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.

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 market. Using our Advanced Search, you can now select the "Latest" listings by entering in how many days old you want the listings to be.

Just started searching for a home? Enter 30 under the field "Latest" to return listings that were entered into the MLS in the last 30 days. Do you look for a home every day during your lunch hour? Enter 1 under the field "Latest" to return listings that were entered in the MLS within the last 1 day. It is that easy.

Using this criteria along with the other criteria in our Advanced Search, makes it easy to narrow down your search and only find the homes that you haven't already seen.

This is just one more way that SpringsHomes.com helps you find your Dream Home before it gets snatched up by someone else.

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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 kitchen area. The back has a large deck and storage shed. The main level has a half bath. There are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms upstairs. The master has an attached bath and double vanity. Contact Kelly to take a look before it is snatched up.

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5 Tips to Get Great Listing Photographs of Your Home

Kitchen

oneFind 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.

twoPick Up, Pick Up, Pick Up - All homes show best with the minimum amount of "stuff" in them. Miscellaneous items (including toys) tend to detract from the size and feel of the room. Pick up items on counters, tables, bathrooms and any horizontal surface and stash them away before the photographer arrives.

threeLight 'Em Up - Lighting is a photographer's best friend when it comes to interior photography. Check to make sure that all of the bulbs in your lights are working and match with their partners. A chandelier with 3 cool bulbs, 1 warm bulb and 1 burned out bulb doesn't make the right impression.

fourDon't Forget the Backyard - The backyard is often one of the most important "rooms". Do a quick rake of leaves and sweep of walkways and decks before the photographer arrives. Stash any moveable toys, garden equipment and sports equipment to an out of sight location. Remember, Buyers want to see the potential of the yard, not remnants of your last barbeque.

fiveMinimize Holiday Decor - Your Halloween decorations might be the best on the block, but when it comes to showcasing your home, holiday decor should stay in the closet. Keep in mind that displaying holiday items not only distracts from the important features of your home, but the carved pumpkins or elf on a shelf are permanent clues in the photographs as to when your home went on the market.

 

If you are still looking for additional suggestions, check out our featured homes on SpringsHomes.com. We have invested a lot of time and experience in fine tuning our real estate photographs and take a lot of pride in our work. Houzz.com is also another good resource to become inspired to make your home look its best.

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Monument Gaining 2 New Lake Communities

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.

 Monument Lake, Colorado Springs Real Estate

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 of the mountains and easy access to Pike National Forest. The developer is making significant improvements to Monument Lake access and lake amenities. Two different home types are offered with 10 different floorplans. Single family homes start at $299,950 / 2 - 6 bedrooms / 2 - 5.5 baths / 2 - 4 car garage

See more at: http://www.centurycommunities.com/colorado/monument/lake-of-the-rockies/about

 

Forest Lakes

On the west side of I-25 at Baptist Road is Forest Lakes, a 900 acre parcel of undeveloped land that sits at an elevation range of 6,800 to 7,200 feet. Plans include a system of interconnecting public and private trails and two neighborhood parks, all set within approximately 450 acres of open space. Classic Homes will be releasing their luxury homes sites first followed by additional releases in 2016.

Oct 2015 - 33 luxury home sites ranging from one to five acres

Q1 2016 - 71 homes to be built on 80 foot wide home sites

Q2 2016 - 163 homes to be built on 50 foot wide home sites

Visit www.ForestLakesColorado.com for additional information.

 

 

 

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Marksheffel Blvd. Retail Development

Marksheffel Rd. is about to see some much needed retail development. King Soopers will be the anchor tenant in a large multi tenant retail site coming to the southeast corner of Marksheffel and Constitution, right next door to Claremont Ranch.

Marksheffel and Constitution King Soopers

 

The Evergreen Development Group is building this Retail Center. In addition to King Soopers this development will offer additional pad sites for even more retail growth (see plan).

Marksheffel King Soopers Map

 

This retail development will certainly be a welcomed addition to the neighborhood as there are currently no amenities close to this area. Currently residents must drive to the congested Powers Corridor for most of their day to day needs.

Marksheffel Retail ShopsAdditional Retail Shops

 

The estimated opening date for the project is Winter of 2016.

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