Kevin Schmidtchen

Village Properties

1250 Coast Village
Montecito, CA 93108
Phone or Text

(805) 689-6877

2014 Year in Review: Top 10 Real Estate Sales in The Santa Barbara Area

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Santa Barbara once again in 2014 has seen a fabulous year for anyone who owns real estate in our area.  After the down market from 2008 until about May 2012, Santa Barbara has simply been on a steady rise with regards to values.  The latter half of 2012 and the entire 2013 had very strong gains which then continued through most of 2014.  Around August of last year, we started to see a little leveling of prices, but overall a very strong year.... Continue Reading >

Santa Barbara CA Real Estate Market Update 3rd Quarter 2014

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here are the latest real estate market statistics for the 3rd quarter 2014 for Santa Barbara proper.  As seen below, the average sales price has been pretty strong over the last year once again and continued to rise...but now at a slower pace.  Overall the market feels that it has taken a break in the last few months and feels pretty stable with no price increases. After a very strong run up in the last 2 years starting in May 2012,... Continue Reading >

Real Estate & Homes for Sale in Washington School District – The Mesa Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Mesa, a Spanish word meaning "table", has been applied to the flat bench of elevated land fronting the ocean along Santa Barbara's southwestern border since the mission days.  Stretching from the Santa Barbara City College on the east and extending two and one-half miles to Arroyo Burro County Beach (or "Hendry's/The Pit" to locals), the Mesa is an extremely desirable neighborhood and has often been voted the "Best Neighborhood" in a local paper's poll. Residents of the Mesa cherish their accessibility... Continue Reading >

Top 10 Highest Real Estate Sales in Santa Barbara CA for 2014 – Year to Date

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice The Santa Barbara real estate market in 2014 has continued to show its strong pace in the higher end market (for purposes here $2 million and above).  Sales have been very steady and demand for our higher end homes has been as strong as any segment of the market. Prices have continued to rise for most of the year, although just in the last 6-8 weeks we seem to have flattened out.  Certain homes that would of most likely sold within... Continue Reading >

Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Update 2nd Quarter 2014

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here are some of the latest statistics for the real estate market here in Santa Barbara proper. The below graph compares the 2nd quarter results on a year over year basis for the last few years.  The main comparisons are made for the: Average list price Average sold price Total amount of single family homes sold Here below are the same style of graphs but for the Goleta area and the Carpinteria / Summerland area. Further Reading: Santa Barbara Market Statistics Buyer's Resources and Advice Santa Barbara Luxury Real... Continue Reading >

The El Escorial Villas & East Beach Town Homes at East Beach in Santa Barbara CA.

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice El Escorial The tropical feeling El Escorial Villas at East Beach is a wonderful resort-style feeling condominium complex located here in Santa Barbara CA.  Situated just steps from Santa Barbara's famous East Beach with its pleasing Mediterranean style architecture, idyllic beachfront climate and proximity to numerous outdoor activities, The El Escorial Villas offer for many a perfect Santa Barbara home or weekend second home. The El Escorial Villas offer luxurious amenities that include a gated and supported 24-hour guard service, a luxuriously landscaped... Continue Reading >

The Condo and Town Home Real Estate Market in Santa Barbara CA.

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Looking for a Condo or Town Home in Santa Barbara? In the Santa Barbara area, there are a lot of condo and town home options for buyers to choose from.  With that said, there are not condos and town homes available in all areas of our town as well as in all price points. In Santa Barbara proper, we can divide the condo market generally into the lower end and then the upper end.  This is where the majority of our condos... Continue Reading >