Found yourself California dreamin’ lately? If so, you’re not alone. Many people long for the freedom and adventure of purchasing their own beachfront house in the Golden State. Buying a beach house comes with endless benefits, from life in paradise to a steady stream of reliable revenue from rentals. But you should carefully consider some of the costs associated with purchasing a second home, too. Let’s dive into the process of purchasing a house on …

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Chill That Beer In 15-20 Seconds! OMG! How to Chill Beer, Wine, or Water in Seconds (Literally, Seconds!) We saw this today on the Yahoo.com front page and thought that everyone would enjoy this article, especially with Labor Day weekend starting today!!!!! So for all of you heading to the beach, throwing a party or putting on a last minute shin-dig, go get some compressed air at the office …

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In recent years, millions of seniors have made the choice to move to a city. Reaching retirement age doesn’t mean quitting excitement or a social life. It’s the opposite for many people: retirement is the perfect time to seek out new friends and new experiences. Moving to a city is one way to get those experiences. However, 55+ communities also let you expand your horizons while staying in the areas you love …

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60 is the new golden age. It’s the age where retirement is just around the corner, and it’s causing you to take a closer look at your current expenses. Sometimes, you wonder if you truly can continue to justify the expenses and property taxes of living in a larger home that you don’t really need. You’re strongly considering downsizing, and want to understand if now is the right time to …

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Orange County is consistently voted as one of the best places to live, the Los Alamitos community of Rossmoor is a unique real estate opportunity. But it’s not just the perfect SoCal weather and scenery that attracts homeowners and real estate investors to Rossmoor. Nextdoor, Seal Beach is also home to the first gated retirement community in the United States — Leisure World. And the picturesque community has been drawing …

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Kelly Laird Smith of Pattie, Kelly, Wink & Assoc. Today and tomorrow here in Rossmoor, Ca 90720 Topics of the day… *School is back in session for grades K-12 within LAUSD *St. Hedwig’s school starts Monday August 27, 2018 *The Rossmoor Home Owners Association meeting is 8/21! *Labor Day is September 3, 2018 *Kelly Laird Smith of Pattie, Kelly, Wink & Assoc. has a new condo for sale on Montecito and a SECRET …

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Kelly Laird Smith of Pattie, Kelly, Wink & Assoc. Today and tomorrow here in The Rossmoor Highlands Topics of the day… *School is back in session for grades K-12 within LAUSD *St. Hedwig school starts Monday August 27, 2018 *Finally some 4th of July photos for everyone to enjoy! *Kelly Laird Smith of Pattie, Kelly, Wink & Assoc. has a new condo for sale on Montecito and a SECRET LIST OF BUYERS AND …

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Pattie, Kelly, Wink, & Associates has helped many clients sell their large houses in Rossmoor, California and surrounding communities, and buy comfortable new homes in Leisure World, Seal Beach, California. These clients have put their equity to better use and have a quality of life that matches the next phase of their lives – enjoying less upkeep and expense of a large residence. Are you an empty-nester with a house that is more …

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If you are planning to put your house on the market this summer, it goes without saying that you are hoping to sell your home as quickly as possible and get your asking price. Set the stage for success with these 21 tips for styling and upgrading your home, and see results — fast. Case Design/Remodeling, Inc. 1. Boost curb appeal. This is something you always hear, and with very good reason. …

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If you are planning to put your house on the market this summer, it goes without saying that you are hoping to sell your home as quickly as possible and get your asking price. Set the stage for success with these 21 tips for styling and upgrading your home, and see results — fast. Case Design/Remodeling, Inc. 1. Boost curb appeal. This is something you always hear, and with very good reason. …

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If you are planning to put your house on the market this summer, it goes without saying that you are hoping to sell your home as quickly as possible and get your asking price. Set the stage for success with these 21 tips for styling and upgrading your home, and see results — fast. Case Design/Remodeling, Inc. 1. Boost curb appeal. This is something you always hear, and with very good reason. …

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Looking to buy a home in Rosssmoor CA? View the listings below and contact me today to schedule a showing!

