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By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
By Alexandra Seigel To keep your luxury real estate marketing practice in perspective, take the time to commune with nature. Exploring the wonders of your environment can help you stay happy, creative and stress free. Our favorite way to commune with nature is walking on the beach in Santa Barbara and Carpinteria at low tide, when the ocean recedes and reveals more land. New sea shells abound, crabs rush to bury themselves so do the clams. One of the joys of these nature walks is spotting dolphins frolicking near the shore. Like the ancient Greek sailors we welcome them as a good omen for a smooth voyage. Earlier this year, we took a whale watching trip around the Channel Islands that are just off our coastline. The whales were a “no show”. Instead, we saw a super pod of dolphins which...
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By Kevin Schmidtchen, Santa Barbara CA Realtor
(Village Properties)
Here and there I am proposed various questions from clients about the luxury market here in Carpinteria CA., such as where are the most famous homes located and/or what is the most expensive home to sell this year or any year for that matter.  Many times though it is as "simple" as what is the true definition of luxury real estate here in the Carpinteria area.  The answer is that there is no exact definition of luxury real estate and this varies greatly depending on the circumstances, whom you talk to, location in our town etc.  But in order to provide some statistics, I am going to break it down with price being the simple parameter. -- Thus for our purposes here, I am going to refer to the luxury market here in Carpinteria as any sale over the $4 million mark. During the first 8 month...
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By Kevin Schmidtchen, Santa Barbara CA Realtor
(Village Properties)
  For the first 6 months of 2009, there were 43 total closed sales of single family homes and condos in Carpinteria CA.  Currently as of July 1st, 2009, there are 35 properties in Carpinteria that are pending sale (under contract). The lowest sale ... Read Full Story For information on Real Estate here in Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, Montecito and/or our surrounding areas, as well as any other aspects of life in our area, please don’t hesitate to contact Kevin Schmidtchen at Sotheby’s Int’l Realty. Thank you for reading.  I hope you find Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice informative.  Please feel free to contact me or comment below with any thoughts.  Subscribe to Receive Personal Listings of Santa Barbara Real Estate Search The Santa Barbara Area MLS
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By Kevin Schmidtchen, Santa Barbara CA Realtor
(Village Properties)
Many things in life that we initially love tend to go out of style at some time. Our homes are not immune to this reality, even though we ourselves have grown accustomed to our space.  We are sometimes blind to the lack of updating of our home, but if you are looking to sell your home, this lack of attention is very apparent to potential buyers. Here is a list of some great, easy to do fixes to get your Carpinteria home ready for sale. New Paint.  This is almost certainly the easiest and most low cost way to drastically change the appearance of your home... Read Full Story   For information on Real Estate here in Santa Barbara, Montecito and/or our surrounding areas, as well as any other aspects of life in our area, please don’t hesitate to contact Kevin Schmidtchen at Sotheby’s Int’l ...
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By Kevin Schmidtchen, Santa Barbara CA Realtor
(Village Properties)
Whether you are a local, in town visiting family and/or friends, or here on vacation in Santa Barbara, California, there is never a lack of activities and things to do in our wonderful seaside resort community.  Here below is the fifth installment in a series of articles that point out some of Santa Barbara's most prominent local attractions.  Some of these will be cultural, some dining, some active pursuits and some I am still deciding on.  This fifth installment will be focusing on... Carpinteria, Day Hikes, Beaches and Golf: Carpinteria is a small beach town... Read Full Story Further Reading: Lifestyle/Things to Do Articles in Santa Barbara, California Things to Do in Santa Barbara, California - Part 1 Summer Arts, Festivals and Culture in Santa Barbara CA Your Santa Barbara Weeken...
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By Kevin Schmidtchen, Santa Barbara CA Realtor
(Village Properties)
Carpinteria and Summerland CA. Real Estate - Year End Sales Statistics for 2008 I have summarized below an easy to look at brief outline of the overall Santa Barbara MLS statistics for both single family homes and condos in the Carpinteria and Summerland CA. areas for the year 2008.  The comparisons are drawn against the previous year's statistics (2007) for Santa Barbara Real Estate. SINGLE FAMILY HOMES: Single family home listings were up 10% from 144 to 159 compared to 2007 Single family homes sold were down 6% from 65 homes to 61 homes The average sales price was down 25% from $2,553,336 to $1,894,562 The median sales price was down 38% from $1,179,000 to $850,000 CONDOS: Condo listings were about even from 147 listings to 148 listings compared to 2007 Condos sold were down 28% from...
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By Kevin Schmidtchen, Santa Barbara CA Realtor
(Village Properties)
I have summarized below an easy to look at brief outline of the overall MLS statistics for the Carpinteria CA area through the first 6 months of 2008.  The total number of single family homes sold in Carpinteria was 23.  The number of current pending sales for single family homes is 8.  The number of current active listings for single family homes is 35. The total number of condos / townhomes sold in Carpinteria was 15.  The number of current pending sales for condos / townhomes  is 3.  The number of current active listings for condos / townhomes is 78.  (these active units include one major development that just put 40+ units on the market)  The total number of PUD's sold in Carpinteria was 1.  The number of current pending sales for PUD's is 0.  The number of current active listings f...
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By Kevin Schmidtchen, Santa Barbara CA Realtor
(Village Properties)
Nearing 10 years of at times rather heated controversy, the debate to switch from Septic to Sewer at Rincon Point has taken a large step to becoming a reality.  Rincon Point is home to one of the best waves in all of California and definitely stirs up emotions for many when talking about the health of the ocean.  Ethan Stewart, from The Independent, has written a very informative article about the latest up to date developments.  For many, Rincon is the pride and joy when it comes to the ocean for many locals both here in Santa Barbara and in Ventura.  A laid back small beach enclave for many years, Rincon Point has seen its real estate values increase in the last few years to an average of $5-8 Million for ocean front property.  View Updated Active and Closed Sales for Rincon Real Esta...
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By Kevin Schmidtchen, Santa Barbara CA Realtor
(Village Properties)
I have summarized below an easy to look at brief outline of the overall statistics for the Carpinteria CA area through the first quarter of 2008. The total number of single family homes sold in Carpinteria was 9.  The number of current pending sales for single family homes is 5.  The number of current active listings for single family homes is 22.The total number of condos / townhomes sold in Carpinteria was 7.  The number of current pending sales for condos / townhomes  is 5.  The number of current active listings for condos / townhomes is 55.  (these active units include one major development that just put 30+ units on the market) The total number of PUD's sold in Carpinteria was 1.  The number of current pending sales for PUD's is 0.  The number of current active listings for PUD's i...
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  Carpinteria and Summerland Real Estate areas for January 1, 2007 - December 31st, 2007I have summarized below an easy to look at brief outline of the overall statistics for the Santa Barbara Real Estate market for the Carpinteria and Summerland Real Estate areas for 2007:The total number of single family homes sold was 65.  Overall the average sales price in 2007 was at $2,553,336.  The average days on the market were 111 in 2007.The total number of condos / townhomes sold was 55.  Overall the average sales price in 2007 was at $574,305.  The average days on the market were 105 in 2007.The total number of PUDs sold was 3.  Overall the average sales price in 2007 was at $751,667.  The average days on the market were 37 in 2007.The highest reported sale in the Carpinteria and Summerland...
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