Silver Lake, Winterland, CO

The St. Mary’s Glacier neighborhood is named after the Glacier, and hiking destination, that sits on a mountain top at the northern border. The neighborhood has different names and different phases/parts. It goes by St. Mary’s (for short), Alice, Winterland and Idaho Springs (mailing address).  Alice dates back to itsContinue Reading

Small house-desk-map-computer

Overbuilding and underbuilding land for a new home may result in a bad investment. Know this basic rule before buying land for new homes. This rule is a common benchmark for single-family home construction and which varies somewhat by location and whether market prices are increasing or declining. Seasoned builders understandContinue Reading

Selling Home With Smart Phone

Exploiting the iBuyer – When to Use To consider an iBuyer prudently, one needs to know (beyond the sales pitch) what they have to offer, the approximate cost of what they offer, and different ways they make money from acquiring your property. Providing an overview is the purpose of thisContinue Reading

Ken-Leo's Tree House-Front

Why Should “Selling” Help Buyers Choose Which House To Buy? My perception tells me the public sees the stereotypical real estate agent as primarily a salesperson that used to sell cars, and it doesn’t matter if they are working as a listing agent or buyer’s agent.  They work primarily forContinue Reading

Leo Swoyer's Coverage Map

Buying Homes and Land in the Mountain Neighborhoods west of Denver   Many people I encounter are interested in buying homes and land in the mountain neighborhoods west of Denver within a 40 to 60-minute one-way commute to metropolitan Denver. In this post, I am providing a brief overview ofContinue Reading

Running a Team is like herding Cats

A “real estate team” is usually about dividing up a transaction to team members so each member is best at doing their portion of the transaction. Who wouldn’t prefer a team of professionals serving our needs? Every successful broker/agent has experience working with other professionals involved in servicing their clients.Continue Reading

York Gulch Rd

~The Little Cabin on Old Stage Rd, Idaho Springs~   I traveled up winding dirt and gravel roadsTall fir trees flanking and standing at attentionElevation gaining to opening green mountain meadowsNorth of Idaho Springs I arrived in peaceful reflection It was sunny and I could see the snow-capped mountains of the divideBeyondContinue Reading