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

(Updated Thursday, 5:35 p.m.)
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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.
Quote of the Day

"The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen."   -  Tommy Smothers


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Thursday, August 27, 2015

- 5:35 p.m.

~  The Honorable Mention at 545 W. Lomita Avenue has been sold for $645,000 (was last listed at $649,000).  Congrats to our client and seller who closed on this home today!

There are four new listings on the market:

$525,000 - 1018 Grandview Avenue.
$785,000 - 306 E. Aliso Street, #E.
$1,849,000 - 1577 Kenewa Street.
$599,000 - 45 Reposo Drive (this one was a pending sale before it was listed in the MLS).

Changes to the All Listings page:

399 N. La Luna Avenue - back on the market (had been a pending sale).
509 Crestview Drive - reduced from $1,595,000 to $1,440,000.
5 Calle Vista Del Monte - sold for $362,500 (was last listed at $395,000).
1170 S. La Luna Avenue - sold for $585,375 (was last listed at $720,200).

See you tomorrow morning for Big Preview Friday!


- 9:35 a.m.


Changes to the All Listings page:

640 Highland Drive - back on the market (had been a pending sale).
1211 N. Signal Street - reduced from $1,449,000 to $1,350,000.
658 S. La Luna Avenue - sold for $1,275,000 (was last listed at $1,350,000).

Fun Pic of the Day

Seems like a problem:




Wednesday, August 26, 2015

- 4:35 p.m.

~  There is a new listing on the market:  $1,299,000 - 308 Tico Road.
60-64 Arnaz Drive - sale pending.


- 10:20 a.m.


Changes to the All Listings page:

426 El Conejo Street - reduced from $599,000 to $569,000.
98 Don Carlos Way - back on the market (had been a pending sale).
245 N. Lomita Avenue - sale pending.
1074 S. La Luna Avenue - sold for $900,000 (was last listed at $899,000).
322 Avenida De La Vereda - withdrawn from the market.

Fun Pic of the Day

Oooh...fancy!




Tuesday, August 25, 2015

- 1:35 p.m.

We'll be showing property this afternoon in Ventura, so we're getting this update in a little early:

~  There is a new listing on the market:  $975,000 - 264 Fairway Lane.
137 Don Felipe Way - back on the market (had been a pending sale).
150 Monte Via - reduced from $479,000 to $475,000.
640 Telsa Street - sale pending.
310 Fairview Road - sold for $4,000,000 (was last listed at $4,200,000).
160 Burnham Road - the listing has been cancelled.


- 10:00 a.m.


~  The Honorable Mention at 582 Cruzero Street has been reduced from $499,500 to $494,900.
~  Pictures have been added to the listing (and Honorable Mention) at 604 Gridley Road.
~  Pictures have been added to the listing at 562 Thomas Street.

Fun Pic of the Day

Think a sink can't be exciting?  Well, guess again skeptic breath!  Click the picture below to see a gallery of interesting sink designs:





Monday, August 24, 2015

- 4:20 p.m.

~  The Honorable Mention at 802 S. La Luna Avenue is back on the market (had been a pending sale).
~  The Best Buy at 760 Oak Grove Court has been reduced from $1,949,000 to $1,898,000.

Changes to the All Listings page:

140 N. Encinal Avenue - sale pending.
11880 Silver Spur Street - sale pending.
399 N. La Luna Avenue - sale pending.
73 Don Antonio Way - sale pending.
307 S. Signal Street - the listing has been withdrawn from the market.


- 10:00 a.m.


Changes to the All Listings page:

137 Don Felipe Way - sale pending.
~  239-261 Oak Glen Avenue - an alternative listing has been created for this property.  There is already a listing at $5,425,000 that includes three houses on 3.379 acres; this alternative listing has been created which includes only two of the houses on 2.771 acres for $4,450,000.

Fun Pic of the Day

No man is an island, but a fridge is a different story:




Sunday, August 23, 2015

- 10:05 a.m.

