Reasons to Buy American West

  •  Your home, not ours

Unlike other builders, American West let’s you choose the home you want, on the homesite you want with the exterior style and color you want. You also get to choose your front yard landscaping. This feature is usually only found in custom homes.

  • Quality Craftsmanship & Construction

Your new home is brand new and is built by a builder who is the only one in the nation to be awarded the ACE (Award for Construction Excellence) Award twice. We don’t have to build to the highest standards. We just do.

  • A Beautiful Neighborhood

As a company, we believe you should have all the benefits of master plan living without extra fees associated with it. Today’s families spend more time at home and place a greater importance on the community in which they reside than ever before. Understanding this importance has led American West to pioneer communities in the most desirable Southern Nevada locations. Our neighborhoods encompass state-of-the-art schools, convenient shopping and dining and easy access to the main highways.

  • Energy Efficiency

American West offers homebuyers energy-efficient designs and uses energy saving materials and products in all our homes. Your new home is better built, uses less energy which reduces your carbon footprint and more importantly reduces your monthly energy costs.

  • Confidence and Reassurance

Purchasing a new home is one of the biggest investments that you will make in your lifetime. Today’s home buyers are seeking homes constructed by quality builders with established track records, who stand behind their homes. American West is a local, privately owned business that has been building in the Las Vegas valley since 1984 with thousands of happy homeowners. Dollar for dollar, square foot for square foot, no builder offers more value than American West.

  • Unbeatable Investment

Purchasing a new home is still one of the best long term investments anyone can make today. Even in down markets, over the long term home prices still appreciate more than the stock market.

American West is currently selling at 8 communities located throughout the Las Vegas valley. The new home designs ranges from 1,608 to 4,770 square feet. With a wide array of variety in the home designs, there is sure to be a home that fits your new home needs. For more information, interactive floorplans and beautiful photography, visit  



Benefits of A Tankless Water Heater

One of the custom features that American West offers to our new homebuyers is a tankless water heater. Are you aware of the benefits of a tankless water heater?

Comfort & Convenience:

A tankless water heater allows you to enjoy a continuous flow of hot water. There is no more having to compromise on hot water usage – no more cold showers. There is a constant supply of hot water. It also allows you to run more appliances at the same time as you do not need to worry about running out of hot water.

A tankless water heater will also save you space. They take up significantly less space than traditional tank water heaters.


A tankless water heater only heats water when you need it. You are not wasting energy heating unused water sitting in a tank. A traditional tank style water heater heats and reheats water all day long.

Safe & Clean:

A tankless water heater does not use water that has been stored in a tank.

Fewer Worries:

The lifespan of a tankless water heater is longer than a typical tank water heater. Their life expectancy is typically 20 years. And with a tankless model, the risk of water leaks and water damage is a thing of the past.

For more information or to see a tankless water heater in person, visit any of our 8 communities located throughout the Las Vegas valley. Information of all our communities and homes can be found at


Discover our ACE Award Winning Homes

For 30 years, American West has held the reputation for being the Best Built Homes in America. We are the only builder in the nation to have been awarded the industry’s most coveted ACE (Award for Construction Excellence) honor TWICE!

As you tour through our models, you will notice all the elements that make a new American West home an ACE Award Home – custom gourmet kitchens, superior craftsmanship, award winning designs, green living and energy efficiency, signature master suites and so much more. These are features you will not find in all new homes but you will find them in a new American West home.

With over 200 other national and local awards for design and construction excellence, American West is recognized throughout the country as being superior in both design and construction quality. We are known for our beautiful architectural details, home designs that work for all types of families and features that are found in the best custom homes. 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.

Let American West help make your dream of a new home come true today. Discover all our communities and new home designs at

Your ACE Award Winning Home



Reasons to Buy – Price Stability and Building Equity

Are you unsure about whether or not now is the best time to purchase a new home? Have you been “playing it safe” in regards to making a decision?

The best way to “play it safe” when it comes to buying a home is to actually buy a new home. And here’s why:

Studies show that owning a home is the best way to build household wealth. The sooner a person owns a home, the faster they begin to build up equity and wealth. When you buy a home, you are also purchasing price stability, knowing that you will pay the same monthly payment for the life of your 30-year fixed-rate mortgage.

Building equity, price stability, buying from a homebuilder who holds the reputation for the Best Built Homes in America, how much safer can you play it?

Let us help you find the new home of your dreams. Visit our website for more information on all our new home designs and communities.


Reasons to Buy – Fantastic Interest Rates

Are you on the fence about whether you should buy your new American West home? The great news is that interest rates are still at historic lows.

