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Please visit our Open House at 1649 Tower Ranch Boulevard in Kelowna.
Open House on Saturday, June 24, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
**OPENHOUSE SATURDAY JUNE 24 & SUNDAY JUNE 25 1:00-3:00** STUNNING WALKOUT RANCHER OVER LOOKING THE 7TH HOLE OF THE PRESTIGIOUS TOWER RANCH GOLF COURSE!! The moment you walk thru the door you will be drawn to the MASSIVE VIEWS of the Mountains & Golf Course. The spacious Main Floor of the Home offers 2 Bedrooms + 2 Bathrooms, a Large Kitchen and a Bright Living Room with a Gas Fireplace. The Home has an Excellent Design to take in all the VIEWS anywhere you might be within the Home and the Gourmet Kitchen is AMAZING! The Kitchen has Granite Countertops, Gorgeous Stainless Steel Appliances and a HUGE Sit Up Bar to enjoy breakfast while watching the Golfers try to make their next shot! The Master Bedroom is just off the Kitchen and it overlooks the Golf Course facing East giving you a bright start to each & everyday! Both the Walk-In Closet & Ensuite will be sure to impress any buyer! The Home also includes a Gas Barbecue Hook Up, Hunter Douglas Blinds, and is wired for a Hot Tub on the Lower Level. The Lower Level of the Home has an additional 2 Bedrooms, Laundry Room + Family Room that includes a Wet Bar! And there is even unfinished area perfect for all of your Storage needs! This Home is Proudly marketed by the DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal Lepage Kelowna. Contact us Lee (250)575-5455 or Rob (250)575-5255 for your own personal tour or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA for more information!
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Please visit our Open House at 1649 Tower Ranch Boulevard in Kelowna.
Open House on Sunday, June 25, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
**OPENHOUSE SATURDAY JUNE 24 & SUNDAY JUNE 25 1:00-3:00** STUNNING WALKOUT RANCHER OVER LOOKING THE 7TH HOLE OF THE PRESTIGIOUS TOWER RANCH GOLF COURSE!! The moment you walk thru the door you will be drawn to the MASSIVE VIEWS of the Mountains & Golf Course. The spacious Main Floor of the Home offers 2 Bedrooms + 2 Bathrooms, a Large Kitchen and a Bright Living Room with a Gas Fireplace. The Home has an Excellent Design to take in all the VIEWS anywhere you might be within the Home and the Gourmet Kitchen is AMAZING! The Kitchen has Granite Countertops, Gorgeous Stainless Steel Appliances and a HUGE Sit Up Bar to enjoy breakfast while watching the Golfers try to make their next shot! The Master Bedroom is just off the Kitchen and it overlooks the Golf Course facing East giving you a bright start to each & everyday! Both the Walk-In Closet & Ensuite will be sure to impress any buyer! The Home also includes a Gas Barbecue Hook Up, Hunter Douglas Blinds, and is wired for a Hot Tub on the Lower Level. The Lower Level of the Home has an additional 2 Bedrooms, Laundry Room + Family Room that includes a Wet Bar! And there is even unfinished area perfect for all of your Storage needs! This Home is Proudly marketed by the DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal Lepage Kelowna. Contact us Lee (250)575-5455 or Rob (250)575-5255 for your own personal tour or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA for more information!
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We just listed a new property located at 342 1260 Raymer Avenue in Kelowna.
RENOVATED HOME IN SUNRISE VILLAGE!! This 2 Bedroom Home has a park like back yard THAT BACKS ONTO THE CREEK and the Front Yard has been Zeroscaped for easy maintenance! The Home features; 2 Gas Fireplaces, a Jacuzzi Tub, a Double Car Garage with Extra Storage, an Updated Kitchen including 3/4" Oak Hardwood throughout, Tile in the Bathrooms & Kitchen, Updated Lighting & Fixtures + a Newer Roof, Furnace & Windows! Lease payment is $490.00 per month - pad fee includes water, sewage, landscaping of common areas, use of clubhouse and facilities, snow removal on roads. Sunrise Village is a + 45 Community. This Home is Proudly marketed by the DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal Lepage Kelowna. Contact us - Lee (250)575-5455 or Rob (250)575-5255 for your own personal tour or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA for more information!
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We just listed a new property located at 215 Eugene Road in Kelowna.
