Getting a Home Ready to Sell Quickly

Apart from pricing a property at the correct level, i.e. making sure a comprehensive market analysis was done to get to a market price,...

More than an ego-boost: Green buildings and their far-reaching effects

No longer a mere status symbol or key to bragging rights amongst friends, the green building is becoming the norm. Below, we find out...

Is UK Property The Only Global Asset You Can Still Rely...

As financial markets react to Donald Trump's US election victory, is UK real estate the asset you can rely on most to steer you...

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Getting a Home Ready to Sell Quickly

Apart from pricing a property at the correct level, i.e. making sure a comprehensive market analysis was done to get to a market price,...
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More than an ego-boost: Green buildings and their far-reaching effects

No longer a mere status symbol or key to bragging rights amongst friends, the green building is becoming the norm. Below, we find out...

Is UK Property The Only Global Asset You Can Still Rely On?

As financial markets react to Donald Trump's US election victory, is UK real estate the asset you can rely on most to steer you...

South African Property Rental market update

Rental volatility stable – Good tenant management key The South African (SA) property rental market has had an interesting and surprising performance in 2016 so...

Ready To Invest Globally?

From onshore to offshore – know when to make the leap There is a lot of economic doom and gloom in SA (and in the...

Trumpit, Brexit And Zexit – The Impact On Markets And Real Estate

We all know Donald Trump as a real estate magnate but now it’s official! Donald Trump has been elected president of the United States...

Three Principles of Great Property Management

Property management is the art and science of managing three primary resources property, people and money critical to the success of business, occupants and...

Invest In United States Real Estate

Investment Seminar & Dallas, Texas Bus Tour. $5000 Travel Voucher up for grabs with property purchase. Greystone Residential headline sponsors of the 2016 annual Rode/REIM property...

UK property – Are you missing out on a once in a generation investment...

With the pound at a 31-year low, investors from across the world are clamouring to acquire British assets now, especially in UK's number one...

The Case for why Property is so popular?

Property against shares – how does performance stack up? By Neale Petersen Owning your own home can be the ultimate investment but it is not necessarily...

Stephen Brookes Master Investor

Balwin Properties was founded in 1996 by Stephen Brookes and has developed, marketed and sold more than 70 residential estates comprising about 13,500 individual...

The Trend of Sustainable Amenities : Crystal Lagoons

The list of investor needs and requirements is growing and, in order to set themselves apart, developers are responding to the growing need to...

Investing In the US Housing Market

The World You Live In...is crumbling It’s official – the world you live in is crumbling and it’s time to take the blinders off.  For...

Questions to Ask Before Listing Your Property

Just as buyers need to do their research before taking on homeownership, those who are considering placing their home on the market also need...

Atterbury and Cool Capital take Local Innovation to Global Platform

Atterbury Trust is delighted to have been invited to this year years 15th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia in Venice, where...

Digital Disruption & the South African Commercial Real-Estate Market

The commercial real-estate market and industrial property sector in South Africa have not kept up with the changing currents of technological discourse. Both the commercial...

Home Flipping attracts Big Investment Interest

South Florida saw resurgence in home flipping in the first quarter as investors capitalize on more distressed properties hitting the market. About 10 percent...

Investing in Commercial Property in Zambia

Zambia has enjoyed a long period of political stability and has experienced five multi-party elections since 1991. Zambia has a British Style parliamentary democracy,...

Top Five Home Seller Mistakes

When you are selling your home, you have a certain idea of what the right price is for the current market. However, when buyers...

The Homebid approach to Online Real Estate

HomeBid, a low commission estate agency, opened its doors in mid-2015 to great support from the media and the public with a revolutionary new...

Johannesburg’s Freedom Corridors Development

Cities are a necessity but do not have to be in anarchy. The urban environment can be joyful and an inviting place to work,...

Cyprus : Eco Smart and Eco Stylish

The Leptos Group is the leading group in land development in Cyprus. Its strategy is to undertake high quality, unique projects, which respect and...

Malta Pleasures and Pitfalls: Know the Trick of the Trade

If you’re considering buying a property in Europe or the Mediterranean, there are a few things you really need to know beforehand. Buying a...

What are the Legalities of Evicting Your Tenant?

