Private and Elegant Designer Home in Cobb Co.

Every inch of this home has been renovated to perfection using the highest and finest quality materials. Private, unique and functional describes this one-of-a-kind home in Vinings. Tucked far back from the road with towering pines makes, you feel secluded from the hustle and bustle of the city.

 

This kitchen is the ULTIMATE dream space. The combination of dark stone counters, navy cabinets, herringbone brick flooring and the high wood paneled ceiling is elegance one dreams of.

 

The formal living space is unique with the black and white painted flooring and vaulted beams with black beams. The built-in bookcases allow for wonderful books and art to be displayed.

 

The master suite is bright and white! There is so much you can do with this space. The bathroom is amazing, especially the walk-in shower.

 

 

Tons of deck space makes this home perfect for entertaining. There is an in-ground gunite pool with flat grassy area, too!

 

Listed by: Ginger Scott and Stewart Hammond, see more here. 

The 9th Annual Beacham Bravos at Cherokee Country Club

Tuesday, February 12th 2019 the annual Beacham Breakfast Awards were held, now dubbed ‘The Bravos’, at Cherokee Town & Country Club in Buckhead, Atlanta. We love highlighting our top agents from the previous sales year, as well as our staff and marketing team. The Morris-Raney Team came in first as the #1 Overall Company-Wide, Lowe Baumann Team was top-selling team dollar volume closed, Troy Stowe as the #1 Individual Agent Company-wide and Lindley Knight top agent for number of homes sold.

Morris-Raney Team #1 Overall

 

Lowe Baumann Team #1 Dollar Volume Closed

 

Our founder, Glennis Beacham,  presented The Sense of Excellence Award to Troy Stowe. The Sense of Excellence Award is Beacham’s highest honor and is presented to the agent who demonstrates the utmost professionalism both in and out of the office. He always makes time for anyone who has a question, an agent in need and has mentored numerous new agents and interns.

 

 

Huge congrats to our 20 top producing agents of 2018!

 

2018 was Beacham and Company REALTORS® 13th consecutive year of sales records! Company closings were up 16% compared to 2017, while the overall market was down 2%.

 

2019 New & Anticipated Atlanta Restaurants

New Year…New Food!

Here’s a look at some new ATL eateries to try

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COMING SOON

 

Pancake Social // All day breakfast

Adding to the already impressive lineup of restaurants in Ponce City Market, Pancake Social is expected to open late January/early February 2019.  The menu will feature eight varieties of pancakes made from multi-grain to sourdough with real maple syrup. You’ll even find gluten-free options!

 

Le Colonial // French-Vietnamese

Opening Spring 2019 in the Shops of Buckhead development. The owners of Le Bilboquet and Umi are collaborating to bring this concept to the already posh neighborhood. This restaurant currently has locations in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Houston. The menu will feature a light and subtle fare

 

Doughnut Dollies // Delicious Doughnut Fare

Since first opening in 2015, Atlanta’s West Midtown will now house one of Marietta’s favorite donut joints. The cafe will include seating for a dozen people and even feature a walk-up window to pick up pre-orders. Atlanta-based artist Adam McNeil has been commissioned to create a mural on the building’s exterior.

 

Motorboat // Divey- Sandwich Bar

Formerly known as Marco’s Pita, located in between The Bookhouse Pub and The Local on Ponce de Leon Avenue will soon house a sandwich bar called Motorboat. This casual shop will specialize in New York, Italian, Jewish and Middle Eastern deli sandwiches. The sign out front currently says ‘Coming Soon’!

 

OPEN NOW

 

AIX and Tin Tin // French Provençal

This restaurant and wine bar are joined by a shared kitchen at the Stockyards on Brady Avenue in Atlanta’s Westside. Tin Tin offers a more casual experience with wine-by-the-glass and charcuterie boards while AIX is a full-service restaurant offering southern French dishes. 

 

Watchman’s Seafood & Spirits // Seafood

The coastal vibe of this restaurant is extremely inviting, offering some of the city’s best oysters and a lovely collection of small plates. The chef speaks on the large use of Italian and French techniques that keep the menu ‘fun’. Situated right on the belt-line perfect location to attract all the crowds.

