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The best places to buy holiday homes in 2016

But when it comes to spending €200k or more, it has to be island living, says Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España. A resident of the Balearic Islands himself, Marc explains, «There’s nothing like owning property in an island location for achieving ultimate relaxation, which is precisely what a holiday home should […]

Mallorca cleans up waters as buyers flood in

Mallorca certainly has good cause to protect its natural environment. As well as having a social and moral responsibility to do so, the positive impact to the island’s tourism of maintaining pristine waters should not be underestimated. Mallorca has been a popular mass tourism destination since the 1950s, as Taylor Wimpey España’s observes: «Mallorca has […]

Sun, sea, sand and shops – second home owners enjoy retail therapy in Alicante

Spain has enjoyed a record-breaking summer, with some 54.4 million foreign visits in the first nine months of 2015, up 3.8% on the year before, according to the Industry, Energy and Tourism Ministry. But now that the summer season is at an end and the holidaymakers are back at work in their home countries, has […]

What does 2016 hold in store for Spain’s Costa Blanca?

The Costa Blanca is one of Spain’s most popular coastal areas thanks to its delightful blend of white sandy beaches, sunshine and delicious local food. With the New Year rapidly approaching, leading Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey Espana has revealed its predictions for the Costa Blanca for 2016. “2016 is looking like it could be a […]

WHY BUYING A SPANISH SECOND HOME CAN PAY DIVIDENDS

For second home owners from countries such as the UK, better weather is often a draw and Spain is a perennially popular choice of location for such a purchase. Sales and Marketing Director of leading Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España, comments, “UK buyers have a long-term love of Spain when it comes to second home […]

Costa del Shopping? Spain targets retail tourists

Spain has enjoyed a record-breaking summer, with some 54.4 million foreign visits in the first nine months of 2015, up 3.8 per cent on the year before, according to the Industry, Energy and Tourism Ministry. Even with the summer season over, though, the value of Christmas shopping in luring customers from overseas has certainly not […]

Higher quality new-build apartments and villas are luring Brits to the Costa Blanca

The Costa Blanca is one of Europe’s most heavily visited areas, extending 200 km along the Mediterranean coast. And it’s Alicante which is attracting the most attention from clients financing their purchases through Conti. Even though Spain’s National Statistics Institute (INE) indicate prices are creeping up they are still some 30 per cent lower than […]

A sunny home abroad

Sales and Marketing Director of leading Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España, was one of those eagerly awaiting the Caminito del Rey’s reopening. He comments, «There’s so much more to the Costa del Sol than one at first realises. It’s not just about sunshine and beaches – though of course it has both of those in […]

Costa Blanca new-builds offering retirees great value

Higher quality new-build apartments and villas are luring Brits to the Costa Blanca where prices are lowest Buyers can also expect higher quality new villas and apartments from house builders likeTaylor Wimpey Spain which is rolling out developments in prime locations using quality materials, offering lots more space and choosing designs that won’t date. http://www.retiremove.co.uk/

Spain ranked best for life expectancy in Europe

Want to live for longer? Move to Spain, suggests the latest findings from the World Health Organisation. The latest figures from the organisation shows that Spaniards have the best health and life expectancy of any country in Europe: residents of Spain are expected to live for 83 years, two years longer than the UK, where […]

Brit interest builds in Costa del Sol

British interest in Costal del Sol property is building. Whether for a cheap summer holiday with the kids or a long-term second home investment on a prestigious resort, Spain has long been a favourite with visitors from the UK. The country’s blend of sunshine, beaches, tapas and low prices, all within a short flight from […]

Briton is Dominating the Spanish Real Estate

Attractive low prices and the strong pound are encouraging our British folks to buy Spanish holiday homes. According to the Independent, the Spanish land registry has released some data that shows that more Britons are taking advantage of the economic trend compared to any other nationality. Home is the Costa del Sol and the Costa […]

Brits Snap Up One in Five Spanish Homes Sold to Foreigners

According to reports in The Independent newspaper, British property investors are taking full advantage of a weak euro in Spanish property markets in 2015, with one fifth of all foreign purchases in the country being snapped up by savvy buyers capitalising on the significantly increased purchasing power of the pound. New figures published by the […]

