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Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - Housing supply ample as buyers remain hesitant in September

The slowing of sales activity and expansion of overall inventory that has defined much of 2018 for the Fraser Valley housing market continued in September, with sales at their lowest point and inventory at its highest for the year. The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,035 sales of all property types on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in September, a decrease of 36.1 per cent compared to the 1,619 sales in September of last year, and a 10.4 per cent decrease compared to sales in ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 03 Oct 2018 11:52:43 -0700

Friday, September 7, 2018 - Fraser Valley sees further decline in activity in August

Market activity declined further in August with sales dropping to their lowest level this year. The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,155 sales of all property types on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in August, a decrease of 38.5 per cent compared to the 1,879 sales in August of last year, and a 10.5 per cent decrease compared to the 1,290 sales in July 2018. Sales of attached homes continued to represent over fifty per cent of all activity in the Fraser Valley this month, with ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 07 Sep 2018 10:06:51 -0700

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - Inventory builds as summer slowdown hits

Overall housing supply continued to grow in July as sales dropped to their lowest point this year since January. The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,290 sales of all property types on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in July, a decrease of 33.4 per cent compared to the 1,937 sales in July of last year, and a 11.2 per cent decrease compared to the 1,452 sales in June 2018. Of the 1,290 sales processed last month 346 were townhouses and 337 were apartments, together representing ... Full Article...
posted in General at Thu, 02 Aug 2018 13:26:33 -0700

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - Inventory continues to climb in Fraser Valley as sales simmer

The Fraser Valley housing market kicked-off summer with a further increase to overall inventory and a downturn in sales across all major residential property types. The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,452 sales of all property types on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in June, a decrease of 43.5 per cent compared to the 2,571 sales in June of last year, and a 17.4 per cent decrease compared to the 1,758 sales in May 2018. Of the 1,452 sales processed last month 364 were ...
posted in General at Wed, 18 Jul 2018 10:42:15 -0700

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - New Fraser Valley listings stood-up as spring market fails to show in April

Buyer activity in the Fraser Valley stayed coy throughout April despite a bump in inventory across all three major residential types. The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,708 sales of all property types on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in April, a decrease of 23.4 per cent compared to the 2,230 sales in April of last year, and a 2.6 per cent increase compared to the 1,664 sales in March 2018. Of the 1,708 sales processed last month 413 were townhouses and 498 were apartments, ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 02 May 2018 11:10:49 -0700

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - Spring market kicks-off with slim supply in March

While sales reached slightly above the ten-year average for the month, a lack of sufficient inventory in the Fraser Valley continued to put pressure on homebuyers in March. The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,664 sales of all property types on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in March, a decrease of 24.8 per cent compared to the 2,213 sales in March of last year, and a 20.1 per cent increase compared to the 1,385 sales in February 2018. The ten-year average for sales in the ...
posted in General at Thu, 05 Apr 2018 10:34:44 -0700

Friday, March 2, 2018 - Lack of supply continues to command Fraser Valley housing market

Despite slight increases to both active and new inventory in the Valley, overall supply in February remained well below the ten-year average for the month historically. The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,385 sales of all property types on its Multiple Listing Service (MLS) in February, a decrease of 0.8 per cent compared to the 1,396 sales in February of last year, and a 14.5 per cent increase compared to the 1,210 sales in January 2018. Of the 1,385 sales processed last month 336 ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 02 Mar 2018 16:34:56 -0800

Friday, February 16, 2018 - Food banks receive $25,000 from Fraser Valley REALTORS

On behalf of Fraser Valley's 3,500-plus REALTORS, the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) has donated a total of $25,000 to seven food banks across its regional area. "Fraser Valley Realtors are honoured to once again support our local food banks," said Gopal Sahota, President of the FVREB. "Through their ongoing efforts, these seven organizations provide incalculable support to families and individuals in our communities." This is the seventh year Fraser Valley Realtors have donated to ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:46:45 -0800

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 2018 brings more of the same for Fraser Valley real estate

Fraser Valley housing market activity in January continued on the momentum seen throughout 2017 with year-over-year increases seen for both sales and pricing. The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,210 sales of all property types on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in January, an increase of 24 per cent compared to the 976 sales in January of last year, and a 10 per cent decrease compared to the 1,344 sales in December 2017. This was the third highest sales total for a January in ... Full Article...
posted in General at Thu, 08 Feb 2018 11:49:05 -0800

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - Attached sales continue to drive Fraser Valley market in November

Demand for Fraser Valley properties persisted through November, once again bolstered by strong attached sales across the region. The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,743 sales of all property types on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in November, an increase of 39.8 per cent compared to the 1,247 sales in November of last year, and a 3.1 per cent decrease compared to the 1,799 sales in October 2017. This will mark the second highest sales total for a November in the Board's ...
posted in General at Wed, 06 Dec 2017 11:51:11 -0800

