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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

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 >

The Stonecreek Condos / Town Homes in Santa Barbara CA.

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice The Stonecreek Condos is a smaller, secluded, peaceful feeling complex located off Las Positas Road here in Santa Barbara CA. The complex is laid out in 12 different clusters totaling 105 units. The units sit side by side, town home style with the living area downstairs and the bedrooms upstairs. Each unit has a carport and storage conveniently located very close to the front door of the unit. All units have a generous living room which opens to garden style patios.  The bedrooms tend to... Continue Reading >

Santa Barbara Home Improvements That Pay Off

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Often I am asked here in Santa Barbara about remodels on homes, updates and what ifs with regards to putting money into a home.  Often a major concern for people is whether they will get their money back on projects they are thinking about undertaking.  I just came across this from the CA Association of Realtors that is fun to look at.  Obviously it also depends on the quality of workmanship that is done as well as if you are getting... Continue Reading >

Serene and Peaceful Feeling Sungate Ranch Community in Santa Barbara CA.

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Located off Hollister Road and close to San Marcos High School, Sungate Ranch is a quality built planned development that offers beautiful landscaping and a community with good open space.  Like many newer developments found here in Santa Barbara CA, Sungate Ranch offers the home owner stylistic architectural features that include open floor plans with lots of light, walk-in closets, concrete tile roofs, gourmet kitchens and fenced yards.  Additionally you find the much requested high ceilings in all the homes. Depending on the... 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... Continue Reading >