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Tara Mortgage Services Featured Blog: How Identity Theft Affects Your Home Loan Approval

DHREA 13/11/2019

It makes everyone cringe at the mere possibility of it — identity theft. Unfortunately, about 1 in 15 Americans are victims of it. And the way most find out that it’s happened to them is when their credit is pulled, and they notice something suspicious. Indeed, identity theft can even negatively affect your home loan application. Here’s how identity theft affects your mortgage application and the steps you can take to help you get approved despite the fraud.

Types of Identity Theft And How It Affects Your Home Loan Application

There are many types of identity theft. While all are serious, only one can hamper getting a home loan. With financial identity theft, a criminal is using your identity to get approved for credit. While a $300 shopping spree probably won’t affect your ability to get approved for a mortgage, it could lower your credit score and change the mortgage rate you qualify for.

However, fraudulent charges of thousands or tens of thousands of dollars are sure to halt your loan approval and here’s why:

Part of getting approved for any loan is demonstrating that you can be trusted to pay it back. And, essentially, that’s what a credit score shows. The higher the score, the more financially responsible you appear to be, and the more lenders will trust that you can and will pay back the loan.

So when it comes to mortgage approval, you can imagine how much weight your credit score carries. And if your credit shows that you have a $12,000 debt that’s currently in collections, that’s a red flag that no lender wants to see.

Home loan denied. Well, for now, anyway.

Fortunately, that’s not the end of the story! While it’s not a fast process, there are steps you can take to help clear up the crime from your credit history and get you well on your way to home loan approval.

What You Can Do If You’re a Victim

First thing you want to do it report the crime to the police. You’ll also want to file an affidavit with the Federal Trade Commission. Sometimes, a copy of the police report and the affidavit is all that the underwriter needs to move your application towards approval. Unfortunately, even with proof of a crime and loan approval, your rate may remain on the higher end of the scale because rates are determined when you first applied for the home loan.

Now we come to a fork in the road. Accept the higher rate and move forward with the home purchase. Or wait until everything gets cleared from your credit history and start the process all over again.

Both options have their advantages and disadvantages.

If you decide to purchase now, you’ll have the certainty of buying in the current favorable conditions. Your rate may be high now but, then again, it could be high later too. The market is changing all the time, and we cannot predict what your future rate would be.

However, if you decide to take the extra steps to clear your history and wait to purchase, you’ll have the peace of mind that you are getting the best rate based on your actual credit score. Your rate may also be lower than it was the first time around, possibly saving you thousands of dollars over the life of the loan.

Plus, you also have to consider the housing market. The availability of homes for sale in your price bracket may not be the same in six months. Are you willing to wait and see?

Identity theft isn’t something that’s fixed overnight. After you’ve filed a police report and an affidavit with the FTC, you still need to submit copies to the credit bureaus. This will trigger an investigation and should also stop them from showing the fraudulent info on your report. The time it takes for your report to be completely cleared varies quite a bit. It can take as little as weeks, but in some cases, it’s taken years.

We hope that you are never a victim of identity theft, in any form. However, know that there is light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to buying your dream home even if this does happen to you. Do you know what rate you qualify for? Contact us today to see how low your rate can be!

(This blog was originally published at tara-mtg.net)

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Tips for Ensuring a Smooth Move for Seniors!

DHREA 01/11/2019

Moving can be overwhelming for anyone, let alone some of our great seniors. Here’s some tips to make their move as easy as possible.

1. Communication and Choice

Seniors can be emotionally vested in the home they’re leaving, and it’s expected that there will be sadness and apprehension about the move. It can be a tough conversation to have with your aging parent, but give them time to grieve the change and talk about where they will be living and why they are moving, in order to help make the transition smoother. When seniors are asked to leave their longtime homes, a frequent cause of distress is their perceived loss of control, so give your loved one as much choice as possible as they plan and implement the move.

2. Plan Effectively

Before families begin the sorting and organizing process, it will help to have a visual of what they are getting into. What rooms need to be furnished? How many square feet is the new residence? Writing for AARP, Ann Goyer recommends plotting the floor plan of your loved one’s new home on graph paper, and suggests cutting out pieces to represent furniture.

3. Enlist Relatives

This will undoubtedly be a big job, so enlist help from your family. Encourage siblings or other close family members to take a few days off of work. Even children and younger members in the family can participate. Surrounding your senior parents with loved ones who are supportive and encouraging could help ease the emotional stress of moving as well.

