Best Buys In Ojai
Your resource for the best in Ojai real estate!

Ray and Cheryl Deckert/Broker Associates
Keller Williams Realty ~ Ojai, California
Cell: 805.272.5221  ~  Office: 805.649.4443
Email:  RayandCheryl@kw.com




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Your Daily Resource for the Best Real Estate in Ojai, California

Best Buys in Ojai is an online real estate service provided by professional Real Estate Brokers Ray & Cheryl Deckert.  Our purpose is to highlight what we feel are the "Best Buys" in terms of what's currently available in Ojai real estate. 

The homes you'll find here on Best Buys In Ojai are listings from ALL brokerages - not just our own - and include: Keller Williams, Coldwell Banker, Troop Realty, Prudential, Ojai Valley Real Estate, Ask Now Investments, and others.

And what exactly is a "Best Buy"?

In plain terms, it's a property or home for sale in the Ojai Valley that we feel offers tremendous value - value in terms of price, amenities, location, and/or more.  It's a property we've already previewed and approved, so we know our clients will love it. Because of this attention to detail, you can be assured that anything listed on Best Buys in Ojai is a choice property, and we feel confident that your time will not be wasted in viewing it.

We update this blog daily and have become a trusted resource in highlighting "Ojai's best" for both buyers and sellers.
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Friday, May 29, 2015

- 10:15 a.m.

There are three new listings on the market:

$609,000 - 1302 Sunset Place.
$2,495,000 - 828 Foothill Lane.  (No pictures yet - we'll let you know if they're published.)
$8,000,000 - 2144 Baldwin Road.  (This one is currently in the Santa Barbara MLS only.  We only have a screen capture of the listing information.  We'll change the link when it shows up in either the Ojai or Ventura MLS.)

Changes to the All Listings page:

658 S. La Luna Avenue - sale pending.
301 Bald Street - sale pending.
78 Chaparral Road - sold for $525,000 (was listed at $499,000).

Here's the list of things to do in Ojai.  We're headed out to take a look at five new properties today.  See you this afternoon, hopefully with some new Best Buys!

Making the best of a bad situation:




Thursday, May 28, 2015

- 5:25 p.m.

Changes to the All Listings page:

1104 Foothill Road - back on the market (had been a pending sale).
1357 S. Orchard Drive - reduced from $849,000 to $809,000.
175 W. Old Creek Road - withdrawn from the market.



- 11:15 a.m.


There is a new listing on the market:  $679,000 - 1114 Grandview Avenue.

Changes to the All Listings page:

142 Valley Road - reduced from $459,000 to $455,000.

More terrible city planning:




Wednesday, May 27, 2015

- 5:05 p.m.

- A lot of action today!

Changes to the All Listings page:

305 Palomar Road - sale pending.
3560 Thacher Road - sale pending.
1001 Creekside Way, #B - sale pending.
1369 Foothill Road - sale pending.
11710 N. Ventura Avenue - sale pending.
55 Catalilna Drive - sale pending.
142 Don Ricardo Way - sold for $70,000 (was listed at $79,000).
11056 Rodeo Drive - sold for $1,310,000 (was listed at $1,369,000).
615 Del Norte Road - sold for $2,100,000 (was listed at $2,250,000).
12774 Treeranch Road - sold for $825,000 (was listed at $845,000).



- 10:45 a.m.


Changes to the All Listings page:

2232 Woodland Avenue - reduced from $649,900 to $639,900.
312 Fox Street - sale pending.
201 Bald Street - withdrawn from the market.

Cool book chair:




Tuesday, May 26, 2015

- 4:45 p.m.

Changes to the All Listings page:

911 E. Aliso Street - reduced from $409,900 to $399,000.
860 Jose Drive - reduced from $625,000 to $610,000.
211 N. Fulton Street - reduced from $629,900 to $619,900.
502 E. Oak Street - sold for $655,000 (this one was sold before it was listed in the MLS).



- 12:15 p.m.


There are two new listings on the market:

$1,250,000 - 210 Del Norte Road.
$650,000 - 175 W. Old Creek Road.

