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Kevin Schmidtchen

Realtor
Village Properties

1250 Coast Village
Montecito, CA 93108

kevinschmidtchen@yahoo.com
Phone or Text

(805) 689-6877

Goleta

Real Estate & Homes For Sale In The Mountain View School District – Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice For the majority of younger families, school district is one of the key important criteria when looking at real estate.  The Mountain View School has become over the years one of the most sought after elementary schools in our town.  The local opinion of Mountain View School is almost across the board very very positive.  Here is the current review by GreatSchools.org. Mountain View School Mountain View is a kindergarten through sixth grade public elementary school located in Goleta/Santa Barbara, California, serving approximately 340 students.  All Mountain View School teachers are fully credentialed. Class sizes are... Continue Reading >

Winchester Commons Community in Goleta CA.

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Winchester Commons is a peaceful, quiet feeling planned community located at the far north end of Goleta that was developed between 1996 and 1998.  It is a community of 147 units, with a mix of Mediterranean style single family homes and town homes. All homes have a light tan colored stucco exterior finish, open floor plans with high ceilings, fireplaces, quality finishes and good access to outside space. The larger homes in the community have 4 bedrooms with 3 baths and tend to be around the 2700 - 2900 sqft. range with lot... 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 >

The Eucalyptus Grove Condos in Goleta CA.

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice The Eucalyptus Grove Condos (most commonly referred to as The Grove) are located towards the north west end of Goleta CA.  The complex is very well kept, gated and one of the larger complexes in Goleta. The complex also has a nice, quiet cottage feel and sits among very mature trees.  Due to the fact that it is one of the larger complexes, it also tends to see a good amount of real estate sales each year. For many of its residents, it is a wonderful first option to purchase and many owners seem to... Continue Reading >

What Can You Currently Buy For $1 Million In Santa Barbara CA?

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice When it comes to buying a home in the Santa Barbara area, we can all find ourselves with a little bit of sticker shock.  We all have a varied idea on what is needed, what is ideal, what will make us feel that the house can also be a Home.  Everyone will have their tastes and must have's. Ultimately for most of us, money will be the deciding factor of what we can/do eventually buy. Here below are 5 current homes on the market for around $1 million. 401 Chapala Street Unit #107,... 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 >

Top 10 Real Estate Sales in Goleta CA for 2014

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice As with all areas in and around Santa Barbara, Goleta saw a very solid year with regards to real estate sales in 2014.  As far as prices go in general, Goleta is a decent amount "more affordable" than the Santa Barbara area.  Homes on average tend to be around 10-20% less for the same size home than what you get in Santa Barbara proper.  For the 2014 year, on average prices rose around 12-18%. The bulk of the single family real estate sales in the Goleta area tend to fall into... Continue Reading >