Helpful Moving Tips

You’ve found the American West home of your dreams and now, it’s time to organize the move! Whether you are moving around the corner or across the country, you can make your move to an American West home a smooth one with the proper preparation and planning.

Six Weeks Before the Move

  • Take a look at belongings and determine what items will make the move with you and what items can be donated or┬ápossibly gotten rid of.
  • Contact moving companies to get estimates.
  • Label where you are planning to put furniture on a floorplan of your new home. You can find your floorplan on our website or in our community brochure.

Four Weeks Before the Move

    • Notify the post office, magazines and credit card companies and friends and family of your new address. Change of address for the post office can be completed online.
    • Contact Utility Companies

Have services disconnected at current location the day after your departure.

Have services connected at your new American West home the day before your arrival.

  • Start packing seldom used items

Three Weeks Before the Move

  • Start packing. Do a little everyday to even out the workload.
  • If moving from a different state, contact your doctors, dentists and veterinarian, to receive copies of medical records.
  • Contact your children’s schools and arrange for records to be forwarded to their new school.

One Week Before the Move

  • Clean your refrigerator.
  • Cancel delivery services.

Moving Day

  • Remember to pack a box of basics you’ll need on move-in day (tools, paper products, household cleaners, etc.)


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ACE Award Winner

Over 2,000 builders from across the nation compete for it. Only one wins. The ACE (Award for Construction Excellence) Award is the most coveted honor in the home building industry. American West has received this highly-recognized award not only once…but twice! No other builder in the nation has accomplished this feat.

A team of professionals evaluated every facet of our building process, from construction techniques to quality control systems to materials to our people in the field. And American West passed with flying colors.

At American West, we don’t take this kind of recognition lightly. It’s an acknowledgement of the effort it takes to build with high quality standards year after year, home after home. Standards that meet the needs and demands of our homeowners.

With over 200 other national and local awards for design and construction excellence, American West knows that building your new home right is the most important thing. Homes with beautiful architectural features and floorplans that work for families. So rest assured that your new American West home is recognized throughout the country as being superior in both design and construction quality. The awards are nice, but what really counts is the over 16,000 families who have chosen American West to be the builder of their new home.


Handy Home Selling Tips

Do you have a home to sell before moving into your new American West home? We understand that selling your current home is as important as purchasing your new one. To help, we have complied some ideas to create an irresistible home prospective buyers won’t be able to forget.


  • First impressions are very important. A clean and well-maintained front yard can make all the difference in creating that memorable initial impact.
  • Keep all pathways to house clean and well lit.
  • Clean all patio furniture.
  • Replace any necessary flowers and/or plants.


  • Make sure to leave lights on when showing home and that all lights are working properly.
  • Have your carpet cleaned if necessary and vacuumed at all times.
  • Arrange furniture to allow an easy traffic flow. Remove any unnecessary furniture that might clutter the room.
  • All rooms should be cleaned and well organized. Avoid excess clutter.
  • Keep all window treatments open, allowing the natural light to flow in.
  • Clean all kitchen appliances in and out (especially the oven – yes, they will look in there!).
  • Dust and polish cabinetry with wood polish.
  • Keep closets and cabinets cleaned and organized. Prospects will open doors and cabinets.
  • Be sure the garage is clean and organized.

An infographic from ActiveRain showing some of the Biggest Home Seller Mistakes:

American West Homes Finishes Strong in 2013

American West Homes is excited to report that they welcomed 730 families into new American West homes in 2013. “We could not be happier with this achievement”, said Larry Canarelli, American West Company Founder. “2013 has been a great year for American West. We closed 270 homes in 2012 so the fact that we more than doubled our number of closings in 2013 is a huge accomplishment for our entire company.”

According to “The Weekly Traffic/Sales Watch” produced by Home Builders Research, American West was number one in new home sales in Las Vegas for the last week of 2013 and number three in new home sales of all the builders in Las Vegas for the entire year. “Considering that American West is the only private, local homebuilder in Las Vegas and our competition is public builders such as Lennar Homes and DR Horton, we are thrilled to be at the top.”

American West is currently selling at 8 communities located throughout the Las Vegas valley with new home designs ranging from 1,608 to 4,770 square feet.  There are two grand openings of new communities anticipated in April and another one in June. For more information, interactive floorplans, virtual tours and beautiful photography, visit


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