Kevin Schmidtchen

Village Properties

1250 Coast Village
Montecito, CA 93108
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(805) 689-6877

Santa Barbara

What Does $1 Million Buy In Today’s Santa Barbara Real Estate Market?

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice As the real estate market has continued it's strong pace over the last few years, values have simply continued to go up in every area here in Santa Barbara.  In some neighborhoods we have now reached the peak level prices that we saw in 2007.  In the areas that have not reached these levels, prices are only 10-15% below these peak levels. So where are we today in and around the $1 million price point. I have gone ahead and listed below 3 recent closed properties as well as 2 properties that... Continue Reading >

East & West Beach Real Estate Update – Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice In the last 12 months, the East & West Beach areas here in Santa Barbara have seen good solid activity and continued price increases.  Most of the activity has been within the few big complexes in this area (El Escorial and East Beach Town homes), but other areas have also seen a decent amount of sales.  Here below are the current statistics with regard to home sales in this area. There are currently 9 active listings for sale.  All but one of these listings is a town home or condo which... Continue Reading >

Santa Barbara Bel Air Knolls Real Estate Update

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Over the last 12 months, the Bel Air Knolls neighborhood here in Santa Barbara has been pretty active with compared to recent past years.  Often months can and do go by in this area with only 1 or 2 homes coming on the market.  This has not been the case over the last year, as shown below by the following statistics. There are currently 5 homes on the active market.  These homes range in value from $970,000 to $1.65 million. There have been 16 closed sales over the last 12 months.  Prices range from $875,000 to $1.8 million. There is... Continue Reading >

Santa Barbara The Mesa Area – Real Estate Market Update First 6 Months 2015

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice The first 6 months of real estate activity on The Mesa here in Santa Barbara continued to simply replicate what we have been seeing over the last 3-4 years.  The Mesa is a very desired area to live in here in Santa Barbara and during the springtime, The Mesa really showcases itself with all the wonderful weather, beach walks, strolls along Shoreline Park etc. As far as demand and value, both of these continued on their upward trends here in the first half of 2015.  We have now started to see... 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 >

What Can You Currently Buy For $1 Million In Santa Barbara CA?

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice When it comes to buying a home in the Santa Barbara area, we can all find ourselves with a little bit of sticker shock.  We all have a varied idea on what is needed, what is ideal, what will make us feel that the house can also be a Home.  Everyone will have their tastes and must have's. Ultimately for most of us, money will be the deciding factor of what we can/do eventually buy. Here below are 5 current homes on the market for around $1 million. 401 Chapala Street Unit #107,... Continue Reading >

A Few Very Important Qualities You Should Consider When Picking A Great Real Estate Agent Here In Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Whether you are a first time home buyer or not, first time home seller or not, you most likely would prefer to work with not just a good agent...but a great real estate agent. Here is some advice to buyers and sellers when looking for a GREAT real estate agent here in the Santa Barbara area: Make sure you get referrals from your friends, colleagues and relatives to the agents they have worked with in the past.  "Everyone" knows a realtor so this is a great place to start. If you don't know anyone in town,... Continue Reading >