Best Buys In Ojai
Office: 805.649.4443 / Cell: 805.272.5221
 

Ray and Cheryl Deckert / Broker Associates
Maria DePaola / Realtor Associate
Keller Williams Realty ~ Ojai, California

Email:  RayandCheryl@kw.com
Email:  MariaDePaola@kw.com

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With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.  Be cheerful.  Strive to be happy.

-
Max Ehrmann
 

Ojai Weather

  Sunny - High 87 / Low 50



Friday, February 12, 2016

- 9:30 a.m.

There is a new listing on the market:

~ $619,000 - 350 Olive Street.

Changes to the All Listings page:

~ 531 S. Ventura Street - back on the market (had been withdrawn) and reduced from $895,000 to $795,000.

Here's the list of things to do in Ojai.  Additionally, here's a link to an L.A. Times article regarding solar panels and home sales.  We're bringing it up here because we recently had a negotiation with clients on a home that's currently on the market in Ojai.  The lease itself was a rather large point of contention.  We're not commenting on whether a lease on a solar panel system is a good or bad idea, but you definitely want to consider the long term implications if there's any chance of you selling the home after one of these systems have been installed.

We're headed out to take a look at four new properties this morning.  Additionally, our listing at 10808 Creek Road is open for preview from 9:30 to 12:00 today; come on by and take a look!

- Ray

Fun Pic of the Day

Tempurpedic's first attempts were not well-received:




Thursday, February 11, 2016

- 5:50 p.m.

There is another new listing on the market:

~ $1,200,000 - 1080 Serenidad Place.

Changes to the All Listings page:

~ 7500-4 Sulphur Mountain Road - back on the market (had been a pending sale).
~ 627 E. Villanova Road - reduced from $1,950,000 to $1,795,000.

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

- Ray


- 11:30 a.m.


There are two new listings on the market:

~ $599,000 - 96 Valley Ridge Street.
~ $3,900,000 - 1105 Country Club Drive.

Changes to the All Listings page:

~ 401 Andrew Drive - reduced from $1,310,000 to $1,180,000.
~ 426 El Conejo Drive - sale pending.
~ 329 N. Poli Street - sold for $527,500 (was originally listed for $599,000).

A quick note about the current feel of the Ojai market:  There was a recent article in the Ojai Valley News about the shortage of inventory in Ojai.  This is a familiar refrain, one that we distinctly remember occurring in early 2012.  While real estate activity experienced a major lull from this past November through January, we expect there may be a major listing explosion coming very shortly.  As mentioned recently here, we alone have another four listings coming to the market in the next few weeks.  We suspect other brokers/agents are in the same boat as well.

- Ray

Fun Pic of the Day

What am  I looking at here?  A few guesses:

1. A handy bathroom folding ironing board.
2. A shelf for displaying knick knacks.
3. An odd toilet-tank security system, securing what - the water?  The tank parts?




Wednesday, February 10, 2016

- 5:35 p.m.

Changes to the All Listings page:

~ 1423 Trusty Lane - sale pending.
~ 493 Montana Circle - sale pending.
~ 216 Avenida De La Vereda - photos have been added to the listing.

- Ray


- 11:20 a.m.


There is a new listing on the market:

~ $599,000 - 609 Shady Lane.

Changes to the All Listings page:

~ 604 Gridley Road - reduced from $1,449,500 to $1,424,900 (this is an Honorable Mention).
~ 9266 Nye Road - back on the market (had been expired) and increased from $699,000 to $719,999.
~ 607 Katherine Avenue - sold for $479,000 (was originally listed for $499,000).
~ 146 N. La Luna Avenue - photos have been added to the listing.

- Ray

Fun Pic of the Day

The Langoliers have come and gone:




Tuesday, February 9, 2016

- 5:35 p.m.

Changes to the All Listings page:

~ 1465 Foothill Road - sold for $710,000 (was originally listed for $829,000).
~ 128 Don Felipe Way - sold for $167,000 (was originally listed for $180,000).

- Ray


- 10:40 a.m.


There are three new listings on the market:

~ $449,000 - 146 N. La Luna Avenue.  (No photos yet - we'll let you know if any are published.)
~ $679,000 - 641 Lark Street.
~ $334,900 - 52 Bundren Street.

Changes to the All Listings page:

~ 1113 Golden West Avenue - sold for $700,000 (was originally listed for $760,000).
~ 131 N. Lomita Avenue  - sold for $316,520 (was originally listed for $397,000).

