Midway Hollow Modern
Our Saturday Seven Hundred, at 3938 Lively Ln., is a Midway Hollow Modern that is a prime example of why young families are not only flocking into this hot neighborhood, they’re staying.

If builders aren’t flipping, they’re creating spec homes like this cool contemporary built by Brad Thurman of Thurman Real Estate Partners. Thurman finished the 2,674-square-foot home in early 2015. With three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a powder bath, it’s what young families want today. Of course, it helps when you have a seller with great taste and an excellent designer like Gary Owens on board. Owens not only helped with the interiors, but he’s also responsible for the lovely landscape design.

Dave Perry-Miller agent Michelle McElreath listed this house for $739,000 a few days ago.

“It went under contract to the first person that saw it,” McElreath said. “Every single person that has looked at it has wanted to buy it. We are still showing the house, and people are asking about back up offers. What is so perfect about the house is — it’s just easy. You walk in and even before it was impeccably decorated you think, oh yeah this works. Whether you entertain four or 40, it works. It’s flooded with light but still private. It’s a great house in a great neighborhood.”

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IMG_1589We couldn’t be more pleased to have Bethany Erickson on our team. She’s our dedicated education reporter, covering a contentious school board election, expounding on Dallas ISD’s ongoing struggle to expand pre-K, and dissecting the relationship between real estate and education.

Erickson, who doesn’t shy from the difficult subjects, sat down with the Dallas ISD education blog “Turn And Talks” to discuss her son, who starts kindergarten next year, as well as how to change the widespread misinformation about the district and its performance on their latest podcast.

This is what the teacher-run Dallas education blog has to say about Bethany:

“There are few people in Dallas I pay attention to more than Beth.

Her election coverage for Candy’s Dirt was solid, she’s not afraid to mix it up in the comment section, and she does everything she can to give everyone, especially people who like to pretend they know what they are talking about, an honest picture of Dallas ISD.”

You can listen to the whole podcast right here. Follow Bethany on twitter at @BethEricksonTX.