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Top 7 spring gardening jobs

Top 7 spring gardening jobs

Green thumb season is upon us With green thumb season upon us, it can be overwhelming knowing what to plant and where. Turns out that 75 per cent of Aussies ...
Subiaco to welcome a new Vibe from October

Subiaco to welcome a new Vibe from October

Vibe Hotels is going west this October Vibe Hotels is going west this October with the opening of a new location in Subiaco. Developed through Dradgin and managed by TFE ...
Hundreds of blocks sold every week: Surge spurs $30m boost to WA building bonus

Hundreds of blocks sold every week: Surge spurs $30m boost to WA building bonus

  West Australian land sales surge Government building bonus grants have seen West Australian land sales surge from about 60 blocks per week to 500. Master Builders WA boss John ...
Positive home value results for Perth

Positive home value results for Perth

    Perth values remain steady Australian home values moved through a fourth month of COVID-induced falls in August, with the CoreLogic home value index recording a 0.4 per cent ...
Real estate: Perth remains Australia’s most affordable capital city

Real estate: Perth remains Australia’s most affordable capital city

Perth has regained its title of Australia’s most affordable capital city Perth has regained its title of Australia’s most affordable capital city, according to new data from the HIA. Affordability ...
Perth: The capital city predicted to become the next property hotspot

Perth: The capital city predicted to become the next property hotspot

Experts and property economists have lauded Perth as Australia’s next property hotspot Experts and property economists have lauded Perth as Australia’s next property hotspot after spending years in the doldrums ...
How to create a pour painting

How to create a pour painting

Set aside your paintbrushes and get ready for a new way to make art! With just plastic cups, you can create fluid abstract pieces that are one of a kind. ...
Perth property: Get ahead of the game

Perth property: Get ahead of the game

  It is always difficult to know whether now is the right time to sell It is always difficult to know whether now is the right time to sell, only ...
Buyers flock to Perth’s affordable suburbs

Buyers flock to Perth’s affordable suburbs

Perth’s most affordable suburbs reported increased activity Some of Perth’s most affordable suburbs reported increased activity amongst first-home buyers over the month of July, according to the latest report from ...
Finding your property’s true value

Finding your property’s true value

Finding your property’s true value Given how rapidly the real estate market can change, it is worthwhile keeping up-to-date with the true worth of your property. For Ray White South ...
The mortgage-holders raking in the savings

The mortgage-holders raking in the savings

  Lenders have gone rogue on rates. In fact, they did it long ago. it was really the GFC that saw them start to hike, hold and hold back on whim, rather ...
Perth property market continues on road to recovery

Perth property market continues on road to recovery

Sales activity remained strong in Perth Sales activity remained strong in Perth, with Reiwa’s July data showing numbers increased 68 percent compared to April across both dwelling and land sales. ...
Perth Real Estate: Growth seen in all aspects of market

Perth Real Estate: Growth seen in all aspects of market

  Sales activity in the Perth metropolitan region increased in July Sales activity in the Perth metropolitan region increased in July, with REIWA data showing volumes were up 68 per ...
Home loan commitments recover in June

Home loan commitments recover in June

Reflection on COVID-19 restrictions The value of new loan commitments for housing in Australia rose in June by 6.2%, according to recent data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). ...
8 home pieces that will define interior design in 2020

8 home pieces that will define interior design in 2020

Design cycles Interior design, like fashion, comes and goes in cycles. While it might be on a slightly bigger scale, It sofas, lights and even mirrors really are a thing. We’re seeing it happen in ...
‘Floodgates have opened’: Perth’s most elite estates get snapped up in weeks

‘Floodgates have opened’: Perth’s most elite estates get snapped up in weeks

  Overseas interest in the top end of Perth is hot! Overseas interest in the top end of Perth’s real estate market couldn’t be hotter, and it appears Western Australia’s ...
Record low interest rates are pushing Australians to refinance like never before

Record low interest rates are pushing Australians to refinance like never before

33,000 borrowers switched home loans in May, a staggering 30% rise over April. Australian home loan rates have never been lower. And these falling rates are driving existing home loan customers to ...
Rich Lister makes near $1b punt on Perth property

Rich Lister makes near $1b punt on Perth property

Betting on growth: Perth property developer Paul Blackburne at his Dalkeith home last week.  Trevor Collens   Perth’s property market will blitz its east coast rivals over the next 5 years ...
TREND ALERT: Aspirational lifestyle interior design is in!

