Are there lenders who will lock in without upfront appraisal fees?We are trying refinance a single family home. Most lenders require upfront appraisal fees. We would like to lock in without having to pay appraisal fees upfront. Once we lock in, we would be happy to pay for the appraisal. Since the GFE doesn't really hold much weight, we would prefer to get an official lock in before paying for an appraisal. Any help would be greatly, greatly appreciated! December 11 2011 - Fairfield00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.