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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

Top 5 Highest Priced Real Estate Sales in Santa Barbara CA – 2014

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Real Estate in the Santa Barbara area continues to be the same strong market it has been over the last 2 years.  With that said, it does feel as if we are starting to see signs that prices are stabilizing in the last several months as opposed to the continuous tick upwards we have been experiencing.  As far as where the buyers are...demand really continues to be strong across the board in every price point. On the high end level, we have seen some wonderful estate sales already in the first... Continue Reading >

Real Estate & Homes For Sale In The Montecito Union School District – Montecito CA.

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice For most younger families, school district is one of the key important criteria when looking at real estate.  Here in the Montecito area, families have 2 main public schools to choose from, Montecito Union School and Cold Spring School...both rated by GreatSchools.org as wonderful choices. Montecito Union School "The Montecito Union School serves children in grades Kindergarten through Sixth Grades.  In 1998, the school was awarded the State of California's "Distinguished School" status.  Enrollment has risen from 264 students in 1983/84 to over 400 students.  The school boasts of a teacher/pupil ratio... 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 range. In just the last 12 months, our MLS has reported... Continue Reading >

Montecito Real Estate – 93108 Zip Code Once Again Among The Richest in America at #3

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice High end sales are nothing new for Santa Barbara and our surrounding communities.  Within Hope Ranch, Montecito and along the coastline, we see some very exclusive high end real estate sales each and every year.  Many of these sales are topping out above the $10 million mark.  I just read a recent article by CNBC, that once again ranks Montecito and 93108 as the 3rd rated zip code in America when it comes to the number of homes that are selling at $10 million or more.  Over the last year,... Continue Reading >

High End Luxury Montecito Real Estate Sales Continue Their Strong Pace

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice The very high end luxury real estate market here in Montecito is seeing a great deal of activity and sales here in the first part of the year.  This is in pretty stark comparison to the sales here in the last year(s). 2009 - 10 Total sales over $7.5 million 2010 - 14 Total sales over $7.5 million 2011 - 4 Total sales over $7.5 million In 2012, we have already seen 8 total closed sales over the first 5 months of the year, 5 of which have been over $15 million. Right now in our very high... Continue Reading >

Montecito Real Estate – Luxury Market Update First 10 weeks in 2012

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice After a relatively slower luxury high end real estate market here in 2011 in the Santa Barbara area, 2012 has started out with a fair amount of activity in our luxury high end market.  For purposes of this post, I will be referring to the luxury high end real estate market as home values of $7,500,000 and above. In the Santa Barbara area, the areas in which we find these higher values tend to be pretty much centralized in Montecito, Hope Ranch, along the coastline / beach front or on a larger Ranch.  Additionally, most... Continue Reading >

Montecito CA. Real Estate Once Again Finds Itself in Top 10 Wealthiest Zip Codes in the U.S.

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Once again, America's most expensive zip codes includes Montecito CA.  Coming in this year at #9, statistics show that the median home price here in Montecito to be at $3,099,000.  So far this year, the most expensive sale in Montecito was a dated, but clean ocean front home located at 1473 Edgecliff Lane that closed for $10,750,000.  Other significant sales were a brand new Mediterranean Estate with privacy and panoramic ocean views located at 1379 Oak Creek Canyon Road.  This wonderful Estate closed for $9,000,000.  Another gorgeous Italian Villa located... Continue Reading >

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