Kevin Schmidtchen

Village Properties

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

Seller’s Resources & Advice

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 >

The Eucalyptus Grove Condos in Goleta CA.

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice The Eucalyptus Grove Condos (most commonly referred to as The Grove) are located towards the north west end of Goleta CA.  The complex is very well kept, gated and one of the larger complexes in Goleta. The complex also has a nice, quiet cottage feel and sits among very mature trees.  Due to the fact that it is one of the larger complexes, it also tends to see a good amount of real estate sales each year. For many of its residents, it is a wonderful first option to purchase and many owners seem to... 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 >

Significant Real Estate Sales On The Mesa – La Vista Del Oceano, La Coronilla, Harbor Hills, Ricardo

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice So far in 2015, we have once again seen a very steady active real estate market on The Mesa here in Santa Barbara.  One big difference compared to the last few years has been the amount of luxury higher end sales that we have been seeing at the "Top of the Mesa", specifically the newer homes all along the La Vista del Oceano corridor.  In this area we have pushed the price point of high end Mesa all the way to the $3.5-5 million plus range. 1702 La Vista Del Oceano is a brand new... Continue Reading >

Montecito & Santa Barbara 3rd Quarter 2015 Real Estate Market Statistics Update

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here are some informative real estate market statistics here for 3rd quarter 2015 Montecito and Santa Barbara CA.  The images below compares the average sales price for single family homes in both areas over the last 5 years. As you can see, the amount of sales in Montecito has dropped a large amount this last quarter compared to 2014.  This has really been the feel for most of the last month.  Many agents are commenting on how slow everything has gotten recently in Montecito and the upper end market. For Santa Barbara proper the... Continue Reading >

Condos and Real Estate in The Funk Zone (Villa del Mar) – Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice The Funk Zone is a very unique and energized area here in Santa Barbara that has seen a huge revival in the last few years.  For many it is becoming "the place" to lunch, dine and go out at night. Growing up in Santa Barbara, this entire area used to simply be "a rather funky zone" that was filled with all sorts of manufacturing and industrial businesses, a few scattered offices of various sorts, vacant lots and run down maritime feeling buildings etc.  Today the entire area is changing and is... Continue Reading >