Let Appraisals by Kana, LLC take care of your appraisal needs

To a lot of us, an appraisal is simply a line item in the long list of items for a home purchase or refinance. Almost all lenders still want a local expert because the stakes are so high, even though there are a developing number of automated home valuation processes that might appear to be more cost-effective than an appraisal. Is getting a mortgage the only reason to acquire an appraisal? Are there additional situations when the services of a licensed, independent real estate professional might come in handy? Of course there are.

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Challenge your tax assessment

It's quite possible you're paying too much in property taxes if you reside in an area where property values have declined. Ad Valorem taxes are determined by a past assessment of your real estate, so if values are less than what they used to be in your area, you can appeal your assessment and save money. An appraisal from Appraisals by Kana, LLC is your best evidence when building your case. At Appraisals by Kana, LLC, we're qualified to assist you in appealing your tax assessment.

Remove PMI to lower your mortgage payment

When the amount being loaned to the buyeris more than 80% of the actual value of the home, most lenders ask home owners to buy this additional insurance policy. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. This additional payment is often lumped into the monthly mortgage payment and is quickly forgotten. PMI is no longer required when the remainder of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - decreases below the 80% level, making this very unfavorable. In fact, the Homeowners Protection Act (HPA) of 1998 was passed by the United States Congress requiring lenders to do away with the PMI payments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

Appraisals by Kana, LLC will give you a statement regarding the value of your home, and the cost of the home valuation can generally be regained in little time because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

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Settle a divorce with less stress

A divorce is a very traumatic experience for the parties involved, and it is often even more complicated by the troublesome decision of who keeps the house. So both parties are entirely aware of the true market value of their property, it's a good idea to get an appraisal from Appraisals by Kana, LLC, regardless of the situation.

If the parties need to sell the home, they'll have a a good idea of what price to set. And if a "buyout" is the chosen option, both parties will feel like they've received a fair assessment.

Accurate and fair estate liquidation

Losing a loved one is a hard time in life, and settling an estate from a death, or probate, often requires an appraisal to establish Fair Market Value for the residential property involved. We guarantee the maximum degree of discretion, as we're bound with confidentiality by the ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

Most Americans do not have dedicated estate planners or executors to manage these matters, unlike wealthier individuals. And seeing that a home or other property often makes up an uneven share of the total estate value, understanding the true worth of the real estate at hand is of significant importance to ensuring disputing parties leave knowing they've received a fair deal.

Move to or from Lafayette County for work

Employee relocation is a stressful event, and we understand. That being said, we take great care in setting up a convenient appointment time for the appraisal inspection. During our detailed inspection, we suggest relocating employees to provide feedback on the positive characteristics of their property, along with information regarding any current sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered.

Sell your home quickly — for the right price

Whether you decide to sell your home on your own or with the help of a real estate agent, a professional appraisal will help you make a better educated decision regarding your selling price. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, apart from real estate agents. Our fees are calculated on our efforts to complete the appraisal report and and aren't related to the sales price.

We analyze the difference in value items like an extra bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make on a daily basis. And we're experts in knowing how long propertiesstay on the market. So, getting a professional appraisal is a trusted way to determine what improvements will add value and what an applicable sales price is for your home so you don't come up short or have your house on the market an unnecessarily long time.

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