A Acceptance – The time at which an offer to purchase is accepted. The fact that it was accepted must be relayed to the person that made an offer in order for all parties to be bound to the contract. Ad Valorem Tax – Charged by local government, this tax is based on the value of the property, as determined by the local government authorities. Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM) – …

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Are You Ready? Look at this beautiful unit that just SOLD in Leisure World, Seal Beach for under $500,000!! Are you ready to look at Leisure World??   This is NO JOKE! This beautiful unit just sold in Leisure World, Seal Beach for under $500,000! In fact…it sold for $450,000.   This is just one of many beautiful units situated inside the gates of Leisure World, Seal Beach. There are currently 19 one …

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT LEISURE WORLD, SEAL BEACH The following information is based on findings from the Leisure World, Seal Beach policy and guideline manuals. The policies may change at anytime and it is advised that you recheck and confirm any and all information. We hope you find these frequently asked questions and answers helpful. How Do I Purchase a Home In Leisure World, Seal Beach? A 1-3% earnest …

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Why did I incorporate the Leisure World, Seal Beach into our business plan?   I have had several people ask me why I have added Leisure World, Seal Beach to our marketing & sales. So I thought I would share my response with everyone. The answer is simple. I love my clients young & old & I noticed how happy it makes the entire family when their loved ones …

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15 Homes Just Sold In Leisure World, Seal Beach Pattie, Kelly, Wink & Assoc. are dedicated to keeping you informed and up to date with the sales inside Leisure World, Seal Beach. Check out the latest sales right here…   As of June 20, 2017 the latest sales were… JUST SOLD!                                         …

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LEISURE WORLD, SEAL BEACH SALES REPORT ONE BEDROOM SALES REPORT FOR LEISURE WORLD SEAL BEACH, REAL ESTATE NEWS TODAY MAY 15, 2017 Currently there are 12 one bedroom units for sale in Leisure World. The lowest priced available unit is $129,000 and the highest priced available one bedroom unit is $168,000. 1582 Golden Rain Mutual 2 #43B is listed for $137,900 (currently available) Listed by: Pattie, Kelly, Wink & Assoc. www.pkw4homes.com Currently IN ESCROW there are 19 one …

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JUST SOLD! 3232 BOSTONIAN ROSSMOOR  3232 Bostonian sat on the market for over 6 months back in 2015/2016 and never sold. Now in 2017 the home was listed at $989,000 and SOLD for FULL PRICE in less than 6 DAYS!     WHO DO YOU KNOW THAT IS READY TO SELL THEIR ROSSMOORHOME?    PATTIE, KELLY, WINK & ASSOC. know Rossmoor Real Estate and what it takes to get your home SOLD in today’s market!   Call Us Today To …

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Numbers are black and white and that is why we love them! Our inner nerd squad is super excited to share with you the latest Sales Analysis for Rossmoor, Ca 90720   *This analysis is for January 01, 2017 to April 30, 2017, for single family homes and only for homes in neighborhood of Rossmoor, CA 90720**   Rossmoor Listings January 01, 2017 to April 30, 2017 January: 3 New Listings Came On The …

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Have you seen our OPEN HOUSE signs up around town? Pattie, Kelly, Wink & Assoc. have been VERY BUSY! Here is a little snapshot of what we have been up to. The BEST part about every single transaction…they came as REFERRALS from past clients, friends and neighbors! Nothing makes us more proud than a personal referral. JUST LISTED!         11802 CHERRY ST. LOS ALAMITOS IN ESCROW!         12540 MONTECITOSEAL BEACH IN ESCROW!       …

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Brand New Listing In Leisure World, Seal Beach!! Hurry! Start The Car! Pattie, Kelly, Wink & Assoc. Just Listed 1582 Golden Rain #43B in Mutual 2 of Leisure World, Seal Beach   This fantastic ONE BEDROOM unit is located in MUTUAL 2 of LEISURE WORLD. The location is one of the BEST as you can walk from this unit to the medical center, amphitheater, swimming pool, golf course, gym and more! Not only is …

