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.

Quote of the Day

"Every individual has a place to fill in the world and is important in some respect whether he chooses to be so or not."   -   Nathaniel Hawthorne


Ojai Weather

Sunny  -  High 77  /  Low 41




Thursday, March 5, 2015

- 3:30 p.m.

There is a new listing on the market:

$525,000 - 10628 Almond Avenue.

Changes to the All Listings page:

866 Oak Grove Court - back on the market (had been an expired listing).
1885 Maricopa Highway, #9 - reduced from $185,000 to $179,000.
410 Bryant Circle, #A - sale pending.
334 E. Ojai Avenue, #A & B - cancelled (had been a pending sale).

We have a great new listing coming up; we're taking pictures this afternoon so we'll try to get the listing in and update the blog again tonight, but it may not be until tomorrow morning.  There should be a lot of new things to see tomorrow for Big Preview Friday.



- 11:05 a.m.


~  The Honorable Mention at 406 E. Aliso Street is back on the market (had been a pending sale).

There are two new listings on the market:

$449,000 - 1006 Ayers Avenue.
$6,950,000 - 10600 Ojai Santa Paula Road.

Changes to the All Listings page:

1075 S. Loma Drive, #19 - back on the market (had been an expired listing).
950 Woodland Avenue, #84 - back on the market (had been a cancelled listing).
3130 E. Ojai Avenue - sale pending.
918 Cuyama Road - sold for $799,500 (was listed at $850,000).
324 Apricot Street - sold for $310,000 (was listed at $300,000).
203 N. Carrillo Road, #A - a picture has been added to the listing.

Marie Antoinette-inspired design:




Wednesday, March 4, 2015

- 2:45 p.m.

Changes to the All Listings page:

410 Church Road, #42 - sale pending.



- 10:55 a.m.


~  The Best Buy at 10885 Encino Drive has been reduced from $1,350,000 to $1,299,000.

There are two new listings on the market:

$570,000 - 1183 Bonmark Drive.
$429,000 - 203 N. Carrillo Road, #A.  (No pictures yet - we'll let you know when they're published.)

Changes to the All Listings page:

15 Reposo Drive - back on the market (had been an expired listing).

After-dinner entertainment at the Smith household - you might want to skip the invite:




Tuesday, March 3, 2015

- 3:50 p.m.

Changes to the All Listings page:

12039 Linda Flora Drive - back on the market (had been an expired listing).
511 Drown Avenue - back on the market (had been a pending sale).



- 10:40 a.m.


Changes to the All Listings page:

311 Park Road - back on the market (had been a pending sale).
582 Cruzero Street - reduced from $538,500 to $529,900.
306 Shady Lane - sold for $588,500 (was listed at $595,000).
866 Oak Grove Court - expired.

What was the goal here?




Monday, March 2, 2015

- 4:25 p.m.

There is a new listing on the market:

$679,000 - 495 Monte Via.

Changes to the All Listings page:

950 Woodland Avenue, #84 - cancelled.



- 10:15 a.m.


Changes to the All Listings page:

495 Burnham Road - sold for $341,000 (was listed at $359,900).
15 Reposo Drive - expired.

Here's an interesting gallery of unique design elements (click the picture):




Sunday, March 1, 2015

- 10:15 a.m.

There are two new listings on the market:

$625,000 - 306 Drown Avenue.
$1,299,000 - 11202 Ojai Santa Paula Road.  (This was last on the market in December.  It was a Best Buy then and it's a Best Buy now.)

Changes to the All Listings page:

15 Don Antonio Way - increased from $59,000 to $64,500.
12774 Treeranch Road - reduced from $895,000 to $875,000.
12147 Old Walnut Road - reduced from $4,950,000 to $4,749,000.
334 E. Ojai Avenue, #A & #B - sale pending.
Reeves Road land parcel - expired.

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


Saturday, February 28, 2015

- 9:35 a.m.

~  The Best Buy at 583 Quail Oaks Drive has been sold for $1,650,000 (was listed at $1,695,000).

There is a new listing on the market:

$1,050,000 - 316 E. Matilija Street.

