These books on buying a home are must haves for anyone looking to buy or sell a home for the first time, filled to the brim with invaluable information regarding the entire home buying/selling processes and much more!
America's #1 bestselling home buying guide! Want to buy a house, but are concerned about the real estate market? Have no fear because Home Buying Kit For Dummies arms you with Eric Tyson and Ray Brown's time-tested advice and updated strategies for buying a home in current market conditions. You'll discover how to find the right property, make smart financial decisions, and understand the latest lending requirements and tax implications. You'll discover how to take advantage of low home prices, navigate tighter lending requirements, and take advantage of the newest resources available to home buyers and new owners!
Everything a buyer needs to know to buy a first home, with insider tips and advice from the experts! Rental prices have gone through the roof, more homes are coming up for sale, and buying a home remains a sound investment. But how do you know whether you’re ready? And what steps should you take in the weeks or months ahead to find, buy, and move into your new home? Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home will help you find the right place to live and invest in -- and enjoy the process, too. Filled with interesting facts, real-life stories and insights, and common pitfalls to avoid, this book provides everything you need to select the right type of home, the right mortgage, the right agent, the right inspections -- and much more.
From the most trusted name in real estate, here is the latest edition of the indispensable guide that helps first-time buyers land the home of their dreams. Ilyce R. Glink has established herself as America’s most trusted real estate expert. In this new, fully revised and updated edition of the book that made her a household name, Glink offers more than 100 pages of new material addressing all of the current trends home buyers need to stay on top of.
Egypt Sherrod knows how to take nervous prospective home-buyers by the hand and lead them through the process. She does it every week as host of HGTV's Property Virgins. Now she translates her reassuring personality onto the page, with this "No-Stress" guide to buying a home. Egypt takes readers through, simplifying all the many steps of the process, and giving them invaluable information. Egypt blends her professional know-how and her personable touch with this down-to-earth guide, providing plenty of anecdotes, handy lists, and even a glossary to ensure that readers keep calm...and experience the thrill of home ownership.
Home ownership is a cornerstone of the American dream, but it's a complex process that, without the right guidance, can seem like a nightmare. This Missing Manual takes you through the process of buying a home, from start to finish. Along the way, you'll use the book's expert advice and fill-in forms to identify the house you want, figure out what kind of neighborhood you want to live in, determine what a target home is really worth, make an offer, and close the deal.
Are you ready to leave the 9-5 and get started flipping houses? The Book on Flipping Houses is written by active real estate fix-and-flipper J Scott, author of the popular real estate website 123Flip.com, and is published by BiggerPockets Publishing, the publishing arm of the premier real estate investing website BiggerPockets.com. This book contains more than 350 pages of detailed, step-by-step training perfect for both the complete newbie or seasoned pro looking to build a killer house flipping business.
Do You Want To Dominate Real Estate Investing? Are you interested in flipping houses? Are you in the process of buying your first home? Do you want to make passive income? With these expert tips learn how to dominate real estate. You'll be well on your way to passive income and becoming financially free with this easy guide. This book breaks down into easy-to-understand modules. It starts from the very beginning of real estate investing, so you can great results-even as a beginner!
Flipping a house is when you buy a cheap property, fix it up yourself or with a professional contractor, and then resell it for a profit. Depending on what you’ve heard, house-flipping is either an absurdly dangerous way to try to make money, or an incredibly rewarding experience that ends with you lining your pockets with cash. The reality is that house-flipping is both. If you don’t know what you’re doing, flipping a house is way too risky for most people, but if you have taken the time to do your research and are ready with some money, house-flipping can be a great way to make a good profit very fast.
Guides you through the mortgage process, from choosing between different loan types, to understanding the difference between a Good Faith Estimate and an Itemized Fee Worksheet, to the necessity of submitting certain documents in a particular method, and finally how to enter Closing Day stress-free and knowing that you have gotten the mortgage that makes the most financial sense for your future. The goal is to help you get the best mortgage possible for your individual needs and get to closing on time, stress free!
This invaluable guide explains everything readers need to know about finding and financing foreclosed and soon-to-be foreclosed residential properties with the highest potential return. Completely updated, this new edition reflects recent changes in the way banks and the government dispose of foreclosed properties, covers new laws, and advises how to steer clear of scams.
