She is a native of Peru, and he is from Moldova in Eastern Europe, and after meeting in Las Vegas, they are starting their lives together in Evolve, a new gated Pardee Homes town home community in southwest Las Vegas.
Sandra Llonttop, who serves with the U.S. Army National Guard, came to America 10 years ago as a student and thanks to her military service was able to become a citizen. Her husband, Ion Mereuta, who arrived as a student five years ago, is a new U.S. citizen.
They will celebrate their second wedding anniversary this weekend in their new home with their Maltipoo, Sparky.
“This is our first home together, and it was love at first sight,” Llonttop said. “I said: ‘This is my house!’ when we saw it after looking at a lot of houses.”
Mereuta, a real estate agent, wanted to live in the southwest area of town. ”Everything is growing here, it’s within our budget, and we wanted a new house with new appliances — it’s a good investment,” he said. “With a lot of companies you have to pay for upgrades that are already included as standards at Pardee Homes.”
“For me, it was more emotional,” Llonttop said. “The Pardee experience has been great, from our sales associate through our superintendent, they are all so helpful and really nice.”
Mereuta agreed. “Pardee’s customer service is superior. They follow up with you on everything.”
The couple plan to travel this year to visit family in Peru and Moldova because “our cultures are very similar and family is very important,” Llonttop said.
They are also starting a company and developing a product for internet sales as new American entrepreneurs.
“In addition to a dog park for Sparky and other residents’ pets, Evolve’s amenities include a resort-inspired community swimming pool,” Pardee Regional President Klif Andrews said. “Blending modern flair with maximized spaces, the tech-savvy Evolve lifestyle offers Pardee’s exclusive HomeSmart features and Amazon White Glove Service.”
With four innovative open floor plans, Evolve’s architecturally modern town homes feature flexible spaces and large windows for plenty of natural light.
The energy- and space-efficient two-story homes offer two to three bedrooms, 2½ baths, private back patios, two-car garages and approximately 1,599 square feet to 1,923 square feet of living space. Prices start at approximately $302,500.
Located one block east of Fort Apache Road on Patrick Lane just west of the I-215 Beltway, Evolve’s southwest Las Vegas location is near established medical services, schools, parks and other services, plus new retail, entertainment and dining on the horizon.
New Home Gallery hours at Pardee Homes’ Las Vegas Valley neighborhoods are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and 2 to 5 p.m. on Monday. For more information, visit pardeehomes.com or call 702-710-4812.
Evolve is one of 14 valleywide neighborhoods taking part in the Pardee Homes Destination Modern Sales Event, which features move-in-ready homes and under-construction modern designs. Special incentives vary by neighborhood. Visit PardeeModern.com or call 702-749-4829.
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Established in 1921, Pardee Homes was among the first to embrace master-planned community concepts, green homebuilding measures, environmentally sensitive development practices and customer-focused processes for new home purchases.
Pardee Homes Las Vegas has built more than 40,000 homes throughout Southern Nevada in the last 67 years.
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