Kevin Schmidtchen

Berkshire Hathaway
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1255 Coast Village
Suite 102B
Montecito, CA 93108
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(805) 689-6877

The Natural Beauty of Hope Ranch CA Here in Santa Barbara CA.

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice The wonderful community of Hope Ranch is unlike any other place in Santa Barbara, occupying a hilly area immediately adjacent to the coastline with wonderful winding and rolling hills.  The highest elevation is 691 feet (211 m), and the overall area encompasses 1,863 acres. Within the community of Hope Ranch, you will find and abundant display of native vegetation that is mostly California oak woodland and chaparral, with the majority of homes constructed to blend in with the natural landscape, allowing the area to retain much of its tree canopy. The narrow residential roads, not... Continue Reading >

2014 Hope Ranch CA Real Estate Sales Update – Plus Top 5 Highest Hope Ranch Sales

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice When you enter the gates of Hope Ranch here in Santa Barbara, you find yourself immediately in one of the more beautiful hidden "spots" not just in Santa Barbara...but along the California coast. For the lucky people who live there, this exclusive private community is simply a blissful place to call home. Hope Ranch is known here locally for the palm tree-lined main street (Las Palmas), the private and quiet feeling "locals" beach, numerous miles of riding trails (roughly 22 miles of meandering bridle paths) and the very popular Hope Ranch Golf Course (La Cumbre Country... Continue Reading >

Montecito and Hope Ranch Real Estate Market Update – 2nd Quarter 2014

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here below are some of the latest statistics for the real estate market here in the higher end areas of Santa Barbara...Montecito and Hope Ranch. The below graph compares the 2nd quarter results on a year over year basis for the last few years.  The main comparisons are made for the: Average list price Average sold price Total amount of single family homes sold Overall the market has continued to be very strong across the board in our higher end areas.  Just in the last 4 months there have been 5 sales over the $10... Continue Reading >

Santa Barbara Hope Ranch Real Estate – 3rd Quarter 2013 Update

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here are the latest 3rd quarter real estate updates for the Hope Ranch area here in Santa Barbara.  As the graph shows, the market in Hope Ranch has been slower than the rest of the Santa Barbara area.  Both the average list price and sold price have been down a fair amount compared to the last 2 years.  Overall sales have also dropped compared to the previous 2 years. Currently as of November 6th, 2013, there are: 29 Active Listings ranging in price from $2 million to $32 million.  This is a... Continue Reading >

Santa Barbara Real Estate – Hope Ranch Real Estate Market Update June – October 2011

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice So where has the market been in Hope Ranch here in Santa Barbara?  Overall, the real estate market in the Hope Ranch area has been a little slower than normal and most sales have been in the lower end price point for this area.  Here is simple to view summary of the real estate market for Hope Ranch for the summer months through until the end of October 2011. Closed Sales in the Hope Ranch Area During these 5 months from June - October, Hope Ranch has had approximately 13 Closed sales... Continue Reading >

Hope Ranch Real Estate Sales – First 6 Months 2010

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice For the first 6 months of 2010, there were a total of 10 closed real estate sales in the Hope Ranch area.  This is in comparison to only 7 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 the Hope Ranch area in the last several months.  Note: Historically there simply are not as... Continue Reading >

Hope Ranch Real Estate Sales Update, Santa Barbara CA. – First 6 Months 2009

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice For the first 6 months of 2009, there were 7 closed sales of single family homes in Hope Ranch CA.  As of July 1st, 2009, there were 2 properties in Hope Ranch that were pending sale (under contract). The lowest sale in Hope Ranch was a very dated single level Ranch style home in need of repairs and a major make-over located at 4375 Via Glorieta, Santa Barbara CA, 93110.  The sales price was $1,584,000. The highest sale in Hope Ranch was an exceptional Mediterranean style estate on 3 acres located on... Continue Reading >

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