Real estate appraisal services for homeowners in the city of Lafayette and Lafayette County

The top reasons LA homeowners use Appraisals by Kana, LLC:

  1. Pre-listing appraisals (whether they're selling the home themselves or using an agent)
  2. To challenge a LA property tax assessment
  3. Remove PMI to lower their mortgage payments
  4. Reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. Verify a different appraiser's report
  6. If property needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. Determine the true market value of property in question to settle an estate in Lafayette county or LA

Own a house in or near Lafayette, LA and need help deciding the value of it?
Contact Appraisals by Kana, LLC.

At Appraisals by Kana, LLC, we understand the unique needs of a consumer looking for appraisal services. Our business practices and reporting formats are relatively routine to our business clients like banks, attorneys, and accountants. As our valued client, we will give you extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to more fully understand what we do and how we document our findings.

For Sale By Owner/Pre-Listing Services

Since you have an emotional attachment to your own house, it's often very hard to be objective about it. The professional appraisers at Appraisals by Kana, LLC will tell you what you need to know -- not just what you want to hear. We are objective. In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your house will attract buyers, a professional appraisal is very valuable as a negotiating tool once you have an interested buyer. It gives you something tangible to show the buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your house's value, not just how much you think your home is worth. Potential buyers assume that you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be far more likely to give credibility to an experienced appraiser's value estimation than yours.

PMI Removal Appraisals

Getting the PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) removed from your mortgage loan is an attractive way to cut costs for homeowners. Once your mortgage loan is less than 80% of the value of your home, in most cases you can apply to a lender to have the PMI eliminated from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. We're veterans in helping people just like you delete undesirable PMI insurance.

Challenge Lafayette county's assessment of your property

Your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if you live in an area that's declining or not appreciating as much as other properties close to yours. That only means you are paying more taxes than you should. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the quicker you take care of things like this, the better. When challenging your property tax assessment, getting a professional appraisal from Appraisals by Kana, LLC is your #1 weapon.

Was your HELOC recently frozen?

If your property is near a declining area, your lender just might make the decision to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) - even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can be be damaging to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out, and also troublesome from a cash flow standpoint. Appraisals by Kana, LLC can help you reinstate your home equity line of credit with efficient appraisal.

Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Would you wish a second opinion without the added expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you need an expert to double-check your appraisal for verity? We can go out and check the subject and comps in question in a field review. Or, if you need it ASAP, we can provide desk review and verify as many facts as we can using online data sources as well as our own files.

We can also provide you with a a retrospective review of any appraisal you may have had done before. Even though this is usually requested by banks, you may wish to make use of this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your property.