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 Tuesday, 5:55 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

"After 5,000 years of recorded human history, you wonder, what part of 2,000,000 sunrises doesn't a pessimist understand?"    -   Robert Brault


Ojai Weather

  Sunny  -  High 93 / Low 60



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:




Friday, July 31, 2015

- 7:35 p.m.

There are two new listings on the market:

$845,000 - 135 Wormwood Avenue.
$895,000 - 145 Wormwood Avenue.

Other changes:

98 Don Carlos Way - reduced from $55,000 to $49,000.
61 Oak Drive - the listing has been cancelled.
387 Ventura Avenue - sold for $285,000 (was last listed at $275,900).
2232 Woodland Avenue - sold for $605,000 (was last listed at $639,900).
495 Monte Via - sold for $629,000 (was last listed at $639,000).
1202 Loma Drive, #77 - sold for $97,000 (was last listed at $94,500).
Chumash Road land parcel - sold for $375,000 (was last listed at $375,000).

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


- 10:20 a.m.


~  There is a new listing on the market:  $499,990 - 114 S. Padre Juan.

Other changes:

465 Santa Ana Boulevard - reduced from $359,999 to $344,999.
608 E. Ojai Avenue - the listing has expired.
240 Boardman Road - sold for $1,615,000 (was last listed at $1,895,000).  We had this one in our notes as a Best Buy at $1,695,000.  Whoever bought this got it at a nice price!

Here's the list of things to do in Ojai.  There are three new properties to see for broker preview today (one of which is already a pending sale).  Have a great day, and we'll see you this afternoon!

Fun Pic of The Day

Well, there's an ingenious design:




Thursday, July 30, 2015

- 6:10 p.m.

~  There is another new listing on the market:  $399,000 - 140 N. Encinal Avenue.
~  The Best Buy at 2194 Los Encinos Road is back on the market (the listing had been withdrawn).
~  The Best Buy at 7884 Camp Chaffee Road has been sold for $657,500 (was last listed at $665,000).

Other changes:

1141 Robin Court - back on the market (had been a pending sale).
333 N. Carrizo Street - sale pending.


- 11:30 a.m.


There are two new listings on the market:

$799,000 - 333 N. Carrizo Street.
$735,000 - 1084 Capello Way.  (This one recently sold on 4/2/15 for $730,000.  This one was a Best Buy at the time, and unless something has drastically changed for the worse, it should be a Best Buy again.  We'll have to wait until we see it, of course.  The same pictures are being used as when it was last on the market, so we don't know if it was ever occupied between then and now.  But here's your heads up; the layout and yard spaces are fantastic.  Some of the carpeting could be updated, but outside of that it's move-in ready.)

Other changes:

120 Riverside Road - back on the market (had been a pending sale).
955 Holly Knoll Drive - back on the market (had been cancelled) and increased from $649,000 to $659,900.
571 Spring Street - reduced from $449,900 to $440,000.
866 Oak Grove Court - reduced from $1,464,000 to $1,449,000.
1225 S. Rice Road, #89 - sale pending.
1202 Loma Drive, #9 - sale pending.
224 S. Montgomery Street - sale pending.

Fun Pic of The Day

Do I see jumper cables in there?





Wednesday, July 29, 2015

- 3:30 p.m.

Changes to the All Listings page:

1001 Creekside Way, #B - sold for $329,000 (was last listed at $329,000).


- 10:40 a.m.


Changes to the All Listings page:

640 Highland Drive - sale pending.
1357 S. Orchard Drive - sold for $780,000 (was last listed at $809,000).

Must...play...basketball:




Tuesday, July 28, 2015

- 2:30 p.m.

~  There is a new listing on the market:  $92,000 - 137 Don Felipe Way.

Other changes:

1035 Moreno Drive - reduced from $875,000 to $825,000.
12544 Sisar Road - reduced from $889,000 to $885,000.
111 Don Carlos Way - reduced from $49,500 to $45,000.
1975 Maricopa Highway, #59 - sale pending.
848 Woodland Avenue, #1 - sale pending.

This will be the last update for today, as we have an inspection to attend at 4:00 p.m.  Have a great night!

- 9:20 a.m.

Changes to the All Listings page:

608 N. Blanche Street - reduced from $829,000 to $799,000.
1110 Sunset Place - sale pending.
1175 Rancho Drive - the listing has expired.

