Joe has been a Realtor in the Pikes Peak Region since 1997 and as a first year agent, Joe received the Real Trends Magazine, "Rookie of the Year" Award. Since then Joe has participated in hundreds of transactions. Additionally, Joe is a Charter member of the exclusive luxury-marketing group, Elite-25, Joe and Jennifer have consistently been ranked in the top 1% of Realtors in the Pike Peak Region. Joe is a graduate of The Julliard School and prior to his career in real estate worked as a professional musician, playing in orchestras and chamber groups in the United States and Europe. This experience fostered a strong work ethic and discipline. Joe leads the way in our development creative ways to use technology to market homes. Additionally, Joe has extensive knowledge about the home building process and works closely with our Custom Home Builder partners. Joe's experience and knowledge make him a valuable resource for our company as well as his clients.

Why Building Your New Home in Colorado Springs is a Great Idea

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Background You hear it all the time – the real estate market is booming right now. But this level of activity does bring its challenges. Things are tough all over when it comes to finding existing homes available for sale. And the resale home inventory is especially tight in Colorado Springs. All of this makes new construction an attractive alterna...
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Tips on Buying a House

Tips on Buying a House
In Residential Real Estate a Seller's market is defined as having less than six months of available inventory, and this means that sellers have the advantage. I don't know what you call a market where inventories are measured in weeks not months. If you are trying to buy a house, you already understand the frustration this type of market creates. T...
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Essential Tips to Buying a Home with Bad Credit

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Qualifying for a mortgage can be one of the more frustrating aspects of the steps to buying a house , even if you have great credit. On the other hand, if your credit is bad or damaged, getting a loan will be even more difficult, but not impossible. Bad Credit, Bankruptcy, Short Sale and Foreclosure don’t mean you’ll never be able to buy a house; t...
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The Promenade Shops at Briargate

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One of the newer shopping mall developments in Colorado Springs is The Promenade Shops at Briargate, an open air, pet-friendly, outdoor shopping center, located east of I-25 at Briargate & Voyager Parkways. History In August 2003, Poag & McEwen Shopping Centers opened the Promenade Shops at Briargate, Colorado Springs’ first In August...
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3-D Real Estate Tours with Matterport Camera

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Springs Homes just became the first real estate company in Colorado Springs to own “ The Matterport Camera ”. We have started to use the “Matterport Camera” to create 3-D spaces of our for-sale listings. We are then able to share these spaces online with potential home buyers. The “Matterport Camera” is a combination camera and measuring device. It...
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Don't Punish Your Prospects, Entertain Them-Marketing Real Estate Agents through Video

Don't Punish Your Prospects, Entertain Them-Marketing Real Estate Agents through Video
As an independent, boutique, real estate company our greatest asset is our agents. One of our primary responsibilities is to promote our agents. We do this by getting them in front of potential clients. Real estate buyers and sellers have become protective about sharing their contact information fearing being overwhelm with unwanted communication. ...
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Condos vs Townhouses - What's the difference?

There is a lot of confusion about the differences between condos vs townhouses. They share many similarities, and this seems to be the source of this confusion. Even amongst real estate professionals we often hear more opinions than facts. If you are considering buying a condo or a townhouse, it is important for you to understand the different real...
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Understanding Clouded Titles

Understanding Title Clouds, Colorado Springs Real Estate
When you buy a house you certainly don't want to inherit someone else's debts or legal problems. This is one reason for a title Insurance policy. Title Insurance protects or insures that you have "Clear Title" to your property. Clear Title means that there are no liens, claims, judgments or problems with the title. The aim is to define the undisput...
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5 Tips For Winter Home Selling

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“Nobody wants to move their Christmas Tree”! That’s what I was told by the seasoned pros early in my Real Estate career. The problem is that many people find themselves having to sell during the holidays. The period of time from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day is traditionally slow. The days are shorter, colder, darker and sometimes snowy. That’s th...
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A Decade of Equity Briargate 2006-2016

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The  Briargate  neighborhood is one of our market's most popular areas. This popularity is the result of good planning, good schools and convenient amenities. Briargate prices have always been a little higher because of on-going new construction. New construction is more expensive than comparable resale homes. Home buy...
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Improving Your Winter Real Estate Photos

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Winter months create significant challenges for real estate photographers. The days are shorter, darker, colder and sometimes snowy. Exterior images are the biggest challenge. This is a big deal because this is the primary image for almost every Real Estate Listing create. Our basic rule of thumb for exterior photographs is to s...
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A Decade of Equity-Black Forest 2006-2016

A Decade of Equity-Black Forest 2006-2016
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Black Forest has always been a popular area, especially for those looking for privacy, trees and views. The area has a median sales price higher than Colorado Springs and the overall Pikes Peak Region. We are going to take a look at the median price sales data in Black Forest over the last decade. Back in 2006 the median sales price in Black Forest...
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Colorado Charm in Walden Photo Journal

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This photo shoot was in the Walden subdivision of the Tri-Lakes area . This is a beautiful area, large lots, plenty of trees and some awesome views. This was a newer home, so there were lots of challenges but at the end we were really happy with the results. The amount of contrast between the light and shadows here on the exterior of the home made ...
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3945 Gorge View Place Photo Journal

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3945 Gorge View Place is an impeccably maintained 4-level home located in a truly unique neighborhood. Sunset Mesa, is a hidden gem of a neighborhood right in the heart of Northeast Colorado Springs .      This exterior shot is a 3 exposure HDR image. We used the aspen tree to the right in order to block the sun which was behind the ...
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Real Estate Photography

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Online listings and more specifically, property photos have become the new first showing. Buyers no longer want to waste time slogging through dozens of homes in order to find “The One”. Like it or not, todays buyers eliminate properties based on first impressions. Great property photos motivate homebuyers to move those homes to the top of the stac...
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Youth Symphony - Sounds of the Season

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Sounds of the Season is the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony's  annual holiday concert at the Pikes Peak Center.  Prepare to enjoy this great mid-season concert and start off your holiday music tradition at the biggest classical music venue in the Springs !     Date:  Saturday December 5, 2015 at 7:30 pm Location:  Pike...
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Find your Dream Home as soon as it hits the market!


Page 7, page 8, page 9....if you have been searching for a home your eyes might glaze over as you get lost in looking at page after page of listings. All of the listings start looking alike and you can't tell which ones you have seen before or not. SpringsHomes.com has created a new tool to help you find your Dream Home as soon as it hits the marke...
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7240 Bonnie Brae Lane in Springs Ranch - Just Listed


We just listed this great open 2 story home with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 2 car garage located in The Range at Springs Ranch . The main level has a formal living room with vaulted ceilings. The eat in kitchen has ample storage space, black appliances and is open to the living area. This home also features a walk out to the back yard from the kit...
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5 Tips to Get Great Listing Photographs of Your Home

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Find Something Else To Do  - It is tempting to want to stick around and help point out the best angles for the photographer, but resist that temptation. Photographers often work best when left alone with the agent to stage and showcase the best features of your home. Pick Up, Pick Up, Pick Up  - All homes show best with the minimum amount...
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Monument Gaining 2 New Lake Communities

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If you have always dreamed of a home by the lake, now might be the time to check out these 2 new Lake Communities in Monument .   Lake of the Rockies Adjacent to Monument Lake, and within walking distance from Downtown Monument shops and dining is Lake of the Rockies. Formerly a RV and camping resort, Lake of the Rockies has incredible views o...
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