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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

The Oceanfront Areas

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 >

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 >

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 >

The Spectacular Gated Beach Community of Sea Meadow in Montecito CA

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Montecito Sea Meadow Sea Meadow is a wonderful high-end, private and tropical feeling, guarded and gated beach community located steps from the Montecito beaches of Hammond's and Miramar.  A few minutes by foot and you can additionally access all there is to offer at The 4 Season's Biltmore Hotel and Coral Casino as well as all the shops and fine dining located at The Lower Village on Coast Village Road.  The people that live there consider this to be as desirable of a location as you can find. Additionally, within 4-5 minutes by... Continue Reading >

Montecito Luxury Real Estate & Homes for Sale $10 Million Plus

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice When it comes to luxury real estate, the community of Montecito is definitely a name that comes to mind.  Often finding itself in the top 10 list of most expensive real estate zip codes (93108), Montecito is one of the handful of smaller communities in the country that have a true real estate market of home values above the $10 million price point. Approximately eight square miles of hidden neighborhoods (roughly 3000 households) and expansive estates, Montecito has been the destination of choice for celebrities and millionaires for over one hundred... 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 >