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May 26, 2023

Open Houses This Weekend in Ponte Vedra Beach

Ponte Vedra Beach Open Houses for the weekend of May 26 - 28, 2023 (Memorial Day Weekend)


Ponte Vedra Beach's Weekend Open Houses

Looking for your dream home in Ponte Vedra Beach? Look no further! There is a fantastic lineup of open houses happening this weekend, and we're here to guide you through the process. Whether you're searching for a luxury property in Old Ponte Vedra or a more affordable option, we've got you covered.

Luxury living is synonymous with Ponte Vedra Beach, and this weekend's open houses showcase some truly remarkable properties. This weekend’s open house prices start at $285,000, reaching upwards of $2,500,000, offering a range of options to suit various budgets and preferences.

Click here for this weekend's open house list.

Among this weekend’s open houses, there are four charming condos priced under $350,000. These cozy yet stylish living spaces offer an excellent opportunity to own a piece of Ponte Vedra Beach without breaking the bank. Additionally, we have single-family homes available for under $550,000, providing affordable options for families and individuals alike.

Featured Listing

One standout option for those seeking affordable 55+ living is the listing at 11830 Surfbird Circle in Sweetwater by Del Webb. Priced at just $329,500, this 1797 sq. ft unit offers a comfortable and convenient lifestyle. It's move-in ready with new carpeting, fresh paint (including the garage!), a new HVAC system installed in 2022, a newer hot water heater, and much more. Please note that the gated community doesn't host open houses, so contact us for a private showing.


Beach lovers will want to stop by Ponte Vedra Club Realty’s open house at 121 Sea Hammock Way, Ponte Vedra Beach (map). This oceanfront condo is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Check out the photos and more here!

Consider Me Your Agent

If you're interested in any of the homes we've mentioned but don't have an agent representing you yet, don't worry! Our dedicated team is here to assist you every step of the way. Feel free to reach out to us for any inquiries or to schedule a private showing. We understand that the scheduled open house times may not always align with your availability, so we're more than happy to accommodate your needs and arrange a private viewing at a time that works best for you.


Ponte Vedra Beach is brimming with stunning properties, and the open houses this weekend offer an incredible opportunity to explore your options. Whether you're a luxury enthusiast or searching for an affordable gem, there's something for everyone. Don't miss out on this chance to find your perfect home in one of Florida's most sought-after coastal communities. Contact us today and let's embark on this exciting journey together!

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Posted in Open Houses
May 16, 2023

Seller Tip - Managing Pets

Home Seller Tips - How to sell a home with pets

Selling Your Home? Here's a Seller Tip for Pet Owners!

Selling a home can be an exciting yet stressful experience, and if you're a pet owner, there's an additional layer of preparation required. While your furry friends are undoubtedly a beloved part of your family, it's important to create a welcoming and neutral environment for potential buyers. In this blog post, we'll discuss an essential seller tip for pet owners: finding a place for your pets and removing their belongings during home showings. By following this advice, you'll increase your chances of making a positive impression on prospective buyers and facilitating a smooth selling process.

Tip: Find a Place for Your Pets during Home Showings

When potential buyers visit your home, it's crucial to ensure that they can envision themselves living there. While your pets may be adorable and well-behaved, their presence can be distracting and even create obstacles to selling your property. Here's why finding a temporary home for your pets during home showings is highly recommended.

Ensuring Safety and Comfort

We want your precious pet to be safe and comfortable. Some pets try to zip out the front door whenever it is opened, creating a dangerous situation for them. Some pets get anxious when they see strange people roaming about their home. Some buyers may be uncomfortable around pets, especially if they have had negative experiences or allergies. To avoid any potential mishaps or discomfort, it's best to find a secure and appropriate place for your pets to stay during home showings. This way, both your pets and potential buyers can feel at ease throughout the process.

Reducing Distractions

Pets can grab the attention of potential buyers, diverting their focus from the features and qualities of your home. Even if your pets are friendly, some people may have allergies, fears, or simply prefer a pet-free environment. By removing your pets from the equation, you allow buyers to fully immerse themselves in the space without any distractions.

