Kevin Schmidtchen

Village Properties

1250 Coast Village
Montecito, CA 93108
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(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 >

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 >

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 >

The Spectacular Gated Beach Community of Sea Meadow in Montecito CA

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Montecito Sea Meadow Sea Meadow is a wonderful high-end, private and tropical feeling, guarded and gated beach community located steps from the Montecito beaches of Hammond's and Miramar.  A few minutes by foot and you can additionally access all there is to offer at The 4 Season's Biltmore Hotel and Coral Casino as well as all the shops and fine dining located at The Lower Village on Coast Village Road.  The people that live there consider this to be as desirable of a location as you can find. Additionally, within 4-5 minutes by... Continue Reading >

Coast Village Gardens Condos – Coast Village Road in Montecito CA

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Coast Village Gardens Coast Village Gardens is a wonderful centrally located condo complex located at 1220 Coast Village Road in Montecito CA.  The complex is for many the most prominent looking condo building in the chic Lower Village.  Although there are other areas along Coast Village Road to live at, this complex has the most availability of homes that come up for sale. For many, the complex is a second home, easy turn-key option for a quick getaway up to Santa Barbara and Montecito.  For others, this is the easiest most affordable option for a... Continue Reading >