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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

Santa Barbara

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 Hope Ranch Real Estate – 3rd Quarter 2013 Update

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here are the latest 3rd quarter real estate updates for the Hope Ranch area here in Santa Barbara.  As the graph shows, the market in Hope Ranch has been slower than the rest of the Santa Barbara area.  Both the average list price and sold price have been down a fair amount compared to the last 2 years.  Overall sales have also dropped compared to the previous 2 years. Currently as of November 6th, 2013, there are: 29 Active Listings ranging in price from $2 million to $32 million.  This is a... 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 >

Sotheby’s Int’l Realty – Online Statistics for Santa Barbara & Montecito Real Estate

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Every online statistic that anyone can read over the last years has pointed to the enormous importance an online presence makes for your own personal brand as a real estate agent.  Real estate in many ways "is made for the internet" and everyone (buyers and sellers) spends a large amount of time online looking at real estate. Outside of what an agent can do on their own personal level, I believe that it is also extremely important to align yourself with a company that also has a very strong online real... Continue Reading >

New Listing – Santa Barbara Lower Riviera Crastman with Ocean Views

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Santa Barbara Real Estate - The Riviera Location: 1808 Loma St, Santa Barbara CA 93103 Offered Price: $1,775,000 Larger pristine private feeling 1920's Riviera Craftsman home with old world charm.  Quiet Riviera location, close to El Encanto, The Mission, parks and downtown.  3 bed / 3 bath upstairs, 1 bed, office, plus TV room and bath on main level.  Legal guest apartment with separate entrance located downstairs.  Remodeled kitchen and baths, newer wood cabinets and built-ins, ocean views, mature landscaping , set on approximately .25 acre.  Upper East feel located on the Lower... Continue Reading >