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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

Santa Barbara Real Estate – Carpinteria Real Estate Market Update June – October 2011

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here is an easy to view summary of the real estate market in the Carpinteria area from the summer months through until the end of October 2011.  Normally this time of year sees a lot of activity in June and July, then slowing a little in August as many people are on vacation, sending kids off to school, paying bills from all the summer activities etc.  Then in mid September through until about Thanksgiving we have a relatively strong real... Continue Reading >

2 Quick Strategies For Pricing Your Goleta and Carpinteria Home To Sell!!

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Over the last 2 years in the Goleta and Carpinteria areas, a good amount of the real estate listings on the market have been either short sale or bank owned properties.  Because of this, prices have continued to slowly drop since the peak in early 2007. These days you can get a "good" family home in both areas for somewhere around the $500,000 to $700,000 price point.  This is in stark comparison to 2006 when most of these homes were selling... Continue Reading >

Carpinteria CA Real Estate Sales Statistics for August 2011

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here are the latest statistics for real estate sales in the Carpinteria area for August 2011.  The shaded area with an ‘X’ states whether the property was a bank owned (REO) sale or not.  Although bank owned foreclosures within the Carpinteria and Goleta areas get a lot of the news, the majority of sales are still traditional sales in the Carpinteria area.  Additionally, most of the REO’s tend to be at the lower end of the price scale both within Carpinteria as well as... Continue Reading >

Goleta, Summerland and Carpinteria CORT Report on Real Estate Market Price Changes

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here are some of the latest statistics for the CORT reports for real estate here in Goleta, Carpinteria and Summerland CA.  These statistics give a quick overview of comparative price changes in the real estate market in the month of July for the last 8 years. Further Reading: Sotheby's Int'l Realty - Santa Barbara and Montecito Is My Realtor a Santa Barbara Neighborhood Specialist? Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Statistics How Difficult is it to Get a Loan These Days? What Does $1 Million Buy you... Continue Reading >

Good Activity on Beach Front and Ocean Front Homes from Carpinteria to Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice During the last 60 days, beachfront real estate here in and around Santa Barbara has picked up quite a bit with a lot of activity.  Just in the last 2 months we have seen 9 new Active ocean front listings, 4 closed sales and 1 pending (in escrow). Of these listings, 7 have been in Carpinteria mainly along Padaro Lane and Sand Point Road. Of these listings, 7 have been in the Santa Barbara or Montecito areas. Here is a list below of... Continue Reading >

Santa Barbara Real Estate Cort Reports January 2011

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here are the latest CORT reports for the Santa Barbara real estate market for the areas of Hope Ranch, Goleta, Carpinteria and Summerland.  Further Reading: Sotheby's Int'l Realty - Santa Barbara and Montecito Is My Realtor a Santa Barbara Neighborhood Specialist? Articles on Luxury Real Estate Articles on The Oceanfront Areas Articles for Foreign Buyers/Sellers Sotheby's Int'l Realty Tops in Sales 2010 Thank you for reading.  I hope you find Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice informative. Please feel free to contact me or comment below with any... Continue Reading >

November 2010 Cort Reports Santa Barbara CA – Goleta, Carpinteria, Summerland

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here are the latest Cort reports for sales here in the Santa Barbara area for the month of November 2010 for Goleta, Carpinteria and Summerland. Further Reading: Sotheby's Int'l Realty - Santa Barbara and Montecito Is My Realtor a Santa Barbara Neighborhood Specialist? Articles on Luxury Real Estate Articles on The Oceanfront Areas Articles for Foreign Buyers/Sellers Sotheby's Int'l Realty Tops in Sales 2010 For information on Real Estate here in Santa Barbara, Montecito and/or our surrounding areas, as well as any other aspects of life in our... Continue Reading >