The Spanish property market and buying process

For much of the Noughties, Spain experienced strong economic prosperity and the housing market flourished, with Brits migrating to the country in their droves. But the Spanish property market has gone through a turbulent period in recent years, mirroring the state of the Spanish economy, with prices having plummeted nationwide due to the economic downturn […]

Costa del Sol golf properties boom fed by British players

BRITAIN’S enduring passion for golf has played a pivotal role in our love affair with Spain. And, these days, the nation’s fervour for golf and dreams of a frontline home on thefairway are helping to boost Spain’s resurgent property market as the country starts to exit the savage recession. And for some, living within driving […]

The Value of Property Inspection Trips Explained

Organised trip like these are a significant investment in money and time for the agent. So today, many agents will have a long list of questions before they will start booking your flights, designed to ascertain if you are really ready to buy. Julian Walker at Spot Blue in Turkey feels that is only fair: […]

Britons buying a fifth of all Spanish property sold to foreigners

Britons are buying a fifth of all Spanish property sold to foreigners, as moribund prices and a strong pound make holiday homes in the sun more appealing. According to new figures released by the Spanish land registry, Britons, more than any other nationality, are taking advantage of a combination of favourable economic factors. The euro […]

Flat and apartment sales eclipse Spain’s rural holiday home market

APARTMENT sales are soaring across Spain but rural holiday homes remain empty and unwanted In the past 12 months, 80% of all properties sold in Spain were flats and apartments, up 28% on the previous year. This has led leading property developer Taylor Wimpey to declare ‘The rural holiday villa’s days are numbered’. “Buyers are […]

Spanish property sales surge

Spanish property sales have surged this year, according to new figures, as buyers continue to pounce on attractive conditions. With prices increasing too, the market as a whole is on the up – and Costa Blanca is leading the way. Spanish property sales have surged this year, according to new figures, as buyers continue to […]

Brits back to sunny Spain for overseas property

The number of Britons buying abroad plunged after the financial crisis but the strong pound and relatively buoyant UK economy are making a home in the sun look more affordable. Sky-high UK house prices have given many homeowners enough spare equity to fund an overseas purchase, while mortgage finance is cheap. Clare Nessling, director at […]

Spain notches up sixth quarter running of rising prices

Spanish property sales have risen for the last 18 months, according to the Ministry of Public Works and Transport Second quarter volumes rose 13.9% over the previous three months, according to The Ministerio de Fomento, the sixth quarterly increase running. Non-nationals living in Spain notched up 17.2% of sales and to non-resident foreign buyers 5%. […]

Exchange rates boost Brit spending power

Euro can save a lot on your property by paying attention to currency exchange rates and that’s no lira. That is the message experts have for British buyers, as weaker currencies overseas boost their spending power abroad. In Spain, a two bedroom apartment on the Costa Blanca, such as the key-ready properties at Brisas de […]

Savvy Brits can save £000’s on second homes overseas

Exchange rates can have a big impact on the global property market. Whether purchasing a property for personal use or as an investment, beneficial exchange rates can lead to buyers getting a lot more for their money. The value of the euro against the pound is an excellent example. A two bedroom apartment on the […]

Germans buying more property in Mallorca

Germans are buying more property in Mallorca, according to agents, as foreigners continue to prove essential to Spain’s real estate recovery. The area of Mallorca has always been popular with international tourists, as the Balearic island’s sandy shores offer stunning scenery and sumptuous food. But while Mallorca attracted more than a million Brits this summer, […]

Second home purchase could be less expensive holiday option

Buying a second home may be a cheaper option for going on holiday in Spain than booking a hotel room, new data from Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España has revealed. The company’s sales and marketing director  explains, “Obviously we know all about the many advantages of owning a second home in terms of lifestyle benefits and convenience, but it […]

Spanish property sales up 11 months in a row

The Balearic Islands saw the biggest increase in sales – up 37.4 per cent year-on-year – while Extremadura led the decreases with a fall of 9.8 per cent. British buyers are at the front of the international charge, according to Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España, thanks to the strong spending power of the pound. German, […]

What the future is for the US EB-5 investment visa?

