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Kevin Schmidtchen

Realtor
Village Properties

1250 Coast Village
Montecito, CA 93108

kevinschmidtchen@yahoo.com
Phone or Text

(805) 689-6877

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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 >

Oceanfront And Beachfront Condos For Sale In Montecito CA.

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice When it comes to looking at condo options in Montecito CA, there are only a handful of complexes that do exist.  If you are looking for a condo or town home style home directly on the beach, there are only 2 options.  Both of these options are located on some of the most pristine coastal areas we have in CA. The names of the two complexes are Bonnymede and Montecito Shores. Bonnymede The Bonnymede condominium complex is located just next to the spectacular Four Seasons Biltmore and Coral Casino here in Montecito CA.... Continue Reading >

“Scarface” Mansion In Montecito CA Now Listed At A 49% Drop From Original $35 Million Asking Price

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice The estate that became truly iconic through Al Pacino’s “Scarface” has just been re-listed at a much deeper discounted price from the original $35 million asking price several years back.  The home is currently listed at $17.9 million and is situated on a rather private feeling 10-plus acre property located in Montecito CA...not in Tony Montana’s decadent (yes fictional) corner of Miami. The home has seen a very extensive and elaborate remodel (including ornate moldings and gold leaf ceiling details), boasting over 9,000 square feet of living space and is configured with a 4 bedrooms, 5 full baths,... 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 >

Will The Strengthening Dollar Scare Foreign Nationals Away from Santa Barbara and Montecito Real Estate?

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Now is a good time to take a trip to Europe if you have US dollars.   The US dollar is not just the strongest it has been against the Euro in years...but the strongest by far.  The Euro and other currencies have lost roughly 30% of their buying power just in the last 9 months.  With all the uncertainty with politics in such areas as Ukraine, Greece etc., as well as the strengthening of the US economy...this might be a change that stays for the near future... If so, what does... Continue Reading >

2014 Hope Ranch CA Real Estate Sales Update – Plus Top 5 Highest Hope Ranch Sales

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice When you enter the gates of Hope Ranch here in Santa Barbara, you find yourself immediately in one of the more beautiful hidden "spots" not just in Santa Barbara...but along the California coast. For the lucky people who live there, this exclusive private community is simply a blissful place to call home. Hope Ranch is known here locally for the palm tree-lined main street (Las Palmas), the private and quiet feeling "locals" beach, numerous miles of riding trails (roughly 22 miles of meandering bridle paths) and the very popular Hope Ranch Golf Course (La Cumbre Country... 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 >