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Real Estate Market Trends for First Half of 2017 EXIT Heritage Realty Featured Properties Haymarket Area Summer Events and Day Trips Homeowner Improvement & Service Directory 2017 How to Start a Real Estate Business from Home Meet the EXIT Heritage Realty Agents Business Spotlight: 3 No-Fail Perennials for Summer into Fall Market Watch: June 2017 Published by

EXIT HERITAGE REALTY Bryan Garcia, Principal Broker

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Real Estate & Community News from EXIT Heritage Realty and Bryan Garcia, Principal Broker

Summer 2017

Dominion Virginia Power Line Project

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f you haven't been following the news on the proposed Dominion power lines through Gainesville and Haymarket closely, here are the recent developments. The project proposes the installation of 100-foothigh towers carrying 230,000-volt power lines from a Gainesville substation to a new substation just outside the Town of Haymarket. It would support a larger data center complex on the VAData (a subsidiary of Amazon) site, where one large data center is already operating. The Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) just announced on July 14th that it will reconsider its Carver Road route decision, which would have allowed power lines to cut behind Buckland Mills Elementary and through historic land that has been owned for more than a century by descendants of a freed slave (shown as Affected Neighborhood in graphic courtesy of Washington Post). According to a Washington Post article (7/2/2017), the two warehouse-sized data center buildings that VAData plans to build in Haymarket are part of a wave of data center construction that, industry supporters say, will help strengthen the local economy. Dominion has claimed that the power lines

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are also necessary to serve the area’s growing population, which has been controversial. Three routes were considered during this process: a route along the freight railroad tracks behind Somerset and Greenhill

Crossings, a route along I-66 (either above ground or a hybrid route buried in some places), or the Carver Road option. The Prince William County Board of Supervisors and organized coalition groups favored the I-66 buried route, which would have the least impact on residents. The SCC, which regulates utilities, rejected the I-66 options, saying the hybrid route was too expensive and the above ground option would affect too many homes. The SCC, which then favored the railroad route over the Carver Road option, ordered Dominion to request Prince William County’s

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Home Sales in Dominion Valley more than

DOUBLED

in 2017 YTD with 110 sales compared to 50 sales for the same period in 2016.

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DID YOU KNOW? There is "Citizen's Time" on the agenda for each Haymarket Town Council and Prince William Board of Supervisors meeting. You can preview the agenda for all upcoming meetings at townofhaymarket.org Meetings or pwcgov.org/bocs Current Agenda. If the news about the Dominion Power Line Project is important to you, or anything else on upcoming agendas, attend the meetings and speak up. Your voice matters.

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2017 Year To Date Real Estate Trends

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e continue to see very positive increases in Haymarket and Gainesville for Sold Homes and Median Sold Price. These numbers are also strong throughout the Northern Virginia and Prince William County region. The exceptional data is in the Median Days on the Market, which decreased substantially this year so far compared to the first half of last year. New Listings are going up so this may change things as we go through the summer into the fall.

I'd like to point out the Sold Homes by Price Range. I made note of this in my last newsletter and it's important to understand when we see statistics that are so encouraging, yet don't always apply to the higher priced homes. The majority of homes sales in our area is still under $600,000. However, June was a better month for higher priced homes in Haymarket and Gainesville because 1/3 of homes sold in this range all year, were in that month.

2017 YEAR TO DATE (YTD) - January through June 2017 (all home types) Haymarket

2017 2016 Sold Homes 307 261 Median Sold Price $484,000 $467,500 New Listings 555 535 Median Days on the Market 19 43 Under $600,000 Sold Homes by Price Range 234

Difference +17.6% +3.5% +3.7% -55.8% Over $600,000 73

Gainesville 2017

Difference +6.7% +5.6% +3.6% -30.8% Over $600,000 44

2016 Sold Homes 414 388 Median Sold Price $450,000 $426,000 New Listings 638 617 Median Days on the Market 18 26 Under $600,000 Sold Homes by Price Range 370

Power Line Project (continued from cover) permission to use land that is protected as natural wetlands along that route. The PWC Board of Supervisors unanimously rejected that request in June in hopes that the I-66 hybrid route would be reconsidered. In late June, the SCC authorized Dominion Virginia Power to seize land through eminent domain to make room for the towers along the Carver Route, the chosen route by default (see graph). Motions for reconsideration were submitted by coalition opposition groups that challenge the "need" that serves as the basis of Dominion's application. The need,

they argue, is driven by a single retail customer (VAData) and with absence of need, they believe Dominion should not have the authority to take private property through eminent domain. These motions led to SCC July 14th announcement to reconsider, and that is the latest news. Contact the Gainesville and Brentsville District Supervisors at www.pwcgov.org/government/bocs for more updates or visit The Coalition to Protect Prince William County at www. protectpwc.org for in-depth details. We will continue to follow this news as it develops.


