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The State of Florida has experienced a significant rise in the demand for appraisal in disputed property settlements as found in homeowners’ and commercial policies. Florida represents a special-case scenario due to the ravaging 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons that precipitated a significant increase in the population of public adjusters, brought in thousands of catastrophe adjusters, and fostered an inflated and nebulous material and labor pricing environment. From all accounts, appraisal demand is on the rise in other states, as well.

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