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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

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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 Downtown New Listing – Luxury Town Home

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Luxurious high-end town home located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. Built in 2005, Barry Berkus designed La Aldea is a small complex of only 5 units. This wonderful home has 2 bedrooms, 3 baths, plus a 3rd bedroom/den that offers exceptional living. Main level features a larger open feeling gourmet kitchen finished with top of the line appliances, living room, formal dining room, 2 patios and a fireplace. The downstairs office / bedroom and bath allows for flexible commercial  / residential use. The upper level is devoted entirely... Continue Reading >

Real Estate & Homes for Sale In The Peabody School District

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice For the majority of younger families, school district is one of the key important criteria when looking at real estate.  Here in the San Roque area of Santa Barbara, the primary public school is Peabody Charter School.   The local opinion of Peabody is almost across the board very very positive.  Here is the current review by GreatSchools.org. Peabody Charter School "Peabody Charter School will work collaboratively to create a safe, caring, innovative, and challenging academic program to prepare students for life by developing both academic and non-academic life skills."...excerpt from website... Continue Reading >

The Mesa Real Estate in Santa Barbara in Serious High Demand

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice For months I have been talking about how lack of inventory has been the predominant theme with regards to real estate here in Santa Barbara.  Right now, buyer demand is outpacing supply to a significant level.  One of the areas in Santa Barbara that has continued to see a lack of inventory is The Mesa, with demand here being extremely strong.  Every day in the MLS there are 1-2 emails about buyer needs in this area. Once a home comes on the market in this area, there is the feeling that... 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 >