Photo Courtesy of Watchman’s Seafood and Spirits

 

Tiny Lou’s // French Cuisine

Located on the bottom floor of the newly-renovated Hotel Clermont on Ponce sits this nouveau restaurant offering a menu of French classics including steak frites, escargot and trout almondine. The name of this restaurant was inspired by a popular dancer from the 1950’s.

 

 

Nina and Rafi // Italian-American

From the owners of Cypress Street Pint & Plate and O4W Pizza comes Nina and Rafi. Located on the Eastside of the beltline sits a pizza place offering rectangular pies and thick crust loaded with toppings. Both owners are from the North (NY and New Jersey) who were inspired by their Italian grandmothers.

 

 

Eat Me Speak Me // Jewish-Chinese

This restaurant is a perennial pop-up that moves around and frequently features new menus. The current menu was so popular that the chef, Jarrett Stieber, is extending it throughout January. Currently in Decatur, his Jewish-Chinese cuisine offers hot and sour matzo ball soup, sweet potato latkes and sunny egg fried rice and bagel puree.

Featured Listing: Newer Construction in Brookwood Hills

Sitting in the coveted Brookwood Hills neighborhood of Buckhead, 47 Northwood Avenue is a newer construction that seamlessly blends timeless living with modern luxuries. The floor plan is spacious, open and bright offering a finished third floor with an added bedroom and it’s own private bath. The designer kitchen opens to two casual living spaces making it perfect for family living. A screened in porch off the back of the home offers backyard views and makes for the perfect extra entertaining space for the warmer months. The master suite boasts two walk-in closets and a large soaking tub and shower.

This home is minutes to Midtown, Buckhead and close to the interstate which makes it a commuters dream. The neighborhood itself offers a pool, tennis courts and park!

 

 

 

Beacham Gives Back: Donates $11,902 to Our House Shelter

The Our House Shelter in Atlanta, Georgia was the last quarterly charity of 2018. Formerly known as the Genesis Shelter, Our House strives to help homeless families stay together, grow in personal development, and take the steps toward bettering their lives. Beacham and Company REALTORS® agents and staff in total donated $11,902 to the shelter.

Our House is an organization that hosts homeless families in two shelters in Atlanta: Downtown and Decatur. In addition to these 18-room shelters, they also have two early childhood education facilities for homeless children. One of the unique aspects of the organization is that it aims to keep families together. Other shelters have restrictions on who may stay, but Our House allows the families to stay together regardless of age or gender. Further, to be allowed into an Our House shelter, families must have a newborn child. During a family’s 6-month stay, they are taught practical life skills and coached on how to get a job. The education facilities are unique in the fact that they allow both children residing outside and inside the shelter to attend. Our House recognizes that finding childcare can be expensive and stressful for some families living below the poverty line.

If you would like to submit a charity for consideration, you can email us at [email protected]. Please keep in mind that charities must be approved by our agent.  If you know a Beacham agent, we encourage you to contact them directly about participation in this program.

Need to Know: 2019 Homestead Exemptions

New Senior Homestead Exemption

All property owners over the age of 65 are now eligible for a senior homestead exemption that will increase their base exemption from $30,000 to $50,000. This exemption only applies to the Fulton County portion of the property taxes. Homeowners over the age of 65 qualify regardless of income which is different from other senior homestead exemptions which usually have income limits.

This exemption will be automatic to properties who already have senior property exemptions for age 65 and older. Those who do not already have others should visit one of the five offices of Fulton County Board Assessors with proof of age (license, passport etc.) or apply online here.

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North Fulton cities

Properties in Alpharetta, Roswell, Johns Creek, Milton and Mountain Park will now have a floating homestead exemption in place. These will cap the annually adjusted value at 3% over the determined lowest base year value for the city portion of property taxes for each of these jurisdictions.

How to apply: The cities of Milton, Roswell, and Alpharetta each process their own city homestead applications. Milton will automatically apply the new exemption to properties with a floating exemption in place.

For properties in Johns Creek and Mountain Park, Fulton County will automatically apply this exemption if a homestead exemptions in place, as well as to future homestead applications. The base year will be automatically determined.

