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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

Real Estate & Homes For Sale In The Montecito Union School District – Montecito CA.

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice For most younger families, school district is one of the key important criteria when looking at real estate.  Here in the Montecito area, families have 2 main public schools to choose from, Montecito Union School and Cold Spring School...both rated by GreatSchools.org as wonderful choices. Montecito Union School "The Montecito Union School serves children in grades Kindergarten through Sixth Grades.  In 1998, the school was awarded the State of California's "Distinguished School" status.  Enrollment has risen from 264 students in 1983/84 to... Continue Reading >

The 5 Highest Priced Real Estate Sales in Santa Barbara for 2013

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice 2013 has come and gone, but not without some fairly significant sales here in the Santa Barbara area.  Each year it is interesting to look back at some of the major properties that were sold.  Most all of them always come through the MLS, but each year there are a few major private sales in our area as well.  For example, this year there was a sale in Montecito to a famous celebrity around the $26 million price point that... Continue Reading >

Sotheby’s Int’l Realty – Online Statistics for Santa Barbara & Montecito Real Estate

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Every online statistic that anyone can read over the last years has pointed to the enormous importance an online presence makes for your own personal brand as a real estate agent.  Real estate in many ways "is made for the internet" and everyone (buyers and sellers) spends a large amount of time online looking at real estate. Outside of what an agent can do on their own personal level, I believe that it is also extremely important to align yourself with... Continue Reading >

Santa Barbara Real Estate Yearly Market Comparison as of September 2013

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Below is a detailed market comparison of Santa Barbara real estate that lays out the yearly market comparison of Sold Listings as well as New Listings.  This comparison takes in all the areas from Goleta, to Santa Barbara, to Hope Ranch, to Montecito, to Summerland and Carpinteria.  These numbers are then broken down further to include: Dollar volume of New and Sold Listings Median sales price of New and Sold Listings If you have any further questions about these statistics, please let me... Continue Reading >

The 3 Most Expensive Homes Currently For Sale in The Santa Barbara Area

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Every year here in the Santa Barbara / Montecito / Hope Ranch / Carpinteria areas, we see some very exclusive high end real estate sales.  Often some of these sales top the $20 million mark which is a lot to be said for the demand for exclusive luxury property in our area.  Although we see sales above the $20 million price point, more often than not, the "high end" sales tend to be in the $10 to $20 million price... Continue Reading >

Montecito Real Estate – 93108 Zip Code Once Again Among The Richest in America at #3

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice High end sales are nothing new for Santa Barbara and our surrounding communities.  Within Hope Ranch, Montecito and along the coastline, we see some very exclusive high end real estate sales each and every year.  Many of these sales are topping out above the $10 million mark.  I just read a recent article by CNBC, that once again ranks Montecito and 93108 as the 3rd rated zip code in America when it comes to the number of homes that are... Continue Reading >

What Kind of Real Estate Does $1 Million and $2 Million Buy You In Santa Barbara and Montecito?

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice A few times a year I like to give updates on what you can expect for various price points in Santa Barbara and Montecito.  Over the last few years this has changed quite drastically as the market first went down and now has come back up at such a strong pace. Most homes today for example are worth on average about 20% more than they were just a year ago and so this leads to generally a decently different home.  In Santa Barbara, if... Continue Reading >