Kevin Schmidtchen

Village Properties

1250 Coast Village
Montecito, CA 93108
Phone or Text

(805) 689-6877

Are you an Ideal Candidate for a Short Sale here in Goleta CA?

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Tips to Avoiding Foreclosure: Who is the Ideal Candidate for a Short Sale? The reality for people that are unfortunately facing foreclosure is not something that is taken lightly.  The prospect of not just losing your home, but dealing with all the emotional and financial realities that come with it can be more more than overwhelming. Fortunately, certain people may be in a position to avoid this legal, financial, and emotional turmoil by going the route of a short sale. Do you qualify... Continue Reading >

Beachfront / Blufftop Real Estate Sales Santa Barbara CA – 1st Quarter 2010

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice With limited resources, there are naturally only a few beach / bluff top real estate sales here in the Montecito and Santa Barbara area every few months.  After quite a fall in prices this last year as much of our beachfront real estate remained sitting on the market, sales have started to pick up.  Here in the first quarter of 2010 we have had the following sales / pending sales of oceanfront property.  2010 - 1st quarter Beach Front Sales 1801... Continue Reading >

Pros and Cons of Buying Foreclosures in Santa Barbara, Carpinteria and Goleta CA.

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice As a home buyer in today's market here in Santa Barbara, Goleta and Carpinteria, you may be able to get "deals" on foreclosures, but buying foreclosures can be risky as well.  If you are looking at foreclosures as an option for a home purchase, it is crucial to understand the many potential cons associated with the one obvious "pro" of buying a foreclosure. First, there are a few definitions of properties that are generally thrown around and become universally known as... Continue Reading >

How to Find All the Goleta and Carpinteria CA. Foreclosures and Short Sales Statistics

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Just read below... Here are the latest statistics on short sales and foreclosures in both Goleta and Carpinteria CA. Carpinteria Foreclosures - 2009 year to date In Carpinteria CA., year to date there have been 28 bank owned / foreclosures that have come to market. Roughly 10% of all listings in Carpinteria year to date have been foreclosures. The lowest sale was a 2 beds 1 bath mobile home that sold for $60,000. The highest sale was a 5 beds 3 baths home located at 5427... Continue Reading >

Goleta Real Estate Sales Update, Santa Barbara CA. – First 6 Months 2009

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice For the first 6 months of 2009, there were approximately 155 total closed sales of single family homes and condos in Goleta CA.  Currently as of June 29th, 2009, there are approximately 72 properties in Goleta that are pending sale (under contract). The reason that I use the word "Approximately" is the simple fact that there are several homes that are located in "Goleta", yet have a Santa Barbara address.  There is also a substantial area in our town that is... Continue Reading >

Santa Barbara CA Jesusita Fire Update, 80 Confirmed Homes Burned – Saturday May 9th

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice After several relentless and stressful days of extreme heat, wind and fire, Santa Barbara is finally getting a break from the weather.  With day time temperatures around 100 degrees and overnight temperatures hovering in the 80 degree range the last 4 days as well as wind gusts up to 50-70 miles an hour, this mornings heavy marine layer, calmer winds and 58 degree weather is a blessing. Everyone one I seem to talk with expresses their appreciation with the job... Continue Reading >

Santa Barbara Real Estate – The Goleta South Sales Statistics Year End 2008

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Santa Barbara Real Estate for the Goleta South Area - Year End Sales Statistics for 2008 I have summarized below an easy to look at brief outline of the overall Santa Barbara MLS statistics for both single family homes and condos in the Goleta South area for the year 2008.  The comparisons are drawn against the previous year's statistics (2007) for Santa Barbara Real Estate. CONDOS: Condo listings were down 35% from 145 listings to 93 listings compared to 2007 Condos sold were down... Continue Reading >