Boca Pointe Real Estate – Mid-year report for 2018

Boca Pointe entrance from Powerline Road; image by Google

157 homes sold in Boca Pointe in the first half of 2018, including 57 single family homes, 29 townhomes and villas, and over 70 condominiums. Pricing varied widely from $150,000 at the low end of the condos up to $800,000 at the top of single family homes.

Those shopping for homes need to be careful as a few listings misclassify townhomes and villas as condos or vice versa, or the homes don’t neatly fit into either category and the listings aren’t clear about it. We’ve seen this in other communities as well.

Boca Pointe is subdivided into several “villages” as shown on their map, below:

Boca Pointe village map.

Single Family Homes

$800,000 was the top price in Boca Pointe in the first half of the year. 7154 Montrico Drive in Encantada (south of SW 18th) is a 4 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath house with 3900 square feet all on one floor. It has some nice features including a kitchen that’s over the top. The backyard has a screened in pool faces the Hillsboro Canal and county line.

The top 9 house sale prices were in Encantada and Esplanada down to $575,001 (yes, apparently someone negotiated to a single dollar like that). The second highest price was $722,500 for 22599 Esplanada Circle W, with 5 bedrooms and 4 baths in 3750 square feet on two floors. While it’s 33 years old, it looks modern and appears to have undergone substantial remodeling.

Houses in three other “villages” of Boca Pointe also broke the $500K mark including $555,000 for a 2800 square foot 3 bedroom in La Corniche, $530,000 for a 5 bedroom with 3000 square feet in Villa Flora. Two smaller houses in Palomar, right next to Esplanada, went for $515,000 (2400 square feet) and $500,000 even (1950 square feet). The latter looks like it was recently refreshed to sell the house. In total 15 houses sold for $500K or higher.

22 houses sold in the 400s spread over most of the single family villages. Among those the largest was a 2700 square foot 4 bedroom in Costa Brava that sold in just one week for $470,000. 6262 Brava Way is a two-story that had a dated interior but a good location with a large lot and views of the Hillsboro Canal. On the small side was 23105 Via Stel, an 1800 square foot 3 bedroom in great condition located in tightly packed Villa Stel.

Only one house sold for less than $300,000, 7338 Panache Way, at $280,000. It’s a 3-bedroom with 1900 square feet.

Townhomes and Villas

While most of the highest prices for townhomes and villas were in the new Pointe 100 section, some large ones in El Dorado Court also sold well. The top price went to 22806 El Dorado Drive in El Dorado Court, at $601,400. It’s a 4-bedroom townhome with over 3600 square feet. The even larger 22879 El Dorado Drive sold for $525,000 with 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms in nearly 4000 square feet.

Several Pointe 100 homes sold including 6712 Quiet Wave Trail 46 at $597,500. That model has 2200 square feet with 3 bedrooms and took over 5 months to find a buyer. A similar model at 6657 Quiet Wave Trail Unit #98 sold for over $100,000 less at $493,447. The low price for that section was 22954 Clear Echo Drive 29 at $459,000 for a 4 bedroom 2400 square foot model. The website indicates that Boca Pointe has sold out.

In the low 400s, another large El Dorado model sold for $410K while a villa and a townhome in Caravelle sold for $425K (2600 square foot villa) and $405K (2400 square foot townhome).

Two townhomes and a villa sold in the 300s, all close to 1700 square feet with prices from $320,000 to $350,000. Two were in Meridiana and one was in Plum.

13 units sold for prices below $300,000, down to $210,000 for a small 1100 square foot townhome in Plum.

Condominiums

Condo prices were mostly between $150,000 up to $395,000. There was one outlier on the high end with 7235 Promenade Drive unit 601 selling for an even $500,000 after nearly 5 months listed. The 3200 square foot 3-bedroom is fully renovated with nice finishes. Two floors up in the same Imperial Royale building the penthouse model #801 is 3400 square feet but with a dated interior. It sold for $395,000 in less than a month.

Other buildings with units selling for $350,000 or more include Promenade and Regency near the clubhouse. Also on the east side of Powerline 22760 Mandeville Place F in Montego Bay sold for $362,500, listed as a condo but it’s a second floor unit in a 2-story low-rise building that looks more like a townhouse, and includes a 1-car garage.

Ten units sold between $303,000 and $330,000 with sizes varying from 1600 to 2500 square feet in Promenade, Regency, Montego Bay, Villa Sonrisa, Southwinds and Lakes at La Paz.