Changes to the All Listings page:

866 Oak Grove Court - back on the market (had been a cancelled listing).
495 Monte Via - reduced from $649,000 to $639,000.
8608 N. Ventura Avenue - reduced from $99,500 to $79,500.
8618 N. Ventura Avenue - reduced from $99,500 to $80,400.
242 El Camino Drive - sale pending.
167 Don Antonio Way - sold for $68,500 (was listed at $69,500).

Those who know us personally also know that we love dogs.  Just yesterday we picked up our new 9-week old standard poodle puppy, Leo.  He is the brother of Logan, from a different litter.  Logan is 8 months old.  We also have a Lab/Shepherd mix named Sebastian, who is 13 years old.  Click the photo below to see our family!




Monday, May 25, 2015

- 10:05 a.m.

Changes to the All Listings page:

1116 Golden West Avenue - sold for $695,000 (was listed at $800,000).

On this Memorial Day we'd like to say thank you to the men and women who have given their lives, to those who continue to serve, and to their families who have supported them and bear a burden greater than any of us may realize when they lose a loved one.




Sunday, May 24, 2015

- 8:25 a.m.

Changes to the All Listings page:

387 Ventura Avenue - reduced from $284,900 to $275,900.

Don't forget to take a gander at today's open houses!


Saturday, May 23, 2015

- 9:40 a.m.

Changes to the All Listings page:

142 Valley Road - reduced from $465,000 to $459,000.
582 Cruzero Street - reduced from $519,200 to $514,900.
2125 McNell Road - sale pending.
1310 Meadowbrook Road - sold for $653,000 (was listed at $659,000).
2198 Los Encinos Road - sold for $929,000 (was listed at $949,000).
41 Don Antonio Way - sold for $52,000 (was listed at $59,000).

Don't forget to check out the open houses for this weekend.


Friday, May 22, 2015

- 3:05 p.m.

There is a new listing on the market:  $464,900 - 55 Catalina Drive.

Changes to the All Listings page:

2097 Los Encinos Drive - back on the market (had been a pending sale).
1193 Forest Avenue - reduced from $469,000 to $459,000.
525 Avenida de la Vereda - reduced from $479,000 to $459,000.
1885 Maricopa Highway, #9 - sold for $165,000 (was listed at $169,995).
111 Don Carlos Way - pictures have been added to the listing.

Have a great weekend!



- 10:05 a.m.


There are two new listings on the market:

$1,449,000 - 12751 Blue Heron Circle.
$1,499,000 - 603 Palomar Road.

Changes to the All Listings page:

2285 E. Ojai Avenue - sale pending.
277 Barbara Street - sold for $499,000 (was listed at $499,000).
5180 Reeves Road - withdrawn from the market.

Here's the list of things to do in Ojai.

There are five new properties to see for broker preview today.  We may not get a chance to update again this afternoon, but we'll for sure see you tomorrow morning with the weekend's open houses.

Once again, nature finds a way:




Thursday, May 21, 2015

- 3:25 p.m.

There is a new listing on the market:

$699,000 - 399 N. La Luna Avenue.

Changes to the All Listings page:

901 Park Road - reduced from $575,000 to $550,000.
410 Bryant Circle, #A - reduced from $395,000 to $389,000.
1213 Tico Road - sale pending.
360 Saddle Lane - sale pending.



- 9:45 a.m.


There are two new listings on the market:

$1,995,000 - 1369 Foothill Road.
$49,500 - 111 Don Carlos Way.  (No pics yet - we'll let you know if and when they're published.)

Changes to the All Listings page:

1202 Loma Drive #19 - sale pending.
136 Mountain View Street - sale pending.
1190 Ventura Avenue - back on the market (had been a cancelled listing) and reduced from $549,000 to $519,000.





Wednesday, May 20, 2015

- 1:25 p.m.

Changes to the All Listings page:

50 Valley Ridge Street - reduced from $525,000 to $515,000.
311 Park Road - withdrawn from the market.
1014 Creekside Way, #G - sold for $330,000 (was listed at $339,000).