There are two new listings on the market:

$875,000 - 11570 Oakcrest Avenue.
$1,795,000 - 187 Oak Glen Avenue.

Changes to the All Listings page:

135 Wormwood Street - reduced from $835,000 to $815,000.
145 Wormwood Street - reduced from $895,000 to $845,000.
509 Crestview Drive - reduced from $1,645,000 to $1,585,000.
239-261 Oak Glen Avenue - reduced from $5,600,000 to $5,425,000.
1454 S. La Luna Avenue - sale pending.


Saturday, August 22, 2015

- 11:45 a.m.

~  There is a new listing on the market:  $455,000 - 114 Burnham Road.
~  Due to a price reduction we have added a new Honorable Mention at 825 Azure Court.
1110 Sunset Place - sold for $648,000 (was last listed at $649,000).

Don't forget to check out the open houses for this weekend!  Our listing at 601 N. Fulton Street will be open tomorrow from 12:00 to 3:00, but we'll of course remind you of that..

Fun Pic of the Day

Can I have a bit more privacy, please?




Friday, August 21, 2015

- 3:40 p.m.

~  There is a new listing on the market:  $685,000 - 619 Crestview Drive.
~  The Honorable Mention at 802 S. La Luna Avenue is now a pending sale.
~  We have added a new Honorable Mention at 604 Gridley Road.

Changes to the All Listings page:

825 Azure Court - reduced from $1,525,000 to $1,425,000.
325 Sunset Avenue - reduced from $489,000 to $475,000.
1323-1325 Carne Road - sold for $2,051,000 (was last listed at $2,199,000).

Have a great weekend!  We'll see you tomorrow with the open house list for Saturday and Sunday.


- 9:30 a.m.


~  There is a new listing on the market:  $2,750,000 - 888 Baldwin Road.
1454 S. La Luna Avenue - back on the market (had been a pending sale).

We're headed out to take a look at five new properties today.  Meanwhile, here's the list of things to do in Ojai for you to peruse.

Fun Pic of the Day

There's an artist in every bathroom:




Thursday, August 20, 2015

- 5:50 p.m.

~  There is a new listing on the market:  $1,464,900 - 604 Gridley Road.  (We'll let you know when pics are published.)
235 S. Padre Juan Avenue - sale pending.
10600 Ojai Santa Paula Road - the listing has been cancelled.
1071 S. La Luna Avenue - withdrawn from the market.


- 9:30 a.m.


~  There is a new listing on the market:  $1,199,000 - 12859 Treeranch Road.
280 Alto Drive - sold for $665,000 (was last listed at $675,000).
597 Thomas Street - sold for $431,000 (was last listed at $420,000).

Fun Pic of the Day




Wednesday, August 19, 2015

- 6:40 p.m.

~  There is a new listing on the market:  $1,645,000 - 509 Crestview Drive.
43 Taormina Lane - reduced from $475,000 to $450,000.
404 Shady Lane - reduced from $520,000 to $510,000.

The Ojai Market Data update is complete!  Have a great evening...it's been a gorgeous day, hasn't it?


- 2:50 p.m.

60-64 Arnaz Drive - back on the market (had been an expired listing).
50-54 Brandt Avenue - sold for $760,000 (was last listed at $785,000).

Ojai Market Data numbers coming up in the next two hours or so...


- 12:25 p.m.


~  The Best Buy at 12250 Linda Flora Drive is now a pending sale.
~  There is a new listing on the market:  $573,000 - 562 Thomas Street.  (We'll let you know when pictures are available.)
565 Tico Road - sale pending.
409 Canada Street - sale pending.
324 Apricot Street - sale pending.
60-64 Arnaz Drive - the listing has expired.
1084 Capello Way - withdrawn from the market.
11861 Silver Spur Street - withdrawn from the market.