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5409 Fishers Hill Way, Haymarket Listed by Bryan Garcia $1,125,000 ~ Text E1760 to 85377

15415 James Madison Hwy, Gordonsville Listed by The Cloud Team Reduced! $849,000 ~ Text E2131 to 85377

15749 Rothschild Court, Haymarket Listed by Bryan Garcia $724,301 ~ Text E1759 to 85377

13334 Packard Drive, Manassas Listed by The Cloud Team $615,000 ~ Text E2133 to 85377

5479 Braddock Ridge, Centreville Listed by Bryan Garcia $475,000 ~ Text E1761 to 85377

6977 Rogue Forest Lane, Gainesville Listed by Bryan Garcia $399,000 ~ Text E2449 to 85377

14535 John Marshall Hwy, Gainesville Listed by Bryan Garcia $390,000 ~ Text E1757 to 85377

13121 Marsh Road, Bealeton Listed by Marletha Dyer $339,900 ~ Text E49158 to 85377

4479 Courtneys Corner Road, Sumerduck Listed by Bryan Garcia $279,000 ~ Text E18456 to 85377

6142 Popes Creek Place, Haymarket Listed by Bryan Garcia ~ UNDER CONTRACT ~

1550 Renate Drive #201, Woodbridge Listed by The Cloud Team $119,920 ~ Text E2134 to 85377

14950 Washington Street, Haymarket Listed by Gerry Kennedy $8,103 ~ Text E42967 to 85377

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Haymarket Area Summer Events s Day trips The kids are home, the weather is hot and everything slows down in the summer. There are plenty of ways to cool off with community pools, water parks and vacation getaways to the beach. So, here is a short list of some other things to do with (or without) kids that will add a little variety to your summer and into the start of fall.

Mariachis Friday Night Live

Sunrise Yoga on the Plaza

Friday Nights at Mariachis Battle Street, Downtown Manassas

Saturdays through August 26th at 7 a.m. Virginia Gateway Fountain, Gainesville Hosted by Virginia Gateway, the instructors from Onelife Fitness offer a relaxing yoga session to start your day before the summer heat sets in. Onelife Fitness is committed to building a community that offers support and friendship on the path to well-being and wholeness. This event is free and open to ALL fitness levels. Bring your own yoga mat, bottle of water and towel. Visit vagateway.com/events for Sunrise Yoga and other events being held there this summer.

If you want to spice up your Mexican restaurant experience, head over to Mariachis Tequileria & Restaurant in Manassas (above) and get serenaded by their talented group of Mariachis, who take over the restaurant with an energetic and undeniably fun mix of traditional Mexican folk music, love songs and a full catalogue of Latin classics. Seating is first come, first serve but once you're there, you'll be right in the heart of the action. Dancing in the aisles is not only permitted, it's encouraged! Visit mariachimanassas.com for more information.


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1st Friday Gallery Walk Leesburg 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (or later)

Tuesday, August 1st from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Downtown Haymarket, location TBD National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer and more caring places to live. Bring the whole family to Haymarket’s National Night Out and enjoy an evening out with neighbors, friends and our friendly Police Department to get to know each other in a fun setting. Visit Haymarket Police on Facebook for more information.

First Friday Events Happening the first Friday of the month on August 4th, September 1st & October 6th

1st Friday Manassas 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Treat yourself to an evening in historic downtown Manassas. Visit the town art and pottery galleries, the antique shops and the Manassas Museum. Come meet Sara Jayne & Macy Jayne, the mother-daughter owners of Two Janes who recently launched their brand inside Totally Vintage Design located in Old Town Manassas. Two Janes offers handmade boutique jewelry and gift items for all ages. Shops are open late and the cultural mix of Manassas restaurants will be offering food and drink specials. This event features live entertainment and is free and open to all ages. Go to visitmanassas.org for more info.

Walk around historic downtown Leesburg on the First Friday of each month (except January), to enjoy numerous live music performances throughout the town, art exhibits, wine tastings, lectures, signings, and much more. Over 45 specialty shops, art galleries, antique shops and restaurants are open until 9 p.m. or later, many offering free refreshments and/or special sales. Musical performances range from jazz ensembles, rock bands, ukulele and acoustic guitar, pop and retro DJs and more. Visit leesburgfirstfriday.com for the full line-up.