TREND ALERT: Aspirational lifestyle interior design is in!

  Following pandemic paralysis, forcing the world’s population to become short-term introverts, aspirational lifestyle interior design is now on trend, argues Deborah Heath from Design by Deborah Social media is full of ...
Perth’s Bunnings sausage sizzles to return this weekend

Perth’s Bunnings sausage sizzles to return this weekend

Bunnings snaggers are back! Bunnings will restart its iconic sausage sizzles this weekend — but not all states can enjoy the barbecue goodness straight away. The hardware giant owned by ...
Banks offer to extend home loan deferrals

Banks offer to extend home loan deferrals

Banks offer six-month repayment holiday Australia’s major banks have agreed to extend a six-month repayment holiday for home loan customers struggling financially on account of the coronavirus pandemic. Banks will ...
Perth experts’ top tips on getting property ready for winter sale

Perth experts’ top tips on getting property ready for winter sale

A red-hot winter appeal IF you’ve decided to sell your home during winter, you’ll want it looking red-hot to entice potential buyers. From lighting candles for extra atmosphere to giving ...
Perth developers gear up for economic bounceback

Perth developers gear up for economic bounceback

Perth is in a strong position Perth is in a strong position to rebound from the pandemic-induced recession and there are “enormous opportunities”, says the founding director behind one of ...
Perth sales hit a five-year high

Perth sales hit a five-year high

The strongest month of sales since 2015 Perth is coming off its strongest month for sales since 2015, with transactions in June up 55.1% from May. REIWA data shows that ...
Rise or fall: Where will Australian interest rates go from here?

Rise or fall: Where will Australian interest rates go from here?

Will interest rates rise or go down? If you’re buying a home or paying off a mortgage, interest rates matter. After all, if interest rates go up, you could be ...
Top 17 of The Most Genius Home Life Hacks That Will Amaze You

Top 17 of The Most Genius Home Life Hacks That Will Amaze You

  Pure genius Today we present you one interesting and clever post and a little more different. We made one collection of the most amazing and most genius life hacks ...
WA space project to drive nationwide industry growth

WA space project to drive nationwide industry growth

  Investing in new space technologies The federal government and Western Australian government will invest in new space technologies across the state to help grow a range of industries nationwide ...
First Nations Homelessness Project preventing evictions across Perth

First Nations Homelessness Project preventing evictions across Perth

First Nations children With the highest rate of Indigenous children removed by child protection authorities, over 3,000 First Nations children are currently in the care of the State. Many have fled and ...
State Government to give $20,000 to WA home builders

State Government to give $20,000 to WA home builders

  The $20,000 Building Bonus BUILDING a new home will become even more affordable with the State Government announcing a $20,000 Building Bonus grant on June 7. It will be ...
Real estate: Perth’s most affordable suburbs to buy a home

Real estate: Perth’s most affordable suburbs to buy a home

  Looking to get on the ladder? If you’re hoping to get on the housing ladder, you don’t have to break the bank to find the perfect place to call ...
Coles launches Best Buys – with homewares first up!

Coles launches Best Buys – with homewares first up!

The ‘Special Buys’ range Move over Aldi, Coles has announced that it will be releasing a Special Buys fortnightly range – and first up is a bedding and tech collection. Available ...
Grass still greener in Perth

Grass still greener in Perth

  A shining light for investment The Western Australian Government’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis may prove to be a shining light guiding foreign investment back to residential real estate, ...
Improvement for messy intersection at Scarborough Beach Road, Main Street, Green Street and Brady Street

Improvement for messy intersection at Scarborough Beach Road, Main Street, Green Street and Brady Street

  The ‘messy’ intersection The “messy” intersection of Scarborough Beach Road, Main Street, Green Street and Brady Street is set to be improved. The cities of Vincent and Stirling sought ...
Marmion park could get upgrade sooner thanks to COVID-19

Marmion park could get upgrade sooner thanks to COVID-19

    Braden Park upgrade Braden Park in Marmion could be getting an upgrade sooner than planned. The Joondalup Council has identified the playspace renewal project could be brought forward ...
Real Estate Institute of WA research reveals drop in available rentals amid COVID-19 pandemic