Creating a Neutral Environment

Buyers need to imagine themselves living in your home, and the presence of pet items can make this task more challenging. If practical, consider storing pet-related items such as food bowls, litter boxes, and toys out of sight so you create a clean and neutral setting that allows buyers to envision their own belongings in the space. A clutter-free home gives the impression of a well-maintained property, which is essential for attracting potential buyers.

Practical Steps to Prepare Your Home for Showings

Now that you understand the importance of finding a temporary home for your pets and removing their belongings, let's discuss some practical steps to ensure a smooth transition during home showings:

Arrange for Temporary Accommodations

Reach out to trusted family members, friends, or consider professional pet sitters to find a safe and comfortable place for your pets during showings. Ensure that your pets' needs are met, including food, water, exercise, and affection, so they remain happy and stress-free.

Store Pet-Related Items

Prior to showings, pack away your pets' food bowls, litter boxes, toys, beds, and any other accessories. Storing these items neatly in a designated space, such as a closet or garage, will help create a clean and organized atmosphere that appeals to potential buyers.

Clean Thoroughly

Pay extra attention to removing pet hair, odors, and any traces of your pets' presence. Vacuum carpets, clean furniture, and deodorize the areas where your pets usually spend their time. A clean and fresh-smelling home will make a positive impression on potential buyers and minimize any concerns they may have about lingering pet-related issues.


Selling a home involves making it as appealing as possible to potential buyers, and if you're a pet owner, this means finding a place for your pets and removing their belongings during showings. By following this seller tip, you create a neutral and inviting atmosphere that allows buyers to focus on the key features of your property. Remember, the goal is to help potential buyers fall in love with your home and make you an offer you can’t refuse!

Posted in Seller Tips
May 15, 2023

May Home Maintenance Tips

May Home Maintenance Tips

May Home Maintenance Guide for Florida Homes:

Keeping Things Shipshape!

Hey there, Floridian homeowners! With the sun shining bright and the temperatures rising, it's time to give your home some much-needed TLC. May is the perfect month to tackle various maintenance tasks, ensuring your home is in top shape for the summer months ahead. In this blog, we'll walk you through some essential home maintenance tips for May, including cleaning gutters, checking for leaks, inspecting the sprinkler system, and deep cleaning your appliances. Let's get started!

Cleaning Gutters and Drainage Systems

Florida's frequent showers can lead to clogged gutters and drainage issues. Take some time to inspect and clean your gutters, removing any debris or leaves that may have accumulated. This ensures that rainwater can flow freely and prevents potential water damage. Don't forget to check the drainage systems around your property as well, ensuring they are clear and functioning properly.

Checking for Leaks

Water leaks can be a homeowner's nightmare, so it's important to stay proactive. Inspect both the indoor and outdoor areas of your home for any signs of leaks. Look out for water stains on ceilings, walls, or floors. Check for dripping faucets, running toilets, or unusual dampness around pipes. Catching and fixing leaks early can save you from costly repairs down the road.

Sprinkler System Inspection

Maintaining a lush and vibrant lawn is a priority for many Floridians. Take a moment to inspect your sprinkler system to ensure it's working efficiently. Check for any broken or misaligned sprinkler heads, as well as clogged nozzles. Adjust the sprinkler heads as needed to ensure proper coverage and prevent water waste. Consider scheduling regular maintenance to keep your lawn looking its best throughout the summer.

Deep Cleaning Appliances

As we spend more time indoors during the hotter months, it's essential to keep your appliances in top-notch condition. Here are some tips for deep cleaning common household appliances:

Dishwasher: Remove any food debris from the bottom and sides of the dishwasher. Check the drain filter and clean it if necessary. Run a cycle with a dishwasher cleaner or a cup of vinegar to remove any built-up residue and eliminate odors.

Fridge: Empty your refrigerator and discard any expired items. Remove shelves and drawers and wash them with warm, soapy water. Wipe down the interior walls and door seals. Vacuum the coils at the back to ensure proper cooling efficiency.

Oven: Remove oven racks and soak them in warm, soapy water. Use a non-toxic oven cleaner to tackle any baked-on grime inside the oven. Scrub gently, following the product instructions, and wipe away residue with a damp cloth.