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Want to shovel snow off your porch when you are 80 years old? Want to get heat stroke taking out the trash at 80 years old?   No Way! Thus taking into consideration weather and location are key to successful living in your Golden Years!     Research shows that the weather is a key factor in a successful retirement plan. Choosing a location that you will enjoy but that …

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6401 Bellinger Huntington Beach CA SSSHHHhhhhhh….Sneak Peek…Tonight!! 6401 Bellinger Huntington Beach, CA Have you always wanted a home on a cul-de-sac? A home with a front porch perfect for lazy afternoons? A home located in a family friendly neighborhood? A home where you can open up the windows in the afternoon and feel the ocean breeze cooling down the house? Or how about a home that is close to St. …

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How Do I Buy In Leisure World, Seal Beach?  Is it easy to buy in Leisure World, Seal Beach? What is required to purchase in our Leisure World, Seal Beach?Do I own my home in Leisure World, Seal Beach? What exactly is a Mutual and Stock Co-Op? The questions above are very common ones and we are here to guide you through the answers. Please read below and call us with …

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You are moving where? Leisure What? Why there? An inside look at going…behind the Golden Gates…a.k.a. Leisure World, Seal Beach   So many of our clients drive by Leisure World and NEVER GO INSIDE! Why would they, what is back there? Then…they go…and are amazed! Golf…YES, there is a 9 hole course Swim…YES, there is a heated public pool with water aerobic classes Entertainment…YES, there is an outdoor amphitheater Library…YES, there is a …

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Say What?! Yes! You read that right…Leisure World is young again! We have more young folks moving into Leisure World every single day! Leisure World’s average age is below 70 now according to many sources. The trend to move to Leisure World is increasing as the baby boomers start to retire.  Why would you move to Leisure World? Well…many are doing it because they are able to sell their homes at what many consider the “height of the …

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This blog post is for all of the Realtors out there who’s clients want to see Leisure World. So often I hear agents ask… Help!? What do I do first? How do I get into Leisure World? What is a mutual? Stock Transfer? Is everything CASH ONLY? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Leisure World is a very unique 55+ community. It was built by Ross Cortese just after he completed the development we know as Rossmoor. …

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Live in Seal Beach in style Hop in the car, turn on your navigation and head to Seal Beach this Saturday to our OPEN HOUSE! 12540 Montecito Road Seal Beach will be open from 1-4 p.m. 12540 Montecito Rd. Seal Beach This stunning town home offers you luxury living within walking distance of The Shops at Rossmoor, nearby Rush Park, Rossmoor Elementary School and The Old Ranch Town Center featuring Target, …

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Start The Car! It’s Time For Open House! Open Houses To See This Weekend!! 431 W. Southgate Fullerton CA 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home 1,4 58 Sq. Ft. This home features a remodeled kitchen, remodeled bathrooms, 4 bedrooms, a raised foundation and a huge lot! This home is perfect for the expanding family! Open Saturday 1-4 p.m. 7802 Farm St. Downey CA 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home 2,357 Sq. …

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Open Houses To Visit This Weekend! Need something to do this weekend? Come visit our open houses! 431 W. Southgate in Fullerton, CA   Open Saturday and Sunday 1-4 p.m.       2280 Village Way in Signal Hill, CA Open Sunday 1-4 p.m. provided it is not raining. For more information feel free to visit us at www.pkw4homes.com or call us at (562) 522-5173

11456 Potter Listed For Sale @ $449,900 Master suite? Inside laundry room? 4 bedrooms? 2 bathrooms? 7,400+ sq. ft. lot? If any of these are on your wish list for your future home you need to come see 11456 Potter listed for sale @ $449,900 by Pattie, Kelly, Wink & Assoc.   This home sits on a raised foundation, offers a spacious living room with re-finished wood floors, smooth ceilings throughout …

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How Appraisers Determine Home Value   How Appraisers Determine Value by Pattie, Kelly, Wink & Assoc. www.rossmoorhome.com We are asked all the time, “How Appraisers Determine Value” So here is a short answer for you. Appraisals are used for several reasons. They’re used when a home is being sold (especially if it’s a financed purchase), when an owner is refinancing their current mortgage, and/or when taking out an additional mortgage on …

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You too can live in Seal Beach, California for less than $200,000. Here is how…   Dreaming of retiring in Southern California? You too can live in Seal Beach, California for less than $200,000! Here is how…   We run across hundreds of retirees and soon to be retirees who are worried about their mortgage fitting into their retirement budget. Or worried about having to leave Southern California in order …

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What is the value of your home in today’s hot real estate market? ARE HOUSING BUBBLES REINFLATING IN 3 MAJOR CITIES?

