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Kevin Schmidtchen

Realtor
Sotheby's International Realty

1436 State Street

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

kevinschmidtchen@yahoo.com

Phone or Text

(805) 689-6877

Hope Ranch

Foreclosures and Short Sales in The Santa Barbara Real Estate Market…2015

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here and there I am still asked by potential buyers, certain clients and/or in just basic conversation about the short sale and REO/Foreclosure market in the Santa Barbara area...Santa Barbara, Goleta, Carpinteria, Montecito, Summerland, Hope Ranch. The questions all seem to have the same theme of whether we see anymore distressed sales in our area or not. The reality is is that there really is no longer per say a "market" anymore for distressed real estate in our area.  As the overall real estate market has recovered during the last 3 years, what I have heard... Continue Reading >

2014 Hope Ranch CA Real Estate Sales Update – Plus Top 5 Highest Hope Ranch Sales

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice When you enter the gates of Hope Ranch here in Santa Barbara, you find yourself immediately in one of the more beautiful hidden "spots" not just in Santa Barbara...but along the California coast. For the lucky people who live there, this exclusive private community is simply a blissful place to call home. Hope Ranch is known here locally for the palm tree-lined main street (Las Palmas), the private and quiet feeling "locals" beach, numerous miles of riding trails (roughly 22 miles of meandering bridle paths) and the very popular Hope Ranch Golf Course (La Cumbre Country... 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 >

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 Hope Ranch Real Estate – 3rd Quarter 2013 Update

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here are the latest 3rd quarter real estate updates for the Hope Ranch area here in Santa Barbara.  As the graph shows, the market in Hope Ranch has been slower than the rest of the Santa Barbara area.  Both the average list price and sold price have been down a fair amount compared to the last 2 years.  Overall sales have also dropped compared to the previous 2 years. Currently as of November 6th, 2013, there are: 29 Active Listings ranging in price from $2 million to $32 million.  This is a... Continue Reading >

Santa Barbara Real Estate Yearly Market Comparison as of September 2013

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Below is a detailed market comparison of Santa Barbara real estate that lays out the yearly market comparison of Sold Listings as well as New Listings.  This comparison takes in all the areas from Goleta, to Santa Barbara, to Hope Ranch, to Montecito, to Summerland and Carpinteria.  These numbers are then broken down further to include: Dollar volume of New and Sold Listings Median sales price of New and Sold Listings If you have any further questions about these statistics, please let me know if I can be of help.  I can also... Continue Reading >

The 3 Most Expensive Homes Currently For Sale in The Santa Barbara Area

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Every year here in the Santa Barbara / Montecito / Hope Ranch / Carpinteria areas, we see some very exclusive high end real estate sales.  Often some of these sales top the $20 million mark which is a lot to be said for the demand for exclusive luxury property in our area.  Although we see sales above the $20 million price point, more often than not, the "high end" sales tend to be in the $10 to $20 million price range. In just the last 12 months, our MLS has reported... Continue Reading >