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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

Montecito and Hope Ranch Real Estate Market Update – 2nd Quarter 2014

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here below are some of the latest statistics for the real estate market here in the higher end areas of Santa Barbara...Montecito and Hope Ranch. The below graph compares the 2nd quarter results on a year over year basis for the last few years.  The main comparisons are made for the: Average list price Average sold price Total amount of single family homes sold Overall the market has continued to be very strong across the board in our higher end areas.  Just in the last... Continue Reading >

Top 5 Highest Priced Real Estate Sales in Santa Barbara CA – 2014

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Real Estate in the Santa Barbara area continues to be the same strong market it has been over the last 2 years.  With that said, it does feel as if we are starting to see signs that prices are stabilizing in the last several months as opposed to the continuous tick upwards we have been experiencing.  As far as where the buyers are...demand really continues to be strong across the board in every price point. On the high end level, we... Continue Reading >

93108 Homes for Sale & Real Estate

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Montecito CA. As one of the premier zip codes (93108) in the country, Montecito boasts some of the most spectacular and expensive real estate in the United States.  Whether it is prime ocean front, an expansive estate, a view home sitting on a knoll top or simply a quaint second home private escape, Montecito is able to offer some of the finest real estate options in the country. Below you will find All Current Active homes for sale in Montecito 93108. 93108 Homes... Continue Reading >

The Exclusive Community of Ennisbrook in Montecito California

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice One of the oldest buildings in Montecito, The Dominquez Adobe, sits at the center of the neighborhood we know today as Ennisbrook. In the mid 1800's, the Dominquez family was granted 365 acres of pueblo lands in Montecito.  Within the following years, not much was done to develop the land outside of a small portion of farmland and a horse racing track.  The property then changed hands a few more times over the next several decades.  One of the owners at... Continue Reading >

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 >