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Making Money in Commercial Real Estate

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 Eliza Maledevic (January 14, 2009)  One fact about Florida, it is one of the most populous states in the United States of America. Another fact about Florida, with its lush beaches and beautiful national parks, coupled with its mostly subtropical to tropical climate, it is a known fact that tourists, both local and foreign, flock to enjoy its beauty every year. With these in mind, it is safe to assume one thing-it is .. (Commercial Property)

Free Course in Commercial Property Real Estate

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 Raymond Pedersen (December 16, 2008)  Other safety issues pertain to smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, fire escape routes, door locks, first floor windows, and first floor sliding glass doors. Environmental health hazards may exist because of lead paint, asbestos, or formaldehyde any of which may be found in building materials used in construction (or remodeling) prior to 1978. Insist on written seller disclosures .. (Commercial Property)

Course in Real Estate Running a Rental Property

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 Raymond Pedersen (December 16, 2008)  Noise stirs up problems within apartment buildings. Does sound from a television or stereo carry into other rooms? Bring along a portable radio on your building inspections. Place it in various rooms. Turn up the volume. Do the walls provide enough sound-proofing? Families and roommate tenants want privacy and quiet. If your property fails to offer these essentials, your property will .. (Commercial Property)

Free Commercial Property Profit Maximization Tips and Tricks

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 Raymond Pedersen (December 16, 2008)  Each geographic area has its own types of construction materials that are popular and effective for that locale. Wood, brick, brick veneer, adobe, concrete block, stucco, and steel are examples. In addition, some buildings are built on a pier-and-beam foundation; others sit on concrete slabs. Windows and roofs differ, too. Crank-style aluminum awning windows used to be popular in some .. (Commercial Property)

Commercial Property Security - Don't Get Sued and Wiped Out

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 Raymond Pedersen (December 16, 2008)  As you look at a building from the outside, note how it is situated on the site. Are the windows positioned to bring in natural light? How about privacy from neighbors? Can residents sunbathe in the backyard without prying eyes invading their privacy? Are the sleeping areas of the units protected from street noise? How do prevailing winter winds (or summer breezes) strike the building? .. (Commercial Property)

Commercial Property Free Powerful Lease Strategies - Empower Yourself Or Become a Victim

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 Raymond Pedersen (December 16, 2008)  Most owners of investment properties draft their leases to set forth ironclad terms that require tenants to pay rent, care for the property, and follow house rules and policies. As a result, such owners never realize that the lease itself can become a powerful part of their overall market strategy. In fact, leases can do more to advance your market strategy than they can to force a bad .. (Commercial Property)

Free Tips on Strong Leases From Commercial Property

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 Raymond Pedersen (December 16, 2008)  As a starting point, consider doing away with those multi page, fine-print lease forms that are filled margin to margin with legal jargon. Instead, work with an attorney to construct a reader-friendly agreement. Besides, excessive legalisms often work to your disadvantage. Legalisms bite back. When you adopt a purely legalistic approach with your tenants, don't be surprised when they .. (Commercial Property)

Making Commercial Real Estate a Good Investment

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 Eliza Maledevic (December 15, 2008)  Investing in any form of property or business is always uncertain. You can never have a sure profit from a business. You have to make additional effort to make things work the way that you would want them to be. Investing in any form of property or business is always uncertain. You can never have a sure profit from a business. You have to make additional effort to make things work the .. (Commercial Property)

Matters That Concern Commercial Real Estate

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 Eliza Maledevic (December 12, 2008)  If there is a need for a new property, you should know that there are many things that should be done. However, not all people know what the process is and what he must do to get the property that he needs. Take for example when you want to acquire a Florida commercial real estate property. You must know more about the qualities of the properties that are available in the market. Also, .. (Commercial Property)

Commercial Real Estate Economies of Scale

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 Raymond Pedersen (December 11, 2008)  As with acquisition and strategy, income properties offer economies of scale when it comes to making improvements. To reposition, say, 12 houses, you work with 12 different buildings in 12 different locations. Each property requires its own unique market research, design, repairs, and renovations. In contrast, you can improve one 12-unit property with less time and effort (per rental .. (Commercial Property)

