Best Buys In Ojai
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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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Mostly cloudy - high 67 / low 50


December 10, 2016

- 11:20 a.m.

Changes to the All Listings page:

~ 1169 S. La Luna Avenue - reduced from $975,000 to $945,000.

The open house list for this weekend has been updated!

- Ray

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I thought you were supposed to use the stairs in the event of a fire?




December 9, 2016

- 2:40 p.m.

Changes to the All Listings page:

~ 1542 Loma Drive - we have added this listing as an Honorable Mention.
~ 1273 S. Rice Road #47 - reduced from $119,000 to $115,000.
~ 10469 Dale Avenue - sold for $420,000 (was originally listed for $495,000).
~ 12313 Linda Flora Drive - this listing has been withdrawn from the market.

A note on withdrawn listings:  We usually see a handful of these just prior to the holidays.  Our guess is that many people don't want the hassle of having to show their homes during the holidays, so they briefly take it off the market until after the New Year.

We forgot to congratulate our clients/buyers earlier today, who just had their offer accepted on 502 W. Lomita Avenue!  We would have labeled this as a Best Buy, but we wanted our clients to see it first.  You can read about our philosophy in these situations here.

Have a wonderful weekend; see you tomorrow with the updated open house list.

- Ray


- 9:40 a.m.


Changes to the All Listings page:

~ 502 W. Lomita Avenue - sale pending.
~ 509 Crestview Drive - this listing has expired.

Here's the list of things to do in Ojai.  We're heading out to preview four new properties this morning; hopefully we'll find a new Best Buy or two for you!

- Ray

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House on a stick:




December 8, 2016

- 7:40 p.m.

There is a new listing on the market:

~ $1,450,000 - 12040 MacDonald Drive.

Changes to the All Listings page:

~ 36 Olive Street - reduced from $499,000 to $489,000.
~ 121 Ashby Court - reduced from $557,900 to $549,900.
~ 9725 Old Creek Road - reduced from $765,000 to $749,500.
~ 1885 Maricopa Highway #10 - sale pending.
~ W. Lomita Avenue land parcel - sale pending.

I've been cranking away at getting the new version of BBIO up and running in an attempt to finish it by the end of the year (I spent a good 8 hours on it today).  Well, it looks like I helped create the perfect storm.  This wasn't a surprise, but it's the first we're mentioning it here:  The Ventura County MLS is changing systems from its current version (which looks virtually identical to the Ojai MLS) to a system which resembles the Santa Barbara MLS.  Those of you who've been following us for a while may have noticed an odd-looking listing or two show up from time-to-time, as the Santa Barbara MLS looks markedly different.

The version as we currently know it will be shut down at noon tomorrow.  No new listings can be added, nor can changes be made to existing listings until the new system goes on-line Monday, December 12th.  On one hand, this won't affect our website much, as most of the listings are taken from Ojai anyway.  However, there are some out-of-area agents that only list in the Ventura MLS.

What I'm saying is, things could get a little dicey over the next couple of weeks.  There may be a rush of new listings or changes via the "new" Ventura MLS next week.  In addition, there's a chance that any current Ventura MLS links on BBIO will no longer work.  I'll work diligently to fix these problems as they occur, but please be patient - it may take a few days.

We'll likely experience this same diceyness when we launch the new BBIO, as these things rarely go perfectly.  But when all is said and done, I think you'll enjoy the new layout much more.  It'll be laid out more logically, easier to read, and the All Listings page will feature sortable columns (the thing I'm probably most excited about).  Should be a fun new year.  Have a great night!

- Ray

- 9:15 a.m.


Changes to the All Listings page:

~ 427 Burnham Road - sold for $437,500 (was originally listed for $475,000).
~ 3359 Reeves Road - this listing has expired.

- Ray

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December 7, 2016

- 4:50 p.m.

There are two new listings on the market:

~ $2,295,000 - 2477 Fordyce Road.
~ $2,595,000 - 608 El Paseo Road.

Changes to the All Listings page:

~ 16719 Maricopa Highway - sale pending.
~ 311 W. Summer Street #B - this listing has been withdrawn from the market.

- Ray


- 9:50 a.m.


There is a new listing on the market:

~ $744,000 - 1542 Loma Drive.

Changes to the All Listings page:

~ 1111 Arcata Road - reduced from $625,000 to $589,000.
~ 135-145 Ventura Avenue - reduced from $475,000 to $465,900.

- Ray

Pic of the Day

Sorry, Jack; there's only enough room for Rose and the children:




December 6, 2016

- 5:20 p.m.