- Ray

Fun Pic of the Day

Two benches, a table, two cinder blocks and a ladder make painting your home simple:




Monday, February 8, 2016

- 4:20 p.m.

There is a new listing on the market:

~ $1,450,000 - 10929 Encino Drive.

Changes to the All Listings page:

~ 9654 Old Creek Road - reduced from $735,000 to $714,899.
~ 1450 S. La Luna Avenue - reduced from $929,000 to $915,000.
~ 950 Woodland Avenue, #80 - sale pending.
~ 950 Woodland Avenue, #12 - sale pending.
~ 120 S. La Luna Avenue - sale pending.

- Ray


- 11:15 a.m.


~  Due to a recent price reduction, we have added a new Best Buy at 12838 MacDonald Drive.

Changes to the All Listings page:

~ 81 Feliz Drive - sale pending.
~ 56 Reposo Drive - photos have been added to the listing.

- Ray

Fun Pic of the Day

Not a funny pic, but rather an interesting and unique concept to create in a small back yard area. If this feature were in a listed property, it would be well-known (in a good way) as the "house with the grass bed:"




Sunday, February 7, 2016

- 9:15 a.m.

There are two new listings on the market:

~ $689,000 - 56 Reposo Drive.  (No photos yet - we'll let you know if they're published.)
~ $719,000 - 216 Avenida De La Vereda.  (No photos yet - we'll let you know if they're published).

Changes to the All Listings page:

~ 950 Woodland Avenue, #90 - the listing has expired.

Despite the impending "big game" today there are still a handful of open houses out there for you to see.  Have a great day and bring on the 83 degree weather - yee haa!

- Ray


Saturday, February 6, 2016

- 12:30 p.m.

~  We have added a new Honorable Mention at 1285 Fierro Drive (a picture has also been added to the listing).

Changes to the All Listings page:

~ 12838 MacDonald Drive - reduced from $1,389,000 to $1,289,000.
~ Ojai Santa Paula Road land parcel - sale pending.

The open house list for this weekend has been updated.  (There are many more open houses today versus tomorrow, likely due to the Super bowl.)

- Ray

Fun Pic of the Day

The corporate marriage between Moen and Schlage led to some awkward ideas:




Friday, February 5, 2016

- 3:35 p.m.

There is a new listing on the market:

~ $719,900 - 1967 Silver Spur Circle.

Changes to the All Listings page:

~ 7953 Santa Ana Road - reduced from $425,000 to $399,900.
~ 1960 Tiara Drive - sale pending.
~ 1225 S. Rice Road, #55 - sale pending.
~ 913 Grandview Avenue - sold for $635,000 (was originally listed for $639,000).
~ 208 Fairway Lane - the listing has been cancelled.

We'll see you tomorrow morning with the updated open house list; we'll have a new Honorable Mention for you as well.  Have a great weekend!

- Ray


- 10:00 a.m.


There are two new listings on the market:

~ $449,700 - 1014 Creekside Way, #B.
~ $1,595,000 - 10561 Encino Drive.

Changes to the All Listings page:

~ 506 Canada Street - back on the market (had been withdrawn) and increased from $699,000 to $749,000.
~ 12300 Mountain Lion Road - reduced from $3,899,999 to $2,800,000.
~ 8116 N. Ventura Avenue - reduced from $429,000 to $415,000.
~ 66 Grapevine Road - sale pending.
~ 913 Bryant Place - sale pending.

We're heading out to see four new properties today.  Here's the list of things to do in Ojai.

See you this afternoon!

- Ray

Fun Pic of the Day

Interesting medical fact - varicose veins originate from weeds:




Thursday, February 4, 2016

- 5:10 p.m.

There is a new listing on the market:

~ $675,000 - 240 Portal Street.

Changes to the All Listings page:

~ 316 E. Matilija Road - back on the market (had been a withdrawn listing).
~ 1225 S. Rice Road, #78 - sale pending.
~ 870 Oakwood Street - sold for $740,000 (was originally listed for $869,000).
~ Our listing at 10808 Creek Road is back on the market and available (it was withdrawn from the market just prior to Christmas).  We took some new photos as well.

- Ray


- 10:25 a.m.


There is a new listing on the market:

~ $549,500 - 1285 Fierro Drive.  (No photos yet - we'll let you know if they're published.)

Changes to the All Listings page:

~ 1035 Moreno Drive - back on the market (had been expired) and still a pending sale.
~ 302 Bald Street - reduced from $488,000 to $468,000.

