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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Monday, April 20, 2015

- 5:25 p.m.

There is a new listing on the market:

$400,000 - 1472 Orchard Drive.

Changes to the All Listings page:

511 Drown Avenue - reduced from $479,000 to $450,000.
12774 Treeranch Road - sale pending.
9599 Ojai Santa Paula Road - withdrawn from the market.



- 2:25 p.m.

Here's your monthly Ojai Market Data update!  (Bear in mind that the data runs from March 20th to April 19th, which is why it's dated as such.)  We'll see you a bit later with the afternoon update.



- 11:00 a.m.


Changes to the All Listings page:

277 Barbara Street - sale pending.
22 Taormina Lane - sale pending.

We're working the numbers for the Ojai Monthly Market Update as you read this.  See you in a couple of hours!

Actual listing photo - I think this one's been on the market a while:




Sunday, April 19, 2015

- 9:35 p.m.

There is a new listing on the market:

$55,000 - 152 La Plaza Way.  (No pictures yet - we'll let you know when they're published).

Changes to the All Listings page:

12308 Sisar Road - sale pending.



- 10:20 a.m.


~  The Honorable Mention at 12449 MacDonald Drive has been reduced from $2,290,000 to $2,265,000.

There is a new listing on the market:

$2,995,000 - 12923 Blue Heron Circle.

Changes to the All Listings page:

203 Ashby Court - increased from $645,000 to $649,000.
142 Valley Road - reduced from $489,900 to $484,900.
170 N. Donna Street - sale pending.
2800 Maricopa Highway - withdrawn from the market.

Don't forget to check out today's open houses.  We'll have the Ojai Monthly Market Update for you first thing tomorrow morning.  Have a great day!


Saturday, April 18, 2015

- 12:10 p.m.

~  We have added a new Honorable Mention at 760 Oak Grove Court.  Yesterday, we mentioned that there were two new Honorable Mentions, but since clients of ours expressed interest in one of them last night - we are withholding our write-up on it until they get to see it.  You can read more about our philosophy for doing this here.

Changes to the All Listings page:

959 Amber Lane - sold for $1,300,000 (was listed at $1,350,000).

The open house list for this weekend has been updated!

Actual listing photo - learning to work in panoramic mode:




Friday, April 17, 2015

- 4:15 p.m.

There is a new listing on the market:

$2,300,000 - 12768 Blue Heron Circle.

Changes to the All Listings page:

95 Taormina Lane - sale pending.
12140 MacDonald Drive - sale pending.
950 Woodland Avneue, #84 - sale pending.
950 Woodland Avenue, #95 - sale pending.

We'll have two new Honorable Mentions for you tomorrow morning.  We'll update the open house list as well.  Have a great weekend!



- 9:30 a.m.


There is a new listing on the market:

$869,000 - 1357 S. Orchard Drive.

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

The latest in sexy chicken wear:





Thursday, April 16, 2015

- 4:35 p.m.

There is a new listing on the market:

$885,000 - 12851 Treeranch Road.

Changes to the All Listings page:

707 N. Drown Avenue - sale pending.
50 Valley Ridge Street - pictures have been added to the listing.



- 10:25 a.m.


There is a new listing on the market:

$1,295,000 - 1661 Happy Lane.

Changes to the All Listings page:

969 Woodland Avenue - reduced from $650,000 to $625,000.





Wednesday, April 15, 2015

- 4:50 p.m.

~  The Honorable Mention at 2230 S. Rice Road has been sold for $700,000 (was listed at $725,000).

There is a new listing on the market:

$5,600,000 - 239-261 Oak Glen Avenue.

Changes to the All Listings page:

1203 Daly Road - reduced from $859,000 to $839,000.
613 Casitas Vista Road - sold for $450,000 (was listed at $449,000).
257 S. Montgomery Street, #12 - sold for $899,000 (was listed at $899,000).
361-363 W. Oak View Avenue - sold for $399,500 (was listed at $449,500).
40 Pathelen Avenue - sold for $405,000 (was listed at $420,000).
2300 Ladera Road - withdrawn from the market.



- 9:35 a.m.


There is a new listing on the market:

$510,000 - 170 N. Donna Street.

Changes to the All Listings page:

2267 Burnham Road - reduced from $689,000 to $684,900.
43 Don Antonio Way - sale pending.
77 Rockaway Road - sold for $780,000 (was listed at $799,000).





Tuesday, April 14, 2015

- 4:55 p.m.

There are two new listings on the market:

$469,000 - 1193 Forest Avenue.
$645,000 - 203 Ashby Court.

Changes to the All Listings page:

1176 Camille Drive - reduced from $574,900 to $569,500.
236 Olive Street - back on the market (had been a pending sale).
1006 Ayers Avenue - sold for $449,000 (was listed at $449,000).