Evictions of tenants in residential properties are unfortunately a necessary evil for landlords. Ironically, tenants are but one of the ‘group’ of unlawful occupiers that...

6 Practical Tips if You’re planning a Property Investment

Handled correctly, an investment property is a great asset that appreciates in value, can be rented out to earn an income and it’s a...

Tenant Insolvency

If Properties are sub-let, the lease can be cancelled if the tenant declares Insolvency There are cases that differ from commercial property management to residential...

Manage Your Utilities Risk

Create a Competitive Advantage Given the skyrocketing price, the tenuous supply, and the irregular and chaotic administration by municipalities, utilities have become a major risk for...

Cracking the Credit Check

Are you the Perfect Tenant? One in two South Africans has an impaired credit record, and yet they need somewhere to live too. Many landlords...

Johannesburg : Investing in Inner City Residential Property

Opportunities for Inner City Landlords The inner city of Johannesburg is gaining popularity among property investors and tenants alike. TUHF has been financing property entrepreneurs...

Kenya’s Property Market

Kenya has a strategic location in East Africa, and many companies looking to expand in this region are looking at Kenya as a market...

Advice for Long Term Property

Tips for buying Investment Properties Buy-to-let is an attractive income investment in a time of low rates and stock market volatility and has seen a...

POPI’s Impact on the Property Industry

The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) - Number 4 of 2013 and its impact on the rental property industry cannot be understated. 'Personal Information'...

7 Steps to Becoming a Home Owner

1. Shop for a Mortage A professional and experienced mortgage broker will help you determine how much you can afford on your new home. 2. Loan Approval Your mortgage...

The Benefits if using your Discretionary Allowance

Offshore property investing as a hedge against local volatility South Africa has always been deeply integrated into a capitalist international political economy.  As a result,...

Defects and Inspections

Property inspectors are vital for investors who are either looking to renovate and sell or who are planning on purchasing property to hold over...

Passive Income- the Easiest Way

Many investors are surprised to discover just how simple, easy and affordable it is to create passive income with a rental or buy-to-let property....

A Golden Opportunity

Portugal: a country of stunning natural beauty, with almost 1 000km of wrap-around coastline on the Atlantic. The history, the culture, the food and wine,...

Where is The Value in a Property?

Buying for investment is very different to buying a family home. It is a means to increase financial well-being and to make a profit,...

Getting Into the Game

Emotion and logic each have a role to play in decision-making, whether personal or businesses. However, if you want to become a successful property...

SA’s Top Estate Agents

Your first property investment and the most important lessons you learnt Way back in 1997 the very first property I sold with Seeff was in...

Brexit- The Effect on the London buy-to-Let Market?

It has been less than a month since Britain’s surprise decision to leave the E.U., and what a roller-coaster ride it has been. Make no...

Tech Startup PriceMe Homing in on Property Valuations

Ever overpay for something and then get struck with buyer’s remorse? It’s something we’ve all experienced. Maybe it was impulsive, maybe you were under...

What does urbanism mean for SA?

The principles of New Urbanism can be applied to most cities today considering how quickly a large portion of the world's general population is...

Negotiating the Purchase of Real Estate?

I’ve been involved in the acquisition of real estate since 1977 when I bought my first house.  Since that time, I’ve owned and sold...

From Your First Investment Property Onwards

Establish a long term plan or strategy, and stick to it. Included in your plan could be aspects such as a set goal to...

Choosing the Right Investment Property

Selecting the right investment properties is fundamental to the success of your property investment success. If you choose the right property, you can be...

Property Lifetime Achiever Makes his Mark on South Africa

On the 23rd of June 2016 Growthpoint Properties CEO Norbert Sasse was presented with the inaugural South African Property Owners Association’s (SAPOA) Lifetime Achievement...

The Brexit Effect

If the preferential trade agreements which form the cornerstone of the EU are diminished as a result of any UK exit, this will surely...

Turning Bad Debt into Good Debt

Examples of Good Debt Good debt is generally debt that attracts a tax deduction because it has been used for a tax-deductible purpose such as...

Property Fox

Property Fox’s disruptive innovation model for selling property online launched in April across South Africa, offering customers the services of a professional photographer, floor...