Microwave: Place a microwave-safe bowl with a mixture of water and lemon juice inside the microwave. Heat it on high for a few minutes to create steam. The steam will loosen any grime, making it easier to wipe away with a sponge or cloth.

May is the perfect time to give your Florida home the attention it deserves. By cleaning gutters, checking for leaks, inspecting the sprinkler system, and deep cleaning your appliances, you'll ensure a comfortable and well-maintained living environment for the summer months ahead. So, roll up your sleeves, put on some tunes, and tackle these tasks with a smile. Your home will thank you!

Remember, regular maintenance not only saves you time and money but also helps you enjoy your home to the fullest. Happy home maintenance, Florida style!

May 11, 2023

New Listing - Del Webb Sweetwater

11830 Surfbird Circle Photo Collage

11830 Surfbird Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32256

2 bedroom + Office | 2 bath | 1 car garage

Located in the Sweetwater by Del Webb 55+ community, this upper-level condo offers an ideal living space for those looking for comfort and convenience. The unit features 2 bedrooms, plus an office, and boasts an abundance of natural light. As a corner unit, residents will appreciate the added privacy and peaceful surroundings.

As you step into the condo, you will notice the many things which set this unit apart from others, starting with the new carpet and freshly painted walls. The neutral color scheme creates a warm and inviting atmosphere that is sure to make you feel right at home. Stylish light-colored granite countertops, tiled floors, and stainless-steel appliances are a few of the kitchen features. The range, microwave, fridge, washer, and dryer are all included with the home, making this unit truly move-in ready. Another bonus -- new HVAC with smart thermostat in 2022, new hot water heater 2021.

View more photos and information here.

Crown molding can be found throughout the condo, adding an elegant touch to the living spaces not found in most Tides Condos. Another feature of this upper unit are the vaulted ceilings found in both the living room and master bedroom. These provide an open and airy feeling to the home which is sure to brighten your mood even on a cloudy day!

Once you’ve enjoyed having your own bathroom sink, it’s hard to go back to sharing, isn’t it? No need to share as the master bathroom has a spacious vanity with two sinks. As they say, “sharing is caring” though so can share the single medicine cabinet 😊. After a long day, relax in the community hot tub or stay home and step into the generously sized master bedroom shower. There’s even a built-in shower seat.

Another unique feature of this condo is the spacious and open backyard with wooded views. Enjoy your early morning coffee or a lazy afternoon nap on the large lanai overlooking the backyard. This is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the natural surroundings.

This is a roomy condo, almost 1800 sq. ft. That means there is plenty of space for you, your guests, and your stuff. There is ample bedroom closet space, a linen closet in the master bathroom, lots of kitchen cabinets and even laundry area cabinetry. You can easily keep your home organized and tidy.

The condo is great but let’s talk about its location! The Del Webb Sweetwater 55+ community offers an abundance of amenities for residents to enjoy. The community features beautiful landscaping, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis and pickleball courts, and exercise rooms. There are also numerous social activities and clubs available for residents to participate in. Join the Taste of Sweetwater Cooking Club, go to a Zumba class, lounge by the pool or play Mahjongg. The social and event calendar is full every month! Sweetwater by Del Webb is located just off of I-295 so you have easy access to just about anywhere, including the St. Johns Town Center shopping and dining area, Mayo Clinic, and the beaches!

So, if you’re ready for a fun, friendly and fulfilling retirement, come tour this move-in ready condo with all of its features. Join the Del Webb Sweetwater lifestyle. You’re going to love it!


For informational purposes only, as recalled to the best of owner’s ability.

May 2023 – New Carpet

April 2023 – Most interior walls and some ceilings freshly painted.

April 2023 – garage interior walls painted.

April 2023 – bathroom and kitchen sink faucets updated.

April 2023 – new garbage disposal

April 2023 – Garage door spring replaced with 2 springs and new cords.

August 2022 – New HVAC (AC and furnace), 12-year warranty

February 2021 – New hot water heater

February 24, 2018 – New washer and dryer

December 27, 2018 – New Dishwasher

2015 – New Refrigerator purchased

December 2013 – water softener installed.