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Fulton County Schools

All Fulton properties outside of Atlanta will have a floating homestead exemption in place for Fulton Co. Schools portion of the property taxes. This will cap the annually adjusted value at 3% over the determined base year value.

This will automatically apply to properties with exemptions in place in Fulton Co. outside of Atlanta as well as future applications.

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Atlanta Public Schools

Properties in City of Atlanta are now eligible for an increase in base exemption for the APS portion of the taxes. The current exemption is $30,000 and will now increase to $50,000 after the first $10,000.

This will automatically apply for properties in the city with homestead exemptions in place and base year will be automatically determined.

 

FOR MORE INFO CALL: 404-612-6440 X 4 // VISIT: https://fultonassessor.org/exemptions/

 

Superbowl in Atlanta: What You Need to Know

2019 will be the third time that Atlanta will host the Super Bowl, previously hosted in 1994 and 2000.  However, this will be the first time players will vie for the Vince Lombardi Trophy in the new Mercedes Benz Stadium. The stadium’s maximum capacity tops at 75,000 and is expected to easily break Atlanta’s previous Super Bowl records. The city is hoping for a better outcome after the 2000 winter storm that lead to hundreds of wrecks, travel delays and disrupting the practice of both competing NFL teams. A lot of residents believe this storm tarnished the city’s chance to host in 2009 and 2010.  The owner of the Falcons and ATL United, Arthur Blank, stated “I think the difference this time is that we have a new stadium with a significant public-private partnership”. Weather worries were not a concern this time.

Atlanta’s Super Bowl contract says the concession prices will remain the same as the Falcons games and other stadium events which offers $2 hotdogs, $6 chicken tenders and fries, $5 cheeseburger and large domestic draft beer for only $7. Arthur Blank has been praised for lowering the prices of concession food which has earned the Benz the top overall ranking in the NFL and MLS voice of the fan surveys for quality, variety, speed of service and value.

 

Need to know:

What: Superbowl LIII (53)

Who: AFC Champion vs. NFC Champion

When: Sunday, Feb. 3rd 2019

Where: Mercedes- Benz Stadium Atlanta, GA

Time: 6:30 p.m. Eastern

TV Channel: CBS

 

Where do I watch the game?

CBS will be televising the event. People can watch on their local stations via cable or stream the game through the CBS all access subscription app. Tickets to the actual game are currently being offered from 3rd party websites ranging from $3,000-$16,000. The NFL doesn’t sell tickets directly to the public. If you’re looking for the best sports bars to catch the game see a list below

 

How do I get to the game?

MARTA is the best way to reach the Mercedes Benz stadium in Downtown Atlanta.  The Phillips Arena/Benz stop or the Vine City stop are the quickest walks to the stadium. MARTA will be selling commemorative Super Bowl Breeze Cards which is an additional $2 from the initial fare. Every rider must have their own Breeze Card except for children under 6. See  additional MARTA details hereUber and Lyft will also be up and running at the designated drop-off and pick-up locations which are Centennial Olympic Park Drive in front of the CNN Center and on Gameday-Feb. 3rd is Centennial Olympic Park Drive in front of the CNN center and the NAPA Yellow Lot (drop off only).

 

Pepsi Halftime Show Performers

Maroon 5 at the Airbnb Open Spotlight

Maroon 5 has been chosen to perform at the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show with a Travis Scott and other special guests who has not yet been finalized.

 