Maputo Property Explosion

The explosion of luxury residential apartment and housing condominiums currently being experienced by the capital city of Maputo is an aspect that has seen...

Moving Foreign Funds

Your reason for buying overseas property will have a direct influence on everything from your budget, how you move your funds to the type...

The Pro’s and Con’s of Offshore Investment

Offshore investing refers to a wide range of investment strategies that capitalize on advantages offered outside of an investor’s home country. There is no...

10 Ways to a Profitable Offshore Portfolio

Offshore investment, for some people, may seem like a distant fancy. Most investors are concerned about investing outside of their province, never mind ‘abroad’....

How To Unlock Your Cash

Transferring South African Rands out of SA has never been a simple process. Since the 1960s anyone wanting to transfer funds abroad has been restricted...

How to Grow Successfully in Africa

While there is no magic recipe to manage the often-complex real estate requirements of corporate growth in Africa, a number of companies are applying some...

Buying Your First Investment Property

Find yourself a mentor. This is invaluable. it will save you many years towards reaching your goal or acquiring financial freedom. It could also save...

Tips For London Buy-to-Let

If you are considering investing in London buy-to-let it is vital to do things right from the start. Investing in a London buy-to-let one-bed...

Mediterranean Living

Cyprus welcomed 2.65 million tourists in 2015, the highest figure in 14 years. May this year saw more visitors than ever before- with particularly...

A Light Bulb Moment

Anyone wanting to improve the look, feel and potentially the value of their home should be aware that making energy saving improvements to your...

The Game Changers Transforming Cape Town Central

Property investment is one of the biggest game changers transforming the Cape Town Central City, and so far this year seven new developments or...

Liability for Historical Municipality Debt

In a recent editorial published in the Cape Argus, the chairman of Rawson opined that "homebuyers, banks and tenants all need to take action...

Florida’s Home Flipping

It takes a little more than two years for buying to beat renting in South Florida, a new report shows. Buyers in the tricounty...

Investing in Office Space

Many financial gurus will tell you property is a good way to diversify an income portfolio and will be one of the foundations of...

Cape Town- Investing in Inner City Residential Property

City of Cape Town’s planned R170m injection into infrastructure projects along the Voortrekker Road Corridor (VRC) combined with this area’s proximity to transport and...

Choosing the Right Managing Agent

Sectional title schemes, while varying in size, all need the right management so that their financial stability is kept intact. They should be run...

Cape Town’s Gateway Corridor

World-wide, property development and infrastructure investment is a major factor contributing to revitalisation throughout South Africa’s CBD’s. In addition to this, a specific perception...

South African Rugby Legends Tour to Portugal

In the first weekend of June, the South African Rugby Legends Association (SARLA) was in Portugal promoting the beautiful game of rugby. Sable was...

Buying Off-Plan Provides a Major Saving in Transfer Duty

In the recent national budget, transfer duty costs were again hiked up to what must be amongst the highest in the world. The top...

Investing in Property Using Trusts

Investing in residential property is typically long-term in nature, and therefore the choice of which entity is used to purchase such an investment is...

Portugal’s Golden Visa- Advantages for Foreign Investors

Portugal has always been a traditional holiday and retirement destination but is now becoming an increasingly attractive location for those in employment with more...

Getting to Grips with the Rental Housing Amendment Act- Part II

We recently wrote about the Rental Housing Amendment Act 35 of 2014, still to be gazetted. It seems the article has focused the minds...

Keeping Your Assets Safe

You have accumulated your property portfolio and have discovered that property investing is much more about liquidity as it is about choosing properties, managing...

Commercial Property Management

Managing a commercial property involves far more than simply keeping a building occupied and maintained. For long-term sustainability, a professional approach to property management...

Property Scams- Never Fall Victim Again

Rael Levitt, the former CEO of Auction Alliance (AA), recently lost his battle to prevent the Hawks from investigating allegations of fraud, corruption and...

The Importance of Liquidity in Real Estate

Since the beginning of time, the wise use of leverage has made people very rich throughout the world. Leverage has had two major components...

Shopping Trend Management

Conflicting and contrasting economic and retail trends now emerging requires careful crafting from the shopping centre perspective and it is going to be extremely...

