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September 13, 2016
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New Arrivals: Justin and Kelly

Justin and Kelly were ready to make the move from Columbus down to the Stapleton neighborhood of Denver. We communicated online for a while and helped them narrow down their options so we could make the most of their house-shopping trip out to Denver. We took a look at both resale and new homes and ultimately decided on a new build.

There was a speed bump on this deal though, which happens some times, especially on new builds. After being under contract for a while we go the soils report on their new home. After reviewing it in detail and bringing in our third party engineer we decided that the potentially expansive soils were not worth the risk. We worked our way out of that contract (no loss of earnest money) and found a completely different lot with a much lower potential for expansive soils.

They are now moved in and loving their new home. The new lot provided awesome views and a green space facing location so it all worked out in the end. Here is what Justin and Kelly had to say about their home buying experience:

“My wife and I relocated from Columbus, Ohio to Denver Colorado. We spent quite a bit of time researching different real estate agents in the Denver metro area and reached out to Joe because he is very familiar with the Stapleton neighborhood. We found his blog, the Stapleton Scoop to be a great information resource about housing and what the neighborhood is like. After speaking with him we could tell that he was going to be a great agent for us as we sought to have a new home built in Stapleton. Joe doesn’t just understand the housing market in Stapleton, he also is very familiar with the evolving Stapleton business and cultural community.

Beginning the new home construction process from out of state with Denver’s heated real estate market seemed daunting on the surface, but Joe really took the time to understand what we wanted in a home and the surrounding neighborhood. When we came out to visit and look at homes Joe had a tailored itinerary of homes to visit that he knew would meet the needs of our family and budget. Joe never once pressured us into making a decision that we were not ready for or that wasn’t going to be a good housing choice for us. Throughout the process we felt that Joe always had our interests in mind.

After we were under contract with our builder, Joe kept in regular contact with us at appropriate and needed times throughout the waiting to break ground and construction process. One thing that really stuck out to me was his attention to detail. My wife and I had tons of questions and somehow Joe always remembered to follow-up with the builder or get the information that we needed to move forward. In the end our family ended up with a beautiful home that meets our needs in every way. I would recommend Joe Phillips to anybody looking to build or buy a home in Denver.” Justin and Kelly W, Wicker Park, Stapleton

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