It's the 19th of the month, so you know what that means - it's time for the Ojai Market Update!  We'll have the update for you in the late afternoon/early evening.

Fun Pic of the Day

False advertising:




Tuesday, August 18, 2015

- 4:20 p.m.

There are four new listings on the market:

$530,000 - 605 N. Fulton Street.
$395,000 - 113 S. Blanche Street.
$1,350,000 - 1400 Maricopa Highway.
$129,000 - 14 Don Antonio Way.

Changes to the All Listings page:

1138 Mariano Drive - reduced from $619,000 to $609,000.
135 Christopher Lane - sold for $670,000 (was last listed at $699,000).
930 Fairview Road - sold for $675,000 (was last listed at $769,000).
731 W. Lomita Avenue - the listing had been cancelled.  (This will be coming back on the market shortly.)


- 9:50 a.m.


Changes to the All Listings page:

1967 Silver Spur Court - reduced from $739,000 to $719,000.

Fun Pic of the Day

The liquid lawn's critical flaw:




Monday, August 17, 2015

- 4:20 p.m.

Changes to the All Listings page:

Rose Valley Road land parcel - back on the market (had been an expired listing).
12990 Blue Heron Circle - sale pending.
912 E. Aliso Street - sold for $410,000 (was last listed at $399,000).
608 N. Blanche Street - reduced from $799,000 to $747,500.  (This strikes me as an odd price to end up at from $799,000.  I'm betting the current homeowner is an airline pilot or perhaps works/worked for Boeing.)


- 9:55 a.m.


Changes to the All Listings page:

866 Oak Grove Court - reduced from $1,449,000 to $1,435,000.
1141 Robin Court - sale pending.
1005 N. Signal Street - withdrawn from the market.

Fun Pic of the Day

Live a hole new lifestyle:




Sunday, August 16, 2015

- 11:10 a.m.

Changes to the All Listings page:

101 Wormwood Street - reduced from $589,000 to $569,950.
1035 Moreno Drive - reduced from $825,000 to $799,900.
335 Montana Drive - pictures have been added to the listing.

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

Last night, one of our dogs started growling and barking while looking out the back door.  Nothing unusual, as she typically lets us know that she doesn't approve of moths or any other insects.  She seemed unusually aggressive about it this time, however, so I got up to take a look.  Ah...nature!




Saturday, August 15, 2015

- 12:10 p.m.

There are two new listings on the market:

$786,500 - 1410 Cruzero Street.
$95,000 - 73 Don Antonio Way.

Changes to the All Listings page:

203 Ashby Court - sale pending.
1114 Sunset Place - sale pending.
98 Don Carlos Way - sale pending.
570 Old Ventura Avenue - the listing has expired.
11569 Oakcrest Avenue - sold for $800,000 (was last listed at $835,000).
1076 Serenidad Place - sold for $1,000,000 (was last listed at $1,175,000).
1975 Maricopa Highway, #59 - sold for $115,000 (was last listed at $119,500).
213 N. Fulton Street - sold for $649,000 (was last listed at $655,000).  Congratulations to our clients and sellers, Russ and Lisa, who closed this sale yesterday!

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

Fun Pic of the Day

Seems like a contradiction:




Friday, August 14, 2015

- 2:55 p.m.

~  We have added a new Honorable Mention at 1130 Capello Way.
~  There is a new listing:  $1,295,000 - 335 Montana Drive.  (No pics yet - we'll let you know if they're published.
2327 Sumac Drive - reduced from $1,200,000 to $1,125,000.
1218 S. La Luna Avenue - sale pending.
1320 Carne Road - sale pending.
137 Don Felipe Way - back on the market (had been a pending sale).

Have a great weekend!  Stay cool, and we'll see you tomorrow morning with list of open houses for Saturday and Sunday.


- 9:05 a.m.


~  There is a new listing on the market:  $499,000 - 208 Carrizo Street.
67 Don Antonio Way - back on the market (had been a pending sale).
212 Topa Topa Drive - sale pending.