Mediation vs Arbitration

Anyone involved in the building, construction and real estate environment knows how expensive conflict and disputes can be, especially if the conflict is driven...

Is Technology Replacing the Need For Estate Agents?

Statistically, nine out of ten homebuyers will make use of the internet during their home search process. This is because technology has made the...

Durban’s Property Maverick

When Vivian Reddy was 16 year-olds, he was chosen to represent South Africa at a Scout Jamboree in Japan where he met Neil Armstrong,...

6 Practical Tips For Buying a Home

Buying a new home is an exhilarating time, albeit time-consuming and a little complex. It's likely to be the largest financial transaction you will make and...

Manchester- A New Outlook

Think a rand-hedge, think the pound.  Think a rand-hedging asset, think British property. And think about the best city to find all of this,...

Passive Income, How to Create it

Given, for most people, it seems impossible to receive an inflation-linked income every month without spending time, money or effort to earn it, and...

Justin Clarke Talks Online Property and One Africa Media

Justin Clarke is the co-founder of One Africa Media (OAM), Africa’s largest online classifieds group. OAM owns some of Africa’s most prestigious and lucrative...

Investments for the Brave

As a South African investor, it is becoming more difficult to find pockets of value locally. International investments are getting very expensive as the...

The Benefits of the FLISP Grant

While FLISP might not be every developer’s cup of tea, many should consider it more. The bonus for any developer is that the buyer...

Home Flipping on the Up in the US

Nationally, there has been little change in house flipping in the past year, but flipping is making a comeback in several Florida markets. House...

Top House Selling Tips from SA’s Best Estate Agents

Career Retrospective I studied marketing at UCT and then worked for myself selling corks to the wine industry. When we relocated from Cape Town...

Can a Body Corporate Authorise Tenant Evictions?

Can a Body Corporate evict a tenant or force an owner to evict his tenant? The answer to this question is that the Body...

Early Cancellations of Leases and how to deal with them

If a tenant cancels his lease before the end date of the contract, the landlord can decide to either a) accept this cancellation or...

Manchester Property- Same Market New City

As South African property investors continue to move more of their money to the UK, why are fewer choosing to invest in London? When it comes...

Expansion of Residential Property Portfolios

The average property investor is confronted with mounting challenges in the establishment and expansion of residential property portfolios. The investor’s struggle to procure finance...

Hout Bay Rental Market Demand Outstrips Supply

The Hout Bay residential rentals market offers a vast array of property types, but there is currently a shortage of long term rental properties...

Purchasing a Fixer-Upper

Buying a home that is in need of attention can be a highly beneficial investment, however, this is dependent on whether the purchaser takes...

Top 5 Mistakes First- Time Commercial Real Estate Investors Make

The popularity of commercial real estate has exploded in the last few years, and the media is full of war stories from new investors who find...

Buy or Build- Which is Right For You?

When making your decision about buying vs. building, there are a number of issues to consider. Building your own home has the potential to...

Local Architecture set for Significant Changes

The South African architectural industry is changing so radically and with such speed that current business practices will be virtually unrecognisable a decade from...

Using a Local Real Estate Agent to Sell a Home Instead

Someone local is better than someone cheap. Agents from the area of the property are going to do more to sell your property for...

Short Term Rentals cause Big Problems in Sectional Title

In the current tough economic climate, many South Africans are looking for ways to supplement their income, and opportunities offered by global accommodation rental...

Changing your relationship with Money

Like most things in life there must be some kind of parallel in your life where your relationship with money affects either your mood...

Problematic Sectional Title Schemes

It is often thought that when the trustees of a sectional title scheme decide to take on the services of a levy finance management...

Pros and Cons of Bridging Finance

Bridging finance is a flexible, short-term loan, which, in a property context, is most commonly utilised to finance the purchase of a new property...

Investing in Durban’s Inner City Residential Property

Recent announcements by the eThekwini metropolitan municipality combined with a renewed appetite for inner city property is creating opportunities for investors in Durban. We...

The Rental Housing Act gets its Teeth

The Rental Housing Act 50 of 1999 sought to regulate the relationship between landlord and tenant. However, because the Act has proven difficult to enforce and thus weak...