Immaculate Rutland Home on a Cul De Sac & a 5 Min Walk to the Schools!! This home has a great layout 3 beds up with 2 beds down and is very easy to suite (separate entrance to the basement + an unfinished room perfect for adding a kitchen) The home is in excellent condition and shows very well! It is situated on a large .19 acre lot that offers tons of parking at the front of the house + a laneway down the side of the house that opens up to additional parking & a nice yard for the kids!! The backyard definitely lends itself to potentially adding a shop or a carriage home (need to rezone to RU1C) as there is ample amount of space and easy access. If you are looking for a squeaky-clean home in the Rutland North Area that is central to Schools, Shopping, & Recreation...look no further!! This Home is Proudly marketed by the DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal Lepage Kelowna. Contact us - Lee (250)575-5455 or Rob (250)575-5255 for your own personal tour or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA for more information!
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We just SOLD a property located at 1838 Water Street in Kelowna.
UPDATED CHARACTER HOME IN ONE OF KELOWNA'S MOST DESIRABLE AREAS!! This Kelowna South home has been tastefully updated while keeping it's heritage feel. The main floor features; original hardwood flooring, a wood burning fireplace, a stunning new kitchen with granite counter tops & stainless appliances, a master bedroom with a custom walk-in closet leading to the spa like ensuite with a tile shower + second bedroom & new bathroom! There is a 2 bedroom suite in the basement with a full kitchen and updated bathroom. Other upgrades include; new windows & doors, paint, baseboards & lighting. The park like backyard has been meticulously maintained & updated with a new fence with plenty of room for future development!! The location is spectacular - walking distance to the Abbot St corridor, downtown Kelowna, Okanagan Lake and the Hospital!! THIS PROPERTY IS LISTED BY THE DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal LePage Kelowna. Call/text (250-575-5255) for more information or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA.
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Imagine buying a product from a store, taking it home, and then discovering
there’s a problem with it. Disappointing, yes, but not a catastrophe. You can
simply take it back for repair or exchange.
But, what if it’s moving day, and you discover there’s a problem with
your new home? Whoa. A house isn’t so easily returned!
What are the most common problems encountered on moving day?
• A delay in getting the keys.
• The seller not having completely moved out.
• An item expected to be included with the property is missing.
(For example, the window blinds.)
• Something needs repair that was not disclosed by the seller,
nor did it come up during inspection. (For example, the
dishwasher not working.)
• Damage to the property caused by the seller. (For example, a
heavy item dropped during the move and cracking a floor tile.)
Fortunately, these are rare events. In most cases, you can expect no
serious issues when you move into your new home.
But, if something is wrong, you have options. So, call me immediately. In all
likelihood, I will be able to quickly resolve the issue.
If it’s a serious matter, such as missing items, I may get your real estate
lawyer involved to arrange for the return of the item(s) or compensation.
So don’t worry. Let the professionals handle it. You can just enjoy your new
home!

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We just listed a new property located at 1726 Carnegie Street in Kelowna.
ABSOLUTELY STUNNING BUILDING LOT IN KELOWNA'S HIGHEST RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISION!!! The amazing views from this lot capture the entire valley spanning from the Airport to Peachland! It feels like you are on top of the world but still central to the city!! This specific lot is situated to maximize privacy between you and the neighbors. Did we also mention this property is part of the Black Mt Golf Course Communitywhich offers a beautiful Golf Course, Tennis Crts, Playground, Walking Trails and only a 30 min drive to Big White! GST has been paid. CLICK MULTI-MEDIA TAB TO WATCH HD VIDEO!! Contact THE DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM (250-575-5255) of Royal LePage Kelowna for more information or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA.
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We just listed a new property located at 541 Barra Lane in Kelowna.
SPECTACULAR BUILDING LOT WITH STUNNING MOUNTAIN, VALLEY & GOLF COURSE VIEWS!!! This large .25 acre South East facing lot is suitable for a walk-out rancher. The location is great, central to the city but feels like your on top of the world!! The subdivision is part of the Black Mt Golf Course Communitywhich offers a beautiful Golf Course, Tennis Crts, Playground, Walking Trails and only a 30 min drive to Big White! THE GST HAS BEEN PAID! CLICK MULTI-MEDIA TAB TO WATCH HD VIDEO!! Contact THE DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM (250-575-5255) of Royal LePage Kelowna for more information or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA.
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We just SOLD a property located at 403 1125 Bernard Avenue in Kelowna.