4. Sort and Organize

Moving your elderly parents will involve downsizing. Go through the house item by item with your support team. You can categorize objects to make the process easier: items to be moved, keepsakes to be left with family, items to be sold or donated, and items to be thrown out. Don’t allow yourself to become a packing robot lacking feelings. Honor the emotional attachment to personal belongings and allow your senior parent to reminisce as you help sort out their possessions. Remember, these are not just things you’re moving; they’re memories. Also, be open to your own emotions, especially if this was your childhood home.

5. Clean and Repair

After the organizing and packing is complete, there is work that still needs to be done. Whether the house is going to be sold, rented or passed on to another relative — the general requirements are the same. The house should be cleaned, and they should consider making any required repairs now before any get worse. It’s better to take care of maintenance issues all at once rather than dealing with them later while the house is for sale (or after renters move in).

6. Plan the Moving Day

There are a few different strategies for moving your senior loved one into their new home. A full service mover is the easiest way to go, but also the most expensive. They will load everything, deliver to its destination and put things in place. We looked at quotes from movers and found the cost of moving the contents of a two bedroom home across the country exceeds $6,000.  Families can save some money on the move by using a self-service mover, which means their family will load the moving truck, but the cargo will be hauled by a professional mover.  Then there’s the do-it-yourself (DIY) option where you can rent a moving truck or trailer. But, even the DIY option of renting a U-Haul or Ryder is not cheap: a move from Atlanta to Los Angeles in a 26 foot truck could exceed $3,000 when you factor in gasoline.

Of course, each family’s circumstances are unique, so we’re hesitant to give blanket advice. However, I hope these tips help you better plan and execute your elder loved one’s next move!

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Trick or Treat Checklist and Safety Tips

DHREA 31/10/2019

You can never be too prepared or too safe when it comes to our children trick or treating. Continuing the Halloween theme this week, we thought it was important to present some tips and tricks to help make you and your child’s Halloween fun, safe, and as fail-safe as can be. First, we listed some fantastic supplies that come in handy during the yearly candy and costume adventure. Second, some really good safety tips for the spooky night. These might just be refreshers to some, but protecting our little ones is worth the refresher.

TRICK OR TREAT SUPPLY CHECKLIST

  • Candy Bag
  • Flashlight
  • Extra Batteries
  • Reflector Strips or Glow Stick
  • Trick or Treating Route
  • Return Home/Meet-Up Time
  • Emergency Identification Information Attached
  • Costume Check
  • Bandaids
  • Bottled Water
  • Extra House Key
  • Cell Phone

TRICK OR TREAT SAFETY TIPS

  • Go During Safe Trick Or Treat Times

    You don’t have to wait until it is pitch-black outside to go trick-or-treating. A good trick or treat time is right after an early dinner and just before dusk when you can keep better track of your children and you are able to see the others that you encounter on the street. Besides, if you are the first person there, you will have the best selection of candy!

  • Steer Clear Of Masks

    While masks are a fun part of many costumes, do your best to recreate the mask with face paint. Having a mask on can sometimes impair the vision of the child wearing it. With face paint, it is easier for your child to see where they are going and they won’t have to lift their mask to have a conversation with a fellow trick or treater. If your child absolutely must wear a Halloween mask, make sure it’s a snug fit, is ventilated and has large enough eyeholes so they can see all around them.

  • Be Visible

    If your kids will comply, choose costumes that are brightly colored so that they are easier to see in the dark. If they really want a dark costume, apply some reflective strips to their costume. You could also have them wear glow necklaces or carry glow sticks and flashlights.

  • Never Go Alone

    It is important that your children have an adult chaperon at all times while trick or treating. You should also discreetly add some emergency identification information such as the child’s name, address & phone number to their costume or on a bracelet in case your child happens to get separated from the group.

  • Walking Tips

    Be sure that your children understand simple traffic rules, such as stopping and looking both ways before crossing the street, and staying in a crosswalk if one is available. If you have to cross at a light, make sure you have the proper “walk” signal before you proceed. Inform your children that they should never assume that they have the right away when crossing the street, especially at night on Halloween.

  • Knock On Doors That You Know

    Encourage your children to only trick-or-treat at homes where they know the inhabitants. If they know everyone on the street, except for one house, they could ask the neighbors about that one house. If a home is dark or has no Halloween decorations, that is typically a good sign that they are not up for trick-or-treaters.

  • Don’t Go Inside

    Trick-or-treaters always seem to run across a house or two where someone invites them to “come in”. Remind your little ones that they should never go inside anybody’s home while trick-or-treating. They can easily get the candy they seek from the porch or if the homeowner is persistent, inform them to simply turn and walk away.

