Boston Moving Company Gives Local Moving Tips

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Boston Moving Company Gives Local Moving Tips

Boston Moving Company Gives Local Moving Tips

Boston moving company Humboldt Storage and Moving talks about the ins and outs of a local move and how to save time, money and avoid stress in the process. ;

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10 Questions to Ask Your Apartment Management Company Before Move-In Day

Posted by on Nov 12, 2019 in The Moving | Comments Off on 10 Questions to Ask Your Apartment Management Company Before Move-In Day

10 Questions to Ask Your Apartment Management Company Before Move-In Day

10 Questions to Ask Your Apartment Management Company Before Move-In Day

10 Questions to Ask Your Apartment Management Company Before Move-In Day

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest blog post by Carolyn Frith, a content creator from Fidelity Management.

You’ve found the perfect apartment and you’re ready to move in. For a smooth move-in day, you will want to make a few final arrangements before arriving at your new apartment. To show up and simply “hope for the best” could result in parking violations, unloading problems, delays and extra expenses.

Avoid issues and ask your new apartment management company these ten helpful questions:

1. What is my new address?

You will need to provide your moving company with a destination address to receive an accurate estimate and make sure the movers will know where to bring your belongings.  

2. Who can I reach in case of an emergency?

Even the most organized plans can fall apart. Planes can be late, moving trucks can break down, and everything in between. If you’re going to arrive late, you’ll want to make sure you still have access to your new apartment and if unloading can be rescheduled if necessary.

3. Is there an unloading policy?

Understanding the unloading policy is always important. You may be required to use a loading dock or to reserve a freight elevator.  The apartment manager may need a rough count on the number of furniture pieces and boxes you’ll be moving. For a condo rental, you may even need to provide a certificate of insurance to management in case of damage.

4. Do I need to schedule my arrival?

In situations where parking could be a challenge, you may need to arrange a set time for the arrival of your moving truck. Find out just how specific you will need to be about the move-in time. Most buildings will provide a time window.

5. Will I need to provide wall and floor protection during the move?

A professional moving company should have everything you need to protect walls and floors from scuffs, scratches and damage. Ask in advance to ensure you and your movers arrive equipped.

6. Where can I park a truck, and for how long?

City parking is always challenging. Whether you’re renting a truck or hiring professional movers, you’ll need to know about parking in advance. Is there a designated area for trucks? Is there a best time of day to park? How long can you occupy the space? If arriving late, can you park overnight if necessary? Is there a limit on truck size that will fit?

7. Where do I get keys and building access codes?

When you arrive, you will need access to your building, your apartment and any other locked areas, such as the storage locker or the parking garage. You don’t want to be stranded on a cold night with no way to get into your new home and end up having to find a hotel room for the night.

8. Can I make utility and delivery arrangements before arriving?

If you’re responsible for utilities, you’ll want to set up an account prior to moving in. Also, if you’re having new or rental furniture delivered, find out if everything can be delivered and set up before you arrive.

9. Is there a place to dispose of packing boxes?

It may be necessary to unpack on the spot and arrange for the movers to take away the boxes and packing materials if you find there is no place to recycle your boxes on-site. Some moving companies may charge extra for this service, so it’s worth asking in advance, while others will take your boxes for free.

10. Is there anything else I need to know?

This is a good catch-all question which may or may
not have an answer. It gives your apartment management company a chance to
volunteer useful information they may not have thought to share otherwise. For
example, they might want to tell you they have a utility dollie you can borrow,
share a tip about how to get a particularly large piece of furniture up a
narrow staircase, or let you know about upcoming events which could cause
traffic delays on your move-in day.

and starting life in a new city is an exciting time. Planning in advance can
help ensure you get started on the right foot.  