Bad bricklayer:




Monday, July 27, 2015

- 4:00 p.m.

153 S. Pueblo Avenue - back on the market (had been a pending sale).
166 S. Poli Street - back on the market (had been a pending sale).


- 11:30 a.m.


~  The Honorable Mention at 545 W. Lomita Avenue is now a pending sale.  (Congratulations to the seller and our client, whose home is now in escrow!)

There are two new listings on the market

$52,000 - 1225 S. Rice Road, #89.
$399,000 - 170 S. Padre Juan Avenue.

Other changes:

11097 Rodeo Drive - reduced from $3,195,000 to $2,995,000.

A little too stripey for me:




Sunday, July 26, 2015

- 10:50 a.m.

~  There is a new listing on the market:  $780,000 - 347 S. Padre Juan Avenue.
932 Fairview Road - reduced from $630,000 to $610,000 and now a pending sale.
310 Fairview Road - sale pending.
142 Valley Road - sale pending.  (Congratulations to our client, Ann, who had her offer accepted on this home!)
322 Avenida De La Vereda - sale pending.  (Congrats to the seller and our client, whose home is now in escrow!)

Don't forget to check out today's open houses.  Our listing at 545 W. Lomita Avenue will be held open from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. as well, so come on by, say "Hi", and check out this bright and airy mountain view home!




Saturday, July 25, 2015

- 11:45 a.m.

1967 Silver Spur Circle - reduced from $780,000 to $739,000.
303 Drown Avenue - sale pending.
860 Jose Drive - sold for $595,000 (was last listed for $610,000).
96 Don Carlos Way - sold for $85,000 (was last listed for $85,000).
733 Oso Road - withdrawn from the market.
11291 Oakcrest Avenue - pictures have been added to the listing.
307 S. Signal Street - pictures have been added to the listing.

The open house list for this weekend has been updated!


Friday, July 24, 2015

- 2:20 p.m.

~  We have added a new Honorable Mention at 101 Wormwood Street.
~  The Best Buy at 2194 Los Encinos Road has been withdrawn from the market.
~  The Honorable Mention at 582 Cruzero Street is back on the market (had been an expired listing).
~  The Honorable Mention at 911 Hackamore Street has been sold for $496,000 (was last listed at $495,000).

Other changes:

2250 Hermitage Road - sold for $2,850,000 (was last listed at $2,950,000).

That's all for today; we'll see you tomorrow with the open house list for Saturday and Sunday.  Have a great weekend!

- 9:25 a.m.


~  The listing and Honorable Mention at 582 Cruzero Street has expired.
1190 Serenidad Place - sale pending.
1454 S. La Luna Avenue - sale pending.
900 E. Ojai Avenue - the listing has been cancelled.

Here's the list of things to do in Ojai.  Cheryl and I are splitting duties this morning; I"ll be heading out to take a look at seven new properties, while she'll be having our listing at 601 N. Fulton Street open for broker preview from 9:30 to 12:00.  Feel free to stop by and see this great family home.

No hand grenades allowed?  This park stinks:




Thursday, July 23, 2015

- 3:25 p.m.

~  There is a new listing on the market:  $359,999 - 465 Santa Ana Blvd.
5 Calle Vista Del Monte - reduced from $405,000 to $395,000.
331 Prospect Street - withdrawn from the market.


- 10:45 a.m.


245 N. Lomita Avenue - reduced from $475,000 to $465,000.
12308 Sisar Road - sold for $460,000 (was last listed at $489,000).
12147 Old Walnut Road - withdrawn from the market.

A note about the current and future conditions of the Ojai real estate market:  At recent Keller Williams office meetings (which include not only the Ojai office, but Oxnard, Ventura and Camarillo as well), there's been talk of a shift to a buyer's market.  It's already beginning in some markets - more inventory has come on the market, houses are sitting on the market longer, and price reductions are occurring with greater frequency.

In addition, realtors were told to start budgeting their paychecks.  Why?  The combination of a buyer's market, the impending increase in interest rates, and new regulations set to go into effect in October (to better protect the consumer - particularly buyers - which will increase escrow periods an average of 7 to 10 days) could very well cause a lull in activity that may last several months.

Things have always been different in Ojai, however.  When the housing bubble occurred, we were one of the last to be affected and even then, we saw less of a decline in values in Ojai than in other parts of California (or the country in general).