Old Town Warrenton 1st Friday 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Stroll Historic Main Street on the first Friday night of each month this summer and early fall. Main Street will be closed and converted into a pedestrian park while shops remain open late with wine tastings, shop sales and special events. The award-winning restaurants will be offering dinner specials as well. The town will be bustling with music, artists, entertainment and plenty of community spirit. Themes include Dancing Down Main Street, Dog Days and Oktoberfest. This free, familyfun event is open to everyone. Visit partnershipforwarrenton.org for more information. (Photos courtesy of Experience Old Town Warrenton.)

Middleburg Annual Summer Sidewalk Sale Friday to Sunday, August 4th to 6th Downtown Middleburg Take a short drive to Middleburg for their 11th annual summer Sidewalk Sale, when you can hunt for some wonderful bargains while experiencing the small town charm of Middleburg. Discounts are up to 75% off. The sale will be held Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday as posted by shops. Look for balloons outside participating shops and restaurants! Sponsored by Middleburg Business & Professional Association and The Town of Middleburg. Go to visitmiddleburgva.com for more details.


COMMUNITY Virginia Safari Park Natural Bridge, VA Open Daily through Thanksgiving

The Virginia Safari Park, not to be confused with the Natural Bridge Zoo, is about a 2 1/2 hour ride from Haymarket. It's a perfect day trip down scenic Route 81. This is a real treat that's guaranteed to bring giggles to kids of all ages. The Safari Park is Virginia's largest, and only drive-thru zoo, where you can see and feed over 1,200 free roaming animals right out of your car window! You’ll interact with camels, zebras, elk, llamas, bison, ostrich, antelope and more. Enjoy these animals in a natural environment on over three miles of scenic, winding roads. Other Zoo features include a 45-minute, narrated

HaymarketHomeowner.com Safari Wagon Ride, a 10-acre village with a Petting Barn and interactive exhibits like the Giraffe Feeding Station, Lorikeet Feedings and the Kangaroo Walk About. Visit the tigers and cheetahs, tortoises and reptiles, the aviary, and monkeys of all shapes and sizes. Pack a picnic lunch and eat under the covered pavilion, then visit the gift shop. Go to virginiasafaripark.com to learn more.

Manassas African American Heritage Festival Saturday, August 5th - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Metz Middle School, Manassas Come celebrate the 27th Annual Manassas African American Heritage Festival. Over 100 booths will feature arts and crafts, fine artists, jewelry designs, a health fair, a job and business expo and community organizations. There will also be food vendors, a Classic Car Show, a Hair and Fashion Show and live entertainment throughout the day including gospel, rhythm & blues and more. Visit www. maahf.com for more details.

Prince William County Fair August 11th to 19th Prince William County Fairgrounds 10624 Dumfries Road, Manassas The Fair is a summer tradition! The Prince William County Fair is the largest County Fair in the state of Virginia. The annual event in Manassas includes livestock exhibits, home arts exhibits, tractor pulls, a rodeo, demolition derbies, baby contests, live music and a variety of midway shows. Games and carnival rides fill the fair grounds and there is no shortage of funnel


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Bryan Garcia, EXIT Heritage Realty | 703-517-2574 the price will be slightly lower per person. Even if you don’t want to ride, come see the grand spectacle of it all - it’s amazing. Visit flyingcircusairshow.com/balloon for more information.

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cakes, fried dough and corn dogs – county fair favorites! Prince William County 4-H Clubs participate in numerous activities and demonstrations. Upwards of 90,000 to 100,000 spectators are expected to pass through the turnstiles this year. Tickets are half price on August 14th, ladies admitted free on Ladies Night on August 16th and children 4 and under and active military are admitted free daily. Visit www.pwcfair. com for ticket prices and hours.

Cirque du Soleil OVO August 16th to 20th Eagle Bank Arena, Fairfax If you are familiar with Cirque du Soleil, this variation looks really cool! OVO, meaning “egg” in Portuguese, is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. The cast of OVO is comprised of 50 performing artists from 12 countries specializing in many acrobatic acts. One highlight of OVO is the stunning Flying Act in which a group of scarabs soar high above the stage, from both edges to the middle landing on a platform. Visit www.eaglebankarena.com for schedules and tickets. Photo Credits: VirginiaSafariPark.com (top left); Benoit Fontaine, Cirque Du Soleil, Inc. (left); Flying Circus Aerodrome (right)

