friday, October 19, 2018
8:55 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!

~ Ray
Pic of the Day

ojai real estate

Thursday, October 18, 2018
5:20 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
12:25 p.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
~ Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate
Packaging obviousness
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
5:15 p.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
12:20 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate
Ok then, explain the mess all over my car
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
6:00 p.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
11:55 a.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate
What, no diving board?
Monday, October 15, 2018
4:35 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
9:55 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
Pic of the Day

ojai real estate

Saturday, October 13, 2018
11:30 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

The open house list has been updated!  Check out our beautiful listing at 5 Valley Road today from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m; it’s definitely worth a look!

~ Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate
Two roads diverged in a wood…and I…took the one leading to the break room
Friday, October 12, 2018
4:20 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
9:10 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
  • 4440 Grand Avenue – back on the market (had been cancelled) and reduced from $2,395,000 to $2,195,000.

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

~ Ray
Pic of the Day

ojai real estate

Thursday, October 11, 2018
3:45 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
11:20 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
Pic (Video) of the Day

This amazing Halloween display can be found in the Ojai Terrace neighborhood (behind Von’s).  It belongs to clients of ours, Randy & Cindy, who have been brightening the mood for the entire neighborhood with their festive Christmas and July 4th displays as well (among others).  Make sure to bring your kids to see it!  I don’t want to make it too easy to find, so let’s just say it’s towards the back of the neighborhood on Vallerio Avenue (or is it Valle Rio?)

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
4:25 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
  • 94 Don Antonio Way – this listing has been withdrawn (the Ventura MLS link will show this as “unavailable”).
~ Ray
12:10 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate
Stay away from the house at 33 1/3rd W. Main Street
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
2:20 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
10:25 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate
Well, it’s confirmed….boys will be boys.
Monday, October 8, 2018
4:50 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
12:05 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate
A city badly in need of a planner
Saturday, October 6, 2018
10:25 a.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

The open house list has been updated!

~ Ray
Pic of the Day

ojai real estate

Friday, October 5, 2018
4:25 p.m.
There are two more new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

Have a great weekend; we’ll see you tomorrow morning with the updated open house list!

~ Ray

12:20 p.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.

A comment on the rainfall totals from earlier in the week:  Days before the clouds rolled in, the various weather services showed that we were to receive anywhere from .50 inches to 1.00 inches of rain.  Obviously, we fell well short of those projections.  This seems to happen often, and I’ve found the culprit – it’s Cheryl’s fault.  I do tease her to stop watching the weather, as she’ll bring up the forecast repeatedly during the days leading up to the rain event.  You know, the whole “a watched pot never boils” kind of thing.  I’ll do my best to stop her the next time.

~ Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate
There’s minimalism, then this
Thursday, October 4, 2018
3:45 p.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
10:15 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate
These studio apartments are getting ridiculous
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
4:20 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
10:50 a.m.

The Ojai Market Data update is complete!

8:45 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

C’mon rain!  While I’m staring out my window waiting for the first drops to fall, I’ll be in the middle of working up the numbers for the Ojai Market Data update.  Check back here in about an hour and a half or so…

~ Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate
I sure hope this resides in a hair salon
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
1:55 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
Pic of the Day

ojai real estate

Monday, October 1, 2018
5:15 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
12:10 p.m.

We’re excited to announce that we’ve added a video component to Best Buys In Ojai!  The current video, which you’ll find on the right side panel, is part of team member Maria DePaola’s “Best Days In Ojai,” where she highlights upcoming Ojai events.  For this month, Maria had several Ojai residents do the talking for her.  Upcoming videos will include interviews from local Ojai restauranteurs and businesses, as well as other unique items of interest.

~ Ray
10:50 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate
The bedroom shower – when walking to the bathroom is just too dang far