As it stands today (and in our opinion), Ojai is not in the middle of a buyer's market.  But we feel that turn is just around the corner, and as usual, Ojai will probably be one of the last cities to feel it.  So what we're saying is this: 

Sellers - now is the time to start pricing your properties just a hair below comps.  Stay ahead of the market.  If you wait until everyone else starts lowering their prices, yours will simply be one of a dozen in its price range.  You'll still be getting a great price for your house, considering how much home values have increased in the the last two years!  Buyers - although the occasional good deal can still be found, it's very likely that prices will begin to stabilize and possibly even decrease a bit as we head into the fall/winter months.  So get pre-approved now (which is a step above simply getting pre-qualified).  Make your offer stand out from others, so that your's will be the offer they'll just have to accept.

And now, back to the lighter side of things...

This bathroom might be unpermitted:




Wednesday, July 22, 2015

- 3:30 p.m.

~  There is another new listing on the market:  $923,000 - 416 A & B, S. Ventura Street.
913 Grandview Avenue - sale pending.
305 Palomar Road - sold for $1,475,100 (was last listed at $1,525,000).
236 Olive Street - sold for $360,000 (was last listed at $360,000).
402 S. Signal Street - pictures have been added to the listing.


- 10:40 a.m.


There are two new listings on the market:

$614,900 - 402 S. Signal Street.  (No pictures or square footage yet - we'll let you know when either are published.)
$159,000 - 950 Woodland Avenue, #105.

Other changes:

303 Drown Avenue - reduced from $399,000 to $365,000.
10990 Alto Court - reduced from $3,780,000 to $3,650,000.
1170 S. La Luna Avenue - sale pending.  (This had been a withdrawn listing.)
404 Shady Lane - pictures have been added to the listing.

Here's a photo gallery for the kids (or the kid in you) - awesome bunk beds:




Tuesday, July 21, 2015

- 4:50 p.m.

~  We have added a new Best Buy at 2194 Los Encinos Road.
~  We have added a new Honorable Mention at 582 Cruzero Street.

Other changes:

239-261 Oak Glen Avenue - back on the market (had been a pending sale).
907 El Centro Street - sold for $269,890 (was listed at $299,000).
12039 Linda Flora Drive - sold for $1,997,000 (was listed at $1,995,000).



- 10:50 a.m.


~  The Best Buy at 11202 Ojai Santa Paula Road has been reduced from $1,289,000 to $1,269,000.
~  We'll have a new Best Buy and a new Honorable Mention for you later this afternoon!

Scary cool:




Monday, July 20, 2015

- 3:05 p.m.

~  The Ojai Market Update has been completed.  We've added the ability to click the listing links for each property (so you don't have to run back and forth to the All Listings page if you want to see pictures of the property).  Remember, there will be a discrepancy between what the MLS sheet shows as the percentage of list to sale price - and what our market data report reads.  This is because we go back to the original listing price when the property first came on the market - not the last listing price before it sold.  We feel this is important for the list to sales percentages to be as reflective of the market as possible.

Now, on to the everyday items:

~  There is a new listing on the market:  $520,000-404 Shady Lane. (No pics yet- we'll let you know if any are published.)
2194 Los Encinos Road - reduced from $856,000 to $799,000.
531 S. Ventura Street - reduced from $895,000 to $865,000.
61 Oak Drive - increased from $1,999,500 to $2,150,000.
153 S. Pueblo Avenue - sale pending.
280 Alto Drive - sale pending.
1325 Carne Road - sale pending.
29 Calle Cinco De Mayo - sale pending.
911 E. Aliso Street - sold for $395,000 (was listed at $399,000).
50 Valley Ridge Street - sold for $505,000 (was listed at $515,000).
955 Holly Knoll Drive - the listing has been cancelled.
607 Katherine Avenue - pictures have been added to the listing.

This will be the last update for today.  Have a wonderful evening!



- 10:45 a.m.


Good morning!  We are running the numbers for the Ojai Market Update and will have those for you in a couple of hours.  We'll have the MLS changes for you then as well (don't worry - no new listings have popped up since Saturday).

Snake included in sale:




Sunday, July 19, 2015

- 10:00 a.m.

12290 MacDonald Drive - withdrawn from the market.
280 Alto Drive - pictures have been added to the listing.

Don't forget to check out today's open houses.  Our listing at 545 W. Lomita Avenue will be open from 1:00 to 4:00, so be sure to stop and see this great home that recently had a big price reduction.  Where else are you going to get sweeping mountain views for $649,000?


