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Kevin Schmidtchen

Realtor
Village Properties

1250 Coast Village
Montecito, CA 93108

kevinschmidtchen@yahoo.com
Phone or Text

(805) 689-6877

Santa Barbara

San Roque Real Estate Year End Review 2015 – Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice San Roque Year In Review Overall there was a 12.8% increase in the median sold price for San Roque in 2105.  The median sold price was $1.1 million. The lowest sale was $725,000 and the highest sale was $1.975 million. San Roque homes sold for an average of $9 more per sqft. than in 2014.  The average was $700 per sqft., the lowest sale was at $423 per sqft., and the highest was at $1,141 per sqft. San Roque homes in 2015 were on the market for an average of 17 days more than in... Continue Reading >

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 >

3 Terrific Ways to Boost Your Home Value Here in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice If you are looking for some "renovation rules" for Santa Barbara buyers, here are some key millennial buyer shifts in what we are hearing when it comes to purchasing a home. 1: The Kitchen Is Still #1 It does not matter what decade we are in, buyers of all kinds continue to be focused on the kitchen.  A “modern/updated kitchen” seems to top everyone's list of ideal home features for their new home. If you are a seller planning to sell, a small investment in a dated kitchen can have a serious impact. At a minimum buyers... 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 >

The Stonecreek Condos / Town Homes in Santa Barbara CA.

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice The Stonecreek Condos is a smaller, secluded, peaceful feeling complex located off Las Positas Road here in Santa Barbara CA. The complex is laid out in 12 different clusters totaling 105 units. The units sit side by side, town home style with the living area downstairs and the bedrooms upstairs. Each unit has a carport and storage conveniently located very close to the front door of the unit. All units have a generous living room which opens to garden style patios.  The bedrooms tend to offer larger feeling closets and all units have laundry inside the... Continue Reading >

Santa Barbara Home Improvements That Pay Off

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Often I am asked here in Santa Barbara about remodels on homes, updates and what ifs with regards to putting money into a home.  Often a major concern for people is whether they will get their money back on projects they are thinking about undertaking.  I just came across this from the CA Association of Realtors that is fun to look at.  Obviously it also depends on the quality of workmanship that is done as well as if you are getting a fair price from a contractor etc.  At minimum this... Continue Reading >

Serene and Peaceful Feeling Sungate Ranch Community in Santa Barbara CA.

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Located off Hollister Road and close to San Marcos High School, Sungate Ranch is a quality built planned development that offers beautiful landscaping and a community with good open space.  Like many newer developments found here in Santa Barbara CA, Sungate Ranch offers the home owner stylistic architectural features that include open floor plans with lots of light, walk-in closets, concrete tile roofs, gourmet kitchens and fenced yards.  Additionally you find the much requested high ceilings in all the homes. Depending on the individual home, there is a great chance that you will... Continue Reading >