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Builder provides special care

When David and Georgia Latimer considered buying a new home, there were many decisions to make. In addition to the standard choices all buyers face, the Latimers were in need of a home with special features that could accommodate their lifestyle.

“We had several builders state they could help us, but nothing ever materialized. We had some cases where we could not even get a return phone call,” Georgia Latimer said. “Then we met Shirley (Jerezano, a sales agent for D.R. Horton-Las Vegas) and all of the people at D.R. Horton-Las Vegas.

“Shirley was amazing. She kept us informed during every phase of the construction, and she did not let any obstacle get in the way of building our dream home, no matter what our challenges were.”

David Latimer uses a wheelchair and the 2,150-square-foot floor plan at Bavaria Manor seemed like a home that could meet his special needs. The plan is a single-story, four-bedroom home with a three-car garage. It features a great room and master bed/bath.

“The people at D.R. Horton were like family to us,” Georgia Latimer said. “From Scott (Harwood, sales manager,) to Russ (Trahan, production manager,) we met each one personally. Scott even helped design our special breakfast bar.”

The builder also provided wheelchair-accessible doorways, entrances and a few special touches the Latimers required.

“We were so touched that I was allowed to roll my wheelchair onto the slab as D.R. Horton was building our home,” David Latimer said. “They took the time to listen and allowed us to be part of the process. They even had the architect speak with us and tell us about the custom changes being made.”

The Latimers relocated to Las Vegas in 1989 from Gary, Ind.

“We really did not consider the northwest valley until we shopped and saw how much house you can get for the money,” Georgia Latimer said.

Bavaria Manor is a gated community featuring four single-story floor plans that range from about 1,950 to 2,550 square feet, with prices starting from $202,900. These three- and four-bedroom homes have three-car garages and offer options including dual-master suites and an enclosed patio area.

The models at Bavaria Manor are open from 10 a.m.-6 p..m. except Monday when they open at 1 p.m. To visit, drive east on Ann Road from U.S. Highway 95 to Torrey Pines Drive and turn right.

D.R. Horton is building in more than 20 communities in the valley with price ranging from $79,900 to more than $500,000. For more information, visit hortonready.com or call º702-501-6301.

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