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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

Ty Warner’s Major Renovation of Montecito Country Club – Jack Nicklaus Design

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice   For golf fans here in the Montecito and Santa Barbara CA. area, a treat is on the horizon.  Local billionaire developer, Ty Warner is adding to his portfolio of revamping major luxury properties here in Santa Barbara and Montecito. Having in the last few years already "done up" The San Ysidro Ranch, The Biltmore and The Coral Casino, Mr. Warner has now set his sites on golf in the form of Montecito Country Club.  Mr Warner has already received approval of... Continue Reading >

Any Luxury Homes in Foreclosure in Montecito CA?

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice   A few times a month for the last year or so I have been asked by someone about the state of foreclosures in Montecito and our other luxury areas here in Santa Barbara CA. Being that there is so much doom and gloom across the U.S. with the housing market and lately a lot of this effecting the high end neighborhoods, this is a very normal question. So what is the state of foreclosures in Montecito and our luxury areas? Not too... Continue Reading >

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

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here and there I am proposed various questions from clients about the luxury market here in Montecito CA., such as where are the most famous homes located and/or what is the most expensive home to sell this year or any year for that matter.  Many times though it is as "simple" as what is the true definition of luxury real estate here in the Montecito area.  The answer is that there is no exact definition of luxury real estate and... Continue Reading >

Santa Barbara CA. Oceanfront / Beachfront Real Estate Sales Update – First 6 Months 2009

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice For the first 6 months of 2009, there were only 3 closed sales of single family homes and condos directly along the Oceanfront here in Carpinteria, Montecito and Santa Barbara CA.  As of July 1st, 2009, there were 0 properties directly along the Oceanfront area that were pending sale (under contract). The highest sale directly along the Oceanfront was a Mediterranean style home located in the cove in Montecito located at 1631 Posilipo Lane, Montecito CA., 93108.  The sales price was... Continue Reading >

Montecito 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 55 closed sales of single family homes and condos in Montecito CA.  As of July 1st, 2009, there were 12 properties in Montecito that are pending sale (under contract). The lowest sale in Montecito was a decent 3 bedroom 2 bath condo located at 1930 North Jameson Lane, Montecito CA, 93108.  The sales price was $679,000. The highest sale in Montecito was an exceptional French Country estate with expansive gardens and ocean views... 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 >

Santa Barbara CA Real Estate – Montecito CA Area Sales Statistics Year End 2008

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Montecito CA Real Estate - Year End Sales Statistics for 2008 I have summarized below an easy to look at brief outline of the overall Santa Barbara MLS statistics for both single family homes and condos in the Montecito CA. area for the year 2008.  The comparisons are drawn against the previous year's statistics (2007) for Montecito CA Real Estate. SINGLE FAMILY HOMES: Single family home listings were up 21% from 336 listings to 408 listings compared to 2007 Single family homes sold were... Continue Reading >