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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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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 >

Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Update 2nd Quarter 2014

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here are some of the latest statistics for the real estate market here in Santa Barbara proper. 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 Here below are the same style of graphs but for the Goleta area and the Carpinteria / Summerland area. Further Reading: Santa Barbara Market Statistics Buyer's Resources and Advice Santa Barbara Luxury Real Estate Market Subscribe: Receive Personal Listings of Santa Barbara Real Estate Search: The Santa... Continue Reading >

The El Escorial Villas at East Beach in Santa Barbara CA.

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice The tropical feeling El Escorial Villas at East Beach is a wonderful resort-style feeling condominium complex located here in Santa Barbara CA.  Situated just steps from Santa Barbara's famous East Beach with its pleasing Mediterranean style architecture, idyllic beachfront climate and proximity to numerous outdoor activities, The El Escorial Villas offer for many a perfect Santa Barbara home or weekend second home. The El Escorial Villas offer luxurious amenities that include a gated and supported 24-hour guard service, a luxuriously landscaped interior courtyard, wonderful pool and spa, health club, clubhouse and 2... Continue Reading >