I have a Pre-approved VA loan. Why must I pay an appraisal fee?My loan officer called and said that I need to bring a check for $500 to have an appraisal done. She said that her bank would subtract this amount from any closing costs due at closing day. I am confused because she listed the $500 appraisal fee as a closing cost on the GFE, and under the VA, closing costs are not required to be paid.July 06 2009 - Sheridan Hollow00YesReport 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.