Learn how to buy a house without getting ripped off! Alysse Musgrave, the owner of one of the country’s oldest and most successful Exclusive Buyer Agencies, shows you how to avoid the financial traps and pitfalls that the real estate and mortgage industries have set for you. The sensible information you’ll find in this book is unlike anything you have read online or in any other real estate book. Buying a home is a complicated process, and this book simplifies it. You will learn how to make smart choices when you purchase your next home, and how to recognize fraud when you see it. Don’t let them make a monkey out of you!
Want to sell your home at a premium price-now? Never mind simply tidying up: an amazing 91% of real estate professionals say professional staging is the way to go. But sure enough, hiring a staging consultant will cost you. Thankfully, you can now get all the secrets and techniques the pros don't want you to know, from one of America's most successful staging experts. Home Staging That Works shows you how to turn any home into a showpiece that buyers will be fighting over. Your home is a magical place waiting for the right buyer to fall in love. Make the match happen with Home Staging That Works!
Learn how to obtain financial freedom through real estate. The final book in Gary Keller’s national best-selling Millionaire Real Estate Investor trilogy teaches the proven, reliable real estate investing process to achieve financial wealth:
Many people worry about making real money from flipping houses, but it’s possible, and this book will guide you through the process. You’ll learn everything from:
Once you gain the real knowledge and realistic expectations that this books provide, you can start flipping houses in no time. Flipping houses can be profitable when you know what you’re doing, and this book gives you the first step on your road to success.
In Home Plan Doctor, Larry Garnett makes basic design principles accessible, explaining in clear language how to navigate every stage of the planning process, from selecting a plan to evaluating the suitability of the design, room by room, and requesting needed modifications. Using sample floor plans and illustrations from readily available plans, this book is a practical guide for everything from placing the kitchen island to evaluating the effect of the roof pitch on the proportions of the house. And Garnett doesn't overlook the basics; he includes sections on what to look for in a building site, how to read a basic floor plan, and what to expect when you order the "blueprints," or construction documents.
The mechanics of Real Estate Investing is simple. Buy a house and do something with it. Fix it and rent it or sell it. Simple right? So why isn't everyone doing it. In this book we will show how to gate started. What type of skills you need, how to take control of your personal and financial situation and help you decide what type of real estate investing you want to get involved in. Next we show you how find properties, how to analyze properties and how to make an offer that makes sense. The next step is the ongoing management of you investment. And finally we show you how to sell your investment for the most profit.
Real estate information, and advice, seems to be everywhere. That should be a good thing. But for many first time home buyers, it is overwhelming. Many feel it is way too much information and are confused.They don't know where to start. If you are looking for a simple guide that provides a complete overview, and presents the basic steps, in the home buying process, then this kindle book is for you.
Enter Zillow, the nation's #1 real estate website and mobile app. Thanks to its treasure trove of proprietary data and army of statisticians and data scientists, led by chief economist Stan Humphries, Zillow has been able to spot the trends and truths of today's housing market while acknowledging that a home is more than an economic asset. In ZILLOW TALK, Humphries and CEO Spencer Rascoff explain the science behind where and how we live now and reveal practical, data-driven insights about buying, selling, renting and financing real estate.
This book contains proven steps and strategies on how to successfully invest in real estate. This books aims to help you understand the benefits of real estate investments and how you can start investing even with your full-time job and even if you do not have money or credit. You will also understand the importance of educating yourself and learning the ropes of the industry. Finally, you will also be introduced to the different market niches and investing strategies you can choose from. Just about everyone can invest in real estate. You definitely can. And this is actually a good time for you to start learning how to invest now. The value of real estate properties all over the United States are now lower compared to how they’ve been fifty years ago. The low prices is not really news but people still do not feel motivated to start investing in real estate. This is quite understandable since we are all a little taken aback over the latest real estate crisis and the lending practices that occurred. If you still feel discouraged in real estate investing, you can read the following benefits you can enjoy when you invest in real estate. I hope that this information will help end your apprehensions and inspire you to learn more.
Commercial property management is a special part of the investment property industry. It requires unique skills and property knowledge at a personal level to improve property performance. The book covers lease and rent strategies, property control, landlord reporting, tenant mix matters, maintenance management plus many more practical tips. The strategies covered in the book are from the personal experiences of the author in managing and leasing large office, industrial and retail properties over many years. Hands-on experiences help you understand how to approach this very special part of the industry. Simplicity and practicality help the reader understand the most important factors of the property management profession to control and perfect.
