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.

A Decade of Equity-Black Forest 2006-2016

A Decade of Equity-Black Forest 2006-2016
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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What is a Loan Commitment?

The Loan Commitment is the final stage in the home mortgage financing process. At this point you should have gone through “Pre-Qualification” and “Pre-Approval”. These are both important prerequisites to purchasing a home but neither one of these processes require actually having a particular home in mind, they just let everyone involved know that ...
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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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Good Faith Estimates

In previous articles we discussed loan pre-approval and pre-qualification, which occur when a borrower makes a loan application. The big takeaway from this process will ultimately be a “Good Faith Estimate” or (GFE). This is a form that details the basic information about the terms of the loan for which you have applied as well as a breakdown of th...
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Negotiating After the Home Inspection

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As real estate agents, we'd like every home we show our home buyers to be in perfect condition. Unfortunately, even homes that appear to be in pristine condition can have serious problems under the hood. This is why we even recommend a property inspection on every home we sell, including new builds. Colorado's Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate C...
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Are Home Warranties a Good Idea?

We have all heard the stories, someone we know buys a house and has problems right after they move in. Big problems like the water heater bursts, the furnace stops working, etc... Although these problems are a normal part of home ownership, it always comes as an unwelcome surprise. Additionally, the financial stress can be an even bigger problem. T...
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What is the Difference Between Short Sales & Foreclosures?

There is a big difference between a foreclosure and a short sale.  A foreclosure is where the property is already owned by the bank, and the bank is now the seller. The former owner couldn't make his house payments, so the bank (his mortgage lender) took the house back. The good thing about a foreclosure is the bank/seller has already determin...
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Home Owner's Insurance Policy

You have found your home and are headed towards the closing table. Congratulations, you are nearly done with the home buying process. There are only a handful of details left to complete, one of which is insurance. Have you already bought a policy or do you still have to choose a provider? Before you proceed any further with this, you should gain s...
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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. 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

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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What You Need to Know About Appraisals

Congratulations, you have finally found the house you wanted! But you should ask yourself one question before signing all the paper work, is the house you are planning to buy really worth the money you will invest? Can’t decide? The asking price on the house is an amount which your lender has already approved, so you probably won’t have any issues ...
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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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Marksheffel Blvd. Retail Development

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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.   The Evergreen Development Group is building this Retail Center. In addition to King Soopers this de...
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What's My Home Worth? How Realtors Determine a Realistic Price

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Pricing real estate is difficult for a few reasons: Real estate markets are in constant fluctuation. Real estate values can dramatically rise or fall over just a few months. So you need the most up-to-date information to properly price a house, and that price will only be accurate for a short period of time. There are many outside factors affecting...
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What Are All of Those Closing Costs?

Closing costs and pre-paids are additional fees associated with your mortgage loan and the closing of your property. Your Realtor and Lender should explain and review these fees as you start the home buying process and then clarify actual amounts as you get closer to the closing table. Below is a brief description of the various costs that are comm...
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What You Get: Briargate $295,000 to $315,000

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Briargate is a popular community located in the northern part of Colorado Springs, Colorado. This area is a master planned community and features a wide range amenities. Additionally, this area is close to I-25 and The United States Air Force Academy. We have looked at the last six months of sales (March 2014-August 2014). In this period we saw a h...
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