  • Stay On Track

    It might be tempting to take a short cut through an alley or cut through someone’s yard, but that can sometimes pose a danger. Stay on streets and in neighborhoods that are well lit and where there are plenty of people around.

  • Say No!

    If you’re children are old enough to trick or treat in a group without you, be sure and designate a time for their return. Teach your children that if a stranger offers to give them a ride or take them to a Halloween Party, they should say “no”. Stranger danger is important to remember no matter how old your kids are, even while trick-or-treating.

  • Taste-Testing Patience

    Make sure your little goblins know that trick or treating is for gathering candy, not eating it as they receive it. You know they’re going to be tempted to take a taste before you’ve had a chance to inspect it, so pack a goody bag with some of your own Halloween candy so they have something to snack on if they just can’t wait until they get home.

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Western Pennsylvania Trick or Treat Times (With Updates)

DHREA 30/10/2019

Don’t let the rain wash away your Halloween festivities! Here’s a list of Trick or Treat times all over Western Pennsylvania. Locations in green have been updated due to weather on Thursday:

Allegheny County

Aspinwall – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-7:30 PM (Trick or Treat), 7:30-9:30pm (Firefighter’s Costume Parade @ Aspinwall Borough Building)
Avalon – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Baldwin Borough – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Baldwin Township – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Bellevue – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Ben Avon – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat), Saturday, October 26, 12:00-1:00PM (Halloween Parade)
Bethel Park – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Blawnox – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat), Thursday, October 31, 5:30-6:00PM (Children’s Halloween Parade)
Braddock – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Braddock Hills – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Brackenridge -Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Bridgeville – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Carnegie – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Castle Shannon – Saturday, November 2, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Churchill – Saturday, October 26, 2:00 PM (Halloween Party at Yagle Community Center), Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Clairton -Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Collier – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Coraopolis – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Crafton – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Crescent – Saturday, November 2, 5:30-7:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Dormont – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Dravosburg – Friday, November 1, 6:00-7:30 PM (Trick or Treat)
East Deer – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Edgewood – Tuesday, October 29, 6:00 PM (Halloween Parade, outside Edgewood Elementary School), Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Edgeworth – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Elizabeth Borough – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Elizabeth Township – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat), Saturday, October 19, 11:00-12:00 PM (Halloween Parade/ Trunk or Treat)
Fawn – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Findlay Township – Saturday, November 2, 4:00-6:00 PM (Trick or Treat) 
Forest Hills – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Forward – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Fox Chapel – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Glen Osborne – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Green Tree – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Harmar – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Harrison – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Indiana Township – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Ingram – Saturday, October 26, 2:00-4:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Jefferson Hills – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Kennedy – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Leetsdale – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Liberty Borough – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Lincoln – Saturday, October 26, 6:00-8:00 PM (“Trunk or Treat” at Fireman’s Social Hall)
Marshall – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
McCandless – Saturday, November 2, 5:00-7:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
McKees Rocks – Saturday, October 26, 12:00 PM (Halloween Event, Rangers Field), Thursday, October 31, 6:00- 8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
McDonald – Saturday, November 2, 2:00-4:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Millvale – Thursday, October 31, 5:30-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Monroeville – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Moon Township –  Saturday, November 2, 5:00-7:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Mount Oliver – Saturday, October 26, 2:00-4:00PM (Trunk or Treat), Thursday, October 31, 5:30-7:30 PM (Trick or Treat)
Mt. Lebanon – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Munhall – Saturday, October 26, 2:30 PM (Halloween Parade), Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Neville Island – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
North Braddock – Thursday, October 31 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
North Fayette – Saturday, November 2, 4:00-6:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
North Versailles – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Oakdale – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat) 
Ohio – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Pennsbury Village – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Penn Hills – Thursday, October 31 5:30PM-7:30 PM (Trick or Treat)
Pitcairn – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Pittsburgh – Thursday, October 31, 5:30-7:30 PM (Trick or Treat)
Pleasant Hills – Tuesday, October 29, 6:30-8:00 PM ( Halloween Parade), Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Port Vue – Thursday,, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Reserve – Sunday, October 27, 1:00 PM (Halloween Parade), Thursday, October 31, 5:30-7:30 PM (Trick or Treat)
Richland Township – Sunday, October 20 (Halloween Party), Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Robinson – Saturday, October 26, 12:00-2:00 PM (Halloween in the Park), Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Ross Township – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Scott – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Sewickley – Saturday, October 26, 10:30-11:30 AM (Halloween Parade), Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Sewickley Hills – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Shaler – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Sharpsburg – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
South Fayette – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
South Park – Sunday, October 27, 1:30-4:00 PM (Halloween Party), Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
South Versailles – Friday, November 1, 6:00-8:00PM (Trick or Treat)
Springdale Borough – Thursday, October 31, 5:30-7:30 PM (Trick or Treat)
Swissvale – Saturday, November 2 5:00-7:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Tarentum – Saturday, October 12, 3:00-6:00 PM (Boo Festival), Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Thornburg – Thursday, October 31, 6:15 PM (Halloween Parade, Trick or Treat immediately following)
Trafford – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Upper St. Clair – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Verona – Thursday, October 31, 6:00PM-8:00PM (Trick or Treat)
West Deer Township – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
West Mifflin – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-7:30 PM (Trick or Treat), Saturday, October 26, 2:00-4:00PM (Kid’s Halloween Event and Fall Fest)
West View Borough – Thursday October 31, 6:00-8:00PM (Halloween Parade on Monday Oct. 27 at 7PM – Perry Highway at Highland Avenue)
Whitehall – Thursday, October 31 6:00 PM-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Wilkins Township – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)

