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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

Buyer’s Resources & Advice

Top 5 Highest Priced Real Estate Sales in Santa Barbara CA – 2014

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Real Estate in the Santa Barbara area continues to be the same strong market it has been over the last 2 years.  With that said, it does feel as if we are starting to see signs that prices are stabilizing in the last several months as opposed to the continuous tick upwards we have been experiencing.  As far as where the buyers are...demand really continues to be strong across the board in every price point. On the high end level, we have seen some wonderful estate sales already in the first... Continue Reading >

Santa Barbara Downtown New Listing – Luxury Town Home

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Luxurious high-end town home located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. Built in 2005, Barry Berkus designed La Aldea is a small complex of only 5 units. This wonderful home has 2 bedrooms, 3 baths, plus a 3rd bedroom/den that offers exceptional living. Main level features a larger open feeling gourmet kitchen finished with top of the line appliances, living room, formal dining room, 2 patios and a fireplace. The downstairs office / bedroom and bath allows for flexible commercial  / residential use. The upper level is devoted entirely... Continue Reading >

93108 Homes for Sale & Real Estate

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Montecito CA. As one of the premier zip codes (93108) in the country, Montecito boasts some of the most spectacular and expensive real estate in the United States.  Whether it is prime ocean front, an expansive estate, a view home sitting on a knoll top or simply a quaint second home private escape, Montecito is able to offer some of the finest real estate options in the country. Below you will find All Current Active homes for sale in Montecito 93108. 93108 Homes For Sale & Real Estate [optima_express_toppicks id=156737 includeMap=true] Further Reading: Golf Courses in... Continue Reading >

The Exclusive Community of Ennisbrook in Montecito California

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice One of the oldest buildings in Montecito, The Dominquez Adobe, sits at the center of the neighborhood we know today as Ennisbrook. In the mid 1800's, the Dominquez family was granted 365 acres of pueblo lands in Montecito.  Within the following years, not much was done to develop the land outside of a small portion of farmland and a horse racing track.  The property then changed hands a few more times over the next several decades.  One of the owners at the time, George Gould, was responsible for putting in 2... Continue Reading >

Goleta Real Estate – A True Seller’s Market

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice As the overall real estate market here in the Santa Barbara area continues to be very strong and a true seller's market, Goleta has stood out in the last many months as an area as strong as any. Right now the real estate market in Goleta is so strong that Realtors constantly make comments on a new listing of how many offers it will get.  It is not a question of if a home will sell, or how long (generally less than 14 days), but how much competition there will be... Continue Reading >

Real Estate & Homes for Sale In The Peabody School District

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice For the majority of younger families, school district is one of the key important criteria when looking at real estate.  Here in the San Roque area of Santa Barbara, the primary public school is Peabody Charter School.   The local opinion of Peabody is almost across the board very very positive.  Here is the current review by GreatSchools.org. Peabody Charter School "Peabody Charter School will work collaboratively to create a safe, caring, innovative, and challenging academic program to prepare students for life by developing both academic and non-academic life skills."...excerpt from website... Continue Reading >

Real Estate & Homes For Sale In The Montecito Union School District – Montecito CA.

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice For most younger families, school district is one of the key important criteria when looking at real estate.  Here in the Montecito area, families have 2 main public schools to choose from, Montecito Union School and Cold Spring School...both rated by GreatSchools.org as wonderful choices. Montecito Union School "The Montecito Union School serves children in grades Kindergarten through Sixth Grades.  In 1998, the school was awarded the State of California's "Distinguished School" status.  Enrollment has risen from 264 students in 1983/84 to over 400 students.  The school boasts of a teacher/pupil ratio... Continue Reading >