Happy Thanksgiving

At a time of season when we stop and take stock of what we are grateful for, American West would like to take a moment to express our sincere gratitude to each and every one of our homeowners. Our company founder Larry Canarelli started American West based on a childhood dream of being able to make the dream of providing spacious, beautiful homes to families just like his own. American West has been making dreams come true for the families of Las Vegas since 1984.

Over 17,000 homeowners have chosen American West to be the builder of their new home. We are extremely grateful and appreciative to everyone who decides to make an American West home their new home. More memories in a lifetime are made in a home than anywhere else and we love providing the start to so many of these fantastic memories.

American West has continued to be successful at homebuilding for over 30 years because we surround ourselves with the best of the best. The passion and enthusiasm of making one of the biggest dreams an individual or family can have in their lifetime come true can be found in everyone affiliated with American West. Our gratitude reaches out to our employees, fantastic sales team, subcontractors and preferred lenders.

We hope that everyone’s Thanksgiving is filled with love, joy and a grateful heart.

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November 26th, 2014 Miscellaneous Tags: , 0 Comment

Easy Ways to Cozy Up Your Home for Fall

Fall is here – YEAH! It brings with it lots of great things like the start of the holiday season with Halloween and Thanksgiving, cooler weather, pumpkins back in season and so much more. It is also a great time to cozy up your home. Here are some easy ways to do just that…

  • Update your home with new throw pillows.
    • Use different shapes, sizes and patterns.
  • Warm up the room with plush throws.
    • Pull out those blankets and throws that have been stored away since last winter. A throw can add warmth and texture to any sofa or make a bolder statement with a bright throw that contrasts the sofa.
  • Get a new area rug.
    • The perfect way to brighten or change a room and warm up those tile and hardwood floors.
  • Candles, candles, candles. 
    • Fall means cooler weather and shorter days. Take advantage of early nightfall and embrace the darkness by lighting scented candles around your home. There are also a great array of battery operated candles you can utilize. A lot of them come with timers so if set correctly, you can come home to a calm, soothing atmosphere by being welcomed by candlelight.
  • Utilize the Fireplace.
    • As the weather gets colder, fire up that fireplace if you have one. There is nothing cozier than relaxing by a fire.

Happy Fall!

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October 15th, 2014 Miscellaneous Tags: , 0 Comment

Benefits of a Gas Cooktop

Every new American West home comes with a gas cooktop. Why do we choose gas cooktops for our new homes? What are the benefits of a gas cooktop?

Benefits of a gas cooktop: 

Accurate Cooking Temperatures

With a gas cooktop, the heat to the cookware transfers immediately because a gas flame immediately grows larger or smaller with a turn of a dial. With an electric range, the burner has to heat up or cool down.

Evenly Distributed Heat

The flame of a gas cooktop is centralized and allows for even distribution of heat to the cookware, which reduces scorching.

Lower Heat Emissions

Gas cooktops emit less wasted heat than electric cooktops. The gas flame and heat also immediately disappears when turned off which makes them safer. With an electric cooktop, you have to wait for that burner to heat up and cool down.

Faster Cooking Time

Gas heat is immediately available. Turn it on and the flame is ready to use, so it takes less time to cook. You can also adjust temperature moment to moment.

No power? No Problem.

In the event that your electricity goes out, you can still prepare a meal with your gas cooktop.

Saves Money

A gas cooktop will lower your electrical bill. Rates for natural gas tend to be lower than the rates for electricity which saves you money.

Chefs Choose Gas Cooktops

Professional chefs love to cook with gas because they provide greater heat control than electric cooktops. Gas ovens also retain moisture in foods more consistently than their electric counterparts.

For additional information on any of the other eHome features in our new homes, visit any of our communities. Sales offices are open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Interactive floorplans, virtual tours and beautiful photography can be found at www.AmericanWestHomes.com

 

Benefits of Vinyl-framed Dual-paned Low E Windows

Living in Las Vegas, we experience both the hot and cold in regards to temperatures. This is one of the reasons why as a local builder, we created our e-Home and include so many energy-efficient features in our new homes. American West is focused on building energy efficient new homes with sustainable materials and features that matter to you and your family. We are proud to offer homes that demonstrate a commitment to excellence and a respect for the environment.

According to the Department of Energy, energy loss attributed to windows accounts for nearly 25% of the annual heating and cooling costs for any American home. This is one of the reasons why every new American West home includes vinyl-framed dual-paned low-e windows and sliding glass doors.

Benefits for our homeowners:

  • Saves Money by reducing energy consumption. They reduce energy usage in hot and cold climates.
  • Insulates the home against outside noise. Gives you more peace and quiet.
  • Energy efficient windows lowers your environmental footprint.
  • Comfort in hot and cold weather. Helps keep the temperature inside your home comfortably consistent all year-round.
  • Helps prevent sunlight exposure which helps from damaging carpets, draperies and furnishing.
  • Vinyl framed windows have low maintenance and have good moisture resistance.
  • Dual-paned windows can insulate over 2X better than single-pane windows.

