Appraisal services for Lafayette and Lafayette County homeowners

The top 7 reasons LA homeowners call on Appraisals by Kana, LLC:

  1. To get a pre-listing appraisal (whether you're using an agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. To challenge a LA property tax assessment
  3. To reduce a monthly mortgage payment by removing PMI
  4. To reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. To review another appraiser's report for verification
  6. In the case of a LA divorce, when property needs to be divided
  7. Settle an estate in LA by determining the true market value of property in question

Do you own a house in or near Lafayette? Do you need help determining the price of your real estate?
Contact Appraisals by Kana, LLC.

We at Appraisals by Kana, LLC understand the unique needs of a consumer in need of appraisal services. While our typical business clients understand the appraisal process and standard reporting formats, you as a consumer will get extra service in the form of an explanation of the process and even special consumer-friendly reporting forms if the assignment allows for them.

For Sale By Owner/Pre-Listing Services

It's very hard to be objective about your house because of your emotional attachment to it. Professional appraisers, like the ones at Appraisals by Kana, LLC, will be objective. We will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. A professional appraisal is very important as a negotiating tool once you have an attainable buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your property will attract many interested buyers. The appraisal is something concrete to show your buyer. An appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your home's value -- not just you saying how much your home is worth. Interested buyers know that you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be more likely to give credibility to an accomplished appraiser's value judgement than yours.

Appraisals to cancel PMI

PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. A preferred way to save money for homeowners is to get the PMI removed from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. Once your mortgage loan is down below 80% of the value of your house, in most cases you can apply to the lender to have the PMI canceled from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. At Appraisals by Kana, LLC, we're seasoned in helping customers just like you rid themselves of unnecessary PMI insurance.

Challenge a property tax assessment

Lets say you live in a region that is declining -- your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued. This means you're going to pay higher taxes than you should be paying. The sooner you take care of things like this, the better off you'll be, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. An appraisal from Appraisals by Kana, LLC is your number one weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.

Recently got a freeze your HELOC?

Even if your specific property has not declined in value, your lender just might choose to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your home is near a declining area. Not only can this be difficult and inconvenient from a cash flow angle, but it can be bad for your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. Appraisals by Kana, LLC can help you reinstate your HELOC.

Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Have you just been given a copy of your appraisal and you'd like to have an expert double-check it for verity or do you desire a second opinion without the charge and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Appraisals by Kana, LLC offers field reviews where we'll go out and check the subject and comps. Or, if you need it immediately, we can provide desk review and verify as many facts as we can using online data sources as well as our own files.

Do you need a retrospective review of an appraisal report? Appraisals by Kana, LLC can We can assist you. Even though this is typically requested by banks, you may desire to take advantage of this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your home.