BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FLORIDA NETWORK REALTY WELCOMES SANDY ANDREWS

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is pleased to welcome Sandy Andrews to the Fleming Island/Orange Park office.

Fleming Island Orange Park Real Estate Agent

Sandy joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty with three and a half years of experience as a Realtor, previously working at a residential real estate firm. In addition to her experience as a Realtor, Sandy has also worked as a graphic designer for twenty years – combining her degrees in graphic design and photography.

Living in Northeast Florida for nearly a decade, Sandy is eager to share her love of her community with her clients, to help them find not only a house but their home. With her expertise in graphic design, Sandy will be able to make sure that all her listings will be marketed effectively, and beautifully, to make sure that they will be sold for their true value and at their full potential.

Prior to moving to Florida, Sandy lived in Dresden, Germany for three years with her husband. During that time, they were able to extensively travel throughout Europe and the U.K., exploring the culture and food of multiple countries.

“Sandy’s background in graphic design and her knowledge of the local real estate market will give her career with us a huge boost from the beginning. I am pleased to have Sandy join our Fleming Island Team and am confident in her success,” shares Linda Benson, Broker/Manager of the Fleming Island/Orange Park office.

For more information, Sandy can be reached by phone at 904.553.5466 or at Sandy.Andrews@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: SAndrews.FloridaNetworkRealty.com. The Fleming Island/Orange Park office is located at 3535 Highway 17, Suite 10, Fleming Island, FL 32003.


BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FLORIDA NETWORK REALTY WELCOMES VANDANA SHARMA

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is pleased to welcome Vandana Sharma to the Ponte Vedra/Nocatee office.

Ponte Vedra Nocatee Real Estate Agent

Vandana began her professional career in Architectural Design, Project Management, and Delivery seventeen years ago, and has worked as a Senior Architect, Designer, and Realtor in this industry both internationally and locally. Vandana has helped various organizations around the world – including teams in the United States, United Kingdom, Middle East, Africa, and India – to drive strategy and business solutions, and she has also helped enable business relations in top-tier firms through her work.

With Vandana’s background in residential sales, her technical training and fifteen years of architecture background, her clients will not only benefit from her industry expertise, they’ll be able to confidently market their home. “I am eager to apply my knowledge of good design to my real estate career,” Vandana states. “I strive to be a good consultant and advisor to my clients – to help them market and sell their home for its true value, and to help my buyers see the potential that may be hidden in a home.”

“We’re excited to have Vandana join the Ponte Vedra/Nocatee office. Her background in architecture, marketing & interior design will be a great asset to her clients, and I can’t wait to see what she accomplishes,” shares Kevin Waugaman, Broker/Manager of the Ponte Vedra/Nocatee office.

For more information, Vandana can be reached by phone at 904.420.8342 or at Vandana.Sharma@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: VSharma.FloridaNetworkRealty.com. The Ponte Vedra/Nocatee office is located at 333 Village Main Street, Suite 670, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082.


BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FLORIDA NETWORK REALTY WELCOMES RICHA JEETAH

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is pleased to welcome Richa Jeetah to the Ponte Vedra/Nocatee office.

Ponte Vedra Nocatee Real Estate Agent

Richa, previously a Real Estate Assistant at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty, has taken her final step to reach her calling and is now a full-time Realtor in the Ponte Vedra/Nocatee office. As an Assistant, Richa not only managed Realtor’s social media presences, websites, and contact databases, she also collaborated on marketing plans for listings – including the creating and publishing of brochures, flyers, and customer testimonials.

Richa moved from Arizona to Ponte Vedra nearly three years ago with her husband and two children. Born in India, Richa has family spread across four different continents and knows that this has given her a unique perspective and understanding of different cultures and people – a value that was reinforced by her family growing up, and will help her well in her career as a Realtor. Having moved across continents and across the United States, Richa has extensive personal experience buying and selling and knows how important it is to have a Realtor “in your corner,” that can be relied upon throughout a home buying or selling experience.

When asked about why she became a Realtor, Richa stated, “The role that a Realtor plays in one’s life is important, and once you find a good Realtor, I feel you have a bond for life. I feel as though I’ve found my calling, and that is the kind of Realtor I want to be – to be able to connect with people. I have always valued people and relationships and making sure that during the buying or selling process the families that I work with know that I have their backs is of utmost importance. My clients are not alone in their journey.”

