Go big or go home.

Go big or go home.

Or maybe do both.

The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home at 800 Austin Lane in Lavon is not only a former model home, it’s a perfect place to hang out with friends, throw a party, or just live.

There’s easy access to State Highways 78 and 190, and the home is just minutes from Firewheel Town Center in Garland.

With a monthly rental rate of $2,350 and those four big bedrooms, it could also easily work as a temporary spot for a family waiting on home construction or looking for a permanent place.in the area. The 1.5-story property features a game room, bedroom, and bathroom in the upstairs area. (more…)

thanksgivingLast week, we asked Realtors to pitch us listings that addressed a common Thanksgiving conundrum — space to serve many, and space to cook it in.

Our Tuesday Two Hundred is a great example of a home where that was taken into consideration — a beautiful three-bedroom, two-bath Traditional in Lavon that was built three years ago, with tons of attention to detail, including that kitchen.

And if listing agent Natalie Swanson with Coldwell Banker Apex-Frisco is excited about this home at 291 Orbit Dr., she has a good reason — it’s her brother’s home.

“He built it three years ago and has put so much work and upgrades into the home,” she told us. “It is spotless, and the only elevation of it’s kind in the whole neighborhood.”

“The new builds in the area start at $292,000, and they don’t have wood floors or the huge lot he has!” she added.

And about that kitchen: Swanson said that she knows that much of modern Thanksgiving traditions are unchanged — like going to “grandma’s house with the whole family, football games, and sometimes escaping outdoors to catch a breath of cool, fresh air.”

“The problem is that the chefs were isolated from all the festivities in the kitchen — but not in this house!” she said.