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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

2010 Top 10 Oceanfront Real Estate Sales For Montecito, Santa Barbara, Hope Ranch and Carpinteria

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice The dream of living on the ocean. For most, this is the ultimate...especially if it is here in our wonderful home of Santa Barbara.  Fresh air, pounding waves, sand at your toes... With 2009 being a pretty tough year for oceanfront real estate sales in the Santa Barbara, Carpinteria and Montecito areas, 2010 has seen solid sales for most of the year.  Prices on average have come down anywhere from 35-40% from their peak in 2007, but now seem to hit... Continue Reading >

Montecito Beachfront Town Homes and Condos at Bargain Prices!! Bonnymede & Montecito Shores

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice As the run up in real estate values continued through early 2008 here in the Montecito area, the exclusive condominium enclaves of Bonnymede and Montecito Shores (the only 2 oceanfront condo / town home complexes we have in the Montecito area) saw prices comfortably in the $2.5 - 5 Million range.  Many of these units seemed to be selling to either 2nd home buyers or Montecito residents downsizing from larger estates.  As the market has changed over the last 2... Continue Reading >

Montecito Real Estate Update – Pulse of The Market $2.5 to $4 Million

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice As the overall market prices have fallen in the last 2 years, the heart of the Montecito Real Estate market is once again around the $2 to $4 million price point.  Currently I am working with 4 sets of clients that are looking in this price range and so I thought I would give a quick update as to where it feels that we are at. In a quick word...slow.  Year to date there have only been 15 sales in this... Continue Reading >

Montecito CA Among Top 10 Most Expensive Zip Codes in America – 93108

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice According to an article in the latest addition of Forbes, Montecito, here in Santa Barbara CA is once again among the top 10 Most Expensive zip codes in America.  Six of the top 10 zip codes are in California while the other 4 zip codes reside around the New York area. Top 10 List: Duarte/Bradbury, California 91008: Median Home Price $4.27 Million  Atherton, California 94027: Median Home Price $4.01 Million Rolling Hills, California 90274: Median Home Price $3.89 Million Alpine, N.J. 07620: Median Home... Continue Reading >

Helpful Tips When Looking for Your Perfect Montecito Home or Estate

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Location, Location, Location Everyone has heard this tip before and it pretty much always holds true.  Simply stated, consider the home's exact location before you are won over by a spectacular interior.  Also, maybe look for the exact location you want and completely redo the home etc.  Do views and setting out way walking distance to the beach or vice versa?  Can you "bike home" from town and/or the beach? Etc. Check Your Immediate Neighborhood It is very obvious...when you purchase a home,... Continue Reading >

Luxury Real Estate Sales $10 Million and Up – Santa Barbara, Montecito, Hope Ranch and Carpinteria CA

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice When talking about luxury real estate here in the Montecito and Santa Barbara areas, everyone will have their own opinion of what this means and at what price point luxury real estate starts at.  While many other luxury resort areas have very expensive exclusive homes from $3-10 million, Santa Barbara is one of the few areas that also has numerous inventory and sales in the ultra high-end price point...$10 Million and above. Here is a breakdown of the ultra luxury real... Continue Reading >

Montecito Real Estate Sales – First 6 Months of 2010

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice For the first 6 months of 2010, there were a total of 77 closed real estate sales in the Montecito area.  This is in comparison to only 55 closed sales in the first 6 months of 2009. Below I have broken down these closed sales into price points for comparison of the last 2 years and to see how our upper end real estate market has really started to stabilize and rebound here in Montecito in the last several months. First 6... Continue Reading >