Between $250,000 and $290,000 there were another twelve units, mostly in the same sizes but with two in La Paz as low as 1300 square feet. 7448 La Paz Place 204 was fully renovated and the 2 bedroom, 2 bath model with 1323 square feet sold in 2 1/2 months.

The biggest number of units – over 35 of them – sold between $200,000 and $247,500. Many of these are in La Paz but the group also includes Villa Sonrisa, Promenade, and Plum. Most of these are smaller, generally 1600 square feet or less with a few exceptions. 7546 La Paz Boulevard 205 is a typical unit at just over 1550 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths and some limited upgrades. It sold for $229,000 after just over six months on the market.

At the low end 16 units sold for prices below $200,000. All of them were under 1600 square feet with some as small as 1100 square feet, most in La Paz, Plum and El Viento. 6683 Via Regina and 6666 Via Regina in Plum each sold for $190,000, both 2 bedrooms with less than 1200 square feet on the second floor.

Recent Home Sales in Thornhill Estates, Boca Pointe, Estancia and Fairways

Homes in the 33433 zip code are located east of Lyons Road and west of Military Trail, south of Glades Road down to the county line. Some neighborhoods in this zip code include: Boca Grove Plantation, Boca Lago, Boca Rio Golf Club, Via Verde, Boca Del Mar, Boca Pointe and Town Place Club Villas.

Estancia West entrance on Glades across from Boca West; image and map data by Google
Estancia West entrance on Glades across from Boca West; image and map data by Google

Estancia is a gated community located south of Glades Road near Powerline. Amenities include sidewalks, basketball and tennis courts and jogging paths. Students attend Del Prado Elementary School, Omni Middle School and Spanish River Community High School.
This Mediterranean style home at 7103 Encina Lane sold for $925,900. It has 6 bedrooms and 4.1 bathrooms in 4939 sq. feet of living space. This home has lots of natural light, high ceilings, warm marble, wood and tile floors. The kitchen overlooks the garden and has high end appliances including 2 subzero refrigerators and double wall ovens. The master suite is on the ground floor. The home also boasts a media room. The beautifully landscaped private corner lot has a spacious backyard featuring a pool and spa and built in BBQ . Built in 1982, it was last purchased in 1996 for $493,500.
The contemporary home at 6857 Entrada Place sold for $587,600. It has 3 bedrooms and 2.1 bathrooms in 2592 sq. feet of living space. Located on one of the largest lots in the community, it has been updated throughout. The kitchen has custom maple cabinets and top of the line appliances. It is open to the family room that includes a fireplace. Beautiful wood floors and tile are throughout. The extra large covered patio has a free form pool with a waterfall and spa. Built in 1976, it was sold for $500,000 in 2003.
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Boca Pointe is a master planned community located on SW 18th Street west of Powerline Road. It includes the Club at Boca Pointe, Boardwalk at SW 18th Street and over 4000 residences within 29 diverse villages. Nine manned gated entrances serve the homes within the Villages of Boca Pointe. Residents may obtain golf, social and tennis memberships in the Club at Boca Pointe. Students attend Del Prado Elementary School, Omni Middle School and Spanish River Community High School.
The traditional home at 7172 Montrico Drive sold for $650,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 4.1 bathrooms in 4073 sq. feet of living space. Special features include high ceilings and brazilian rosewood floors. The open floor plan includes a grand staircase and ceramic tile. The extra large master bedroom and bath has a balcony with views of the canal. The outdoors space has a pool and covered patio. waterfront.  Built in 1984, it was purchased for $365,000 in 1990.
The luxury apartment at 7567 Imperial Drive 401 sold for $585,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 2.1 bathrooms in 3270 sq. feet of living space. This completely renovated apartment has lake and golf course views. Everything has been renovated including the bathrooms, kitchen and floors. There is plenty of closet space too! Built in 1987, it was purchased for $395,000 in 2013.
Boca Del Mar is a master planned residential community located off Palmetto Park Road and Palmetto Park Circle, west of I-95 and east of the Florida Turnpike. Boca Del Mar has a population of almost 25,000 residents and is composed of many small communities.  Students attend Verde Elementary School, Omni Middle School and Spanish River Community High School.
22074 Soliel Circle W; image by Google
22074 Soliel Circle W; image by Google

The home at 22074 Soliel Circle W in Fairways sold for $499,900. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 2232 sq. ft of living space. The pool home on the 13th fairway of Via Mizner Golf & Country Club, has been completely remodeled. There is a split bedroom floorplan and custom built closets. The roof and a/c were recently replaced. Living room and dining room have doors leading out to the pool area.
The ranch at 7511 London Lane in Thornhill Estates sold for $802,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 2414 sq. feet of living space. This remodeled home has tall ceilings and lots of light. The kitchen is light and bright and open to the family room. The formal living room and dining room overlook the oversized and renovated pool and fenced in yard. The pool is screened in as well. The home was built in 1980 and sold for $193,400 in 1997.