Saturday, July 18, 2015

- 11:15 a.m.

There are two new listings on the market:

$589,000 - 101 Wormwood Street.
$499,000 - 607 Katherine Avenue.  (No pics yet - we'll let you know if they're published.)

Other changes:

203 Ashby Court - back on the market (had been a pending sale).
324 Apricot Street - back on the market (had been a pending sale).
142 Valley Road - reduced from $429,900 to $425,000.
1320 Carne Road - reduced from $1,159,000 to $1,119,000.
866 Oak Grove Court - reduced from $1,484,000 to $1,464,000.
120 Riverside Road - sale pending.
166 S. Poli Street - sale pending.
1302 Sunset Place - sold for $598,000 (was listed at $609,000).
12300 Ojai Santa Paula Road - sold for $775,000 (was listed at $795,000).
480 N. Rice Road - withdrawn from the market (had been a pending sale).

The open house list for this weekend has been updated.  Our listing at 545 W. Lomita Avenue will be open tomorrow from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

This house may be in a bad neighborhood:




Friday, July 17, 2015

- 9:45 a.m.

There are six new listings on the market:

$599,000 - 426 El Conejo Street.
$689,000 - 1218 S. La Luna Avenue.
$825,000 - 669 Lark Street.
$849,000 - 1190 Serenidad Place.
$536,000 - 11291 Oakcrest Avenue.  (No pics yet - we'll let you know if they're published.)
$625,000 - 307 S. Signal Street.  (No pics yet - we'll let you know if they're published.)

Just a quick note:  The recent spate of new listings without photographs is a bit of an indicator that the listing market is a bit bonkers right now; agents have no time to put in the pictures and just want to get the listing out there as quickly as possible (especially by Friday morning).

Other changes:

245 N. Lomita Avenue - reduced from $485,000 to $475,000.
1110 Sunset Place - reduced from $659,000 to $649,000.
34 Reposo Drive - sale pending.
1203 Daly Road - sold for $740,000 (was listed at $799,000).

There are 18 properties to see for Broker Preview today; looks like it's going to be a busy morning!  In the meantime, here's the list of things to do in Ojai.

Either the worst place to put stairs or the worst place to put a sewer cover:




Thursday, July 16, 2015

- 4:05 p.m.

There are two new listings on the market:

$675,000 - 280 Alto Drive.  (No pics yet - we'll let you know if they're published).
$949,000 - 421 Los Alamos Drive.

Other changes:

~  The Best Buy at 12449 MacDonald Drive has been reduced from $1,989,000 to $1,985,000.
913 Grandview Avenue - reduced from $489,000 to $459,000.
582 Cruzero Street - reduced from $513,999 to $499,900.
1114 Grandview Avenue - reduced from $679,000 to $659,000.
1176 Camille Drive - sold for $562,000 (was last listed at $569,500).


- 11:40 a.m.


Changes to the All Listings page:

9266 Nye Road - reduced from $759,000 to $735,000.
511 Drown Avenue - sold for $450,000 (was last listed at $450,000).
402 N. Blanche Street - the listing has been cancelled.

In case you haven't heard or read it already, the New York Times put out an extensive article about Ojai.  We've heard varying opinions of the article, from "Yay, people know about Ojai now" to "Oh no, everyone will want to come here."

Finally, here's a great group of photographs that illustrate the garden design concept of the "spilled" flower pot (although the toothpaste tube rendition is a little much for me).  Click the photo below to see the gallery:




Wednesday, July 15, 2015

- 6:50 p.m.

There are two more new listings on the market:

$539,500 - 621-623 Fernando Street.
$524,900 - 135 Grande Vista Street.

Other changes:

640 Telsa Street - reduced from $614,900 to $599,000.
508 N. Ventura Street - sale pending.



- 10:10 a.m.


~  We have added a new Honorable Mention at 545 W. Lomita Avenue.
~  There is a new listing on the market:  $780,000 - 1967 Silver Spur Circle.
203 Ashby Court - sale pending.
239-261 Oak Glen Avenue - sale pending.
15 Almond Avenue - sale pending.
160 La Plaza Way - sold for $75,000 (was listed at $85,000).

Trick stove top:




Tuesday, July 14, 2015

- 7:00 p.m.