Real Estate Institute of WA research reveals drop in available rentals amid COVID-19 pandemic

  A tighter market The rental market is getting tighter, with fewer than 5000 dwellings available for lease at the moment. Real Estate Institute of WA research shows listings fell ...
Make a coffee table terrarium

Make a coffee table terrarium

Traditional Terrariums Traditional terrariums are mini landscapes grown in glass bowls and jars or under a dome. They are a fantastic way to add plants to your interior spaces especially ...
Mandurah, Rockingham councils unite to help homeless

Mandurah, Rockingham councils unite to help homeless

Tackling homelessness Mandurah and its neighbouring cities are teaming up to tackle homelessness south of Perth. Last week the City of Rockingham passed a motion to lobby the State Government ...
Perth property market recovery delayed but not destroyed

Perth property market recovery delayed but not destroyed

  Delayed but not destroyed The state’s peak real estate and property body has added to recent commentary that COVID-19 has delayed but not destroyed the long-awaited recovery of Perth’s ...
Ikea has launched an interior design service

Ikea has launched an interior design service

  Ikea has introduced a new virtual interior design service Now you can get help creating your dream home without leaving your living room, thanks to the launch of Ikea’s ...
Australia’s great recession escapes

Australia’s great recession escapes

  A trio of recession escapes Australia has escaped a technical recession three times during a 29-year run of growth and avoided it 20 times since GDP figures were first ...
Budget kitchen makeover: 9 ways you can improve your kitchen without breaking the bank

Budget kitchen makeover: 9 ways you can improve your kitchen without breaking the bank

  Limited budget? If you’re on a limited budget, but still hankering after a more modern space, here are some clever ideas for quick, easy and affordable updates. 1. Stick ...
Coronavirus Phase Three: Auction houses and real estate auctions to reopen

Coronavirus Phase Three: Auction houses and real estate auctions to reopen

Western Australia’s in recovery mode Premier Mark McGowan has announced the reopening of pubs and gyms as part of the long-awaited phase three in the State’s recovery from coronavirus. The ...
Property tipped to hold up against virus strain

Property tipped to hold up against virus strain

House prices predicted to remain stable over the medium term The COVID-19 pandemic is unlikely to cause a significant drop in Perth house values over the medium term, according to ...
Federal cash on its way to local non-profits

Federal cash on its way to local non-profits

Ryan Erb, executive director of United Way Perth-Huron. More help is coming More help is coming to local non-profit organizations stretched thin by the ongoing pandemic. Those organizations addressing the ...
Navigating your-finances through Covid-19

Navigating your-finances through Covid-19

Well it has been a huge couple of months for many Australian industries, and the finance and banking sector has been no different. Bank and non-Bank lending policies are changing ...
Contract awarded for Bayswater train station upgrade, including new ‘Bayswater Bridge’

Contract awarded for Bayswater train station upgrade, including new ‘Bayswater Bridge’

An artist impression of the aerial view of the new Bayswater station. Credit: Metronet Bayswater Bridge The Evolve Bayswater Alliance (Coleman Rail) has been awarded the contract to design and build the ...
Interior designers share their easy tips for turning your childhood bedroom into a grown-up space

Interior designers share their easy tips for turning your childhood bedroom into a grown-up space

Childhood bedrooms More people are moving back into their childhood bedrooms than ever, staying with their parents indefinitely. But you might not have updated your room since you were a ...
WA Unveils Housing Boost

WA Unveils Housing Boost

The $150m housing investment package The state government of Western Australia has unveiled a $150m housing investment package in an effort to boost the residential building sector. The news could ...
‘New home boost’: $50k to home builders proposed

‘New home boost’: $50k to home builders proposed

Buyers of freshly built homes would get a $50,000 cheque from the Morrison government under a $2.5 billion plan from the Property Council to kickstart the economy amid Reserve Bank ...
WA To Relax Coronavirus Number Restrictions – Home Opens Allowed

WA To Relax Coronavirus Number Restrictions – Home Opens Allowed

Great news for home opens West Australian Premier Mark McGowan has announced an easing of gathering restrictions to allow for up to 10 people at once to be allowed to ...
How to clean your patio and garden furniture