Commercial Real Estate Compared to Single Family

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 Raymond Pedersen (December 11, 2008)  Compared to single-family houses, you can build wealth with investment properties with less search time. Even in high-cost areas, a $5 million or $10 million portfolio of houses would (or at least should) include at least 15 to 20 properties. In lower-priced areas, a portfolio of this amount might include 50 properties. To buy that many houses would require several thousand hours to .. (Commercial Property)

Commercial Real Estate - Preparing Yourself

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 Raymond Pedersen (December 11, 2008)  Before you jump into a so-called good deal, review how well your investing will align with your personal abilities, resources, likes, and dislikes. Answer these questions: Time and money. How many hours per week or per month are you willing to invest? Realistically, what does your financial profile look like (credit, cash, earnings, borrowing power)? Trade skills. What types of handyman . (Commercial Property)

Commercial Real Estate - Adding Value

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 Raymond Pedersen (December 11, 2008)  In many cities, the value of the land on which a building sits can easily total 30 to 70 percent of the property's total value. I recently looked at two triplexes. Both properties brought in about the same amount of net income, yet one property was priced at $189,000 and the other was priced at $209,000. If I only considered the buildings themselves, the $189,000 property clearly looked . (Commercial Property)

Commercial Property Investing - Financial Considerations

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 Raymond Pedersen (December 11, 2008)  How Much Residual Income Do You Generate Each Month? Do you save regularly or live paycheck to paycheck? Month-to-month survival impedes your ability to build wealth and borrow productively. To boost your savings, write out what spending you can slash, what debts you can eliminate, and what luxuries (frivolities) you can do without. Then act. To invest enough money to build wealth while . (Commercial Property)

Commercial Real Estate Potential For Property Appreciation

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 Raymond Pedersen (December 11, 2008)  For convenience, most investors who own single-family rental houses limit their search for properties to a geographic area that falls within a 30- to 60-minute radius of their personal residence. These investors want to remain close to their properties so that they can easily deal with day-to-day issues (showing the property, making repairs, disciplining tenants, and so on). As an owner . (Commercial Property)

Commercial Property High and Low Cap Rates

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 Raymond Pedersen (December 11, 2008)  Throughout the United States, cap rates for rental properties may range from less than 4 percent up to 12 percent, 14 percent, or higher. Generally, a low cap rate occurs when you value highly desirable properties in good to top neighborhoods. Relatively high cap rates tend to follow less desirable properties in so so neighborhoods. Apartment buildings with condo conversion potential .. (Commercial Property)

Commercial Property Free Tips to Pull Extra Money From Your Property

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 Raymond Pedersen (December 11, 2008)  Gross annual potential rents. For this figure, use the property's existing rent levels; if its current rents sit above market, use market rent levels. Verify all leases for rental amounts and lease terms. Do not use a rent figure based on your anticipated rent increases (if any). Extra income. With many properties you can charge for rental application fees, parking, storage, laundry, .. (Commercial Property)

The "What" of Buying Commercial Properties - Industrial (Part 3 in a Series of 5)

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 Josh Slaybaugh (November 07, 2008)  Broadly however, most industrial investment properties revolve around transportation hubs.  The movement of food and products throughout this country (and the world for that matter) is supported by a vast network of trucking routes, rail and shipping lines.  Ports and regional freight intermodal stations are surrounded by real estate facilities built to accommodate the storing, .. (Commercial Property)

Commercial Mortgage Loans - Borrower Cash Requirements Are Higher Today

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 Glenn Fydenkevez (November 07, 2008)  The world wide credit crisis is causing sever problems throughout the global economy, particularly in industries that are highly dependant on borrowed money. Commercial real estate is just such an industry; virtually all commercial property is mortgaged to some extent. Like residential lenders, commercial lenders have tightened up their underwriting standards and become more .. (Commercial Property)

How to Find a Commercial Retail Investment Property

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 Fernando Gabbiera (November 06, 2008)  Are you wondering how you can find a commercial retail investment property? With stocks being a somewhat erratic and risky investment, many people are turning to property investment and find that a commercial retail investment property is something that they could get really excited about. If you would like to buy this type of property you are probably wondering how you find one. Where .. (Commercial Property)

The Care of Your Commercial Property

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 Fernando Gabbiera (November 06, 2008)  Many people invest in a commercial property so that they can always have money coming in, often in the form of rent from tenants. This is a great plan and many investors find that this is simply a great way to spend money to make money. Of course, what a lot of investors forget about is the maintenance of their property. A commercial property will not simply take care of itself. If you .. (Commercial Property)

Why Invest in Commercial Property?