Flooding in West Boca Raton: Photos and Stories

We posted a few reader photos of flooding on Facebook last night. Other readers responded with more, and with stories. The flooding was so bad it got inside Town Center Mall:
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That first photo is from our own kid getting in on the action. We also received mall photos from readers. This one is also from inside:
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Parking areas were also flooded.
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Reader Robyn Becker-Bracero sent us several photos including this one of her feet underwater.
Reader Robyn Becker-Bracero sent us several photos including this one of her feet underwater.

Robyn Becker-Bracero told us:

It was inside the mall. The water was pouring in through the employee/security entrance next to Macy’s and the Apple Store. It started coming in quick. Several people were video taping. It was even worse outside under the covered lot at Macy’s exit.

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We saw flooding ourselves in Town Center Circle (east side of Military south of Glades) with water up to several inches deep at its worst. Leaving that plaza we were about to turn onto NW 19th but the water looked very deep so we converted that left into a U-turn and headed south on Palmetto Park Road. There was significant flooding on Palmetto, especially on the westbound side in the right lanes both near the Kabbalah Center (just west of Turnpike) and at the intersection with Lyons Road.
Readers also reported significant flooding along SW 18th west of Powerline and near Boca Rio.
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Lindsay Roffman-Schwimmer reported:

My SUV was stuck in boca pointe last night. Hundreds of cars were just sitting ducks.. some of them were floating by me. I couldn’t tell what was the lake and what was the road. I pulled into a sub development and waited in a guest spot that was raised on higher ground. My boyfriend had to come in his truck and rescue me.
Many smaller luxury cars were submerged in water up to their windows. It was literally a mini natural disaster area.. Also including SW 18th street areas. I hope everyone is safe now.

In the same area Melisa Mely said:

I have never seen more water on the 18th Street. Some cars actually got stuck. I’m glad I made it home.

There was more flooding in Watergate Estates (aka West Sandalfoot):
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Also in Escondido (east side of Lyons south of Glades):
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Even the French residents got in on it, from Bensimon Nessim:

C’est catastrophique, le pire c’est que contre les inondations on ne peut pas faire grand chose
(Translation) It is catastrophic, the worst part is that against the floods we can’t do much

And there were just places where traffic went deep:
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Reader estimates of total rainfall varied from 1.5 to over 5 inches. We estimate 4-5 inches fell in Boca Falls from our own somewhat reliable method (rise in the level of our pool). For arguably more reliable numbers, we have this from the National Weather Service:
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There was significant coverage of the flooding in other media. Our favorite was WPTV reporting that Boca Raton City Hall experienced flooding on both the 1st and 2nd floors. Second floor?
Update: Bonus photo from reader Samir. This one is in East Boca on Federal Highway.
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One other detail that was mildly amusing, where the National Weather Service posted a tornado warning recommending people go to their basements, which is not terribly practical in South Florida.
Tornado Warning issued March 24 at 6:49PM EDT until March 24 at 7:15PM EDT by NWS Miami THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIAMI HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WARNING FOR… NORTHEASTERN BROWARD COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN FLORIDA… SOUTHEASTERN PALM BEACH COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN FLORIDA… * UNTIL 715 PM EDT * AT 649 PM EDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO WAS LOCATED OVER COCONUT CREEK…OR OVER MARGATE…MOVING EAST AT 15 MPH. HAZARD…TORNADO. SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED ROTATION. IMPACT…FLYING DEBRIS WILL BE DANGEROUS TO THOSE CAUGHT WITHOUT SHELTER. MOBILE HOMES WILL BE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. DAMAGE TO ROOFS…WINDOWS…AND VEHICLES WILL OCCUR. TREE DAMAGE IS LIKELY. * LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… CORAL SPRINGS…POMPANO BEACH…BOCA RATON…DEERFIELD BEACH AND TAMARAC. TORNADO…RADAR INDICATED HAIL…0.00IN TAKE COVER NOW! MOVE TO A BASEMENT OR AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF YOU ARE OUTDOORS…IN A MOBILE HOME…OR IN A VEHICLE…MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.