This will be the only update for today!

Following instructions to a T:




Tuesday, May 19, 2015

- 6:45 p.m.

~  The Ojai Market Data update has been completed.

Changes to the All Listings page:

1887 E. Ojai Avenue - back on the market (had been an expired listing) and reduced from $5,250,000 to $4,800,000.
511 Drown Avenue - sale pending.
900 E. Ojai Avenue - pictures have been added to the listing.

Just a heads up:  The first (and possibly only) update tomorrow will not occur until some time in the afternoon.


- 2:00 p.m.

Changes to the All Listings page:

313 Vallerio Avenue - reduced from $728,000 to $718,000.
2194 Los Encinos Road - reduced from $950,000 to $899,000.
10950 Encino Drive - reduced from $1,999,900 to $1,899,000.
603 Pope Lane - cancelled.

We're running the numbers for the Ojai Market Data update as you read this.  See you in a couple of hours!



- 10:00 a.m.


There are two new listings on the market:

$799,000 - 896 Tico Road.
$585,000 - 11878 N. Ventura Avenue.  (This one is already a pending sale.)

Changes to the All Listings page:

801 Park Road - reduced from $578,000 to $568,000.
1423 Trusty Lane - back on the market (had been a pending sale).
612 Larmier Avenue - sale pending.
16196 Maricopa Highway - expired.

We'll have the monthly Ojai Market Data update for you later this afternoon!





Monday, May 18, 2015

- 2:20 p.m.

Changes to the All Listings page:

740 Thomas Street - sale pending.



- 10:45 a.m.


Changes to the All Listings page:

10950 Encino Drive - back on the market (had been an expired listing).
480 N. Rice Road - sale pending.
1176 Camille Drive - sale pending.
901 Park Road - reduced from $595,000 to $575,000.
203 N. Carrillo Way, #A - sold for $418,000 (was listed at $429,000).

Nervous house:




Sunday, May 17, 2015

- 9:55 a.m.

There is a new listing on the market:  $165,000 - 900 E. Ojai Avenue.  (No pictures yet - we'll let you know if any are published.)

Changes to the All Listings page:

110 N. Fulton Street - sale pending.
525 Avenida de la Vereda - sale pending.
2097 Los Encinos Drive - sale pending.
334 E. Ojai Avenue, #A & B - sale pending.

Click here see today's open houses!


Saturday, May 16, 2015

- 10:50 a.m.

~  The listing at 12449 MacDonald Drive is back on the market (it had been an expired listing) and it's been reduced from $2,265,000 to $1,997,000.  It had been a Honorable Mention; this price reduction makes it a Best Buy.

Changes to the All Listings page:

60-64 Arnaz Drive - reduced from $449,000 to $429,000.
125 Mountain View Drive - sale pending.
15 Don Antonio Way - sold for $62,000 (was listed at $64,500).
10950 Encino Drive - expired.

Don't forget to check out the open houses for today!

Katy bar the door:




Friday, May 15, 2015

- 5:25 p.m.

Changes to the All Listings page:

160 Burnham Road - back on the market (had been an expired listing).
60-64 Arnaz Drive - back on the market (had been a pending sale).
142 Valley Road - reduced from $469,900 to $465,000.
1655 McNell Road - sale pending.
123 Casitas Pass Road - sale pending.
80 High Street - sold for $558,000 (was listed at $569,500).



- 9:25 a.m.


~  The Honorable Mention at 12449 MacDonald Drive is now an expired listing.

Changes to the All Listings page:

160 Burnham Road - expired.

Here's the list of things to do in Ojai.  We're headed out to take a look at four new properties this morning.  See you this afternoon!

Gotta be Stallone's house:




Thursday, May 14, 2015

- 6:05 p.m.

There is a new listing on the market:  $720,200 - 1170 S. La Luna Avenue.
The Honorable Mention at 88 Mountain View Street has been sold for $475,000 (was listed at $499,000).

