Brooke has been selling real estate since 2001 and enjoys serving the community. She has 2 professional designations, CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) and ABR (Accredited Buyer's Representative). What that means to you is she strives to go above the required continuing education standards to provide a higher level of expertise to her clients. She has been with Springs Homes since early 2008 and loves providing stellar service for all your real estate needs! She has been in Colorado since 1988, growing up in Castle Rock and now gorgeous Colorado Springs/Black Forest area with her husband & her 2 wonderful sons. She has family in the real estate industry all along the front range and loves serving & selling in the Pikes Peak region. Her family enjoys the great Colorado outdoors (camping, dirt biking/ATVs, hiking, fishing) as well as being very involved in their church.

Labor Day weekend 2015

Labor Day weekend 2015

Whatcha doing this weekend?!

 

If you are in or around Colorado Springs this weekend there is so much to do! I will forewarn you, it's is parent's weekend at the Air Force Academy... expect busy roads and packed restaurants, especially on the north end of Colorado Springs and Monument!! I hope those families and many other fans enjoy a gorgeous day and a great football game at Falcon Stadium Saturday!

 

If you know my family, we love camping and being outdoors... well except on the holiday weekends (Memorial, Independence, Labor) because everything is so packed and there seems to be more drinking and danger. So, we lay low on the big holiday weekends. We are going to enjoy some family time for sure, just not camping in our beautiful mountains this time.

There was a lot of worry that the Labor Day Balloon Classic was cancelled effective after the 2014 event... which it was! However a new event has taken over.... the Labor Day Lift Off; and balloons will once again lift off each morning and glow Saturday & Sunday evening at Memorial Park near Union & Pikes Peak!! I would venture to guess it will be just as awesome as years past! 

 

Many of the events in the link below I have not personally experienced yet, but if you are looking for art, baseball, food, golf, cars, museums, outdoor time and so much more, please check out some of these ideas - http://www.visitcos.com/holidays/labor-day

 

 

Hope you all have a fun and safe weekend in Colorado!! 

 

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8158 Ferncliff Dr - Updated 2-story

8158 Ferncliff Dr - Updated 2-story

8158 Ferncliff Dr. Colorado Springs. This one is very special to me... years ago these wonderful clients came to town exploring a life in Colorado from the south, and eventually became friends! After showing them homes for days, they landed at Ferncliff in Fairfax at Briargate. Over the years, they have made this house a home, with manicured landscaping and tons of updating inside! 

  

The main level includes newer wood laminate flooring, nice high ceilings and updating oil rubbed bronze fixtures! To top that off the kitchen is updated with solid surface counters, integrated sink, tile backsplash, stainless appliances, pantry and it's open to the family room with fireplace. 

The tile carries into the other bathrooms throughout the house... all nicely updated with tub / shower surrounds, flooring, backsplashes, mirrors, lighting... it's all done! 

All this gorgeous house, plus it has a wonderful yard... and it backs to a trail / open space, great for running, biking, getting to the awesome local school and multiple parks! 

Please check this one out today!!! For more photos, video, details, check out http://ferncliffdrive.com/  ... or contact me and we can set a showing! brooke@springshomes.com 

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5904 Coffee Rd - Sweet Deal

I wish I had 25 of this house to sell. This great 2-story is on a nice corner lot in Woodmen Hills, nestled nicely in the neighborhood, but very close to grocery and other convenient shopping. 

The owners have taken great care of it, to include updating main level flooring to a gorgeous wood-laminate with plenty of style! 

 

The living room is vaulted to a small loft niche.... it's also open to the kitchen / dining area with high ceilings, creating a nice feeling of space. The kitchen walks out to a small deck, pavestone patio, and gazebo all in a generous yard... plus there's a dog run. 

 

The upper level includes a master with attached bath, plus 2 additional bedrooms and hall bath. 

For more photos, video and details visit... http://7904coffeeroad.com/  or give Brooke a call at 719-229-8143 

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A Little Do-It-Yourself Update For Anyone

My family recently completed a remodel of most of our main level (living, kitchen, dining)... Floor demo + new, cabinets, removed structural wall, added beam, counters...it was a gut job and we love the new. But it took a lot of work, mostly by contractors.

We did a couple tile floor & backsplash projects ourselves, and fortunately my husband and I work well together! Tile isn't for the faint of heart, and you have to have the right tools! I wanted to share another little project we did ourselves. Anyone can do this. We were putting in gorgeous new dark floors and frankly I couldn't stand to bear the thought of looking at our nasty vent covers! I wanted to buy all new. However, I'd seen the idea somewhere (not sure where, because I'm not on Pinterest). I thought we'd try it, and if it turned out ugly, we could still buy new vent covers. If you look at the pictures I post below, the brass ones were seriously disgusting. Now I love them!

 

1) Take out the old vents...

2) scrape them down with steel wool... 

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3) prime with a spray can (maybe twice)....

4) spray paint with your color of choice (definitely twice! with drying time in between). 

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They look SOOOOOO much better!!! The large one on the right I didn't get a before photo, but it was white and obviosuly wouldn't work for this cold-air return built into the cabinet here. In many cases, with carpet or wall/ceiling vents, the black might look really weird. You could freshen them up with white or pewter color. he black looks good in dark floors and cabinets.  

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2002 Timberline Dr - Briargate Tri-level

I am so excited to list my friends' wonderful tri-level... close to the mall, new movie theater, plus tons of other shopping & restaurants, and families can enjoy great Academy School Distrct 20 schools! Huge yard in front and back, plus deck, patio, plenty of play area! b2ap3 thumbnail Copy of Back Yardb2ap3 thumbnail Copy of Deck 20150402 171945 1 

Main level living and kitchen are vaulted. Super kitchen with new counters, tile splash, Pinterest chalkboard door for messages, pantry, wood-laminate flooring. b2ap3 thumbnail Copy of Livingroom 20150402 171948 1 b2ap3 thumbnail Copy of Kitchen 20150402 171946 1 Updated doors, trim, railing throughout. Check it out!! b2ap3 thumbnail Copy of Double Doors b2ap3 thumbnail Copy of Backsplash

More details - http://www.timberlinedr.com/

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