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 I Clark (November 05, 2008)  Commercial Property is More Stable than Residential Property The current economic climate in the UK has meant that residential house prices are in freefall, the same fate, however, has not befallen the commercial property market. Although industrial real estate will suffer when residential real estate suffers, it does not do so to such an extreme. This is largely because people do not .. (Commercial Property)

4 Top Tips to Increase Your Commercial Property Sales in the Market

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 I Clark (November 05, 2008)  1. Have a Personal Relationship with Your Potential Buyers as Well as the Sellers As most professional salespeople in the UK will tell you, people buy from friends; the same is true in commercial property sales. If you wish to drastically increase the amount of people that buy business property from you then you must become adept at making both the buyer and the seller your friend. .. (Commercial Property)

Writing Successful Commercial Property Listings For the Market

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 I Clark (November 05, 2008)  Do not simply List the Features, State the Benefits of your Commercial Property When writing commercial property listings for the UK market, be sure to state the benefits of your property rather than simply a list of features, the benefits are the specific things that your perspective buyer will gain from having your industrial real estate. Having this in mind when writing your .. (Commercial Property)

Questions to Ask Yourself When Placing Your Commercial Property For Sale

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 I Clark (November 05, 2008)  Who Would Benefit From Buying This Property? Many different types of individuals and businesses will be looking for a commercial property for sale in the UK. You must find out exactly what type of person you are after so that you can plan your strategy properly in order to capture their business. Attend some realestate auctions and find out exactly what properties put which buyers into .. (Commercial Property)

How to Successfully Advertise a Commercial Property For Lease

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 I Clark (November 05, 2008)  Do not Limit Yourself to Any One Advertising Medium In the UK, there are many different places that you can advertise your commercial property for lease. So I would advise you not to restrict itself to any one medium. Even when considering a medium such as the Internet there are so many different types of sites you can offer commercial space for lease. Do not shy away from websites such . (Commercial Property)

5 Tips For Selecting the Right Commercial Property Agents

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 I Clark (November 05, 2008)  1. Look for Realestate Professionals That Invest in Commercial Property Themselves In the UK as anywhere else in the world, many people are better at giving advice than taking their own, commercial property agents will be no different. So it is important for you to find a letting agent who invests or has invested in commercial property. They will be a fountain of knowledge that will .. (Commercial Property)

6 Things to Consider Before You Buy Commercial Property

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 I Clark (November 05, 2008)  Choosing to buy commercial property in the UK is a big decision; here are a few helpful tips to make sure that you do not make a costly mistake. 1. Choose Specialized Commercial Estate Agents Anyone seriously ready to buy commercial real estate in the UK must make sure that a specialist estate agent is chosen. It is inadvisable to go to agents that are one-stop-shops for real estate, .. (Commercial Property)

Tips For Finding Commercial Property to Let

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 I Clark (November 05, 2008)  The Best Time to Search is When House Prices are Low When the real estate market is leaning towards buyers in the UK and prices are falling, this is the ideal time to negotiate for a commercial property to let. This is a proven indicator in UK markets, when housing prices are weak there are often bargains to be had on the commercial letting market. Shop Around for the Best Deals in .. (Commercial Property)

Corporate Real Estate Operation

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 Richard B. Chai (November 04, 2008)  Corporate real estate operation makes an integral contribution to a company's value across the globe. Let us dissect the title into corporate, real estate and operation. Corporate represents a corporation, or a legal entity which is formed to undertake some business. These are limited liability entities. Now the term real estate is confused with other synonyms, but it must be known that . (Commercial Property)

In a Down Economy - How to Get Out of a Commercial Lease and Downsize Your Office Space

