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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

Seller’s Resources & Advice

Real Estate & Homes for Sale in Washington School District – The Mesa Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Mesa, a Spanish word meaning "table", has been applied to the flat bench of elevated land fronting the ocean along Santa Barbara's southwestern border since the mission days.  Stretching from the Santa Barbara City College on the east and extending two and one-half miles to Arroyo Burro County Beach (or "Hendry's/The Pit" to locals), the Mesa is an extremely desirable neighborhood and has often been voted the "Best Neighborhood" in a local paper's poll. Residents of the Mesa cherish their accessibility to the beach and to two of Santa Barbara's most... Continue Reading >

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 >

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 >

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 >

The El Escorial Villas at East Beach in Santa Barbara CA.

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice The tropical feeling El Escorial Villas at East Beach is a wonderful resort-style feeling condominium complex located here in Santa Barbara CA.  Situated just steps from Santa Barbara's famous East Beach with its pleasing Mediterranean style architecture, idyllic beachfront climate and proximity to numerous outdoor activities, The El Escorial Villas offer for many a perfect Santa Barbara home or weekend second home. The El Escorial Villas offer luxurious amenities that include a gated and supported 24-hour guard service, a luxuriously landscaped interior courtyard, wonderful pool and spa, health club, clubhouse and 2... Continue Reading >

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 >

The Exclusive Community of Ennisbrook in Montecito California

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice One of the oldest buildings in Montecito, The Dominquez Adobe, sits at the center of the neighborhood we know today as Ennisbrook. In the mid 1800's, the Dominquez family was granted 365 acres of pueblo lands in Montecito.  Within the following years, not much was done to develop the land outside of a small portion of farmland and a horse racing track.  The property then changed hands a few more times over the next several decades.  One of the owners at the time, George Gould, was responsible for putting in 2... Continue Reading >