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

Fun Pic of the Day

A different kind of pool party:





Thursday, August 13, 2015

- 6:05 p.m.

There are two new listings on the market:

$592,500 - 1008 Moreno Drive.
$59,000 - 156 La Plaza Way.

Changes to the All Listings page:

2899 Matilija Canyon Road - back on the market (had been an expired listing).
2125 McNell Road - sale pending.
12607 Highwinds Road - sold for $1,150,000 (was last listed at $1,295,000).
603 Palomar Road - sold for $1,475,000 (was last listed at $1,485,500).
1115 Forest Avenue - sold for $450,000 (was last listed at $499,900).

Have a great evening!  We'll see you tomorrow for Big Preview Friday, where we'll be taking a look at a minimum of six new properties.


- 11:05 a.m.


~  The Best Buy at 12449 MacDonald Drive is now a pending sale.
~  There is a new listing on the market:  $465,000 - 11861 Silver Spur Street.

Changes to the All Listings page:

5 Calle Vista Del Monte - sale pending.
950 Woodland Avenue, #56 - sale pending.
1098 Woodland Avenue - sold for $531,000 (was last listed at $575,000).
1202 Loma Drive, #71 - a picture has been added to the listing.

Fun Pic of the Day

I'm betting the fountain never gets used:




Wednesday, August 12, 2015

- 4:55 p.m.

There are two more new listings on the market:

$107,000 - 1202 Loma Drive, #71.  (No pics yet - we'll let you know if they're published.)
$50,000 - 950 Woodland Avenue, #92.

Changes to the All Listings page:

205 Park Road - reduced from $1,085,000 to $985,000.
12170 Grape Hill Road - sold for $849,000 (was last listed at $869,000).


- 11:15 a.m.


~  There is a new listing on the market:  $1,250,000 - 1434 Foothill Road.
137 Don Felipe Way - sale pending.
2899 Matilija Canyon Road - the listing has expired.
3071 Matilija Canyon Road - the listing has been cancelled.

Fun Pic of the Day

Actual listing photo - Here's Johnny!




Tuesday, August 11, 2015

- 4:25 p.m.

Changes to the All Listings page:

160 Burnham Road - back on the market (had been a pending sale).
402 S. Signal Street - sale pending.

Tom & Dewey (whom we mentioned during yesterday afternoon's update) asked us to provide their contact information should you or someone you know have a situation that fits their needs.  They can be reached at:

~  Tom (207) 751-3912 - tom@lifeactually.org
~  Dewey (207) 751-4487 - dewey@lifeactually.org


- 11:00 a.m.


~  There is a new listing on the market:  $734,000 - 212 Topa Topa Drive.
Camp Chaffee Road land parcel - sale pending.
211 N. Fulton Street - sold for $602,500 (was listed at $610,000).

The Perseid meteor showers have returned!  It appears the best viewing conditions will be the night of August 12th through the morning of the 13th.  Fun fact:  "The Perseids are notable for their occasional fireballs, which are bright enough to cast shadows and leave luminous trails in the sky that can last for 10 minutes or more!"  Just two nights ago, Cheryl and I were out in the back yard watching the stars and we both saw meteors/shooting stars that seemed to burn way longer than average.  Should be worth a look.

Fun Pic of the Day

Reminds me of gum stuck on a shoe:




Monday, August 10, 2015

- 4:25 p.m.

~  We've added a new Best Buy at 11291 Oakcrest Avenue.
~  The Best Buy at 2194 Los Encinos Road is now a pending sale.

Changes to the All Listings page:

950 Woodland Avenue, #90 - reduced from $78,000 to $75,000.
465 Santa Ana Blvd. - sale pending.
 
We also wanted to take a moment to tell you about Tom & Dewey, who are looking for a place to put a Tiny House in exchange for rent or perhaps some sort of barter deal for property maintenance.  You can read about their journey here.  In the meantime, if you or someone you know would find this situation amenable, please feel free to contact us or Tim & Dewey directly.