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - October fails to scare away home buyers in the Fraser Valley

Ongoing demand for properties in the Fraser Valley saw overall sales reach the second highest point for an October in the Board's history. The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,799 sales of all property types on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in October, an increase of 23 per cent compared to the 1,463 sales in October of last year, and an 11.1 per cent increase compared to the 1,619 sales in September 2017. Attached sales represented 56% of all market activity for the month, ... Full Article...
posted in General at Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:32:24 -0700

Friday, August 4, 2017 - Fraser Valley home sales still strong despite summer slowdown

Sales activity remained strong in July, despite month-over-month decreases for each of the three major residential property types. This was the sixth strongest July historically for the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board.As per the Fraser Valley Real estate Board. 
posted in General at Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:15:56 -0700

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - Growing sales in Fraser Valley met with bump in new inventory

The Fraser Valley saw a much-needed increase to new housing inventory entering the market in May, supporting growing demand for residential properties in the region. Last month marked the highest level of sales for the Fraser Valley since June of last year, and the second-highest level for a May historically. The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 2,707 sales of all property types on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in May, a decrease of 7 per cent compared to the 2,911 sales in May ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 07 Jun 2017 15:25:31 -0700

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - Another solid month for Fraser Valley real estate

The Fraser Valley real estate market continued to show strength in April, reaching the highest sales level for the region in the past ten months. The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 2,230 sales of all property types on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in April, a decrease of 24.9 per cent compared to the 2,969 sales this time last year and a 0.8 per cent increase compared to the 2,213 sales in March 2017. Of the 2,230 sales processed in April, 438 were townhouses and 567 were ...
posted in General at Tue, 02 May 2017 21:02:53 -0700

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - Attached home sales thrive as overall inventory remains scarce

Propelled by significant activity in attached categories, March housing sales in the Fraser Valley reached their second highest point in ten years, trailing only last year's extraordinary market levels. The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 2,213 sales of all property types on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in March, a decrease of 26.4 per cent compared to the 3,006 sales in March of last year, and a 58.5 per cent increase compared to the 1,396 sales in February 2017. Of the 2,213 ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 05 Apr 2017 10:10:30 -0700

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - Returning to more normal levels....

"While the pace of the market has returned to more normal levels, pricing is still heavily impacted by the activity and demand seen throughout 2016. Understandably, this can create a challenging environment for consumers. If you're struggling finding the right home or buyer, talk to a REALTOR® who can help guide you towards success in the market." For the Fraser Valley region, the average number of days to sell a single family detached home in February 2017 was 38 days, compared to 21 days in ... Full Article...
posted in General at Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:54:15 -0700

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - Fraser Valley enjoys healthy market in February

The Fraser Valley housing market returned to more typical levels in February, with sales and new listing intake on-par with the 10-year average for the month. The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,396 sales of all property types on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in February, a decrease of 41.5 per cent compared to the record-breaking 2,387 sales in February of last year, and a 43 per cent increase compared to the 976 sales in January 2017. The 10-year average for February sales ... Full Article...
posted in General at Thu, 02 Mar 2017 10:51:22 -0800

Friday, February 10, 2017 - Food banks receive $32,500 from Fraser Valley Realtors

Surrey, BC - On behalf of Fraser Valley's 3,200-plus REALTORS®, the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) has donated $32,500 to five food banks across its regional area. "Fraser Valley Realtors are honoured to once again support local food banks and the incredible work they do for our communities," said Charles Wiebe, President of the FVREB.
posted in General at Fri, 10 Feb 2017 10:43:58 -0800

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - Demand diversifies for Fraser Valley real estate in January

Fraser Valley real estate kicked-off the New Year strong with sales reaching above the ten-year average for January, and a healthy intake of new inventory. The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 976 sales of all property types on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in January, a decrease of 27.1 per cent compared to the 1,338 sales in January of last year, and a 1 per cent increase compared to the 966 sales in December 2016. Of the 976 sales processed last month, 212 were townhouses and ... Full Article...
posted in General at Thu, 02 Feb 2017 11:43:59 -0800

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - Record-setting year for Fraser Valley real estate

 Fraser Valley real estate experienced the strongest year in its history in 2016, with record-setting numbers seen in both total MLS® transactions and overall dollar volume sold. The Board's Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) processed 23,974 sales in 2016, 13.6 per cent more than the 21,095 sales in 2015, and 12.6 per cent more than the previous record of 21,282 sales in 2005. The total dollar volume of MLS® sales was a record setting $16.2 billion, four billion more than the previous record set ... Full Article...
posted in General at Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:03:41 -0800

Saturday, December 3, 2016 - Fraser Valley market moves to familiar territory in November