Published at Fri, 08 Nov 2019 15:00:50 +0000

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Packing and Moving Your Kitchen – Moving Tips From Amazing Moves Moving and Storage

Posted by on Nov 11, 2019 in The Moving | Comments Off on Packing and Moving Your Kitchen – Moving Tips From Amazing Moves Moving and Storage

Packing and Moving Your Kitchen – Moving Tips From Amazing Moves Moving and Storage

Packing and Moving Your Kitchen – Moving Tips From Amazing Moves Moving and Storage

Amazing Moves offers expert packing services, but if you choose to pack all or some of your items, we’d like to share some advice, based on years of experience. In this video we share our years of experience in packing kitchens with you.

Amazing Moves Moving & Storage provides professional packing services in Denver, Colorado for all types of residential moves, commercial moves, local moves, interstate moves, and international long distance moves. As a full service Denver moving company, we will not only pack your items carefully and professionally, provide you a full inventory list of the items, but unpack them at your destination.

Amazing Moves has extensive experience with safely moving and packing all types of items. Our professional movers are experts in crating, packing, and protecting valuables and breakables.

Simply put, we are a full service mover and we will make your move Amazing!

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Press and Media

Posted by on Nov 9, 2019 in The Moving | Comments Off on Press and Media

Press and Media

Latest Compare My Move Press Releases

Horror’s Deadliest Home Moves Revealed
 – 23/10/2019

As all horror fans know, moving house is a common cliché. But which home move had the deadliest consequences? We analysed 100 horror movies.

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Brexit: Remain Constituents Move to Leave – 27/09/2019

Has Brexit affected where you want to live? Compare My Move has analysed almost 200,000 home moves since the EU Referendum to find out how voters have moved since the vote. 

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Most Polluting UK Commutes Revealed – 20/09/2019

Compare My Move has looked at month-by-month data for the Average house prices across London over the past 25 years. We’ve analysed property prices in every London borough from 1995 up to 2019 to create a time-lapse chart that illustrates the dramatic change in the London property market.

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London Borough House Price Changes – 18/09/2019

Compare My Move has looked at month-by-month data for the Average house prices across London over the past 25 years. We’ve analysed property prices in every London borough from 1995 up to 2019 to create a time-lapse chart that illustrates the dramatic change in the London property market.

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The Best Time To Move House – 31/07/2018

Compare My Move have analysed data from nearly 66,500 UK movers to unearth some moving trends. It was found that Friday is the most popular day to move house, Thursday is the most expensive, and Sunday is the cheapest. Most of Britain prefer to move in the summer and on a Friday, though in Wales they favour Wednesday, and in Yorkshire and the Humber movers wait until December. 

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UK Average House Price Changes – 14/08/2019

Compare My Move has looked at month-by-month data of the average UK house price over the past 25 years. We’ve analysed property prices in the UK’s largest 50 cities from 1995 up to 2019 to create a time-lapse that illustrates the dramatic change in the UK property market. Whilst London holds the title for the highest property price since 1995, Brighton saw the strongest growth in the UK property market.

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How Instagramable is your Home? – 26/06/2019

Compare My Move has analysed the latest styles to find out which home decor items are trending on Instagram. We collected the Top 25 interior design trends and ranked then by the number of hashtag mentions.

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How the Gender Pay Gap Affects First Time Buyers – 26/02/2019

The average female millennial must save an extra 8 months for their first home compared to their male counterparts. In our latest research, Compare My Move explores how the gender pay gap affects female first time buyers in 51 of the largest towns and cities across Britain.

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The Cost of Moving House Revealed – 15/01/2019

Compare My Move explore the cost of moving house for first time buyers and existing homeowners across every region of Britain. Homeowners spent £9.8 billion moving in 2018, with the average move rising above £10k for the first time.

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Help to Buy in Under a Year – 13/11/2018

Research by Compare My Move reveals how long it takes young renters in 50 British towns to save a deposit on their first home. The press release compares the time taken to save an average 15% deposit against the 5% deposit needed for the Help to Buy Equity Loan.

