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Kevin Schmidtchen

Realtor
Sotheby's International Realty

1436 State Street

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

kevinschmidtchen@yahoo.com

Phone or Text

(805) 689-6877

What Can You Currently Buy For $1 Million In Santa Barbara CA?

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice When it comes to buying a home in the Santa Barbara area, we can all find ourselves with a little bit of sticker shock.  We all have a varied idea on what is needed, what is ideal, what will make us feel that the house can also be a Home.  Everyone will have their tastes and must have's. Ultimately for most of us, money will be the deciding factor of what we can/do eventually buy. Here below are 5 current homes on the market for around $1 million. 401 Chapala Street Unit #107,... Continue Reading >

Santa Barbara CA Real Estate Market Update 3rd Quarter 2014

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here are the latest real estate market statistics for the 3rd quarter 2014 for Santa Barbara proper.  As seen below, the average sales price has been pretty strong over the last year once again and continued to rise...but now at a slower pace.  Overall the market feels that it has taken a break in the last few months and feels pretty stable with no price increases. After a very strong run up in the last 2 years starting in May 2012, our overall real estate market has definitely stabilized for now... Continue Reading >

Fabulous New Listing at Cathedral Pointe – Santa Barbara CA Real Estate

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Wonderful new listing at the Cathedral Point Planned Unit Development off Patterson.  This home is bright and clean and has been well cared for by the current owners.  Many new upgrades including all kitchen appliances, water softener, wood floors etc. Main level features high ceilings, larger kitchen area, formal dining, living and family room, fireplace, laundry and half bath.  Upstairs are 3 main bedrooms plus and office/den/4th bedroom, 2 baths and deck.  Spacious back yard area backs up to open space.  Property is located ideally in the inner circle of Cathedral... Continue Reading >

Santa Barbara Downtown New Listing – Luxury Town Home

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Luxurious high-end town home located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. Built in 2005, Barry Berkus designed La Aldea is a small complex of only 5 units. This wonderful home has 2 bedrooms, 3 baths, plus a 3rd bedroom/den that offers exceptional living. Main level features a larger open feeling gourmet kitchen finished with top of the line appliances, living room, formal dining room, 2 patios and a fireplace. The downstairs office / bedroom and bath allows for flexible commercial  / residential use. The upper level is devoted entirely... 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 >

New Listing – Wonderful Downtown Santa Barbara Town Home

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Just Listed 527 West Pueblo I am please to offer a wonderful new downtown town home located just 1 block from Cottage Hospital.  This spacious and well cared for Spanish style 3 bed, 3 bath downtown condo has an attached extra large 1 car garage with lots of built in storage, quiet and small association, high ceilings and skylights, 3 patios/decks, open kitchen.  Great location centrally located close to all that Santa Barbara downtown offers.  Easy on and off the freeway.  One bedroom & one bath are located on the ground level and 2... Continue Reading >

Santa Barbara Ranked As One of Best Housing Markets For the Next 5 Years by Business Insider

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice This last week, Business Insider published and article (by Mamta Badker) ranking the 15 best housing markets for the coming 5 years.  Just as I have been pointing out with statistics over the last 5 months here in Santa Barbara, our market is strong.  Here below is a quick excerpt from the article that puts Santa Barbara 5th best on the list of 15 real estate markets. "National home prices are expected to climb 0.3 percent in the next year, according to the latest home price report by Fiserv Case - Shiller.... Continue Reading >