Posted in Featured Listing
May 9, 2023

Open House - Villa Del Mar Condo

OPEN HOUSE - 303 Villa Del Mar I-3, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

If you're on the lookout for a charming and affordable condo in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, then you don't want to miss out on the opportunity to view 303 Villa Del Mar Dr #I-3. This lovely 2-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom condo is located in the highly desirable Villa Del Mar community and boasts a park-like setting that is sure to impress.

Get more photos here.

One of the standout features of this townhome-style unit is the attached garage, which provides convenient and secure parking. The condo also features a patio with pool views, offering the perfect place to relax and unwind after a long day. With coastal finishes throughout, including an updated kitchen and new laminate flooring, this condo exudes a stylish and comfortable vibe.

Villa Del Mar is located off A1A, nestled in a wooded area that provides a tranquil and serene setting. Despite its quiet location, this small community is still conveniently located close to all the amenities that Ponte Vedra Beach has to offer. You can take a quick bike ride to the beach or walk to the shops and restaurants of Sawgrass Village.

OPEN HOUSE – Saturday, May 13, 11:00A – 1:00P Hosted by David Marris

For those who love golf and tennis, ask about the Preferred Membership for the clubs - Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, The Lodge & Club, Epping Forest, and The River Club. These clubs offer top-notch amenities and services that cater to the needs of all members.

Another great selling point of this property is that it is located in St. Johns County, which is known for having some of the best-rated schools in Florida. Whether you need the schools or not, good schools usually translate to good property values.

At a price of $299,900, this 968 square foot condo is one of the most affordable townhomes in Ponte Vedra Beach. The major appliances, including a range electric, self-cleaning oven, microwave, dishwasher, disposer, refrigerator, washer, and dryer, are included in the sale of the property. Association fees are $475 per month, which covers maintenance of the exterior, pool, and common areas.

I'm happy to add that this condo unit in Villa Del Mar can be rented out with a long-term lease. This is an important consideration for investors or individuals who may be interested in renting out the property as a rental investment. With the high demand for rental properties in Ponte Vedra Beach, this could be a lucrative opportunity for those who are looking to invest in real estate. So, whether you're looking for a primary residence or an investment property, 303 Villa Del Mar Dr U#: I-3 is definitely worth checking out.

If you're in the market for a charming and affordable condo in Ponte Vedra Beach, then 303 Villa Del Mar Dr. Unit I-3 is definitely worth considering. With its park-like setting, convenient location, and modern finishes, this property is sure to impress. So don't miss the open house on Saturday, May 13th, from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM and come take a look today!

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Posted in Open Houses
May 9, 2023

Get Local - Woody's BBQ

Woody's BBQ Ponte Vedra Beach

Hey y'all! If you're in the mood for some down-home Southern cooking, you gotta check out Woody's BBQ in Ponte Vedra. These folks have been smoking and slow-cooking meat for over 40 years, and let me tell you, they know what they're doing.

Woody's BBQ - 226 Solana Rd #1, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

The menu has all the BBQ classics - pork, beef, chicken, and ribs - and they're all slow-cooked and smoked to perfection. They've also got some killer sides like mac and cheese, collard greens, and homemade (real) mashed potatoes. But let's be real, the star of the show is Woody's Famous Baby Back Ribs. They're seasoned with a secret blend of spices and slathered in Woody's BBQ sauce. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water. I’ve also had the smoked turkey, which was perfectly done, moist as can be! Husband Dave enjoyed the wings and pulled BBQ pork. We didn’t save room for dessert but had it anyway – banana cream pie. Honestly, I haven’t had banana cream pie in years (decades) and I was a little leery😂so they let me try a smidge. It is delish!

The atmosphere is casual and rustic, with vintage décor. There is an upfront dining area and a larger back area. The back area has more of a bar feel and is where they host special nights. Right now, on Mondays, kids under 10 eat free on Mondays when an adult has an entree. Wednesdays they host Bingo and Tuesday is trivia night.  Check their website for current events and details: www.woodys.comIt's a great spot to hang out with friends or bring the fam for a laid-back dinner.

