Archive for June, 2015

Celebrating Our Clients

posted on June 30th, 2015 | filed under: Loving the Lifestyle

photo 37th Annual DeChamplain Group Client Appreciation Party

On June 14th, we had our 7th Annual DeChamplain Group Client Appreciation Party at AMF Eagle Lanes in San Marcos.  We had a wonderful turnout of almost 90 friends and family members to celebrate the amazing relationships we have built over the last 13 years in business.

Guests were greeted at the door by Jeff & Calu then off to get their shoes and lane assignments from Jennifer. A special addition to the event this year was a photo booth with lots of fun props.  Guests donned purple hats, blue hair and big sunglasses – and everyone got to take home fun photo strips to remember the special day. There were a few other new treats this year including a massive candy bar, bowling tattoos and glow in the dark accessories for Glow Bowl. Guests noshed on popcorn at the lanes and a delicious buffet lunch was – the food was great! There were even massages donated to the highest scoring male and female bowler by massage therapist Robert Sherman.

Check out the incredible gallery of photos from the event – Photo Booth Photos | Event Photos

We absolutely love having this event each year as an opportunity to slow down and enjoy time with our wonderful clients and show our sincere appreciation.   Thanks to all those that came out to celebrate this warm and wonderful community of friends and family.

We look forward to seeing you all next year!

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FREE! Summer Concerts – June

posted on June 18th, 2015 | filed under: Uncategorized

Balboa Park – Twilight in the Park, Spreckels Organ Pavilion Tuesdays-Thursdays, 6:15-7:15 p.m. Info: (619) 239-0512 or

  • June 22: Navy Band Southwest
  • June 23: Uncle Bob & the Earthmovers
  • June 24: Diamond Is Forever
  • June 29: 300th U.S. Army Band
  • June 30: Cool Fever

Balboa Park – Spreckels Organ Pavilion Concerts Sundays, 2-3 p.m. Info: (619)-702-8138 or

  • June 20: Young Organists Concert
  • June 27: Dr. Carol Williams

Balboa Park – Spreckels Organ Pavilion, International Summer Organ Festival, Mondays, 7:30 p.m. Info: (619) 702-8138. or

  • June 21: Bach’s Supper (5 p.m.)
  • June 21: Robert Plimpton
  • June 28: Isabelle Demers

Carlsbad – TGIF Jazz in the Parks Fridays, 6-8 p.m., Various Location Info: (760) 434-2904 or Stagecoach Park 3420 Camino de los Coches

  • June 25: Ruby & the Red Hots

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Market Update | Refinance – NOW!

posted on June 15th, 2015 | filed under: Buying Strategies, Market Update, NoCo SD Market Conditions, Uncategorized

Trends At A Glance - June 2015

If you have been on the fence about re-financing, it is time to step off.

Mortgage rates are showing signs the recent increases are only the beginning.

Of course, if you don’t want to save a few thousand dollars a year, you can stop reading now.

Still here? Then let’s get on with it.

There is a little-known government program that was not widely publicized by the banks called the Home Affordable Refinance Plan (HARP). During the economic downturn in 2009, the US government designed HARP to help middle-class Americans reduce their mortgage payments and put more money in their pockets. But again, many banks kept this from homeowners because they want to take your money.

Through HARP, the government relaxed refinance guidelines and it doesn’t appraise your house which allows so many more people to actually refinance the high interest they have on their loan. If you owe less than $625,000 on your mortgage, you may be able to qualify for the HARP program.

However, this program is set to expire this year!

What to do now? Contact a mortgage banker. Call me if you would like some referrals.

In any event, time is running out! Interest rates are rising and HARP is expiring.

To see if you are eligible for a HARP re-finance, go here:



  • Median home prices increased by 7.9% year-over-year to $515,000 from $477,250.
  • The average home sales price rose by 12.8% year-over-year to $673,679 from $597,279.
  • Home sales fell by 3.8% year-over-year to 2,279 from 2,368.
  • Total inventory* rose 0.7% year-over-year to 9,228 from 9,168.
  • Sales price vs. list price ratio rose by 0.2% year-over-year to 98.1% from 97.9%.



  • Median condo prices increased by 9.7% year-over-year to $362,000 from $329,900.
  • The average condo sales price rose by 9.4% year-over-year to $424,618 from $387,983.
  • Condo sales rose by 16.0% year-over-year to 936 from 807.
  • Total inventory* rose 12.7% year-over-year to 3,365 from 2,987.
  • Sales price vs. list price ratio rose by 0.1% year-over-year to 98.3% from 98.2%.

* Total inventory is active listings plus pending listings. Active listings do not include pending.

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Community Event | Pet Health Expo – Encinitas

posted on June 10th, 2015 | filed under: Encinitas, Good People, Leucadia, Local Community Events, Loving the Lifestyle, Uncategorized

City of Encinitas Pet Health Expo

  • June 13, 2015
  • 10:00 AM1:00 PM PDT
  • Encinitas Community Park, 425 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas

The City of Encinitas is excited to host its Pet Health Expo on Saturday, June 13. At Encinitas Community Park. The new park features a 2-acre dog park, which will add to the fun of the Expo. Activities will include demonstrations, a best trick contest, prizes and more. More than 20 informational booths, vendors, and animal rescue organizations will be on hand at the expo to give away free goodies and prizes as well as encourage pet health and wellness ideas. In addition, the County Department of Animal Services will offer dog licensing, rabies shots, and pet micro chipping for residents of Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Carlsbad, Santee, City of San Diego and unincorporated San Diego. All late fees will be waived at this event.

Group of pets sitting in front of white background

Group of pets sitting in front of white background

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La Costa Rental with Views

posted on June 3rd, 2015 | filed under: Carlsbad, Good People, La Costa, Loving the Lifestyle, Uncategorized

BalconyAvailable July 1st. Upstairs 2BD/2BA Condo located on canyon side at end of cul-de-sac. Master BR, Kitchen & Living Room have views of hills, golf course & evening lights. 2nd BR has view of sparkling pool/spa & gorgeous sunsets. Beautiful fireplace, stacked W/D in unit, granite counters, bamboo floors. One car garage w/ plenty of extra storage plus 1 assigned space right in front of unit!! Walk to restaurants, Cinepolis, Art gallery/library & shopping. Will consider cat or very small dog (less than 25 lbs) w/ pet deposit.

Offered at $2,300/mo. | More Info & Photos



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