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30 | February 16, 2017 | The Homer Horizon local living homerhorizon.com Build and Move into Your New Home from the low $200s With Lincoln-Way Schools at Prairie Trails in Manhattan Distinctive Home Builders provides homeowners the highest quality home on the market Distinctive Home Builders continues to add high quality homes to the Manhattan landscape at Prairie Trails; its latest new home community, located within the highly-regarded Lincoln-Way School District. Many families are happy to call Prairie Trails home and are pleased that Distinctive is able to deliver a new home with zero punch list items in 90 days. Before closing, each home undergoes an industry-leading checklist that ensures each home measures up to the firm’s high quality standards. “Actually our last average was 81 working days from excavation to receiving a home occupancy permit - without sacrificing quality,” said Bryan Nooner, president of Distinctive Home Builders. “Everyone at the company works extremely hard to continually achieve this delivery goal for our homeowners. Our three decades building homes provides this efficient construction system. Many of our skilled craftsmen have been working with our company for Recently closed Prairie Trails Arbor Model over 20 years. We also take pride on having excellent communicators throughout our organization. This translates into a positive buying and building experience for our homeowners and one of the highest referral rates in the industry for Distinctive.” In all, buyers can select from 13 ranch, split-level and six two-story single-family home styles; each offering three to eight different exterior elevations. The three- to four-bedroom homes feature two to two-and-one-half baths, two- to three-car garages and a family room, all in approximately 1,600 to over 3,000 square feet of living space. Basements are included in most models as well. Distinctive also encourages customization to make your new home truly personalized to suit your lifestyle. Oversize home sites; brick exteriors on all four sides of the first floor; custom maple cabinets; ceramic tile or hardwood floors in the kitchen, baths and foyer; genuine wood trim and doors; granite countertops and concrete driveways can all be yours at Prairie Trails. All home sites at Prairie Trails can accommodate a three-car garage; a very important amenity to the Manhattan homebuyer, according to Nooner. “When we opened Prairie Trails we wanted to provide the best new home value for the dollar and we feel with offering Premium Standard Features that we do just that. So why wait? This is truly the best time to build your dream home!” Distinctive offers custom maple kitchen cabinets featuring solid wood construction (no particle board), have solid wood drawers with dove tail joints, which is very rare in the marketplace. “When you buy a new home from Distinctive, you truly are receiving custom made cabinets in every home we sell no matter what the price range,” noted Nooner. Nooner added that all homes are highly energy efficient. Every home built will have upgraded wall and ceiling insulation values with Recently closed Prairie Trails Arbor Model energy efficient windows and high efficiency furnaces. Before homeowners move into their new home, Distinctive Home Builders conducts a blower door test that pressurizes the home to ensure that each home passes a set of very stringent Energy Efficiency guidelines. Typically a wide variety of homes are available to tour that include ranch and twostory homes. Distinctive is also offering a brand new home, the Stonegrove, a 3,000 square foot open concept home with a split foyer entry, formal living and dining rooms, a two-story great room, four bedrooms and an upstairs laundry room. Distinctive also offers Appbased technology allowing its homeowners to be updated on the progress of their new home 24 hours a day, seven days a week at the touch of a button. Prairie Trails is also a beautiful place to live featuring a 20-acre lake on site, as well as direct access to the 22-mile Wauponsee Glacial Prairie Path that borders the community and meanders through many neighboring communities and links to many other popular trails. The Manhattan Metra station is also nearby. Besides Prairie Trails, Distinctive Home Builders has built hundreds of homes throughout Manhattan in the Butternut Ridge and Leighlinbridge developments, as well as thousands in the Will and south Cook county areas over the past 30 years. Visit the on-site sales information center for unadvertised specials and view the numerous styles of homes being offered and the available lots. Call (708) 737-9142 for more information or visit us online at www.distinctivehomebuilders.com. The Prairie Trails new home information center is located three miles south of Laraway Rd. on Rt. 52. The address is 16233 Pinto Lane, Manhattan, IL, 60422. Open Daily 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Closed Wednesday and Thursday and always available by appointment. Specials, prices, specifications, standard features, model offerings, build times and lot availability are subject to change without notice. Please contact a Distinctive representative for current pricing and complete details.

homerhorizon.com real estate the Homer Horizon | February 16, 2017 | 31 The Homer Horizon’s of the WEEK $16 FOR 4 ISSUES sponsored content The seller has decided to downsize from this lovely home just minutes to shopping, dining and Interstate 355. What: A spacious trilevel home nestled on a quiet street in a great neighborhood. Where: 14350 S. East Glen Drive, Homer Glen Amenities: The home boasts three bedrooms, three full baths, an entry foyer and formal living and dining rooms. There also is a spacious kitchen with eating area and stainless appliances. The home has a lower level family room. The master bedroom has ample closet space and private bath. Generoussized bedrooms, Huge laundry room with off garage entry. Large patio off kitchen, pro landscaped and fenced yard on three sides with shed. Updates in last 10 years include roof, windows, kitchen, baths and flooring. The home is in district for Homer Community Consolidated School District 33C. Listing Price: $284,900 Listing Agent: For more information, call Broker Greg Mucha, Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell, at (630) 546-7877 or visit www. GregMucha.com. Want to know how to become Home of the Week? Contact Tricia at (708) 326-9170 ext. 47. Chicagolymag.com/subscribe Read award-winning writing on Chicago’s biggest issues and people in business, politics, and culture. Subscribe today and get 20% off the cover price of four issues for yourself or a friend, or both. Dec. 15 • 16545 S. Hidden Cove Court, Homer Glen, 604915833 Lakeview Homes Llc to Matthew W. Ebert, $1,162,500 Dec. 16 • 15607 Jeanne Lane, Homer Glen, 604917964 Chicago Title Land Trt Co. Ttee to Thomas E. Wojcik, Mary Kay Wojcik, $84,000 • 15235 S. Ginger Lane, Homer Glen, 604915640 Beechen & Dill Homes, Inc. to Kristin Notter, $499,115 • 14542 S. Birchdale Drive, Homer Glen, 604917709 Fischer Real Estate Sales & Co. to Joanna Molek, $275,000 The Going Rate is provided by Record Information Services, Inc. For more information, visit www.public-record. com or call (630) 557-1000. A 22 nd Century Media publication ChicagolyMag.com