Visit any of our 9 communities located throughout the Las Vegas Valley and let us demonstrate all the benefits and features of our eHome. Sales offices are open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Information on all our homes and communities can be found at www.AmericanWestHomes.com

 

Las Vegas in Top 5 Best Markets for Big Homes

American West is known for our big, beautiful homes that we have been building in Las Vegas since 1984. According to The Top 5 Big Cities for Buying Big Homes article in Builder magazine, Las Vegas is ranked fourth for best cities for big homes. The article takes a look at the best markets for new-home buyers who want more space, affordably.

Any homebuyer looking for space, affordability, sophistication and comfort, need to look no further than American West. Our 8 current communities offer a variety of new home designs ranging from 1,798 to 4,770 square feet.

Today’s home buyers are seeking new homes constructed by quality builders with established track records, who stand behind their homes. Every American West home is known for its quality construction, abundance of included features, value, and superior customer service. Our new homes are built to maximize the best use of space, elegance and comfort. There is no other homebuilder in the city who knows better how families in Las Vegas live in their homes. We are a local homebuilder. We live, work, play and raise our children in the same city that our homeowners do.

American West’s homes are in the best neighborhoods, with great schools, parks, golf courses and shopping right at your doorstep. Every American West community is a little different and appeals to different types of buyers. First-time buyers, growing families, empty nesters and those seeking luxury residences are all discovering homes that meet their personal needs at American West’s neighborhoods.

Visit our website for more information on our new homes and communities.

American West’s eHome – Water Conservation

Every new American West home is built as an eHome with many energy-efficient features that allows your new home to be an energy saver home. These features allow us to reduce our carbon footprint and save our homeowners money.

Why eHome?

As a local builder, it is important to us to design energy-efficient homes that fit the needs of our specific southwest climate and not just one that was designed on a national level. We live in a city where we experience both hot and cold temperatures. Our eHome features and building materials have been specifically chosen for the Las Vegas climate.

Some of the Water Conservation features in our new homes are as follows:

Quick Recovery H2O

The high efficiency water heater included in your home was designed to provide more hot water at a lower operating cost than other models. The advanced feature of a tankless water heater allows for an endless supply of hot water. As well as saving water, it helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions by only heating the water when you’re using it.

Water-conserving Moen® Faucets and Showerheads

The faucets in your new home help conserve resources which helps eliminate wasteful water flow. They are designed to conserve water in everyday use without compromising performance. These plumbing fixtures not only help reduce your monthly bills, they also help conserve our precious water for future generations.

Water-saving Professional Landscape Design

You can select from many attractive Water Saving Professional Landscape Designs. The natural materials and efficient designs provide beautiful yards while reducing wasteful watering and promoting a healthier planet.

For additional information on all the features included in our eHome, visit any of our communities. Sales offices are open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Interactive floorplans, virtual tours and beautiful photography can be found at www.AmericanWestHomes.com

 

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Benefits of Protective House Wrap in Your American West Home

Every new American West home includes so many eHome features which allows your new home to be an energy saver home. One of these fantastic features is Protective House Wrap. What is Protective House Wrap and what are the benefits of it?

The forces of nature affect everything. A new home should not be built without giving it protection against air and moisture infiltration. Protective House Wrap blocks air transfer through the framed wall, allows airborne moisture vapor to escape without condensing in wall cavities and sheds water that could otherwise get behind the exterior finish.

BENEFITS OF PROTECTIVE HOUSE WRAP:

  • Protection against air and moisture infiltration
  • Improves Energy Efficiency
  • Improves Indoor Air Quality
  • Prevents Moisture Damage
  • High UV Resistance

American West is focused on building energy-efficient homes with sustainable materials and features that matter to you and your family. Our eHome features allow us to reduce our carbon footprint and more importantly to help our homeowners save money.

To find out more about American West’s eHome features, visit any of our communities. Sales offices are open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Interactive floorplans, virtual tours and beautiful photography can be found at www.AmericanWestHomes.com

 

American West’s eHome – An Energy Saver Home

Every new American West home is built as an eHome with many energy-efficient features that allows your new home to be an energy saver home. These features allow us to reduce our carbon footprint and save our homeowners money.

Why eHome?

As a local builder, it is important to us to design energy-efficient homes that fit the needs of our specific southwest climate and not just one that was designed on a national level. We live in a city where we experience both hot and cold temperatures. Our eHome features and building materials have been specifically chosen for the Las Vegas climate.