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The Worst UK Cities for Air Pollution – 21/06/2018

In light of Clean Air Day 2018, Compare My Move mapped the towns and cities across Britain with the most dangerous air quality. Using official World Health Organisation (WHO) data, we explored the 42 towns and cities in Britain exceeding or drawing with WHO limits on pollutant PM2.5. We looked at concentrations of PM2.5 in particular because high concentrations of fine particulate matter have been called the greatest environmental risk to health by WHO.

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6 Incredible Bedrooms Inspired by Tech Giants – 31/05/2018

We’ve dreamt up 6 bedrooms inspired by some of the biggest tech companies of today. To create these dream bedrooms, we’ve taken influence from product styles, brand colour-palettes, company ethos, and the designs of head offices.

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Cardiff-Based Compare My Move Doubles its Digital Team  – 01/05/2018

Having been named 17th fastest growing company in Wales by Fast Growth 50 last year, Compare My Move is now looking to the future by strengthening its digital and sales teams in Cardiff, a city which is fast-becoming a hub for digital start-ups and the perfect base for Compare My Move to grow its UK-wide service.

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The Winners and Losers of the Wales Land Transaction Tax – 27/03/2018

New research from Compare My Move shows that the introduction of the Land Transaction Tax in Wales will save the average homebuyer £560. Land Transaction Tax replaces Stamp Duty in Wales from 1st April 2018, and Compare My Move used their newly updated Cost of Moving House Calculator to highlight the changes for homebuyers.

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3D Printing: A New Hope for Housing – 06/02/2018

New research by removal company comparison website Compare My Move reveals how 3D printed houses are no longer a thing of science fiction. From alleviating the housing crisis and providing disaster relief to leading the way to the stars, the research shows how 3D printing could be the answer to many issues faced by traditional house-building methods.

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The UK Spent 9.7 Billion Moving House in 2017 – 09/01/2018

Compare My Move expose the hidden cost of moving house in the UK region by region, and highlight how the recent change to Stamp Duty is win and lose for first time buyers.

New research reveals that UK homeowners spent £9.7 billion (£9,746,745,840) on moving house in 2017, with the average UK homeowner facing £9,580 in additional moving costs

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What You Need To Know When Moving To Raleigh, NC From NYC

Posted by on Nov 6, 2019 in The Moving | Comments Off on What You Need To Know When Moving To Raleigh, NC From NYC

What You Need To Know When Moving To Raleigh, NC From NYC

What You Need To Know When Moving To Raleigh, NC From NYC

There’s nothing more stressful than moving to an unfamiliar place. The people, environment, weather, lifestyle, and all other things may be different from what you’re used to experiencing in your previous hometown. Thus, if you consider relocating to a place like Raleigh, NC, you need to think about many things before making a significant life decision.

Although Raleigh can be an ideal place to live in, here are a few things you should know before moving to that place.

1. It’s Raleigh and not Raleigh – Durham

Before you relocate, you need to know that Raleigh Durham isn’t the same with Raleigh. That’s because Durham and Raleigh are two distinct and separate cities. To avoid misunderstanding with the residents there, refrain yourself from using the term Raleigh Durham once you move in.

2. Homes For Sale Are Affordable

Moving to Raleigh means you have access to affordable and family-friendly homes and other real estate properties for sale within the area. Whether you want to live in the north, suburb, or downtown Raleigh, you can see fairly-priced homes intended to improve the quality of life of anyone who plans to move there. This is one of the reasons why the costs of living in the Raleigh area is lower than that of New York City.

3. The People Are Friendly

Another good thing about living in Raleigh is the kind of community they have. Raleigh, NC, for instance, is a city where the community is family-friendly. It’s a place where people know your face and greet you although they don’t know your name. Because of the city’s small town feel, people living there enjoy a feeling of familiarity and comfortability around one another. As you move there, you’ll meet new friends even if you reside in small towns like Garner, Wake Forest, Apex, and many more.

