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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

The Mesa Neighborhood

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 >

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 >

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 >

March 2013 – Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Statistics

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here is a summary of the latest statistics for the Santa Barbara real estate market for March 2013.  Over the last several weeks we have seen a definite increase in inventory, especially in the Goleta area.  Much of the new inventory has been in the $600,000 to $900,000 range.  Buyers are still very active and almost all the inventory is selling off within days to only a few weeks.  Prices in general still are on the climb, although it feels a little more stable just in the last few weeks. Some... Continue Reading >

Lack of Inventory Extremely Tough On Buyers Here in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice When will we see the next good run of new inventory here in the housing market in Santa Barbara? This is a question that everyone across the board is asking each other from buyers, to lenders, to real estate agents. Every statistic we see as well as just the true pulse on the market points out that there are more buyers than real estate to choose from.  Compared to just the last few years, we are roughly down 50% on listings.  It feels tougher than this at times. Lack of Condo Inventory As that... Continue Reading >

New High End Mesa Townhome Development with Impressive Ocean Views – Mira Las Olas

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Looking for a new higher end construction home with style and ocean/island views? Mira Las Olas is a wonderful, brand new, smaller development of town homes located here on The Mesa in Santa Barbara.  Construction is scheduled to be finished sometime in May - July 2012, although pre sales are already taking place. The look so far of the town homes is impressive, with beautiful "Santa Barbara-style" architecture that includes a nice blend of Spanish, Mediterranean, and Moorish influences.  Rich finishes, warm colors and panoramic ocean and island views from many of the units. Other amenities are the... Continue Reading >