“With Richa’s background in working with luxury listings in the Ponte Vedra area and her experience in the fast-paced real estate market of Northeast Florida – her transition from Assistant to Realtor is sure to be a successful step for Richa. I am excited to have her as a full-time realtor in the Ponte Vedra/Nocatee office, and I am sure she will succeed in all her endeavors,” shares Kevin Waugaman, Broker/Manager of the Ponte Vedra/Nocatee office.

For more information, Richa Jeetah can be reached by phone at 480.444.6502 or at Richa.Jeetah@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: RJeetah.FloridaNetworkRealty.com. The Ponte Vedra/Nocatee office is located at 333 Village Main Street, Suite 670, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082.


BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FLORIDA NETWORK REALTY WELCOMES HOLLY WIEGMANN

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is pleased to welcome Holly Wiegmann to the Beaches/Intracoastal West and Southside office.

Beaches Intracoastal West Real Estate Agent

A local of Northeast Florida, Holly joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty as a Realtor who has over a decade of experience as the owner and designer of several successful design companies. Holly began her career in the computer industry designing client-based computer software, but due to her love of furniture and woodworking, Holly established “Design 51 Studio” to focus her attention and talent on cabinetry design and space planning.

With a full understanding of their needs and goals, Holly partnered with her clients on the redesign of their existing homes as well as for review and design modification of architectural drawings for new construction projects.

Holly also worked with other Realtors to help their sellers and prospective buyers envision a home’s fullest potential through a comprehensive redesign of “deficient” spaces.   Being able to look beyond the existing structure to see the bones of a house is a skill that Holly has honed over her design career.  This expertise enables Holly to provide valuable insight to her clients.

Holly’s designs have garnered awards, both nationally and regionally, including Best of Houzz for “Design” and “Service”, awards from the NEFBA Remodelers Council for “Planning & Design”; “Tile & Stone Details”; “Cabinetry or Specialty Millwork” and “Residential Historic Renovation” and awards from the Wellborn Cabinet Design Competition for “Small Kitchen” and “Medium Kitchen”. In addition to all of this, Holly also holds two U.S. patents for products she has designed, a utility patent for an athletic apparel product and a design patent for furniture molding.

As with design, Holly, as a Realtor, knows that each client is unique with specific needs and desires.  Whether buying or selling a home, Holly partners with clients to identify and understand those specific needs and, of equal importance, to identify what, if any, fears or concerns there may be regarding the buying or selling process. Holly believes this valuable information is critical in affecting the best, uniquely-appropriate outcome for the client.

“Having the right real estate agent means having an agent who is committed to helping you buy or sell your home with the highest level of expertise in your local market. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, existing homeowner or investor, Holly’s expertise will help you make selling and buying real estate faster, less costly, and stress-free,” shares Don Cline, Assistant General Manager and Broker/Manager of the Beaches/Intracoastal West and Southside office.

For more information, Holly Wiegmann can be reached by phone at 904.422.6656 or at Holly.Wiegmann@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: HWiegmann.FloridaNetworkRealty.com. The Beaches/Intracoastal West and Southside office is located at 375-1 Atlantic Boulevard, Atlantic Beach, Florida 32233.


BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FLORIDA NETWORK REALTY WELCOMES GINGER SUMNER

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is pleased to welcome Ginger Sumner to the St. Augustine office with locations in St. Augustine Beach and Murabella at World Golf Village.

Murabella Real Estate Agent

A Jacksonville native, Ginger joins the Murabella at World Golf Village office with a background in marketing, communications, and as a former small business owner. Previously working for EverBank, Ginger’s role was to lead project teams for strategic, large multi-channel campaigns and digital initiatives – a skill that will allow her to quickly analyze the fast-paced real estate market of Northeast Florida, as well as allow her to effectively and efficiently market the homes of her clients.

When asked about what she enjoys most about being a Realtor, Ginger states, “I enjoy helping others reach their goals and, as a Realtor, I’m able to assist my clients with one of their largest goals – finding a house to call their own. With my knowledge of the real estate market and neighborhoods across Northeast Florida, I’m able to bring a strategic yet personal approach to the home buying or home selling process.”

“Ginger is a great addition to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty. She has a high level of commitment to helping buyers and sellers achieve their goals, and with her experience in finance and marketing, and as an entrepreneur, we know she will shine. We are so excited to have Ginger on the team,” shares Ann King, Broker/Manager of the St. Augustine and Murabella at World Golf Village offices.