Hot Air Balloon Festival August 19th & 20th Flying Circus Aerodrome 5114 Ritchie Road, Bealeton If you’ve ever wanted to try a hot air balloon ride, this is the weekend to visit the Flying Circus Aerodrome in Bealeton. Several balloon pilots, with their colorful and themed crafts, will be available to give rides subject to availability and existing weather conditions. Balloon rides are best in calm conditions so come early, between 7 and 9 a.m. or later for a sunset ride between 6 and 8 p.m. Most baskets will hold 2 passengers and the pilot, but bigger baskets can hold more people and usually

September 16th - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Prince William Forest Park Triangle, VA Prince William Forest Park is a respite of quiet and calm amid fragrant woods and trickling streams which has welcomed generations of area campers, hikers, bikers and nature lovers. Enjoy a day of nature at the Park for the annual Heritage Festival. Last year this event was a huge hit, with over 600 visitors attending. There are all kinds of unique demonstrations including blacksmiths and Morse code as well as archery, antique cars, crafts, games, hay rides, music, food and so much more. Visit nps.gov/prwl for information.

Haymarket Day 2017 September 16th, All Day Downtown Haymarket Each year EXIT Heritage Realty hands out HUNDREDS of free balloons and iced cold water bottles. This is Haymarket's biggest event! It will be featured in the Fall issue of Haymarket Homeowner.


HOMEOWNER IMPROVEMENT & SERVICE DIRECTORY

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HOME INSPECTION

Caliber Home Loans

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Prime Lending

Macon Piercy & Son's Inc.

4050 Legato Road, Suite 100 Fairfax, VA 22033 Curtis Scott, Sr. Loan Consultant Phone: 571-332-6575 Email: Curtis.Scott@caliberhomeloans.com www.caliberhomeloans.com/cscott 11130 Fairfax Blvd, Suite #303 Fairfax, Virginia 22030 James Bell, Production Manager NMLS# 455846 Email: James.Bell@PrimeLending.com lo.primelending.com/james.bell

FLOORING Kemper Carpet & Flooring 7937 Stonewall Shops Square Gainesville, VA 20155 Phone: 571-222-4838 www.kempercarpet.com

5501 Merchants View Square, Suite 701 Haymarket, VA 20169 Phone: 703-520-1440 Contact: Matt Lloyd, Owner/Principal Inspector www.pillartopost.com/mattlloyd

Gateway Home & Garden Center

4208 Lee Highway, Warrenton, VA 20187 Phone: 554-341-4006 Contact: Ryan Anderson www.gatewayhomeandgardencenter.com

MOVING & STORAGE Able Moving & Storage

8050 Wellingford Drive Manassas, VA 20155 Phone: 703-898-8182 Contact: Shawn Neal, Account Manager Email: sneal@ablemoving.com www.ablemoving.com

Ace Moving & Storage Inc.

Warrenton, VA Phone: 540-435-7903 Contact: Macon Piercy III, Owner/Inspector

14205 John Marshall Highway Gainesville, VA 20155 Phone: 703-707-9400 Contact: Melissa Cote, Move Coordinator www.acemoversinc.com

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15030 Washington Street Haymarket, VA, 20169 Phone: 571-753-9100 (Office) Phone: 703-517-2574 (Cell) Contact: Bryan Garcia, Principal Broker Email: bryangarcia@exitheritage.com www.exitheritage.com www.exitgarcia.com

14720 Flint Lee Road Chantilly, VA 20151 Phone: 571-375-1700 (Office) Phone: 571-233-4820 (Cell) Contact: Georgia Psihas, Owner/President Email: sales@onthelevel.contractors www.onthelevel.contractors

Please note: While these businesses are recommended by Bryan Garcia, they are paid advertisers in this publication.


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Business professionals looking to switch careers Individuals looking for extra income on a flexible schedule Stay-at-home parents or retirees looking for a new challenge Recent grads ready to embrace a career in real estate Seasoned real estate pros looking for a change

Real estate is a great career if you are looking for flexibility, business ownership and unlimited earning potential. But it does take work, perseverance and patience. EXIT Realty knows this. That's why we have created a Formula designed to help you succeed every step of the way. EXIT Realty offers in-depth training, branding, technology, culture and unlimited income potential. Consider a new career with EXIT Heritage Realty in Haymarket. Get the tools and technology EXIT Realty provides combined with a personalized environment that nurtures new agents and encourages experienced agents to succeed even more. Career Night is held in our office, in historic downtown Haymarket. This location is not only convenient for our agents, but ideal for our clients. And, the charm of our historic home converted to office makes you feel like you are truly coming home. FREE and open to anyone who has wondered about a career in real estate. Tuition reimbursement available. Must register to attend. EXIT Realty - We focus on the individual, not the numbers


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Three No-Fail Perennials for Summer into Fall Months

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aintaining a home landscape can be laborious and timeconsuming, especially during the warm summer months. And, we all get busy with summer vacations and activities. So, we asked Ryan Anderson of Gateway Home and Garden Center on Warrenton (see advertisement on page 9) to recommend three common perennials that are easy to maintain, hearty and have an attractive presence from summer into the fall. See Ryan's recommendations below.