TOP FLOOR OVER 1100 SQ FT NEW FLOORING & PAINT ON THE QUIET SIDE OF THE BUILDING WITH BEAUTIFUL SOUTH EAST VIEWS!! This meticulous 2 Bed + 2 Bath condo shows very well! The bedrooms are separated by living space giving each room privacy and they are both generous in size! The kitchen and the living room flow together perfectly to provide open concept living + there are lots of windows delivering tons of natural light. The master bedroom offers a very functional 3 pce ensuite and ample closet space! This condo has a laundry room unseen in condo living. its HUGEthere is even room for a deep freeze or a large shelving unit and it has a wash tub! The deck of the home is also very sizable and it faces Eastgiving you morning sun & gorgeous views of the mountains!! The home comes with 1 U/G Parking Stall + a Storage Locker. The location is stellardirectly across the street from Nesters Market, Shoppers Drug Mart and walking distance to downtown! Strata Fees - include Hot Water & Natural Gas - Electricity Bill 66.60 avg per month. This Condo is Proudly Marketed by the DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal Lepage Kelowna. Contact us - Lee (250)575-5455 or Rob (250)575-5255 for your own personal tour or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA for more information!
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We just listed a new property located at 1095 Clement Avenue in Kelowna.
3 LOT LAND ASSEMBLY FUTURE ZONING MRM / MULTIPLE UNIT RESIDENTIAL (Medium Density). These 3 lots total .45 of an acre. To be sold together with 1089 and 1097 Clement as a DEVELOPMENT PACKAGE. The City of Kelowna has indicated that with the FUTURE MRM (Medium Density) ZONING DESIGNATION that there is potential to develop with an "apartment use" / apartment building". If you are considering this as a holding property, the home offers 2 beds, 1 bath + a detached bachelor suite. This Home is Proudly marketed by the DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal Lepage Kelowna. Contact us - Lee (250)575-5455 or Rob (250)575-5255 for your own personal tour or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA for more information!
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The Bank of Canada announced this morning that it is holding the target for its overnight rate at 0.5 per cent. In the press release accompanying the decision, the Bank noted that inflation is broadly in line with the Bank's projection, though intense retail competition is pushing inflation temporarily lower.  The Bank also noted that the tightening of mortgage regulations implemented in the Fall of 2016 have yet to have a substantial cooling effect on markets but it does expect those measures will contribute to a more sustainable debt profile for Canadian households. 

Although the Canadian economy has expanded well above the Bank's estimate of potential growth for three consecutive quarters, including a first quarter that is tracking at close to 4.5 per cent growth in real GDP, the Bank is not optimistic that the economy will sustain that level of growth for much longer.  Moreover,  despite faster growth, a significant amount of slack remains in the economy and there is therefore very little pressure on inflation. Without a signal that inflation is going to push higher, the Bank will remain sidelined at least until early 2018 when it expects remaining slack in the economy will be eliminated.


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We just listed a new property located at 1649 Tower Ranch Boulevard in Kelowna.
STUNNING WALKOUT RANCHER OVER LOOKING THE 7TH HOLE OF THE PRESTIGIOUS TOWER RANCH GOLF COURSE!! The moment you walk thru the door you will be drawn to the MASSIVE VIEWS of the Mountains & Golf Course. The spacious Main Floor of the Home offers 2 Bedrooms + 2 Bathrooms, a Large Kitchen and a Bright Living Room with a Gas Fireplace. The Home has an Excellent Design to take in all the VIEWS anywhere you might be within the Home and the Gourmet Kitchen is AMAZING! The Kitchen has Granite Countertops, Gorgeous Stainless Steel Appliances and a HUGE Sit Up Bar to enjoy breakfast while watching the Golfers try to make their next shot! The Master Bedroom is just off the Kitchen and it overlooks the Golf Course facing East giving you a bright start to each & everyday! Both the Walk-In Closet & Ensuite will be sure to impress any buyer! The Home also includes a Gas Barbecue Hook Up, Hunter Douglas Blinds, and is wired for a Hot Tub on the Lower Level. The Lower Level of the Home has an additional 2 Bedrooms, Laundry Room + Family Room that includes a Wet Bar! And there is even unfinished area perfect for all of your Storage needs! This Home is Proudly marketed by the DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal Lepage Kelowna. Contact us Lee (250)575-5455 or Rob (250)575-5255 for your own personal tour or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA for more information!
