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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

2014 Year in Review: Top 10 Real Estate Sales in The Santa Barbara Area

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Santa Barbara once again in 2014 has seen a fabulous year for anyone who owns real estate in our area.  After the down market from 2008 until about May 2012, Santa Barbara has simply been on a steady rise with regards to values.  The latter half of 2012 and the entire 2013 had very strong gains which then continued through most of 2014.  Around August of last year, we started to see a little leveling of prices, but overall a very strong year.  Depending on the area in our town, prices rose somewhere... Continue Reading >

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 >

2013 Campanil Hill and Yankee Farm Real Estate Year End Review

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Located on the sea-cliff just outside the boundaries of Hope Ranch, Campanil Hill and Yankee Farm is a gorgeous private feeling neighborhood filled with larger homes and estates.  The Campanil Hill and Yankee Farm Real Estate values average around $1.5 million to $4 million with the larger estates near the oceanfront seeing up to $8 million. The area is not too large and some years does not see much real estate activity at all.  2013 comparatively saw a decent amount of real estate transactions compared to the last several years. Below is a... 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 >

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 >

Has The Santa Barbara CA. Luxury Real Estate Market Been Effected by the Financial Crisis?

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Yes...to anyone who is paying attention and knows this luxury market here in Santa Barbara. For our purposes, I will refer to the the high end luxury real estate market here in the Santa Barbara CA. area as any property over the $5 million price point. Most of our high end luxury market here in Santa Barbara CA. is found in Montecito CA, Hope Ranch CA, the foothills of Santa Barbara, anywhere directly on the water from Goleta to Carpinteria, or any type of extensive ranch / equestrian property. Where we have been: Since... Continue Reading >

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