Appraisal services for Lafayette and Lafayette County homeowners

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

  1. Get a pre-listing appraisal (whether they're selling the home themselves or using an agent)
  2. To challenge a LA property tax assessment
  3. To reduce their mortgage payments by removing PMI
  4. To reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. To review a different appraiser's report for verification
  6. If real estate property needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. To settle an estate in Lafayette county or LA by determining the true market value of property in question

Need help determining the price of your home in or near Lafayette, LA?
Contact Appraisals by Kana, LLC.

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

Pre-listing Services/For Sale By Owner

It's very hard to be objective about your house because you probably have an emotional attachment to 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. A professional appraisal is a very valuable negotiating tool once you have an attainable buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your house will attract interested buyers. It's something concrete to show the buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your home's value, not just how much your house is worth. Interested buyers know that you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be much more likely to give credibility to a professional appraiser's value assessment than yours.

Need to cancel PMI?

An attractive way to save money for homeowners is to get the PMI removed from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. PMI stands for "Private Mortgage Insurance". Once your mortgage loan amount is down below 80% of the value of your property, in most cases you can apply to the lender to have the PMI eliminated from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. Appraisals by Kana, LLC is seasoned in helping customers just like you delete unwanted PMI insurance.

Challenge a property tax assessment

If you live in an area that is declining or is not appreciating as much as other houses close by, your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued. That only means you're going to pay more taxes than you should. The quicker 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 chief weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.

HELOC recently frozen?

If your home is in or near a declining area, your lender may choose to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) - even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can this be difficult and inconvenient from a cash flow angle, and harmful to 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.

We Also Offer Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Would you wish a second opinion without the charge and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you desire an expert to double-check your appraisal for accuracy? In a field review we will go out and check the subject and comps. If you need it immediately, we'll 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 help you with that. Even though this is typically requested by banks, you may want to take advantage of this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.