How to clean your patio and garden furniture

Easy ways to spruce up your deck and garden furniture… You know the drill: the first sign of sunshine, and everybody’s outside to make the most of it. If you’re ...
Premier Mark McGowan says Tonkin Gap will fix WA’s biggest road bottleneck

Premier Mark McGowan says Tonkin Gap will fix WA’s biggest road bottleneck

Weeks away from signing the deal Premier Mark McGowan says his government is weeks away from signing a contract for the construction of the Tonkin Gap. “This is a massive ...
3 ways to pay off your mortgage faster

3 ways to pay off your mortgage faster

Paying off a mortgage is one of the primary financial goals many Australians have – if not the sole one. A home is often a family’s largest asset, so paying ...
Indoor plants: 10 best house plants

Indoor plants: 10 best house plants

From cleaner air to creative decor – there are so many benefits of having indoor plants around your house. However, it can be hard to know which varieties of plants are suitable for indoor conditions plus ...
Perth: Surprising recovery for property market

Perth: Surprising recovery for property market

A “surprisingly” quick recovery FROM record lows in April, the Perth property market has made a “surprisingly” quick recovery according to Reiwa president Damian Collins. “I think the market has ...
Perth’s top 10 fastest-selling suburbs

Perth’s top 10 fastest-selling suburbs

REIWA has revealed Perth’s 10 fastest-selling suburbs for the 12 months to March 2020. It took an average of 47 days to sell a property in the Greater Perth region, ...
Perth property post-COVID: How recent pain could prove our gain

Perth property post-COVID: How recent pain could prove our gain

It’s good news WA property has sat at the bottom of its cycle for what feels like forever. Homeowners, trapped in negative equity, have listened with rising scepticism to real ...
Some relief for struggling Perth market

Some relief for struggling Perth market

FOR those who were wanting to sell or buy, or have investment properties in the Perth region, a recent announcement brings good news. The State government has reduced restrictions on ...
Relieved Perth real estate agents plan home opens for this weekend

Relieved Perth real estate agents plan home opens for this weekend

Perth real estate agents are breathing a sigh of relief after the West Australian government included WA government home opens and display village inspections involving up to 10 people among newly ...
Easy DIY reno projects for self-isolating Aussies

Easy DIY reno projects for self-isolating Aussies

The self-isolation measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 have allowed Australians to consider kickstarting their reno projects. Sjanna Sandalova, media specialist at the Real Estate of Western Australia, said ...
Perth home sells in just 11 days as agents, vendors embrace tech innovation

Perth home sells in just 11 days as agents, vendors embrace tech innovation

A million-dollar Perth home has sold just 11 days after hitting the market in an incredible display of lockdown litheness as quick-thinking agents and tech innovation keep the nation’s real ...
Savvy Australians show off their incredible DIY room makeovers

Savvy Australians show off their incredible DIY room makeovers

Instead of spending hours on the couch while in COVID-19 lockdown, thousands of Australians are learning new skills and trying their hand at all kinds of DIY projects. And now the proud ...
Coronavirus is wreaking havoc on the economy, but house prices are holding up

Coronavirus is wreaking havoc on the economy, but house prices are holding up

Global markets have lost trillions of dollars, central bankers are rolling out extraordinary measures to stop the financial system collapsing, and even the usual safety net of gold is dropping ...
5 secrets of budget kitchen renovations

5 secrets of budget kitchen renovations

Successful renovators understand how to get maximum impact for minimum spend. Once has taught me it’s not money that’s the big ace in a renovator’s pack – it’s knowing how ...
COVID-19 hasn’t stopped the Perth property market

COVID-19 hasn’t stopped the Perth property market

THE message from the real estate industry is not to be afraid to buy and sell under current conditions. Growth Realty principal Enzo Pagnozzi said if you were thinking of ...
Perth boasts sustained growth trajectory amid health crisis

Perth boasts sustained growth trajectory amid health crisis

Newly released data from CoreLogic confirms that Perth’s residential property market was recording a sustained growth trajectory through to the end of March, as government measures tackling the coronavirus outbreak kicked ...
Home renovation: DIY vs. hiring a professional

