teaming up with america's heroes to find the

home of your dreams

GI Joe Homes is committed to bringing honesty, integrity, and transparency back into the Real Estate profession; enlisting our team of talented Agents to work for American servicemen and women and their immediate families as they buy and sell their homes. 


Our brokerage specializes in maximizing the benefits granted by the VA Home Loan - leveraging every angle to ensure you get the home of your dreams.

But we haven't stopped serving the community at large - we help every family in the purchase or sale of their home.  The GI Joe Home Patriot Program  brings the same quality of service, savings, and quick results to all home buyers and sellers.

We're so confident in our ability to find you the perfect home - we'll give you a tax-free rebate from our own commission.

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 I'm a . . . 

Joe Knipp is a 2002 graduate of the United States Naval Academy. He served as a Surface Warfare Officer on the USS Monterey, at Special Boat Team 20, the Naval Postgraduate School, and at the NOSC in San Jose for reserve duty. He has completed wartime deployments and wartime training work ups. After leaving the Navy, he transitioned to selling real estate. 


His first experience with the VA Home Loan came after his first brokerage told him these loans were not used in the bay area because the median home price was above the maximum loan limits for the area. Shortly thereafter, Joe sold his first home. A graduate of West Point purchased it for $1.3M, utilizing the VA Home Loan. He has since managed over $400M in transactions across the United States and Canada.

Decades later, when Joe began touring homes for his own family, they noticed a pattern. Most of the seller’s agents they spoke with fell into two camps: they either were not familiar at all with the VA Home Loan’s slightly different process, or they were not willing to work with a family utilizing the VA Home Loan due to the loan’s longer closing period compared to others. The Agents and their Clients wanted a fast sale – they did not want the process to drag out over weeks while the home underwent the VA’s rigorous approval process.

We eventually leveraged the VA Home Loan to purchase the home of our dreams. We know we can get your family the home of your dreams, because we’ve done it ourselves.

Now, GI Joe Homes is dedicated to putting active duty military, veterans, and their families first. We not only specialize in serving active duty military, veterans, and their families in the sale or purchase of their homes, we do so at a reasonable rate, making you and your family’s needs the priority of our business.


Sellers pay a reasonable commission rate.

For Buyers, we split part of our commission with you - putting cash back into your family’s pocket when you need it most.

We’re committed to not only helping active duty military, veterans, and their families get into the home of their dreams, we’re committed to helping vets make the difficult transition to civilian life by employing them. We train veterans to be outstanding realtors, so they can continue to make a positive difference in other communities across the country.


here's how we've helped over 450 families find the home of their dreams

no minimum credit score

no county loan limits as of 2020

the va home loan

for veterans and active duty members of the military

requires no private mortgage insurance (PMI)

requires $0 down payment

provides 4% in seller concessions plus closing costs

can be used for multi-family, up to four units

The VA Home Loan offers many benefits, but we feel these points in particular make this option the most attractive to qualified home buyers.


our buyers

Our expert knowledge of the process of buying homes utilizing the VA Loan eliminates surprises and will make buying your home stress free. 

We split part of our commission with you,

in cash

our sellers

Our expertise in marketing, project management, and pricing will ensure your home sells smoothly for top dollar. 

you pay a reasonable commission rate with a full-service offering


GI Joe home patriot program

for civilians and non-military home buyers and sellers


As a civilian buyer, you'll still enjoy a generous commission split.


We will also help civilians to sell their homes.


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Serving Northern California

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