4. Finding Job Is Easy There

If you’re looking for a happy and productive work environment, then moving to Raleigh can be a good idea. There, you can find a job much easier than you expect. There are thousands of job openings, and the salary base is also much higher than in other cities in America. Above all, Raleigh has a high job satisfaction rating, making it the best place for employment opportunities.

5. You Can Enjoy All Four Weather Seasons

The weather in Raleigh can also be one of the great reasons for relocating there. Unlike other cities, Raleigh enjoys four weather seasons such as winter, spring, summer, and fall. For instance, January can be the coldest month while July can be the warmest month of the year.

6. College Sports Are Awesome

If you love sports, Raleigh, NC, can also be a perfect place for relocation. The city, for example, is known for its support for college sports. Anyone who loves the college basketball there sees the rivalry between The University of North Carolina Tar Heels and The Duke Blue Devils. When it comes to a professional sports team, Raleigh has the Carolina Hurricanes to be proud of. However, some local residents also follow Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, and many others.

7. It Offers Quality Education

When it comes to education, Raleigh is one of the best in the United States. Due to the proximity of different universities like Duke University, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina, no question if the city aims to offer quality education to its students.

8. Attractions

Raleigh has beautiful attractions that anyone can experience. You can see a lot of amazing places anywhere else in the city. Below are the attractions you can enjoy once you move in Raleigh, NC:

  • High Mountains – You can find several mountains around the city of Raleigh. These may include the Snowshoe, Winterplace, and many more. Because of these picturesque mountains, anyone can enjoy skiing or snowboarding.
  • Beautiful Beaches – Raleigh is also the home of excellent beaches. If you’re a beach lover, you can visit Wrightsville Beach when the weather is good. It’s one of the favorite beaches in the city of Raleigh.
  • Enjoyable Night-Time Entertainment – The city offers a great nightlife music jamming. With plenty of bar-restaurants around Raleigh, you can experience a fantastic night time entertainment.
  • Attractive Museums and Parks – Raleigh is also famous for its museum and park attractions. If you’re fond of natural sciences, you can visit the North Carolina Museum where you’ll witness some exhibits and events. If you want to spend time with the whole family, Pullen Park can be the best place to visit. The area is surrounded by trees, flowers, and different playgrounds for children. On the other hand, the Research Triangle Park in Raleigh isn’t the typical park you know. It’s an office park that houses more than a hundred companies such as IBM, Cisco, and many more.


If you think about moving to Raleigh NC from NYC, that can be the best decision you can make in your life. With the information mentioned above, it’s clear that the city has many good things to offer to improve your quality of life. As you’re excited to live there soon, don’t forget to hire professional movers who can make your NYC-Raleigh move a great success.  

Published at Wed, 07 Aug 2019 13:59:19 +0000

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BARÇA EMOJIS: Luis Suárez & Denis Suárez

Posted by on Nov 4, 2019 in The Moving | Comments Off on BARÇA EMOJIS: Luis Suárez & Denis Suárez

BARÇA EMOJIS: Luis Suárez & Denis Suárez

BARÇA EMOJIS: Luis Suárez & Denis Suárez

Which emojis would you use to describe the Barça players? See which ones Luis Suárez and Denis Suárez used for their teammates!

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Guidelines for finding an apartment in NYC

Posted by on Nov 3, 2019 in The Moving | Comments Off on Guidelines for finding an apartment in NYC

Guidelines for finding an apartment in NYC

Guidelines for finding an apartment in NYC

By now you’ve probably heard from various resources that finding an apartment in NYC is difficult. Most people describe this task as a very stressful, time and energy-consuming experience. As it turns out, it could be a huge understatement, especially for those who are embarking on this adventure for the first time. Sooner rather than later, they will discover that a challenging and competitive nature of the NYC real estate is not comparable to any other city. Considering its unique features, be sure to make room for a variety of emotions such as disappointment, frustration, despair.

two armchairs in an apartment

Finding an apartment in NYC doesn’t have to be a nightmare

With so many eager millennials flocking to the city that never sleeps chasing their dreams, real estate costs keep rising. Finding your dream home in NYC should be based on timely and thorough research. In order to make the apartment hunting process less overwhelming, make sure to be fully prepared and keep yourself informed on current real estate trends.