When it comes to investing in commercial real estate, it's easy to make a mistake...so why risk it? Improve your chances of success with a book researched, lived, and written by a master of commercial real estate: Craig Coppola. Craig has navigated the markets, ridden economic ups and downs, and bought and sold countless commercial projects - and he's mastered the world of brokerage, leasing and investing. Readers will learn how to set their own commercial investment goals and create a plan to achieve them, see opportunities with new "real-estate eyes," perform due diligence on a property with minimal cost, use a proven step-by-step process for evaluating properties to weed out losers and showcase winners, and traverse the minefield of letters of intent and contracts.
Learn to analyze commercial real estate from an investment perspective with COMMERICAL REAL ESTATE ANALYSIS AND INVESTMENTS and its accompanying CD-ROM! Presenting the essential concepts, principles, and tools for the analysis of commercial real estate, this real estate text provides you with the tools you need to understand real estate investments in today's dynamic economy. Studying is made easy with the CD-ROM that provides expanded coverage as well as spreadsheet examples of methodologies, data used in exhibits, lecture slide notes, and answers to study questions.
Confessions of a Real Estate Entrepreneur is for the individual who is ready to get serious about investing. Not a rah-rah or get-rich-quick book, this book is for someone who is prepared to think about what he or she wants to accomplish. James Randel provides the how and why. James Randel has been a successful investor and educator for 25 years. He teaches investing through stories and anecdotes – bringing to the limelight not just his successes (and there are some amazing stories of these) but also his mistakes. His candor is instructive and entertaining.
Profit by Investing in Real Estate Tax Liens, the only tax lien book written by a tax lien investor, has been the top-selling tax lien book since its first release in November, 2004. In this second edition, attorney and tax lien investor Larry Loftis not only teaches how to invest invest in tax liens and tax deeds, he provides insightful, first-hand experience from his purchases around the United States. Having purchased millions of dollars of liens (and deeds) in 12 states and attended auctions in 5 additional states, Mr. Loftis provides stories from different locations around the country, giving tips on how to avoid risks, and how to beat the competition. He provides technical knowledge that only an attorney can provide, as well as "tricks-of-the-trade" that only a seasoned investor can provide.
The Loopholes of Real Estate reveals the tax and legal strategies used by the rich for generations to acquire and benefit from real estate investments. Clearly written, The Loopholes of Real Estate shows you how to open tax loopholes for your benefit and close legal loopholes for your protection.
What’s Section 1031? How does it help property investment? Who qualifies for its benefits? These are the answers serious real estate investors must know - and are the kind of issues tackled in this one-stop resource. Property owners will find all the useful (and money-saving) information on real estate taxes they need, like how to: shelter rental income and earn the most from vacation properties; maximize expense and loss deductions; participate in Tenant-in-Common investing; preserve their wealth by protecting their assets; and much more! It’s important for everyone to know their legal rights - especially when it comes to their investments and money. This guide lays the foundation to build an investor’s wealth.
If you own rental property, you should be taking advantage of the many tax write-offs available. Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide gives residential landlords the plain-English guide they need to save money on taxes -- without the services of a pricey accounting firm. This book explains how to maximize your deductions without drawing the ire of the IRS. Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide is comprehensive yet easy to read and provides interesting real-world examples.
In 2005 Joe was 61 years old, without a job or pension, with Social Security still five years away. He needed steady monthly income NOW! Cash flow was the priority. He searched for a real opportunity, not a get-other-people-rich charade. Almost by chance, he bought a rental house…easily the best decision he ever made. Seven years and 62 houses later, he makes $22,000 a month and has $3 million in equity. This book is the short version of what he learned and exactly how he did it. Hard to believe? Of course! That’s why in Chapter 20 he offers a full disclosure 13-column spreadsheet down to the dollar--the first real estate book to do that! This may be the opportunity you’ve been searching for.