A lot of changes this evening, so hold on tight:

~  Our listing at 545 W. Lomita Avenue has been reduced from $699,900 to $649,000.  Considering the copious upgrades, large yard, and mountain views - this is one of the best values in Ojai!

~  There is another new listing on the market:  $405,000 - 5 Calle Vista Del Monte.
1201 Gregory Street - sale pending.
603 Palomar Road - sale pending (this one had been a withdrawn listing).
142 Valley Road - back on the market (had been a pending sale).
658 S. La Luna Avenue - back on the market (had been a pending sale).
10440 N. Karen Avenue - sale pending.
11755 Mirror Lake Avenue - sale pending.
1113 Grandview Avenue - sold for $505,000 (was listed at $529,000).
1655 McNell Road - sold for $1,055,000 (was listed at $1,069,000).
11710 N. Ventura Avenue - sold for $685,000 (was listed at $685,000).
370 Gridley Road - reduced from $1,140,000 to $1,099,000.
10075 Ojai Santa Paula Road - reduced from $2,495,000 to $2,250,000.


- 10:30 a.m.

There are four new listings on the market:

$119,500 - 1975 Maricopa Highway, #59.
$179,500 - 1202 S. Loma Drive, #9.
$599,900 - 1162 Camille Drive.
$895,000 - 832 E. Ojai Avenue.

Other changes:

571 Spring Street - back on the market (had been withdrawn) and reduced from $458,999 to $449,900.
411 Canada Street - reduced from $629,500 to $599,000.
101 Don Carlos Way - sale pending.
210 Sunset Avenue - sale pending.
409 Canada Street - pictures have been added to the listing.

That Fruit Roll-Up is HUGE:




Monday, July 13, 2015

- 10:55 a.m.

~  There is a new listing on the market:  $560,000 - 166 S. Poli Street.
10934 Alto Court - back on the market (had been a cancelled listing).
1230-B S. La Luna Avenue - back on the market (had been an expired listing).
160 Burnham Road - sale pending.
12170 Grape Hill Road - sale pending.

The lighting store had a sale on these:




Sunday, July 12, 2015

- 10:55 a.m.

No changes for today.  But you can certainly check out the open houses (there's 20 of them on the list)!  Our listing at 545 W. Lomita Avenue will be open from 12:00 to 3:00.  This is a great house with an open floor plan.  It's bright and airy inside, and has a ton of upgrades to the more expensive items you might normally run into when owning a home (heat/ac, roof, paint).  All of it has been taken care of - not to mention the new carpet and tile, and of course, the mountain views!  Feel free to stop by -   even if you're not in the market for a home, perhaps a friend or family member might be interested?

         

Have a great day!


Saturday, July 11, 2015

- 12:30 p.m.

~  There is a new listing on the market:  $399,000 - 303 Drown Avenue.
~  The open house list for this weekend has been updated!
211 N. Fulton Street - sale pending.
1360 Shippee Lane - sold for $1,310,000 (was listed at $1,395,000).
108 Farnham Road - expired.
34 Reposo Drive - a picture has been added to the listing.

The fixture itself is bad enough, but couldn't they at least have pointed it straight down?




Friday, July 10, 2015

- 2:30 p.m.

~  There is a new listing on the market:  $510,000 - 10440 N. Karen Avenue.
~  We have added a new Best Buy at 10622 Encino Drive.

Other changes:

900 E. Ojai Avenue - reduced from $165,000 to $95,000.
11878 N. Ventura Avenue - sold for $520,000 (was listed at $585,000).
571 Spring Street - withdrawn from the market.

This is the last update for today, as we have several showings on our new listing at 322 Avenida De La Vereda this afternoon.  But we'll see you tomorrow with the updated open house list for Saturday and Sunday.  Have a great weekend!



- 9:35 a.m.


~  There is a new listing on the market:  $639,000 - 711 Country Drive.
1075 Loma Drive, #19 - back on the market (had been cancelled) and reduced from $31,000 to $27,900.
20 Valley View Drive - reduced from $839,900 to $798,000.
10 Calle Vista Del Monte - sale pending.
135 Christopher Lane - sale pending.

It's great to see the sun out this morning!  Here's the list of things to do in Ojai (continued "thanks" goes to the Ojai Valley News for providing this link and info).  We're headed out to preview a slew of new properties.  See you this afternoon...

