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Kevin Schmidtchen

Realtor
Berkshire Hathaway
Home Services
1255 Coast Village
Suite 102B
Montecito, CA 93108
kevinschmidtchen@yahoo.com
Phone or Text

(805) 689-6877

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 >

How is the Hope Ranch CA. Real Estate Market Holding Up with Foreclosures and Short Sales?

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice   With the reality of the overall real estate market in the U.S. here in the last 2 years, it is inevitable that I am asked about short sales and foreclosures.  Most of this though is generated from people interested in the entry level price points up to about $2 million.  Here and there though I am asked by someone about the state of foreclosures and short sales in Hope Ranch and our other luxury areas here in Santa Barbara CA.... Continue Reading >

Hope Ranch CA. Luxury Real Estate Sales – Statistics Through Sept 15th, 2009

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here and there I am asked from clients and non clients various questions about the luxury market here in Hope Ranch CA., such as do you know where famous homes are located at and who lives there and/or what is the most expensive home to sell this year or any year for that matter.  Most of  the time though it is as "simple" as what is the true definition of luxury real estate here in the Hope Ranch area of... Continue Reading >

Hope Ranch Real Estate Sales Update, Santa Barbara CA. – First 6 Months 2009

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice For the first 6 months of 2009, there were 7 closed sales of single family homes in Hope Ranch CA.  As of July 1st, 2009, there were 2 properties in Hope Ranch that were pending sale (under contract). The lowest sale in Hope Ranch was a very dated single level Ranch style home in need of repairs and a major make-over located at 4375 Via Glorieta, Santa Barbara CA, 93110.  The sales price was $1,584,000. The highest sale in Hope Ranch was... Continue Reading >

Has The Santa Barbara CA. Luxury Real Estate Market Been Effected by the Financial Crisis?

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Yes...to anyone who is paying attention and knows this luxury market here in Santa Barbara. For our purposes, I will refer to the the high end luxury real estate market here in the Santa Barbara CA. area as any property over the $5 million price point. Most of our high end luxury market here in Santa Barbara CA. is found in Montecito CA, Hope Ranch CA, the foothills of Santa Barbara, anywhere directly on the water from Goleta to Carpinteria, or any... Continue Reading >