The Las Vegas Housing Market is Strong

While 2016 was a good year for the housing industry, with housing starts up 5% from 2015, 2017 is on its way to being even better. Job growth is fueling population growth, which is fueling housing demands. According to Realtor.com, even though interest rates have been rising, causing mortgage rates to increase, housing demands are still high, especially in hot markets like Las Vegas.

In fact, the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors says the Las Vegas real estate market saw moderate price growth even during the slower winter months, which is a good sign for the stronger spring and summer selling seasons. “We continue to see a strong demand for housing,” reveals GLVAR president David J. Tina. “Combined with a tight supply, I think our home prices and home sales may continue to get a boost from the positive economic news we’ve been enjoying.”

Real estate experts also point out that though rates are rising, mortgage credit will become easier to obtain due to slightly loosened lending standards.

All of this is strengthening the Las Vegas housing market. As the Las Vegas Business Press found when they surveyed a wide variety of business and economic leaders in January, optimism is truly the watchword. From tourism and gaming, to banking and health care, and housing, they all predicted that 2017 will be a banner year for growth, new projects, and economic success.

As Larry Canarelli, Founder of American West Homes concludes, “Everything we’re seeing shows a stronger economy and shows us moving in the right direction and we’re happy to be building so many new homes for so many great families in an amazing city.”

Signature Master Suites

Dollar for dollar, square foot for square foot, no other builder offers more quality, choice and value than American West. Our home designs have always stood apart from anything else in the Las Vegas Valley. If you could build your own home, it would probably be a lot like ours.

We understand the wants and needs of homeowners. We understand that every room in your home tells a unique story. You can find superior architecture and craftsmanship in every room of a new American West home.

Our signature master suites are designed for luxury and comfort. At the end of each day, we understand that there is a need for a private hideaway. A place where you can retreat and relax and more importantly get a good night’s sleep.

Discover some of the gorgeous master suites in our homes…

Your New American West Energy Saver Home

With new homeownership comes the security of knowing that everything is brand new and that your personal choices are reflected in your home. Choosing a new American West home also means that you’ve made a sound financial decision.

American West is focused on building energy efficient homes with sustainable materials and features that matter to you and your family. Our energy efficient building materials and building process demonstrate not only a commitment to excellence but also a respect for the environment and an understanding of what our homeowners need in their new home.

Some of the INCLUDED materials and features in a new American West home are:

  • 14 SEER Natural gas & air conditioning unit
  • Vinyl dual-paned low-E3 coated argon gas filled windows & sliding glass doors
  • Energy efficient radiant heat barrier roof sheathing
  • ENERGY STAR© appliances
  • Quick recovery and high efficient natural gas water heater
  • Protective house wrap shields your home against air & moisture infiltration
  • Water-conserving Moen© faucets & showerheads
  • Fully insulated fiberglass front door

The energy efficient features in your new American West home are chosen specifically for the southwestern climate where our homeowners live. As a local builder, we understand the need for energy efficient features that work specifically for our Las Vegas climate.

At American West, every day we choose to build the kind of energy efficient, elegantly designed homes that are the right choice for you and your family. Choices that mean reduced energy bills, greater comfort, and higher quality for our homeowners.

Jones Crossing is TOP of the Charts in 2017

Jones Crossing at Coronado Ranch is one of the hottest communities in Las Vegas right now!

According to local housing research experts at Home Builder Research, Inc., Jones Crossing has had the greatest number of building permits so far this year. HBR also reveals that Jones Crossing has averaged 15.7 net sales per month during the last 3 months. HBR’s president, Dennis Smith, says, “In our opinion, Jones Crossing has been the most successful new home community in the Las Vegas metropolitan area.”

The success of Jones Crossing is no fluke. At American West Homes, we plan every detail of this community for maximum style, value and convenience. “While we’re beyond thrilled that sales at Jones Crossing are booming, our dedication to creating the best built homes in Las Vegas is still our primary goal,” notes American West Company Founder Larry Canarelli. “After 33 plus years and over 18,000 homes, we know that the highest achievement we can strive for is building the best homes in the best communities.”

The homes at Jones Crossing range from 1,798 to 3,072 square feet, and start at $286,500. The community’s excellent setting in the southwest valley offers incredible convenience. Residents are just seconds from the 215 Beltway and minutes from Southern Nevada’s recreational sites. There are plenty of shopping and dining choices, and the valley’s best schools are nestled inside Coronado Ranch.

For more information about Jones Crossing, call (702) 323-5403 or visit www.AmericanWestHomes.com.

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June 6th, 2017 Uncategorized 0 Comment

The Homes of the Future are at American West!

American West Home’s Company Founder Larry Canarelli is well known for his dedication to Las Vegas, its residents and its neighborhoods. What people might not know is that he’s also been a leader when it comes to installing cutting edge technology in his new homes.

