What Dogs Know About Life

Here are some secrets of contented living that most dogs follow – and more humans need to: 

  • Never pass up the chance to go for a ride.
  • Always greet your loved one enthusiastically, even if they’ve been gone for only five minutes.
  • Sometimes obedience is the best strategy.
  • Carve out your niche – and let others know when they’ve invaded your space.
  • Find time to run, chase things, and play every day.
  • Eat with gusto!
  • Be dependably loyal no matter what.
  • Take frequent naps.
  • Take time to stretch before getting up from your naps.
  • Don’t bite when a growl will send the message.
  • When someone’s having a bad day, stay close, be quite, and nozzle them now and then.
  • When it’s hot, drink a lot of water and sleep in the shade.
  • Enjoy long, rambling walks.
  • Don’t take scoldings personally – you’ll forget them soon enough.
  • When you’re happy, show it.
July 29th, 2011 Miscellaneous Tags: , 0 Comment

The Lauren – July Home of the Month

The Lauren is located at our Kensington community in Highlands Ranch. This beautiful 4,375 square foot two-story will take your breath away. 

The first floor is ideal for all your entertaining needs with both formal and casual living areas. Are you always looking for more space for your family gatherings? The huge family room can accommodate all your family members. The gourmet kitchen is perfect for entertaining as it overlooks the family room. This incredible space includes a spacious center dining island with pendant lighting, Whirlpool® appliances, granite-tiled countertops and plenty of cabinets and counter space. Planning a more formal event? The living room and formal dining area will be perfect. 

There is a downstairs bedroom which is ideal for your guests. Three additional bedrooms, a full bath, spacious game room and master suite are located on the second floor. The master bath has a huge walk-in closet, double vanity and separate tub and shower. This home has many different customization choices with the ability to add a second master suite to your first floor, a study or an additional bath to the second floor. 

All American West homes are built to NV Energy Plus standards. American West’s energy-saving features come standard and include: 14-SEER natural gas heat and central air-conditioning; increased insulation in exterior walls and ceilings; energy-efficient radiant-heat barrier roof sheathing; Prime Wrap® house wrap; fully insulated fiberglass 8 foot tall front entry doors; vinyl-framed dual-paned low-e windows and sliding glass doors; and water-conserving faucets and showerheads. In addition, every American West home includes standard features and amenities that other home builders consider upgrades. 

Highlands Ranch residents enjoy convenient access to new parks, schools, retail developments and numerous shopping and dining opportunities in the burgeoning southwestern valley. Homebuyers receive all the benefits of master-plan living with out any additional fees such as a SID or LID. 

The Lauren floorplan is also available at our Woodbridge community in Coronado Ranch. 

For more information, visit our website www.AmericanWestHomes.com  or call (702) 308-1111.

Affordable Living From $178,500

Lexington in Highlands Ranch brings affordable living to a whole new level. Homebuyers immediately sense the dollar-for-dollar, square-foot-for-square-foot value of the trademark home designs. Inside and out, Lexington offers everything families crave and more.

 “Lexington at Highlands Ranch is an extension of the quality homes that American West has been building in Southern Nevada since 1984,” Larry Canarelli, president of American West, said.  “Our homebuyers are amazed by the price per square foot and quality we offer in one of the most popular areas of southern Nevada. Lexington’s home designs appeal to today’s buyers who are seeking spacious and affordable new homes.”

Lexington features five floor plans ranging from 1,216 to 2,452 square feet with up to five bedrooms. Prices start at $178.500.

The New Camryn is the latest addition to Lexington. This beautiful two-story home measures 1,755 square feet with four bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, a spacious great room, gourmet kitchen with center dining island and the option for a den. The New Camryn with BRAG Space enlarges the living area of the home to 2,284 square feet with up to 5 bedrooms and includes a den. The BRAG space is a unique, innovative addition to the home. The possibilities for this space are limitless. The BRAG space comes standard as a huge bonus room – let your imagination run wild. There is the option to turn the space into a bedroom with bath and play area or two bedrooms with a bath.

The homes at Lexington are designed with desert living and energy efficiency in mind.

