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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 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 >

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 >

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 >