Blog Archive – September, 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.
Saturday, September 29, 2018
11:05 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

The open house list has been updated!  We’re holding three really great listings open this weekend:  5 Valley Road, which is a large 1,737 sq. ft. home with partial mountain views and recent upgrades (open today from 1:30 to 4:00); 402 N. Arnaz Street, which was just reduced to $550,000 and is so cute and move-in ready (open Sunday from 1:30 to 4:00); and 115 Valley View Drive, which has tremendous mountain views (open Sunday from 12:00 to 3:00). 

~ Ray
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Due to its protein-poor diet, the Charminosaurus perished long before the mass extinction of all other dinosaurs
Friday, September 28, 2018
10:25 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

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

~ Ray
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There’s a lady who’s sure, all that glitters is gold…
Thursday, September 27, 2018
4:55 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
11:15 a.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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Gheehenge
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
3:20 p.m.
There are two new listings on the market:

Both of the above new listings are new homes under construction, with a planned finish date for Oakcrest of spring, 2019.  Bonmark does not yet have a target completion date.

Changes to the All Listings page:

A note if you’re looking for an appliance repair company:  The upper drawer on our Kitchen Aid dishwasher broke yesterday (for the second time).  It’s a common occurrence because many of the parts are made of plastic these days.  Calls to Sears and to Kitchen Aid had an expected repair time of a week or more, including two visits – one to diagnose the problem and one to repair it.

Instead, Cheryl decided to check locally and found Husted Appliance Center right here in Ojai.  Tom came out within a few hours with metal replacement parts and fixed the drawer while carrying a great demeanor and friendly customer-oriented attitude.  We cannot recommend this company enough!  We have added them to our list of Trusted Professionals.

~ Ray
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♫….POP!  Goes the velociraptor! ♫
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
4:45 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

We have added a new Best Buy at 810 Libby Avenue.  Even though this just came on the market this morning, we were able to preview it this afternoon.  Have a look!

~ Ray 
11:15 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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Staging tip #23:  Taxidermied hunting trophies will turn off some potential buyers.
Monday, September 24, 2018
4:00 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
10:20 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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Hey Barkeep, gimme a shot of Jack Daniels and a Dramamine
Saturday, September 22, 2018
12:00 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

The open house list has been updated!  We’ll be holding 5 Valley Road open from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. both today and tomorrow, as well as 402 N. Arnaz Street from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. today and 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. tomorrow.

~ Ray
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Skewering machine
Friday, September 21, 2018
4:45 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

Have a great weekend; see you tomorrow with the updated open house list!

~ Ray
11:05 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!

~ Ray
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Bambi and Faline were all set to make an offer on the house….until they turned the corner
Thursday, September 20, 2018
8:10 p.m.
There are five new listings on the market:

Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
10:55 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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It’s fun to stay at the Y.M….
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
5:05 p.m.
There are three new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
11:30 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
5:35 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
11:30 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

This afternoon I’ll be taking photos of a new listing that Decket/DePaola teammate Paul Johnsen is bringing to the table:  It’s a 3 bedroom/2.5 bathroom, 1,737 sq. ft. home with updated bathrooms, wood floors, mountain views, and the vibe of a great family home.  It will be listed at a very attractive $599,000, so it will likely go quickly.  Make sure to look for it on Thursday (or call us if you’d like a sneak peek)!

~ Ray
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Equine discrimination
Monday, September 17, 2018
4:00 p.m.
There are two more new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
8:55 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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…for a sink without a trace of vanity, courageous in its solitude – is beholden to no one or thing and thus free in its unfettered life. – John Keetz

 

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018
11:35 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

The open house list has been updated!  We’ll be holding two open houses this weekend – 402 N. Arnaz Street will be open today from 1:00 to 4:00, while 115 Valley View Drive will be open tomorrow from 1:00 to 4:00.

~ Ray
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Zowee…perhaps Dockers would look better?
Friday, September 14, 2018
5:40 p.m.
There is another new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

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

~ Ray
10:40 a.m.
There are three new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

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

~ Ray
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And the Worst Utilization of Space award goes to…
Thursday, September 13, 2018
4:55 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
11:00 a.m.
There are three new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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“Aaargh…don’t let me fall, Phil.  Don’t let me fall!”

“If you go, we go.”

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
6:10 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
1:45 p.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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The Lego loo
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
12:20 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
 ~ Ray
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Doors have priority over paintings in this house
Monday, September 10, 2018
3:45 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

Want to know what happened in Ojai real estate during the month of August?  Well, the Ojai Market Data update has at last been completed, so check it out!

~ Ray
9:40 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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When a room can’t decide what it wants to be
Saturday, September 8, 2018
12:25 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

The open house list has been updated!  Our listing at 115 Valley View Drive (featuring great mountain views) will be open both Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00.

~ Ray
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Wheee!  Whack.  Wheee!  Whack.  Wheee!  Whack…
Friday, September 7, 2018
6:15 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

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

~ Ray
9:00 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.  Don’t forget; we’re holding a sneak preview of our listing at 115 Valley View Drive today from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon!

~ Ray
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(Actual listing photo)  The um…err…ahh…exercise room. Yeah, that’s it!
Thursday, September 6, 2018
7:15 p.m.
There are three new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
12:25 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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No, I don’t know where the dog is
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
6:20 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
12:45 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

Yesterday afternoon, I took photos for a new listing we have coming to the market on Thursday.  It will be priced at $599,000 and features beautiful mountain views.  So be on the lookout for that…

~ Ray
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The real reason your sewer line is clogged
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
11:45 a.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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Monday, September 3, 2018
11:25 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
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(Actual listing photo)  Your long legs and fancy polka-dotted skirt can’t hide the fact that this is just a garage
Saturday, September 1, 2018
1:45 p.m.
There are four new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
~ Ray
12:15 p.m.

The open house list has been updated.  I’ll be back in a bit with the Ojai market changes that have occurred since Thursday.

~ Ray
11:10 a.m.

Ok, let’s give this a shot.  The last couple of days have been a royal pain, as the security changes we implemented into the site caused several issues – chief among them, the inability to post changes to the blog which the viewing public could see.  We’re still going to be dealing with this for the next several days, but hopefully I can get you the gist of the market information you need.

When “behind-the-scenes” changes are made on a website, I equate it to poking a hornet’s nest with a stick.  Most of the time, I’d rather leave it be.  But we are sometimes more or less forced to make changes to the platform which gives us the ability to publish the website.  It will always be this way, apparently.

Meanwhile, I am attempting to update the open house list for this weekend.  Once I’m done with that (assuming everything works properly), I will then come back and update you on all the changes since Thursday at 5:50 p.m.

~ Ray
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Can’t decide whether to fire the tile guy or the carpet guy