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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

Luxury Real Estate

The Natural Beauty of Hope Ranch CA Here in Santa Barbara CA.

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice The wonderful community of Hope Ranch is unlike any other place in Santa Barbara, occupying a hilly area immediately adjacent to the coastline with wonderful winding and rolling hills.  The highest elevation is 691 feet (211 m), and the overall area encompasses 1,863 acres. Within the community of Hope Ranch, you will find and abundant display of native vegetation that is mostly California oak woodland and chaparral, with the majority of homes constructed to blend in with the natural landscape, allowing the area to retain much of its tree canopy. The narrow residential roads, not... Continue Reading >

Mission Canyon Top 5 Highest Real Estate Sales – Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Mission Canyon as a place to live here in Santa Barbara is full of character and charm.  This likely stems at least partially from the combination of the community’s eclectic mix of residential styles, mountain and ocean views, narrow curving and winding roads without curbs, sidewalks, or traffic lights. Mission Canyon has a true historical feel to it here in Santa Barbara with several visible stone walls, bridges, and treasured archaeological features.  Mission Canyon is also home to the cherished Santa Barbara Botanic Garden and Rocky Nook Park. With regards to real estate, Mission Canyon is... 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 >

Santa Barbara & Montecito Gated Communities & Developments

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Within Santa Barbara, Montecito and our surrounding areas, there are a decent amount of options for true gated communities.  With true gated communities, I am referring to homes with 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 both Santa Barbara proper and Montecito.  I have also offered a brief description of some of the highlights.  If you would like more specifics... 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 >