Some of the Energy Conservation features in our homes are as follows:

Vinyl Framed Dual-paned Low-E Windows & Sliding Glass Doors

These windows and sliding glass doors help reduce energy usage in hot and cold temperatures. They also insulate the home against outside noise, giving you more peace and quiet. Helping keep the temperature inside your home comfortably consistent all year-round and preventing sunlight exposure are other benefits.

Fully Insulated Fiberglass Front Door

The entry door to your home was carefully chosen, not just for looks, but for its impact on your life. The materials help limit heat gain in the summer and heat loss in the winter. In addition, they utilize post-industrial wood chips and recycled materials to help lessen their impact on the environment.

14 SEER Air Conditioning

The 14 SEER Air Conditioning in your new home exceeds the National Standard for energy-efficiency. This advance system also utilizes ozone layer-friendly, environmentally sound Puron® refrigerant, which helps protect the air you breath and limits the amount of greenhouse gas released in the air.

Energy-efficient Radiant-Barrier Roof Sheathing

This advanced energy saving material minimizes the heat gain in the summer and reduces energy usage in the winter. This unique feature can only be found in some new homes.

ENERGY STAR© Appliances

These industry-leading super-efficient appliances help you conserve energy and money while doing everyday tasks.

Self-clean Natural Gas Range/Oven

A gas range/oven has lower heat emissions than an electric range. The gas flame immediately ignites and grows larger or smaller with a turn of a dial. The gas flame and heat it emits also immediately disappears when turned off which is also a great safety feature. A gas cooktop will lower your electricity bill. Rates for natural gas tend to be lower than the rates for electricity which saves you money.

For additional information on all the features included in our eHome, visit any of our communities. Sales offices are open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Interactive floorplans, virtual tours and beautiful photography can be found at www.AmericanWestHomes.com

 

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American West Leads New Home Sales In Las Vegas

According to Home Builders Research, American West is #1 in new home sales for the week ending August 17, 2014 in the entire city of Las Vegas. “The Weekly Traffic/Sales Watch” report shows that American West reported 31 Net Sales. There was no other builder in the entire city that came close to this number. Other national builders such as DR Horton, KB Home and Lennar Homes only reported 14 Net Sales.

“The month of August celebrates our 30th Anniversary as a company,” said Larry Canarelli, American West Company Founder, “and it could not be a better time to be number one in new home sales. American West has built over 100 new home communities in this amazing city that we call home and we have welcomed over 16,000 homeowners into a new American West home. I could not be prouder of the fact that the families of Las Vegas continue to fall in love with our homes and chose us to be their builder.”

“We are a local, involved builder who understands and cares about this city because it is our home too. How do other national builders know how Las Vegas homeowners live in their homes? I know because I live here too and so does each and every one of my employees,” said Canarelli. “I personally have been living and building new homes in Las Vegas since 1977 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 is currently selling at 9 communities located throughout the Las Vegas Valley. Our new home designs range from 1,798 to 4,770 square feet. Additional information, interactive floorplans, virtual tours and beautiful photography can be found at www.AmericanWestHomes.com

 

American West Homes Celebrates 30 Year Anniversary

As a company, we are thrilled to be celebrating 30 Years of building new homes in the wonderful city we call home, Las Vegas. American West first started making dreams of homeownership come true for the families of Southern Nevada on August 14, 1984. Our company is one of the nation’s most successful privately owned homebuilders. We are the only local homebuilder in Las Vegas who can state they have been building in this incredible city for 30 Years.

American West’s neighborhoods are the best masterfully planned in the valley. Our commitment to excellence is evident in everything we do and is the reason why we are Southern Nevada’s #1 Homebuilder. Many companies build homes, but few are as committed to improving the quality of life for the people who live in them. To the dedicated professionals at American West, designing and constructing new homes means virtually every aspect of living – comfort, lifestyle, convenience, quality and innovation.

Through the years, we have accumulated over 200 awards from local, regional and national industry peers. Among them are the ACE (Award for Construction Excellence) Award. It is one of the most coveted awards in the industry. American West has received this highly-recognized award twice! No other builder in the nation has accomplished this feat.

Since 1984, we have built more than 100 new home communities throughout the valley and welcomed over 16,000 homeowners to the American West family (we will be at 17,000 by the end of the year). American West strongly believes in the homes and communities that we build. This belief starts and ends with our company founder, Larry Canarelli who has devoted himself to building beautiful, affordable homes for families. He puts his heart and soul into every home that American West builds.

Every American West home is known for its quality construction, abundance of included features, and superior customer service. Our homes and neighborhoods stand the test of time – proof of this is evident in any of our 100 new home communities throughout the valley.

As we celebrate this tremendous milestone, we continue to remain on the cutting edge of innovation and design and we’re continuing to develop many more new home designs and new home communities. Our goal remains the same, provide beautiful homes for the families of Las Vegas and make dreams come true. Looking forward to the next 30 Years!

 

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