Changes to the All Listings page:

543 Spring Street - sale pending.

The open house list for this weekend has been updated.  Have a great day!

Elvis lives:




Friday, February 27, 2015

- 2:20 p.m.

Sorry for the late update; we had a busy morning!

~  We have added a new Honorable Mention at 60 Santa Ana Way.
~  The Honorable Mention at 12460 Linda Flora Drive has been sold for $2,300,000 (was listed at $2,495,000).

There is a new listing on the market:

$799,000 - 403 W. Aliso Street.  (No pictures yet - we'll let you know when they're published.)

Changes to the All Listings page:

160 Burnham Road - reduced from $651,420 to $650,000.
959 Amber Lane - sale pending.
421 Vallerio Avenue - sale pending.
1225 S. Rice Road, #86 - sold for $155,000 (was listed at $159,000).
209 Larmier Avenue - withdrawn from the market (had been a pending sale).

Here's the list of things to do in Ojai this weekend.  We'll see you tomorrow with the open houses for Saturday and Sunday.


Thursday, February 26, 2015

- 5:35 p.m.

~  The Honorable Mention at 1511 Nova Lane has been sold for $915,000 (was listed at $999,000).

There are two new listings on the market:

$5,900,000 - 700 San Antonio Street.
$450,000 - 950 Pegasus Street.

Changes to the All Listings page:

950 Woodland Avenue, #24 - back on the market (had been cancelled) and reduced from $157,900 to $149,900.
950 Woodland Avenue, #23 - back on the market (had been cancelled) and reduced from $159,900 to $156,900.

We'll see you tomorrow for Big Preview Friday, where we'll be taking a look at at least 5 new properties.  Have a great night.


- 10:55 a.m.


~  The Honorable Mention at 542 E. Raymond Street has been sold for $472,500 (was listed at $497,000).

There are two new listings on the market:

$2,199,000 - 1323-1325 Carne Road.
$59,000 - 1202 Loma Drive, #55.

Changes to the All Listings page:

264-266 Larmier Avenue - back on the market (had been a pending sale).
311 Park Road - sale pending.
1975 Maricopa Highway, #28 - sale pending.
907 Jose Drive - sale pending.

Happy birthday to my father, who turned a young 75 years today.  (I hope you at least took the day off of work, Dad!)

Interesting silo conversion:




Wednesday, February 25, 2015

- 5:20 p.m.

There is a new listing on the market:

$749,000 - 60 Santa Ana Way.

Changes to the All Listings page:

334 E. Ojai Avenue, #A & #B - back on the market (had been an expired listing).
1109 Drown Avenue - sale pending.
363 Riverside Road - sale pending.
950 Woodland Avenue, #24 - cancelled.
950 Woodland Avenue, #23 - cancelled.


- 9:35 a.m.


Changes to the All Listings page:

334 E. Ojai Avenue, #A & #B - expired.

Cheap leaf blower:




Tuesday, February 24, 2015

- 4:45 p.m.

Changes to the All Listings page:

1109 Drown Avenue - reduced from $619,000 to $599,000.
2125 McNell Road - reduced from $2,730,000 to $2,720,000.
1262 Mariano Drive - sold for $625,000 (was listed at $625,000).


- 10:50 a.m.


There is a new listing on the market:

$395,000 - 410 Bryant Circle, #A.

Changes to the All Listings page:

421 Vallerio Avenue - back on the market (had been a pending sale).
474 N. Arnaz Street, #13 - reduced from $84,500 to $80,500.
508 N. Ventura Street - reduced from $549,000 to $539,000.
216 E. Eucalyptus Street - reduced from $599,000 to $585,000.
361-363 W. Oak View Avenue - sale pending.
7500-4 Sulphur Mountain Road - expired.
11040 Puesta Del Sol - withdrawn from the market.
543 Spring Road - pictures have been added to the listing.

A positive spin is spun back east:




Monday, February 23, 2015

- 11:25 a.m.

~  The Best Buy at 905 Sunset Place is now a pending sale.

