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Kevin Schmidtchen

Realtor
Village Properties

1250 Coast Village
Montecito, CA 93108

kevinschmidtchen@yahoo.com
Phone or Text

(805) 689-6877

2010 Top 10 Oceanfront Real Estate Sales For Montecito, Santa Barbara, Hope Ranch and Carpinteria

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice The dream of living on the ocean. For most, this is the ultimate...especially if it is here in our wonderful home of Santa Barbara.  Fresh air, pounding waves, sand at your toes... With 2009 being a pretty tough year for oceanfront real estate sales in the Santa Barbara, Carpinteria and Montecito areas, 2010 has seen solid sales for most of the year.  Prices on average have come down anywhere from 35-40% from their peak in 2007, but now seem to hit... Continue Reading >

Montecito Beachfront Town Homes and Condos at Bargain Prices!! Bonnymede & Montecito Shores

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice As the run up in real estate values continued through early 2008 here in the Montecito area, the exclusive condominium enclaves of Bonnymede and Montecito Shores (the only 2 oceanfront condo / town home complexes we have in the Montecito area) saw prices comfortably in the $2.5 - 5 Million range.  Many of these units seemed to be selling to either 2nd home buyers or Montecito residents downsizing from larger estates.  As the market has changed over the last 2... Continue Reading >

Montecito Real Estate Update – Pulse of The Market $2.5 to $4 Million

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice As the overall market prices have fallen in the last 2 years, the heart of the Montecito Real Estate market is once again around the $2 to $4 million price point.  Currently I am working with 4 sets of clients that are looking in this price range and so I thought I would give a quick update as to where it feels that we are at. In a quick word...slow.  Year to date there have only been 15 sales in this... Continue Reading >

Montecito CA Among Top 10 Most Expensive Zip Codes in America – 93108

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice According to an article in the latest addition of Forbes, Montecito, here in Santa Barbara CA is once again among the top 10 Most Expensive zip codes in America.  Six of the top 10 zip codes are in California while the other 4 zip codes reside around the New York area. Top 10 List: Duarte/Bradbury, California 91008: Median Home Price $4.27 Million  Atherton, California 94027: Median Home Price $4.01 Million Rolling Hills, California 90274: Median Home Price $3.89 Million Alpine, N.J. 07620: Median Home... Continue Reading >

Santa Barbara CA. Among Top 10 Most Expensive Real Estate Markets in the U.S.

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice A recent real estate home listing report looked at thousands of four-bedroom, two-bathroom properties early in 2010 across nearly 300 various real estate markets.  To most of us here that live along the coast in California, the findings did not prove to be surprising...The most expensive markets are mainly found here in California, and many along the coastline.  The Most Expensive Cities - Top 10 List At the top of the list of most expensive real estate markets is Newport Beach,... Continue Reading >

Helpful Tips When Looking for Your Perfect Montecito Home or Estate

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Location, Location, Location Everyone has heard this tip before and it pretty much always holds true.  Simply stated, consider the home's exact location before you are won over by a spectacular interior.  Also, maybe look for the exact location you want and completely redo the home etc.  Do views and setting out way walking distance to the beach or vice versa?  Can you "bike home" from town and/or the beach? Etc. Check Your Immediate Neighborhood It is very obvious...when you purchase a home,... Continue Reading >

Luxury Real Estate Sales $10 Million and Up – Santa Barbara, Montecito, Hope Ranch and Carpinteria CA

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice When talking about luxury real estate here in the Montecito and Santa Barbara areas, everyone will have their own opinion of what this means and at what price point luxury real estate starts at.  While many other luxury resort areas have very expensive exclusive homes from $3-10 million, Santa Barbara is one of the few areas that also has numerous inventory and sales in the ultra high-end price point...$10 Million and above. Here is a breakdown of the ultra luxury real... Continue Reading >