The United States EB-5 investment visa is currently being debated. Democratic and Republican negotiators in the House of Representatives and the Senate are discussing the reauthorisation of the EB-5 Regional Center Program. Any update to the current regulations must be agreed by both before the end of the month, although an alternative is that it […]

Winter sun away from the crowds – short-haul suntraps for British second homebuyers

Predictions of a hot August for the UK, made in such a carefree manner in July, didn’t quite come to fruition. Instead, the month ended with bookmaker Ladbrokes simply stopping taking bets on August being the wettest on record. Enough said. With the UK having endured another soggy summer, many individuals are turning their thoughts […]

Apartments replace villas on Spanish property wish list

Apartments are the new villas, when it comes to Spanish property wish lists. 80 per cent of properties sold in Spain in 2014 were apartments, according to the General Council of Notaries, as flats begin to replace the once-idyllic rural villa as the dream of overseas buyers. Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey España says that second homeowners» […]

My best advice: 16 property pros reveal where to invest abroad

Continuing our new series, experts from around the world share their advice on the top places to invest overseas. There are numerous factors to consider when investing overseas: exchange rates, long-term rental potential and property price growth. But thousands of Brits buy abroad every year. Some simply want a better quality of life, others are […]

Celeb spotting in MallorcaCeleb spotting in Mallorca

Models, actresses, sporting heroes, royalty… all have been wooed by the balmy breezes and stunning scenery of Mallorca over the years. Agatha Christie wrote Problems at Pollensa Bay while holed up in Puerto Pollensa in the 1930s. Winston Churchill holidayed just along the coast from the same spot. Even Grace Kelly and Charlie Chaplin have […]

Spain’s rural holiday villas ‘falling out of favour’

Spanish rural holiday villas are falling out of popularity, a leading developer claims. With 80% of properties sold in Spain in 2014 being flats or apartments, according to General Council of Notaries data, the days of the rural holiday villa are numbered, according to Taylor Wimpey España. In addition, apartment buyers want shops and restaurants […]

Taylor Wimpey sales by nationality shine light on foreign demand

The breakdown by nationality of sales by Spanish developer Taylor Wimpey de España gives a good idea of demand for holiday homes in Spain. Taylor Wimpey de España, a division of Taylor Wimpey UK, is one of, if not the leading developer of holiday homes in Spain. The breakdown by nationality of demand for Taylor […]

More tourist records broken by Mallorca

Mallorca has broken more tourist records, with visitor numbers hitting an all-time high yet again this year. Spain’s Balearic Islands have long been one of Europe’s most attractive and loved summer sun destinations. Holidaymakers from mainland Spain, along with the UK, Germany and Italy flock to the islands every year, craving their perfect balance of […]

Taylor Wimpey teams up with La Cala for Costa del Sol golf complex

Taylor Wimpey España and La Cala Resort, the company behind the prestigious complex of three golf courses and hotels in Mijas owned by FBD, have signed a long-term partnership that will allow them to develop 48 apartments and 55 houses over the next five years, with a total estimated investment of €21 million. The partnership […]

Taylor Wimpey Spain on the BBC Travel Show

The BBC’s Travel Show heads for Costa Blanca, and visits our development at La Vila Paradis in Villajoyosa. Watch the The Travel Show’s Ade Adepitan as he heads to the Costa Blanca 200 kilometres of Mediterranean coastline in the Alicante province of Spain, to find out if now is a good time to buy a […]

Brits ready with the readies in Spain this summer

It looks like Spain’s hopes for a record summer are well on the way to being realised and this tourism season it is the Brits who are ready with the readies. Official government figures for April showed that UK travellers spent in excess of €1 billion in Spain, making up 19.5% of the overall visitor […]

Spanish property sales hit three-year high

Spanish property sales have risen to a three-year high, according to new figures, as foreign demand continues to soar, driven by attractive prices and exchange rates. The imbalance between new property and existing homes is echoed by Spanish notaries too, whose latest report says that sales rose 8.4 per cent year-on-year in May, with resales […]

Lights. Camera. Alicante!

