Average Cost of a Home Inspection

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What is the average cost of a home inspection?

The average cost of a home inspection varies however typically between $300- $450. There are many factors that can change the average cost of a home inspection. Such as;

  • the size and square footage of the home and lot
  • Is it an older home?
  • Is it newer home with high tech gadgets?
  • Are there any additions to the home? Permitted or not?
  • Does the home have a pool or spa? Or both?
  • Is it a custom home with many features?
  • Is it a horse property?
  • Are there any out buildings? Such as barns, casita, pool house, etc.
  • Well or septic system?
  • Is it a fixer upper home?
  • Does the home have water damage?
  • Doe the home have an attic space?
  • Does the home have a basement?
  • What type of foundation does the home have?
  • Does the home have an attached garage or detached garage?
  • Does the home have RV Parking hookups or garage?

A home inspection is an important aspect of purchasing a home and should never be a decision that you make based on the price. In the long run the few hundred dollars that you save on a discounted home inspection or choosing to not do it all together could cost you thousands in the end. A good quality home inspector can detect areas of concern that you might not be able to see when viewing the home. There are a list of 15 questions that you should ask any potential home inspector that you are interviewing to inspect your new home. Find the list of questions here. Use the answers and what your needs or concerns are to pick your home inspector.

Just a quick story about how the average cost of a home inspection was far less than what the outcome could have been for one of our clients. One of our client’s who we were helping to purchase a home in Henderson hired a home inspection company to come out to inspect the home during the due diligence period. During the inspection of the 5 bedroom/4 bathroom 3000 square foot home the inspector detected a water leak under the foundation of the house. This water leak was not visible to anyone except the professional home inspector. The Seller had already moved out of the home so he had no idea that there was a water leak. Based on the home inspection report we were able to send the seller a repair request for the leak to be completely repaired by a licensed plumber. The Seller agreed and hired a licensed plumber to repair the issue. Once the repairs were made the seller sent an invoice on the letter head of the licensed plumber for confirmation that the repairs were completed to our satisfaction. The amount the seller paid in repairs turned out to be $2700. Way more than the $400 that our client paid for the home inspection. I tell this story to hope you will see that the average cost of a home inspection is not what should help you make the decision to get one or not.

There are thousands of local home inspectors and navigating through them can be overwhelming to say the least. It is always a good idea to ask friends and family for referrals. And remember to ask your real estate agent for referrals to home inspectors that they have used with past clients. Find a list of top rated Henderson Nevada home inspection companies here.

We would love to earn your trust to represent you when you buy or sell a Henderson Nevada home. Please contact Ernie Gonzales ernie@gonzalesteam.com or 702-291-8126.


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Want to live near Lake Mead recreational park in Henderson NV? Enjoy this 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom single story custom home just minutes away from Lake Mead. Huge master bedroom with spa like master bathroom. All secondary rooms are oversized with even a 2nd master bedroom with private attached bathroom. Granite countertops throughout. Kitchen features, large island with room to sit and entertain while cooking, magnificent sub-zero refrigerator, double ovens and lots of cabinets for storage. Oversized 3 car garage with storage cabinets built in.   Located in the Calico Ridge custom home community located in Henderson Nevada. Please contact the Gonzales Team at 702-291-8126 for more information about this home or homes like it.

Directions to 978 Rhyolite Terrace Henderson NV 89011: From Interstate 95/515 go east on Lake Mead Parkway left on Calico Ridge, Right on Candy Tuft, Left on Norellat, Left on Rhyolite.


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What’s Happening in the Henderson NV Home Market?(7-20-2015)

I work in the Henderson NV home market every day helping buyers and Sellers; Don’t you want a Realtor working for you who knows the market?

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For more information about Henderson NV and  a FREE search of houses for sale in your price range please contact Ernie Gonzales


I would love the opportunity to earn your business and represent you when you sell or buy in the Henderson and Las Vegas area.


Henderson NV Home Market

Currently, there are 1746 active listings in Henderson NV and a total of 9396 active listings in the entire Las Vegas Valley.