Home renovation: DIY vs. hiring a professional

IT’S a question that every homeowner or renovator asks themselves; should I DIY or call a tradie? While there are many benefits to DIY, like saving some cash and the ...
‘Time to step up’: Calls for councils to freeze rate rises in the face of COVID-19 crisis

‘Time to step up’: Calls for councils to freeze rate rises in the face of COVID-19 crisis

Local Governments have again been urged to freeze rates and charges to lessen the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on household budgets. Premier Mark McGowan last week called on the ...
Top 10 tips to create a beautiful garden

Top 10 tips to create a beautiful garden

You’ve looked at the blank canvas in the backyard long enough but how do you transform it into the garden of your dreams? Creating a garden may seem overwhelming but ...
Coronavirus: Can I still sell my house? FAQs on how COVID-19 affects the housing market

Coronavirus: Can I still sell my house? FAQs on how COVID-19 affects the housing market

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted upon almost every industry including real estate. State and federal governments have introduced necessary restrictions to stop the spread of the virus. But the property ...
Are banks freezing home loans?

Are banks freezing home loans?

A lot has happened this past week, and it can be a lot to process. Are banks freezing home loans? The big four banks have all announced that their customers will ...
Safety first when choosing area to live in

Safety first when choosing area to live in

For many homebuyers, the desire to live somewhere they can eventually raise children can heavily influence the type of home they buy and its location. Speaking with West Real Estate, ...
9 Creative home renovation tips for a family with a tight budget

9 Creative home renovation tips for a family with a tight budget

Home renovation is a popular hobby for homeowners. Remodelling can help increase the value of a home while also providing a newer, more pleasant aesthetic to an aging home. This ...
Why our low property interest rates benefit sellers

Why our low property interest rates benefit sellers

  If you’re in the market to buy a house in Australia, chances are you already understand how interest rates affect how much you’ll end up paying. However, you might not ...
How to style your coffee table like an interior designer

How to style your coffee table like an interior designer

We’ve all seen those picture-perfect coffee tables or desks while scrolling through social media and wondered how to get your stack of books and plants looking just ‘so’. Neale Whitaker ...
Peppermint Grove; Perth’s most expensive suburb

Peppermint Grove; Perth’s most expensive suburb

PEPPERMINT GROVE is the most expensive suburb in Perth to buy property. It topped Reiwa’s list of the 10 most expensive suburbs for the 12 months to December 2019 with ...
Property market update: Perth, February 2020

Property market update: Perth, February 2020

  After a long period of stagnation, the Perth property market has started to show green shoots of recovery. Will the Western Australian capital be able to sustain growth long ...
6 tips for renovating on a small budget

6 tips for renovating on a small budget

Renovating a home on a small budget doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming. If you don’t mind doing some DIY and shopping around, you can make your home ...
WA government freezes household fees in the wake of COVID-19

WA government freezes household fees in the wake of COVID-19

THE state government has announced a $607 million economic stimulus package, including freezing household fees and charges in the wake of COVID-19. It declared a state of emergency on Sunday, ...
Construction of new train station at Perth airport nearing completion

Construction of new train station at Perth airport nearing completion

Construction of the new train station at Perth airport is about to reach another milestone with the new skybridge connecting commuters to the terminals nearing completion. The station is now ...
Perth’s top 10 suburbs for house price growth

Perth’s top 10 suburbs for house price growth

PERTH’S property market is starting to show signs of improvement, and nowhere more so than these 10 suburbs. Here’s REIWA’s list of Perth’s top 10 suburbs for median house price ...
How to paint interior walls

How to paint interior walls

The walls of your home colour your world. They are what set the mood for everyday life. So, the way you apply your paint can be just as important as ...
Perth property market has highest growth potential

Perth property market has highest growth potential

In a vote of confidence, property investors are backing Perth as the property market with the strongest outlook, according to an annual survey from property investment consultancy Momentum Wealth. The ...
House prices surge in February, sending most capitals back to record levels

House prices surge in February, sending most capitals back to record levels

Home price rises across every capital city except Darwin drove national dwelling prices 1.1 per cent higher last month, with five capital cities now recording record-high property values. Key points: ...
South City Beach ‘jewel’ named top WA Home

South City Beach ‘jewel’ named top WA Home

A THREE-level home, referred to as the jewel of South City Beach, has been named WA’s Top Home at the 2020 Master Builders-Bankwest Housing Excellence Awards. Designed by Banham Architects ...
Perth suburbs to watch for in 2020