Changes to the All Listings page:

481 Saddle Lane - sale pending.
1104 Foothill Road - sale pending.
1213 Park Road - sold for $532,000 (was listed at $539,000).
195 Portal Street - sold for $639,000 (was listed at $649,000).



- 10:20 a.m.


There is a new listing on the market:  $489,000 - 125 Mountain View Street.  (Note:  Although this shows as a 3/1 with 918 sq. ft., there is a second unit on the property that is a 2/1 as well.  Both are quite nice.)

Worst yarn dispenser ever:




Wednesday, May 13, 2015

- 3:05 p.m.

There is a new listing on the market:  $410,000 - 612 Larmier Avenue.

Changes to the All Listings page:

860 Jose Drive - reduced from $629,000 to $625,000.
403 Del Norte Road - sale pending.
773 Fairview Road - sold for $400,000 (was listed at $429,000).

We got this update in a little early, as we are meeting new clients this afternoon in order to show them around Ojai (see you in a few minutes, C & G)!


- 11:55 a.m.


Changes to the All Listings page:

1655 McNell Road - back on the market (had been a pending sale).
525 Avenida De La Vereda - reduced from $499,000 to $479,000.
1225 S. Rice Road, #67 - sale pending.
60-64 Arnaz Drive - sale pending.
612 Good Hope Street - sold for $423,000 (was listed at $429,000).
866 Oak Grove Court - cancelled.
1190 Ventura Avenue - cancelled.
175 Ojai Drive - expired.

Here's a cool set of pictures of a home a couple built themselves, using a school bus as their template!




Tuesday, May 12, 2015

- 3:55 p.m.

There is a new listing on the market:  $486,700 - 301 Bald Street.

Changes to the All Listings page:

225 Santa Ana Boulevard - sale pending.
22 Taormina Lane - sold for $632,750 (was listed at $648,750).

This was recently brought up by one of our clients (who had missed this feature):  Did you know that you can easily find all the newest listings that have come on the market in the last 30 days?  Simply click on the "Newest Listings" tab at the top of the page.


- 10:00 a.m.


There are two new listings on the market:

$39,500 - 1273 S. Rice Road, #43.  (No pictures yet - we'll let you know when they're published.)
$685,000 - 11710 N. Ventura Avenue.

Great idea - until it throws a track:




Monday, May 11, 2015

- 5:00 p.m.

There is a new listing on the market:  $1,525,000 - 305 Palomar Road.

Changes to the All Listings page:

3560 Thacher Road - back on the market (had been a pending sale).
7070 Sulphur Mountain Rd. - back on the market (had been a pending sale) & reduced from $6,900,000 to $5,900,000.
61 Oak Drive - pictures have been added to the listing.
320 Encino Drive - sold for $820,000 (was listed at $895,000).
702 Libby Avenue - sold for $705,000 (was listed at $705,000).  Congratulations to our clients, Peter & Pam, who closed on this home.  Welcome to Ojai, you two!  We know you'll love living here as much as we do!



- 10:15 a.m.


Changes to the All Listings page:

135 Christopher Lane - reduced from $724,000 to $709,000.

Congratulations to my brother, Rhett (and his wife, Kristen) who had their 3rd baby together - Ripken Banks Deckert, born yesterday.  In case you have figured it out already, he's kind of a baseball nut (and a Cubs fan).  To wit, he has four children with baseball-related names:  Addison (the street where Wrigley Field sits), Gehrig (I think you can figure that one out), Easton (based on the sports equipment manufacturer, specifically, baseball bats), and now Ripken (Cal) Banks (Ernie).  I thought he might go with Ryne (Sandberg) at some point, but he says the name is too common.  I suggested Ryneberg, but he didn't care for that.

Flower bed, literally:




Sunday, May 10, 2015

- 11:15 a.m.

There is a new listing on the market:  $1,999,500 - 61 Oak Drive.  (No pictures yet - we'll let you know when they're published.

Changes to the All Listings page:

160 La Plaza Way - sale pending.
848 Woodland Avenue, #24 - sold for $318,000 (was listed at $329,000).

Don't forget to check out today's open houses.  Our listing at 545 W. Lomita Avenue is one of them; it will be open from 1:00 to 4:00.




