Kevin Schmidtchen

Village Properties

1250 Coast Village
Montecito, CA 93108
Phone or Text

(805) 689-6877

Luxury Real Estate

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 >

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 >

Montecito Luxury Real Estate & Homes for Sale $10 Million Plus

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice When it comes to luxury real estate, the community of Montecito is definitely a name that comes to mind.  Often finding itself in the top 10 list of most expensive real estate zip codes (93108), Montecito is one of the handful of smaller communities in the country that have a true real estate market of home values above the $10 million price point. Approximately eight square miles of hidden neighborhoods (roughly 3000 households) and expansive estates, Montecito has been the destination of choice for celebrities and millionaires for over one hundred... Continue Reading >

The Private Unique Hedgerow Area in Montecito California

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Within the wonderful community of Montecito, you find many smaller individual feeling communities that have their own style and feel.  One of the most prominent that residents and realtors talk about is the historic feeling Hedgerow area.  The area itself does not have any true definitive boundaries, but is loosely defined as the area on either side of San Ysidro Road running from the 101 Freeway up to East Valley Road in between Hot Springs Road  and Sheffield Drive. This community has a true private feel to it in which most homes are largely concealed... Continue Reading >

New / Newer Santa Barbara Downtown Condos And Town Homes For Sale – Sevilla, El Andaluz, Alma Del Pueblo, The Villas, Paseo Chapala, One Twenty One, La Aldea

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Over the last 15 years, the options for condo and town home buyers in the "center" of Santa Barbara have greatly increased.  We have seen a large number of newer developments and still expect several more on the horizon that are in various stages of development. Because of the simple popularity of Santa Barbara, most of these newer condo options have also tended to be more in the luxury or high end spectrum.  Most developments (because of Santa Barbara's strict building guidelines) as well tend to have the Spanish style on the exterior,... Continue Reading >