Attention homeowners in Lafayette and Lafayette County: Get an Appraisal today!

Here are the top 7 reasons why LA homeowners need Appraisals by Kana, LLC:

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

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

We at Appraisals by Kana, LLC understand the special needs of a customer looking for 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.

For Sale By Owner/Pre-Listing Services

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 very crucial as a negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your house will attract many interested buyers. It's something tangible to show your buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your home's price, not just you saying how much your home is worth. Interested buyers assume you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be far more likely to give credibility to a seasoned appraiser's value opinion than yours.

Appraisals to remove PMI

PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. A popular 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 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. Appraisals by Kana, LLC is veterans in helping homeowners just like you rid themselves of undesirable PMI insurance.

Challenge property tax assessments

Your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued if you live in an area that is declining or not appreciating as much as other homes close to yours. That means you're most likely 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. Getting a professional appraisal from Appraisals by Kana, LLC is your #1 weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.

Recently got a freeze your HELOC?

Your lender might just choose to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your home is close to a declining area -- 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 unsuitable from a cash flow point of view. 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 would prefer to have a seasoned professional double-check it for precision or do you want a second opinion without the cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? We can go out and check the subject and comps in question in a field review. If you need it immediately, we'll provide you with a desk review and verify as many facts as we can using online data sources as well as our own files.

We can also provide a retrospective review of any appraisal report you may have had in the past. While typically requested by banks, you may desire to use this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.