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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

Santa Barbara Real Estate – Montecito Real Estate Market Update 3rd Quarter 2011

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Where is the Montecito real estate market as we approach the last few months of 2011?  A quick glance back throughout the year with regards to real estate in Montecito has shown up and down changes almost monthly.   Some months the market feels very strong, other weeks there seems to be a lull etc.  As I talk and share with many agents currently about their buyers and where they are at, their thoughts seem to also change monthly with some high end clients on... Continue Reading >

Montecito CA. Real Estate Once Again Finds Itself in Top 10 Wealthiest Zip Codes in the U.S.

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Once again, America's most expensive zip codes includes Montecito CA.  Coming in this year at #9, statistics show that the median home price here in Montecito to be at $3,099,000.  So far this year, the most expensive sale in Montecito was a dated, but clean ocean front home located at 1473 Edgecliff Lane that closed for $10,750,000.  Other significant sales were a brand new Mediterranean Estate with privacy and panoramic ocean views located at 1379 Oak Creek Canyon Road.  This... Continue Reading >

Are Bank Owned Sales Prevalent in Montecito? August 2011 Update

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here are the latest statistics for real estate sales in Montecito for August 2011.  The shaded area with an ‘X’ states whether the property was a bank owned (REO) sale or not.  Although many people would love to find bank owned foreclosure properties in Montecito, the reality is that almost all of the sales are still traditional sales in Montecito.  Additionally, most of the REO’s tend to be at the lower end of the price scale.   View: Santa Barbara / Montecito Real Estate... Continue Reading >

Santa Barbara, Montecito and Hope Ranch CORT Report on Yearly Real Estate Market Price Changes

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here are some of the latest statistics for the CORT reports for real estate here in Santa Barbara, Montecito and Hope Ranch CA.  These statistics give a quick overview of comparative price changes in the real estate market in the month of July for the last 8 years. Further Reading: Cort Report Summerland, Carpinteria, Goleta Sotheby's Int'l Realty - Santa Barbara and Montecito Is My Realtor a Santa Barbara Neighborhood Specialist? Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Statistics How Difficult is it to Get a Loan These... Continue Reading >

What Are Considered the Higher End Neighborhoods in Santa Barbara?

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice When talking about Santa Barbara proper, the high end real estate market is usually referred to as home prices $2 million and above, although this is obviously pretty subjective.  For example, within Montecito proper, most people would consider the high end there to start at around $ 5 million. So what are the highest priced neighborhoods in Santa Barbara? Number 1 on the list is Montecito with Hope Ranch not being too far behind.  Montecito continuously finds itself within the top 10... Continue Reading >

How Much Does an Ocean View Home Cost in Santa Barbara CA?

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice There are many different reasons why we all choose to live here in Santa Barbara.  Each and everyone one of them add up to a great quality of life.  Among  the most obvious are the medium sized town, the culture and arts, the restaurants, the weather, all the outdoor pursuits...you name.  There are many wonderful realities of a life here on The American Riviera. Although the beach and the ocean are never more than a few minutes away for all of us, some... Continue Reading >

Good Activity on Beach Front and Ocean Front Homes from Carpinteria to Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice During the last 60 days, beachfront real estate here in and around Santa Barbara has picked up quite a bit with a lot of activity.  Just in the last 2 months we have seen 9 new Active ocean front listings, 4 closed sales and 1 pending (in escrow). Of these listings, 7 have been in Carpinteria mainly along Padaro Lane and Sand Point Road. Of these listings, 7 have been in the Santa Barbara or Montecito areas. Here is a list below of... Continue Reading >