Mike Lemke, President of Nevada’s largest and most recognized home electronic system integration services provider, Progressive Home, recalls that he’s been working with Canarelli and American West for 15 years. “We do a lot of work with American West. I think we’ve worked on around 10,000 homes together. Larry recognized long ago that technology is something that is ever changing. He gave me the directive to always make sure we are offering the latest, most innovative products, but to make it affordable for everyday home buyers.”

The home automation (aka “smart home”) field is exploding world-wide as tech developers have created a variety of different systems and products that work together. Knowing how important this is in today’s homes, each and every American West homeowner has a personalized appointment with a specialist at Progressive Home to not only customize the many standard home automation features in their new home but to also select any additional smart home features.

“For American West homebuyers” notes Lemke, “Larry wanted me to find a way to customize every home, no matter what the buyer wants. So we did. Now, every American West home is completely customizable in terms of security, networking, wi-fi solutions, central vacuum systems, home theater, automation, and virtual reality systems.

With a continual stream of new products and applications, keeping up with the technology is a never-ending challenge. “We always strive to provide systems that are reliable and don’t frustrate the users,” says Lemke. “We stay up to date by going to the annual CES (Consumer Electronics Show) and learning about the latest and greatest new developments. This is a competitive field, and there are always a lot of new products coming out. Our goal is to figure out what the best new products are, and how to keep everything affordable.”

That goal jibes nicely with Larry Canarelli’s objectives for his homes. “I know our buyers want the latest automated home features, and I want to give them what they want. But I also want to make sure that everything is reliable and affordable. Mike and Progressive Home are great partners to have in this endeavor. He always makes sure we have the best products, expert installation, and great value.”

June 1st, 2017 Uncategorized 1 Comment

Looking For A New Home in Las Vegas? Come To Our Home Finding Center!

Deciding to buy a new home can be very intimidating. Deciding to do it when you’re not even sure where to start can be worse. At American West, we totally understand. That’s why we created our exclusive Home Finding Center.

This one-stop shop is the place for prospective buyers to find their perfect American West home. The center has a variety of interactive tools to help you get a feel for our communities and homes. And our New Home Finding Specialists, Scott & Sasha, know everything you could possibly want to know about everything American West builds in the Las Vegas Valley.

When you visit the Home Finding Center, you will tour a series of home designs American West offers to get a feel of what you are searching for in a new home. After your tour, Scott and Sasha can narrow down what you like and need and find the perfect new home fit for you.

No other builder in the area has a resource like the Home Finding Center. And only our homebuyers can take advantage of this unique home buying tool.

• Are you looking for a new home but not sure what’s the right fit? Or maybe you need help narrowing down your options? Scott & Sasha can help.

• Do you have questions about what area of town you should live in? Or what the neighborhood schools are like? Or what’s in a specific neighborhood? Scott & Sasha will have the 411.

• Are you from out of town and need relocation information? No problem. Everything you need to know is right here at the New Home Finding Center.

For more information, contact Scott or Sasha at (702) 789-6571. Or stop by the Home Finding Center, located at 8393 Bartholomew Park Court, Las Vegas, NV 89139. Sales office is open daily from 10am to 6pm.

We look forward to helping you build the American West Home of your dreams!

American West Homes #1 in New Home Sales

The data from Home Builders Research, Inc. is in and American West Homes is celebrating the success of being #1 in new home sales in all of Las Vegas, Nevada. Home Builders Research, Inc. keeps track of sales from all Las Vegas new home builders in their Weekly Traffic/Sales Watch report.

American West is the only local, privately owned builder on The Weekly Traffic/Sales Watch report and currently has 9 communities in Las Vegas. KB Homes, a national builder who is currently selling at 28 communities in Las Vegas reported the second most new home sales for the week.

“It’s a great time to buy,” said Larry Canarelli. American West Company Founder, “Interest rates are still at record lows and new home prices keep appreciating. Our new home designs are incomparable to other builders. Our homebuyers see the quality and value we are known for when they walk through our homes.”

“We are a local, involved builder who understands and cares about this city and our homeowners because it is our home too,” said Canarelli.” I personally have been living and building new homes in Las Vegas since 1984 and understand better than anyone what the families of Las Vegas are looking for in their new home design. American West has a proven track record of success and we are a builder you can trust. We are here in the same city our homeowners live in and we are here to stay.”

American West’s new home designs located throughout the Las Vegas Valley range from 1,552 to 4,934 square feet. For more information, visit www.AmericanWestHomes.com. Sales offices are open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Why Millennials LOVE American West!

Millennials, numbering almost 80 million, are the fastest-growing, most diverse generation of consumers in the United States. Ranging from 20 to 37 years old, they are also the largest home buying target market in history. And at American West Homes, we know what they want – and we give it to them!