However, if you are moving on a budget, it won’t be long before you realize that instead of a dream home, you will get a modest yet expensive place barely large enough to accommodate one person. There are a lot of variables that come into play when finding an apartment in NYC, and its price is most definitely on the top of the list. Having reviewed your monthly income, credit score and monthly expenses involved in home renting/buying, you will be able to figure out if you can meet the median home price. Let’s shed some light on this complex and much-dreaded endeavor. Hopefully, you will find our guidelines precious while apartment hunting in NYC.

Demystifying unrealistic expectations about finding an apartment in NYC

Even if you are more of an experienced house hunter and rather accustomed to a challenging real estate market, finding one in NYC may leave you completely exhausted and with empty pockets. Although you’ve probably braced yourself for tiny but pricey real estate, chances are your perception of small apartments will change throughout the process. Tiny living seems to be a lifestyle in NYC. Due to the decreasing availability of space and skyrocketing costs, on the other hand, many people start considering micro-apartments assuming they are more affordable. But, the truth is there are no many cheap places in the Big Apple.

a checklist and a cup of coffee

Evaluate your budget before you decide to move

If you are moving on a tight budget, everything’s about setting your priorities and compromising. So, adjust your expectations before reality hits you. Surely there are good deals on NYC apartments out there, but first-time renters are likely to miss them due to lack of experience.

As frightening as it may sound, being new in town doesn’t have to be that difficult. Moving to a city where you don’t know anyone means that you are ready to start afresh outside your comfort zone. Although there are no friends, relatives or acquaintances who could help you navigate the city, recommend a good neighborhood or a decent apartment, you are not alone. Thankfully, the city abounds in real estate agents and brokers you can rely on when finding an apartment in NYC. In addition to that, people who don’t have much time or patience to search for apartments seem to prefer this kind of professional help.

Hiring a real estate agent is a way to go!

If you need someone to assist you in finding an NYC apartment, then make sure to budget for the extra fee that hiring a real estate agent entails. Once you enlist the help of a real estate agent, feel free to share your expectations and demands in terms of preferred location, borough, apartment size, amenities, costs…If you are lucky enough to come across a good agent who will help you narrow down your options, the entire process will be much easier. They will indicate the right neighborhood featuring the kind of apartments that are likely to fit your budget.

two hands holding a coin and a house model

Get in touch with a reputable real estate agent when on the lookout for a dream home

Once they schedule tours for you to inspect the rentals, they will assist you in negotiating with prospective landlords. If you are like most first-time renters, chances are you will have trouble understanding the complicated lease terms. In a city where the competition for apartments is very high, it is essential that you have someone reliable by your side who will guide you through the daunting process. Your broker will find apartments that meet all your standards, show them to you, and in case you like some of them, he will help you with the paperwork in order to sign a lease. Otherwise, he will continue the quest and keep you informed all the time.

But, before you sign any contract with the agent, make sure to completely understand how he can help you find a rental property. Also, it’s important to discuss fees upfront so as to figure out if they fit in your moving budget.

How to tell if my real estate agent is being completely honest with me?

Considering the competitive nature of the real estate market, no wonder so many people decide to hire a professional real estate agent. Your final choice should be based on thorough upfront research. Although we are all hoping for the best, sometimes things don’t turn out the way we want. Unfortunately, some brokers won’t be as honest and dedicated to your needs as you expect them to be. In case you don’t rent any of the apartments you were shown, your broker might ignore you and move on to the next client.

If apartments suggested by brokers happen to be very attractive and at an excellent price, that could be the first indicator that something’s not quite right. Not necessarily, but those more than convenient offers might be a bait for you to take a look at some apartments inferior to your expectations and requirements.

