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What Is The Cost Of Waiting Until Next Year To Buy

What Is The Cost Of Waiting Until Next Year To Buy?We recently shared that over the course of the last 12 months, home prices have appreciated by 7.0%. Over the same amount of time,

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The Number One Reason To List Your House Today

The #1 Reason To List Your House Today! Many people believe that selling their house during “the spring buyers’ market” is the best thing to do. Their reasoning is that

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5 Reasons To Sell This Winter

5 Reasons To Sell This Winter! Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this winter makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National

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The Cost Of Not Owning Your Home

The Cost Of NOT Owning Your Home Owning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue to rent! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a

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7 Reasons To Sell Your Home This Holiday Season

7 Reasons To List Your Home This Holiday Season Every year at this time, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to put their homes on the market for the first time, while

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Why You Should Sell Now

Why Sell Now Instead Of Later? The Buyers Are Out Now Each year, most homeowners wait until the spring to sell their houses because they believe that they can get a better deal during the

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The Number One Reason To Sell Your Home Now

The #1 Reason To List Your House, NOW! The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released the results of their latest Existing Home Sales Reportwhich revealed that sales

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You Deserve A Luxury Home

Moving-Up To A Luxury Home? Now’s The Time! If your house no longer fits your needs and you are planning on buying a luxury home, now is a great time to do so! We recently shared &

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Should I Buy A Home Now? Or Wait Until Next Year?  Some Highlights: The Cost of Waiting to Buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices &

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What The Equity

Home Sales Expected To Increase Nicely In 2018 Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and The Mortgage Bankers Association are all projecting that home sales will increase in 2018. Here is

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Average Closing Cost By State

More Than Half Of All Buyers Are Surprised By Closing Costs According to a survey conducted by ClosingCorp, over half of all homebuyers are surprised by the closing

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4 Reasons To Buy A Home This Fall

4 Reasons To Buy A Home This Fall! Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today, instead of waiting.1. Prices Will Continue to RiseCoreLogic’s latest Home Price

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Electricity Savings For Homeowners

Who's tired of "HIGH RATE ROBBERY"? 💡Lower your electricity bill instantly by switching over to a company that offers fair and steady rates.. sign up or switch over by visiting the link

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Stay Up To Date

Want To Keep Up With The Joneses? Now’s The Time Does your current

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Home Prices In The Next 5 Years

Where Are Home Prices Heading In The Next 5 Years? Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we

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Buyers Are Putting Down Less Than 10 Percent

Number Of Buyers Putting Down Less Than 10% Hits 7-Year High According to Black Knight Financial Service’s Mortgage Monitor Report, 1.5

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DONT DISQUALIFY YOURSELF

Don’t Disqualify Yourself… 52% Of Approved Loans Have A FICO® Score Under 750 2.0KSHARES 1.6K 83 0 15 310 The results of countless studies have shown that

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Dont Count Yourself Out

First Time Home Buyers,For Buyers,Move-Up BuyersDon’t Disqualify Yourself… 52% Of Approved Loans Have A FICO® Score Under 750 1.9KSHARES 1.5K 77 0 14 267 The

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Be The Big Fish In The Pond

Homeowner’s Net Worth Is Still Greater Than A Renter’s Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data

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My Golly Slim Pickens

Housing Inventory Hits 30-Year Low Spring is traditionally the busiest season for real estate. Buyers, experiencing cabin fever all winter, emerge like flowers through the snow in search of

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Real Estate Is Still The Best Investment

Americans Still Believe Real Estate Is Best Long-Term Investment According to Bankrate’s latest Financial Security Index Poll, Americans who

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Inventory Drops Again Sales Slow

Inventory Drops Again, Sales Slow [INFOGRAPHIC]Highlights:Existing Home Sales are now at an annual pace of 5.52 million.Inventory of existing homes for sale dropped to a 4.3-month supply, marking

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Rent Vs Own The Best Option In Each State

Home prices may be on the rise across the country, but you’re still better off buying a home in most states in the U.S. than renting one. Consumers in only 11 states will find renting more

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HomeOwnership Benefits

The 5 Greatest Benefits Of Homeownership 2.2KSHARES 1.7K 104 87 32 313 Recently, Freddie Mac reported on the benefits of homeownership. According to

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3 Questions Before Buying Your Dream House

3 Questions To Ask Before You Buy Your Dream Home If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your

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Extreme Housing Shortgage

EPIC HOUSING SHORTAGE BEING REPORTED 300 SHARES  1.0K  61  60  13  166The Joint Center of Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard University 

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Be Thankful You Dont Have To Pay Mom And Dads Interest Rate

Be Thankful You Don’t Have To Pay Mom And Dad’s Interest Rate 1.3KSHARES 938 74 71 14 193 Interest rates have hovered around 4% for the majority of 2017, which

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Epic Housing Shortage

EPIC HOUSING SHORTAGE BEING REPORTED 300SHARES 1.0K 61 60 13 166 The Joint Center of Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard University recently

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2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