Sales and listing activity in the Fraser Valley decreased once again month-over-month, returning to typical levels for the month of November. The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,247 sales of all property types on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in November, a decrease of 29.4 per cent compared to November 2015's 1,766 sales, and a 14.8 per cent decrease compared to the 1,463 sales in October 2016. Of the sales processed last month, 291 were townhouses and 348 were apartments, ... Full Article...
posted in General at Sat, 03 Dec 2016 12:00:47 -0800

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - Sales increase slightly as inventory hits 10-year low for the month of October

The Fraser Valley real estate market remained active through October, with sales breaking slightly higher than the 10-year historical average for the month. The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,463 sales of all property types on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in October, a decrease of 17.4 per cent compared to the 1,772 sales in October of last year, and a 12.1 per cent increase compared to the 1,305 sales in September 2016. Of the 1,463 sales processed last month, 389 were ... Full Article...
posted in General at Thu, 10 Nov 2016 09:38:33 -0800

Monday, October 17, 2016 - REALTORS endorse plan to create charitable foundation to benefit Fraser Valley communities

Fraser Valley REALTORS® voted in support of a plan that will transfer a valuable asset owned by their professional association, the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB), into a new charitable foundation dedicated to helping those in need in the Fraser Valley. The asset is 3.5 acres of prime, vacant land situated behind FVREB?s existing office in Guildford, Surrey. In 1969, the land was purchased privately by five visionary past presidents of the Board who sold it to the Board a few years ... Full Article...
posted in General at Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:22:43 -0700

Friday, October 14, 2016 - Peace Arch Hospital Foundation Realtor Challenge

Just signed up for the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation Realtor Challenge to help raise money for the Peace Arch Hospital ER redevelopment and expansion. For the next 12 months I will donate a portion of my Real Estate Commissions for every real estate deal I am involved in.
posted in General at Fri, 14 Oct 2016 11:32:06 -0700

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - Fraser Valley inventory reaches highest level in 2016 as sales settle for fall season

September housing sales in the Fraser Valley continued to slow throughout September, dropping below the ten-year sales average for the month for the first time this year. The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,305 sales of all property types on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in September, a decrease of 24.4 per cent compared to the 1,727 sales in September of last year, and a 23 per cent decrease compared to the 1,694 sales in August 2016. As per the Fraser Valley Real Estate ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 05 Oct 2016 16:11:43 -0700

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - Fraser Valley housing market simmers in July

Sales on the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board's Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) remained strong in July - however, for the first time this year, monthly sales did not break a historical record for our region. The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,962 sales of all property types on its MLS® in July, a decrease of 10.2 per cent compared to the 2,184 sales in July 2015, and a 31.5 per cent drop compared to the 2,864 transactions processed in June 2016. A slowing down in activity is ...
posted in General at Thu, 04 Aug 2016 15:11:27 -0700

Friday, June 10, 2016 - Demand in the Fraser Valley extends to townhomes and apartments

Consumer demand for real estate in the Fraser Valley continued through May, with overall sales once again reaching record-breaking numbers for the month historically. The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 2,911 sales on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in May, an increase of 47.8 per cent compared to May 2015. The previous record for sales processed in a May was set in 2006 at 2,245. However, sales dropped two per cent when compared to April 2016, continuing a slight trend of easing ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 10 Jun 2016 11:10:39 -0700

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - New Testimonial

Once again,  I couldn't be happier on stumbling upon you and having you represent my mom.  You really did take care of her and she absolutely appreciates you and so do we.  The way you handled everything was flawless, polite, smart, and savy!  You take the steps, do the work and go above and beyond for your clients.  I've learned a lot just observing the way you operate and it's truly inspiring.  It was contrast night and day to see how her surrey agent did business and how you do business. ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 11 May 2016 11:24:44 -0700

Sunday, May 8, 2016 - Four-for-four in record-setting months for Fraser Valley real estate

Once again Fraser Valley real estate saw record-breaking numbers with April sales reaching higher than any previous April historically. Last month, the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 2,969 sales on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®), an increase of 47.8 per cent compared to April 2015. The previous record for sales processed in an April was set in 1991 at 2,513. However, sales did drop 1.2 per cent compared to the all-time Board record set in March 2016 at 3,006 sales processed. As ... Full Article...
posted in General at Sun, 08 May 2016 20:04:19 -0700

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - March sees highest monthly sales on record for Fraser Valley

Fraser Valley real estate hit a historical high in March, setting the record for sales processed in one month since the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board?s (FVREB) inception in 1921. In March, the FVREB processed 3,006 sales on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®), an increase of 62 per cent compared to March 2015 and 26 per cent more then was processed in February. The previous record of 2,720 processed sales was set in March of 1991. Charles Wiebe, President of the Board, said of this month?s ... Full Article...
posted in General at Thu, 07 Apr 2016 18:51:17 -0700

Friday, March 4, 2016 - Another record-setting month for Fraser Valley real estate.