Last year, we joined the Ojai Valley Chamber of Commerce.  On February 26th we will attending the annual Awards Gala, held each year at the Ojai Valley Inn.  As new members, we have been nominated for an award as the "Best New Chamber Member."  There are several other awards as well, including categories such as the "Small Business of the Year," "Spirit of the Ojai Valley," and the "Taste of the Town."  You can vote for all of them, if you'd like.  Whether you know us or have worked with us personally, please vote for us by clicking the link here.  If you don't know us or haven't yet worked with us, but follow Best Buys In Ojai and like the service we provide, please consider voting.  Thank you!

- Ray

Fun Pic of the Day

Gardener hi jinks; switching fertilizer with Roundup:




Wednesday, February 3, 2016

- 2:45 p.m.

Checking in early because I have a 3:15 appointment, however, there are no other changes for today.  Have a nice evening...

- Ray


- 10:40 a.m.


There are two new listings on the market:

~ $629,900 - 127 Canterbury Court.
~ $929,000 - 1450 S. La Luna Avenue.

Changes to the All Listings page:

~ 810 N. Signal Street - sale pending.
~ 605 N. Fulton Street - sold for $500,000 (was originally listed for $530,000).

We are going to have another new listing coming up in a few weeks.  It's a 3 bedroom/3 bath home located in the Arbolada.  The home is a shade under 3,000 sq. ft. and the lot is just under one acre.  The asking price will be around $1,100,000.  Stay tuned!

- Ray

Fun Pic of the Day

Right.  It's that new breed I heard about, the Mooseweiler:




Tuesday, February 2, 2016

- 5:25 p.m.

The Ojai Market Data update has been completed!  We have added a new graph that shows pertinent data for the last 13 months as well.

Changes to the All Listings page:

~ 913 Bryant Place - reduced from $799,000 to $569,000.
~ 221 E. Eucalyptus Street - sale pending.
~ 330 N. La Luna Avenue - sale pending.
~ 3071 Matilija Canyon Road - sold for $400,000 (was originally listed for $415,000).
~ 1202 Sunset Place - sold for $499,000 (was originally listed for $579,000).
~ 1213 Fairview Court - sold for $1,275,000 (was originally listed for $1,300,000).

- Ray

- 10:15 a.m.


There are no changes yet this morning.  Keep an eye out for Ray's Ojai Market Data Update later today!

- Maria

Fun Pic of the Day

Sleep well, Homeowner - knowing the Royal Order of Amphibians are vigilantly guarding your downspout:




Monday, February 1, 2016

- 5:10 p.m.

Changes to the All Listings page:

~ 1211 N. Signal Street - back on the market (had been an expired listing).
~ 10901 Creek Road - back on the market (had been an expired listing).
~ 1202 Loma Drive, #57 - reduced from $84,000 to $77,000.
~ 888 Baldwin Road - reduced from $2,750,000 to $2,695,000.
~ 150 La Plaza Way - sale pending.
~ 1178 Meyer Road - sold for $645,000 (was originally listed for $699,000).
~ 316 N. La Luna Avenue - the listing has been cancelled.

This afternoon we had a unplanned meeting with a past client of ours who happens to be selling one of their Ojai properties.  This property is located in Ojai, north of Grand Avenue.  The listing will be priced under $600,000 and should be available before the end of the month.  Unfortunately, the meeting pushed back our ability to do the Ojai Market Data update; we'll have it for you tomorrow.  Have a nice evening!

- Ray

Fun Pic of the Day

The tile work on these stairs is just awful:



- 9:20 a.m.


There is a new listing on the market:

~ $760,000 - 1113 Golden West Avenue.  (Unfortunately, this one is already a pending sale.)

Changes to the All Listings page:

~ 810 N. Signal Street - back on the market (had been a pending sale).
~ 114 S. Padre Juan Street - back on the market (had been an expired listing).
~ 1035 Moreno Drive - the listing has expired.

What is going on with the wind the last few days!?  Our patio furniture was strewn everywhere and we lost about 10 shingles from our roof, necessitating repairs.  Luckily, we didn't have any leaks during yesterday's rain.  We hope you didn't have any issues or leaks yourselves, but if you did we have a good roofer that we can recommend:  Gilbert Esquivel of Aztec Roofing.  We've used him before when we had a section of roofing replaced on our own home, plus we have recommended him to several clients.  Gilbert does great work and we trust him implicitly.  He can be reached at 805-649-9614.

As it's the 1st of the month, we will have the Ojai Market Data update for you later this afternoon.  We're having trouble uploading a new photo for the Pic of the Day; we hope to have that for you later.  Have a great day!

- Ray



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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.