Changes to the All Listings page:

879 Fairview Road - withdrawn from the market.
301 Park Road - reduced from $498,532 to $485,000.
860 Jose Drive - reduced from $635,000 to $629,000.
7070 Sulphur Mountain Road - sale pending.
139 E. Oak View Avenue - sale pending.
229 S. Pueblo Avenue - sale pending.  (This one had an accepted offer on it before it was put into the MLS.)
307 E. Aliso Street - sold for $915,000 (was listed at $919,000).

Congratulations to one of our clients, B.P., who had their offer on 251 S. Montgomery Street, #7 accepted!  This listing had been under contract with another buyer, but it fell out of escrow and our client snapped it up.

For spoiled little punks:




Sunday, February 22, 2015

- 10:30 a.m.

Changes to the All Listings page:

257 S. Montgomery Street, #12 - sale pending.


Saturday, February 21, 2015

- 11:50 a.m.

~  The Honorable Mention at 2230 S. Rice Road is now a pending sale.

There is a new listing on the market:

$649,000 - 311 Park Road.

Changes to the All Listings page:

959 Amber Lane - reduced from $1,475,000 to $1,350,000.

The open house list for this weekend has been updated (there are no published open houses for today).  Finally, we want to congratulate our client, R.R., who closed on their home purchase yesterday at 502 San Antonio Street!

Want to see a kitchen that's been frozen in time?  Click the picture below:




Friday, February 20, 2015

- 4:40 p.m.

~  We have added a new Honorable Mention at 88 Mountain View Street.

Changes to the All Listings page:

502 San Antonio Street - sold for $615,000 (was listed at $628,000).

Have a great weekend and we'll see you tomorrow with the open houses for Saturday and Sunday.



- 10:00 a.m.


There is a new listing on the market:

$379,000 - 543 Spring Road.  (No pictures yet - we'll let you know when they're published).

Changes to the All Listings page:

La Luna/El Roblar land parcel - sale pending.
140 Oak Drive - pictures and square footage have been added to the listing.

Here's the list of things to do in Ojai this weekend.  We're headed out to take a look at five new properties - have a great day!

Don't tick off the plumber:




Thursday, February 19, 2015

- 6:35 p.m.

There is one more new listing on the market:

$539,900 - 140 Oak Drive.  (No pics or square footage yet - we'll let you know when the link is updated.)

Here's your Ojai 30-Day Market Update!  Have a great night; we'll see you tomorrow for Big Preview Friday.



- 4:20 p.m.

There are three more new listings on the market:

$759,000 - 26 Feliz Drive.
$1,595,000 - 3130 E. Ojai Avenue.
$435,000 - 911 E. Aliso Street.

Changes to the All Listings page:

16196 Maricopa Highway - back on the market (had been an expired listing).
387 Ventura Avenue - sale pending.
410 W. Ojai Avenue - sale pending.
909 N. Ayers Court - sold for $415,000 (was listed at $415,000).
11951 Mustang Court - sold for $507,500 (was listed at $515,000).

We're working the numbers for the 30-Day Ojai Market Update as you read this.  Check back here in about two hours.


- 9:05 a.m.


There are three new listings on the market:

$499,000 - 88 Mountain View Street.
$639,000 - 115-119 N. Alvarado Street.
$3,987,000 - 10990 Alto Court.

Changes to the All Listings page:

597 Thomas Street - sale pending.

We'll see you later this afternoon with the Ojai 30-Day Market Update!

Always hire a professional:




Wednesday, February 18, 2015

- 4:10 p.m.

Changes to the All Listings page:

1109 Drown Avenue - reduced from $629,000 to $619,000.
160 La Plaza Way - reduced from $99,000 to $85,000.
1974 E. Ojai Avenue - withdrawn from the market.

Just a heads up; we'll have the Ojai 30-Day Market Update for you tomorrow afternoon.



- 10:20 a.m.


There is a new listing on the market:

$899,500 - 731 W. Lomita Avenue.

Changes to the All Listings page:

11531 Sulphur Mountain Road - back on the market (had been a pending sale).
504 Lion Street - reduced from $1,695,000 to $1,595,000.
324 Apricot Street - increased from $250,000 to $300,000.
570 Old Ventura Avenue - sale pending.

Low, low rent - move in today!




Tuesday, February 17, 2015

- 4:00 p.m.

