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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

Summerland

Oceanfront and Beachfront Real Estate for Santa Barbara, Montecito, Carpinteria and Hope Ranch CA.

Butterfly beach in Santa Barbara on a very calm day. The oceanfront along the Santa Barbara coastline is referred to as roughly the 20 miles that stretch from Goleta and Santa Barbara to Montecito and Carpinteria.  This entire coastline is blessed with some of the world's most scenic, clean and safe beaches, as well as some of the most spectacular estate properties.  As a surprise to many, most of our coast and beaches in the Santa Barbara area face south/southwest as opposed to the west, as most of the California beaches do.  This prominent south/southwest facing orientation along with the Santa Ynez coastal mountain... 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 >

Foreclosures and Short Sales in The Santa Barbara Real Estate Market…2015

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here and there I am still asked by potential buyers, certain clients and/or in just basic conversation about the short sale and REO/Foreclosure market in the Santa Barbara area...Santa Barbara, Goleta, Carpinteria, Montecito, Summerland, Hope Ranch. The questions all seem to have the same theme of whether we see anymore distressed sales in our area or not. The reality is is that there really is no longer per say a "market" anymore for distressed real estate in our area.  As the overall real estate market has recovered during the last 3 years, what I have heard... Continue Reading >

Contemporary and Modern Style Homes in The Santa Barbara and Montecito CA. Area

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice As a real estate agent in the Santa Barbara area, I have the priviledge of viewing a lot of wonderful homes across all price points.  We live in a town in which there is a good amount of disposable income and wealth which leads to the fact that there are a lot of people that build and / or remodel some very magical properties.  The end product is often a pleasure to see. One of the more popular style homes over the last 20 years has been the modern contemporary style home.... Continue Reading >

Carpinteria Summerland CA Real Estate Market Update 3rd Quarter 2014

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here are the latest real estate market statistics for the 3rd quarter 2014 for both the Carpinteria and Summerland areas.  As seen below, the average sales price has been pretty strong over the last year when comparing 3rd quarter to 3rd quarter respectively.  On average, this is a little misleading as there were a few bigger sales.  This is in comparison to fewer homes sold in the last year and thus 1 or 2 big sales do skew average prices statistics. After a very strong run up in the last 2... Continue Reading >

Goleta and Carpinteria Real Estate Update – 3rd Quarter 2013

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here are the latest 2013, 3rd quarter real estate sales statistics for both the Goleta and Carpinteria / Summerland areas of Santa Barbara. For the Goleta area, the overall bulk of our real estate market here falls into the following segments: Entry level condos from around $300,000 to $500,000 Single family homes from around $550,000 to $1,000,000 Both of these markets in Goleta have been extremely strong over the last 18 months, with prices continually rising from June 2012 til around August 2013.  In the last few months, we have finally seen a leveling... Continue Reading >

Santa Barbara Real Estate Yearly Market Comparison as of September 2013

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Below is a detailed market comparison of Santa Barbara real estate that lays out the yearly market comparison of Sold Listings as well as New Listings.  This comparison takes in all the areas from Goleta, to Santa Barbara, to Hope Ranch, to Montecito, to Summerland and Carpinteria.  These numbers are then broken down further to include: Dollar volume of New and Sold Listings Median sales price of New and Sold Listings If you have any further questions about these statistics, please let me know if I can be of help.  I can also... Continue Reading >