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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

What Are Home Prices in The Montecito Union School District Here in Montecito?

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Unless you are sending your child to private school, the exact school district you purchase a home in is a major part of most families decision when buying real estate.  Here in Montecito CA., the biggest public school is Montecito Union and for most families they consider this a wonderful school.  Parents are very passionate about schools, so it is hard to compare exact pros and cons so I am not going to really talk about this here.  But if... Continue Reading >

3 Very Nice Recent Real Estate Testimonials From Clients Here in Santa Barbara, Montecito and Summerland

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice To Whom it may Concern I have known Kevin Schmidtchen since our days at Santa Barbara High School (Class of 88).  He is an exemplary human being, world class athlete, of highest ethical and moral standard, and I am honored to call him a friend. It is no surprise to me that Kevin has become a premier Real Estate guru in the Santa Barbara County.  With his attention to detail, his honorable status among his peers and community, his great negotiating skills,... Continue Reading >

What Does $3 Million Buy You Today in The Montecito Real Estate Market?

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Every few months I try and give an update and snapshot of what $1 Million can buy you in Santa Barbara.  With the ups and downs of the market over the past 10 years, this has definitely varied each year and it is interesting to look at the comparisons. This week I am going to start doing the same, but specifically in Montecito.  Since Montecito tends to always be one of the top 10 real estate zip codes in the country, I... Continue Reading >

Santa Barbara, Montecito, Hope Ranch and Goleta Cort Reports May 2012

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here are the latest CORT report statistics for real estate here in Santa Barbara, Montecito, Goleta and Hope Ranch. The overall market also continues to be very strong with most well priced homes selling within a few days to a few weeks.  Buyers continue to be very comfortable with prices and are taking advantage of incredibly low interest rates.  Other strong signs for the market is that many investors are now buying again as well as cash investors.  We are also... Continue Reading >

High End Luxury Montecito Real Estate Sales Continue Their Strong Pace

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice The very high end luxury real estate market here in Montecito is seeing a great deal of activity and sales here in the first part of the year.  This is in pretty stark comparison to the sales here in the last year(s). 2009 - 10 Total sales over $7.5 million 2010 - 14 Total sales over $7.5 million 2011 - 4 Total sales over $7.5 million In 2012, we have already seen 8 total closed sales over the first 5 months of the year, 5 of which... Continue Reading >

What Does $1 Million Buy in Today’s Very Strong Santa Barbara Real Estate Market?

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Where is our real estate market today? We continue to see buyers very very comfortable with where the Santa Barbara real estate market is today.  Most reports and statistics are also showing that this very strong market is not just a tick here and there, but a market with "very strong legs".  We have now seen about 6-8 straight months of solid activity with homes selling quickly and prices very stable.  Here in Santa Barbara, we are now once again confronted with... Continue Reading >

Santa Barbara CORT Reports – Santa Barbara Real Estate April 2012

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here are the latest CORT report statistics for real estate here in Carpinteria, Goleta, Santa Barbara, Montecito and Summerland.  All of the red "x" delineate REO or distressed sales.  As you will notice, the vast majority of our foreclosures and short sales continue to be in the lower end price points. The overall market also continues to be very strong with most well priced homes selling within a few days to a few weeks.  Buyers continue to be very comfortable with... Continue Reading >