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Kevin Schmidtchen

Realtor
Sotheby's International Realty

1436 State Street

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

[email protected]

Phone or Text

(805) 689-6877

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

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice 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 interior courtyard, wonderful pool and spa, health club, clubhouse and 2... Continue Reading >

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

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Looking for a Condo 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 seem to fall, with a definite lack of mid range condo options. On the... Continue Reading >

Great News For Santa Barbara Condo Buyers – FHA Eases Tough Condo Financing Rules

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice In our overall extremely tight real estate market here in Santa Barbara, here is some needed and encouraging news for all of the condominium buyers out there. The biggest source of funding for buyers with 5-20% down payments, the Federal Housing Administration, has revamped controversial rules that caused thousands of condo complexes across the country to lose their eligibility for FHA financing....and a few here in the Santa Barbara area. The new and revised guidelines issued last week take effect immediately.  This will for sure help a few Condo HOA's here in the Goleta to... Continue Reading >