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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

Santa Barbara 2014 Real Estate Review – The Riviera Neighborhood Area

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice The Riviera neighborhood is one of the nicer areas in Santa Barbara with some awe dropping commanding views of our city, coastline, ocean and islands.  The entire hillside is "ocean-facing" with many winding colorful streets that give the area a true resemblance to some of the coastal towns you find in France and Italy.  On the Riviera, in certain parts, you also find some intricate stone work, terracing and steps built by early 20th century Italian immigrants.  Because of the topography, many of the homes on the Riviera have relatively steep yards...thus allowing... Continue Reading >

2014 Year in Review: Top 10 Real Estate Sales in The Montecito Area (93108)

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Just like Santa Barbara proper, Montecito once again in 2014 has seen a fabulous year for anyone who owns real estate in the 93108 area zip code.  After the down market starting in September 2008 (Lehman Bros disaster) until about May 2012, Montecito has simply been on a steady rise with regards to values.  The latter half of 2012 and the entire 2013 had very strong gains which has now continued through the entire 2014.  Statistics show that prices rose somewhere on average between 12-18% in Montecito in 2014. Our higher end real estate market that... Continue Reading >

2014 Year in Review: Top 10 Real Estate Sales in The Santa Barbara Area

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Santa Barbara once again in 2014 has seen a fabulous year for anyone who owns real estate in our area.  After the down market from 2008 until about May 2012, Santa Barbara has simply been on a steady rise with regards to values.  The latter half of 2012 and the entire 2013 had very strong gains which then continued through most of 2014.  Around August of last year, we started to see a little leveling of prices, but overall a very strong year.  Depending on the area in our town, prices rose somewhere... Continue Reading >

Montecito Real Estate Market Update 3rd Quarter 2014

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here are the latest real estate market statistics for the 3rd quarter 2014 for Montecito area.  As seen below, the average sales price has been very strong over the last year once again and continued to rise.  Overall the market feels that it finally has taken a break in the last few months but time will tell. Inventory continues to be lower than normal, but seems to fluctuate month to month. In the Montecito area homes need to be presented well, priced well and marketed well.  Please feel free to be in... Continue Reading >

Santa Barbara CA Real Estate Market Update 3rd Quarter 2014

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here are the latest real estate market statistics for the 3rd quarter 2014 for Santa Barbara proper.  As seen below, the average sales price has been pretty strong over the last year once again and continued to rise...but now at a slower pace.  Overall the market feels that it has taken a break in the last few months and feels pretty stable with no price increases. After a very strong run up in the last 2 years starting in May 2012, our overall real estate market has definitely stabilized for now... Continue Reading >

Carpinteria Summerland CA Real Estate Market Update 3rd Quarter 2014

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here are the latest real estate market statistics for the 3rd quarter 2014 for both the Carpinteria and Summerland areas.  As seen below, the average sales price has been pretty strong over the last year when comparing 3rd quarter to 3rd quarter respectively.  On average, this is a little misleading as there were a few bigger sales.  This is in comparison to fewer homes sold in the last year and thus 1 or 2 big sales do skew average prices statistics. After a very strong run up in the last 2... Continue Reading >

Goleta CA Real Estate Market Update 3rd Quarter 2014

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Goleta CA Real Estate Market Update Here are the latest Goleta real estate market statistics for the 3rd quarter 2014.  As seen below, the average sales price has been pretty stable over the last year when comparing 3rd quarter to 3rd quarter respectively.  In addition to this, the average number of homes sold has also stayed level. After a very strong run up in the last 2 years starting in May 2012, our real estate market has definitely stabilized here in the last several months.  You are no longer guaranteed to sell... Continue Reading >