You’re about to discover how to generate wealth by purchasing foreclosed real estate properties. Unfortunately, there are many homeowners going in foreclosure and banks are liquidating these assets and rock bottom prices. If you learn how to find and spot these foreclosure deals you can profit and generate great wealth. Whether you're a millionaire or have 0 funds in your bank account you can profit from understanding how to purchase foreclosed real estate. Learn how more and more people are benefiting from these rock bottom real estate prices. Whether your goal is to make a quick $5,000 or to generate passive real estate income you can learn how with this book.
This book provides tips and strategies for refinancing your property and maximizing your profits. It also gives you advice on how to assist homeowners, have them work with you, and common mistakes you should avoid. It's time to go out and make the most of foreclosure investing, and with Foreclosure Investing For Dummies by your side, your hard work and devotion will bring tons of success!
If you’re one of the millions of Americans in danger of losing your house, The Foreclosure Survival Guide provides the practical information you need, including:
Not just another house flipping book! You can find plenty of books about flipping houses that claim "anyone can do it." Flipping Houses For Dummies takes a different approach--honesty. We don't claim that flipping houses is "easy" or "simple" or "risk-free," because, quite frankly, it isn't. Flipping Houses For Dummies reveals the risks and rewards of flipping properties; helps you determine whether you have the time, energy, cash, and other resources to be successful; and then conveys the expert knowledge that those who wish to pursue house flipping need in order to minimize risk and maximize potential profits in a very competitive market.
When reading the title of this book, make sure that you read it as THE Book on Foreclosures, because that's exactly what you have in front of you. I have read books on foreclosures before, I have read books on loan modifications, I have read books on bankruptcy, and I have even read books on how to rebuild your credit post-foreclosure. But I have yet to find a resource that ties all of this information together into one compelling and easy read...until now.
Based on comprehensive reporting and dozens of interviews, Shaky Ground by bestselling author Bethany McLean, chronicles the story of Fannie and Freddie seven years after the meltdown, and tells us why homeownership finance is now one of the biggest unsolved issues in today's global ecosystem.
The Millionaire Real Estate Agent explains:
The only way to win the real estate investing game is by mastering the numbers. This revised and updated edition of the popular reference shows how to target the best investments in the present market. It answers all your real estate questions, and provides new discussions of capital accumulation and internal rate of return. This book’s basic formulas will help you measure critical aspects of real estate investments, including:
Is Your Lack of Cash Holding You Back From Your Real Estate Dreams? Don't let the contents of your wallet define your future. Discover the real life strategies that smart investors are using in today's market to invest in real estate with creativity! In The Book on Investing in Real Estate with No (and Low) Money Down, active real estate investor and co-host of the BiggerPockets Podcast, Brandon Turner takes readers past the hype and dives into real life strategies that investors across the world are using to invest in real estate using creativity - instead of their own cash.
Demystify the process of evaluating, acquiring, and managing rental property and becoming a landlord with Landlord Academy founder Bryan Chavis’s clear, step-by-step plan to make your dream of owning a multi-family property a reality. With added guidance from building-maintenance experts, property attorneys, and tenants’ rights organizations, Buy It, Rent It, Profit! is the go-to guide for anyone interested in becoming a landlord and achieving profitable, consistent results.
Based on their involvement in over a 1,000 flips, Rick Villani and Clay Davis walk you through the proven five-stage model for successfully flipping a house:
As the housing market begins to recover, jobs are becoming available in the real estate sector and hard-working, competitive people are taking them. Real Estate License Exams For Dummies gives you the information you need to pass the exam and join the ranks as a professional real estate agent. In order to become a real estate agent, you must pass the real estate licensing exam. This fully updated and revised edition of Real Estate License Exams For Dummies provides the latest and most up-to-date information on contracts, deeds, appraisals, leasing, and mortgage types, as well as new real estate law for all 50 states. Includes four practice tests with detailed answer keys that explain the concepts behind each answer. Offers proven test-taking strategies and study techniques. Subject reviews cover all real estate exam test topics, plus sample practice questions throughout. If you're looking to start a career in real estate, turn to the trusted guidance and test-prep help in Real Estate License Exams For Dummies.
In this revised, updated, and expanded edition of his New York Times bestseller, Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller, who warned of both the tech and housing bubbles, now cautions that signs of irrational exuberance among investors have only increased since the 2008-9 financial crisis. With high stock and bond prices in the United States, and rising housing prices in many countries, the post-subprime boom may well turn out to be another illustration of Shiller's influential argument that psychologically driven volatility is an inherent characteristic of all asset markets. In other words, Irrational Exuberance is as relevant as ever.