Brokers’ fees in NYC may vary depending on the area, borough, neighborhood. In light of that, the cost of their services is higher in Manhattan whilst more affordable in the outer boroughs.

One of the advantages of hiring a broker is that they might know apartments’ owners and their relationship with tenants. So, by finding a dedicated broker you can trust you might get a friendly landlord as well.
However, by investing more effort, energy, and patience you can take it upon yourself and handle the apartment hunting on your own, without spending any money.

Know your priorities when researching NYC apartments

Brooklyn building

Research affordable Brooklyn neighborhoods when house hunting in NYC

Provided that you have already determined what type of apartment you are looking for, try to get to know NYC better. Perform a thorough research on the internet, get all relevant information about boroughs, neighborhoods, all diversities within the borders of New York – cultural, racial, economic, linguistic… Engage all your cyber (internet, social networks) and living resources (your relatives, friends, friends’ friends) to be fully informed and prepared for what’s to come.

Spread the word about your move, and you may even get a recommendation for some apartments or at least a piece of advice. Take into consideration other people’s experiences, read online moving reviews, compare them and decide what suits you best.

Once you have established preferences regarding the apartment, borough, and neighborhood, begin with the apartment hunting at least one month before the planned move. Visit all relevant real estate websites and give yourself enough time to perform this task without unnecessary pressure and additional stress. Search the listings, call the owners, ask for more information and make an appointment to see your potential home.

Set your search parameters to no-fee apartments if you are not willing to pay any additional costs. Sometimes, brokers offer no-fee apartments, which means that that there’s no fee for you to pay. But, since the broker is a liaison between you and your landlord, it is the owner of the apartment who has to pay the fee.

Budgeting for the upcoming move

a person holding dollars when finding an apartment in NYC

Consider all fees involved in finding an apartment in NYC

Finding an apartment in NYC is just one of the crucial tasks on your moving checklist. If you’ve decided to call Brooklyn home, make sure to research dependable Park Slope movers who will assist you with every aspect of the relocating process.

Hiring full service movers means that you won’t have to search for other service providers or additional packing services NYC as your movers will be able to accommodate any particular moving request.

Make an estimate of your budget and plan how much you are willing to pay for moving services and monthly rent. Depending on the season when you are moving, you could be able to score some special moving deals and offers.

When it comes to budgeting, you should know that some landlords have specific income and credit demands, which is why new graduates must engage guarantor to sign the lease. As it turns out, many landlords require you to earn more than 40 times the rent to be eligible for the tenant role.  In case the costs of living and finding an apartment in NYC are extremely high for you, you might opt for sharing them with a roommate. It’s one of the compromises you could make in order to make your way to the city that never sleeps.

Know what you can afford

When visiting apartments, your potential landlord might require to see your personal documents, so have your bank statement and ID copy ready. In order to prevent illegal rent increases and allow the landlord to take care and maintain the property, there is a legal rent regulation in NYC. By finding a rent-stabilized apartment you can rest assured that you are protected by low. However, those apartments are hard to find, because people who are lucky to find ones usually stick to them for a long time. No matter how frustrating and exhausting apartment seeking process in NYC, sooner or later you will succeed and the effort you have invested will eventually pay off.

If you are unsure if you can afford your rent, you should know that the further you go from the downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn, the more likely you are to find a reasonably priced place. There are livable neighborhoods that are a bit further from the city center, but still easily accessible via subway.

Also, young people often decide to share their living space with one or more roommates to be able to afford a larger and conveniently located place. Deciding what to sacrifice and compromise on could be difficult, but financial burden compels most young people to move in with roommates.

Finding an apartment in NYC is notorious for being a major ordeal, but with the right mindset, it could be a seamless experience. If you have a solid idea of what you are looking for and you’ve set the right expectations, the house hunting process will go off without a hitch.

Published at Thu, 31 Oct 2019 06:27:36 +0000

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