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Kevin Schmidtchen

Realtor
Berkshire Hathaway
Home Services
1255 Coast Village
Suite 102B
Montecito, CA 93108
kevinschmidtchen@yahoo.com
Phone or Text

(805) 689-6877

Carpinteria

Rarely Available New Carpinteria Beach Home Listing – Concha Loma / Arbol Verde Area

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice New Listing:  5613 Calle Pacific, Carpinteria CA, 93013 Asking Price: $1,380,000 First Open: Wednesday August 10th, 10:00 to 1:00 and Sunday August 14th 2:00 to 4:30.   The Beach Life! Rarely available opportunity to own one of the few homes that has direct beach access right out the back yard to Jellybowl Beach, and Carpinteria Bluff trails. Situated in the last row of houses in the lovely seaside neighborhood of Concha Loma/Arbol Verde. Well cared for, light filled home with vaulted ceilings, wood floors and larger open living space. Mountain views, mature landscape and fruit... Continue Reading >

Oceanfront and Beachfront Real Estate for Santa Barbara, Montecito, Carpinteria and Hope Ranch CA.

The oceanfront along the Santa Barbara coastline is referred to as roughly the 20 miles that stretch from Goleta and Santa Barbara to Montecito and Carpinteria.  This entire coastline is blessed with some of the world's most scenic, clean and safe beaches, as well as some of the most spectacular estate properties.  As a surprise to many, most of our coast and beaches in the Santa Barbara area face south/southwest as opposed to the west, as most of the California beaches do.  This prominent south/southwest facing orientation along with the Santa Ynez coastal mountain... Continue Reading >

Goleta, Summerland & Carpinteria Gated Communities & Developments

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Within Goleta, Summerland and Carpinteria, there are a decent amount of options for true gated communities. With true gated communities, I am referring to a true gate that is locked at the entrance to the community and only accessed via a code and/or someone who is watching the gate. I have gone ahead and listed the communities below that fall into this category for Goleta and Carpinteria.  I have also offered a brief description of some of the highlights.  If you would like more specifics on any of these areas and communities, such as current active... 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 >

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 >

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 >