Kevin Schmidtchen

Village Properties

1250 Coast Village
Montecito, CA 93108
Phone or Text

(805) 689-6877

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Serene and Peaceful Feeling Sungate Ranch Community in Santa Barbara CA.

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Located off Hollister Road and close to San Marcos High School, Sungate Ranch is a quality built planned development that offers beautiful landscaping and a community with good open space.  Like many newer developments found here in Santa Barbara CA, Sungate Ranch offers the home owner stylistic architectural features that include open floor plans with lots of light, walk-in closets, concrete tile roofs, gourmet kitchens and fenced yards.  Additionally you find the much requested high ceilings in all the homes. Depending on the individual home, there is a great chance that you will... Continue Reading >

Community Feeling Lagunitas Homes in Carpinteria CA

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice The Lagunitas development is a wonderful, newer, smaller feeling community located across from The Bluffs in Carpinteria CA.  Original construction of all homes finished in 2012.  Most all the homes were purchased before being ultimately finished, which allowed the new owners to add their own personal touches. From the outside, most all of the homes have Cottage Style architecture, although there are a few Ranch/Spanish style feeling homes interspersed as well.  There is a lot of natural open space and meadows that surround the community which is ideal for walking and just being outside.  The... Continue Reading >

Significant Real Estate Sales On The Mesa – La Vista Del Oceano, La Coronilla, Harbor Hills, Ricardo

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice So far in 2015, we have once again seen a very steady active real estate market on The Mesa here in Santa Barbara.  One big difference compared to the last few years has been the amount of luxury higher end sales that we have been seeing at the "Top of the Mesa", specifically the newer homes all along the La Vista del Oceano corridor.  In this area we have pushed the price point of high end Mesa all the way to the $3.5-5 million plus range. 1702 La Vista Del Oceano is a brand new... Continue Reading >

Montecito & Santa Barbara 3rd Quarter 2015 Real Estate Market Statistics Update

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here are some informative real estate market statistics here for 3rd quarter 2015 Montecito and Santa Barbara CA.  The images below compares the average sales price for single family homes in both areas over the last 5 years. As you can see, the amount of sales in Montecito has dropped a large amount this last quarter compared to 2014.  This has really been the feel for most of the last month.  Many agents are commenting on how slow everything has gotten recently in Montecito and the upper end market. For Santa Barbara proper the... Continue Reading >

Villa Del Mar Condos and Town Homes in Carpinteria CA

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Villa Del Mar Villa Del Mar is one of the larger, yet peaceful and private feeling complexes found in Carpinteria CA. For the locals living there, they feel blessed about all the positives: Affordable for Santa Barbara standards Away from it all, yet so close to town Tons of open green space within the complex Immediate neighboring parks and Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve Access to the beach and ocean Rural feel and overall park like setting No wires, some ocean views, numerous mountain views Incredibly easy on and off access of 101 Freeway The community was built in the early 1970's... Continue Reading >

Condos and Real Estate in The Funk Zone (Villa del Mar) – Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice The Funk Zone is a very unique and energized area here in Santa Barbara that has seen a huge revival in the last few years.  For many it is becoming "the place" to lunch, dine and go out at night. Growing up in Santa Barbara, this entire area used to simply be "a rather funky zone" that was filled with all sorts of manufacturing and industrial businesses, a few scattered offices of various sorts, vacant lots and run down maritime feeling buildings etc.  Today the entire area is changing and is... Continue Reading >

Bella Riviera in Santa Barbara – Lower Riviera / Upper East Condos and Town Homes with Ocean Views

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Bella Riviera Bella Riviera is a newer condo / town home community (built in 2012) located here in Santa Barbara, sandwiched in between The Upper East and The Lower Riviera neighborhoods.  There are a total of 115 residences, although a portion of these units have been set aside as housing for Cottage Hospital.  The site of Bella Riviera itself sits atop the old grounds of the St. Francis Hospital. Most of the units have a combination of good indoor and outdoors spaces.  Square feet varies falling roughly between 750 and 1570 sqft., with units offered... Continue Reading >