BBC’s The Travel Show has been enjoying the Spanish sunshine in Alicante of late, documenting the rise of holiday home buyers on the Costa Blanca and featuring leading homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España. The BBC crew was keen to tap into the local knowledge and expertise that the Taylor Wimpey Espana team has built up through […]

Tie the knot or buy some bricks? Which would you choose?

You grow up, get married, buy a house and have 2.4 children. At least that’s how things used to work. These days an increasing number of young (and indeed not so young) couples are having to make a choice between their dream wedding day and their dream of owning their own home. Statistics show that… […]

Med Madness! Perfect properties in Europe’s top tourism hotspot

The soft sands and warm waters of the Mediterranean are known around the world, accounting for one of every three international tourist arrivals globally, according to the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). In Spain, the property market in coastal areas is picking up at a promising pace, as buyers look to take advantage of the […]

Mallorca- Why Here? Why Now?

The Sunday Times recently reported that Palma de Mallorca, capital city of the Balearic Island of Mallorca, was the best place to live in the world. But what about the rest of the island? Does Mallorca make sense as an investment destination, as well as somewhere that’s wonderful to live? Absolutely! Marc Pritchard, island resident and […]

Spanish tourism on course for record year?

Spanish tourism could be on course for a record year, according to new figures, which show visitors are already up on 2014. Spain welcomed 22.5 million visitors between January and May 2015, an increase of 5.1 per cent over 2014, according to the country’s Tourism Ministry. The figure includes a record number of long-distance international […]

In brands we trust

Selling property is about far more than just having nice houses on your books. This is doubly true if your buyers live in another country and you are selling off plan homes with the majority of the process conducted without any face-to-face interaction. Sales and Marketing Director of leading homebuilder Taylor Wimpey Espana, is well […]

Bank of Spain: Housing market has bottomed

Sales and Marketing Director of leading Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España, comments: «There are pockets of real success in terms of the real estate market in Spain right now, but the picture is far from consistent. It’s still a delicate market and changes in FX rates, along with international politics, are likely to play a […]

Spanish real estate – an insider’s perspective

The Spanish property market crisis is over. At least that’s what Banco de España is saying. Director of Studies José Luis Malo de Molina comments, At the same time, Spain’s GDP has grown for seven consecutive quarters and recently even more than expected: 0.9% in Q1 2015, according to the National Institute of Statistics (INE). […]

Summer holiday heaven – look no further, Europe has it all!

When it comes to summer holidays, it seems we want it all – pristine beaches, high-octane theme parks and water parks, first-rate golf courses, rural activities like horse riding – and all set against a backdrop of good weather and great food. It might seem like a lot to ask, but there’s no need to […]

Spanish real estate in depth – an insider’s perspective

The Spanish property market crisis is over. At least that’s what Banco de Espana is saying. Director of Studies José Luis Malo de Molina comments, “The adjustment of the real estate sector is, in principle, complete.” At the same time, Spain’s GDP has grown for seven consecutive quarters and recently even more than expected: 0.9% […]

Why you should buy a holiday home in Mallorca

Sales and Marketing Director of leading Spanish homebuilder of Taylor Wimpey España, explains why Mallorca is the ideal location for a holiday home purchase. What makes Mallorca special? There really is everything on one island. The scenery is dramatic, varied and stunning, with the Sierra Tramuntana mountain range, a UNESCO heritage site, boasting peaks of […]

Tourists flock to Game of Thrones filming locations

Tourists are flocking to visit the filming locations from popular TV series Game of Thrones. The show, which reaches the end of its fifth season next week, has been boosting tourist interest in a range of countries ever since its first broadcast. The fantasy epic, based on George RR Martin’s novels, began shooting in Northern […]

No need to feel blue – Spain has world’s cleanest beaches

Spain’s beaches were awarded a record-breaking 577 Blue Flags (FEE), denoting cleanliness among a number of factors, with Galicia leading the way. Every year countries across the world eagerly await the awarding of Blue Flags to their beaches. The Blue Flag is an internationally recognised eco-label that identifies a beach as clean, safe and committed […]

Opt for two wheels to see Mallorca at its best

Sales and Marketing Director of leading Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey Espana and resident of Mallorca, comments, “Mallorca has a thriving property sector and tourism is definitely a key driver of the market here. Second homes on Mallorca are highly prized, particularly by buyers from the UK, Germany and the Nordic countries.” Not only does Mallorca […]

Inside Spain’s economy – what’s really going on?