For more information, Ginger can be reached by phone at 904.233.3532, at Ginger.Sumner@FloridaNetworkRealty.com or at her website: GingerSumner.com. The St. Augustine offices in St. Augustine Beach and Murabella at World Golf Village are located at 112 Sea Grove Main Street, Suite 210, St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080 and 196 Capulet Drive, Suite 3, St. Augustine, FL 32092.


BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FLORIDA NETWORK REALTY WELCOMES BETH CHESAK

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is pleased to welcome Beth Chesak to the Metropolitan office with locations in Avondale and San Marco.

San Marco Real Estate Agent

Beth Chesak joins the San Marco office as a past customer of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty and with over twenty years of experience in Corporate Relocation. Beth states, “My years of corporate relocation have given me a keen eye for staging, curb appeal and renovation potential.”

As a Realtor, Beth will be able to use her corporate relocation experience to help maximize a home’s potential for both buyers and sellers and will be able to price her seller’s homes competitively to keep up in the fast-paced real estate market in Northeast Florida.

When not working, Beth enjoys spending time with her family – her husband, two grown children, and their two Shih Tzu puppies. Beth also enjoys tennis, biking, interior design, traveling, and taking advantage of all the local amenities Northeast Florida has to offer, including the rivers and beaches.

“We are pleased to welcome Beth to the Metro San Marco office. With Beth’s strong network of influence, both locally and globally, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is a perfect fit. We can’t wait to see how far her star will rise,” share Sheron Willson & Josh Cohen, Brokers/Managers of the Metropolitan office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty with locations in Avondale and San Marco.

For more information, Beth can be reached by phone at 904.361.8024 or at Beth.Chesak@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: BethChesakProperties.com. The Metropolitan offices in Avondale and San Marco are located at 3627 St. Johns Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32205 and 1983 San Marco Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32207.


BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FLORIDA NETWORK REALTY WELCOMES LAURA GARCIA

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is pleased to welcome Laura Garcia to the Metropolitan office with locations in Avondale and San Marco.

Laura Garcia

Laura graduated in the top ten percent of her class in 2013, and is graduate of the University of Florida Business School, with a Bachelor of Arts in International Business, and she joins the Metro Avondale office with over three years of experience in the real estate industry. Previously working for a property management company in Gainesville, FL, Laura was not only a licensed sales associate, she also was an Assistant Property Manager and their Marketing Coordinator. While in this position, Laura helped to launch and run the residential sales department – including selecting and implementing marketing strategies – she also helped to increase their website lead generation to attain the #1 Gainesville Property Management Company Ranking through over thirty Google reviews.

With Laura’s knowledge in investment properties, first-time homebuyers, and property management, she has the skills necessary to help her clients buy or sell their home. Her marketing background, and business degree, tied with her industry experience will allow Laura to provide her clients with the advice, service, and support that they need and deserve when completing each and every real estate transaction.

When asked why Laura joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty as a Realtor, she states, “Professionalism and reputation are very important to me, and I wanted to work for a company that values those areas of business. Berkshire Hathaway as a brand is highly regarded in the business world, and because my values align with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty, I could see no better company to partner with to further develop my career.”

Buying and selling real estate can seem intimidating for both seasoned investors and first-time homebuyers, and Laura is passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience to help ensure that her clients are confident that they are making the right decisions. Laura states, “Because I am in real estate full time, I can help prevent my clients from any pitfalls, and help them to hedge their risks through my knowledge and experience. I make sure to treat my clients’ transactions with the same care that I would with my own.”

“Please join us in welcoming Laura to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty. Laura is an experienced agent from Gainesville with a solid background in property management, and she is excited to begin her career as a Realtor in the Avondale Office. With her background, expertise, and professionalism she is sure to succeed as a Realtor,” share Sheron Willson and Josh Cohen, Brokers/Managers of the Metropolitan office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty with locations in Avondale and San Marco.

For more information, Laura can be reached by phone at 904.419.8441 or at Laura.Garcia@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: AgentMillennial.com. The Metropolitan offices in Avondale and San Marco are located at 3627 St. Johns Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32205 and 1983 San Marco Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32207.


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Announces 18th Annual Backpack Challenge

The Company is Collecting New Backpacks and Supplies at Office Locations

 School Supplies Drive

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty’s 18th Annual Backpack Challenge is underway. The Northeast Florida real estate firm is collecting backpacks and school supplies for local children at all area Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty offices through July 31, 2017.

Last year, partnering with community and local charities, the company donated more than 1,000 backpacks filled with school supplies for local children. This year, the company has set a goal to exceed last year’s contribution and is inviting the community to help.