What would you pay for a home in Rossmoor? Would you pay $800,000? $900,000 or $1,000,000? WHY? Pattie, Kelly, Wink & Assoc. Pattie, Kelly, Wink & Assoc. Pattie, Kelly, Wink & Assoc.             If all 3 homes were similar in size, say within 100 sq. ft. of one anotherAND all 3 homes were all original inside and out…would you pay the exact same price for each? …

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$146,500 to live in Seal Beach, CA?! How is that possible!? Seal Beach, California is a destination spot for many not only for vacation, but for growing a family and retiring couples. Seal Beach, Ca is also known as an expensive place to live! However, there is a little un-known secret in Seal Beach where is is possible to buy a home for $146,500. Seal Beach is located just South West of the junction of the 405 …

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Want into the Los Alamitos Unified School District? Want a home with at least 4 bedrooms and less than $600,000? Check out this home! 4445 Farquhar Los Alamitos is a 1800 sq. ft. home featuring 4 bedrooms plus an office that could be a 5th bedroom! This townhouse has its very own private two car garage complete with a laundry room! The kitchen has stone countertops with, a stainless steel …

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What does a $$MILLION+ DOLLAR home look like in Rossmoor CA? 3252 Ruth Elaine Rossmoor CA When did you last see a house that was so well built and so well designed that it made you stop and say “This is a million dollar house!”? We are incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to visit thousands of homes a year, but very few are as well thought out, designed and built as …

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Is Rossmoor a city?   We are frequently asked to explain what exactly is the area/neighborhood/land in Rossmoor. The answer is quite unique, just as unique as the neighborhood itself. We as locals refer to Rossmoor as simply Rossmoor and if you are a local you know that means the neighborhood of Rossmoor, which is bordered by Los Alamitos Blvd. on the East side, Katella on the north side, the 605 Freeway on the West side …

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Things To Do In Rossmoor and Los Alamitos Ever wondered what there was to do in Rossmoor and Los Alamitos? We have compiled a list of great activities for adults, families and kids. Want a fun adult evening out? Try a nice dinner and some fun at the Los Alamitos Race Course. The Los Alamitos Race Track offers The Vessels club with fine dining both inside and out on the patio. You …

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Just Sold! 11272 Wallingsford Rossmoor CA 90720 This four bedroom Brittany Gardens model at 11272 Wallingsford JUST SOLD for $890,000! This 4 bedroom, 2 bath Brittany Gardens model is perfect for the growing family. This home sits on a large 7,920 sq. ft. lot with a spacious front yard and backyard! Inside the home are lovely wood floors and carpet throughout. The family room greets you just as you enter the home …

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Hot in Here: Sexy Modern Kitchens Cooking is a sensual event. All five senses come alive when couples spend quality time preparing a delicious meal together. These modern kitchens add to the experience with their sexy, sleek lines. Interested in learning more about how to design a Sexy Modern Kitchen? We visited Pirch in Costa Mesa this weekend and were blown away by the options, customer service and design …

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  Bedroom Envy… We work hard, we play hard and we deserve a beautiful bedroom to relax in. Check out these stylish bedrooms that have given us Bedroom Envy! Whether its stylish and sleek, bright and open, dark and romantic there is a room for everyone. Make your bedroom someone’s “Bedroom Envy”. Bedroom Envy by Pattie,Kelly,Wink & Assoc. www.rossmoorhome.com Bedroom Envy by Pattie,Kelly,Wink & Assoc. www.rossmoorhome.com Bedroom Envy by Pattie,Kelly,Wink …

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When determining the value of a home we do not just take into consideration the upgrades inside the home. We take into great consideration the city the home is located in, the buyer demand for that city, what is the demand for the school district that home is assigned to, how close is the home to major freeway access and is the home on/nearby or backed to noisy streets/freeways? All …

