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Kevin Schmidtchen

Realtor
Sotheby's International Realty

1436 State Street

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

[email protected]

Phone or Text

(805) 689-6877

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The Exclusive Padaro Lane Beach Real Estate in Carpinteria CA.

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Padaro Lane is an exclusive oceanfront coastal area here in Carpinteria CA., situated 7-10 minutes south from Montecito and Santa Barbara CA.  It is considered both locally and nationally to be one of the more high end coastal areas to live in. Padaro Lane homes sit on a wonderful ocean front "cove", just south of the shops and cafes in Summerland CA. and just west of Santa Claus Lane.  Both of these areas are within walking and biking distance and filled with small boutique shops and restaurants. Towards the south eastern end... Continue Reading >

What Does $1 to $2 Million Buy You in Montecito Real Estate?

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Being one of the nicest areas to live in in the country, Montecito demands a premium price when it comes to real estate values.  As far as values go, the bulk of most of the real estate sold in Montecito tends to fall into the $2 to $5 million price point, but can and does go much higher. For those who are hoping to stay below the $2 million price point, but have the strong desire to move into the Montecito area, there are options, but obviously just not as many. Below... Continue Reading >

Real Estate & Homes for Sale in Washington School District – The Mesa Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Mesa, a Spanish word meaning "table", has been applied to the flat bench of elevated land fronting the ocean along Santa Barbara's southwestern border since the mission days.  Stretching from the Santa Barbara City College on the east and extending two and one-half miles to Arroyo Burro County Beach (or "Hendry's/The Pit" to locals), the Mesa is an extremely desirable neighborhood and has often been voted the "Best Neighborhood" in a local paper's poll. Residents of the Mesa cherish their accessibility to the beach and to two of Santa Barbara's most... Continue Reading >

Real Estate & Homes for Sale In The Cold Spring School District in Montecito CA

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice For obvious family reasons as well as return on investment for your home, a school district is a major component when looking at real estate.  Here in the prestigious area of Montecito CA., the two primary public schools are Montecito Union and Cold Spring.  The local opinion of both schools is almost across the board very very positive.  For most people, their view of the schools is that they resemble a nice private school, but without the cost of private school.  With regards to Cold Spring, here is the current... Continue Reading >

Top 10 Highest Real Estate Sales in Santa Barbara CA for 2014 – Year to Date

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice The Santa Barbara real estate market in 2014 has continued to show its strong pace in the higher end market (for purposes here $2 million and above).  Sales have been very steady and demand for our higher end homes has been as strong as any segment of the market. Prices have continued to rise for most of the year, although just in the last 6-8 weeks we seem to have flattened out.  Certain homes that would of most likely sold within a few days to a few weeks earlier in the... Continue Reading >

Real Estate & Homes for Sale In The Montecito Union School District

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice For the majority of families, school district is a major component when looking at real estate.  Here in prestigious Montecito, the two primary public schools are Montecito Union and Cold Spring.   The local opinion of both schools is almost across the board very very positive.  For most people, their view of the schools is that they resemble a nice private school, but without the cost of private school.  Here is the current Montecito Union School review by GreatSchools.org. Montecito Union School "The Montecito Union School District is a public elementary school... Continue Reading >

Montecito and Hope Ranch Real Estate Market Update – 2nd Quarter 2014

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here below are some of the latest statistics for the real estate market here in the higher end areas of Santa Barbara...Montecito and Hope Ranch. The below graph compares the 2nd quarter results on a year over year basis for the last few years.  The main comparisons are made for the: Average list price Average sold price Total amount of single family homes sold Overall the market has continued to be very strong across the board in our higher end areas.  Just in the last 4 months there have been 5 sales over the $10... Continue Reading >