Saturday, May 9, 2015

- 10:40 a.m.

There are two new listings on the market:

$629,000 - 677 Old Grade Road.
$375,000 - 209 Barbara Street.

Changes to the All Listings page:

480 N. Rice Road - reduced from $499,000 to $449,000.
142 Valley Road - reduced from $475,000 to $469,900.
481 Saddle Lane - reduced from $1,290,000 to $1,189,000.
1202 S. Loma Drive, #85 - reduced from $67,000 to $62,000.
1354 Carne Road - sale pending.
2250 Hermitage Road - sale pending.
940 Devereaux Street - sold for $441,000 (was listed at $429,900).
1887 E. Ojai Avenue - expired.

We have no new Best Buys to add from the properties we previewed yesterday.  But why don't you check out the open houses for this weekend?





Friday, May 8, 2015

- 9:40 a.m.

There is a new listing on the market:  $649,900 - 2232 Woodland Avenue.
The Honorable Mention at 406 E. Aliso Street has been reduced from $569,000 to $559,000.

Changes to the All Listings page:

12607 Highwinds Road - reduced from $1,350,000 to $1,325,000.
866 Oak Grove Court - reduced from $1,489,000 to $1,484,000.
520 Mesa Drive - sold for $449,500 (was listed at $449,000).
301 Park Road - sold for $450,000 (was listed at $485,000).
1009 Ayers Avenue - sold for $609,000 (was listed at $609,900).

Here's the list of things to do in Ojai.  We are headed out to take a look at five new properties this morning.  Just FYI - we are showing several homes this afternoon, followed by a listing appointment in the early evening.  As such, the next blog update might not be until tomorrow morning.  Have a great Friday!

More toilet-chomping:




Thursday, May 7, 2015

- 4:50 p.m.

Changes to the All Listings page:

410 Church Road, #54 - sale pending.
1225 S. Rice Road, #5 - sale pending.
600 Ridgeline Drive - sold for $719,000 (was listed at $719,000).
1124 N. Signal Street - sold for $1,350,000 (was listed at $1,350,000).
1098 Woodland Avenue - pictures have been added to the listing.

Hear the thunder outside?  Ah, the sound of an incoming rain storm!  Or possibly, that could be the thunder of new listings coming on the market.  In our last monthly Ojai Market Update (which covered the period from 3/20/15 to 4/19/15), 45 new listings were brought to the market.  Our next Ojai Market Update is still 12 days away, and we've already seen 43 new listings come on the market in just the last 18 days.  It could be a record month for new listings.

We'll see you tomorrow for Big Preview Friday.  If it rains through the morning, the list of new properties for us to see may be a short one.  Have a great night!


 
- 11:30 a.m.


There is a new listing on the market:  $575,000 - 1098 Woodland Avenue.  (No pictures yet - we'll let you know when they're published.)

Changes to the All Listings page:

309 N. Poli Street - reduced from $450,000 to $445,000.
508 N. Ventura Street - reduced from $531,000 to $519,900.

Nothing to see here, folks:




Wednesday, May 6, 2015

- 6:10 p.m.

There are five new listings on the market:

$595,000 - 603 Pope Lane.
$949,000 - 403 Del Norte Road.
$1,449,000 - 1211 N. Signal Street.
$1,595,000 - 12196 Linda Flora Drive.
$2,595,000 - 12490 MacDonald Drive.

Changes to the All Listings page:

160 La Plaza Way - back on the market (had been a pending sale).
263 N. Lomita Avenue - reduced from $629,000 to $549,000 and now a pending sale.
170 N. Donna Street - sale pending.
110 Park Road - sold for $380,000 (was listed at $408,700).
1075 Loma Drive, #32 - sold for $33,000 (was listed at $34,900).



- 10:55 a.m.


~  There is a new listing on the market:  $49,500 - 101 Don Carlos Way.
~  The Best Buy at 1152 Serenidad Place is now a pending sale.
~  The Honorable Mention at 7884 Camp Chaffee Road has been reduced from $750,000 to $684,900 and is now a Best Buy!

