Communities Designed For Family Living

As one of the nation’s most successful family owned homebuilders, American West has been providing homes for the families of Southern Nevada since 1984. We have a proven track record of success.

Our neighborhoods are the best masterfully planned in the valley. The value that is built into every American West home is incomparable. Each home design is beautiful and offers unique architectural features that you would expect to find in a custom home. Our variety of new home designs offer something for everyone. There are one-, two-, and three-story homes that range from 1,552 to 4,934 sq. ft.

Many companies build homes but few are as committed to improving the quality of life for the people who live in them. American West considers virtually every aspect of living – comfort, lifestyle, convenience, quality and innovation. We combine unmatched value, the best locations, well-planned communities and the newest amenities in all our homes and communities.

Discover our new home designs and communities www.AmericanWestHomes.com

Benefits of Homeownership

There are many benefits to homeownership Here are the top five:

1. Savings: Owning a home is like investing in an automatic savings account. You accumulate savings in two ways. Every month, a portion of your monthly mortgage payment goes to the principal, reducing the overall loan amount. Each year, a percentage of your mortgage payment goes to paying down the principal. Second, your home appreciates over time, making it one of the best financial investments and increasing your household wealth.

2. Tax Breaks: Owning a home can unlock some of the biggest potential tax breaks most people have access to. The interest paid on a home loan is typically the largest potential deduction for middle-class Americans.

3. Equity: Buying a home is the largest investment most families will ever make and homeownership is the largest creator of wealth for Americans. It allows families to build financial security as the equity in their home increases. On a national level, home appreciation has historically risen 5-6 percent annually. When you pay a landlord, its money down the drain. When you pay a mortgage, your money is going towards something you own and is over time producing equity.

4. Price Stability: Las Vegas is a city where rent-controlled apartments do not exist. What this means is that each lease renewal could mean an increase in your rent. Owning a home provides price stability. While a rent payment can change substantially from year-to-year, you will have the same monthly payment for 30 years under a fixed-rate mortgage. Even if you get an adjustable rate mortgage, your payment will stay within a certain range for the entire life of the mortgage.

5. Security: When you own, it’s yours. And it remains yours for a lifetime if you choose. You also live in a neighborhood with other homeowners, meaning more time to build relationships and friendships. Recent studies have also shown that homeowners rank themselves as healthier than their renter counterparts.

The Las Vegas Housing Market is hot right now! It’s a great time to buy. Don’t hesitate and start building equity today!

We Build Homes, Not Just Houses

A home is much more than 4 walls and a roof. It is where your child learns to crawl and then walk. It is where they learn to swim or throw a baseball. It is where your children grow. Home is where family and friends gather to help celebrate the milestones in your life. Home is where the memories of your life are made.

Think of a happy childhood memory. More than likely, that memory revolves around the home you grew up in. A home that was filled with love and joy. A home that your parents were proud to own. Why should you settle for anything less now?

American West believes in building homes and not just houses. Since 1984, we have welcomed more than 18,000 homeowners into our family and have been privileged to be a part of many heartfelt memories. We know how important a home and home ownership is to everyone. Our neighborhoods are the best planned in Las Vegas. As you walk through our homes, you will see the commitment to cutting-edge design that is highlighted by amazing architectural features.

Buying a new home is one of the biggest investments most people will ever make in their lifetime. Don’t you want the reassurance that 10 years from now the quality and value of your home is still there? American West stands behind the belief that there should be no other answer than, “yes” and the proof of that can be found in every home that we build. Our reputation for the Best Built Homes has stood since the first home we built in 1984 and continues to grow with every new home we build.

We love helping make the dreams of home ownership come true for the families in Las Vegas. It’s one of the many reasons why we have been doing it for so long.

We look forward to being a part of building the foundation for your lifetime memories.

Why Did This Family Choose Silverado Summit?

Las Vegas native Tracy Covert and her family have the distinction of being the first buyers at Silverado Summit. They were already satisfied American West homeowners, so when the time came to look for a larger home, choosing to build a new American West home in Silverado Summit wasn’t a big leap. “We looked at many different houses on the market, both resale and new. We were already familiar with American West and the quality of their homes, because we currently live in one. Silverado Summit fit our family’s needs best.”

In fact, Tracy and other members of her extended family already live in other phases of Silverado Ranch. Tracy’s immediate family has lived in the neighborhood for three years, so they know it and like it. “Our primary focus when choosing a new home was keeping the kids in their current schools while finding a plan large enough to accommodate our family of six comfortably. Silverado Summit is still in the same area we currently reside in so the kids didn’t have to change schools.”

Tracy and her family loved the distinctive plans American West is offering at Silverado Summit. “We’ve seen so many floorplans, and few stand out these days. But this one was unique in that it had three levels, which provided my mother, who lives with us, her own private space on the lower level to enjoy. We love the open layout. And the kitchen is stunning. The other feature that really stood out was the front deck, which will be nice to sit on while the kids play outside.”

When asked what she liked best about American West, Tracy replied, “The buying process is fun! I have really enjoyed the experience. Todd White has been a pleasure to work with, and has kept us informed along the way. We are so excited and could not be more thrilled to be in our new home!”

Tracy and her family chose The Riley home which measures 3,990 square feet. They could not be happier with their choice and have loved the new memories they have already created and look forward to a lifetime more of them. We are thrilled that Tracy and her family chose us to be the builder of their new home.

 

Some Energy Saving Ideas

Our Las Vegas climate is one where living in an energy efficient home is important but it is also important to try and find ways to keep energy costs down. You can save energy and money by trying to change some of your daily habits.

Here are some helpful suggestions:

  1. Do a nightly energy sweep. We’ve all left fans, electronics or appliances on at night while we sleep, but doing so wastes increasingly expensive energy. To save money, do a nightly sweep through the house to make sure all your electric devices are turned off before you go to bed. It may be a pain, but the savings from simply turning everything off can add up quickly.
  2. Make sure to change your filters. Waiting a long time to change your filters makes your system less efficient and costs you more in electricity. Dirt and neglect can even cause damage to your air conditioner (HVAC) unit.
  3. Check your vents. If they’re closed, open them! Closing vents will actually raise your energy costs.
  4. Use your washer and dryer wisely. Wash your clothes in cold water. Make sure you have full loads of laundry before using the washer and dryer.
  5. Consider your light bulbs. Turn off lights you aren’t using and consider changing bulbs out to compact fluorescents for cost savings. 
  6. Be cool. Actually program the programmable thermostat! Find a comfortable temperature for when you are home and when you are not home or asleep. Adjust the temperatures to a higher or lower temperature depending on the season.
  7. Soften those rays. Closing the curtains and lowering the blinds on the sunny side of your house will help keep you cooler on hot days.

Visit any of American West’s new home communities and discover all the energy efficient features that are offered in our homes.

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