Beaver County

Ambridge – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Beaver – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Brighton – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Chippewa Township – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Conway Borough – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Hanover Township – Saturday, November 2, 6:00-8:00PM

Butler County

Buffalo Township – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Butler Township – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-7:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Cranberry – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Seven Fields – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Summit Township – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Zelienople – Wednesday, October 30, 6:30-7:30 PM (Halloween Parade), Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)

Fayette County

Connellsville – Friday, November 1, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)

Washington Township/Belle Vernon – Saturday, October 26, 2:00-4:00 PM (Trick or Treat)

Lawrence County

Mahoning Township – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-9:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
New Castle – Saturday, November, 4:00-6:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Wampum – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)

Mercer County

Sandy Lake – Thursday, October 31, 4:00-6:00 PM (Trick or Treat)

Washington County

Canonsburg – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Canton Township – Thursday, October 31, 5:30-7:30 PM (Trick or Treat)
Carroll Township – Saturday, October 26, 5:00-7:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Midway Borough – Wednesday, October 30, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
North Strabane – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
South Strabane – Thursday, October 31, 5:30-7:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Peters Township – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)

Westmoreland County

East Vandergrift Borough – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Hempfield – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Irwin – Friday, November 1, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat) 
Lower Burrell – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
New Stanton – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
North Huntingdon – Friday, November 1, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat) 
North Irwin – Friday, November 1, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat) 

Southwest Greensburg – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
West Leechburg – Thursday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Trick or Treat)
Youngwood Borough – Thursday, October 31, 6:00 PM (Halloween Parade), Trick or Treat immediately following parade (End time not stated)

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Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com

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Tara Mortgage Services Featured Blog! The Financial Benefits of Buying a Home in a College Town

DHREA 28/10/2019

Even if you’re done with college or if your children are years away from higher education, there are still many benefits to living in a college town. And don’t think that college towns are all small towns. College towns can be as urban as Tallahassee, Florida, thriving with business while remaining surprisingly low-cost.

Here are some of the financial benefits of buying a home in a college town, and remember to contact Tara Mortgage Services for even more savings options! Low mortgage rate and steady home prices (so far) make it a great time to buy a home.

Low-Cost Entertainment and Cultural Events

Colleges are known as “tastemakers” in the entertainment industry and often attract touring musicians, theater performances, and speakers, many of which wouldn’t typically come to smaller cities. Surrounding businesses host these events as well. Local theaters, bars, and city parks are great places to catch concerts that are open to the public. Let’s not forget that the colleges aren’t just hosting; they’re producing performances as well. Tickets are less expensive than even the most modest-priced Broadway show and are a great way to support your local artists.

State of the Art Medical Services

Medical schools are yet another low-cost benefit of living in a college town. Under the supervision of a licensed practitioner, medical students offer a wide variety of medical services in the university-sponsored clinic or large hospital. And since university medical facilities are the benefactors of non-profit donations, they usually have the most advanced medical equipment while remaining relatively low-cost.

Smart Rental Property Investment

If you decide to rent your property, a college town will ensure it will never be without a renter. The demand for housing is steady, and in the case of public universities, the need can be high. The caveat is that the turnover rate for renters is higher in college towns. But if you purchase a rental property in a college town like Boston or Denver, the likelihood of finding a long-term renter easier.

Whether you are buying a property for living in or renting, this could be the smartest investment of you life. Contact Tara Mortgage Services today to learn about mortgages and investment properties in our city!

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