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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

2011 Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Wrap up for The Peabody Elementary School District

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice The main areas for the Peabody Elementary School District encompass the neighborhoods of San Roque, some of the Santa Barbara Foothills and a stretch of Downtown Santa Barbara West of State Street.  For many people here in Santa Barbara, San Roque has become one of the quintessential "family neighborhoods" and has often been voted for as "Best Neighborhood" in a local paper's poll. Much of the housing in The San Roque area consists of older character single family homes.  Many of these homes are... Continue Reading >

Wonderful New Listing, Hope School, Single Family La Colina Park Area

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice New Listing: 917 Cocopah, Santa Barbara CA 93110 Price: $775,000 Exceptionally well-cared for single level 3 bedroom 2 bath single family Ranch style home with high ceilings.  Well established neighborhood in La Colina Park area, mountain views, pleasant gardens, Hope School district.  Access to community pool and 3 acre greenbelt.       View Map: 917 Cocopah Subscribe: To Receive Personal Listings of Santa Barbara Real Estate Search: The Santa Barbara Area MLS Thank you for reading.  I hope you find Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice informative. Please... Continue Reading >

2011 Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Update for The Monroe Elementary School District

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice The main areas of the Monroe Elementary School District encompass the neighborhoods of The Mesa, Campanil Hill and Yankee Farm and then stretches over and grabs a small swath of Downtown. The Mesa area in Santa Barbara stretches from the Santa Barbara City College on the east and extends two and one-half miles to Arroyo Burro County Beach (or "Hendry's/The Pit" to locals).  The Mesa is an extremely desirable neighborhood and has often been voted the "Best Neighborhood" in a local paper's... Continue Reading >

Santa Barbara Real Estate Benefits From Fixed Mortgage Rates Continuing Near Record Lows For 6th Straight Week

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice This weeks average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage continued to hover just above its record low.  Freddie Mac reported this week that the rate on the ever popular 30-year home loan sat just below 4% at 3.99%.  The record low for the 30-year mortgage rate was set about 9 weeks ago when it dropped to 3.94%. The average rate of the 15-year fixed mortgage has been sitting around 3.27 %, down from 3.30 % the last few weeks.  The record low for the 15-year... Continue Reading >

2011 Santa Barbara Real Estate Market for The Adams Elementary School District

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice The main areas of the Adams Elementary School District encompass the neighborhoods of Samarkand, San Roque Gardens and Hidden Valley.  All 3 of these areas in Santa Barbara would be considered by most "family neighborhoods".  Most of the housing in these 3 areas are single family homes, but there are definitely a few condo and apartment complexes as well as some scattered income properties (duplexes / triplexes). In the Samarkand area of the Adams School District, the average price for a single... Continue Reading >

2011 Santa Barbara Real Estate Sales for Campanil Hill – Braemar – Yankee Farm

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice In the semi secluded private feeling neighborhoods of Yankee Farm / Braemar and Campanil Hill, there has been a normal amount of real estate activity and sales in 2011.  Usually this area only sees on average around 4-6 transactions per year.  So far in 2011, there has been the "usual" with 4 closed sales as well as 1 current pending sale. There are currently 3 active homes for sales on the market: 3359 Braemar Drive is a California Hacienda sitting on just shy of 1.5... Continue Reading >

New to Santa Barbara? Recent Client Testimonial – Santa Barbara Downtown Real Estate

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice To Whom it May Concern, "I made a "cold" email call to Kevin Schmidtchen about buying a property in Santa Barbara.  I received a response within minutes.  My questions were being answered immediatley. My wife and I did not know much about neighborhoods in Santa Barbara.  We knew we liked being close to downtown so Kevin selected quite a number of condos for us to look at.  His patience with us as we whittled down the choices is appreciated yet today.  We... Continue Reading >