There is another new listing on the market:

$705,000 - 702 Libby Avenue.



- 1:30 p.m.


There are four new listings on the market:

$899,000 - 257 S. Montgomery Street, #12.
$1,575,000 - 12290 MacDonald Drive.
$250,000 - 324 Apricot Street.
$299,000 - 570 Old Ventura Avenue.

Changes to the All Listings page:

969 Woodland Avenue - reduced from $699,000 to $675,000.
160 Burnham Road - reduced from $658,000 to $651,420.
421 Vallerio Avenue - sale pending.
175 S. Encinal Avenue - sale pending.
868 Fairview Road - sale pending.

There's a reason it's called Science Fiction:




Monday, February 16, 2015

- 5:05 p.m.

Changes to the All Listings page:

77 Rockaway Road - sale pending.



- 10:30 a.m.


~  Due to a recent price reduction, the listing at 203 N. Carrillo, #F is now an Honorable Mention.

Changes to the All Listings page:

119 Don Felipe Way - sold for $102,500 (was listed at $110,000).

Super cool tub:




Sunday, February 15, 2015

- 10:45 a.m.

~  The open house list for today has been updated!

There are three new listings on the market (all land parcels):

$99,500 - 8608 N. Ventura Avenue.
$99,500 - 8618 N. Ventura Avenue.
$75,100 - Santa Ana Road land parcel.

Changes to the All Listings page:

1203 Daly Road - back on the market (had been a cancelled listing) and reduced from $879,000 to $874,000.
11531 Sulphur Mountain Road - sale pending.


Saturday, February 14, 2015

- 8:25 p.m.

There is a new listing on the market:

$599,000 - 1974 E. Ojai Avenue.

The Honorable Mention at 12449 MacDonald Drive is back on the market (had been an expired listing).

See you tomorrow with the Sunday open houses...


Friday, February 13, 2015

- 6:40 p.m.

~  Because tomorrow's (Saturday) update won't be until the late afternoon, we've updated the Open House list for tomorrow during this blog entry (the Sunday open houses will be updated on Sunday morning).

Changes to the All Listings page:

15 Don Antonio Way - back on the market (had been a pending sale).
264-266 Larmier Avenue - sale pending.

Have a wonderful weekend!



- 10:40 a.m.


There is a new listing on the market:

$895,000 - 12774 Treeranch Road.

Changes to the All Listings page:

707 N. Drown Avenue - back on the market (had been a pending sale).
308 S. Ventura Street - sold for $516,000 (was listed at $519,000).
950 Woodland Avenue, #29 - sold for $148,900 (was listed at $159,900).

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

Although there are six new properties available to see on broker preview today, we are unable to preview them ourselves.  We will try to get out and see them on our own over the next couple of weeks.

Look away!




Thursday, February 12, 2015

- 6:05 p.m.

There are two new listings on the market:

$695,000 - 263 N. Lomita Avenue.
$759,000 - 108 N. Arnaz Street.

The Honorable Mention at 581 El Jina Lane has been reduced from $1,995,000 to $1,895,000, making it a Best Buy.
The Honorable Mention at 406 E. Aliso Street is now a pending sale.

Changes to the All Listings page:

97 Taormina Lane - sale pending.
14 Burnham Road - sold for $435,000 (was listed at $445,000).



- 10:30 a.m.


Changes to the All Listings page:

901 Hackamore Street - back on the market (had been withdrawn) and now a pending sale.
511 Drown Avenue - sale pending.
80 Maxine Avenue - sale pending.
95 Apricot Street - sale pending.
160 La Plaza Way - back on the market (had been a pending sale).
203 N. Carrillo Road, #F - reduced from $403,900 to $399,900.
16196 Maricopa Highway - expired.
905 Woodland Avenue, #95 - cancelled.

Never let your kids rule the roost:




Wednesday, February 11, 2015

- 9:55 a.m.

There is a new listing on the market:

$949,000 - 320 Encino Drive.

Changes to the All Listings page:

272 Rockaway Road - expired.  (Note:  This was a pending sale.  In all likelihood this is still actually a pending sale, but the listing date has simply passed.)

