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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

2012 Santa Barbara Real Estate Year in Review

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice A little late to be doing a recap of the 2012 real estate market here in the Santa Barbara area, but with the last 5 weeks filled with a combination of my family getting sick, being extremely busy with work and the lack of sleep because of our new little baby...that is what unfortunately happens. So what happened in 2012? In hindsight it is now very clear to see that anyone who had the foresight to buy property from around October 2011 - April 2012... Continue Reading >

5 Year Average Selling Price For Santa Barbara Real Estate

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here is a great simple graph that looks at the overall average selling prices for homes here in the Santa Barbara area.  The graph breaks down the prices into the main neighborhoods of Santa Barbara...Montecito, Santa Barbara proper, Carpinteria / Summerland, Hope Ranch and Goleta. One of the first obvious looks shows that our high end properties are really starting to see a big increase in demand.  Both Hope Ranch and Montecito have seen prices increase a good amount in the last... Continue Reading >

Hope Ranch Real Estate Market Statistics Santa Barbara CA – 3rd quarter 2012

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Hope Ranch real estate has seen a good amount of activity so far in 2012.  All across the board from the entry level homes (for the area) up to $20 million estates, properties are selling. The highest sale year to date was a magical 14 acre "Trophy Estate" set along the bluff top that closed for just over $18 million.  Outside of this, 25 other properties have closed sale this year with many "fixers" and entry level homes priced in the... Continue Reading >

Santa Barbara, Montecito, Hope Ranch and Goleta Cort Reports May 2012

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here are the latest CORT report statistics for real estate here in Santa Barbara, Montecito, Goleta and Hope Ranch. The overall market also continues to be very strong with most well priced homes selling within a few days to a few weeks.  Buyers continue to be very comfortable with prices and are taking advantage of incredibly low interest rates.  Other strong signs for the market is that many investors are now buying again as well as cash investors.  We are also... Continue Reading >

Montecito Real Estate – Luxury Market Update First 10 weeks in 2012

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice After a relatively slower luxury high end real estate market here in 2011 in the Santa Barbara area, 2012 has started out with a fair amount of activity in our luxury high end market.  For purposes of this post, I will be referring to the luxury high end real estate market as home values of $7,500,000 and above. In the Santa Barbara area, the areas in which we find these higher values tend to be pretty much centralized in Montecito, Hope Ranch, along the... Continue Reading >

Santa Barbara Real Estate – Hope Ranch Real Estate Market Update June – October 2011

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice So where has the market been in Hope Ranch here in Santa Barbara?  Overall, the real estate market in the Hope Ranch area has been a little slower than normal and most sales have been in the lower end price point for this area.  Here is simple to view summary of the real estate market for Hope Ranch for the summer months through until the end of October 2011. Closed Sales in the Hope Ranch Area During these 5 months from June... Continue Reading >

Santa Barbara, Montecito and Hope Ranch CORT Report on Yearly Real Estate Market Price Changes

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here are some of the latest statistics for the CORT reports for real estate here in Santa Barbara, Montecito and Hope Ranch CA.  These statistics give a quick overview of comparative price changes in the real estate market in the month of July for the last 8 years. Further Reading: Cort Report Summerland, Carpinteria, Goleta Sotheby's Int'l Realty - Santa Barbara and Montecito Is My Realtor a Santa Barbara Neighborhood Specialist? Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Statistics How Difficult is it to Get a Loan These... Continue Reading >