Attention homeowners: Real estate appraisal services for in Lafayette and Lafayette County

Here are the top seven reasons LA homeowners call on Appraisals by Kana, LLC:

  1. Pre-listing appraisals (whether they're selling the home themselves or using a real estate agent)
  2. Challenge Lafayette county's assessment of your property
  3. To lower a monthly mortgage payment by removing PMI
  4. Reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. Verify another appraiser's report
  6. In the case of a LA divorce, when real estate property needs to be divided
  7. Determine the true market value of real estate in question to settle an estate

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

We at Appraisals by Kana, LLC understand the unique needs of a homeowner in need of appraisal services. Our business practices and reporting formats are relatively routine to our business clients like banks, attorneys, and CPAs. But as a general consumer,we'll be sure you get extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to understand what we do and how we document our findings.

Pre-listing Services/For Sale By Owner (FSBO)

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. In addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your house will attract buyers, a professional appraisal is a crucial negotiating tool once you have a likely buyer. It gives you something concrete to show your buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your home's value, and not just how much you think your home is worth. Interested buyers assume you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be much more likely to give credibility to an expert appraiser's value estimation than yours.

Appraisals to cancel PMI

Getting the PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) eliminated from your mortgage loan is a preferred money saver for homeowners. Once your mortgage loan amount is down below 80% of the value of your house, 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. At Appraisals by Kana, LLC, we're qualified in helping folks just like you remove unneeded PMI insurance.

Challenge Tax Assessment

Lets say you live in a local area that is going down -- your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued. This only means you are paying higher taxes than you should be paying. The earlier you take care of a matter like this, the better, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. A professional appraisal from Appraisals by Kana, LLC is your chief 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 may choose to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your home is in or near a declining area. This can be be unfavorable to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out, and also inconvenient from a cash flow viewpoint. Appraisals by Kana, LLC can help you reinstate your HELOC.

We Also Offer Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Do you need a seasoned professional to double-check your appraisal for preciseness, or do you want a second opinion without the expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? An appraiser from Appraisals by Kana, LLC 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 you with that. Even though this is typically requested by banks, you may desire to use this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.