Anyone who seeks financial wealth must first learn the fundamental truths and models that drive it. The Millionaire Real Estate Investor represents the collected wisdom and experience of over 100 millionaire investors from all walks of life who pursued wealth and achieved the life-changing freedom it delivers. This book--in straightforward, no nonsense, easy-to-read style--reveals their proven strategies.
Leading a real estate investment business can seem like a daunting task, with too few hours in the day, too many petty management issues, and constant fires that have to be put out. The E-Myth Real Estate Investor offers you a road map to create a real estate investment business that's self-sufficient, growing, and highly profitable. Take your business to levels you didn't think possible with this unique guide!
Real estate investing can be an excellent way to build wealth. With its advantages of cash flow, appreciation, tax benefits, equity buildup and leveraging, real estate may be the only vehicle that can carry the average person to retirement wealth. Real estate investor, attorney, and author Larry Loftis has developed a safe, easy, and lucrative way for new investors to get into the game, and for experienced ones to enhance their portfolios. In Investing in Duplexes, Triplexes and Quads: The Fastest and Safest Way to Real Estate Wealth, he draws on both his real estate investing experience and legal acumen to explore advantages you may not have considered about residential multifamily properties of two to four units.
Are you a real estate investor still trying to figure out the complex process of creating a renovation plan and estimating rehab costs for your projects? The Book on Estimating Rehab Costs is written by active real estate fix-and-flipper J Scott, author of the popular real estate website 123Flip.com, and is published by BiggerPockets Publishing, the publishing arm of the premier real estate investing website BiggerPockets.com. From cosmetic renovations to mechanical installations and upgrades to complex renovation components such as mold, termites and foundation issues, you’ll learn how to break down your renovation into its major and minor components, learn the most common tasks associated with those renovation components, and learn how to accurately price each of the renovation tasks.
This book will teach you how to:
With his signature wit, charm, and seemingly limitless knowledge, Bill Bryson takes us on a room-by-room tour through his own house, using each room as a jumping off point into the vast history of the domestic artifacts we take for granted. As he takes us through the history of our modern comforts, Bryson demonstrates that whatever happens in the world eventually ends up in our home, in the paint, the pipes, the pillows, and every item of furniture. Bryson has one of the liveliest, most inquisitive minds on the planet, and his sheer prose fluency makes At Home one of the most entertaining books ever written about private life.
Everyone likes the idea of turning the ugliest house on the block into the best house on the block and making a profit. Until now a system has not been shared on how to successfully complete this task on time and budget without getting your hands dirty. This audiobook not only cracks the code but shares the proven path and system to have a systems-based rehab business that makes consistent profits for ordinary, everyday people. The Real Estate Rehab Investing Bible reveals the lucrative seven-stage system that allows author Paul Esajian and his students all across North America to manage multiple rehab projects at once while staying on time and under budget to build and grow their wealth. No experience? No problem. You'll learn strategies to find the right properties, negotiate the right offer, identify the right licensed and insured contractor for the job, and get the property sold to a happy homeowner for a profit. No capital? No problem. You'll learn how you can use other people's money to fund your deals and the IRS guidelines that help you keep more of the money you make. By learning and leveraging the principals of rehabbing and real estate, you'll start thinking like a business owner rather than a consumer.
Discover what every beginner needs to know about investing in Commercial Real Estate. Why you should be a commercial investor, where the biggest pitfalls are, which types of properties are best for those just getting started, how to analyze any commercial deal quickly, how to speak the language of commercial real estate, the 4 guiding principles of commercial investment and much, much more. Let the author of Commercial Real Estate Investing for Dummies walk you through how to get started in Commercial Real Estate in this incredibly informative book.
In this book you will learn quick and easy tips to help you sell your mountain vacation home for the highest possible price to the best buyer. This book will also show you how to...
All real estate agents share one thing in common: we're all striving to get to the NEXT LEVEL of personal and professional success. We want to take our lives, our businesses, and our selves to the next level. What if you could get there, faster than you ever thought possible, by simply changing how you start your day?