Weekend Events

  • Super Bowl LIVE– at Centennial Olympic Park – free ten-day fan festival with concerts, fireworks and other activities leading up to the big game//Saturday January 26-Monday January 28, then Thursday, January 31 – February 2.
  • Super Bowl Experience– Georgia World Congress Center – an eight-day indoor interactive theme park.
  • Super Bowl Opening Night– a ticketed event held on January 28 In the State Farm Arena
  • NFL Honors, nationally televised awards show held at the Fox Theatre onFebruary 2– recognizes best players and performances in the league
  • Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest– three-night festival from Thursday, January 31 to Saturday, February 2 at the State Farm Arena
    • Thursday- Ludacris & Friends, Migos, Lil Yachty & Lil baby, Metro Boomin, Lil Jon and more
    • Friday- Aerosmith and Post Malone
    • Saturday- Bruno Mars and Cardi B
  • Jim Brown Legends of Football Golf Tournament– at Topgolf on Ellsworth Blvd – golf tournament with hall of fame football players and celebrities (Barry Sanders, Eric Dickerson, Marcus Allen, Ray Lewis, Ronnie Lott, members from Maroon 5, and more) – January 31
  • 2019 Rolling Stone Super Bowl Party –location and performers TBA– from February 1-2
  • Off The Field Players’ Wives Fashion Show Super Bowl 2019 –at Shops Buckhead Atlanta – February 1 from 11:30 am-2:30 pm
  • 2019 Maxim Super Bowl Party –Feb 2 @ The Fairmont – performers TBA
  • World’s Largest Tailgate: A Tailgate with a Mission– at Georgia International Convention Center – Feb 2 11:00 am-7:00 pm
  • Atlanta Winter Beer Fest @ Atlantic Station– enjoy over 150+ beer, 25+ ciders and wines, live music, and a DJ – from1-5 pm on Feb 2 – tickets are $40 right now, will increase to $55 day-of
  • Big Game Brunch @ Atlantic Station– Feb 3 from 11:00 am-3:00 pm – $55 right now but will increase to $75 day-of

 

 

Cover photo courtesy of: Lloyd Brown of Stadium Journey

Waldorf Astoria Opens in Buckhead, Atlanta

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts iconic hotel brand has just opened up the Waldorf Astoria in Buckhead, Atlanta’s first ever.  Located at 3376 Peachtree Road, formerly known as the Mandarin Oriental Atlanta, this building features 42 stories overlooking the Atlanta skyline designed by American architect Robert A.M. Stern. This brand, owned by Hilton, snatched up the Mandarin Oriental for a cool $53.3 million dollars, approximately $421,000 per key.  Hilton has been steadily expanding The Waldorf portfolio, growing with nearly 30 properties most recently in Las Vegas, Bangkok and Beverly Hills. Hilton Management Services is one the the largest in world and in 2017 a record 18 properties transitioned to Hilton, the most in company history. 

Situated in the highly sought after neighborhood in Buckhead and walkable to Lenox Mall, Phipps Plaza and restaurants, this is prime real estate and the hotel is expecting to benefit from it. The property already includes 47 private residences, a 15,000 square-foot spa, 60 foot climate controlled indoor pool, yoga studio, corporate meeting and eventspaces and 5 star dining. The rooms here are considered to be the most spacious rooms in the city, the smallest starting at 482 square feet and the Presidential suite boasting 2,340 square feet with dual balconies. The wellness is unparalleled and is a place guests can lose themselves entirely and escape to a personal sanctuary. The hotel will be reimagined and align with the Waldorf Astoria brand in the months to come. The new management is pushing for a truly unforgettable experience for all guests that stay here.

 

Atlanta’s Other Favorite Luxury Hotels

St. Regis Hotel

At this swanky hotel, you’ll find Astor Court, a restaurant perfect for sipping afternoon tea, an outdoor pool that converts to an ice skating rink in the winter, and one of the most relaxing spas in all of Atlanta. Not to mention, the St. Regis is nicely situated within walking distance to the Shops at Buckhead.

Photo Courtesy of: St. Regis Atlanta

 

The Ritz Carlton 

Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, this exquisite hotel features southern-influenced cuisine from their restaurant, AG Steakhouse, skyline views, and an elite club level experience. In addition, for those coffee lovers, it features the only Atlanta area Jittery Joe’s coffee shop.

Photo Courtesy of: The Ritz Carlton

 

Four Seasons 

Just a few blocks away from Piedmont Park, The Four Seasons Atlanta stands 53-stories tall and it features luxurious suites, creative cocktails from Bar Margot, and a beautiful, indoor pool. To commemorate your stay here, think about purchasing one of the wall paintings displayed in their Park 75 restaurant; they are all original pieces for sale created by local artists.

Photo Courtesy of: Four Seasons

 

The Whitley

This luxurious hotel encapsulates some of the history of Buckhead’s early roots from its namesake John Whitley to its architecture and design elements. It features a top-notch spa, event spaces for meetings & weddings, over five hundred guest rooms, and an admirable club level.