Carpet gets a view:




Thursday, July 9, 2015

- 6:35 p.m.

There are four more new listings on the market:

$439,900 - 210 Sunset Avenue.
$749,000 - 34 Reposo Drive.  (No pics yet - we'll let you know if any are published.)
$1,299,000 - 10622 Encino Drive.
$659,000 - 322 Avenida De La Vereda.  THIS is the listing we teased about yesterday.  This is a great home on a large lot - with income potential.  The home has been remodeled/refreshed, so it's pretty much turn-key.  Click the photo below to read the flowery write-up and see the high-resolution photographs!



Other changes:

331 Prospect Street - back on the market (had been withdrawn).
101 Don Carlos Way - reduced from $45,000 to $39,500.
582 Cruzero Street - reduced from $514,250 to $513,999.
1074 S. La Luna Avenue - sale pending.

Big Preview Friday (tomorrow) is going to be a doozy:  There are 13 new properties to see (although we've already seen and shown 5 of them).  I would dare say, things have been frenetic over the last 10 days.  See you tomorrow morning!


- 9:50 a.m.


There are two new listings on the market:

$409,000 - 29 Calle Cinco De Mayo.
$889,000 - 1454 S. La Luna Avenue.

Other changes:

108 N. Arnaz Street - reduced from $749,000 to $729,000.
1193 Forest Avenue - reduced from $429,500 to $399,500.
1114 Sunset Place - sale pending.
950 Woodland Avenue, #90 - pictures have been added to the listing.
331 Prospect Street - withdrawn.  (This was new on the market, then immediately withdrawn.)
1230-B S. La Luna Avenue - expired.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

- 5:30 p.m.

There are three more new listings on the market:

$729,500 - 409 Canada Street.  (No pics yet - we'll let you know if they're published.)
$78,000 - 950 Woodland Avenue, #90.  (No pics yet - we'll let you know if they're published).
$597,700 - 640 Highland Drive.

Other changes:

731 W. Lomita Avenue - reduced from  $749,000 to $685,000.
1193 Forest Avenue - sale pending.
677 Old Grade Road - sold for $610,000 (was listed at $629,000).  Congratulations to our clients, Shaun and Tami, who closed on this home yesterday.  A great family home for a wonderful family!



- 12:25 p.m.


There are two new listings on the market:

$799,000 - 1120 Del Prado Court.
$829,000 - 608 N. Blanche Street.

Changes to the All Listings page:

2194 Los Encinos Road - reduced from $899,000 to $856,000.
1273 S. Rice Road, #43 - sold for $27,000 (was listed at $39,500).
307 W. Eucalyptus Street - pictures have been added to the listing.

We'd like to take a moment to tease about a new listing we have coming up in the next day or two:  It's a refreshed and beautifully classic 3 bedroom, 1,224 sq. ft. home with a detached 525 sq. ft. guest cottage, all on .39 acres in the Siete Robles neighborhood.  Look for it here; possibly tomorrow afternoon - Friday morning at the latest!

Realtor signage gone wild:




Tuesday, July 7, 2015

- 4:45 p.m.

There are two new listings on the market:

$499,000 - 307 W. Eucalyptus Street.  (No pics yet - we'll let you know if they're published).
$629,500 - 411 Canada Street.

Other changes:

399 N. La Luna Avenue - reduced from $675,000 to $659,000.
12420 MacDonald Drive - reduced from $3,849,900 to $3,595,000.
142 Valley Road - sale pending.
324 Apricot Street - sale pending.
16840 Maricopa Highway - back on the market (had been an expired listing).
203 N. Carrillo Road, #F - sold for $396,000 (was listed at $398,000).  This was an Honorable Mention.
237 Gridley Road - withdrawn from the market.
603 Palomar Road - withdrawn from the market.
825 Azure Court - pictures have been added to the listing.



- 9:50 a.m.


1255 McNell Road - sold before it was listed for $2,120,000.  It's on the All Listings page for comparative purposes.
1190 Ventura Avenue - reduced from $499,000 to $480,000.

Epic entry gates:




Monday, July 6, 2015

- 5:40 p.m.

There are two new listings on the market:

$489,000 - 15 Almond Avenue.
$1,525,000 - 825 Azure Court.  (No pics yet - we'll let you know if any are published.)

