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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

Why are Short Sales Here in Santa Barbara and Goleta Selling with Ease?

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Are Short Sales No Longer a Pain to Close? A lot has changed with the pulse of real estate market here in Santa Barbara and Goleta over the last 12 months.  After having a pretty steady / good market from Fall 2011 until about June 2012, the real estate market has really taken off over the last 3-5 months.  Seemingly everything that is priced "simply normal" is selling and often with multiple offers.  We have also seen a jump in prices across the board and most everyone is convinced we are off... Continue Reading >

Are Short Sales a Good Path to Santa Barbara Real Estate Ownership?

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice At the beginning of 2008, I wrote a few articles about short sales and foreclosures in our local areas here in Santa Barbara, Goleta and Carpinteria.  At that point, we had only seen a handful of foreclosures in our areas and most of these were in the entry level condo market from the $300,000 to $650,000 price point as well as track homes from the $590,000 to $800,000 price point.  Short sales were also just starting to creep up in our local areas within the same market and price points. Now in the last several... Continue Reading >