Depending on how the rest of today pans out, this might be the only update.  It's supposed to be 85 degrees in Ojai today - whoo hoo!





Tuesday, February 10, 2015

- 5:50 p.m.

There are two new listings on the market:

$359,000 - 139 E. Oak View Avenue.
$629,000 - 1109 Drown Avenue.

We have added two new Honorable Mentions:

2230 S. Rice Road.
406 E. Aliso Street.

Changes to the All Listings page:

2125 McNell Road - reduced from $2,740,000 to $2,730,000.
930 Hackamore Street - sold for $437,500 (was listed at $439,000).
Encino Drive land parcel - withdrawn.



- 10:40 a.m.


~  No changes yet for today, however, we'll have two new Honorable Mentions for you later this afternoon.

There may be a moisture problem in your house:




Monday, February 9, 2015

- 6:10 p.m.

Changes to the All Listings page:

1175 Rancho Road - reduced from $1,100,000 to $999,000.
1148 McNell Road - reduced from $3,750,000 to $3,595,000.
80 Monte Via - sale pending.
11085 N. Ventura Avenue - sale pending.
78 Chaparral Road - sold for $330,000.  (This one sold and closed before it was put into the MLS.  It's on the All Listings page for comparative purposes.



- 10:00 a.m.


There is a new listing on the market:

$465,000 - 421 Vallerio Avenue.

Worst rigged bathroom ever:




Sunday, February 8, 2015

- 11:10 a.m.

There is a new listing on the market:

$724,000 - 135 Christopher Lane.

Changes to the All Listings page:

16730 Maricopa Highway - back on the market (had been a pending sale).
134 Layton Street - reduced from $999,000 to $975,000.
502 Pleasant Avenue - sale pending.  (Incidentally, this is one of the homes that we were going to name a Best Buy.  We were set to show it to clients yesterday afternoon, but the listing agent cancelled our appointment because they already had an over full-price offer.  This is the new Ojai market these days!)

Don't forget to check out the Open House list for today (there's a lot to see).  Have a great Sunday!


Saturday, February 7, 2015

- 10:30 a.m.

There is a new listing on the market:

$469,000 - 11040 Puesta Del Sol.

Changes to the All Listings page:

405 Larmier Avenue - sold for $465,000 (was listed at $475,000).

The Open House list for this weekend has been updated!

Minimalist dining room:




Friday, February 6, 2015

- 2:55 p.m.

Changes to the All Listings page:

134 Layton Street - back on the market (had been a pending sale).
918 Cuyama Road - sale pending.  (This is a new listing that was a pending sale before it was put into the MLS.)
99 Taormina Lane - withdrawn.

Congratulations to Lawrence and Linda, who had their offer accepted on a beautiful home in Camarillo.  (Their current home at 690 Oak Grove Court is listed with us and is in escrow).

We saw some really good houses today!  Two of them are what we would consider to be Best Buys, however, as we have clients who are interested in these homes (and we'll be showing them this weekend), we are going to hold off on telling you which homes they are until our clients see them.  You can read about our reasoning and philosophy for doing this here.

Have a great weekend!


- 9:55 a.m.


~  The Honorable Mention at 12768 Treeranch Road has been sold for $824,000 (was listed at $829,000).
~  The Best Buy at 905 Sunset Place has been reduced from $549,000 to $544,000.

There are three new listings on the market:

$495,000 - 511 Drown Avenue.
$975,000 - 105 Layton Avenue.
$649,000 - 719 W. Heather Street.

Changes to the All Listings page:

1014 Creekside Way, #G - back on the market (had been a cancelled listing) and reduced from $340,500 to $339,000.
950 Woodland Avenue, #40 - expired.
142 Don Ricardo Way - pictures have been added to the listing.
2230 S. Rice Road - a picture has been added to the listing.

We'll be taking a look at seven new properties this morning.  See you later this afternoon!

Move along folks, nothing to see here...move along:




Thursday, February 5, 2015

- 4:25 p.m.

There are two more new listings on the market:

$1,500,000 - 611 Pearl Street.
$499,999 - 99 Taormina Lane.

