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American West Homes #2 in New Home Sales

American West Homes is celebrating the success of being #2 in new home sales in all of Las Vegas, Nevada. Data in “The Weekly Traffic/Sales Watch” from Home Builders Research, Inc. which keeps track of sales from all Las Vegas home builders reports that American West is #2 in new home sales for the week ending September 27, 2015.

American West is the only local, privately owned builder on The Weekly Traffic/Sales Watch and currently has 9 communities in Las Vegas. Lennar Homes, a national builder who is currently selling at 21 communities in Las Vegas reported the most new home sales for the week.

“We build the largest homes in Las Vegas and show the highest value per home in the valley,” said Larry Canarelli, American West Company Founder. “Our new home designs are incomparable to other builders. I personally put my heart and soul into every home we build. Our homebuyers see the quality and value we are known for when they walk through our homes.”

“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,” said Canarelli. ” I personally have been living and building new homes in Las Vegas since 1984 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’s new home designs range from 1,798 to 5,487 square feet with up to six bedrooms. For more information, visit www.AmericanWestHomes.com. Sales offices are open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

One Of The Reasons We Are Different

There are many things that set American West Homes apart from other homebuilders. One important item is that we are private, local homebuilder. This means that everyone at American West including our Company Founder, Larry Canarelli lives in Las Vegas just like our homeowners. By living in Las Vegas, Larry gets the opportunity to go out to our communities and sales offices on a regular basis and check in with not only our sales people. but on our models and on the homes under construction.

When was the last time you saw an Owner, CEO, President, etc. from another homebuilder walking their models or personally greeting a new homebuyer? Larry was just out this past weekend – this is a regular sight at our sales offices and models.


Larry Canarelli, American West Company Founder

Larry Canarelli with new American West Homeowners


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Larry Canarelli with our Inverness Sales Team



Celebrating 31 Years Homebuilding

On August 14, 2015, American West will be celebrating 31 years of homebuilding in Las Vegas. There is no other local builder who has been building new homes for this long in Southern Nevada. We are one of the nation’s largest privately owned homebuilders.

Larry Canarelli’s, American West Homes Company Founder, dream was to build beautiful homes for the families of Las Vegas, In the past 31 years, that dream has been realized by over 17,000 homeowners we have welcomed into a new American West home and over 100 new home communities we have built in Las Vegas.

“I love Las Vegas,” said Larry Canarelli. “I think this is a wonderful place to live and raise a family,  and I always have. Since the day I arrived here, I’ve worked hard to make Las Vegas a beautiful place. Our commitment to making a better Las Vegas is seen in each of the homes we have built since day one.” American West has won numerous local and national architectural design awards since its beginnings in 1984.

“We want to see Las Vegas continue to develop where quality of life is preserved and enhanced, at its highest possible level,” said Canarelli. For us, that starts with making our communities absolutely beautiful. We do that in part with superior architectural designs, greenbelts, entry monumentation, state-of-the-art schools and larger yards. As a home builder, we have the opportunity to benefit the community in many ways. By helping schools, building parks and being involved with community programs, we can help provide an environment where people feel comfortable raising their children.”

As a builder, American West understands that purchasing a new home is one of the biggest investments that anyone will make it their lifetime. When you buy a home built by American West, you can take comfort in knowing that you’ve bought from the Number One Builder in America – American West, America’s best.

A few of American West’s accomplishments over the years:

  • Over 17,000 families live in an American West home.
  • There are over 100 American West communities throughout the Las Vegas Valley.
  • American West has been ranked on the national Builder 100 list 28 times since 1984.
  • We are the only builder in the nation to be the recipient twice of the coveted ACE Award for Construction Excellence.
  • Awarded 2015 Silver Nugget for Best Master Bath in Las Vegas.
  • Awarded 2015 Silver Nugget for Best Single Family Home.
  • American West is the largest residential land holder in Southern Nevada.
  • American West is the Best Price Per Square Foot of any new homebuilder in Las Vegas.

For more information on American West’s new homes and communities, visit www.AmericanWestHomes.com


Larry Canarelli, American West Homes Company Founder

Larry Canarelli, American West Homes Company Founder







American West Homes Leading New Home Sales in Las Vegas

American West Homes is thrilled to be Number 4 in new homes sales in all of Las Vegas for the week ending July 26, 2015 according to Home Builders Research, Inc. This is quite a feat considering that we currently have 9 communities located throughout the Las Vegas Valley while the other builders, DR Horton, KB Home and Lennar Homes all have 20+ communities.  

American West, under the leadership of Larry Canarelli, is one of the nation’s most successful locally owned homebuilders who has been providing homes for the families of Southern Nevada since 1984. We are extremely dedicated to our homebuyers and to the Las Vegas community. With over 17,000 homeowners and over 100 American West communities located throughout Las Vegas, our commitment and dedication shines through in everything we do.  

