Kevin Schmidtchen

Sotheby's International Realty

1436 State Street

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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(805) 689-6877

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 >

Santa Barbara CA. Among Top 10 Most Expensive Real Estate Markets in the U.S.

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice A recent real estate home listing report looked at thousands of four-bedroom, two-bathroom properties early in 2010 across nearly 300 various real estate markets.  To most of us here that live along the coast in California, the findings did not prove to be surprising...The most expensive markets are mainly found here in California, and many along the coastline.  The Most Expensive Cities - Top 10 List At the top of the list of most expensive real estate markets is Newport Beach,... 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 >

A Recent History of the Median Price Point for Montecito Real Estate

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here is a quick glance over the last 30 years of the median price point for single family homes in the Montecito area. Further Reading: Median Sales Price East of State - Last 30 Years Hope Ranch CA Real Estate Home Sales Statistics - 2009 Montecito CA Real Estate Home Sales Statistics - 2009 Santa Barbara Market Statistics Santa Barbara Photo Tour Buyer's Resources for the Santa Barbara area Seller's Resources for the Santa Barbara area For information on Real Estate here in Santa Barbara, Montecito and/or... Continue Reading >

The Exclusive Valley Club of Montecito CA – Private Golf Course Montecito CA 93108

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Why is The Valley Club here in Montecito CA ranked on the top 100 list? Simple... Alister MacKenzie.  The Valley Club was designed in 1929 by Alister MacKenzie who was then at the height of his career, having completed Augusta National the same year and Cypress Point the previous year. Some of the defining characteristics of The Valley Club are the high quality small greens, subtle breaks due to the mountain/ocean effect, peaceful setting with mountain backdrops, as well as MacKenzie-designed bunkers... Continue Reading >