- 9:50 a.m.


There is a new listing on the market:

$595,000 - 901 Park Road.

Changes to the All Listings page:

160 La Plaza Way - sale pending.





Monday, April 13, 2015

- 3:50 p.m.

There is a new listing on the market:

$889,000 - 12544 Sisar Road.

Changes to the All Listings page:

11755 Mirror Lake Avenue - sale pending.
264-266 Larmier Avenue - sold for $450,000 (was listed at $470,000).
97 Taormina Lane - sold for $442,000 (was listed at $469,000).


- 11:00 a.m.


Changes to the All Listings page:

175 S. Encinal Avenue - sold for $510,000 (was listed at $510,000).
1075 S. Loma Drive, #19 - sale pending.

Conquering the patio:




Sunday, April 12, 2015

- 10:40 a.m.

~  The Honorable Mention at 88 High Street has been sold for $685,000 (was listed at $695,000).
~  The Best Buy at 581 El Jina Lane is now a pending sale.

There are two new listings on the market:

$525,000 - 50 Valley Ridge Street.  (There are no pictures yet - we'll let you know when they're published.)
$649,000 - 1308 Cruzero Street.

Changes to the All Listings page:

2125 McNell Road - reduced from $2,700,000 to $2,650,000.
2198 Los Encinos Road - sale pending.

Don't forget to check out today's open houses (some new ones were added this morning)!  We'll be having our listing at 545 W. Lomita Avenue open today as well - from 1:30 to 4:30.  Come by, say hi, and check out this spacious and bright mountain view home!


Saturday, April 11, 2015

- 10:50 a.m.

There is a new listing on the market:

$499,000 - 78 Chaparral Road.

Changes to the All Listings page:

160 Burnham Road - reduced from $649,900 to $635,000.
1009 Ayers Avenue - sale pending.
26 Feliz Drive - sold for $742,500 (was listed at $759,000).
203 N. Carrillo Road, #F - withdrawn from the market.
723 Oak Grove Court - withdrawn from the market.

The open house list for this weekend has been updated (there are no published open houses for today, however).

Well, that explains it:




Friday, April 10, 2015

- 9:45 a.m.

Changes to the All Listings page:

142 Valley Road - reduced from $494,900 to $489,900.

Here is the list of things to do in Ojai this weekend.  As it turns out, we will not be able to preview the properties that are open today for real estate brokers and agents.  We will try to see those individually over the next couple of weeks.

Kool-Aid was here:




Thursday, April 9, 2015

- 4:55 p.m.

There are three new listings on the market:

$728,000 - 313 Vallerio Avenue.
$1,095,000 - 1655 McNell Road.
$2,200,000 - 2296 E. Ojai Avenue.

Changes to the All Listings page:

3622 Reeves Road - reduced from $6,750,000 to $5,950,000.

We'll see you tomorrow for Big Preview Friday; have a great night!





Wednesday, April 8, 2015

- 5:45 p.m.

There is a new listing on the market:

$1,369,000 - 11056 Rodeo Drive.

Changes to the All Listings page:

7500-4 Sulphur Mountain Road - back on the market (had been expired).
22 Taormina Lane - back on the market (had been a pending sale) and reduced from $699,000 to $648,750.
1179 Rancho Court - back on the market (had been a pending sale).
12308 Sisar Road - increased from $489,900 to $498,900.
80 High Street - sale pending.

Just a heads up; the first update for tomorrow won't occur until some time in the afternoon.  Have a great night!



- 9:55 a.m.


There are two new listings on the market:

$1,195,000 - 1354 Carne Road.
$3,750,000 - 417 McAndrew Road.

Changes to the All Listings page:

511 E. Aliso Street - sold for $785,500 (was listed at $799,000).





Tuesday, April 7, 2015

- 2:10 p.m.

~  Our listing at 545 W. Lomita Avenue has been reduced from $765,000 to $729,000!

Changes to the All Listings page:

12308 Sisar Road - reduced from $499,000 to $489,900.
301 Park Road - sale pending.

Come on, rain!



- 9:15 a.m.


Changes to the All Listings page:

16840 Maricopa Highway - back on the market (had been a pending sale).
E. Sulphur Mountain Road land parcel - back on the market (had been an expired listing).
166 S. Poli Street - sale pending.
1202 Loma Drive, #55 - sale pending.
1975 Maricopa Highway, #79 - sale pending.
731 W. Lomita Avenue - reduced from $850,000 to $799,000.





Monday, April 6, 2015

- 10:50 a.m.

There is a new listing on the market:

$1,175,000 - 1076 Serenidad Place.