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– DSNews – http://www.dsnews.com – Economic Growth at a Standstill; What Does This Mean for Housing? Posted By Brian Honea On March 18, 2016 @ 8:07 am In Headlines,Market Studies,News | 2 Comments Fannie Mae [1]‘s Economic & Strategic Research Group’s March 2016 Economic and Housing Outlook [2], growth in the economy will likely remain flat at 2.0 percent this year. The report noted that growth in financial markets such as …

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COMING SOON…A NEW LISTING IN ROSSMOOR! 11232 DAVENPORT ROAD ROSSMOOR CA 90720 OUTSTANDING EL CAMINO/EL DORADO MODEL COMING UP ON THE MARKET THIS WEEKEND! THIS FANTASTIC ROSSMOOR HOME HAS 3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHROOMS, AN ADDED DEN/FAMILY ROOM, DUAL PANE VINYL WINDOWS, CENTRAL HEAT AND A/C, REMODELED KITCHEN & BATHS AND OVER $60,000 IN LANDSCAPING AND HARDSCAPING HAS BEEN COMPLETED IN THE BACKYARD, FRONT YARD AND PRIVATE COURTYARD! THIS HOME IS …

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Atrium Model For Sale In Leisure World        RARE ATRIUM MODEL FOR SALE IN LEISURE WORLD, SEAL BEACH What is an Atrium Model?  An Atrium Model is one of the largest floor plans available in Leisure World. The standard unit features two good size bedrooms, one bathroom, a larger living room/dining room area, a kitchen overlooking the outside patio and an atrium in the center that opens up to the sky. …

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Follow these tips when preparing your home for sale: Stage each living area to help potential buyers imagine living in that space. Keep all rooms clean, including children rooms. Remove clutter and extra furniture to help the space feel clean and larger.

Homes For Sale In Leisure World, Seal Beach   Leisure World is Affordable, Safe & Undergoing a “Youthful” Transformation! [srp_profile lat=”” lng=”” address=”1885 McKinney Way #27H” city=”Seal Beach” state=”CA” zip_code=”90740″]   [/srp_profile]   Leisure World…a.k.a Seizure World or whatever else people have called it over the years has…CHANGED!! If you have not been in recent years you might consider a drive through the area to get a peek. The majority …

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http://rossmoorhome.com Have you heard the hype about El Nino coming this winter? We personally cannot wait for the rain, we need it here in Southern California in the worst of ways. The NOAA released the photo above as a description of what we can expect as El Nino is coming to Los Alamitos, Rossmoor& Seal Beach. We personally loved the lone dog with the single tear running down his eye in this picture. …

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       SOLD! 1724 Catalina Seal Beach, Ca This stunning family home at the top of The Hill in Seal Beach JUST SOLD!! The home was listed for $1,312,500 featured 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a family room, formal dining room, gourmet chef’s kitchen, living room with custom mantle and bookshelves along with a spectacular swimming pool, spa, grass area, huge covered patio and did we mention the three car garage?? This …

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“I am going to die in this house.” This blog is based on a statement we hear as realtors quite frequently. The statement is “I am going to die in this house.” Sometimes this is followed up by “The only way they will get me out of this house is on a stretcher.” We as fellow homeowners completely understand. We have all worked hard, and have scrimped over the years …

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New Leisure World Listing For Sale $239,900 1241 Knollwood #46 H Seal Beach, CA 90740 listed for sale by Pattie, Kelly & Wink for $239,900 This stunning unit is in the gated community of Leisure World, Seal Beach. If you have never looked at Leisure World in Seal Beach you are in for a treat! This 55+ community features a 9 hole golf course, a swimming pool with lap lanes, an outdoor amphitheater complete …

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Buying a home is an important life decision. Make sure you consider these important tips before you buy:   1. Look at your finances and decide how much you can afford. 2. Make sure to physical inspect the home and property for potential fixes and hazards. 3. Tour the neighborhood at different hours to get a feel for the local atmosphere. 4. If you have children now or might in …

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