In the past 7 days the Henderson NV market experienced;

  • 156 New Listings came on the market
  • 153 Listings Sold and Closed
  • 159 Under Contingent Contract
  • 64 Under Pending Contract
  • 154 Listings had Price Reduction
  • 50 Listings had Price Increase
  • 41 Listings back on Market
  • 34 Listings Withdrawn
  • 18 Expired Listings
  • 6 New Short Sale Listings
  • 7 New Bank Owned or REO Listings
  • 519 Listings have been on the market more than 100 days
  • 144 Listings have been on the market more than 200 days


About Henderson NV:

I relocated to Henderson when I was transitioning out of the Army. My Grandparents had already relocated to the Henderson area from California, their health was failing so I followed to take care of them. I then met my wife and we have loved building our life together and raising a family in the Henderson area.

Henderson played a major role during World War II becoming a townsite in 1940 where Basic Magnesium plant supplied all the magnesium for airplane frames, engines, munition casings and many other parts for the US War Department. Magnesium was dubbed the “Miracle Metal” of World War II.

Henderson is only located 16 miles Southeast of downtown Las Vegas and has the small town feel with all the big city amenities. Henderson is situated in the McCollugh Moutain range above the city of Las Vegas which affords great views of the city lights.  Henderson has a population of 270,811 and is the 2nd largest city in Nevada and has been ranked by Forbes magazine as America’s Second Safest City 2011. Bloomberg Business week named Henderson “One of the best cities to live in America” and in 2014 the FBI Uniform Crime Report ranked Henderson as one of the top 10 Safest Cities in the United States.


For more information about Henderson NV and a FREE search of houses for sale in your price range please contact Ernie Gonzales
If you are considering selling your home or purchasing a new home in the Henderson area I would appreciate the opportunity to earn your business and exceed your expectations with our comprehensive online marketing plan and hands-on professional guidance for all your real estate needs. Call me at 702-291-8126

Preparing Your Home For Sale

Easy Inexpensive Ways For Preparing Your Home For Sale


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Now that you have decided to sell your home in the Henderson NV area, I am sure you are wondering how to prepare your home to sell quickly and for the highest amount. Fortunately there are several easy inexpensive ways for preparing your home to sell and stand out to prospective home buyers, because the last thing you want is for your property to sit on the market with no offers. The best way to prepare your home for sale is to look at your property with an objective eye and put yourself in a buyers shoes.

Curb Appeal

The first thing a buyer will see is the curb appeal as they drive up. They will be making judgments from the first moment they see the home, and it’s a fact that acquiring the highest amount of money and elevating your home above the rest in the same price range often comes down to first impressions. Sometimes they will even not get out of the car to view the home because of the curb appeal. There are several easy steps you can take to ensure this will not happen. The most inexpensive and effective way to maximize curb appeal is to make sure that your yard is free of all weeds, clutter and trash. If you have grass make sure it is green. I know in Henderson hot desert heat keeping your grass green can be difficult, however if you follow the watering schedule it can be done. Trim all trees and bushes. Clean windows and the front door. Also complete any projects or minor repairs that may have stacked up. The buyer will think that there will be problems inside if there are problems outside and that could equal less money in your pocket.


Did you know that well-placed furniture and depersonalizing your property can help the buyer picture themselves living their. If furniture is placed properly it can make a room seem larger. Or that something as simple as opening the blinds or turning on lights can make a room seem bright and cheery.  It’s true, which is why staging your home to look its absolute best is an important factor in the selling process. Some inexpensive ways to highlight your home’s best features would be to update the interior with fresh paint in neutral tones and new fixtures. Depersonalize by removing family photos, religious items, political posters and any kids drawings or pictures off of refrigerator. Remove clutter by removing knickknacks and excessive furniture. Do a deep cleaning and stage the house to show how the rooms are supposed to used.



