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.

Understanding Your Relationship with your Broker-Seller Agency

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So you are ready to put your house on the market. What’s next? You have decisions to make. Do I want an advocate looking out for my interests as I sell my home, or do I just want someone to handle the paperwork? This is the most important question to ask yourself as you begin the process of selling your home. You’ll want to understand the different...
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The Great 8 Real Estate Articles From September, 2017

There is a lot of real estate content and chatter online. This makes it difficult to determine what is valuable and what is noise. Well good news, we read a ton of real estate content to stay on top of the industry. At the end of the Month, we compile the best articles we could find. This month we present eight informative pieces. These articles lo...
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St. Joseph Statues and Other Tips To Make Your Home Sell Faster

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In the world of real estate, superstitions abound. Perhaps driven by sheer desperation, say, a house that’s been on the market for months and just won’t sell, or a home that’s in less-than-optimal condition, real estate agents and homeowners alike have been known to take some drastic measures. Take, for example, the legend of St. Joseph . Over the ...
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Why Building Your New Home in Colorado Springs is a Great Idea

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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House Hunting: Viewing Properties

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House Hunting The actual act of going out and looking at houses seems pretty fun, especially when you watch buyers and Realtors on TV. Usually, it’s some of the most rewarding time we get to spend as Agents. It’s the time when you truly get to know your buyers, what they like, and - more importantly - who they really are. Unfortunately, what TV doe...
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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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Mortgage Prequalification Guide

Don't Bring Me Down Mortgage prequalification is the essential first step buyers should take before even starting to look at houses. Here is a scenario we see all time: A Realtor meets with home buyer to discuss buying a house. The buyers are very excited and they've been looking at properties online and have a bunch they really want to see. The re...
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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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What Do I Need to Get Prequalified for a Loan?

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” ― Benjamin Franklin Preparation is an essential element in any successful real estate transaction, especially when the unexpected happens, and it will. Loan problems constitute a good portion of what can go wrong in a typical real estate transaction. Loan qualification standards are complex and ch...
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The Home Inspection

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You’ve been out looking at homes. As a matter of fact, you’ve seen a lot of homes, so many that when you walk into the right one you know it immediately. Your Realtor writes an offer and you work out the pricing and other terms, you are “under contract”. Then it hits you, you really don’t know much about what you are buying, you know how the house ...
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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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What is the Difference Between Prequalification and Preapproval?

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Prequalification vs. PreApproval Prequalification and preapproval are two important real estate finance terms. Unfortunately, these terms often get confused. The difference is important as it describes a lender's actual level of commitment to a home buyer. Interchanging these terms can create problems during the home buying process. Prequalificatio...
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Everything You Need to Know About Mortgages

The world of home financing is a multi-faceted one and we at Springs Homes would like to help you understand the ins and outs of the mortgage world. Much of the confusion and seemingly random nature of the home loan and mortgage process has to do with where the money comes from and how it flows.  There are multitudes of exceptions and guidelin...
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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

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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