Photo Courtesy of: The Whitley Atlanta

 

Intercontinental Buckhead 

Offering high-class lodging and convenience to the bustling Lenox shopping area, the InterContinental is perfect for a week-long visit or a weekend stay-cation. Fresh, local food can be found at their restaurant, Southern Art which received the “Best Hotel Restaurant” from USA Today in 2015. You will also find two cocktail bars, a serene spa, and a fully-equipped fitness center.

Photo Courtesy of: Intercontinental Buckhead

2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Hate boring gifts? If you’re stumped on what to get your friends and family this Christmas we have uncovered 25 highly rated items perfect for the people on your list. Maybe you’ll discover a few gifts for yourself, too!

 

iRobot Roomba 960 Wi-Fi Vacuum /$700

The Roomba® 960 robot vacuum uses 5X the air power** for a deeper clean. It seamlessly navigates an entire level of your home, keeping track of its location and recharging as needed until the job is done. With the iRobot HOME App you can clean and schedule on the go.

 

Dyson PureHot+Cool Purifier / $649

To simultaneously purify and heat a whole room properly, the Dyson Pure Hot+Cool™ purifying heater + fan goes beyond standard tests by automatically sensing pollution

 

Wireless Headphones by Master Dynamic / $549

Technical features including a 3x industry average Bluetooth signal range and a 16-hour rechargeable battery combine with premium materials, a minimal industrial aesthetic and our signature rich, warm sound.

 

Firewood Tote by GoopxCB2 / $499

The timeless combination of leather and stainless steel lends itself especially well to this firewood storage set. When ready for a fresh batch of wood, remove the leather piece from the stand, carry out to the wood pile, and bring back inside filled up.

Apple Watch Series 4 / $399

Series 4 represents a fundamental redesign and re‑engineering of Apple Watch. From the curved corners of the larger, all‑new display to the architecture of the S4 chip, every detail has been thoughtfully considered.

GoPro- HERO7 waterproof camera / $399

HyperSmooth Video Stabilization – Get gimbal-like stabilization—without the gimbal. HERO7 Black predicts your movements and corrects for camera shake to deliver insanely smooth footage.

 

Linen Duvet Cover Set by PARACHUTE / $329-359

Give your bed a fresh, new look with our duvet cover and matching shams. Crafted in Portugal from the finest European flax – our durable, breathable linen starts soft and only gets softer over time.

 

White + Warren Cashmere Travel Wrap / $298

The Travel Wrap is a must-have scarf in cold weather, the ultimate cozy blanket for travel days and the answer to chilly summer nights. A lightweight and breathable cashmere knit makes this the most versatile accessory you’ll own thanks to its generous size, super-soft feel and ability to work seamlessly for both men and women.

 

The Carry Briefcase from Stuart Lau / $295

A lightweight briefcase with umbrella holder, the Cary is your tried and true holdall rebuilt for today’s man in motion. Smart external sleeves put items readily at hand, while the main compartment secures your valuables in tidy order. Features an internal laptop sleeve, a hidden stow pocket with microfiber lining that doubles as a screen wipe, and a magnetic key ring for easier access. Waterproof fabric, full grain leather trim, and an array of thoughtful features.

 

The Carry-On from Away / $225

-Unbreakable polycarbonate shell – Ejectable battery that charges your phone – TSA-approved combination lock – 360° Hinomoto wheels – Interior compression system – Hidden laundry bag

 

ROADIE 20 by YETI /$199

The YETI Roadie® is BYOB’s new best friend. Its ColdLock™ Gasket is built just like the Tundra’s, so ice stays colder longer, and its No Sweat™ Design means you’ll never be stuck mopping up a mess. With its compact body and rotomolded construction, this small but mighty outdoor cooler is ready to hit the road, whether you’re in for a day of tailgating or kicking back at the ranch.

 

Smeg 2-Slice Toaster / $149

Italian-based SMEG is known for its ’50s retro-look appliances designed in collaboration with some of the world’s top architects. This toaster combines iconic midcentury style with modern features, so you can count on perfect toast or bagels every time.

