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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

Sotheby’s Int’l Realty – Online Statistics for Santa Barbara & Montecito Real Estate

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Every online statistic that anyone can read over the last years has pointed to the enormous importance an online presence makes for your own personal brand as a real estate agent.  Real estate in many ways "is made for the internet" and everyone (buyers and sellers) spends a large amount of time online looking at real estate. Outside of what an agent can do on their own personal level, I believe that it is also extremely important to align yourself with... Continue Reading >

New Listing – Santa Barbara Lower Riviera Crastman with Ocean Views

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Santa Barbara Real Estate - The Riviera Location: 1808 Loma St, Santa Barbara CA 93103 Offered Price: $1,775,000 Larger pristine private feeling 1920's Riviera Craftsman home with old world charm.  Quiet Riviera location, close to El Encanto, The Mission, parks and downtown.  3 bed / 3 bath upstairs, 1 bed, office, plus TV room and bath on main level.  Legal guest apartment with separate entrance located downstairs.  Remodeled kitchen and baths, newer wood cabinets and built-ins, ocean views, mature landscaping , set on... Continue Reading >

San Roque Neighborhood 3 Bed 2 Bath Santa Barbara Condo – New Listing

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice NEW Listing: Wonderful new Santa Barbara San Roque Condo listing.  Great location in the recently renovated San Remo complex.  This 3 bedroom, 2 bath unit is superbly located on the top floor (single level) with a great sun deck and views over the pool and towards the mountains.  Well cared for and maintained by the owners.  1 car garage, heated pool, located in Monte Vista School district and close to all up town shopping, restaurants and parks.  Garden style landscaping and... Continue Reading >

Wonderful California Cottage Charmer – New Listing Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice New Listing:  Wonderful California cottage charmer full of character in move-in condition.  Newer kitchen and bath, newer updated systems, 2 bedrooms, office, dining area and finished garage for additional flex space.  Wrap-around porch for indoor outdoor living and mature landscape. Must see inside as the home lives much larger than it looks do to excellent floor plan and "endless" windows.  Fabulous and easy to maintain landscaping with mature guava, cherimoya, orange, lemon, persimmon, avocado, loquat, grape vine and hot pepper... Continue Reading >

Santa Barbara Real Estate Yearly Market Comparison as of September 2013

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Below is a detailed market comparison of Santa Barbara real estate that lays out the yearly market comparison of Sold Listings as well as New Listings.  This comparison takes in all the areas from Goleta, to Santa Barbara, to Hope Ranch, to Montecito, to Summerland and Carpinteria.  These numbers are then broken down further to include: Dollar volume of New and Sold Listings Median sales price of New and Sold Listings If you have any further questions about these statistics, please let me... Continue Reading >

Where Have The Foreclosures Gone in Santa Barbara?

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Compared to many other towns across California, Santa Barbara's real estate market has held up (or recovered) pretty well since the market "crashed" in 2007.  After dropping roughly 50% from peak prices, our real estate market has rebounded on average about 22-25% across the board.  In the last 16 months, the market has been incredibly strong across all price points with a huge buyer demand. One main reason for this spike in our market has been the limited inventory...and part of... Continue Reading >

The 3 Most Expensive Homes Currently For Sale in The Santa Barbara Area

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Every year here in the Santa Barbara / Montecito / Hope Ranch / Carpinteria areas, we see some very exclusive high end real estate sales.  Often some of these sales top the $20 million mark which is a lot to be said for the demand for exclusive luxury property in our area.  Although we see sales above the $20 million price point, more often than not, the "high end" sales tend to be in the $10 to $20 million price... Continue Reading >