“Our architects designed Lexington while considering the environment and energy conservation,” Canarelli said. “Each home has received the designation of NV Energy Plus for meeting and exceeding efficiency requirements set by the Environmental Protection Agency by our inclusion of efficient building products.”

 “In addition to including many energy-efficient features in each home, home buyers will discover that many highly desired design features are included in each Lexington home that other builders may consider as ‘upgrades,’” Canarelli said. “We are conscious to provide what today’s buyers really want in their homes. They definitely get more with their money with the purchase of an American West home.”

Each home includes ceramic-tile entries; granite-tile kitchen counter tops; decorative pendant lighting over kitchen/dining islands; Whirlpool® appliances;  custom cabinetry with satin chrome drawer knobs and door handles; radiant heat barrier roof sheathing; cultured-marble vanity tops; luxurious deluxe spa shower in master bath; raised-panel interior doors; and a 10-year structural assurance plan.

Highlands Ranch residents enjoy the convenient access to new parks, schools, retail developments and numerous shopping and dining opportunities in the burgeoning southwestern valley. “As a builder, we believe in giving our homebuyers all the benefits of master-plan living with out any additional fees such as a SID or LID.” Canarelli said.

To visit Lexington, take Interstate 15 to Blue Diamond Road exit and head west. Turn south on Jones. Turn east on Richmar. Lexington is located on the corner of Jones and Richmar.  The sales office is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

For more information about Lexington, visit www.AmericanWestHomes.com or call (702) 308-1111.

Discover our Internet Concierge services

Over the years, the search for a new home has gotten easier with the emergence of the Internet and home builder websites. American West prides itself on making the search for a new home easy for everyone.  Our website offers prospective buyers detailed information about its eight neighborhoods, interactive floor-plan designs, beautiful photography and immediate move-in opportunities at just the click of a mouse.  The privately owned builder adds a personal touch to their website and provides one-to-one customer assistance through its internet concierge service overseen by Kate Jacobs, a long-time American West employee. Kate’s extensive experience in sales makes her the perfect choice for an Internet Concierge.

“So many people start the home buying process online that it makes perfect sense for us to be right there providing customer service from the moment there’s interest,” Jacobs said. “People expect immediate results and gratification when they’re online. I’m here to help them narrow their choices, answer any questions and find the American West home that best suits their needs.”

The best part of the Internet Concierge experience is that it simplifies the entire home buying experience for everyone. Time is a precious commodity these days and letting someone else do all the work and research for you is invaluable.

“Home shoppers can contact me via phone, text, or email by visiting our website at www.AmericanWestHomes.com.  I will personally help them in their home search,” Jacobs said. “Because I am very knowledgeable about American West homes, the neighborhoods and the specific floor plans, I can help direct a home shopper to a neighborhood and/or home that best suits their needs. The best part is that I save our home shoppers time and energy and help them in finding their dream home.”

This service has been popular among Southern Nevadans searching for a new home, Realtors researching new-home neighborhoods for clients, as well as people who are relocating to the Las Vegas Valley.    

“I think that the main reason why our internet concierge service has been popular is its ease and that I do all the research for our home shoppers. There are a lot of new home choices out there and it can be a bit overwhelming. I help people come up with their wish list of what they want and need in a home and/or neighborhood and then find the perfect fit for them,” she said. “My knowledge of all of American West’s neighborhoods is extensive. I know the floor plans, surrounding areas, nearby schools, parks, where to shop and where to eat. I can help home shoppers narrow down their search by the style or size of home, neighborhood, area of town, price point or anything having to do with a home or neighborhood. My job is to help provide them with the necessary information to make their new home choice easier. The best part is that all this can be done without ever having to leave your computer or home/office.”

 “I bring my customer service background to the program as well as my personal experience as a home buyer and as someone who relocated to a new city with my family. I know what it’s like to be on the other side,” Jacobs said. “I love what I do. Everyday I get to help families achieve the American Dream. The long standing relationship I make with our home shoppers is great. I become a valuable source of information for them. The excitement I see in their faces as they walk through the doors of the home I helped them find is priceless.”

For more information about American West’s internet concierge service, neighborhood and homes, visit www.AmericanWestHomes.com or call/text Kate at (702) 308-1111.

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