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When you suffer damage to, (or the loss of), your home or its contents, you
expect your insurance company to help you out. And, most do a good job of
doing just that.
Still, it’s a good idea to review your policy with your insurance advisor and
find out what’s covered and what isn’t. You don’t want to discover that your
policy will not cover the cost of repairing the damage caused by a flood in
your laundry room.
Pay particular attention to coverage in the case of water damage. Some
insurance policies don’t cover floods and sewer backup unless an additional
rider is purchased.
Also, check liability limits. Ask your advisor to recommend an appropriate
level. Finally, make sure you know exactly how much your home is insured
for. Are you covered for the full replacement cost? Are you comfortable with
that coverage or the actual cash value?
Having the right insurance gives you peace-of-mind and is an important part
of enjoying your home.
Keep in mind that experts advise you to review your insurance with your
advisor. Ask lots of questions. Make sure you understand your coverage
fully.
By the way, if you’re looking for an insurance advisor, I’m well-connected in
the local “home” industry. I may be able to give you a couple of names of
good, reputable professionals. Give us a call.

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We just listed a new property located at 1838 Water Street in Kelowna.
UPDATED CHARACTER HOME IN ONE OF KELOWNA'S MOST DESIRABLE AREAS!! This Kelowna South home has been tastefully updated while keeping it's heritage feel. The main floor features; original hardwood flooring, a wood burning fireplace, a stunning new kitchen with granite counter tops & stainless appliances, a master bedroom with a custom walk-in closet leading to the spa like ensuite with a tile shower + second bedroom & new bathroom! There is a 2 bedroom suite in the basement with a full kitchen and updated bathroom. Other upgrades include; new windows & doors, paint, baseboards & lighting. The park like backyard has been meticulously maintained & updated with a new fence with plenty of room for future development!! The location is spectacular - walking distance to the Abbot St corridor, downtown Kelowna, Okanagan Lake and the Hospital!! THIS PROPERTY IS LISTED BY THE DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal LePage Kelowna. Call/text (250-575-5255) for more information or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA.
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Imagine finding the perfect home, only to discover there is serious interest
from at least a dozen other buyers. It’s like scrambling for the last piece of
cake at a buffet!
Fortunately, there are things you can do to help get the home you want,
even in a highly competitive market. Here are just a few ideas:
• Only view a few ideal properties at a time. If you see too many, and
thus spread yourself too thin, you risk homes slipping through your
fingers.
• Be realistic about price. Focus on finding a great home that you can
afford, rather than trying to find a bargain.
• Consider homes that need some work. They get less interest than
perfectly staged properties, yet can turn out to be a dream home.
• Be prepared to make an offer with as few conditions as possible. An
offer conditional on passing inspection is usually fine, but in a
competitive situation, offers with other conditions will likely be turned
down flat.
• Make your decisions quickly. If there are likely to be other interested
buyers, you want to get your offer in early.
• Make the right offer. To win the deal, you want your offer to be as
enticing as possible to the seller — especially when it comes to price.
Yes, it can be tough finding an ideal home in a hot market, but I can help.
Give us a call and I’ll show you how!!

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We just listed a new property located at 403 1125 Bernard Avenue in Kelowna.
TOP FLOOR OVER 1100 SQ FT NEW FLOORING & PAINT ON THE QUIET SIDE OF THE BUILDING WITH BEAUTIFUL SOUTH EAST VIEWS!! This meticulous 2 Bed + 2 Bath condo shows very well! The bedrooms are separated by living space giving each room privacy and they are both generous in size! The kitchen and the living room flow together perfectly to provide open concept living + there are lots of windows delivering tons of natural light. The master bedroom offers a very functional 3 pce ensuite and ample closet space! This condo has a laundry room unseen in condo living. its HUGEthere is even room for a deep freeze or a large shelving unit and it has a wash tub! The deck of the home is also very sizable and it faces Eastgiving you morning sun & gorgeous views of the mountains!! The home comes with 1 U/G Parking Stall + a Storage Locker. The location is stellardirectly across the street from Nesters Market, Shoppers Drug Mart and walking distance to downtown! Strata Fees - include Hot Water & Natural Gas - Electricity Bill 66.60 avg per month. This Condo is Proudly Marketed by the DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal Lepage Kelowna. Contact us - Lee (250)575-5455 or Rob (250)575-5255 for your own personal tour or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA for more information!
