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Is an Appraisal Required for a VA Loan?

Not always.

Many VA home loans require a certificate of reasonable value. To receive a Certificate of Reasonable Value, an appraisal and inspection are required. All purchase loans insured by the US Department of Veteran Affairs, will require a Certificate of Reasonable Value. Some refinance loans (certain types of interest rate reduction refinance loans), do not require an appraisal.