Honorable Mentions

The homes listed below are homes that we considered to still be very good deals, but just fell short of making the Best Buys list.  We wouldn’t be surprised if they sold quickly because the one or two elements that caused us not to include a property might be less relevant from buyer to buyer, depending on personal preferences.

Click on the property addresses below for more detailed information and pictures from the MLS listing

490 Mahoney Avenue – $435,000

This is a 1 bedroom/1 bathroom, 664 sq. ft. home that has appeal oozing from its pores.  The home includes wood floors, raised and beamed ceilings, updated kitchen and bathroom, and a whimsical yard with flagstone pathways and seasonal creek.

SOLD for $440,000 – 5/4/19

135 n lomita ave ojai135 N. Lomita Avenue – $445,000

This is a cute 1 bedroom/1 bathroom, 704 sq. ft. home that feels larger than the square footage would suggest.  The kitchen doesn’t appear to have been updated, but it’s just fine as it sits without feeling dated.  The bathroom has been updated with a newer sink/vanity and toilet.  You’ll also find a brick fireplace and beamed ceilings in the cozy living room, as well as wood flooring in the kitchen/dining area.  Most of the yard space is located in front of the house (the yard is on the small side), but it’s nicely coiffed and is fenced for privacy.  This home has been nicely maintained.

ADDED 1/19/19

291 larmier ave oak view

291 Larmier Avenue – $499,000

This is a 2 bedroom/1 bathroom, 972 sq. ft. home with wood and marble floors, an updated bathroom (which is larger than you’d expect in a home this size), a partially updated kitchen, and updated plumbing and electrical systems.  This home is bright and airy inside, quite a nice surprise.

Reduced from $519,000 – 4/22/19

98 CALLE CINCO DE MAYO OAK VIEW

98 Calle Cinco De Mayo – $519,900

This is a 3 bedroom/1 bathroom, 989 sq. ft. home that has been recently remodeled.  The most visible upgrades are the new laminate wood floors and the updated kitchen and bathroom.  Other important upgrades that aren’t as visible include a newer roof, electrical panel upgrade, and irrigation system.  You can bike to downtown Ojai or to Ventura, with the Ojai Trail located just a few hundred feet away.

SOLD for $500,000 – 5/17/19

110 n fulton st ojai

110 N. Fulton Street – $535,000

This is a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 856 sq. ft. home located in downtown Ojai.  The center of town is only .4 miles away, so it’s easily within walking distance of most everything.  This would be considered a starter home, and it features what looks to be original wood flooring (re-stained?), with a partially updated kitchen (new cabinets and counters), a decent sized back yard, and a saltillo tile-covered back patio. This home does not have central A/C.

Sale Pending – 5/9/19

418 descanso ave ojai

418 Descanso Avenue – $559,000

This is your basic 3 bedroom/2 bathroom, 1,201 sq. ft. home in one of Ojai’s most family-friendly neighborhoods.  Inside you’ll find hardwood floors and a dining room/family room that almost has a greatroom feel, with the way it flows from one to the other.  There are aspects of the home that some would wish to update, but this is a good price for a home in a neighborhood where we’re seeing things sell in the low to mid-600’s.

Sale Pending – 5/7/19

930 hackamore ojai

930 Hackamore Street – $584,000

This is a 3 bathroom/1.75 bathroom, 1,284 sq. ft. home in the Mirror Lake enclave.  The contrasting dark wood floors and white walls create a striking impression, as do the updated kitchen countertops and cabinets.  The bathrooms are not updated, but are perfectly serviceable as-is. The covered back patio is charming, and features a functioning hot tub as well.

SOLD for $584,000 – 4/30/19

402 n fulton st ojai

402 N. Fulton Street – $589,000

This is a 3 bedroom/2 bathroom, 1,317 sq. ft. home with potential rental income.  The first thing we noticed about this property were the wood beamed ceilings throughout – very warm.  The engineered wood floors also look great. The back of the home is where the potential rental income becomes obvious, as there is a kitchenette, a second bathroom, and a sleeping loft.

Sale Pending – 4/18/19

1205 Sunset Place – $599,000

This is a 2 bedroom/2 bathroom, 1,094 sq. ft. home with wood floors, mountain views, and a great patio area in back in which to spend summer nights.  Unique touches include the saltillo driveway and the beautifully planted front yard – which lends great curb appeal.

Sale Pending – 4/10//19

257 N. Lomita Avenue – $695,000

This is a clean 5 bedroom/4 bathroom, 2, 648 sq. ft. home that could either be used as a large single-family residence or as an income property with two living environments (there are two kitchens, both of which have been mildly updated with granite counter tops).  A separate entrance is available for the 2nd unit, should you choose to go that route. The listing agent states this is completely legal and permitted as-is. There is also a 2-car detached garage. This property does not have central a/c.

