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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

Stylish, Spanish, Serene and Peaceful Feeling Cathedral Pointe Community in Santa Barbara CA.

Cathedral Pointe Home Located on the corner of Foothill Road and Patterson Avenue, close to town, yet having a semi rural feel to it, Cathedral Pointe is a high quality built planned development that offers beautiful landscaping and a community with good open space.  Like many of our newer developments found here in Santa Barbara CA, Cathedral Pointe offers the home owner stylistic architectural features that include open floor plans with lots of light, walk-in closets, tile roofing, gourmet kitchens and fenced yards. Additionally, you find the much... Continue Reading >

San Roque Real Estate – Santa Barbara 2016 1st Quarter Update

2949 Valencia Drive, Santa Barbara 93105 There has been a lot of real estate activity in San Roque here in Santa Barbara in the first several months of 2016. Sales have been very steady with a good amount of new inventory coming on every week. Currently there are: 8 active listings for sale ranging in price from $900,000 to $1.85 million. 15 homes pending sale / under contract ranging in price from $685,000 to $2 million. 22 closed sales since the beginning of the year ranging in price... Continue Reading >

Vieja Gardens Community in Santa Barbara CA

Vieja Gardens Santa Barbara Vieja Gardens is a rather peaceful, quiet feeling planned community located next to the More Mesa Bluffs here in Santa Barbara CA.  The community was developed in 1971-1973 and features a total of 108 units, with a mixture of 3 bedroom and 2 bedroom town home style condos. The 3 bedroom units are roughly 1250 - 1385 sqft. with 2 baths and an attached 2 car garage. The 2 bedroom units are roughly 1050 - 1150 sqft. with 2 baths and an attached 2 car... Continue Reading >

San Roque Real Estate Year End Review 2015 – Santa Barbara

Peabody School in San Roque San Roque Year In Review Overall there was a 12.8% increase in the median sold price for San Roque in 2105.  The median sold price was $1.1 million. The lowest sale was $725,000 and the highest sale was $1.975 million. San Roque homes sold for an average of $9 more per sqft. than in 2014.  The average was $700 per sqft., the lowest sale was at $423 per sqft., and the highest was at $1,141 per sqft. San Roque homes in... Continue Reading >

Real Estate & Homes For Sale In The Mountain View School District – Santa Barbara

Sungate Ranch 1 For the majority of younger families, school district is one of the key important criteria when looking at real estate.  The Mountain View School has become over the years one of the most sought after elementary schools in our town.  The local opinion of Mountain View School is almost across the board very very positive.  Here is the current review by GreatSchools.org. Mountain View School Mountain View is a kindergarten through sixth grade public elementary school located in Goleta/Santa Barbara, California, serving approximately 340 students.... Continue Reading >

3 Terrific Ways to Boost Your Home Value Here in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice If you are looking for some "renovation rules" for Santa Barbara buyers, here are some key millennial buyer shifts in what we are hearing when it comes to purchasing a home. 1: The Kitchen Is Still #1 It does not matter what decade we are in, buyers of all kinds continue to be focused on the kitchen.  A “modern/updated kitchen” seems to top everyone's list of ideal home features for their new home. If you are a seller planning to sell, a small investment in a dated... 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... Continue Reading >