Kevin Schmidtchen

Village Properties

1250 Coast Village
Montecito, CA 93108
Phone or Text

(805) 689-6877

What Real Estate Does $350,000 or $500,000 or $1 Million Buy You in Carpinteria CA?

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Looking for real estate in Carpinteria CA?  Not sure what your money will get you these days. With the real estate market finally stabilizing in most every area here in the Santa Barbara area over the last 6 months, most of Carpinteria prices have fallen around 30-35% from the peak in 2006/2007.  This means a drop in prices back to roughly 2002/2003 price points. So what does $350,000, $500,000 or $1 million buy you these days in Carpinteria? Recently Closed Real Estate in... Continue Reading >

Beachfront / Blufftop Real Estate Sales Santa Barbara CA – 1st Quarter 2010

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice With limited resources, there are naturally only a few beach / bluff top real estate sales here in the Montecito and Santa Barbara area every few months.  After quite a fall in prices this last year as much of our beachfront real estate remained sitting on the market, sales have started to pick up.  Here in the first quarter of 2010 we have had the following sales / pending sales of oceanfront property.  2010 - 1st quarter Beach Front Sales 1801... Continue Reading >

Pros and Cons of Buying Foreclosures in Santa Barbara, Carpinteria and Goleta CA.

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice As a home buyer in today's market here in Santa Barbara, Goleta and Carpinteria, you may be able to get "deals" on foreclosures, but buying foreclosures can be risky as well.  If you are looking at foreclosures as an option for a home purchase, it is crucial to understand the many potential cons associated with the one obvious "pro" of buying a foreclosure. First, there are a few definitions of properties that are generally thrown around and become universally known as... Continue Reading >

The Top 10 Most Expensive Beachfront Real Estate Sales in Santa Barbara, Montecito and Carpinteria CA.

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Year to date, here is a list of the top 5 most expensive beachfront real estate sales for 2009 here in the Santa Barbara, Montecito, Summerland and Carpinteria CA areas.  Most of the beachfront sales in the last 15 months have been at prices about 30-40% from the peaks in early 2008.  Of all the markets here in the Santa Barbara area, our luxury beach front real estate has most likely taken the hardest hit in values.  4385 Marina Drive, Santa... Continue Reading >

The Top 10 Most Expensive Homes Sold in Carpinteria CA. in 2009

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Year to date, here is a list of the top 10 most expensive real estate properties sold in Carpinteria CA. 3447 / 3445 Padaro Lane, Carpinteria CA., 93013.  Sold for $6,350,000.  A true beach house located directly on the sand in a wonderful part of Padaro Cove.  Large expansive wooden deck, wonderful view windows that bring the outdoors inside.  There is a detached private 2 bedroom guest home.  Newer landscape, outdoor shower, newer carpet and paint.  A true Beach Home ready... Continue Reading >

How to Find All the Goleta and Carpinteria CA. Foreclosures and Short Sales Statistics

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Just read below... Here are the latest statistics on short sales and foreclosures in both Goleta and Carpinteria CA. Carpinteria Foreclosures - 2009 year to date In Carpinteria CA., year to date there have been 28 bank owned / foreclosures that have come to market. Roughly 10% of all listings in Carpinteria year to date have been foreclosures. The lowest sale was a 2 beds 1 bath mobile home that sold for $60,000. The highest sale was a 5 beds 3 baths home located at 5427... Continue Reading >

Carpinteria CA. Luxury Real Estate Sales – Statistics Through Sept 15th, 2009

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice 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... Continue Reading >