Withdrawn – 4/17/19

2226 sumac dr ojai

2226 Sumac Drive – $749,000

This is a 3 bedroom/2 bathroom, 1,879 sq. ft. home with great curb appeal.  Inside you’ll find an updated kitchen and master bath, wood floors, and a large bonus den.  Out back there is a private deck with a hot tub, and perhaps the best part – there are no neighbors to the rear, leaving you a large open field where no one will build in the foreseeable future.  Lastly, this home is partially powered by solar electricity – the panels are owned, not leased.

ADDED 4/13/19

207 grand ave ojai

207 Grand Avenue – $749,000

This is a 2 bedroom/2.5 bathroom, 1,210 sq. ft. home in downtown Ojai.  This home has recently been remodeled and it shows. When you walk in the front door you’re greeted by an expansive great room space that is open and bright.  Everything has been updated; kitchen, baths, flooring, garage, and outside decking.

Reduced from $759,000 – 5/4/19

55 feliz dr oak view

55 Feliz Drive – $770,000

This is a 3 bedroom/2 bathroom, 1,875 sq. ft. home on just under half an acre.  This home feels every bit as spacious as the square footage suggests, and it’s all on one level.  There’s a huge family room, while the kitchen and bathrooms have been nicely updated. Out back you’ll find a large pool and a ton of space with which to entertain or garden.

SOLD for $750,000 – 5/14/19

433 sunset st oak view

433 Sunset Street – $779,000

This is a 3 bedroom/2.5 bathroom, 1,821 sq. ft. home on .46 acres (though much of that space is downhill and not really usable).  This home is completely updated, featuring engineered wood floors, updated kitchen and bathrooms, a large back deck that affords partial mountain views and overlooks the terraced back yard and barranca.  The front of the home is nicely coiffed, with drought tolerant landscaping and decomposed granite (DG) pathways. Very sharp and move-in ready.

REDUCED from $789,000 – 5/18/19

306 w oak st ojai

306 W. Oak Street – $799,000

This is a 2 bedroom/2 bathroom, 725 sq. ft. home.  Stunning; that sums it up. Yes, this home is on the small side, but it’s incredibly charming.  It’s also been fully updated – kitchen, baths, flooring – everything. Out back you’ll find a small, detached office space and several private sitting areas.

Sale Pending – 4/10//19

775 Burnham Road – $799,000

This is a 5 bedroom/3 bathroom, 2,100 sq. ft. home on a .68 acre lot.  You’ll find a mixture of tile floors and carpeting throughout. This is a sprawling layout; it could also be used as an income property with a 2nd unit (though it wouldn’t be detached).  This property has the feel of being located out in the country. The kitchen has been updated; the baths have not, but they’re fine as is. There is a pool, but it was being drained and worked on while we were there, so we don’t know if it’s in proper working order.  The roof is also in need of replacing (which we feel is reflected in the price).

Sale Pending – 4/5/19

151-153 S. Padre Juan Avenue – $825,000

This is a 3 bedroom/2 bathroom, 2,376 sq. ft. property that has two homes on it, plus an extra building that could be used as a studio or office.  The front home has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath, while the back home is a 1 bedroom/1 bath that is totally modern and updated (you might say it’s more attractive than the main house).  Because the second home is legal and permitted, its potential rental income is very high (call us for more details).  Both houses have nice yard spaces rendered in DG (decomposed granite) rather than grass.

Back on the market – 5/10/19

1122 paseo del robles ojai

1122 Paseo Del Robles Court – $859,000

This is a 3 bedroom/3 bathroom, 2,613 sq. ft. home with a pool and partial mountain views.  The home is bright inside and features a great floor plan, as well as an updated kitchen and bathroom (not all the bathrooms have been updated).  We really liked the back patio/pool area, where the owners did a nice job of creating a fanciful environment with the foliage, fruit trees and hardscape.

Sale Pending – 3/20/19

622 LOS ALAMOS DR OJAI

622 Los Alamos Drive – $949,000

This is a 3 bedroom/2 bathroom, 2,701 sq. ft. home that will make you say “Wow!” the moment you step through the front door.  This “wow” factor is due to the huge living room/greatroom area that features high ceilings and large wood beams (see photo #2 on the MLS link).  This home most certainly has a farmhouse feel, most notably in the kitchen, greatroom and master bedroom. The wide plank wood flooring adds a nice touch, and while the kitchen and baths have not been updated, their decor certainly adds to the farmhouse charm.

Sale Pending – 5/13/19

3400 THACHER RD OJAI

3400 Thacher Road – $1,495,000

This is a 4 bedroom/3 bathroom, 2,581 sq. ft. home on .87 acres, located on Ojai’s east end.  This is also a horse property with the proper facilities, so bring your equine friends along!  This home definitely has a country feel in layout and decor (especially the kitchen). One bedroom is located downstairs, while the other three (including the master) are located on the second floor. One of our favorite features is the large deck located on the second floor, just off the master bedroom and one of the other bedrooms.  What a place to spend an evening, toasting the sunset with those closest to you!

REDUCED from $1,569,000 – 4/22/19