- 11:50 a.m.


Changes to the All Listings page:

11291 Oakcrest Avenue - reduced from $536,000 to $499,000.
950 Woodland Avenue, #56 - back on the market (had been a pending sale).

We'll have a new Best Buy for you later this afternoon!

Fun Pic of the Day

Actual listing photo - Shy ghost scares away potential buyers:




Sunday, August 9, 2015

- 10:05 a.m.

913 Grandview Avenue - sold for $415,000 (was last listed at $459,000).
10 Calle Vista Del Monte - sold for $405,000 (was last listed at $420,000).
681 Vine Street - sold for $505,000 (was last listed at $499,900).


Saturday, August 8, 2015

- 10:25 a.m.

399 N. La Luna Avenue - reduced from $659,000 to $639,000.
Rose Valley land parcel - the listing has expired.

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

Fun Pic of the Day

Insatiable pack hunters, tumbleweeds can strip a home clean to the bone in less than 30 seconds:




Friday, August 7, 2015

- 2:30 p.m.

~  We've added a new Honorable Mention at 802 S. La Luna Avenue.

Changes to the All Listings page:

67 Don Antonio Way - sale pending.
1225 S. Rice Road, #75 - sold for $125,000 (was last listed at $129,900).


- 9:15 a.m.


There are three new listings on the market:

$499,000 - 1122 Granito Drive.
$729,000 - 1130 Capello Way.
$1,300,000 - 1213 Fairview Court.

Changes to the All Listings page:

11901 Silver Spur Street - sale pending.

We're headed out to take a look at eight new properties this morning.  In the meantime, peruse the list of things to do in Ojai for this weekend.  See you this afternoon!

Fun Pic of the Day

Okay, this isn't real estate-related:  But, are you kidding me?




Thursday, August 6, 2015

- 4:05 p.m.

~  There is a new listing on the market:  $2,100,000 - Reeves Road land parcel.
~  The Best Buy at 12449 MacDonald Drive has been reduced from $1,985,000 to $1,899,000.
950 Woodland Avenue, #23 - back on the market (had been cancelled) and increased from $156,900 to $166,900.
309 N. Poli Street - reduced from $445,000 to $435,000.
1114 Grandview Avenue - reduced from $659,000 to $649,000.
711 Country Drive - sale pending.
50-54 Brandt Avenue - sale pending.
658 S. La Luna Avenue - sale pending.
303 Drown Avenue - sold for $320,000 (was last listed at $365,000).

Have a great night; we'll see you tomorrow for Big Preview Friday!


- 10:15 a.m.


~  There is a new listing on the market:  $1,467,000 - 361 Bonita Drive.
11901 Silver Spur Street - back on the market (had been a pending sale) and increased from $415,000 to $429,000.
10440 N. Karen Avenue - sold for $480,000 (was last listed at $510,000).

Fun Pic of the Day

Landscaper's nightmare:




Wednesday, August 5, 2015

- 4:15 p.m.

There are five new listings on the market:

$320,000 - 235 S. Padre Juan Avenue.
$475,000 - 43 Taormina Lane.
$479,000 - 150 Monte Via.
$489,000 - 325 Sunset Avenue.
$2,195,000 - 1400 Grandview Avenue.

Other changes:

1114 Sunset Place - back on the market (had been a pending sale).
2327 Sumac Drive - back on the market (had been a pending sale).
125 Valley View Drive - sale pending.
242 El Camino Drive - sold for $430,000 (was last listed at $459,000).


- 10:55 a.m.


Changes to the All Listings page:

950 Woodland Avenue, #56 - sale pending.
126 N. Arnaz Street - sale pending.
101 Don Carlos Way - sold for $37,000 (was last listed at $39,500).
136 Mountain View Street - sold for $83,000 (was last listed at $149,000).
2891 Matilija Canyon Road - sold for $379,000 (was last listed at $379,000).  Congratulations to the buyers and our clients, David and Catherine, who closed on this home last Friday.  Welcome to Ojai you two!

