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Kevin Schmidtchen

Realtor
Berkshire Hathaway
Home Services
1255 Coast Village
Suite 102B
Montecito, CA 93108
kevinschmidtchen@yahoo.com
Phone or Text

(805) 689-6877

Santa Barbara

Vieja Gardens Community in Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Vieja Gardens is a rather peaceful, quiet feeling planned community located next to the More Mesa Bluffs here in Santa Barbara CA.  The community was developed in 1971-1973 and features a total of 108 units, with a mixture of 3 bedroom and 2 bedroom town home style condos. The 3 bedroom units are roughly 1250 - 1385 sqft. with 2 baths and an attached 2 car garage. The 2 bedroom units are roughly 1050 - 1150 sqft. with 2 baths and an attached 2 car garage. All town homes have interior laundry, high ceilings and good... Continue Reading >

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 >