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 John Galaxidas (November 04, 2008)  Getting out of a commercial lease can be a difficult and often daunting process but depending on your individual circumstances or real estate market you are in, you may be able to negotiate a compromise with your landlord. During a downturn, recession or financial crisis, companies find they have more space than they need. This can be due to lay-offs or perhaps part of the business .. (Commercial Property)

Finding Office Space in Mayfair

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 Shivani Gurtu-Louth (October 30, 2008)  Mayfair has attracted droves of hedge-fund managers may come as a surprise to some, yet Mayfair and its neighbour, St. James, are reeling in the super-wealthy at a rate of knots. The spending power of those who come to work here is highlighted by the amount of select fashion boutiques and expensive restaurants that have followed suit and settled in the area. These establishments add .. (Commercial Property)

The Guru Guide to Commercial Investment Property

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 Jamie B. McIntyre (October 23, 2008)  Investing in commercial property has the potential for big gains. If you have a sum of cash for investments, do not look at the mortgage market or rental markets as a priority choice. Analysts and property experts have always recommended commercial investments as a good way for property analysts to make quick money and snowball their investment efforts. If you are a first timer, there .. (Commercial Property)

Davis-Bacon Act - Learn How it Affects Your FHA Section 221 Apartment Construction Project

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 Patti Porter (October 06, 2008)  The Davis-Bacon Act is a requirement for anyone using the FHA Section 221 construction loan program. So what is it and how does it affect you as a Developer? It was introduced in 1931 and has been amended several times since then but it hasn't changed significantly since the 1930's. The act was introduced by James Davis (Republican Senator from Pennsylvania) and Robert Bacon (Republican . (Commercial Property)

Still More Growth in Vegas Even With the Economy

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 Ray Lanfear (October 04, 2008)  Las Vegas, just when you think it might be over, there is a lot on the horizon for the future and it looks very bright, even in light of the 29% drop in housing prices in only twelve months. One might wonder where a lot of the financing comes from. Folks, no secret here there is Dubai money coming in. Dubai's interest in Las Vegas -its unofficial sister city in desert megaresort .. (Commercial Property)

Explaining Commercial Mortgages

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 Jon James (October 01, 2008)  There often comes a time in business when you want to maximize your company's financial assets. Taking out a commercial mortgage is one way to accomplish this. If you want to invest in or buy a commercial property for the purpose of starting a new business or buying an existing business linked with a piece of property (such as a hotel, restaurant, or retail store), a commercial mortgage . (Commercial Property)

The "What" of Buying Commercial Properties - Office (Part 2 in a Series of 5)

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 Josh Slaybaugh (September 30, 2008)  As I mentioned in the first article in this series, space I believe it is time to open up to the idea of diversification in our real estate portfolios. Assets classes that you may not have owned before can offer distinctly different risk/reward profiles and properties we may currently own. Commercial real estate is traditionally divided into 5 sectors/asset classes: Multi-family, .. (Commercial Property)

Commercial Property Condition Assessments Performed According to ASTM E 2018-08

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 Martin Potokar (September 23, 2008)  Property Condition Assessments (PCAs) performed according to American Society of Testing Materials ASTM E 2018-08, are commonly referred to as ‘Baseline PCAs’. In order to understand the meaning of a Baseline PCA, we can refer to the definition of ‘baseline’ provided in ASTM E 2018 that states: 'the minimum level of observations, due diligence, inquiry/research, .. (Commercial Property)

Abu Dhabi Real Estate - Can They Catch Up With Dubai?

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 William King (September 23, 2008)  There's good news for the investors who thought they were a bit too late in entering Dubai real estate market. Another “Dubai" is in making and this time the stakes are even higher. So far, Abu Dhabi has been quietly observing the growth of Dubai in terms of real estate like a sleeping giant. Government of Abu Dhabi has now started to take initiatives towards transformation into .. (Commercial Property)

Leading Developers in UAE Real Estate Industry

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 William King (September 23, 2008)  Real Estate Developer companies in United Arab Emirates are well known for their stunning innovations, ground breaking designs and swift completion of the projects. Credit goes to Nakheel, Emaar, Damac, etc for delivering projects like Palm Island, Business Bay, Dubailand or Burj-Ul-Arab. These developers have grown in tandem with Dubai real estate market. Some of these much admired .. (Commercial Property)

