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

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 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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Communities Designed for Family Living

At American West, we believe in the importance of family. We realize your new home will be a reflection of your family’s personality and values, so it’s with a sense of commitment, honor and pride that we build every American West home.

American West has accumulated numerous local and national awards including the national ACE Award, which recognized us as the Number One Home Builder in America in terms of construction excellence. We are the only builder in the nation to have been given this coveted award TWICE. From innovative design and superior construction, to homeowner satisfaction, the new homes built by American West are recognized as the BEST BUILT HOMES IN AMERICA.

Lasting valley and American West’s commitment to excellence make a new American West home a safe and secure investment for you and your family. Our homes are located in the most desirable neighborhoods in the Las Vegas valley. You are minutes from the neighborhood conveniences, state-of-the-art schools and either the I-15 or 215 Beltway giving you easy access to anywhere in the valley.

Over 16,000 families call a home built by American West their own. American West has been building in Las Vegas since 1984 and as a local homebuilder, we look forward to helping make the dream of a new home come true for families just like your own. American West  – where dream homes come true!

American West is currently selling at 8 communities with new home designs ranging from 1,608 to 4,770 square feet. For more information on our homes and communities, visit www.AmericanWestHomes.com

 

Commitment to Excellence

As one of the nation’s most successful locally owned homebuilders, American West under the leadership of Larry Canarelli, has been providing homes for the families of Las Vegas since 1984. We are extremely dedicated to our homebuyers and to the Las Vegas community. Our commitment and dedication shines through in everything we do.

Our neighborhoods are the best masterfully planned in the valley. Homebuyers see the beauty and quality of our homes in every nook and cranny. We have a proven track record of success and are a new homebuilder you can trust. American West has built over 100 new home communities in Las Vegas and we have welcomed more than 16,000 homeowners into a new American West home.

With 8 communities ranging from 1,608 to 4,770 square feet, our large variety of new home designs mean that there is something for everyone. Each of our communities is a little different and appeals to different types of buyers. First-time buyers, growing families, empty nesters and those seeking luxury are all discovering homes that meet their personal needs.

For more information, visit our website www.AmericanWestHomes.com

“We are what we repeatedly do, therefore excellence is not an act but is a habit.” – Aristotle

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NOW Is The Time To Buy

On a daily basis, more and more people fall in love with an American West home and can’t see themselves living anywhere else. With 8 communities and new home designs ranging from 1,608 to 4,770 square feet there is a variety of homes to choose from and something for everyone. It’s not a matter of whether or not homebuyers fall in love with our homes and communities, it’s a matter of whether or not they take advantage of the incredible opportunity of buying NOW and not missing out.

It there was ever a time to partake in this incredible home buying opportunity, this is it! Interest rates are still at historic lows. In 5 years, everyone is going to look back and say those homebuyers that bought now really knew what they were doing.

With our Preferred Lender program, buying a new American West home may be easier than you think. Don’t let your doubts stop you from finding out whether or not you can finance a new home. Partnering with our Preferred Lenders allows us to make the dream of owning a new home come true.

Our prices are still incredible. More importantly, as the demand for our homes grow, so will the equity of our existing homebuyers.

NOW is the time to act and make your dream of a new home a reality.

For interactive floorplans, virtual tours and beautiful photography, visit www.AmericanWestHomes.com 

Reasons to Buy American West – Part 2

American West is proud that we are the largest local, family owned builder in Nevada. We are the only locally owned builder that can say they have been building new homes in Las Vegas since 1984. We were recently ranked 53 on the Builder 100, an annual ranking of the nation’s top homebuilders. The list was comprised mostly of national building companies who build throughout the United States.

There are many elements that make up the American West Difference. A “difference” that sets us apart from other builders. One of the main elements is that our company founder, Larry Canarelli puts his heart and soul into every home that American West builds and has since the start of the company in 1984. How do other homebuilders know how Las Vegas homeowners live in their homes if they live out of state? We know because Las Vegas is our home too. American West takes such pride in our homes and communities because we are a part of the city that is our home. Everyone at American West lives, plays and works in Las Vegas and most of us live in an American West home.

American West’s neighborhoods are the best masterfully planned in the valley and located in the most desirable locations. We understand that today’s families spend more time at home and place a greater importance in the community in which they reside. Our company is committed to designing masterfully planned communities and neighborhoods according to the wants and needs of our homebuyers. Since 1984, American West has been operating with a straightforward philosophy – to build spacious, beautiful, and affordable homes in the best areas for the families in Las Vegas.

Our commitment to excellence is evident in everything we do and is the reason why we hold the reputation for the “Best Built Homes in America“. So when you buy a new home built by American West, you can take comfort in knowing that you have bought a home built by Southern Nevada’s Number One Homebuilder.

For more information on our new homes and communities, visit www.AmericanWestHomes.com

A small sampling of our new homes.

A small sampling of our new homes.

 

 

Top Reasons to Buy A New Home

Some reasons why you should choose not only to buy a NEW home but to buy a new home built by American West:

ENERGY EFFICIENCY – New homes have the latest environmentally-friendly, cost-saving, advanced technology materials and appliances. The energy conservation features in all of American West’s homes are numerous and included in your new home. If you did not get the chance to experience all that American West’s eHome program has to offer when visiting our models, stop back by and let us demonstrate them to you.

SAFETY – New homes are built with the latest materials, have passed inspections, and conform to current building codes. The same cannot be said for a resale home.

YOUR CHOICES – Choose your own flooring, finishes, appliances and colors. Who wants to spend time changing someone else’s taste? And with American West, you also get to choose your homesite, exterior style and color and front yard landscaping.

LOW INTEREST RATES – Rates remain at historic lows. Our Preferred Lenders can help you lock in a payment that fits your budget.

GREAT SELECTIONS - American West offers a wide variety of new home designs in our 8 communities located throughout the Las Vegas valley with new home designs ranging from 1,608 to 4,770 square feet. As a company, we believe you should have all the benefits of master plan living without extra fees associated with it.

IT’S YOUR HOME - It’s more than a house.  It’s a place to raise your family, build a sense of pride, make memories to call your own.

Let’s make your dream of a new home come true today. Our sales office are open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit www.AmericanWestHomes.com for more information on our new homes and communities.

The Importance of Drowning Prevention

It’s that time of year when more and more families are spending time in swimming pools. Unfortunately, drowning is the leading cause of unintentional deaths in Southern Nevada for young children. There was a total of 96 fatal drownings in Southern Nevada between 2000 and 2012. That’s an average of 7 child drownings each year.

Constant adult supervision is essential to preventing childhood drowning. These tragedies often occur while a caregiver is at home and there is a brief lapse of supervision.

A drowning can occur in seconds, in any water that cover’s a child’s nose and mouth including pools/spas, inflatable pools, bathtubs, toilets, buckets or natural bodies of water. It is extremely important for everyone to remember the simple rules to stay safe around the water.

THE A B C & D’S OF DROWNING PREVENTION:

A is for Adult Supervision

B is for Barriers (for your pool)

C is for Classes (Swim Lessons & CRP)

D is for Devices (PFD’s/Life Jackets and Rescue Tools)

It is also a smart idea to make sure you have a phone by the pool. In the case of an emergency, you do not want to have to run back into the house to look for a phone.

The ABC & D’s of Drowning Prevention

Have a safe and happy summer!