Looking ahead, fall is a good time to think about and plan on reviving your landscape from the heat and humidity of summer. Warm days and cool nights, with increased periods of moisture, create great growing conditions. New plantings, both annuals and perennials, add to the warm colors of a fall landscape and create the building blocks for a great start the following spring. Mums and pansies are tolerant of temperature swings and can replace tired summer annuals with a boost

of color that compliments the natural fall display of mother nature. Beside being a great time for colorful plantings, fall is the key time of year for rejuvenation of turf and will help create a lush, beautiful lawn in the spring. A prime second planting season, rivaling spring, fall is a great time to also think about adding trees and shrubs to the landscape. You can find everything you need at Gateway. Visit GatewayHomeandGardenCenter.com for directions and hours.

Sedum Autumn Joy (left) With its succulent-like foliage, Sedum Autumn Joy is an all star when the weather is hot and dry. The flower buds start to show in summer, starting with a chartreuse color, then evolve into a show of vibrant pink which fades to copper as the fall continues on. A perennial that is great to mix into to the existing landscape yet also showy enough to stand alone, it does well in a multiple applications. Often times it can be left uncut until spring to provide winter interest and food for the wild birds that enjoy the seeds.

Black-Eyed Susan (right)

Encore Azalea (above)

This bold bloom is one of the most distinguishable perennial plants in our area where masses of vibrant yellow color go on display from mid-summer and continue through fall. A native plant that is colorful and easy to maintain, clusters of these plants blend perfectly with many other combinations in the landscape. Heat and humidity tolerant, and accepting of clay soils, Black-Eyed Susans are one of the easiest plants to add to and liven up a landscape heading into fall. Cut flowers can also be moved indoors to boost the recognizable fall hues of floral displays.

(Azalea is not technically considered a perennial, but thought a woody plant and serves a similar purpose.) Azaleas are a staple item in our regional landscape. With vibrant spring blooms, there are few other plants that signify the onset of nicer weather. Encore Azaleas take the enjoyment of the recognizable flower a step further. After the spring flower fades, Encore Azaleas set a second flower bud that starts to come alive from mid-summer and continues through fall. With over 30 varieties to choose from, and a tolerance for full sun, the Encore Azalea has taken the stronghold as a staple in multi-season landscape appeal.


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HOME SALES

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June 2017 Real Estate Sales Here are the real estate sales results for ALL home types in Haymarket and Gainesville for June 2017.

June 2017

HAYMARKET

GAINESVILLE

Number of Properties Sold % Change from same month in 2016

83 +25.8%

100 +12.4%

Median Sold Price % Change from same month in 2016

$525,000 +11.4%

$442,500 -4.8%

DOMP (Median Days on Market) % Change from same month in 2016

20 -33.3%

14 -26.3%

The data for individual neighborhoods or subdivisions is always sporadic because there are fewer homes and in some cases, a broad range of prices. For example, Evergreen only had two sales this year so far, and both happened to be over $1 million, so the Median Sold Price is very high compared to the average home value in that neighborhood. Even so, most of these communities have had some pretty impressive increases in Sold Prices and a positive decline in Median Days on the Market, especially Lake Manassas. Last year at the same time, the Median Days on the Market was over 185 in this subdivision.

DOMINION VALLEY*

EVERGREEN

PIEDMONT

Number of Properties Sold % Change from 2016 YTD

102 +52.23%

2 -66.7%

41 -6.81%

Median Sold Price % Change from 2016 YTD

$544,250 -5.34%

$1,107,500 +58.44%

$599,900 +8.1%

30 -100%

175 +165%

44 -2.7%

LAKE MANASSAS

VIRGINIA OAKS

OAK VALLEY

Number of Properties Sold % Change from 2016 YTD

21 +31.25%

23 +29.41%

10 -9.1%

Median Sold Price % Change from 2016 YTD

$630,000 +1.22.%

$530,000 +8.18%

$667,450 +5.1%

75 -147%

18 -73.1%

14 +27.3%

DOMP (Median Days on Market) % Change from 2016 YTD *Does not include Regency at Dominion Valley.

Gainesville Subdivisions

DOMP (Median Days on Market) % Change from 2016 YTD

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Haymarket Homeowner Summer 2017  
Haymarket Homeowner Summer 2017  

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