Changes to the All Listings page:

1225 S. Rice Road, #67 - back on the market (had been a pending sale) and increased from $109,900 to $112,900.
12140 MacDonald Drive - back on the market (had been a pending sale).
2267 Burnham Road - sale pending.

Ronald McDonald takes a shower:




Tuesday, May 5, 2015

- 10:05 a.m.

There is a new listing on the market:  $1,290,000 - 481 Saddle Lane.

Changes to the All Listings page:

504 Lion Street - reduced from $1,595,000 to $1,495,000.

Do-it-yourself bidet:




Monday, May 4, 2015

- 4:00 p.m.

~  There is a new listing on the market:  $289,900 - 410 Church Road, #54.
~  Our listing at 545 W. Lomita Avenue has been reduced from $729,000 to $699,900.

Changes to the All Listings page:

16730 Maricopa Highway - back on the market (had been an expired listing).
1225 S. Rice Road, #67 - sale pending.



- 11:10 a.m.


~  The Honorable Mention at 513 Oak Creek Lane is now a pending sale.
~  There is a new listing on the market:  $529,000 - 1113 Grandview Avenue.

Changes to the All Listings page:

170 N. Donna Street - back on the market (had been a pending sale).
211 N. Fulton Street - reduced from $659,900 to $629,900.
204 El Conejo Drive - sale pending.
12851 Treeranch Road - sale pending.
12516 MacDonald Drive - sale pending.

Something is off:




Sunday, May 3, 2015

- 10:55 a.m.

There is a new listing on the market:  $578,000 - 801 Park Road.
There is a new listing on the market:  $499,900 - 1115 Forest Avenue.

~  The Best Buy at 10885 Encino Drive is now a pending sale.

Changes to the All Listings page:

1354 Carne Road - reduced from $1,195,000 to $1,149,500.
115-119 N. Alvarado Street - sale pending.
E. Sulphur Mountain Road land parcel - sale pending.
950 Woodland Avenue, #24 - sale pending.

Don't forget to check out today's open houses.  Our listing at 545 W. Lomita Avenue will be held open from 1:30 to 4:30.  Come see this bright and spacious mountain view home!




Saturday, May 2, 2015

- 10:30 a.m.

Changes to the All Listings page:

421 Vallerio Avenue - sold for $450,000 (was listed at $465,000).

The open house list for this weekend has been updated!

Sink artistry:




Friday, May 1, 2015

- 5:45 p.m.

Changes to the All Listings page:

142 Valley Road - reduced from $479,900 to $475,000.
167 Don Antonio Way - sale pending.
Chumash Road land parcel - sale pending.
950 Woodland Avenue, #84 - sold for $48,900 (was listed at $49,900).
950 Woodland Avenue, #95 - sold for $100,000 (was listed at $105,000).

A lot of new and exciting listings have come on the market in the last week!  Tomorrow morning we'll be adding a new Best Buy and a new Honorable Mention, and we'll update the open house list for this weekend.  Have a great evening!



- 9:40 a.m.


~  The Honorable Mention at 203 N. Carrillo Road, #F is now a pending sale.

There are five new listings on the market:

$429,000 - 204 El Conejo Drive.
$499,000 - 480 N. Rice Road.
$549,000 - 733 Oso Road.
$899,000 - 513 Oak Creek Lane.
$899,000 - 1152 Serenidad Place.

Changes to the All Listings page:

2194 Los Encinos Road - reduced from $965,000 to $950,000.
16730 Maricopa Highway - expired.

There are 15 new properties to see for broker preview today.  Check in later today to see if any of them made the Best Buys list.  Meanwhile, here's the list of things to do in Ojai this weekend.

Oh, that's classy:





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Best Buys In Ojai are the opinions of Ray and Cheryl Deckert, not of Keller Williams Realty, and are NOT guaranteed.  Listings are chosen from the MLS, and may or may not be the listings of Keller Williams Realty.  Information contained in the Best Buys list has not been verified and is not guaranteed.