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We just listed a new property located at 1 1811 Ambrosi Road in Kelowna.
END UNIT TOWNHOME IN THE DWELL! This END UNIT is Big, Beautiful, & Bright - with plenty of windows to let in all the Okanagan Sunshine and features Open Concept Living including a funky kitchen with Stainless Appliances & a sit up bar to watch the cook as he chefs up dinner! The second floor has 2 large Bedrooms 1 Bedroom has its own Ensuite and the other Bedroom has its own Private Deck! Now its time to start living the Okanagan Lifestyle as you head upstairs to the ROOFTOP PATIO that is approximately 480SQ.FT!! The Patio has tons of space for all yours friends while barbecuing and sipping on your favorite drink this will definitely be the place to be in the Summer! This Property also has a TANDEM ATTACHED GARAGE that provides plenty of opportunities for storage, a spot for a gym, studio...possibilities are endless. The development is centrally located - within walking distance to Orchard Park Mall & most amenities!! This Townhome is the perfect place to call home or would make for a GREAT INVESTMENT!! PROPERTY IS LISTED BY THE DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal LePage Kelowna. Call/text (250-575-5255) for more information or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA.
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We just SOLD a property located at 2211 Shannon Way in West Kelowna.
ABSOLUTELY STUNNING VIEWS OF OKANAGAN LAKE!! The moment you walk thru the door you will be drawn to the MASSIVE Views of the Lake & the City of West Kelowna. The main floor of the home includes designer paint colors, a funky galley kitchen, a large living room + flex room & has what every growing family is looking for3 bedrooms on the same floor!! This home is extremely bright as each room has large Picture Windows + Skylights to let in all the Okanagan Sunlight! The lower level of the home has a HUGE Family Room, Indoor Hot Tub Room, Den + spacious Laundry Room. The backyard of the home is fenced and has just recently been upgraded by a professional landscaping company new irrigation system, block walls, leveled and seeded! There is ample parking for everyone including all of the out of town visitors + that RV you might have! And this home is only a short walk to SHANNON LK ELEMENTARY & Parks! This Home is Proudly marketed by the Dion-Ivans Real Estate Team of Royal Lepage Kelowna. Contact usLee Ivans (250)575-5455 or Rob Dion (250)575-5255 for your own personal tour or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA for more information!
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The Bank of Canada announced this morning that it is holding the target for its overnight rate at 0.5 per cent. In the press release accompanying the decision, the Bank noted that economic growth has been faster than previously expected, boosted by what the Bank sees as temporary spending from the oil and gas recovery and a boost to consumer spending by the Canada Child Benefit. However, export growth remains challenged and business investment is low. Therefore, the Bank judges that it is too early to conclude that the economy has turned a corner.  In addition, CPI inflation is trending below its 2 per cent target while the Bank's three new measures of core inflation continue to drift lower. 

That downward trending inflation, along with uncertainty in United States policy,  seems to be the main barriers keeping the Bank from raising its benchmark overnight rate. While there is some remaining slack in the economy, as measured by the output gap, the Canadian economy has been growing well above the Bank's estimate of potential growth (1.5 per cent) for three consecutive quarters including a first quarter 2017  in which available data points to above 4 per cent growth.  In addition to strong GDP numbers, the economy is adding jobs at a rate of 35,000 per month over the past six months, the highest level of job growth since 2010. Should this momentum continue, it is likely we will begin to see a more hawkish Bank of Canada in the second half of the year and a first rate increase in early 2018. 


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We just listed a new property located at 3636 Benvoulin Road in Kelowna.
AMAZING OPPORTUNITY TO OWN LAND & RUN A BUSINESS!! This Lower Mission acreage has been home to 'RUSSO'S VEGETABLES' for over 50 years!! The flat, 5.4 acre site has been used to grow and sell a variety of vegetables with the OPPORTUNITY TO EXPAND to other areas of the property or build a home. The location is spectacular with HIGH VISIBILITY from the street, easy access and parking! Opportunities like this don't come up very often...THIS PROPERTY IS LISTED BY THE DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal LePage Kelowna. Call/text (250-575-5255) for more information or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA.
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ROB DION, BBA
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Cell: 1 (250) 575-5255
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LEE IVANS, BBA
Personal Real Estate Corporation
Cell: 1 (250) 575-5455 leeivans@royallepage.ca
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