“Every child deserves to begin the school year with a new backpack and the supplies needed for school,” said Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Founder, President and CEO Linda Sherrer. “A new backpack filled with school supplies is a wonderful gift, providing every student with the confidence needed to begin a successful school year.”

Backpacks and supplies may be dropped off at the following Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices office locations:

  • Home Office – 4190 Belfort Road, Suite 475, Jacksonville
  • Avondale/Ortega – 3627 St. Johns Ave., Jacksonville
  • Beaches/Intracoastal West/Southside – 375-1 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach
  • Fleming Island/Orange Park – 3535 Highway 17, Suite 10, Fleming Island
  • Mandarin/St. Johns – 11576 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville
  • Murabella – 196 Capulet Drive, Suite 3, St. Augustine
  • Ponte Vedra/Nocatee – 333 Village Main St., Suite 670, Ponte Vedra Beach
  • San Marco/San Jose – 1983 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville
  • St. Augustine – 112 Sea Grove Main St., Suite 210, St. Augustine Beach

The company is collecting backpacks for students in kindergarten through grade 12.

“Words cannot express how much we appreciate the numerous donations and generous support we receive from our team members and community during the Backpack Challenge,” said Broker/Executive Vice President Christy Budnick. “We know that beginning the school year with a new backpack filled with supplies makes a difference in the lives of children living in our communities, and this effort helps us accomplish that goal.”

For a list of needed supplies or more information, visit www.FloridaNetworkRealty.com/backpack.aspx.

 

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  1. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is collecting backpacks and school supplies for local children at all area offices during the company’s 18th annual Backpack Challenge.

 

 

About Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty
Under the leadership of Founder, President and CEO Linda H. Sherrer and Executive Vice President Christy Budnick, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is one of the most dynamic and respected real estate firms in Northeast Florida. Founded in 1988, the company has a team of more than 370 real estate professionals in nine offices throughout Northeast Florida. The company operates a corporate relocation division, a new home and condominium sales division, Florida Network Property Management, Gibraltar Title Services, and is in a mortgage relationship with EverBank. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty ranks as one of the Top 25 companies in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is a wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate.

For more information about Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty, visit www.FloridaNetworkRealty.com or call (904) 296-6400.

Written by Clockwork Marketing


Opportunity Driving Northeast Florida’s Red-Hot Real Estate Market

Written By: Clockwork Marketing Services, Inc.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Helps Buyers and Sellers Achieve Real Estate Goals

The real estate market in Northeast Florida is sizzling and shows no signs of slowing down.

Earlier this year, Jacksonville earned the No. 1 spot on Trulia’s list of the top 10 real estate markets poised for growth in 2017. Home values, prices and sales have shown some of the strongest numbers since before the economic downturn a few years ago.

Take a look at the latest data from the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors. In the January 2017 monthly report, the Median Sales Price increased more than 6 percent. While prices continued to gain traction, the continued decline in the number of homes available for sale, with inventory levels falling by more than 18 percent, remains one of the biggest challenges in today’s market.

“Home prices continue to post steady gains and are nearly back to pre-recession levels in most of our markets,” said Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Founder, President and CEO Linda Sherrer. “The pace of growth remains strong and, for home pricing, represents an above-average level of appreciation. The shortage of available properties should continue to drive prices higher. There is a significant demand for moderately priced homes that appeal to both first-time buyers and Baby Boomers wishing to downsize.”

Limited inventory is evident in Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty’s 2016 Market Statistics. The real estate firm, with nine branch offices throughout Northeast Florida, offers a wide range of home choices and settings in every price range.

The company’s statistics are remarkable in the homes priced at $250,000 and under category. The inventory of homes available for sale is down 26 percent with the months’ supply of inventory down to 2.9 months. The time it took to sell a home was only 73 days with a list-to-sell price ratio at nearly 95 percent.

Statistics in higher price points are similarly dramatic. The months’ supply of inventory of homes for sale in the $250,000 to $500,000 price range is 4.5 months with only 85 days on the market to complete the sale. In the luxury home category, homes prices $500,000 and up, the months’ supply is less than 10 months with 114 days on the market or homes selling in less than four months.

Additionally, what the statistics don’t reveal are the number of permits for significant home renovations or rebuilding, particularly at the $500,000 and up price level. This trend is evident throughout Northeast Florida, but particularly noticeable in Northeast Florida’s high growth beaches areas ranging from Atlantic Beach south to St. Augustine Beach.

