Kevin Schmidtchen

Sotheby's International Realty

1436 State Street

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

[email protected]

Phone or Text

(805) 689-6877

Santa Barbara CORT Reports – Santa Barbara Real Estate April 2012

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here are the latest CORT report statistics for real estate here in Carpinteria, Goleta, Santa Barbara, Montecito and Summerland.  All of the red "x" delineate REO or distressed sales.  As you will notice, the vast majority of our foreclosures and short sales continue to be in the lower end price points. The overall market also continues to be very strong with most well priced homes selling within a few days to a few weeks.  Buyers continue to be very comfortable with... Continue Reading >

A Few Popular Expensive Home Remodels That Will Not Pay You Back When You Sell Your Home

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Are looking to do a few nice upgrades on your home, but potentially plan to sell in the coming few years?  If so, pay attention to how much and where you invest your $$.  Don't get bitten by the magic phrase..."We'll for sure get it back when we sell." Many studies come out each year in various publications about good and bad remodels, what percentage you might get back from dollars invested etc.  These also vary depending on what part of the country you live... Continue Reading >

Santa Barbara Real Estate – What is the Early Pulse of The 2012 Real Estate Market?

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Often as a Realtor I am asked...for obvious reasons: Where is the real estate market these days? How is the real estate market these days? Are homes selling fast, slow etc.? Basically all of these questions mean "What is happening in Real Estate right now?" Across the board from the lower starting end at around $200,000 to $600,000, to the middle of the market from $700,000 to $1.5 million all the way to the luxury high end of $5 million and above, homes are selling. In... Continue Reading >

What Does $1 Million Buy You Today in Santa Barbara’s Real Estate Market?

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Where is the Santa Barbara real estate market today with prices and what can you purchase for $1 million today?  Over the last 12 months, different sets of statistics will show slightly different views of where our prices are at.  Many statistics that I have read tend to say prices are down around 4-6%.  Others have even stated that we are relatively flat and stable.  As far as the pulse of the market here in Santa Barbara, there is a... Continue Reading >

New High End Mesa Townhome Development with Impressive Ocean Views – Mira Las Olas

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Looking for a new higher end construction home with style and ocean/island views? Mira Las Olas is a wonderful, brand new, smaller development of town homes located here on The Mesa in Santa Barbara.  Construction is scheduled to be finished sometime in May - July 2012, although pre sales are already taking place. The look so far of the town homes is impressive, with beautiful "Santa Barbara-style" architecture that includes a nice blend of Spanish, Mediterranean, and Moorish influences.  Rich finishes, warm colors and panoramic ocean and... Continue Reading >

8 New Luxury Homes on The Mesa, Santa Barbara Lighthouse Point

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Looking for a spacious, single family home, new construction on The Mesa?  A new development consisting of 8 luxury single family homes is well under way with the model home already open to view.  Lighthouse Point on The Mesa looks to be a very nice beach community near Lighthouse Point just behind Lazy Acres.  Eight new contemporary spanish homes are almost complete with each having their own individual characteristics, ocean views (some better than others) and pleasant garden areas and patios.  Each... Continue Reading >

New Lower Rivera / Upper East Townhomes with Ocean Views and Close to Downtown Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Looking for a new built townhome or condo close to Downtown Santa Barbara? with views etc.?  Welcome to Bella Riviera.  Bella Riviera is a brand new community located here in Santa Barbara sandwiched in between The Upper East and The Lower Riviera neighborhoods.  Bella Riviera just opened this past week for sales with a total of 115 residences being offered.  Not all of these wonderful homes will be open to the public, as a portion have been set aside as housing for Cottage... Continue Reading >