Recent Home Sales in Boca Pointe, Estancia, Boca Grove and the Cloisters

Homes in the 33433 zip code are located east of Lyons Road and west of Military Trail, south of Glades Road down to the county line. Some neighborhoods in this zip code include: Boca Grove Plantation, Boca Lago, Boca Rio Golf Club, Via Verde, Boca Del Mar, Boca Pointe and Town Place Club Villas.
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Boca Pointe is a master planned community located on SW 18th Street west of Powerline Road. It includes the Club at Boca Pointe, Boardwalk at SW 18th Street and over 4000 residences within 29 diverse villages. Nine manned gated entrances serve the homes within the Villages of Boca Pointe. Residents may obtain golf, social and tennis memberships in the Club at Boca Pointe. Students attend Del Prado Elementary School, Omni Middle School and Spanish River Community High School.

7132 Mariana Court; Image and map data by Google
7132 Mariana Court; Image and map data by Google

The contemporary home at 7132 Mariana Court, in the Encantada section of Boca Pointe, sold for $1.1 million. It has 4 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 4064 sq. feet of living space. The home has an open floor plan with a gourmet kitchen that includes gaggenau appliances, lots of counter space and a sub zero refrigerator. The master suite has a stunning bathroom with a large walk in shower, soaking tub and double vanity. The courtyard has an expansive covered patio, an outdoor kitchen and a pool overlooking the canal and garden. Special features include double impact windows, oversize italian porcelain and wood floors and bose surround sound. There is a 3 car garage. Built in 1991, it was last purchased in 2009 for $950,000.
L’Ermitage of Boca is a gated community located south of Palmetto Park Road and west of Military Trail. Amenities include a large clubhouse with a community pool, tennis and basketball courts. Students attend Verde Elementary School, Boca Raton Community Middle School and Boca Raton Community High School.
23192 L'Ermitage Circle; image and map data by Google
23192 L’Ermitage Circle; image and map data by Google

The two story home at 23192 L’Ermitage Circle sold for $690,000. The home has 5 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 3574 sq. feet of living space. There is a split floor plan with the master suite on the first floor. The entry features 20 ft ceilings and hardwood floors. The beautiful kitchen has granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. The bathrooms have all been updated. The lush backyard has a heated pool and slide, jacuzzi, brick pavers and a covered, screened-in patio. Built in 1989, it was last sold for $374,000 in 1997.
Estancia is a gated community located south of Glades Road near Powerline. Amenities include sidewalks, basketball and tennis courts and jogging paths. Students attend Del Prado Elementary School, Omni Middle School and Spanish River Community High School.
20980 Cipres Way; image and map data by Google
20980 Cipres Way; image and map data by Google

This Mediterranean style home at 20980 Cipres Way sold for $970,000. It has 6 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms in 4362 sq. feet of living space. Situated on almost 1/2 acre lot on a cul de sac, it has views of the canal. The chef’s kitchen has a gas range, custom wood cabinetry, double wall ovens and a large walk-in pantry. The master suite has a renovated master bath with jacuzzi tub, toto toilets and double vanities.  All the bathrooms have been recently upgraded. Special features include a whole house generator and underground 500 gallon propane tank. The backyard has a large pool surrounded by beautiful pavers, a fire pit, and a lighted basketball court. Built in 1978, it was last sold in 1998 for $240,000.
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Boca Del Mar is a master planned residential community located off Palmetto Park Road and Palmetto Park Circle, west of I-95 and east of the Florida Turnpike. Boca Del Mar has a population of almost 25,000 residents and is composed of many small communities.  Students attend Verde Elementary School, Omni Middle School and Spanish River Community High School.
5968 Vista Linda Lane; image and map data by Google
5968 Vista Linda Lane; image and map data by Google

The ranch at 5968 Vista Linda Lane in the Cloisters community of Boca Del Mar sold for $675,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 2467 sq. feet of living space. The remodeled kitchen has upgraded cabinets, granite counters and stainless steel appliances. The bathrooms have been recently updated as well. The circular drive leads to a great lot overlooking the Hillsboro canal and golf course. The backyard features an in ground pool surrounded by large pavers, a built in bar and beautiful views. The home was built in 1988 and sold in 2006 for $438,000.
Other neighborhoods:
7742 La Corniche Circle in Boca Pointe sold for $590,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 2843 sq. feet of living space.
7567 Imperial Drive 201 in Boca Pointe sold for $528,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 2.1 bathrooms in 2567 sq. feet of living space.
7081 Valencia Drive in Boca Grove Plantation sold for $500,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms in 3268 sq. feet of living space.
21777 Banyanwood Road in Pines at Boca Del Mar sold for $482,500. It has 4 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms in 2155 sq. feet of living space.
21783 Town Place Drive in Town Place Club Villas sold for $460,000. It has 2  bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms in 1934 sq. feet of living space.
21287 Harrow Court in Boca Grove Coventry sold for $450,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 2955 sq. feet of living space.

