Kevin Schmidtchen

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

Santa Barbara San Roque Real Estate – 2013 Year in Review

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Once again in 2013, San Roque was one of the most active neighborhoods with regards to real estate in Santa Barbara proper.  The San Roque area tends to always be a desirable place to move into or move around once already there.  The attractiveness of the San Roque area is based on a lot of factors: Peabody is a very sought after school for many families. The average household tends to be "affordable" for Santa Barbara standards...around $800,000 to $1.2 million on average. The close proximity to both uptown and downtown.  Each only... Continue Reading >

Pricing Strategies for Santa Barbara – San Roque Real Estate

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Throughout 2013, the real estate market has been incredibly strong with high demand and rising prices.  We have seen this across the board in all areas here in Santa Barbara and Montecito and in pretty much every price point. With the market this hot, what should the pricing strategy be for a seller when it comes time for them to sell their home? Every seller and every seller's situation is different with regards to what they are looking for in the sale of their home.  With this said, the #1 objective for... Continue Reading >

What Kind of Real Estate Does $1 Million and $2 Million Buy You In Santa Barbara and Montecito?

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice A few times a year I like to give updates on what you can expect for various price points in Santa Barbara and Montecito.  Over the last few years this has changed quite drastically as the market first went down and now has come back up at such a strong pace. Most homes today for example are worth on average about 20% more than they were just a year ago and so this leads to generally a decently different home.  In Santa Barbara, if you are at the $1 Million price point and you... Continue Reading >

March 2013 – Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Statistics

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here is a summary of the latest statistics for the Santa Barbara real estate market for March 2013.  Over the last several weeks we have seen a definite increase in inventory, especially in the Goleta area.  Much of the new inventory has been in the $600,000 to $900,000 range.  Buyers are still very active and almost all the inventory is selling off within days to only a few weeks.  Prices in general still are on the climb, although it feels a little more stable just in the last few weeks. Some... Continue Reading >

Santa Barbara Real Estate – San Roque Real Estate Market Update May June 2012

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice The San Roque real estate market continues to be a very strong market here in Santa Barbara.  The only homes that seem to not be selling are the ones that the market is telling us are too high priced.  Outside of this, from a fixer to a done up home across all price points in San Roque, homes are selling.  Buyers are out there and simply asking for more inventory.  Many homes are also seeing multiple offers of 2-3 offers. If you are looking for real estate information and a home... Continue Reading >

New 3 Bed 2 Bath San Roque Real Estate Listing in Peabody School District – Price $775,000

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Wonderful New Listing in San Roque Exceptionally well-cared for remodeled single level 3 bedroom 2 bath home located in the Peabody School District.  Located in a well established neighborhood in San Roque, mountain views, mature landscape, great street, minutes to downtown and uptown Santa Barbara. Numerous upgrades including: A/C and heating in 2011 Paint and landscape 2011 Sewer lateral in 2008 Roof, extension of home adding master and master bath plus dining in 1997 Remodeled kitchen 1997 New copper plumbing throughout 1997 Almost complete new electrical 1997. For many, San Roque is Santa Barbara’s quintessential family neighborhood.  The entire area is... Continue Reading >

Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Update for the San Roque Area – First Quarter 2008

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice I have summarized below an easy to look at brief outline of the overall statistics for the San Roque Real Estate market through the first quarter of 2008. The total number of single family homes sold in San Roque was 5.  The number of current pending sales for single family homes is 3.  The number of current active listings for single family homes is 15. The total number of condos / townhomes sold in San Roque was 5.  The number of current pending sales for condos / townhomes  is 1.  The number of current active... Continue Reading >

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