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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

2012 Santa Barbara Real Estate Year in Review

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice A little late to be doing a recap of the 2012 real estate market here in the Santa Barbara area, but with the last 5 weeks filled with a combination of my family getting sick, being extremely busy with work and the lack of sleep because of our new little baby...that is what unfortunately happens. So what happened in 2012? In hindsight it is now very clear to see that anyone who had the foresight to buy property from around October 2011 - April 2012... Continue Reading >

5 Year Average Selling Price For Santa Barbara Real Estate

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here is a great simple graph that looks at the overall average selling prices for homes here in the Santa Barbara area.  The graph breaks down the prices into the main neighborhoods of Santa Barbara...Montecito, Santa Barbara proper, Carpinteria / Summerland, Hope Ranch and Goleta. One of the first obvious looks shows that our high end properties are really starting to see a big increase in demand.  Both Hope Ranch and Montecito have seen prices increase a good amount in the last... Continue Reading >

Yearly Sales Price Comparison for The Montecito CA Real Estate Market

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice How are overall prices and number of homes sold compared to the last 4-5 years? Here below is a quick look at the overall comparisons in both prices of single family home sold in Montecito CA. from 2008 to the present, as well as the number of homes actually sold.  As you will see, overall sales since the downturn in 2008 have really picked up in the Montecito area, especially over the last 12 months.  In addition, the average price of homes... Continue Reading >

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 >