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Kevin Schmidtchen

Realtor
Village Properties

1250 Coast Village
Montecito, CA 93108

kevinschmidtchen@yahoo.com
Phone or Text

(805) 689-6877

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... Continue Reading >

Montecito & Santa Barbara 3rd Quarter 2015 Real Estate Market Statistics Update

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here are some informative real estate market statistics here for 3rd quarter 2015 Montecito and Santa Barbara CA.  The images below compares the average sales price for single family homes in both areas over the last 5 years. As you can see, the amount of sales in Montecito has dropped a large amount this last quarter compared to 2014.  This has really been the feel for most of the last month.  Many agents are commenting on how slow everything has gotten recently... Continue Reading >

Condos and Real Estate in The Funk Zone (Villa del Mar) – Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice The Funk Zone is a very unique and energized area here in Santa Barbara that has seen a huge revival in the last few years.  For many it is becoming "the place" to lunch, dine and go out at night. Growing up in Santa Barbara, this entire area used to simply be "a rather funky zone" that was filled with all sorts of manufacturing and industrial businesses, a few scattered offices of various sorts, vacant lots and run down maritime feeling... Continue Reading >

Bella Riviera in Santa Barbara – Lower Riviera / Upper East Condos and Town Homes with Ocean Views

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Bella Riviera Bella Riviera is a newer condo / town home community (built in 2012) located here in Santa Barbara, sandwiched in between The Upper East and The Lower Riviera neighborhoods.  There are a total of 115 residences, although a portion of these units have been set aside as housing for Cottage Hospital.  The site of Bella Riviera itself sits atop the old grounds of the St. Francis Hospital. Most of the units have a combination of good indoor and outdoors spaces.  Square feet varies... Continue Reading >

What Does $1 Million Buy In Today’s Santa Barbara Real Estate Market?

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice As the real estate market has continued it's strong pace over the last few years, values have simply continued to go up in every area here in Santa Barbara.  In some neighborhoods we have now reached the peak level prices that we saw in 2007.  In the areas that have not reached these levels, prices are only 10-15% below these peak levels. So where are we today in and around the $1 million price point. I have gone ahead and listed below... 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... Continue Reading >

Santa Barbara Bel Air Knolls Real Estate Update

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Over the last 12 months, the Bel Air Knolls neighborhood here in Santa Barbara has been pretty active with compared to recent past years.  Often months can and do go by in this area with only 1 or 2 homes coming on the market.  This has not been the case over the last year, as shown below by the following statistics. There are currently 5 homes on the active market.  These homes range in value from $970,000 to $1.65 million. There have been 16 closed sales over the last... Continue Reading >