Homes Sold in Boca Pointe, Boca Del Mar and Estancia of Via Verde

Homes in the 33433 zip code are located east of Lyons Road and west of Military Trail, south of Glades Road down to the county line. Some neighborhoods in this zip code include: Boca Grove Plantation, Boca Lago, Boca Rio Golf Club, Via Verde, Boca Del Mar, Boca Pointe and Town Place Club Villas.
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Boca Pointe is a master planned community located on and around the intersection of SW 18th Street and Powerline Road. It includes the Club at Boca Pointe, Boardwalk at SW 18th Street and over 4000 residences within 29 diverse villages. Nine manned gated entrances serve the homes within the Villages of Boca Pointe. Residents may obtain golf, social and tennis memberships in the Club at Boca Pointe. Students attend Del Prado Elementary School, Omni Middle School and Spanish River Community High School or Boca High.

7147 Mariana Court; image and map data from Google
7147 Mariana Court; image and map data from Google

The beautiful courtyard home at 7147 Mariana Court sold for $660,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 3077 sq. ft of living space. There is an open floor plan with lots of windows.  The kitchen has stainless steel appliances and a built in desk.  The master bedroom has sliding glass doors leading out to the pool.  A unique feature is a large outdoor bar and kitchen in the courtyard overlooking the pool. The oversize pool features a modern waterfall. Built in 1992, it was last purchased for $850,000 in 2005.
23222 L'Ermitage Circle; image and map data by Google
23222 L’Ermitage Circle; image and map data by Google

The Mediterranean style home at 23222 L’Ermitage Circle sold for $625,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 3145 sq. ft of living space. The home has a split floor plan with a dramatic entry and tall ceilings. The kitchen was updated and includes granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. All the bedrooms have walk-in closets. The backyard features tropical landscaping and a heated pool. The home was previously sold in 2005 for $737,750 and built in 1990.
23042 L’Ermitage sold for $545,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 2685 sq. feet of living space.
23108 L’Ermitage sold for $525,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 2.1 bathrooms in 2664 sq. feet of living space.
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Boca Del Mar is a master planned residential community located off Palmetto Park Road and Palmetto Park Circle, west of I-95 and east of the Florida Turnpike. Boca Del Mar has a population of almost 25,000 residents and is composed of many small communities.  Students attend Verde Elementary School, Omni Middle School and Spanish River Community High School.
5560 Wind Drift Lane; image by Google
5560 Wind Drift Lane; image by Google

The contemporary home at 5560 Wind Drift Lane sold for $591,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 4.1 bathrooms in 2791 sq. feet of living space. This ranch has been renovated and upgraded throughout including hardwood floors and barn doors in the family room. The kitchen has black corian counter tops and stainless steel appliances. The large private backyard has a brand new pool and brick patio. Last purchased in 2011 for $390.000, the home was built in 1977.
Three houses down, 5604 Wind Drift Lane sold for $459,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms in 2570 sq. feet of living space. Both houses have a view to the rear of a defunct golf course that might get new development.
Estancia is a gated community located south of Glades Road between the Turnpike and Powerline. Amenities include sidewalks, basketball and tennis courts and jogging paths. Students attend Del Prado Elementary School, Omni Middle School and Spanish River Community High School.
The ranch at 7579 Estrella Circle sold for $604,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 2.1 bathrooms in 2712 sq. feet of living space. The updated kitchen is adjacent to the living room which features a fireplace. The bathrooms have been recently renovated. The large private backyard boasts an outdoor shower, covered patio and pool. Built in 1980, it was purchased by a properties company in 2015 for $456,750.
The Tudor style home at 20815 Pinar Trail sold for $585,000. It has 6 bedrooms and 5.1 bathrooms in 3914 sq. feet of living space. The kitchen and breakfast room open to the family room with beamed ceilings. There is a split bedroom plan with the large master bedroom on one side of the house. The home is located on a private corner lot with a circular driveway and a screened in pool in the backyard. The home was purchased in 1985 for $255,000 and built in 1979.
6811 Giralda Circle, closer to Powerline, sold for $575,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 3152 sq. feet of living space.
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