2 Myths Holding Back Home BuyersIn Realtor.com’s recent article, “Home Buyers’ Top Mortgage Fears: Which One Scares You?” they mention that “46% of potential home buyers

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4 Money Saving Tips For Moving Across The Country

The Cheapest Way to Move Cross-Country: 4 Money-Saving Ideas michaelquirk/iStock What's the cheapest way to move from one coast to the other? If you're moving across the country and trying

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Cheaper To Buy

Buying Is Now 33.1% Cheaper Than Renting in the USThe results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a

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Buy Birdmans Home Today

CELEBRITY REAL ESTATERap Mogul Birdman Lists His $20M Baller Paradise in Miami BeachJeff Kravitz/FilmMagicBryan “Birdman” Williams, the co-founder and public face of Cash Money Records, is

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The TRUTH Behind The RENT Vs BUY Debate

The TRUTH Behind the RENT vs. BUY DebateIn a blog post published last Friday, CNBC’s Diana Olnick reported on the latest results of the FAU Buy vs. Rent Index. The index examines

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4 Reasons To Buy A Home This Summer

                  4 Reasons to Buy This Summer!Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today, instead of waiting.1. Prices Will

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What Would You Sacrifice To Save For Your Next Home

What Would You Sacrifice to Save For Your Next Home?  95% of first-time homebuyers are willing to sacrifice to make homeownership a reality. The top item that buyers sacrifice is new

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Local Realtors Matter

If you’ve entered the real estate market, as a buyer or a seller, you’ve inevitably heard the real estate mantra, “location, location, location” in reference to how identical homes

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Gallup Real Estate Is Best LongTerm Investment 4 Years Running

Gallup: Real Estate is Best Long-Term Investment 4 Years RunningEvery year, Gallup surveys Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are given

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4 Tips For Effectively Making An Offer

4 Tips for Effectively Making an Offer!!So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home,’ and you finally found one! The price is right, and in such a competitive market, you

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1 Answer To The Housing Shortage New Construction

#1 Answer to the Housing Shortage: New ConstructionThe biggest challenge to today’s housing market is the shortage of housing inventory for sale. A normal market would see a six-month supply of

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Facts About PMI

When it comes to buying a home, whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts. With the large number of mortgage programs available that allow buyers to

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The Solar Bungalow

THE Simple PROCESSIt is important that the process of obtaining the Solar Bungalow is as easy and simple as the home itself.  Choosing a Solar Bungalow is a no-brainer and makes so much

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What Is PMI

                     Get All the Facts about PMIWhen it comes to buying a home, whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always

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Do You Know The Lingo For Buying A Home

Buying a Home? Do You Know the Lingo?Buying a home can be intimidating if you are not familiar with the terms used during the process. To start you on your path with confidence, we have compiled a

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Owning A Home Could Help With Tax Return

Tax Return Depressing? Owning a Home Could HelpMany Americans got some depressing news last week; either their tax return was not as large as they had hoped or, in some cases, they were told they

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Supply The Demand For Homes

In school, we all learned the theory of supply and demand. When the demand for an item is greater than the supply of that item, the price will surely rise.SUPPLYThe National Association of

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How Fast Can You Save For A Down Payment

How Fast Can You Save for a Down Payment?Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer. Depending on where you live, median income, median rents, and home prices

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Now Is The Time For Luxury

If your house no longer fits your needs and you are planning on buying a luxury home, now is a great time to do so! We recently shared data from Trulia’s Market Mismatch Study 

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Slaying Myths About Buying A Home

Slaying Home Buying Myths Some Highlights: Interest rates are still below historic numbers. 88% of property managers raised their rent in the last 12 months! The credit score

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A Sellers Market

If you thought about selling your house this year, now may be the time to do it. The inventory of homes for sale is well below historic norms and buyer demand is skyrocketing. We were still in high

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Do NOT Get Caught In The Rental Trap

Careful…Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap!There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top benefits is being able to protect yourself from rising rents by locking in your housing cost

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Millennials And Down Payment Assistance

A recent report released by Down Payment Resource shows that 65% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with a down payment of 6% or less in the month of January.The

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Renting Or Buying Either Way Youre Paying A Mortgage

Renting or Buying… Either Way You’re Paying a MortgageThere are some people who have not purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should

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What Are The Experts Saying About Mortgage Rates

Mortgage interest rates have risen over the last few months and projections are that they will continue their upswing throughout 2017. What impact will this have on the housing market? Here is what

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Ahora Es El Momento

¿Ha estado pensando en vender su casa? Ahora es el momento perfecto para la venta! Con el mercado de la vivienda en muy alta demanda nos falta suministro. Su casa es exactamente lo que necesitan

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The Impact Of Homeownership On Family Health

The Impact of Homeownership on Family HealthThe National Association of Realtors recently released a study titled 'Social Benefits of Homeownership and Stable Housing.’ The

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How To Get The Most Money When Selling Your Home

How to Get the Most Money When Selling Your HomeEvery homeowner wants to make sure they get the best price when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your

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Can You Hike The 2017 Interest Rate Hike