Changes to the All Listings page:

175 S. Encinal Avenue - back on the market (had been expired) and reduced from $529,000 to $510,000.
334 E. Ojai Avenue, #A & B - back on the market (had been a sale pending.)

Have a great night!



- 12:20 p.m.


There is a new listing on the market:

$569,000 - 406 E. Aliso Street.

Changes to the All Listings page:

3560 Thacher Road - back on the market (had been a cancelled listing).
1210 Gregory Street - sale pending.
251 S. Montgomery Street, #7 - sale pending.
1423 Trusty Lane - sale pending.
1225 S. Rice Road, #86 - sale pending.
30 Rio Via Street - sold for $425,000 (was listed at $438,000).

A quick note for the potential buyers out there:  As mentioned during our last Ojai 30-Day Market Update, the market feels exactly like it did two years ago.  There is a shortage of inventory and a lot of buyers are itching to buy.  To wit, one of our clients was outbid on the "sale pending" up above at 251 S. Montgomery Street.  We have a feeling there will be a lot more of this in the coming months.

Click the picture below to read the story of how a woman stood up to "big business" by not selling her home so it could be torn down:




Wednesday, February 4, 2015

- 4:30 p.m.

- No other changes for today.

- 10:10 a.m.


There is a new listing on the market:

$750,000 - 502 Pleasant Avenue.

Changes to the All Listings page:

2267 Burnham Road - back on the market (had been expired).
22 Taormina Lane - sale pending.
Foothill Road land parcel - expired.

Piano prosthetics - still in the developmental phase:




Tuesday, February 3, 2015

- 3:50 p.m.

No other changes for today.


- 8:50 a.m.


~  The Honorable Mention at 217 Martindale Street has been cancelled.

Changes to the All Listings page:

10950 Encino Drive - back on the market (had been an expired listing).
160 La Plaza Way - sale pending.
1075 S. Loma Drive, #19 - expired.
198 Ashby Court - expired.  (Note:  This was a pending sale.  In all likelihood this is still actually a pending sale, but the listing date has simply passed.)

Great idea!  Train your kids to write on walls:




Monday, February 2, 2015

- 4:00 p.m.

~  Due to a price reduction from $599,000 to $499,000, the Honorable Mention at 316 N. La Luna Avenue is now a Best Buy.

Changes to the All Listings page:

12516 MacDonald Drive - back on the market (had been a pending sale).
80 Maxine Avenue - back on the market (had been a pending sale).
848 Woodland Avenue #24 - reduced from $339,900 to $329,000.
41 Don Antonio Way - reduced from $65,000 to $59,000.
305 Shady Lane - sold for $480,000 (was listed at $495,000).



- 9:35 a.m.


There are three new listings on the market:

$599,000 - 1314 Daly Road.
$725,000 - 2230 S. Rice Road.  (No pictures yet - we'll let you know when they're published).
$470,000 - 264-266 Larmier Avenue.

Changes to the All Listings page:

707 N. Drown Avenue - back on the market (had been expired) and now a pending sale.

100 horsepower planter:




Sunday, February 1, 2015

- 9:10 a.m.

Changes to the All Listings page:

12170 Grape Hill Road - back on the market (had been expired) and reduced from $949,000 to $899,000.
160 Burnham Road - reduced from $659,000 to $658,000.
175 S. Encinal Avenue - expired.


603 Palomar Road - cancelled (had been a pending sale).
335 Ventura Avenue - withdrawn from the market.

This was cute until the owner showed up at dusk yelling, "I'm the king of the world!"






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Best Buys for


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$499,000 - 316 N. La Luna Avenue
This is a 3 bedroom/2 bathroom, 2,644 sq. ft. home with a pool that features a lot of bang for the buck.  The galley-style kitchen features a huge skylight that (somewhat obviously) lets in a lot of light.  The master bedroom suite is on the second level, complete with a balcony that overlooks the pool area.  There is some updating that could be done here and there, but there's nothing that would be difficult to live with as-is.  You're not going to find many homes this size on the market today at only $227 per square foot.  This one's worth a look.  REDUCED FROM $599,000 - 2/2/15.  Call or email us if you'd like to see this home.
 



