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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

Santa Barbara CA. Among Top 10 Most Expensive Real Estate Markets in the U.S.

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice A recent real estate home listing report looked at thousands of four-bedroom, two-bathroom properties early in 2010 across nearly 300 various real estate markets.  To most of us here that live along the coast in California, the findings did not prove to be surprising...The most expensive markets are mainly found here in California, and many along the coastline.  The Most Expensive Cities - Top 10 List At the top of the list of most expensive real estate markets is Newport Beach,... Continue Reading >

Luxury Real Estate Sales $10 Million and Up – Santa Barbara, Montecito, Hope Ranch and Carpinteria CA

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice When talking about luxury real estate here in the Montecito and Santa Barbara areas, everyone will have their own opinion of what this means and at what price point luxury real estate starts at.  While many other luxury resort areas have very expensive exclusive homes from $3-10 million, Santa Barbara is one of the few areas that also has numerous inventory and sales in the ultra high-end price point...$10 Million and above. Here is a breakdown of the ultra luxury real... Continue Reading >

Hope Ranch Real Estate Sales – First 6 Months 2010

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice For the first 6 months of 2010, there were a total of 10 closed real estate sales in the Hope Ranch area.  This is in comparison to only 7 closed sales in the first 6 months of 2009. Below I have broken down these closed sales into price points for comparison of the last 2 years and to see how our upper end real estate market has really started to stabilize and rebound here in the Hope Ranch area in the... Continue Reading >

Beachfront / Blufftop Real Estate Sales Santa Barbara CA – 1st Quarter 2010

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice With limited resources, there are naturally only a few beach / bluff top real estate sales here in the Montecito and Santa Barbara area every few months.  After quite a fall in prices this last year as much of our beachfront real estate remained sitting on the market, sales have started to pick up.  Here in the first quarter of 2010 we have had the following sales / pending sales of oceanfront property.  2010 - 1st quarter Beach Front Sales 1801... Continue Reading >

CORT Report Sales for Santa Barbara CA. December 2009 & January 2010

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice View: Detailed list of each home that has sold including price for January 2010 Further Reading: The Mesa Neighborhood 2009 Sale Statistics The Riviera Neighborhood 2009 Sales Statistics Hope Ranch CA Real Estate Home Sales Statistics - 2009 Montecito CA Real Estate Home Sales Statistics - 2009 The Riviera Neighborhood The Upper East Neighborhood Santa Barbara Market Statistics Santa Barbara Photo Tour Buyer's Resources for the Santa Barbara area Seller's Resources for the Santa Barbara area For information on Real Estate here in Santa Barbara, Montecito and/or our surrounding areas,... Continue Reading >

Hope Ranch CA Real Estate Home Sales Statistics – Year End 2009

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Year to date, there were a total of 19 closed sales of single family homes and condos in Hope Ranch CA.  As of December 31st, 2009, there were 3 properties in Hope Ranch that were pending sale (under contract). The lowest sale in Hope Ranch was a fixer on just under 1 acre located at 825 Las Palmas Drive, Santa Barbara CA., 93110.  The sales price was $1,540,000. The highest sale in Hope Ranch was a gorgeous ocean bluff top estate located... Continue Reading >

The Top 10 Most Expensive Beachfront Real Estate Sales in Santa Barbara, Montecito and Carpinteria CA.

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Year to date, here is a list of the top 5 most expensive beachfront real estate sales for 2009 here in the Santa Barbara, Montecito, Summerland and Carpinteria CA areas.  Most of the beachfront sales in the last 15 months have been at prices about 30-40% from the peaks in early 2008.  Of all the markets here in the Santa Barbara area, our luxury beach front real estate has most likely taken the hardest hit in values.  4385 Marina Drive, Santa... Continue Reading >