Spain to achieve annual growth of 30% (Newton) Unemployment down 2.7% in April (Labour Ministry) 2015 to be «pivotal year» for Spanish property market (PERE) After years of gloom, the headlines are suddenly full of news about Spain’s bright future. Economic growth projections have been revised upward by Fitch, while Spain has been affirmed at […]

Spain home to more Blue Flag beaches than any other country

Spain remains home to more Blue Flag beaches than any other country in the world, as the country holds onto its top ranking. The Blue Flag is an internationally recognised eco-label that identifies a beach as clean, safe and committed to sustainability, based on strict criteria addressing water quality, environmental education and information, environmental management, […]

Spain continues to appeal to second home buyers

Taylor Wimpey España has experienced a fine start to 2015, with visits to the company’s website up by 16%. Additionally, sales increased during Q1 in the three areas in which Taylor Wimpey operates: namely Mallorca, the Costa Blanca and the Costa del Sol. During the first quarter of this year Taylor Wimpey served buyers from […]

Spain and Portugal vie for the top spot as golf season gets into full swing

Taylor Wimpey comments «Our golf properties are always incredibly popular and the panoramic sea and golf views at resorts like Avalon, near Marbella, really do take some beating. Spain’s excellent value as a golfing destination extends to its golf resort market as well – a two bedroom, luxury apartment in Avalon, which is located in […]

Spain reigns again

For keenly priced properties of reliably good quality, Taylor Wimpey, which has half a century’s experience of building in Spain, has various well-located projects on both of the key coasts. http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/style/homes_and_gardens/overseas_property/article1527568.ece

New-builds in Costa Blanca

At the top of the price range, Taylor Wimpey Espana have luxury two-bed apartments in La Recoleta start from €142,000 (£113k). Lifestyle buyers may be tempted by the private terraces, sea views, communal swimming pool and shared gardens as much as the designer brands of fixtures and fittings, but these are generously sized apartments of roughly 100m2. […]

Unemployment falls as Spanish construction climbs

The positive movement in the market looks set to continue, with KPMG predicting that the number of jobs in the Spanish property sector will rise from the current level of 7 per cent to reach 10 per cent of workers by 2020. Sales and Marketing Director of leading Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España, certainly believes that […]

Taylor Wimpey España sales reach 22 countries

Sales from Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España are rising with more than six out of ten coming from overseas buyers. And Spanish property website Kyero says two-thirds of inquiries for real estate in Cantabria come from Britons – with many just wanting land plots to ‘buy and build’. Taylor Wimpey España says real estate sales […]

Budget Spanish holidays enjoy flying start to 2015

«Spain is looking to court tourists by promoting its shopping offer this year,» comments Marketing Director of leading Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España. «The country has some fantastic shopping destinations, but many visitors simply overlook the stores in favour of the beaches. Mallorca, for example, has a fantastic high end retail offering, while places like […]

Northumberland To The Costa Blanca

The couple’s big move to Spain was prompted by Lesley. One day she was surfing the internet and came across a website for Taylor Wimpey España. They were offering a 3 day inspection visit to the Costa Blanca and the Walkers decided to go.   The original property that had lured them to this area […]

TANTALISE YOUR TASTE BUDS WITH A TIMELY TRIP TO MALLORCA

Spanish supermarket sales expected to rise in 2015 (Kantar Worldpanel) Spring fairs and Easter feasts held across Mallorca, including local produce markets and annual Pollensa Wine Fair in April Test out your Balearic culinary skills in your own kitchen with a luxury second home from Taylor Wimpey España One of the delights of owning a […]

Costa Blanca property is top of the wish list according to leading Spanish property portal

Taylor Wimpey Espana comments, «The Kyero.com report provides an interesting insight into what today’s buyers want from Spanish property. There are numerous reasons why the Costa Blanca still ranks top of the list for property buyers. «We at Taylor Wimpey Espana believe we can meet the needs of customers not only because many of our […]

Who’s buying Spanish Property in 2015?

Homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España, shares his insights based on the company’s annual performance figures, “A total of 32 nationalities bought properties from us during 2014, demonstrating Spain’s global appeal. Our average selling price was up and we noticed a rise in the number of buyers from the Netherlands, Denmark, Austria, Luxemburg, France and Spain itself. […]

Expat tool – Spain scores well for work/life balance and cuisine

“Going on holiday somewhere and moving there are two extremely different undertakings,” Taylor Wimpey España, said. “On holiday you only tend to notice the positive points, but when you live there things like bureaucracy and pace of life can show you a very different side to your chosen country of residence.” Some of the benefits […]

Costa Blanca property is top of the wish list according to leading Spanish

Taylor Wimpey Espana comments, «The Kyero.com report provides an interesting insight into what today’s buyers want from Spanish property. There are numerous reasons why the Costa Blanca still ranks top of the list for property buyers. «We at Taylor Wimpey Espana believe we can meet the needs of customers not only because many of our […]

Record year for Spanish tourism

«Rising visitor numbers are great news for Spain’s construction sector,» Taylor Wimpey Spain comments. «Certainly here at Taylor Wimpey España we have noticed strong demand for luxury holiday properties from buyers hailing from a wide range of countries. Spain has such an enchanting effect on so many people that they want to come back again […]

How to buy a holiday home

«Buying a villa from an unscrupulous developer who has built on protected land could see your life savings vanish fast,» says Spanish builder Taylor Wimpey España. Such stories have hit the headlines. Brits have seen their dream holiday homes bulldozed by the local council because they didn’t have the right building permissions. http://www.moneywise.co.uk/home-mortgage/buying/how-to-buy-holiday-home

Best exchange rate for 8 years prompts Brits to snap up bargain second homes across Europe

Taylor Wimpey España, observes, With the exchange rate looking so favourable, it really is a case of the more you spend, the more you save at the moment. It certainly seems to have got British buyers moving once more when it comes to Spanish property. Read more: http://www.easier.com/128768-best-exchange-rate-for-8-years-prompts-brits-to-snap-up-bargain-second-homes-across-europe.html

Property: «Invest in Spain in 2015» as tourism soars

Anyone looking for an investment abroad should look towards Spain for 2015 as its tourist industry continues to grow, says one developer. Spain pulled in a record tourist spend of more than €56million (£43million) in 2013, according to the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism – and it looks as if that figure increasd in […]

Ask for the kids» permission first

What is perhaps less well known is the influence that children have on the purchase of second homes. Owning a home overseas is a wonderful way to enjoy family holidays and avoids the usual hassles associated with family getaways. The TripAdvisor survey found that lugging extra gear and not enough quiet time for parents were […]

Building a better future in Spain

The cranes are on the move once again in Spain, as the construction sector finally picks up its tools following a seven year pause. October 2014 saw the sector register a 13.9% increase in activity compared with a year earlier, according to Eurostat, while financial advisors Arcano have pegged real estate and construction as two […]

Buying a second home is child’s play – no kidding!

For families, buying a second home is child’s play – as long as you get the kids on your side! That’s the view of overseas property professionals who say children play a vital role in the buying process, with pools and locations near beaches among their top requirements. Taylor WImpey España comments:  “There’s no doubt that […]

Spanish optimism spreads despite falling prices

Spanish property prices fell back to levels recorded at the start of last year during the final months of 2014, according to new figures. The industry, though, has never been more optimistic about the year ahead.  Taylor WImpey España comments «We’ve seen resorts across the country receive record numbers of visitors, with the lure of […]

What does Spain hold in store for 2015?

Tourism in Spain contributed 11.7% to the economy in 2013, according to the latest data from Market Research Reports, with total tourism output reaching €191.5 billion. And as 2014 draws to a close it looks certain that those figures will be pushed even higher thanks to a record-breaking year. Taylor Wimpey España comments «It’s been […]

Great 2015 set to be better for Spain than 2014

With visitor numbers rising and its economy improving, 2014 has been a fantastic year for Spain and as 2015 looks set to be even better, overseas property demand is likely to rise says Taylor Wimpey España. In 2014 Spain pulled in record tourist spending of €56,374million from January-October 2014, according to figures from the Ministry […]

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