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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

Happy Homeowners Around the Miramar Hotel in Montecito?

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice The latest "New Miramar Hotel Plan" has been recently approved by the County this last week.  Current owner of the property, Rick Caruso went back to the board with a reduced size after getting approval from the Montecito Planning Commission earlier this year.  After hearing comments from the board and the community, Mr. Caruso essentially took the following steps...eliminated the tennis court, reduced the gross square feet of the project by 120,000, reduced the total rooms from 192 to 186... Continue Reading >

February 2011 CORT Reports for Santa Barbara and Montecito Real Estate CA.

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here are the latest CORT reports for the Santa Barbara and Montecito area for the month of February 2011. Further Reading: Sotheby's Int'l Realty - Santa Barbara and Montecito Is My Realtor a Santa Barbara Neighborhood Specialist? Articles on Luxury Real Estate Articles on The Oceanfront Areas Articles for Foreign Buyers/Sellers Sotheby's Int'l Realty Tops in Sales 2010 Thank you for reading.  I hope you find Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice informative. Please feel free to contact me or comment below with any thoughts. For more information on... Continue Reading >

Most Significant Luxury Montecito and Santa Barbara Real Estate Sales in 2011…So Far

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice 2011 has started off the year once again with the upper end of our market feeling fairly active.  There seem to be a bunch of buyers looking around above the $3 million price point, with several homes going into escrow.  So far in 2011, we have had our share of significant closed sales here in the upper end in Montecito, Santa Barbara, Goleta and Carpinteria. Montecito Sales 770 San Ysidro Lane, Montecito CA 93108.  Listed price $6,300,000.  Sales price $5,650,000. This 6... Continue Reading >

Santa Barbara Real Estate Cort Reports January 2011 – Santa Barbara and Montecito

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here are the latest CORT reports for the Santa Barbara real estate market for the areas of Santa Barbara proper and Montecito CA.  Further Reading: Sotheby's Int'l Realty - Santa Barbara and Montecito Is My Realtor a Santa Barbara Neighborhood Specialist? Articles on Luxury Real Estate Articles on The Oceanfront Areas Articles for Foreign Buyers/Sellers Sotheby's Int'l Realty Tops in Sales 2010 Thank you for reading.  I hope you find Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice informative. Please feel free to contact me or comment below with any... Continue Reading >

Miramar Hotel Project Update for January 2011, Montecito CA.

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice So what is happening with the Miramar Hotel?  Disrepair now for more than a decade...any plans?  I hear these questions here and there and with each update there seems to be some sign of life for the project. The current owner of the project, Rick Caruso has recently submitted a revised plan that will hopefully appease everyone.  Certain parts of the project have been scrapped such as the ballroom while other part have been moved to other areas of the site. ... Continue Reading >

Montecito Real Estate 2010 Year End Sales – Single Family Homes Year End Stats

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here are the final year end statistics for single family homes sales in Montecito for 2010.   1) Overall there were a total of 153 Closed Sales (reported by the Santa Barbara/Montecito MLS) of single family homes in Montecito. 2) These 153 were slightly higher than in 2009 where we had a total of 143 Closed Sales of single family homes. 3) The lowest sale was a small Bank Owned cottage located at 1394 Danielson Road, Montecito, CA 93108 that sold for $685,000. 4) The... Continue Reading >

November 2010 Cort Reports Santa Barbara, Montecito and Hope Ranch

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here are the latest Cort reports for sales here in the Santa Barbara area for the month of November 2010 for Santa Barbara proper, Montecito and Hope Ranch. Further Reading: Sotheby's Int'l Realty - Santa Barbara and Montecito Is My Realtor a Santa Barbara Neighborhood Specialist? Articles on Luxury Real Estate Articles on The Oceanfront Areas Articles for Foreign Buyers/Sellers Sotheby's Int'l Realty Tops in Sales 2010 For information on Real Estate here in Santa Barbara, Montecito and/or our surrounding areas, as well as any other aspects of... Continue Reading >