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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

Market Statistics / Updates

Top 5 Sales in 2013 for The Mission Canyon Neighborhood for Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Mission Canyon has always been a popular spot for a quick easy entry-point for weekend foothill hiking.  It is one of the most rustically beautiful canyons we have in the Santa Barbara area, yet as we have seen can be extremely fire-prone due to heavy mature natural vegetation.  Since the fires a few years back, we are seeing a lot of new construction in the area.  Some of this new construction is then coming on the market for sale, while others are simply re-builds.  Driving around, you can see that... Continue Reading >

Santa Barbara The Riviera Neighborhood – 2013 Year in Review

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Always one of the more desired areas and higher end areas in Santa Barbara, The Riviera had a solid year in 2013 with regard to real estate sales.  One thing different this year is that we saw many newer homes on The Riviera that have recently finished or are close to being finished that were burnt down from the recent fires a few years back...some of which are being sold. As a lifestyle, The Riviera area encompasses mostly ocean-facing homes extending for approximately two miles.  Since the past century, The Riviera... Continue Reading >

Santa Barbara San Roque Real Estate – 2013 Year in Review

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Once again in 2013, San Roque was one of the most active neighborhoods with regards to real estate in Santa Barbara proper.  The San Roque area tends to always be a desirable place to move into or move around once already there.  The attractiveness of the San Roque area is based on a lot of factors: Peabody is a very sought after school for many families. The average household tends to be "affordable" for Santa Barbara standards...around $800,000 to $1.2 million on average. The close proximity to both uptown and downtown.  Each only... Continue Reading >

2013 Year End Review for The Samarkand Neighborhood in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice The Samarkand neighborhood is filled with beautiful family homes, a retirement community, a multipurpose park, lawn bowling and overall good quality living.  At one time the desired land for a big aspiring hotel, the Samarkand area is now filled mainly with homes built in the 1920'2 to 1930's.  Aside from a very rich local history, Samarkand is what many consider to be quintessentially Santa Barbara beautiful.  Many homes have exceptional mountain views with rich and varied architecture, pride of ownership profoundly obvious, and an overall great feel that makes it... Continue Reading >

2013 Campanil Hill and Yankee Farm Real Estate Year End Review

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Located on the sea-cliff just outside the boundaries of Hope Ranch, Campanil Hill and Yankee Farm is a gorgeous private feeling neighborhood filled with larger homes and estates.  The Campanil Hill and Yankee Farm Real Estate values average around $1.5 million to $4 million with the larger estates near the oceanfront seeing up to $8 million. The area is not too large and some years does not see much real estate activity at all.  2013 comparatively saw a decent amount of real estate transactions compared to the last several years. Below is a... Continue Reading >

2013 Real Estate Year End Review for The Mesa Neighborhood in Santa Babrara

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice The Mesa area of Santa Barbara has once again seen a very strong year in 2013 with regards to sales and especially price gains.  Since the bottom of the market in June 2012, The Mesa has seen significant attention with continued buyer demand and lack of supply.  Lack of inventory has driven up the prices for your "standard" single family home to near record levels.  It can be argued that the prices are close (within 5-10%) to where they were at the peak in 2006. Anytime a new listing comes up... Continue Reading >

Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Update – Statistics 3rd Quarter 2013

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here are the latest real estate statistics for the 3rd quarter 2013 here in Santa Barbara.  As the graph shows, we have continued on a steady increase over the last few years in both average sales price as well as number of homes sold (although down just a little from last year).  After a very strong rise in prices from June 2012 until August 2013, the market has seemed to steady itself.  Prices are currently very stable feeling (no increase or decrease), demand is still very high and the biggest... Continue Reading >