And listen up, if you've got a big event coming up, Woody's BBQ offers catering services too. They've got all kinds of dishes, sides, and desserts to choose from, and they know how to make sure everyone leaves happy and full.

Plus, these folks are all about giving back to the community. They partner with local events and organizations, so you can feel good about supporting a business that cares. Woody is a local and supports his community. However, he's a successful local who has expanded his business to over 15 locations around Florida and one in Pennsylvania. Good job Woody!

If you're craving some delicious, classic Southern BBQ, head on over to Woody's BBQ in Ponte Vedra. Your taste buds (and your belly) will thank you.

Posted in Community
May 8, 2023

Ponte Vedra Beach March 2023 - Real Estate Market Report

Ponte Vedra Beach FL March 2023 Market Report

The real estate market in Pone Vedra Beach, Florida is on fire! March 2023 saw a total of 49 home sales, which is almost an 8% increase from the same month last year. New pending sales were also up by 7% from a year ago, indicating continued demand for single-family homes in the area.

One of the most impressive statistics from March 2023 is the whopping $64 million increase in dollar volume compared to the previous year. This indicates that not only are homes selling more frequently, but they are also selling at higher prices.

For buyers in the market, the good news is that there is more inventory available this year. Currently, there are 137 single-family homes for sale in Ponte Vedra Beach, which is almost 45% more than in 2022. This is good news for buyers who have been struggling to find available homes in this highly desirable area.

However, the median sales price for March 2023 has decreased from the previous year. This may come as a surprise to some, considering the significant increase in median sales price in February 2023, which was up by 41.6% over 2022. However, it's important to remember that median sales prices can fluctuate greatly from month to month, and the overall trend for the past year has been an increase in prices.

The real estate market in Ponte Vedra Beach shows no signs of slowing down, with continued demand for single-family homes and increasing dollar volume. For buyers, the increase in available inventory is a welcome change, and it will be interesting to see how this affects the market in the coming months. Overall, it's an exciting time to be involved in real estate in Ponte Vedra Beach, and we can't wait to see what the future holds!

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Posted in Market Updates
May 6, 2023

Open Houses - May 6-7, 2023 Ponte Vedra Beach


Open Houses in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL May 6-7, 2023


If you're searching for your dream home in Ponte Vedra Beach, you won't want to miss the open houses taking place this weekend! I've compiled a list of the most incredible properties available in the area, including luxurious homes, oceanfront properties, and stylish condos.

Ponte Vedra Beach Open Houses for the weekend of May 6-7, 2023

Regardless of whether you're looking for a spacious family home or a cozy beachside retreat, you'll find something that fits your requirements on this list. During the open houses, you'll have the opportunity to explore these stunning properties, meet the sellers, and get a sense of the neighborhood. Moreover, you'll have the chance to witness firsthand the luxurious amenities and features that each property has to offer, from designer kitchens to breathtaking views of the ocean.

So, if you're prepared to take the next step in your home search, I urge you to investigate my list of open houses in Ponte Vedra Beach scheduled for the upcoming weekend. You don't want to miss out on the opportunity to discover your dream home in one of the most stunning and sought-after regions of Florida!

If you're interested in attending any of these open houses but don't have an agent, feel free to contact me. You can call, text, or email me, and I'll be glad to provide you with any additional information you need.

Furthermore, if you're unable to attend the scheduled open house times, I can also arrange a private showing for you at a more convenient time. As a licensed real estate agent with extensive knowledge of the Ponte Vedra Beach area, I'm here to assist you in finding your dream home and making the process as simple as possible.

So, if you have any questions or if you'd like to schedule a private showing, please do not hesitate to contact me. I'm looking forward to hearing from you and assisting you in finding the ideal home in Ponte Vedra Beach!

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Posted in Open Houses
May 6, 2023

3376 Lighthouse Pointe Ln Open House

Open House at 3376 Lighthouse Pointe, Jacksonville, FL

Looking for a stunning waterfront townhome in east Jacksonville? Look no further than 3376 Lighthouse Pointe! This end unit townhome is a real gem, situated on a larger than normal lot by the intercoastal waterway, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the area's marshes, sailboats, birdlife, and magnificent sunsets.

