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Kevin Schmidtchen

Realtor
Village Properties

1250 Coast Village
Montecito, CA 93108

kevinschmidtchen@yahoo.com
Phone or Text

(805) 689-6877

Carpinteria

Foreclosures and Short Sales in The Santa Barbara Real Estate Market…2015

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here and there I am still asked by potential buyers, certain clients and/or in just basic conversation about the short sale and REO/Foreclosure market in the Santa Barbara area...Santa Barbara, Goleta, Carpinteria, Montecito, Summerland, Hope Ranch. The questions all seem to have the same theme of whether we see anymore distressed sales in our area or not. The reality is is that there really is no longer per say a "market" anymore for distressed real estate in our area.  As the overall real estate market has recovered during the last 3 years, what I have heard... Continue Reading >

Carpinteria Real Estate Market Update First Quarter 2015

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Now is a very good time to be a seller in the Carpinteria area.  From what we have seen so far this year, if you list your home near the market value in the Carpinteria area, you are going to get it sold...and often fairly quickly. Year to date here are the statistics: 49 closed sales ranging in price from the entry level condo up to a beachfront home for $19 million 21 properties currently pending sale ranging again from the entry level condo up to another beachfront property with a listing price of $14.9... Continue Reading >

New Casitas Village Condo Listing – 5951 Birch Street #4 Carpinteria CA 93013

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice I am happy to announce my new condo listing.  This condo is a clean, rarely available unit #4 condo at the Casitas Village complex in Carpinteria CA.  This specific unit has been well cared for and has a great rental history.  The owner recently painted and "fixed up all that was needed" to get it ready for sale. There is a garage with storage, laundry located downstairs, heated pool, playground and a basketball court.  The entire complex is located very close to the beach, the Carpinteria Bluffs (hiking, biking, bird watching, dog walking... Continue Reading >

Where Do I Find Inexpensive / Cheap Condo and Housing Options in Santa Barbara, Goleta, Carpinteria Etc.?

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Most visitors come to Santa Barbara and pretty quickly fall in love. Within a few visits and sometimes even a few days, visitors to our town start to envision the possibility of themselves owning real estate in Santa Barbara.  Sometimes this leads to full time residency, while other times it evolves into a second home. Why this happens is very easy to see.  I could go on an on with the positives of life in Santa Barbara....weather, beach, outdoor life, cultural, restaurants, educated and well traveled people etc. Why this does not happen for... Continue Reading >

Carpinteria Summerland CA Real Estate Market Update 3rd Quarter 2014

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here are the latest real estate market statistics for the 3rd quarter 2014 for both the Carpinteria and Summerland areas.  As seen below, the average sales price has been pretty strong over the last year when comparing 3rd quarter to 3rd quarter respectively.  On average, this is a little misleading as there were a few bigger sales.  This is in comparison to fewer homes sold in the last year and thus 1 or 2 big sales do skew average prices statistics. After a very strong run up in the last 2... Continue Reading >

The Exclusive Padaro Lane Beach Real Estate in Carpinteria CA.

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Padaro Lane is an exclusive oceanfront coastal area here in Carpinteria CA., situated 7-10 minutes south from Montecito and Santa Barbara CA.  It is considered both locally and nationally to be one of the more high end coastal areas to live in. Padaro Lane homes sit on a wonderful ocean front "cove", just south of the shops and cafes in Summerland CA. and just west of Santa Claus Lane.  Both of these areas are within walking and biking distance and filled with small boutique shops and restaurants. Towards the south eastern end... Continue Reading >

New Stylish Updated Carpinteria Home For Sale

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice New Listing Location: 5466 Granada Way, Carpinteria CA., 93013 Offered Price: $835,000.  First Open: Wednesday February 5th, 10-12:30 and Sunday February 9th, 1:00 to 4:00. Shown by Appointment other times. Well cared for and beautifully renovated airy and spacious feeling 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom ranch style home located on a quiet Carpinteria cul-de-sac. Custom finishes, fabulous master bed and bathroom, terrific indoor outdoor living with multiple French doors, vaulted ceilings with lots of natural light, serene feeling back and front gardens offering privacy and mountain views. Please contact Kevin for more pictures as well as to... Continue Reading >