Other changes:

11097 Rodeo Drive - reduced from $3,395,000 to $3,195,000.
153 S. Pueblo Avenue - reduced from $358,000 to $339,000.
96 Don Carlos Way - sale pending.
310 N. Ventura Street - pictures have been added to the listing.

We watched the Ojai fireworks on July 4th.  As many other people noticed, there were a couple of remote control drones flying around (just to the west of the high school) after the show got under way.  But perhaps just a minute or so before the show actually started, there was another drone-like light and sparks almost directly above the area, followed by a small pop/explosion.  Anyone know what that was?  Perhaps the fire department checking wind conditions?  In either case, Ojai always puts on a great show - and what a beautiful night it was!
 


- 11:35 a.m.


1002 Country Club Drive - back on the market (had been expired).
2125 McNell Road - back on  the market (had been expired) and reduced from $2,599,000 to $2,250,000.
504 Lion Street - reduced from $1,445,000 to $1,395,000.
310 N. Ventura Street - sale pending.

Low-resolution bedroom:




Sunday, July 5, 2015

- 11:25 a.m.

Don't forget to check out today's open houses!

Changes to the All Listings page:

1308 Cruzero Street - reduced from $649,000 to $629,000.
1202 S. Loma Drive, #85 - sold for $61,000 (was listed at $62,000).
1002 Country Club Drive - expired.


Saturday, July 4, 2015

- 12:55 p.m.

1113 Del Prado Court - reduced from $950,000 to $898,000.
681 Vine Street - sale pending.
2125 McNell Road - expired.

There are no published open houses for today.  We will update Sunday's open house list tomorrow morning.  Have a great weekend!

Not sure this window is serving any real function:




Friday, July 3, 2015

- 10:05 a.m.

There are two new listings on the market:

$614,900 - 640 Telsa Street.
$649,000 - 310 N. Ventura Street.  (No pictures yet - we'll let you know if any are published.)

Other changes:

~  The Best Buy at 12449 MacDonald Drive has been reduced from $1,994,000 to $1,989,000.
12300 Ojai Santa Paula Road - sale pending.
1202 Loma Drive, #19 - sold for $76,000 (was listed at $78,000).
80 Maxine Avenue - sold for $445,000 (was listed at $475,000).

Here's the list of things to do in Ojai.  We're headed out to take a look at seven new properties.  There may not be another update until tomorrow.  We'll be taking in the parade tomorrow morning, so tomorrow's update will occur some time after that.  Have a great weekend!

This guy wins at pool every time:




Thursday, July 2, 2015

- 1:30 p.m.

There are three new listings on the market:

$659,000 - 1110 Sunset Place.
$439,900 - 11755 Mirror Lake Avenue.
$119,990 - 67 Don Antonio Way.

Changes to the All Listings page:

1170 S. La Luna Avenue - back on the market (had been a withdrawn listing).
969 Woodland Avenue - sale pending.
360 Saddle Lane - sold for $1,075,000 (was listed at $1,200,000).
1661 Happy Lane - sold for $1,245,000 (was listed at $1,295,000).
3560 Thacher Road - sold for $1,925,000 (was listed at $2,150,000).
16840 Maricopa Highway - expired.





Wednesday, July 1, 2015

- 3:55 p.m.

There are two new listings on the market:

$3,450,000 - 12693 Highwinds Road.
$630,000 - 806 Mercer Avenue.  (This one sold and closed for $600,000 before it was listed.)

Other changes:

1357 S. Orchard Drive - sale pending.
10934 Alto Court - cancelled.



- 11:35 a.m.


~  The Best Buy at 10885 Encino Drive has been sold for $1,214,000 (was listed at $1,299,000).
~  The Honorable Mention at 211 Bald Street has been sold for $495,000 (was listed at $500,000).
142 Valley Road - reduced from $435,000 to $429,900.
1117 Del Nido Court - sold for $700,000 (was listed at $739,000).
403 W. Aliso Street - sold for $759,500 (was listed at $799,000).
312 Fox Street - sold for $868,000 (was listed at $907,000).
10024 Old Creek Road - sold for $6,500,000 (was listed at $7,999,000).
205 Park Road - better pictures have been added to the listing (though there are still no interior shots).

Did you experience the 20 degree-or-so temperature drop yesterday, from about 4:00 to 5:30?  Quite amazing, as we were showing a property at 5:30 p.m. (the new listing at 120 Riverside Road) and noticed the cool breeze coming in from the ocean.  It made for a gorgeous evening.

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