“With the scarcity of land and available homes, we are seeing more and more people purchasing a home for the land it sits on, tearing it down and building a new, often larger home,” said Broker/Executive Vice President Christy Budnick. “It is astonishing to see the amount of rebuilding going on in our communities.”

With limited inventory, Budnick says the current real estate market is clearly a sellers’ market. With an abundance of buyers and homes selling more quickly than inventory can be replaced in many neighborhoods, it is important for buyers to understand the specific market trends in their areas of interest. Selecting a Realtor who is knowledgeable about the area and can clearly interpret the market data will help the buyer negotiate a competitive offer more likely to be accepted by the seller.

Considering the rising prices and tight inventory challenges in the current market, should homebuyers put off their purchase? Absolutely not!

The industry leaders at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty are undaunted by market challenges. The company has provided premier real estate services in Northeast Florida since 1988 with a team of more than 370 real estate professionals in nine branch offices located throughout the region. The company offers its associates, who are respected for their excellence, integrity and real estate market experience, access to advanced technology, marketing support and training.

More information is available at www.FloridaNetworkRealty.com.

 

4529 Lawnview St Jacksonville

4529 Lawnview St., Jacksonville, Fla. 32205  

Live near Four Corners Park in Murray Hill! This charming home is equipped with a new roof and includes an enclosed sun porch and detached garage! The home also features an updated kitchen with breakfast nook, and its open living and dining space creates a nice entertaining area. Hardwood floors, fireplace and built-ins add more historic charm and features for those who want to keep a piece of this home’s history! Enjoy numerous nearby local favorite restaurants. Priced at $199,000. Contact Realtor Lisa Nguyen at (904) 755-1911.

 

323CharlotteSt. St. Augustine

323 Charlotte St., St. Augustine, Fla. 32084

A rare opportunity to own a little bit of history. This 1900’s cottage is located in the prestigious section of historic St. Augustine. “True love at first sight.” The house comes turn-key. Vacation rental with one-week limitation.  323 Charlotte will be a “delight” to all those seeking a cottage in St. Augustine historic area, 323 Charlotte was built in the early 1900s and lovingly cared for over 110 years. It has been kept as it should be; windows, floors, doors including many updates in recent years. The location is serenely quiet yet, a short distance to center of town and one block to Maria Lake Sanchez. Priced at $468,000. Contact Realtor Shelley Trela at (904) 669-8107.

 

1761 Ocean Grove AB1 

1761 Ocean Grove Drive, Atlantic Beach, Fla. 32233

Just two blocks from the ocean and a few short blocks to the Atlantic Beach Country Club, this is truly a rare opportunity to live the Atlantic Beach lifestyle for under $1 million. Meticulously maintained beach home with a great layout for entertaining and family living. Two bedrooms and a full bath on the first floor, two bedrooms and a full bath, kitchen, laundry, living and dining room on the second floor, and the master suite and office on the third floor. Three outdoor spaces make this a true beach house with second and third floor balconies to enjoy the ocean breezes and a relaxing pool with spa in the private backyard. Priced at $985,000. Contact Realtor Lee Elmore at (904) 699-4503.

 

 

 

 

 


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Honors Top Producers at Bikers’ Ball Celebration at Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Special Invitation-Only Party for More than 80 Award-Winning Realtors

Written By: Clockwork Marketing Services, Inc.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (March 1, 2017) – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty recently honored its top producers at the company’s “Bikers’ Ball” celebration at Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens.

Rick Ferrin Linda Sherrer Lea and Jay Underwood

Advancing the company’s Leader of the Pack theme from its Annual Awards ceremony, the exclusive celebration honored the company’s elite Realtors who achieved extraordinary success in 2016.

Beaches Team with Michelle Cummings

“We congratulate our award-winning associates, who are the top of the top, on their tremendous accomplishments,” said Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Founder, President and CEO Linda Sherrer. “Our team is the best in the business and they have positioned our company as the industry trailblazer.”

Ponte Vedra Team with Jennifer Sexton

Dressed in diamonds, denim, leather and lace, the company’s leading real estate associates enjoyed a thrilling celebration highlighted by gourmet cuisine, libations and entertainment.

The festivities honored more than 80 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices sales associates and their guests from the company’s branch offices throughout the First Coast.

Lee Elmore and Elizabeth Hudgins

“We love to engage with our team and use every opportunity available to let them know how much we appreciate their efforts and success,” said Broker/Executive Vice President Christy Budnick. “It is because of their contributions our company is the leader in Northeast Florida.”

St Augustine Team

More information is available at www.FloridaNetworkRealty.com.

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