Did you know that in 1980, interest rates were as high as 16% for a 30 Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage. In 1985, it was as high as 12%. 1990 saw it as high as 10% and in 1995 and 2000, it was as high as 8%. Between 2005 and 2010, it fluctuated between 6% and 5%. Today a 30 Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage is at 4% – the lowest it has been in a really long time.

The unfortunate thing is that if inflation picks ups, you won’t see mortgages rates this low again in your lifetime. So don’t hesitate, come into any of our 8 beautiful communities and let us help to make your dream of a new American West home come true. And with our partnership with our Preferred Lender, imortgage, obtaining a new home loan may be easier than you think.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We are hoping that your day may be touched by a bit of Irish luck and that we can help make your dream of a new home come true. For information on all our new home designs that range from 1,608 to 4,770 square feet, visit our website

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Buying A New Home is Cheaper Than Renting

Are you still renting? According to the “Rent vs. Buy Report” from Trulia, homeownership remains cheaper than renting nationally and in all the 100 largest metro areas.  A recent Forbes article states that, Buying a Home is Now 38% Cheaper Than Renting.

With 8 different new home communities with home designs ranging from 1,608 to 4,770 square feet, we are sure to find the perfect new home fit for you. Our partnership with our Preferred Lenders also ensures that you are given the best treatment and that the loan is one that best fits your needs.

Need more reasons why you should buy a new home in 2014? Check out our blog post, Reasons to Buy A New Home in 2014.

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Home is Where Memories Are Made

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 basketball. 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? Owning a new home should give you a sense of pride. There is a reason homeownership is called the American Dream.

American West believes in building homes and not just houses. Over the past 30 years, we have welcomed more than 16,000 homeowners into our family and have been privileged to be a part of many heartfelt memories. We know how important a home and homeownership is to everyone. You may think that the most important thing about purchasing a new home is the best deal you can get. We believe it should be more about the type of value and quality you are getting when purchasing that home. Don’t you want the confidence that 20 years from now whether you are sending your child off to college, watching your first grandchild crawl on your floor, or enjoying your retirement years, that your home is still the envy of all your family and friends? Don’t you want reassurance that 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.

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Benefits of Post-Tension Foundations

The foundation is not only the first part of building your new American West home, but it is possibly the most important part – everything else is built upon the foundation.  American West is known for going above the standard when it comes to constructing our new homes which is why we use post-tension foundations in all our new homes.

What is post-tension? It is a method of strengthening concrete using high-strength steel strands or cables, typically referred to as tendons. The post-tensioning method is the best practice for building stronger, more reliable foundations.

Benefits of post-tension foundations:

  • Enhances concrete strength
  • Resists soil movement providing a more secure, stable and resistant home foundation
  • Reduces cracking
  • Provides a stiffer concrete foundation that has more capacity to resist tensile forces (the maximum stress a material can withstand)
  • Increases home value

When it comes to durability, strength and stability, post-tension foundations are on the top of the chain.

Ensuring that your new American West home is built on a solid foundation is just the start of why we hold the reputation for the Best Built Homes in America. Visit any of our 8 communities today and discover all the other elements in our homes that make your new American West home an ACE Award Winning Home.


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Reasons to Buy A New Home in 2014

The old saying goes that the three important things in real estate are location, location, location (American West does have some of the best locations in Las Vegas). Another important element is timing. Prospective homebuyers always fret about when is the right time to buy a new home. Here are reasons why you should buy in 2014:


Although it’s far from setting a record pace, the economy has turned a corner. And although we’re not out of the woods just yet, USA Today states that “as the economy continues to grow, it may make buying a home even more attractive.”


Analysts predict that home prices will increase in 2014, which would make some homebuyers cautious about buying a new home. However, prices are expected to increase slowly and if the economy continues to rebound, prices will increase more steeply after 2014, meaning that 2014 may be the sweet spot to purchase a new home. The other great news is that as home values rise, more homebuyers will see their equity rising.


Interest rates are still at record lows. It is anticipated that they will rise in 2014 but more importantly, continue to climb well into 2015, so it makes sense to buy this year before rates could go higher.


Although these are reasons to buy this year, the joys of homeownership cannot be overstated. Homeownership brings a deep sense of emotional satisfaction that no money could ever buy. It is the American Dream that everyone hopes comes true.

Visit any of our 7 communities today and let us help you discover how owning a new American West home may be easier than you think. We’ll build the home of your dreams, you fill it with lifelong memories.

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