Need an appraisal in Lafayette or Lafayette County?

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

  1. Find the right listing price (whether they're selling the home themselves or using an agent)
  2. To challenge a LA property tax assessment
  3. To reduce your mortgage payment 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 property needs to be divided
  7. To determine the true market value of property in question to settle an estate

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

At Appraisals by Kana, LLC, we understand the unique needs of a homeowner in need of appraisal services. While our typical clients understand the appraisal process and standard reporting formats, you as a consumer will get an extra level of 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 (FSBO)/Pre-Listing Services

It's very hard to be objective about your house because you most likely have an emotional attachment to it. Professional appraisers, like the ones at Appraisals by Kana, LLC, will be objective. We'll tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. In addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your property will attract buyers, a professional appraisal is very valuable as a negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer. It's something tangible to show the buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your property's value, not just you saying how much your home is worth. Interested buyers assume you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be much more likely to give credibility to an experienced appraiser's value report than yours.

Appraisals to cancel PMI

Getting the PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) canceled from your mortgage loan is a fashionable money saver for homeowners. Once your mortgage loan amount is down below 80% of the value of your property, in most cases you can apply to a lender to have the PMI removed from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. Appraisals by Kana, LLC is veterans in helping folks just like you remove unneeded PMI insurance.

Challenging property tax assessments

Your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if you live in a region that is declining. That only means you're most likely paying more taxes than you should. The earlier 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. A professional appraisal from Appraisals by Kana, LLC is your number one weapon when contesting your property tax assessment.

HELOC recently frozen?

Even if your specific property has not declined in value, your lender just might make the decision to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your house is in a declining area. This can be be harmful 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. Appraisals by Kana, LLC can help you reinstate your home equity line of credit with an expert appraisal.

Do You Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Do you need a veteran appraiser to double-check your appraisal for efficiency, or do you desire a second opinion without the added cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? We can go out and check the subject and comparables in question in a field review. Or, if you need it 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.

Do you need a retrospective review of an appraisal? Appraisals by Kana, LLC can help with that too. While typically requested by banks, you may want to employ this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.