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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

Montecito

Contemporary and Modern Style Homes in The Santa Barbara and Montecito CA. Area

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice As a real estate agent in the Santa Barbara area, I have the priviledge of viewing a lot of wonderful homes across all price points.  We live in a town in which there is a good amount of disposable income and wealth which leads to the fact that there are a lot of people that build and / or remodel some very magical properties.  The end product is often a pleasure to see. One of the more popular style homes over the last 20 years has been the modern contemporary style home.... Continue Reading >

What Is An Overpriced Listing and Should I Take One As A Real Estate Agent in Santa Barbara?

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Good Question. We as real estate agents often talk about "overpriced" listings that are on the market here in Santa Barbara, Montecito etc.  We also tend to talk often about certain agents that tend to be the ones that take a lot of "overpriced" listings in our area. So what is an overpriced listing? The problem with this question is that there really is no concrete answer.  This is especially true here in the Santa Barbara area in general and then more so as the real estate market is seeing prices rise.  Also,... 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 >

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 >

What Does $1 to $2 Million Buy You in Montecito Real Estate?

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Being one of the nicest areas to live in in the country, Montecito demands a premium price when it comes to real estate values.  As far as values go, the bulk of most of the real estate sold in Montecito tends to fall into the $2 to $5 million price point, but can and does go much higher. For those who are hoping to stay below the $2 million price point, but have the strong desire to move into the Montecito area, there are options, but obviously just not as many. Below... Continue Reading >

Real Estate & Homes for Sale In The Cold Spring School District in Montecito CA

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice For obvious family reasons as well as return on investment for your home, a school district is a major component when looking at real estate.  Here in the prestigious area of Montecito CA., the two primary public schools are Montecito Union and Cold Spring.  The local opinion of both schools is almost across the board very very positive.  For most people, their view of the schools is that they resemble a nice private school, but without the cost of private school.  With regards to Cold Spring, here is the current... Continue Reading >

Real Estate & Homes for Sale In The Montecito Union School District

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice For the majority of families, school district is a major component when looking at real estate.  Here in prestigious Montecito, the two primary public schools are Montecito Union and Cold Spring.   The local opinion of both schools is almost across the board very very positive.  For most people, their view of the schools is that they resemble a nice private school, but without the cost of private school.  Here is the current Montecito Union School review by GreatSchools.org. Montecito Union School "The Montecito Union School District is a public elementary school... Continue Reading >