London’s next Big Challenge

The benefits of investing in a residential property in the UK are often considered to be intuitive covering aspects such as providing a hedge...

Choosing the Right Investment Property

Selecting the right investment property is fundamental to the success of your property investment success. If you choose the right property, you can be...

Things to Think About when using Movers

Be it purchasing or renting a new home, everyone will experience moving at some stage of their lives. Packing up boxes and doing all...

Risk Management in Buy-to-Let

Many buy-to-let property investors have been unnerved by urban legends of malicious tenant behaviour. While there certainly are types of tenants that landlords must...

A new way of investing in property- Peer-to-peer property

Buying property comes with all sorts of challenges. Not only is the purchase itself a large financial outlay but it comes with extra costs...

The critical role of Property Investment

Emotions are soaring and more money than ever before is finding its way out of the country. Reasons include politics, the unsure future of...

Educate Yourself before You Invest

During my years as a real estate investor, I have made my fair share of mistakes. They have cost me significant amounts of money,...

Passive Income- The holy grail of Investment

What would you be doing today if your income simply arrived in your account each month, not because you are working day in and...

Manchester on the Rise

High returns. Huge product diversity. Returns in a long-established rand hedge. UK property is offering thousands of South African investors investment solace while domestic economic...

Shopping Centre Model turning on its head

The traditional shopping centre model is turning on its head, according to indicators emerging from research covering two million square metres of retail space across South...

The Property Captain

John Smit is now in the third phase of his rugby life, as of July 2013 he has served as the Chief Executive Officer...

Making Money in Property- Wealth Creation strategies for Investors

According to Colliers International, 2016 is the year of real estate. On the release of Colliers Global Investor Outlook 2016, John B. Friedrichsen, CFO of...

The future of Real Estate- Virtual Reality viewing

While VR is not a new concept, there has been rapid advancement and augmented reality technology is at the stage where it could start...

Property and Profit

The property market and the way we all view property changed the moment the business went online. Property websites, search engines, and mobile applications...

Should South Africans be hedging against the Rand?

2011 marked a 20-year high against the US Dollar, but that is all a distant memory now. A perfect storm- consisting of questionable national...

The Path to Passive Income

The 2500 members of the P3 Investment Group are on an exciting path. Their destination is the day their property investments generate sufficient ongoing...

How To Make Money With Airbnb

Does your 9-to-5 paycheck leave much to be desired? Are you trying to pay down a mountain of debt as quickly as possible? The...

The Perils and Pitfalls of Offshore Investment

The volatility of the South African currency is perplexing for investors that desire to invest abroad. Currently, the rand is at 14.5 for each...

7 Guidelines to realise your dream of Investing in Property

It must be a daunting prospect for a young person nowadays to start investing in property. Nevertheless, one should not limit yourself to alternative...

The Perfect Investment – Five types of REITs and how to invest in them

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are a key consideration when constructing any equity or fixed-income portfolio. They provide greater diversification, potentially higher total returns and/or...

London Residential Property Forecasts- Demand outstripping supply

As the political and economic capital, London’s demand for housing continues to outstrip supply. By attracting the largest proportion of international workforce and with a...

Breaking onto the Commercial Property Sector

When sectional title property is mentioned, the majority will think of residential sectional title units, which has over the years become a very healthy...

Visionary Property Developer Louis van der Watt talks Mall of Africa and Atterbury Property

https://youtu.be/NDnv52bSqUo In 1990, Louis van der Watt, CEO of Atterbury Property, met his future business partner, Francois van Niekerk who was head of his own...

China’s Volatile Economy – Where will China’s Surplus Cash go?

It used to be said that when the United States sneezed, the rest of the world caught a cold.  Well, times change. If you...

How to turn Bad debt into Good debt!

It was Albert Einstein who said, “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it earns it, and he who...

The Land Expropriation Bill – What does it mean for Property Investors?

The recent passing of the Expropriation Bill by our National Assembly on Tuesday, 23 February, 2016 has contributed towards the political and economic uncertainty...

Prescription – You cannot be forced to pay your Debt

As a result of interest rate hikes, weakening currency, high inflation, low wages, droughts and unemployment, South Africans are taking more loans to supplement...

