VA cannot guarantee the home is defect free. Only the loan is guaranteed by VA. It is your responsibility to assure you are satisfied with the property being purchased. The VA appraisal is not intend to be an inspection of the property. Expert advice should be obtained before legally committing to any sort of purchasing agreement. If you are having a house constructed, the builder cant be compelled to correct any sort of construction defects by the VA, although VA is authorized to stop the builder from participating in the home loan program. VA cannot guarantee that you are making a good investment and legal services are not be provided by VA.