 
$544,000 - 905 Sunset Place
This is a 3 bedroom/2 bathroom, 1,659 sq. ft. home located just north of Grand Avenue.  The original 1" wood floors look to have been resurfaced, while the bamboo and parquet flooring serve to mix things up a bit and make it interesting.  Upgraded features also include double-paned windows and a tankless, on-demand water heater.  Enjoy Mountain views as you relax on the back patio.  SALE PENDING - 2/23/15.



 
$1,299,000 - 11202 Ojai Santa Paula Road
This is a 2 bedroom/3 bathroom, 2,047 sq. ft. home on 5.02 acres in Upper Ojai.  The home is built in the Santa Fe style and features saltillo tile floors, high wood ceilings, and two large bedrooms which could both be considered master suites.  Outside you'll find an extraordinary patio (under roof) that is the perfect area to watch the Pink Moment wash over the Topa Topas.  The property is completely flat and is currently set up for horses, including an arena, round pen, and a 3-stall barn.  ADDED 3/1/15 - Call or email us if you'd like to see this home.
    


 
 
$1,299,000 - 10885 Encino Drive
This is a 4 bedroom/3.5 bathroom, 4,225 sq. ft. home on over two acres in Saddle Mountain.  We last saw this home in 2010 when it was on the market as a short sale.  Let me tell you, the remodeling they've done is striking.  This home is turn key, nothing needs to be done.  From the moment you walk into the brightly lit, high-ceilinged entry, you know you're in for something special.  The pictures of the large greatroom don't really convey how big the room is - you'll have to see it for yourself.  They've also upgraded one of the downstairs bedrooms into a new master bedroom, and everything's been done - including the bathroom.  The kitchen and baths have been upgraded as well.  Check out the link and the pictures - everything here is actually as good as it looks.  REDUCED FROM $1,350,000 - 3/4/15.  Call or email us if you'd like to see this home.
 
 
 
$1,695,000 - 583 Quail Oaks Drive
This is a 4 bedroom/3 bathroom, 3,612 sq. ft. custom-built home (with guest house) that feels bigger than the square footage suggest.  Perhaps it has something to do with the high ceilings and large, central family room that greet you as you enter.  The kitchen and baths are nicely finished in modern surfaces, while the tumbled stone floors add a layer of warmth.  As you head towards the bedroom wing it splits off in a "Y" formation that gave us the feeling of walking through an upscale hotel.  The guest house is as nicely finished as the main house, and it's conveniently located by the pool.  If the folks staying in your guest house have kids, I'd suggest adding a little more chlorine for the duration of their stay (I'm not sure if the pool is chlorine, salt, or fresh water, but I had to use it for the joke.)  If you've got a car collection - bring 'em along:  There are eight garage spaces, yet they're tastefully divided up so the property doesn't feel like one big garage.  A house a few doors down from this one recently closed at $1,750,000 and in our opinion it wasn't nearly as up-to-date as the subject home.  As of this writing there aren't any pictures on the link, but since the photographer was there while we were previewing it, they should be forthcoming.  SOLD for $1,650,000 - 2/28/15.


 
$1,699,000 - 690 Oak Grove Court
This is a 4 bedroom/3.5 bathroom, 4,606 sq. ft. home on two acres in Rancho Matilija.  This is our own listing, but we've put it on the list as a Best Buy only after receiving tremendous feedback from our fellow brokers and realtors.  The home IS as storybook and cute as our listing describes, but perhaps the best compliment we've heard about the home is "the pictures don't do it justice."  Of course, this is not a knock on the professional photographer we used - it's just that the true beauty of the home cannot be conveyed in photographs.  If you haven't already been to our listing page to see this home, here it is.  SALE PENDING - 1/28/15.


 
$1,895,000 - 581 El Jina Lane
This is a 4 bedroom/3.5 bathroom, 3,952 sq. ft. home on one acre on the east end of town.  This home is classic Mediterranean style, with all the fine details included.  The wood flooring throughout is spectacular and the updated kitchen is large and airy, with saltillo floor tiles under foot.  All bathrooms have been upgraded as well.  East end tranquility at its best!  REDUCED from $1,995,000 - 2/12/15.  Call or email us if you'd like to see this home.









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.