Choices. We offer tons of options for new home designs, features and finishes. Our variety of new home designs range from 1,552 to 4,770 square feet and offer customization to give each of our homeowners just what they need in their new home. No matter what you may be looking for, we have it.

Style. Our award-winning homes definitely don’t look like anyone else’s, just one of the many reasons why we our Southern Nevada’s #1 Homebuilder. As you walk through our homes, you will see our commitment to cutting-edge design that is highlighted by amazing architecture features.

Locations. As a local builder that has been building since 1984, we know the city we call home better than any other builder. Our neighborhoods are in the best planned areas in the Las Vegas Valley. We believe our homeowners should have all the benefits of masterplan living without the high fees associated with it. Our neighborhoods always have state-of-the-art schools nearby, and plenty of options for shopping and recreation.

Education & Expertise. Many Millennials are first time homebuyers. For this reason we understand the importance of helping them with the home building process. We believe we are your partner when it comes to building your dream home. All of our New Home Finding Specialists can help answer your questions about all of our new home designs and assist you with any neighborhood or relocation information you may need. Their job is to make this an easy process for you.

Value. Millennials are pretty careful with their money, so buying a home is a HUGE deal. At American West, we get it. We know it’s a huge investment, but we also know it’s a good investment. A well built home is an asset that will pay off for years to come. We help them navigate qualifications and financing so they can start down the road to achieving homeownership. Purchasing a new home is one of the best long term investments anyone can make today.

Discover all of our new home designs and communities, www.AmericanWestHomes.com

Meet Kevin Amico, Our Award Winning New Home Consultant

While American West Homes can speak volumes on their own, we also have a dynamic team that makes our company really stand out. One of those team members is New Home Consultant, Kevin Amico. He uses his unique approach to sales to help our home buyers find their dream homes.

Kevin has worked for American West for more than 17 years. He is, in fact, the second generation from his family to work here. His father was a member of our team for 24 years! Kevin is currently working at our Jones Crossing community in Coronado Ranch.

After many years in the business, Kevin recently received one of the highest honors in Southern Nevada. He is the winner of the Silver Nugget Sales Person of the Year Award given by the Southern Nevada Homebuilders Association.

He is so honored to have earned such a prestigious award. “It was the first time I was nominated, and I won,” Kevin says. “This is kind of a big deal. If you’re going to win an award, this is the one you want to win!”

Kevin attributes his success in new home sales to his “old school thinking. I treat people how they want to be treated. I follow up, and keep coming back to them. If someone walks through the door, I feel that I’m doing them a disservice if I can’t help them find a home.”

“My favorite part of my job as a New Home Consultant is teaching people how to own their own home and make their dream come true.

“One of the best things about working at American West is that they let me be my own boss, and do my own thing. They’re so supportive and family-oriented. They believe a lot in family, and so do I.

In his free time, Kevin spends his time with his wife of 20 years and two children. He also has a boat, which he takes out on Lake Mead and on the Colorado River in Laughlin.

Come meet Kevin at our Jones Crossing community!

 

New Models Available at Highlands Collection in Highlands Ranch

We are thrilled to announce the grand opening of our new home designs located at our Highlands Collection community in Highlands Ranch. These gorgeous new home designs range from 1,839 up to 2,995 sq. ft. and start at $279,500.

The Topaz measures 1.839 square feet with 3 bedrooms. With a first floor master suite, drawing room, large great room and front balcony, this home provides the perfect blend of space and comfort.

The Emerald measures 2,033 square feet with 4 bedrooms. The open design of the gourmet kitchen and great room are perfect for family and social gatherings. An upstairs laundry makes this task a breeze.

The Crystal measures 2,452 square feet with 3 to 4 bedrooms. With an enormous family room, great room, dining and front balcony, you will never lack for space or comfort in this home.

The Emerald with BRAG Space measures 2,709 square feet with up to 5 bedrooms. The BRAG Space in this home allows you to create the space you need whether it be a large bonus room, two additional bedrooms or a guest master suite with a bonus room.

The Pearl measure 2,958 square feet with 4 to 5 bedrooms. Space in this home is ideal with a great room, game room, den and the choice of both a front and rear balcony.

The Sapphire measures 2,995 square feet with up to 5 bedrooms. The home features a large great room and family room, an enormous game room, front balcony and ample storage.

In addition to being simply stunning, Highlands Collection enjoys a fantastic southwest location. Located away from the city’s hustle and bustle, Highlands Ranch has all of the conveniences today’s families need. There is an abundance of dining, shopping, entertainment and recreational choices. This is the perfect place for you to call home.

The Highlands Collection sales office is located at 9860 Belle Marie Ct., Las Vegas, NV 89141. For more information about these homes, call 702.872.3681 or visit www.AmericanWestHomes.com

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