To learn more about our new homes and new home communities, visit www.AmericanWestHomes.com  Sales offices are open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.



American West in Top 5 for New Home Sales

It is a great time to buy a new home in Las Vegas. We are thrilled to be in the Top Five of all the homebuilders for the most number of Net Sales for the month of May. We were able to accomplish this task with 9 communities ideally located throughout the Las Vegas Valley while all the other builders on this list have 20+ communities.

American West is currently the largest residential land holder in all of Las Vegas. We have been the highest bidder of land at the last four BLM auctions held since 2013. Of the $105M of land the company has purchased since 2013, $35M has come from BLM land auctions. The huge cash investment required for residential land underscores why American West remains the only private builder in Las Vegas who can compete with the large public builders.

Being in this position, allows us the opportunity to continue doing what we love to do, provide new homes for the families of Las Vegas for many, many more years to come.

Watch a small sampling of our new homes currently being built in the Las Vegas Valley.


Housing Giants 2015

Professional Builder has released its Housing Giants 2015 list and American West Homes has been ranked for the 28th time on the list. Most notably of all the homebuilding giants, American West had the largest average sized homes. Of all the U.S. Giants, American West was also ranked as having the third most land sales for the year.

For more information on American West’s new homes and communities, visit www.AmericanWestHomes.com


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Top 10 Housing Desires

A recent survey of 10,000 households by The Demand Institute shows that one in three U.S. households say they plan to move in the next five years. The research reveals several unmet housing-related desires – gaps between what Americans say they have currently and what they say they want in their next home.

The following are the top 10 housing desires (and how a new American West home meets each one):

1.    Very energy efficient with lower monthly utility costs.

A newly built home is 30 percent more energy efficient than homes built in the early 2000’s. Every new American West home includes a variety of energy efficient features that contribute to improved home quality and homeowner comfort and that help to lower energy demand and costs. As a local builder, it is important to us to design energy efficient homes that fit the needs of our specific southwest climate. These features are included in every new American West home.

2.    Requires little or no renovation or improvements.

Our homes are NEW which means everything in it is brand new. You get to select your appliances, your flooring, paint colors and other design elements that suit your personal preferences not someone else’s. A new home is built to the latest safety standards and building codes. A new home also comes with a warranty.

3.    Has an updated kitchen with modern appliances and fixtures.

American West homes are renowned for our gourmet kitchens. They feature gourmet cook centers with state-of-the art appliances, center dining islands with pendant lighting, granite countertops and backsplash, beautiful cabinetry and tons of counter space.

4.    A home I can stay in as I get older.

Our variety of home designs range from 1,798 to 5,487 square feet and feature 3 to 7 bedrooms so there is something for everyone.

5.    Home is located in a safe neighborhood with low crime.

A new home also means a brand new community. Everything around you is brand new. We build in the best areas in the Las Vegas Valley.

6.    Fits my budget, without requiring sacrifices.

American West is the lowest price per square foot in the Las Vegas Valley. The average price per square foot in Las Vegas for new homes is $145.55. American West’s average is $114.

7.    Offers a lot of privacy from neighbors.

Our average size homesites are some of the largest in the entire Las Vegas Valley so there is plenty of room and privacy in both your front and back yards.

8.    Has a lot of storage space.

With spacious walk-in closets, pantries and lots of additional storage options in our homes, lack of storage will not be an issue.

9.    Has a good landlord that is responsive to maintenance requests.

With a new home, you do not need to worry about a landlord. Our new homes come with a warranty.

10.  Is a good long-term investment.

Homeownership has always been and continues to be the single best long-term investment for most families. Home equity represents the largest share of net worth for most families. In addition, interest rates are still at record lows.

To discover more about American West’s new homes and communities, visit www.AmericanWestHomes.com

New Homesites Released at American West Bridgewater

A new collection of homesites has been released at our American West Bridgewater community in Highlands Ranch. These new homesites are a private enclave of homes located in one of our most anticipated and desirable areas of Bridgewater. There is also a fantastic opportunity for over sized homesites (considering our home sites are already larger than other homebuilders, just imagine what these look like) with no rear neighborhoods.  

The new home designs at Bridgewater range from 1,798 to 3,072 square feet with up to 5 bedrooms. These homesites will go quickly so do not hesitate. For more information, call (702) 853-4597. Sales office is open daily from 10am to 6pm.

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American West Homes Named to Builder 100 List

In its May 2015 issue, Builder Magazine has named American West Homes to its prestigious Builder 100 list for 2015. This marks the 28th year the company has made the list as one of the largest homebuilders in the U.S. based on the number of homes built in the last year.

Our new home designs range from 1,798 to 5,487 square feet. With 9 new home communities to choose from, there is a variety of locations and new home designs to suit every homebuyer’s needs. Our sales offices are open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit www.AmericanWestHomes.com for more information.


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