Blog Archive – October 2023

 

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Monday, October 30, 2023
12:00 p.m.
There is a new “coming soon” listing on the market:

 

166 Bundren Street – $595,000 (coming soon, 11/2)

 

 

 

Prior “coming soon” listings now on the market:

 

 

 

Pic of the Day

 

Friday, October 27, 2023
11:05 a.m.
There are five new listings on the market:

 

407 Grand Avenue – $1,250,000

 

 

617 Brier Street – $850,000

 

 

1204 N. Montgomery Street – $2,195,000

 

 

950 Woodland Avenue #56 – $225,000

 

 

204 N. Blanche Street – $896,000

(This listing has already sold and closed)

 

 

Recently cancelled, withdrawn, or expired listings – back on the market:

 

 

A quick check of inventory reveals that there are currently 75 active/available residential homes for sale in the Ojai valley.  We haven’t seen that many listings on the market it well over a year, yet it’s still far fewer listings than we’ve historically seen at any given time (typically around 125 to 140 available residential listings).

 

Have a great weekend!

 

 

 

Pic of the Day
Clearly, he’s uncomfortable with the British spelling of “adviser”

 

Thursday, October 26, 2023
10:45 a.m.
There are four new listings on the market:

 

4239 Grand Avenue #706 – $4,100,000

 

 

10480-10484 Creek Road – $8,199,000

 

 

909 Grandview Avenue – $950,000

 

 

851 Loma Drive – $1,150,000

 

 

 

Prior “coming soon” listings now on the market:

 

 

Here’s a quick update on interest rates:

 

30-yr fixed:  7.90%

15-yr fixed:  7.25%

30-yr Jumbo:  8.00%

30-yr FHA:  7.34%

30-yr VA:  7.35%

 

 

 

 

 

Pic of the Day

 

Reason #1 to not let A.I. write listing verbiage

 

Tuesday, October 24, 2023
10:40 a.m.
Five new or “coming soon” listings have come to the market since Friday:

 

 

MacDonald Drive (land parcel) – $775,000

 

 

215 N. Encinal Avenue (land parcel) – $475,000

 

 

201 Vallerio Avenue – $899,000 (coming soon, 11/13)

 

 

11684 N. Ventura Avenue – $1,485,000 (coming soon, 10/27)

 

 

1944 Country Place – $1,150,000

(This listing is already under contract)

 

 

 

 

Pic of the Day
Steve Perry – getting cranky in his later years

 

Friday, October 20, 2023
9:50 a.m.
There are three new or “coming soon” listings on the market:

 

265 E. Villanova Road – $3,299,000

 

 

550 Avenida Del Recreo – $1,450,000

 

 

118 Burnham Road – $750,000 (coming soon, 10/30)

 

 

 

 

Pic of the Day

“What town do you live in, again?”

“Fruity Pebbles, Vermont.”

 

Thursday, October 19, 2023
12:30 p.m.
There are four new or “coming soon” listings on the market:

 

455 Larmier Avenue – $1,200,000

 

 

3320 Matilija Canyon Road – $1,100,000

 

 

311 W. Summer Street #C – $1,150,000

 

 

467 Riverside Road – $2,000,000 (coming soon, 11/6)

 

 

 

Pic of the Day
We’re apparently at a point where you can edit your scenic view in real time

 

Tuesday, October 17, 2023
10:25 a.m.
No new listings have come to the market since Saturday.

 

 

 

Pic of the Day
As originally quoted by Achilles

 

Saturday, October 14, 2023
10:45 a.m.
There are five new listings on the market:

 

705 S. Rice Road – $5,000,000

 

 

1108 Capello Way – $925,000

 

 

431 Montana Circle – $4,750,000

 

 

301 Park Road – $1,129,000

 

 

539 Del Oro Drive – $2,795,000

(This listing is already under contract)

 

 

 

Prior “coming soon” listings, now on the market:

 

 

 

 

Pic of the Day

 

Wednesday, October 11, 2023
2:20 p.m.
There are four new or “coming soon” listings on the market:

 

1017 Ayers Avenue – $1,150,000

 

 

1204 Gregory Street – $995,000

 

 

92 Don Antonio Way – $210,000

 

 

817 Del Oro Drive – $3,350,000 (coming soon, 10/13)

 

 

 

 

Pic of the Day

Fun with English

 

Tuesday, October 10, 2023
1:25 p.m.
There are three new listings on the market:

 

1119 Paseo Del Robles Court – $1,549,000

 

 

950 Woodland Avenue #80 – $261,000

 

 

205-211 N. Signal Street – $5,850,000

 

 

Recently cancelled, withdrawn, or expired listings – back on the market:

 

 

Our friends at REsource have offered up their opinion on where the market is headed.  Whether you take this as a negative or a positive, remember that we’ve been through this before and made it through it.  In either case, we certainly haven’t been in a “normal” market in well over a decade.  Interest rates had been so low, for so long, this was practically inevitable.  On that front, here are the latest interest rates:

 

 

30-yr fixed:  7.62%

15-yr fixed:  7.00%

30-yr Jumbo:  7.85%

30-yr FHA:  7.10%

30-yr VA:  7/12%

 

 

 

Pic of the Day

Roofer hijinks

 

Friday, October 6, 2023
10:00 a.m.
There are nine new listings on the market:

 

523 N. Rice Road – $1,650,000

 

 

312 E. Matilija Street – $1,600,000

 

 

87 Crown Street – $1,100,000

 

 

503 Drown Avenue – $1,350,000

 

 

289 Riverside Road #0 – $950,000

 

 

234 S. Padre Juan Avenue – $1,200,000

 

 

775 Spring Street – $950,000

 

 

65 Don Antonio Way – $289,900

 

 

180 Don Antonio Way – $265,000

 

 

 

Prior “coming soon” listings now on the market:

 

 

 

I’ll update the Things to Do list once I get the update from Ojai Hub.  Have a great weekend!

 

 

 

Pic of the Day
Prisons ain’t what they used to be

 

Wednesday, October 4, 2023
11:30 a.m.
There are five new or “coming soon” listings on the market:

 

627 Good Hope Street – $949,000

 

 

1291 Mariano Drive – $939,000

 

 

Ranch Road (land parcel) – $2,300,000

 

 

12590 MacDonald Drive (land parcel) – $785,000

 

 

2230 S. Rice Road – $1,195,000 (coming soon, 10/6)

 

 

 

 

Pic of the Day
When your listing photographer shoots during an eclipse

(These touched-up listing photos are getting a little silly now)

 

Monday, October 2, 2023
9:25 a.m.
One new listing has come to the market since Friday:

 

1309 Park Road – $899,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pic of the Day

Kevorkian couldn’t have done it better himself

 

 

 

 

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