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Not only is the exterior of this townhome absolutely gorgeous, but the inside is just as stunning. Outside, a new pavered driveway will soon be installed. Inside, the current owners have spared no expense in outfitting the exceptional gourmet kitchen with the best appliances, including lighted wood cabinetry with self-closing drawers, Bosch and Jenn Air appliances, and a large prep island. The kitchen's large windows also maximize the stunning view of the water, making it the perfect place to prepare meals and entertain guests.

This property features four bedroom suites, ensuring maximum privacy for a house full of guests. The top floor living and dining area is accessible via elevator or stairs and features vaulted ceilings filled with natural light, giving it an open and airy feel. The first-level guestroom, currently used as an office, has a full bath, making it ideal for guests or as a home office. The second level has a spacious owner's suite, laundry, and another bedroom and bath. The bottom level offers the potential for multi-generational living, with a fourth bedroom/flex space, full bath, and lanai with its own private entrance.

But that's not all! The property's location is also ideal, with easy access to the intercoastal waterway, three miles to the beach, and popular restaurants such as Taco Lu's and Dockside Seafood Restaurant within two miles. If you're working or visiting the Mayo Clinic, you'll also appreciate the short three-mile commute.

If you're excited about the idea of living in Lighthouse Point, you won't want to miss the chance to see this stunning waterfront townhome for yourself. The open house is happening on Saturday, May 6, 2023, from 10 am to 1 pm, so mark your calendar! And, if you're interested, be sure to ask about the Preferred Membership for the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club and The Lodge & Club, which adds to the luxurious lifestyle this townhome provides. So what are you waiting for? Come check out 3376 Lighthouse Pointe Ln and experience luxury living on the water!

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Posted in Open Houses
May 2, 2023

Sea Turtle Season is Here

Sea Turtle Season Ponte Vedra Beach

Hey y'all! It's that time of the year again - sea turtle season in Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra Beach! These amazing creatures come to our beaches from May to October to lay their eggs, and it's up to us to help protect them. Here are some fun and easy ways you can do your part:

  1. Lights out - Sea turtles rely on natural light to find their way to and from the ocean. Bright lights from our homes and businesses can confuse them and lead them away from the water. So, let's turn off all outdoor lights or switch to turtle-friendly amber LED lights to keep our turtle friends on the right path.
  2. Keep the beach clear - Sea turtles need plenty of room to lay their eggs. So, let's clean up our beach equipment and keep the area free of any obstacles that may block their path.
  3. Respect the dunes - The dunes are a critical nesting area for sea turtles, so stick to the designated walkways and give these amazing creatures the space they need.
  4. Fill holes - Nesting females or new hatchlings can get trapped by falling into holes dug in the sand by beach lovers. Trapped babies are an easy meal for birds.  If you play in the sand, make sure to fill in the holes so a sea turtle doesn’t fall in. This is good, year-round advise. People step in those holes and hurt themselves too!
  5. Report any sea turtle activity - If you see a sea turtle or evidence of sea turtle activity, such as tracks or nests, report it to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) at 1-888-404-FWCC (3922). The FWC monitors sea turtle populations and relies on public reports to gather important data.
  6. Adopt a nest - If you want to go the extra mile, you can visit the Adopt A Nest website of the GTM Research. Reserve and help protect sea turtle nests directly. By adopting a nest, you can support the efforts of local conservationists and make a real difference in the survival of these incredible creatures.
  7. Join a Turtle Patrol - If early morning beach walks are your thing then consider joining a turtle patrol. Volunteers search for turtle nests, then mark, monitor and protect them. They also assist stranded turtle and report when a deceased turtle is found. Visit Mickler's Landing Turtle Patrol or Beaches Sea Turtle Patrol.

By taking these simple steps, we can help ensure the survival of sea turtles for years to come. Living near the ocean or oceanfront is a wonderful privilege. So, let's do our part and show these amazing creatures some love! 


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