Accessibility to view the property plays a major role in the time on market. The more flexible you are about showings, the more people will be able to see you property. If you put restrictions on when a buyer can view the property it will ultimately add up to a longer time on market and possibly less money in your pocket. Be ready to welcome prospective buyers from morning to evening and even on the weekends. Sometimes there will be very little notice. Some suggestions to do  for showings would be:

  1. Turn on all lights and open the blinds during the daytime.

  2. Play quiet background music and infuse your home with a comforting scent.

  3. Have a safe and comfortable place for all pets during showings. It is even better to remove the pet from the home and all their goodies.

  4. If you can vacate the property when being shown to prospective buyers. This will make the buyers feel more comfortable during the showing. If you can’t vacate staying in another room and let the agent show the buyer around is best.

Have a home in Henderson to sell? Call 702-291-8126 to discuss your potential home value and our comprehensive marketing plan. On average, The Gonzales Team gets Henderson homeowners 102% of their asking price.


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Ernie Gonzales Wins Cultural Ambassador Award For Keller Williams South West

Ernie Gonzales, CEO of The Gonzales Team of Keller Williams Realty Green Valley Henderson, wins Cultural Ambassador award from Keller Williams International for giving back to his real estate peers and clients. This shows up in The Gonzales Teams mission of giving every client a clients first experience.

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On stage at Keller Williams Convention Receiving Cultural Ambassador Award


Henderson, NV, October 14, 2014 –(PR.com)– Ernie Gonzales of The Gonzales Team, Green Valley Henderson Expert, is a humbled recipient of the Cultural Ambassador award in the Keller Williams Realty community. Ernie does not mentor and serve his real estate peers and clients for awards he does it because it is who he is. Ernie won this award for selfless service to everyone he comes in contact with. “Cultural is who we are and what we stand for. Cultural is a big part of our Mission Statement, to consistently provide The Client’s First Experience through a FUN, high minded, top producing, focused Real Estate Company that agents and Customers will be naturally drawn to” says Ernie Gonzales.


“Ernie Gonzales is a perfect candidate for cultural icon he exemplifies the word culture in all he does for the market center. He steps up to help anyone who passes through our doors. He has also been the driving force volunteering his own time to help build and design our new state of the art office. The help he gives is not limited to just real estate. He helps everyone with technology, Teaching E-Edge weekly, helping with compliance for Dot Loop, serving on the ALC, setting up agent’s computers and cell phones, building office furniture, to even the small stuff of carrying heavy boxes or taking out the trash for our DOFI. Several times he has even stepped up to help an associate by paying for dues, food or going to a class when they were short money. All of this is done with no expectations he just has a caring nature. This candidate is always the first to step up for anyone who is in need of help and all associates go to him first when they have questions because they know he will never turn them away, even if he doesn’t know the answer he will do everything to find it out for them. Every time we have a member of our Market Center sick or in the hospital he always goes to visit and hold their hand. He is the first to get the market center to send flowers and take care of associates in need. Everyone trusts him and loves him so much that they know when they need good advice he is where they turn. Outside the market center this candidate exemplifies the KW Culture in all that he does. Not only would he give someone the shirt off of his back he makes sure that all people are ok. Many times we see him on the side of the road helping a complete stranger with their tire or battery. He volunteers for the Citizens Police Academy for Homeland Security taking part in many simulations to help in case of a state of emergency. He has been a board member for the National Association of Hispanic Realtors and Asian Real Estate Association of America helping Harry Reid to pass the law in the State of Nevada to give home owners 30 days to write an offer before an investor securing home ownership. He has served on the local Board of Realtors Grievance committee and Professional Standards Committee for several years. He has raised two wonderful children one of which is a step son who regards him as his own father because he has been such a positive male role model in his life” says Lori Kauper, Keller Williams Realty Southern Nevada office manager.


Because of Ernie’s passion for education The Gonzales Team has the current technology, market stats and tools to help sellers and buyers stay on top of the market. The Gonzales Team specializes homes for sale in Henderson Nevada, short sales, exclusive properties, gated communities, Green Valley and Green Valley Ranch.



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Henderson NV 89052