If you've been on the fence about buying a homeyou need to let me help you out now! The Federal Reserve just hiked up interest rates a quarter of a point.This is the second time in three months the

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Laying Down Your Roots

To be a homeowner is one of the best feelings an individual can feel. The freedom of owning a piece of property you can pretty much do whatever you want is beyond rewarding. The National Association

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Renting Vs Buying

Do You Know the Real Cost of Renting vs. Buying?  Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a close decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a

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Gorgeous 5 Bedroom Home

         This spacious 5 bedroom, 5 bath home, with 2 living rooms and 2 dining rooms has 4,063 SF of living space! Situated on a cul-de-sac in a prime location between

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Do You Need An Inspection

So you made an offer, it was accepted, and now your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. More often than not, your agent may have made your offer contingent on a clean home

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Listing In The Winter Is A Good Move

A recent study of more than 7 million home sales over the past four years revealed that the season in which a home is listed may be able to shed some light on the likelihood that the home

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Homeowners Throw Better Parties

5 Reasons Homeowners Throw Better Super Bowl Parties! Highlights: Watching the Big Game at home with your friends & family offers many advantages. There’s more room to entertain a large

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2 Myths That May Be Holding Back Buyers

Fannie Mae’s article, “What Consumers (Don’t) Know About Mortgage Qualification Criteria,” revealed that “only 5 to 16 percent of respondents know the correct ranges for key

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Thinking Of Making An Offer 4 Tips For Success

So you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home,’ and you finally found one! The price is right, and in such a competitive market that you want to make sure you make a good

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Save Money Buy Now

Buying a Home is More Affordable Than Renting in 66% of US CountiesAccording to ATTOM Data Solutions’ 2017 Rental Affordability Report, buying a home is more affordable than renting in

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Whats Holding You Back From Owning A Home

Fannie Mae’s article, “What Consumers (Don’t) Know About Mortgage Qualification Criteria,” revealed that “only 5 to 16 percent of respondents know the correct ranges for key

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What To Expect In 2017

The start of this year makes it a little bit uneasy on what to expect if your thinking of becoming a homeowner this year. According to Forbes there are 8 predictions to expect.Prices of homes will

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5 Myths About Real Estate Reality TV Explained

Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV binge session? We’ve all been there… watching entire seasons of “Love it or List,”

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The First Step To Home Buying

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the amount of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where

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3 Tips For Making Your Dream Come True

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3 BIG TIPS

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1040 Schedule A

It is tax season again!!!! This is such an anticipated time of year for most folks, after spending so much money on the holidays January cannot come around fast enough to receive that refund.

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Same Style Different Version

Housing trends are making a huge impact on the minds of society today. The newer the home is, the fancier more tech savvy it can be & the more space the happier the home right? Wrong. Media shows

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For Sale By Owners Should Know

In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There

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Homeownership Is A Financial Investment

According to a recent report by Trulia, “buying is cheaper than renting in 100 of the largest metro areas by an average of 37.7%.” That may have some thinking about

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Why Sell Now

      The price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by ‘supply and demand’. If many people are looking to buy an item and the supply of that item is

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Where Are Homes Selling The Fastest

Where Are Homes Selling the Fastest?Forty-three percent of homes sold in October were on the market for less than a month, according to the latest housing report by the National Association of

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Gorgeous Dallas Home

306 Briar Cove, Red Oak TX 75154Beautiful Contemporary 2 Story home with Lots of room. This Amazing home has a Formal Dining Area, Living room, andFamily room downstairs. Stylishly Curvy Stairs lead

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Get Styled

It’s the day after Black Friday? Do you feel like you overdid it a bit with all the sales? I must say for me personally I only went crazy with just one item…. Candles. The sweet aroma of

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Real Estate Trends LIVE

Keep up with the Real Estate Market Trends! This is a live chart of the average sales price for homes sold in Texas.;

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Home Sale Increase

The National Association of Realtors, The Mortgage Bankers’ Association, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are all projecting that home sales will increase in 2017. Here is a

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Which Mortgage Is For You

FHA vs. CONVENTIONAL LOANS!Raise your hand if you know the difference between an FHA Loan and a Conventional Loan!  Do you know which mortgage type is right for you? Unfortunately, 

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Buying Remains Cheaper Than Renting

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The 411 On Solar Bungalow

The ProcessIt is important that the process of obtaining the Solar Bungalow is as easy and simple as the home itself.  Choosing a Solar Bungalow is a no-brainer and makes so much sense as

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Buying Vs Renting

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Inspections Vs Appraisals

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE????The thought of purchasing a home can be a daunting task. That's why it's so important to hire professionals to guide you through the process. One of the professionals you

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Lovely 3 Bedroom

             Pull up to this lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath brick home in nice subdivision. Step inside to high ceilings, neutral paint, and a nice open floor

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Single And Doubting A Loan

Being single doesn’t mean you do not have the desire to invest your money into something valuable such as real estate. Getting a mortgage loan can be a huge step for just one person. All kinds

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