Commercial Property Management Firms

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 Kamyar Shah (September 22, 2008)  Commercial property management organizations might have to brace themselves for some tough time in the near future as major investors move away from making investments in business related assets. The investors are reluctant to make investments in extending loans as financial aid to people who want to buy assets and also in purchasing, hiring or selling assets. Many of the assets .. (Commercial Property)

The Best Recession Proof Investment, Invest in Commercial Development

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 Patrick Pearce (September 21, 2008)  With corporate greed and corruption now the order of the day at Wall Street, and Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) that are more eager to collect multi million dollars in bonus checks than to secure Investors and Shareholders interests and returns on their investments, one has to ask these valid questions especially after what we witnessed recently with Lehman Brothers, Merril Lynch, Bear . (Commercial Property)

Accessing Capital From Your Commercial Property

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 Frank Collins (September 21, 2008)  There are a couple of choices for business owners to choose from when it comes to short-term working capital financing. Those choices are business cash advances and short-term commercial mortgages. The most often used methods are the short-term merchant cash advance and commercial real estate loan programs. Both working capital funding techniques are more often than not the reason for .. (Commercial Property)

Sonoma County of Northern California is a Virtual Treasure Chest

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 Kadence Buchanan (September 19, 2008)  Yes, Sonoma County of Northern California is indeed a virtual treasure chest packed to the utmost with a wealth of human history and their wide variety of cultures, their ethnicities, their traditions, their philosophies and their aspirations. It would take many volumes of huge tomes to accurately depict their stories in detail. But, as my space here is limited, I shall attempt to .. (Commercial Property)

The Exemplary Sustainable Agriculture of Sonoma County

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 Kadence Buchanan (September 19, 2008)  Before I go any further with this article, I would like to make sure that we are semantically on the same proverbial page and would, therefore, like to define a couple of crucial terms. Agriculture is the science, the art, or the profession which deals with farming by cultivating the land and then growing and harvesting its crops as well as by feeding, breeding and raising livestock .. (Commercial Property)

Capitalization Rates in a Turbulent Market

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 David P Brown (September 19, 2008)  I often get calls from commercial real estate lenders asking me what the current capitalization rate is for a particular property, as if cap rates are monolithic numbers that one simply picks from a chart, or off a tree. Contrary to public opinion, capitalization rates are not set in stone, but rather are fluid, like financial markets. Simply put, a capitalization rate can mean many .. (Commercial Property)

Economy and Real Estate in Sonoma County

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 Kadence Buchanan (September 16, 2008)  Healthy and vibrant economy goes hand in hand with a solid real estate market and Sonoma County is a good example of such an economic phenomenon as it offers a variety of industries and proudly sustains a low unemployment rate. In fact, Sonoma County has consistently had one of the lowest unemployment rates in the entire State of California and its housing market has always been counted . (Commercial Property)

Commercial Mortgage Brokers - The Difference Between Mediocrity and Excellence

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 Jeff Rauth (September 15, 2008)  Of course there's a lot that goes into being a successful commercial mortgage broker like marketing, contacts, sales skills, technical knowledge of the industry, market knowledge, bank contacts, proper administration set up, etc so I'm not trying to over simplify the issue; but in general why are there commercial mortgage brokers that make seven figures incomes and many that can't break . (Commercial Property)

Pointers on How to Eliminate Drawbacks in Owning a Rental Property

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 Shawn B (September 13, 2008)  Purchasing and running a rental property can come with a series potential of disadvantages. You are able to keep the drawbacks to a minimum by following a few suggested guidelines, given to help keep your investment safe. You should ensure that your goals are in check, meaning they are realistic and can be achieved. This means approaching the investment with earning an increased cash .. (Commercial Property)

Underwriting Through the Eyes of the Underwriter

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 Michael Haltman (September 12, 2008)  Getting a borrower to approach you with a commercial mortgage loan scenario is only the 1st step in the commercial mortgage loan process. Upon your first analysis of the scenario, there are a great many combined factors that will determine if it will ever fund or close. The best borrower and the best property means nothing if due to some error, a careless mistake or a poorly put .. (Commercial Property)




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