Perth suburbs to watch for in 2020

As we settle in to a new decade, savvy first homebuyers are taking advantage of low interest rates, the extension of Keystart’s temporary increase in income limits, as well as ...
6 design trends shaping our homes in 2020: Part II

6 design trends shaping our homes in 2020: Part II

4. MAKE THE MOST OUT OF THE OUTDOORS The size of an average house built in 2018/19 is 228.8 square metres, that is a 1.3 per cent decrease from last ...
Reiwa reveals Perth’s top suburbs for investors in 2020

Reiwa reveals Perth’s top suburbs for investors in 2020

PERTH’S southern suburbs are the ones for investors to watch in 2020, according to Reiwa. Medina, Armadale and Parmelia are the standout performers in its top 10 list of areas ...
DIY: Magic Closet Lighting

DIY: Magic Closet Lighting

I wanted to put a light inside my wife’s clothes closet. I didn’t want to put in a regular light bulb & socket,as this would require a bulb, which gets ...
New bridge connecting WA hospital to parks, helping sick children

New bridge connecting WA hospital to parks, helping sick children

    Main Roads Western Australia will build a new bridge connecting Perth Children’s Hospital to Kings Park and Botanic Garden, after a $6.3 million funding commitment. The project will ...
6 design trends shaping our homes in 2020: Part I

6 design trends shaping our homes in 2020: Part I

Homes experts, architects and interior designers reveal the trends that will shape Australian homes as we move into a new decade. The 1920s saw the introduction of two major influences ...
Grand vision for Two Rocks revitalisation

Grand vision for Two Rocks revitalisation

A revitalisation of Two Rocks is on the cards, with Transport Minister Rita Saffioti recently announcing a draft master plan for the outer northern suburb. A significant milestone in implementing ...
Top 8 Home Design Trends for 2020

Top 8 Home Design Trends for 2020

Welcome in the twenties with a fresh new space! It’s a new year, and a new decade, so we spoke to Houzz to learn all about the top design trends ...
Most Australian capital cities likely to set new house price records: Domain forecasts

Most Australian capital cities likely to set new house price records: Domain forecasts

House prices in most Australian capital cities are set to hit new records this year as home buyers take advantage of very low interest rates, a new forecast shows. Sydney ...
Solid growth predicted for Perth’s property market: Q&A with the pro’s

Solid growth predicted for Perth’s property market: Q&A with the pro’s

AFTER years of declines, property analysts are predicting a return to price growth for Perth in 2020. CoreLogic head of research Tim Lawless expects Perth to record 6 per cent ...
Fight or Flight? Your guide for deciding to stay or sell your home

Fight or Flight? Your guide for deciding to stay or sell your home

  Do I stay or do I go? “This question is practically as old as the mortgage,” Douglas Elliman agent Josh Rubin said of the decision between moving and renovating. Despite ...
The 5 Best Home Interior Remodel Tips For A Higher Selling Price

The 5 Best Home Interior Remodel Tips For A Higher Selling Price

Remodeling your home in a way that makes it more functional and enjoyable for the next couple of decades is usually worth any reasonable expense and effort. But what if ...
‘I am a huge bargain hunter’: Woman, 25, behind incredible ‘Hamptons-style’ home in Perth reveals her top DIY secrets

‘I am a huge bargain hunter’: Woman, 25, behind incredible ‘Hamptons-style’ home in Perth reveals her top DIY secrets

A young woman with an incredible ‘Hamptons-style’ home in Perth has revealed the DIY secrets behind her beautiful property. Jo Borrello, 25, from Western Australia, had her home specially built and moved ...
What effect does the RBA holding the cash rate have on the housing market?

What effect does the RBA holding the cash rate have on the housing market?

The Reserve Bank of Australia’s decision to hold interest rates at the historic low of 0.75% last week might have first homebuyers wondering what this means for them. Similarly, homeowners ...
When is the best time of year to be selling a home in Perth’s coastal areas?

When is the best time of year to be selling a home in Perth’s coastal areas?

The reason that spring is so widely regarded to be the best time of year to sell your house is that after the cold, dark, gloomy months of winter, everyone ...
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