Changes to the All Listings page:

~ 121 Ashby Court - back on the market (had been a pending sale).
~ 1273 S. Rice Road #67 - reduced from $119,000 to $109,000.
~ 669 Holly Street - sale pending.
~ 1025 Moreno Drive - this listing has been cancelled.
~ 1170 S. La Luna Avenue - back on the market and reduced from $779,900 to $774,900 (had been an expired listing).
~ 235 N. La Luna Avenue - sale pending.
~ 1466 S. La Luna Avenue - sold for $865,000 (was originally listed for $899,000).

- Maria


- 9:15 a.m.


Changes to the All Listings page:

~ Cruzero Street land parcel - this listing has expired.
~ 146 S. Alvarado Street - sale pending.

- Maria

Pic of the day

You've heard of snail mail? Meet snake mail:




December 5, 2016

- 5:30 p.m.

There is a new listing on the market:

~ $599,500 - 509 N. Drown Street.

Changes to the All Listings page:

~ 570 Old Ventura Road - sale pending.
~ 1848 Country Place - this listing has been withdrawn from the market.
~ 10894 Creek Road - back on the market (had been a cancelled listing).

- Maria


- 10:05 a.m.


Changes to the All Listings page:

~ 345 N. Alvarado Street - back on the market (had been a pending sale).
~ 337-339 S. Lomita Avenue - sale pending.
~ 1700 Ladera Ranch Road - sale pending.
~ 180 N. Poli Street - sale pending.
~ 2525 Gridley Road - this listing has expired.

- Ray

Pic of the day

Password to enter Jabba's palace, please?




December 4, 2016

- 10:40 a.m.

Changes to the All Listings page:

~ 322 Descanso Avenue - sale pending.
~ 10075 Ojai Santa Paula Road - sold for $1,650,000 (was originally listed for $1,995,000).  Note:  This listing sold and closed before it was entered into the MLS.
~ 1187 Creek Road - this listing has been withdrawn from the market.
~ 1170 S. La Luna Avenue - this listing has expired.

Don't forget to have a look at the open houses for today.  We'll have our listings at 1290 Mariano Drive, 12576 MacDonald Drive, and 460 El Conejo Drive all open today (see the open house list for times).

We also have a pocket listing in Rancho Matiljia:  It's a 5 bedroom/4.5 bathroom, 4,510 sq. ft. horse property with a pool on 2.77 acres.  It also has a large, detached guest area with tons of storage.  If you're interested, please give us a call for a price.

Enjoy your Sunday!

- Ray






December 3, 2016

- 11:10 a.m.

Changes to the All Listings page:

~ 302 N. Montgomery Street - this listing has expired.

The open house list has been updated!

- Ray

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December 2, 2016

- 5:45 p.m.

Changes to the All Listings page:

~ 986 El Camino Corto - sold for $775,000 (was originally listed for $825,000).
~ 11841 Sulphur Mountain Road - this listing has been withdrawn from the market.

I checked to see if the Ojai Valley News has updated the events calendar (things to do) for this weekend, but that's a no go.  We'll see you tomorrow morning with the updated open houses lists for Saturday & Sunday; have a wonderful weekend...

- Ray


- 8:50 a.m.


There is a new listing on the market:

~ $689,000 - 126 S. Arnaz Street.

Changes to the All Listings page:

~ Ventura Avenue land parcel - increased from $129,000 to $229,000.

The new list of things to do in Ojai hasn't been published yet; we'll check it later today and update if possible.
We're holding two of our listings open for broker preview this morning; you're more than welcome to come by to take a look:  1290 Mariano Drive and 460 El Conejo Drive, both open from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

- Ray

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December 1, 2016

- 3:30 p.m.

There is a new listing on the market:

~ $599,000 - 1290 Mariano Drive.  This is our own listing.  We'll be having a sneak preview tomorrow morning from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - feel free to stop by if you'd like!  It was also be on open house this Sunday.

Changes to the All Listings page:

~ 321 S. Carrillo Road - sale pending.
~ 210 Del Norte Road - sold for $1,000,000 (was originally listed for $1,250,000).
~ 909 Del Oro Drive - sold for $1,280,000 (was originally listed for $1,270,000).
~ 1708 Orchard Drive - this listing has been withdrawn from the market.

Click here to check out the Ojai Market Data update!

- Ray


- 11:20 a.m.


There are three new listings on the market:

~ $639,000 - 401 S. Carrillo Road.
~ $769,000 - 366 Sunset Court.
~ $995,000 - 312 S. Signal Street.

Changes to the All Listings page:

~ 1273 S. Rice Road #47 - reduced from $129,000 to $119,000.
~ 805 McAndrew Road - sold for $2,600,000 (was originally listed for $2,950,000).
~ 260 Running Ridge Trail - this listing has expired.
~ 10901 Creek Road - this listing has expired.

We'll have the Ojai Market Data update for you some time later today!

- Ray

Pic of the Day

Actual listing photo - a Grinch-heart pool:





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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.