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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 Riviera Neighborhood

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 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 >

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 >

2013 Year to Date Santa Barbara Riviera Neighborhood Real Estate Sales

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice With Santa Barbara real estate seeing rising prices in pretty much every area here in Santa Barbara since the beginning of the year, I wanted to break down some of the recent sales and current activity in the different areas of town over the coming weeks. Here I wanted to show a quick glance of what you can expect with prices in the desirable Riviera neighborhood.  For most of us, we tend to break down The Riviera into lower (below APS) and upper (above APS).  For my purposes here, I will... Continue Reading >

New Lower Rivera / Upper East Townhomes with Ocean Views and Close to Downtown Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Looking for a new built townhome or condo close to Downtown Santa Barbara? with views etc.?  Welcome to Bella Riviera.  Bella Riviera is a brand new community located here in Santa Barbara sandwiched in between The Upper East and The Lower Riviera neighborhoods.  Bella Riviera just opened this past week for sales with a total of 115 residences being offered.  Not all of these wonderful homes will be open to the public, as a portion have been set aside as housing for Cottage Hospital.  The site of Bella Rivera itself sits atop the... Continue Reading >

What Are Considered the Higher End Neighborhoods in Santa Barbara?

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice When talking about Santa Barbara proper, the high end real estate market is usually referred to as home prices $2 million and above, although this is obviously pretty subjective.  For example, within Montecito proper, most people would consider the high end there to start at around $ 5 million. So what are the highest priced neighborhoods in Santa Barbara? Number 1 on the list is Montecito with Hope Ranch not being too far behind.  Montecito continuously finds itself within the top 10 zip codes nationally with the "average priced home" selling somewhere... Continue Reading >

How Much Does an Ocean View Home Cost in Santa Barbara CA?

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice There are many different reasons why we all choose to live here in Santa Barbara.  Each and everyone one of them add up to a great quality of life.  Among  the most obvious are the medium sized town, the culture and arts, the restaurants, the weather, all the outdoor pursuits...you name.  There are many wonderful realities of a life here on The American Riviera. Although the beach and the ocean are never more than a few minutes away for all of us, some of us are blessed with having homes with wonderful ocean... Continue Reading >

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