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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

Seller’s Resources & Advice

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 >

Winchester Commons Community in Goleta CA.

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Winchester Commons is a peaceful, quiet feeling planned community located at the far north end of Goleta that was developed between 1996 and 1998.  It is a community of 147 units, with a mix of Mediterranean style single family homes and town homes. All homes have a light tan colored stucco exterior finish, open floor plans with high ceilings, fireplaces, quality finishes and good access to outside space. The larger homes in the community have 4 bedrooms with 3 baths and tend to be around the 2700 - 2900 sqft. range with lot... Continue Reading >

Goleta, Summerland & Carpinteria Gated Communities & Developments

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Within Goleta, Summerland and Carpinteria, there are a decent amount of options for true gated communities. With true gated communities, I am referring to 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 Goleta and Carpinteria.  I have also offered a brief description of some of the highlights.  If you would like more specifics on any of these areas and communities, such as current active... 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 >