American West Offers The Best Price Per Square Foot

Some may believe that a new home with quality custom amenities and spacious floorplans comes with a hefty price tag.  Not true — at least not with a new American West home.

American West builds homes that fit your family and your budget – without taking away a bit of the livability or elegance. These very affordable neighborhoods located throughout the Las Vegas Valley combine second-to-none locations, award-winning floorplans and all the best amenities… all at a superior price value.

“Homebuyers are continuing to discover that they can get more for their money when buying a brand new American West home,” said Larry Canarelli, American West Homes Company Founder. “American West offers more included features than other builders, spacious home designs and incredible architectural features, while also maintaining some of the best prices per square foot in Las Vegas. We believe the families of Las Vegas deserve superior quality, innovative craftsmanship and outstanding customer service in a new home. 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. There is also the reassurance that they move into a home backed by a warranty from one of Southern Nevada’s premiere home builders. Dollar for dollar, our homes offer more value per square foot than any other builder.”

American West’s communities are located in the valley’s fastest-growing and most-popular areas of the Las Vegas Valley. The 9 communities represent what American West has always been known for, the ability to not only build great homes, but the best neighborhoods and communities possible, in which families can live and grow. The wide variety of new home designs range from 1,798 to 5,487 square feet

Compare location, value and features combined with American West’s incredible home designs, and you’ll realize that you’ve found the home of your dreams at a price you can afford!  This is American West. This is home!

For more information on all our new homes and communities, visit


A small sampling of our new homes.

A small sampling of our new homes.


American West #1 For Building Permits In Las Vegas

For the week ending January 28, 2015, American West is number one in building permit value for the Las Vegas Metro Area according to Construction Monitor – The Ultimate Construction Lead Source. Construction Monitor is the industry source for accurate, timely and complete building permit information in the United States.

The Year-to-Date numbers show American West as number four in the number of permits pulled for Single Family Builders in Las Vegas. Lennar Homes is number one, DR Horton number two and Ryland Homes number three. Lennar is currently selling at 20 communities in Las Vegas, DR Horton at 19 communities and Ryland at 16 communities. American West is selling at 9 communities in the Las Vegas Valley, a smaller number of actual communities than the other 3 which means that we are pulling more permits per community than the other 3 national builders.  

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New Homesites Released

American West is thrilled to be putting its best foot forward with the start of the new year. We look forward to welcoming many more families into a new American West home in 2015. With 9 communities located throughout the Las Vegas Valley and a variety of new home designs ranging from 1,798 to 5,487 square feet, there is a perfect American West home to fit everyone’s wants and needs.

As a local builder, it is important to us to help fulfill the dreams of owning a new home for the families of Las Vegas. We continue to release new homesites on a regular basis to help make these dreams come true. This weekend is a big one with fantastic homesites being released at 5 of our communities (see list below). For more information, please contact the sales office. You can find information on all our new homes and communities at


New Homesites


American West Homes Dominates Las Vegas Market

According to the Las Vegas Residential Survey (4Q14) produced by Metrostudy, a Hanley Wood company,  who is the leading provider of primary research and analysis on residential real estate development and new-home construction, American West is leading the market in sales in the Southwest/Southern Highlands area and also the Southwest/Pinnacle Peaks area of the Las Vegas Valley. American West’s Highlands Ranch communities are located in the Southwest/Southern Highlands area and our Coronado Ranch communities are located in the Southwest/Pinnacle Peaks area.

Our Highlands Ranch communities consist of Brentwood, Bridgewater, Highlands Collection and Stonebridge. The new home designs range from 1,798 to 4,037 square feet.

Our Coronado Ranch communities consist of Jones Crossing, Reserve, SouthBrook and Woodbridge. The new home designs range from 1,798 to 4,770 square feet.

American West is currently selling at 10 communities located throughout the Las Vegas Valley. For more information, visit our website at

American West Homes #1 in New Home Sales

American West is celebrating the success of being #1 in new home sales in all of Las Vegas. Data in the recent “The Weekly Traffic/Sales Watch” from Home Builders Research, Inc., which keeps track of sales from all Las Vegas home builders, shows that American West is number one in net sales. American West has also remained in the top five in new home sales for the entire 2014 year.

“It is a time of year when sales tend to slow for most builders,” said Larry Canarelli, American West Company Founder. “Our company has always been able to maintain a steady pace of sales and closings during the holiday season. Most of the memories in our lifetime are centered around our home and during a season when spending time with family and friends is the most prevalent, the families of Las Vegas are wanting to make these memories in a new American West home. Nothing makes myself and everyone at American West happier than to be able to make the dream of a new home come true for our homebuyers.”

American West is currently selling at 10 communities located throughout the Las Vegas Valley. The new home designs range from 1,798 to 5,487 square feet with up to six bedrooms. For more information, visit . Sales offices are open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


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American West Development Largest Buyer at BLM Land Auction

At the BLM Land Auction held Tuesday for the auction of 40 separate land parcels, American West Development, headed by Larry and Jeff Canarelli, was the largest purchaser, buying 6 separate parcels totaling 37.5 acres of land for a $10,885,000 total purchase price.

In the most heated bidding of the day, American West outbid homebuilder DR Horton for land sale #12, a 15-acre parcel near the corner of Wigwam and Rainbow Boulevards. The two competing bidders put forth more than 42 bids in trying to secure the 15-acre parcel, which ended with American West making a $400,000 per acre bid for a total of $6,000,000 price. This was the second highest priced per acre parcel in the auction.

Lewis Investment Company, headed by longtime Las Vegas builder, Robert Lewis, spent $10,100,000 in total as the second highest purchaser at the auction. Lewis’ purchase included $7,700,000 for the 33.5 acre site in Section 19. This was the highest priced individual parcel sold in the auction. Lewis purchased a total of 48.5 acres in their 3-parcel purchases.

The largest parcel in land size was land sale #31 for a 160 acre parcel purchased by Tomblaine Associates for $5,150,000. Tomblaine is a partnership comprised of 50% by Olympia (Garry Goett) and American West (Larry Canarelli).

There were approximately 516.18 acres available in the 40 parcels put up for auction. All but 5 of the parcels were sold.

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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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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!

autumn leaves, very shallow focus


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