Fun Pic of the Day

Dog balcony:





Tuesday, August 4, 2015

- 5:55 p.m.

There are two more new listings on the market:

$499,000 - 11880 Silver Spur Street.
$679,000 - 565 Tico Road.

Changes to the All Listings page:

370 Gridley Road - sale pending.
2327 Sumac Drive - sale pending.
101 Park Avenue - sold for $505,000 (was last listed at $499,000).
950 Woodland Avenue, #'s 21, 26, 28, 31, & 75 - pictures have been added to the listings (well, kinda).


- 11:00 a.m.


There are two new listings on the market:

$415,000 - 3071 Matilija Canyon Road.
$559,900 - 1216 Drown Avenue.  (This one is already a pending sale.)

Changes to the All Listings page:

10075 Ojai Santa Paula Road - back on the market (the listing had been expired).
828 Foothill Lane - reduced from $2,495,000 to $2,349,000.
1190 Ventura Avenue - sale pending.
7070 Sulphur Mountain Road - the listing has expired.

Fun Pic of the Day

Parking available in space "A":




Monday, August 3, 2015

- 4:25 p.m.

There are two new listings on the market:

$6,200,000 - 3359 Reeves Road.
$1,500,000 - 311 N. Montgomery Street.

Other changes:

108 N. Arnaz Street - reduced from $729,000 to $710,000.
11405 Creek Road - reduced from $975,000 to $949,000.
870 Oakwood Street - sale pending.
12751 Blue Heron Circle - sale pending.
1201 Gregory Street - sold for $360,000 (was last listed at $375,000).


- 8:45 a.m.


Changes to the All Listings page:

12607 Highwinds Road - sale pending.
324 Apricot Street - reduced from $469,000 to $459,000.
10075 Ojai Santa Paula Road - the listing has expired.

Fun Pic of the Day

Apartment available - strippers welcome:




Sunday, August 2, 2015

- 10:40 a.m.

There are seven new listings on the market:

$73,500 - 139 Don Ricardo Way.
$149,900 - 950 Woodland Avenue, #31.  (No pictures yet - we'll let you know if they're published.)
$159,900 - 950 Woodland Avenue, #26.  (No pictures yet - we'll let you know if they're published.)
$163,900 - 950 Woodland Avenue, #28.  (No pictures yet - we'll let you know if they're published.)
$163,900 - 950 Woodland Avenue, #75.  (No pictures yet - we'll let you know if they're published.)
$169,900 - 950 Woodland Avenue, #21.  (No pictures yet - we'll let you know if they're published.)
$499,000 - Sulphur Mountain Road land parcel.

Other changes:

504 Lion Street - reduced from $1,395,000 to $1,295,000.
170 S. Padre Juan Avenue - sale pending.
571 Spring Street - sale pending.
1115 Forest Avenue - sale pending.
930 Fairview Road - sale pending.
600 Buckboard Lane - sale pending.
969 Woodland Avenue - sold for $575,000 (was last listed at $625,000).
11075 Sulphur Mountain Road - the listing has expired.
950 Woodland Avenue, #23 - the listing has been withdrawn.

Don't forget to check out today's open houses!  Have a great Sunday...


Saturday, August 1, 2015

- 12:20 p.m.

There are two new listings on the market:

$79,500 - 13 Don Antonio Way.
$659,000 - 802 S. La Luna Avenue.

Other changes:

801 Park Road - sold for $535,000 (was last listed at $568,000).
1797 Foothill Road - the listing has expired.
719 W. Heather Street - the listing has expired.
8646 N. Ventura Avenue - the listing has expired.

The open house list for this weekend has been updated!

Fun Pic of the Day

That's quite a reach:





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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.