 

1948 SERVING BOWL by Jonathan Adler / $148

Chic and classique porcelain dinnerware in a generous scale and friendly coupe shape with a surprising splatter of solid gold. With its all-over splatter pattern, the dinner plate is like a sparkly neutral while the other pieces are embellished with a bold composition.

Collapsable Bike Helmet by Closca / $136

A sleek, adjustable bicycle helmet designed to keep you safe and enhance your urban style.

 

All Roads Winter Sunset Pillow / $128

With a subtle shine in its tufts and fringe, this multi-textured throw pillow lends a playful touch to a sofa or chair.

 

Skillet, Dutch & Trivet Set by BAREBONES / $125

Cooking and caring for cast iron has never been easier with our skillet and dutch kit. With a stainless steel cleaning mesh and a handmade serving wood trivet, you can immerse yourself in the full experience of cast iron.

 

Vitruvi Stone Diffuser / $119

This handcrafted stone diffuser helps you diffuse essential oils throughout your home, while doubling as a stunningly simple piece of decor.

 

Wide 18mm Movement Lens / $99

The New Wide Lens is an everyday, go-to wide-angle lens for mobile photographers and filmmakers. Its new glass and wide angle design allows your phone to capture 2x more picture. The most advanced lens we’ve ever made, the New Wide Lens captures smartphone photos and videos that are beautiful, crisp, and straight, with no fisheye distortion.

 

Üllo Wine Purifier / $79

A true advancement, the Üllo Wine Purifier instantly restores the natural taste of wine. The purification power of Selective Sulfite Capture™ technology combines with an adjustable wine aerator in a single, intuitive design that respects the simplicity and ritual of wine.

 

CHAMBORD® French Press / $50

CHAMBORD® is a true original – the classic French press coffee maker designed in the fifties. And we still produce it with the same painstaking craftsmanship we used way back when with the original.

 

Bamboo Classic Candle by NEST / $42

 

Flowering bamboo is mingled with a variety of white florals, sparkling citrus and fresh green accords.

 

S’well Water Bottle / $35

Keeps beverages cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 12. Vacuum-insulated, high-grade 18/8 stainless steel. BPA-free and reusable. Condensation-free, the exterior will remain dry.

 

Leather Luggage Tag by Celina Mancurti / $32

Chic and functional, this luggage tag is handmade of genuine leather. Stitched by hand in a design inspired by the simplicity of everyday life, this tag is a must-have for your next travel.

 

Ceramic Dog Treat Jar & Bowl / $24

Good dogs deserve treats! Our Splash Dog Treat Jars are a fun pop in any kitchen or living room! Hand-splashed with black glaze, these treat jars stand out.

 

AirBnB Gift Card / $Any Amount

Electronic gift cards are always a lifesaver when you’re in need of a last-minute gift or one for someone too far away for an in-person exchange. And with Airbnb, your favorite explorers will be able to stay at unique places in 191 countries around the world or book immersive experiences with locals.

Sellers, don’t get buried in the avalanche of listings coming off the market

Avalanche!

The number of for sale listings in Atlanta that have either expired or were withdrawn in the last 45 days has seemingly snowballed. Although withdrawals and expireds are typical toward the end of the year, it is counter intuitive given December is one of the best months for real estate closings. Whether it’s for tax purposes or relocation or the other many reasons people move, December can be a BUSY month for real estate. In fact, if the number of residential real estate closings in any given year is divided by 12, there is a good chance it equals the number of closings in December.

Why do agents and sellers take homes off the market in December? Many sellers don’t want their houses available for showing in the time running up to the holidays. Some get discouraged by slower-than-spring market traffic. However, showings are generally of better quality in December and January because nosy neighbors and tire-kickers are distracted by the holidays. Showings are fewer, but of better quality.

The attached chart from the National Association of Realtors illustrates “The Sweet Spot” in the real estate market that occurs every year when homes for sale inventory craters, creating the least competitive environment for sellers any given year. Listings that haven’t sold in the current year come off the market with then intent of going back on the market in the spring. The problem is that those sellers face competition with completely new inventory in the spring which puts further downward pressure on home values.

Beacham & Company, REALTORS has already exceeded its’ 2017 sales as of October. The 12 year-old firm has already enjoyed its best year ever in 2018 as closings are up nearly 20 percent.

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