Monday, July 30, 2007

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Market update

There are 234 homes on the market in the Ojai Valley. 31 are in escrow. In the month of June, 27 homes were sold.
The lowest price was $410,000, 2 bedrooms & 1 bath, 1095 square feet, lot size 3920, days on the market 26.
The highest price was at $3,650,000, 3 bedrooms & 4 baths, 2800 square feet and a lot size of 50 acreas, days on the market 71.
Overall, average days on the market was 100, median price $670,000

Are you a wine lover? Register at "" to attend monthly wine tastings here in Ojai.
Next one is July 25th at 7pm at Movino's. Meet others to discuss Real Estate and other topics.

Sales Statistics for VENTURA County CA
Realist's most recent recording date for this county is 06/25/2007

Single Family Residence

Time Period number of Sales Median Sale Price
May 2007 681 $600,000
May 2006 779 $636,000
Apr 200 636 $579,500
Apr 2006 799 $605,000

2007 YT 3,557 $582,000
2006 8,622 $626,750

Time Period number of Sales Median Sale Price
May 2007 52 $462,500
May 2006 226 $466,000
Apr 2007 45 $411,000
Apr 2006 179 $440,000

2007 YTD 283 $432,000
2006 1,770 $460,000

La Buona Tavola/The Art Of Cooking

Merluzzo al forno /Baked cod with garlic and mayonnaise

4 anchovy filets
3 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
6 tbsp olive oil
4 cod filets, skinned
1/3 cup plain breadcrumbs

Make your own mayonnaise and have some fun.
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 egg yolk
1tsp mustard
3/4 cup vegetable oil
Salt & fresh black pepper

For 4 people:
Make the mayonnaise. First put the garlic in a small bowl. Mash it to a paste. Beat in the egg yolk and mustard. Add the oil in a thin stream while beating vigorously with a small whisk. When the mixture is thick and smooth, season with salt and pepper. Cover the bowl and keep cool.
Preheat the oven to 400f, chop the anchovy fillets with the parsley very finely. Place in a small bowl, and add pepper and 3 tbsp of the oil. Stir to a paste.
Place the cod fillets in one layer in an oiled baking dish. Spread the anchovy paste on the top of the cod fillets. Sprinkle with the breadcrumbs and the remaining oil. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the breadcrumbs are golden. Serve hot with the garlic mayonnaise.

Buon appetito

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