Changes to the All Listings page:

525 Avenida De La Vereda - reduced from $559,000 to $499,000.
229 S. Pueblo Avenue - sale pending.
3560 Thacher Road - sale pending.
1116 Golden West Avenue - sale pending.
11040 Puesta Del Sol - sold for $469,000 (was listed at $469,000).

Just FYI - we have family visiting and staying with us this week, through Sunday morning.  As such, there might be a few days where we only update in the morning.

Two toilet, two sink, one bidet bathroom:




Sunday, April 5, 2015

- 10:10 a.m.

Changes to the All Listings page:

142 Valley Road - reduced from $499,000 to $494,900.
1310 Meadowbrook Road - reduced from $679,900 to $659,000.
110 Park Road - sale pending.
921 Patricia Court - sale pending.
950 Woodland Avenue, #105 - sale pending.
1225 S. Rice Road, #49 - sale pending.
41 Don Antonio Way - sale pending.
410 Church Road, #42 - sold for $380,000 (was listed at $394,000).
950 Pegasus Street - sold for $470,000 (was listed at $450,000).
1002 Country Club Road - expired.

We're having our listing at 545 W. Lomita Avenue open today from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Come check out this mountain view home!

       

Saturday, April 4, 2015

- 9:35 a.m.

Changes to the All Listings page:

12170 Grape Hill Road - reduced from $899,000 to $869,000.
310 E. Aliso Street - sold for $616,000 (was listed at $629,000).
203 N. Signal Street - expired.

The open house list for this weekend has been updated!

The multitude of colors doesn't distract from the fact that this is still ugly:




Friday, April 3, 2015

- 3:00 p.m.

~  We have added a new Honorable Mention at 16084 Maricopa Highway!

Changes to the All Listings page:

N. Ventura Avenue land parcel - back on the market (had been an expired listing).
2289 Hermitage Road - reduced from $3,500,000 to $3,300,000.
15 Don Antonio Way - sale pending.
901 Hackamore Street - sold for $489,000 (was listed at $489,000).

Have a great evening!  We'll see you tomorrow morning with the open houses for this weekend.



- 9:25 a.m.


There are two new listings on the market:

$724,990 - 320 Golden West Avenue.
$1,350,000 - 658 S. La Luna Avenue.

Changes to the All Listings page:

1084 Capello Way - sold for $730,000 (was listed at $734,500).

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

Actual listing photo - Enjoy sleeping in this cozy bedroom while under the watchful eye of family and friends:




Thursday, April 2, 2015

- 4:10 p.m.

Changes to the All Listings page:

1075 Loma Drive, #32 - sale pending.
80 Monte Via - sold for $432,000 (was listed at $439,900).



- 10:25 a.m.


-  The Honorable Mention at 88 Mountain View Street is now a pending sale.

There is a new listing on the market:

$665,000 - 921 Patricia Court.

Changes to the All Listings page:

571 Spring Street - reduced from $485,000 to $469,999.
907 Jose Drive - sold for $505,000 (was listed at $519,000).
La Luna/El Roblar land parcel - sold for $665,000 (was listed at $699,000).
325 Bryant Street - expired.
401 S. Fulton Street - expired.
15 Reposo Drive - expired.
Villanova Road land parcel - expired.

Air freshener:





Wednesday, April 1, 2015

- 5:30 p.m.

~  The Honorable Mention at 1660 Happy Lane has been sold for $1,696,000 (was listed at $1,739,000).

There is a new listing on the market:

$1,895,000 - 4900 Casitas Pass Road.

Changes to the All Listings page:

2267 Burnham Road - back on the market (had been a pending sale).
707 N. Drown Avenue - reduced from $450,000 to $425,000.
1124 N. Signal Street - sale pending.  (This was a pending sale before it was put into the MLS.)
543 Spring Street - sold for $380,000 (was listed at $379,000).



- 11:10 a.m.


There is a new listing on the market:

$1,895,000 - 16084 Maricopa Highway.

Changes to the All Listings page:

166 S. Poli Street - back on the market (had been a pending sale).
12516 MacDonald Drive - reduced from $1,529,000 to $1,495,000.
142 Valley Road - reduced from $518,000 to $499,000.
123 S. Blanche Street - expired.
E. Sulphur Mountain Road land parcel - expired.
140 Oak Drive - sold for $520,000 (was listed at $539,900).
156 Willey Street - sold for $600,000 (was listed at $625,000).
310 Vallerio Avenue - sold for $535,000 (was listed at $549,500).
10934 Alto Court - pictures have been added to the listing.

Moon bedroom:





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Best Buys for


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$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.
   

 
$1,699,000 - 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.  SOLD for $1,695,000 - 3/30/15.


 
$1,869,000 - 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!  SALE PENDING - 4/12/15.









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.