So much more than a rookie survival guide! The author discusses such touchy subjects as commission discounting (she s all for it), buyer agency (don t push it), prospecting at open houses (do so with caution) and generating bidding wars (it s your duty). Practical advice is offered on everything from building a loyal client base to marketing listings to negotiating inspections and even handling pricing objections. Sell with Soul focuses on helping new agents become competent at their craft, so they can be confident with their prospects and clients. This confidence enables them to stay true to themselves because they will have no need for the Old School prospecting strategies and aggressive closing techniques that force many new agents out of their comfort zone. Readers consistently praise the readability of Sell with Soul, commenting that it reads almost like a novel instead of just another business self-help book. The book is written in a casual voice, with a relaxed style.
Learn how to make money wholesaling real estate without having to swing a hammer or deal with tenants. Wholesaling is one of the best ways to get started making money in the world of real estate investing. Think of it as the day trading of real estate except it is simpler and has less risk if you learn how the process works. In fact when you learn how to do it the right way, you can minimize your risk substantially. The Real Estate Wholesaling Bible teaches what you need to know to profit from real estate wholesaling without needing a lot of capital or previous experience. This rapidly expanding business is relatively simple, profitable, and perfect for today's real estate market. Plus it's an ideal system for making money even in the toughest real estate markets.
Everything you need to confidently make real estate part of your investing plan Do you want to get involved in real estate investing, but aren't quite sure where to start? Real Estate Investing For Dummies is your go-to resource for making sense of the subject, offering plain-English, step-by-step explanations of everything you need to know to keep yourself one step ahead of the competition. Inside, you'll discover how to overcome the challenges of the market, take advantage of the opportunities in any real estate environment including a down market and so much more.
As the real estate market begins to show signs of recovery, home buyers and sellers, real estate professionals, investors, and attorneys can rely on the up-to-date eighth edition of Barron's Dictionary of Real Estate Terms when they need a handy quick-reference source to the industry's terminology. More than 3,000 short-entry terms and definitions cover topics that include appraisal, architectural styles, brokerage, construction, development, environmental finance, mortgage types, zoning, and much more. Many definitions are supplemented with graphs, charts, and line art.
Profitable real-estate investing opportunities exist everywhere as long as you know what to look for and understand how to make prudent deals that transform property into profits. David Crook, of The Wall Street Journal, shows how to make safe and sane investments that ensure a good night’s sleep as your real-estate portfolio grows, your properties appreciate and your income increases. The Wall Street Journal Complete Real-Estate Investing Guidebook offers the most authoritative information.
Nationally known real estate expert John Schaub learned his craft in the best way possible--on the job, and through every kind of market. Over three decades, he learned to bank consistent profits as he built an impressive real estate mini-empire. Building Wealth One House at a Time reveals how virtually anyone can accumulate one million dollars worth of houses debtfree and earn a steady cash flow for life. Unique in that it focuses on buying houses in good-quality neighborhoods, Schaub's nine-step program includes:
Buying, renovating and selling a house for profit, known as Flipping, is one of the most exciting ways to make money in Real Estate. There are potentially HUGE PAYDAYS waiting for you if you do it the right way, and certainly pitfalls along the way without proper guidance. It all boils down to knowing the fundamentals of this process. Once you learn the "7 Fundamentals of a Highly Successful Flip", you can implement these techniques and systems into your own business to produce these wealth building results for yourself.
The latest book in the "Real Estate Investor's Guide" series by Matt Andrews dives into the world of Government Owned (HUD) Properties. This book reveals the strategies that he uses in his business to Find and Flip houses from this lucrative property source. This book is direct and straight to the point. It cuts through the clutter and leaves out the filler, leaving only the most vital info you need to get started with this exciting opportunity. Here's what you will learn:
The vast majority of investors, real estate brokers and commercial real estate professionals barely scratch the surface conducting their due diligence when purchasing commercial real estate investments. Investors are taking unnecessary risks and throwing money away or making bad investments, by not properly performing due diligence. Brokers are putting themselves at risk for potential litigation and missing an opportunity to help their clients as a true ally by learning these principles. Having and adhering to a proven system keeps you from missing something and allows you to do it faster, easier and more efficiently. It reduces the stress; makes you feel more confident; makes the sellers of the properties less likely to try to play games while negotiating with you, and ultimately helps to make you a better investor because you are more prepared.
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