Attention homeowners in Lafayette and Lafayette County: Need an appraisal?

Check out the top reasons LA homeowners need Appraisals by Kana, LLC:

  1. Find the right listing price (whether you're using an agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. Challenge a property tax assessment
  3. To lower your mortgage payments by removing PMI
  4. Reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. Review a different appraiser's report for verification
  6. In the case of a LA divorce, when real estate needs to be divided
  7. Settle an estate in LA by determining the true market value of real estate in question

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

We at Appraisals by Kana, LLC understand the individual needs of a homeowner after appraisal services. The appraisal process and reporting formats are relatively routine to our business clients like banks, lawyers, and accountants. But as a general consumer,you can expect extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to better understand what we do and how we present our conclusions.

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. A professional appraiser is objective and 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 a potential buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your property will attract interested buyers. The appraisal is something concrete to show your buyer. An appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your house's price -- not just how much you think your house is worth. Interested buyers know you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be more likely to give credibility to a professional appraiser's value judgement than yours.

Need to remove PMI?

Getting the PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) removed from your mortgage loan is a fashionable way to save money for homeowners. Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan amount is less than 80% of the value of your home. In most cases you can apply to the lender to have the PMI removed from your loan. At Appraisals by Kana, LLC, we're qualified in helping customers just like you get rid of undesirable PMI insurance.

Challenge a property tax assessment

Your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued if you live in a region that's declining. This means you are most likely paying higher taxes than you should be paying. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the earlier you take care of things like this, the better. Getting an expert appraisal from Appraisals by Kana, LLC is your chief weapon when contesting your property tax assessment.

Recently got a freeze your HELOC?

Even if your specific property has not declined in value, your lender just may make the decision to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your home is in or near a declining area. This can be be negative on your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out, and also difficult from a cash flow viewpoint. An appraisal from Appraisals by Kana, LLC can help you reinstate your HELOC.

Do You Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Have you just been handed a copy of your appraisal and you'd like to have a professional double-check it for accuracy or do you need a second opinion without the added expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? In a field review we'll go out and check the subject and comparables. Or, if you're in a rush, we can provide you with a desk review and verify as many facts as we can using online data sources as well as our own files.

Need a retrospective review of an appraisal report? We can help you with that Even though this is usually requested by banks, you may need to utilize this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.