Kevin Schmidtchen

Berkshire Hathaway
Home Services
1255 Coast Village
Suite 102B
Montecito, CA 93108
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(805) 689-6877

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 >

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... 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 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... Continue Reading >

Good Activity on Beach Front and Ocean Front Homes from Carpinteria to Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice During the last 60 days, beachfront real estate here in and around Santa Barbara has picked up quite a bit with a lot of activity.  Just in the last 2 months we have seen 9 new Active ocean front listings, 4 closed sales and 1 pending (in escrow). Of these listings, 7 have been in Carpinteria mainly along Padaro Lane and Sand Point Road. Of these listings, 7 have been in the Santa Barbara or Montecito areas. Here is a list below of... Continue Reading >