Is Africa Rising? – A Vast Continent of Challenges & Opportunities

African economies easily rank among the most resilient in the world. In the middle of the 2009 global economic recession, Africa was the only...

Exclusive Interview with Dr Christo Wiese – One of South Africa’s most successful business...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ivdqsCEXuE Christo Wiese is the non-executive chairman of Invicta Holdings Limited, the chairman of Pepkor and is currently the controlling shareholder of Shoprite Holdings Limited,...

Face to face with SA’s Storage King

In the days before the launch of Stor-Age, Gavin Lucas, the companies CEO, was living at home and racking his brain for the perfect...

South Africa’s Offshore Exodus – Why South African Investors are heading Offshore, and how...

Economic growth is under severe pressure in South Africa leaving many investors with limited options in purchasing long-term investments. 2016 could see South Africa...

Are you a Debt Slave? – How to Debt Manage your Personal and Business...

Knowing how to use debt effectively, leverage finance, budget and raise finance for property investments are key fundamental tools for successful real estate investing....

Investing In the US Housing Market – The World You Live in…is Crumbling

It’s official – the world you live in is crumbling and it’s time to take the blinders off.  For our clients that live in...

The Taxman’s (s13) Sex Secret

With the 2016 year upon us, tax advisors and investors alike should be reinvigorated to explore new methods of reducing their tax bill, and...

2016 Countdown: Economic Collapse – Is 2016 the year of the next Global Economic...

In 2008 the world fell into a Recession so deep and widespread that it rivaled the Great Depression of the 1920’s and 30’s. A...

Christo Wiese – How to Invest like a Property Tycoon

Christo Wiese is the non-executive chairman of Invicta Holdings Limited, the chairman of Pepkor and is currently the controlling shareholder of Shoprite Holdings Limited,...

Free Yourself From Debt Slavery

Everybody recalls the global financial crisis and economic storm that first hit America and then the rest of the world in 2008. It was...

Diversify Your Property Portfolio – Smart options to consider

Property remains the asset choice of the world’s wealthiest, from the Queen of England and Donald Trump to listed property companies and large institutional...

Meet the Chief Creator of Steyn City – Giuseppe Plumari

Giuseppe Plumari is the Chief Executive Officer for Steyn City Properties. His Italian passion and precision for excellence has already made its mark on...

Avoid the Impending Global Currency Crash

Real Estate Investor Magazine recently interviewed and spent quality time with financial guru Robert Kiyosaki to get the inside track on the investment world....

From 0 to R10 billion in 6 years – How Delta did it… ...

Six years ago, Bronwyn Anne Corbett joined Motseng Investment Holdings, a property management, facilities management and industrial investment firm founded in 1998, as Chief...

Student Accommodation – Increased Demand to Increasing Opportunity

The increasing demand for student accommodation in South Africa over the last few years has opened up a number of new opportunities for investors,...

FINANCE: Slashing your Bond Repayment

One of the biggest investments you will ever make is when you purchase your own property. Similarly if you utilise a loan from a...

COVER STORY: Real Estate Crowdfunding – A Growing Option for Investors

Traditionally landlords work as solo investors, managing portfolios in a well honed and time honored way, yet a small but growing section of the...

MASTER INVESTOR: Justin Clarke – Transforming the face of Online Property through South Africa...

Justin Clarke is the co-founder of One Africa Media (OAM), Africa’s largest online classifieds group. OAM owns some of Africa’s most prestigious and lucrative...
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The Property Coach – Real Estate Investor Magazine coaches the Sharks Rugby Team to...

Real Estate Investor Magazine (REIM) is South Africa’s premier real estate information source, experts and educators of how to invest into passive income generating...

Airbnb – Accomodation through the economy of sharing

If Uber is unique in being a taxi service that owns no cars, and Facebook a sharing site that creates no content, then Airbnb...

MASTER INVESTOR: Dolf De Roos – The Global State of the Real Estate Market

Dolf de Roos first began investing as an undergraduate while studying for a PH.D in electrical and electronic engineering at the University of Canterbury...
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Why I Invest in Real Estate – Robert Kiyosaki writes for Real Estate...

In 1973, I returned from Vietnam, where I had flown helicopter gunships for the U.S. Marine Corps. Returning from the war, I was fortunate...
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