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Volunteers Needed! | Archi’s Acres

posted on June 25th, 2014 | filed under: Uncategorized

Archi's LogoWe had an amazing guest speaker at our networking meeting last week, Karen Archipley from Archi’s Acres. Karen, along with her husband Sgt. Colin Archipley, created the Veteran’s Sustainable Agriculture Training (VSAT), a six-week certificate program to help veterans transition into the workforce by providing business ownership opportunities. Karen visited us last week because they are looking for some very special volunteers. They are in need of business owners (or those who have experience running or starting a business) to serve as panel members to listen to business presentations and offer advice to VSAT graduates. They meet every 8 weeks and their next meeting is July 31st from 2:00pm – 6:00pm. An organic dinner will be served. If you or anyone you know would like to volunteer your time and sit on the panel, please contact Karen at 760-670-5490 or More About Archi’s Acres

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Market Updte | Inventory at Highest Level in Eleven Years

posted on June 23rd, 2014 | filed under: Uncategorized

Trends At A Glance - JuneActive listings of single-family, re-sale homes reached their highest level since July 2003. The number of homes on the market was up 28.1% year-over-year.

Pending sales were up 17.6% compared to last May. This after fourteen months of year-over-year declines.

Home sales were down 11.2% from April, which is highly unusual. They were off 25.5% year-over-year.

We may be entering a period of buyers’ fatigue where the market flattens out for a while.

Of course, increasing inventory will start putting some downward pressure on prices.

June and July are typically the months with the most sales, so stay tuned for those numbers.

Foreclosure sales and short sales effect on the market continues to diminish.

There were only fifty foreclosure sales last month, down 59.7% from last May. Short sales were down 74.7% year-over-year. There were forty-five short sales.

Active foreclosures and short sale properties are lower than the year before.

There are 150 active bank-owned properties on the market. There were 173 last May.

Active short sales are down 59.5% from 798 to 323. The plunge in active short sales may be due to the banks deciding it’s more profitable to just foreclose.

To read the full report:

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World Cup 2014 | Upcoming Matches

posted on June 20th, 2014 | filed under: Uncategorized

We hope you are enjoying the matches so far. Here is the schedule for upcoming matches so you don’t miss your favorite team!2014-brasil-world-cup-logo

 Friday June 20

  • Group D: Italy v Costa Rica in Recife (1600)
  • Group E: Switzerland v France in Salvador (1900)
  • Group E: Honduras v Ecuador in Curitiba (2200)

Saturday June 21

  • Group F: Argentina v Iran in Belo Horizonte (1600)
  • Group G: Germany v Ghana in Fortaleza (1900)
  • Group F: Nigeria v Bosnia Herzegovina in Cuiaba (2200)

Sunday June 22

  • Group H: Belgium v Russia in Rio de Janeiro (1600)
  • Group H: South Korea v Algeria in Porto Alegre
  • Group G: USA v Portugal in Manaus (2200)

Monday June 23

  • Group B: Netherlands v Chile in Sao Paulo (1600)
  • Group B: Australia v Spain in Curitiba (1600)
  • Group A: Brazil v Cameroon in Brasilia (2000)
  • Group A: Croatia v Mexico in Recife (2000)

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Brazil Wins!

posted on June 12th, 2014 | filed under: Uncategorized

640px-WC-2014-Brasil_svgToday marks the official start of 2014 FIFA World Cup and Brazil started the tournament off with a 3-1 win over Croatia!

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is the 20th FIFA World Cup, an international men’s football tournament that is taking place in Brazil from 12 June 12th to July 13th 2014. A total of 64 matches are to be played in 12 cities across Brazil.

Here is the schedule for the next week:

Friday June 13

  • Group A: Mexico v Cameron in Natal (1600)
  • Group B: Spain v Netherlands in Salvador (1900)
  • Group B: Chlle v Australia in Cuiaba (2200)

Saturday June 14

  • Group C: Colombia v Greece in Belo Horizonte (1600)
  • Group D: Uruguay v Costa Rica in Fortaleza (1900)
  • Group D: England v Italy in Manaus (2200)
  • Group C: Ivory Coast v Japan in Recife (0100)

Sunday June 15

  • Group E: Switzerland v Ecuador in Brasilia (1600)
  • Group E: France v Honduras in Porto Alegre (1900)
  • Group F: Argentina v Bosnia Herzegovina in Rio de Janeiro (2200)

Monday June 16

  • Group G: Germany v Portugal in Salvador (1600)
  • Group F: Iran v Nigeria in Curitiba (1900)
  • Group G: Ghana v USA in Natal (2200)

Tuesday June 17

  • Group H: Belgium v Algeria in Belo Horizonte (1600)
  • Group A: Brazil v Mexico in Fortaleza (1900)
  • Group H: Russia v South Korea in Cuiaba (2200)

Wednesday June 18

  • Group B: Australia v Netherlands in Porto Alegre (1600)
  • Group B: Spain v Chile in Rio (1900)
  • Group A: Cameroon v Croatia in Manaus (2200)

Visit the Fifa official website for more information.

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A Special Note Of Thanks!

posted on June 6th, 2014 | filed under: Uncategorized

GRATEFULThank you for your continued support for the past 12 years – YOU make it happen! 90% of my business comes directly from you – your referrals to help family, friends and co-workers, buy or sell a home.  The recognition I receive is a success I share with you.
Thank you!
– Jeff

Jeff DeChamplain is #5 Individual in Gross Commission Income for 2013 at Real Living Lifestyles

Real Living Lifestyles is proud to announce Jeff DeChamplain as #5 in gross commission income for individuals and #4 in most transactions closed for individuals at the brokerage. DeChamplain attributes his success to the high level of care and customer service he provides to his clients which in turn generates referrals to new clients who want to buy or sell a home with the same level service.

DeChamplain is a San Diego State University graduate who majored in business with an emphasis in marketing. He has built his career on very high ethics and standards, always delivering first class service to each of his clients.

Over the last decade his business has grown to include a select group of service providers which he meets with on a monthly basis to continually grow and improve the services he offers. Jeff works with a large spectrum of clients from relocation to luxury, first time buyers and sellers, and trust and probate sales. DeChamplain is committed to learning his clients’ needs, educating them through the process and providing a winning game plan to meet their real estate goals. Jeff’s team includes a full time Office Manager, Buyers Agent and hand picked service providers to provide first class service to his clients.

Richard Hobart, a recent client, commented, “Jeff is a very rare combination: great guy and total professional. I have bought and sold properties in a number of countries and the levels of professionalism and passion that Jeff shows for his business and for his clients blows me away, he is second to none. The attention to detail before, during and after the house purchase was exceptional. Not only is he amazing to work with but the guy has a huge heart, great passion for life and is a real pleasure to be around.”

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Another Coastal Success Story | The Kim Family

posted on June 2nd, 2014 | filed under: Business Referral, Buying Strategies, Encinitas, Good People, Loving the Lifestyle, Successful Selling

Kim'sOur Coastal Dream

We moved here from Australia 3 years ago and fell in love with coastal North County. We love the friendly people, relaxed atmosphere and the beaches.

After our daughter was born, we quickly outgrew our apartment. We knew we had to move, but didn’t think we could afford a home on the coast until a friend recommend we call Jeff. With Jeff working hard on our behalf, we found the perfect home with a large yard in wonderful Encinitas. We now have a home we absolutely love and it’s all ours! – Mark, Leah & Noa Kim

The Perfect Fit For Our Growing Family | 1010 Balour Drive, Encinitas

  • Detached Home
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,102 Square Feet
  • 6,000 Square Foot Lot
  • Purchase Price: $605,000


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