Kevin Schmidtchen

Berkshire Hathaway
Home Services
1255 Coast Village
Suite 102B
Montecito, CA 93108
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(805) 689-6877

Santa Barbara

New Eastside / Lower Riviera Cottage Listed for $825,000 – Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice New Listing Address: 1318 East Gutierrez Price: $825,000 Extensively remodeled, spacious 2 bed 2 bath, warm feeling cottage located on a larger R-2 lot close to the lower Riviera. Wood floors, fireplace, good closet space, comfortable indoor outdoor living. Kitchen and both baths have been thoroughly remodeled. Other upgrades include plumbing, electrical, furnace and ducting, roof, windows, driveway and landscape. Front yard has drought tolerant landscaping as well as a drip system throughout the property with underground irrigation. A true well maintained and updated home. 2 car garage as well as plenty of... Continue Reading >

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 >

What Baby Boomers Search For in Real Estate in Santa Barbara CA.

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Baby boomers continue to be a large part of the real estate market here in Santa Barbara and there is obviously no sign of this changing.  Almost all baby boomers have reached their peak in purchasing power over the last 20 years and many of them have channeled their finances into prime real estate in towns such as Santa Barbara and Montecito. I have attached a interesting slide here below to highlight what most baby boomers are still looking for at this stage in their life with regards to new real... Continue Reading >

Campanil Hill Real Estate Update, Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Once again there has only been a small amount of real estate activity in the desirable area we call Campanil Hill / Yankee Farm.  With most homes enjoying panoramic views of the ocean as well as an abundant amount of privacy and land, it is not a mystery why so little comes up for sale in this area. Sitting just outside the gates of Hope Ranch and above the Sea Ledge area, Campanil Hill is a true treasure for those fortunate enough to live there. In the last 12 months we have... Continue Reading >

Bel Air Knolls High End Real Estate Sales, Santa Barbara CA.

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Real estate in the Bel Air Knolls neighborhood has seen some high end sales of late for this area.  With most sales generally being in the $1.1 to $1.5 million range, there have been 2 sales this year as well as 2 current pending sales of properties in the $1.5 to $2 million range. For the Bel Air Knolls buyer, this area offers a hilltop location situated in the midst of all that’s best about Santa Barbara living.  These homes are only minutes from the local beaches, but are just elevated and inland... Continue Reading >

Top 5 Real Estate Sales in Samarkand, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice The Samarkand neighborhood of Santa Barbara encompasses a wonderful stretch of homes located between Las Positas (Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Course), State Street, De La Vina, Oak Park, and the freeway.  Most locals associate the Samarkand area with being a quiet place to live that features pride of ownership homes, beautifully maintained streets and no overhead utilities/power lines. Samarkand also gives off a vibe of a safe and tight- knit community located within walking distance to some wonderful dining options such as Via Maestra, Los Agaves, and Renaud's. With regards to real estate, I have gone... 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 >