For the second time in as many months, Fraser Valley real estate saw record-setting monthly sales. In February, the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 2,387 sales on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®), an increase of 79 per cent compared to February 2015 and 78 per cent more then was processed in January. To give a historical perspective, sales in February were 46 per cent over the 10-year average for that month; and, 4 per cent higher than the previous record of 1,948 sales in ...
posted in General at Fri, 04 Mar 2016 07:31:27 -0800

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - Client Reviews

Reviews can be read under the "Testimonials" tab at the top of the page. Feedback is always appreciated and I look forward to helping any new clients navigate this extremely hot market. If you are selling or buying, now more then ever is the time to have an experienced Realtor working for your best interests! Reaching me is as easy as a phonecall, email or text message.
posted in General at Tue, 23 Feb 2016 18:00:34 -0800

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - New Year brings strongest January on record.

Fraser Valley's real estate market showed no signs of slowing down, producing the strongest sales for January on record. The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,338 sales on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in January, an increase of 57 per cent compared to January 2015 and 13 per cent fewer then were processed in December. Sales in January ranked at the top for the last ten years coming in 57 per cent over the 10?year average, and 5 per cent higher than the previous record of 1,270 ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 03 Feb 2016 11:00:33 -0800

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - Fraser Valley real estate in hot demand throughout 2015

  Fraser Valley real estate experienced its strongest year in a decade in 2015. This was the second highest year for property sales in Fraser Valley?s history, just shy of the region?s previous sales high in 2005. The Board?s Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) processed 21,095 sales in 2015, 33 per cent more than the 15,840 sales in 2014, and 0.9 per cent fewer than the 21,282 sales in 2005. The total dollar volume of MLS® sales was a record setting $12.1 billion, four billion more than was sold ... Full Article...
posted in General at Thu, 14 Jan 2016 08:01:30 -0800

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - Market momentum continues for Fraser Valley real estate

Homebuyers showed no signs of slowing down last month as Fraser Valley REALTORS® experienced their second busiest November on record. The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,766 property sales on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in November compared with 1,136 in 2014, an increase of 55 per cent. The previous high of 2,154 sales was set in November, 1989. As released by the Fraser Valley real estate Board.  
posted in General at Wed, 02 Dec 2015 13:34:00 -0800

Friday, November 6, 2015 - No sign of slowdown for Fraser Valley real estate market

Fraser Valley's housing market remained in a seller's market in October, fuelled by low interest rates and strong consumer demand, according to the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board. 
posted in General at Fri, 06 Nov 2015 08:06:18 -0800

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - Strong sales activity continues through August

In August, home sales in the Fraser Valley moderated in comparison to July?s record?setting pace, however, they remained elevated compared to historical norms for the month. As released by the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board. 
posted in General at Thu, 10 Sep 2015 10:36:23 -0700

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 2014 trend towards increased sales and steady pricing continues into November

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,136 sales on its Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) in November, an increase of 15 per cent compared to the 986 sales during the same month last year and 22 per cent lower than the 1,448 sales processed in October. Fraser Valley Real Estate Board 
posted in General at Wed, 03 Dec 2014 09:51:25 -0800

Monday, November 10, 2014 - Increased demand for Fraser Valley townhouses and single family homes.

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,448 sales on its Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) in October, an increase of 16 per cent compared to the 1,249 sales during the same month last year and 2 per cent more than in September. 
posted in General at Mon, 10 Nov 2014 16:40:53 -0800

Monday, October 6, 2014 - Strong summer for Fraser Valley real estate carries through to September

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,419 sales on its Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) in September, an increase of 25 per cent compared to the 1,131 sales during the same month last year, and an increase of 9 per cent compared to sales in August.
posted in General at Mon, 06 Oct 2014 22:12:03 -0700

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - Market strength carries into summer for Fraser Valley real estate

Continued demand for single family homes and townhomes resulted in the busiest July in five years for the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board. The Board?s Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) processed 1,615 sales in July, an increase of 11 per cent compared to the 1,456 sales in July last year and 1.4 per cent above the 10? year average for the month. Fraser Valley Real Estate Board
posted in General at Thu, 07 Aug 2014 08:45:54 -0700

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - Strongest June in four years for Fraser Valley real estate market.

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board's Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) processed 1,668 sales in June, an increase of 26 per cent compared to the 1,327 sales in June of last year and 2 per cent higher than sales in May.
posted in General at Thu, 03 Jul 2014 19:10:42 -0700

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - Property Sales Highest....

May's property sales in the Fraser Valley reached the highest they've been in seven years with the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board posting 1,633 sales on its Multiple Listing Service (MLS®), an increase of 18 per cent compared to May 2013 and 11 per cent more than in April. I look forward to working with you to achieve your real estate goals!   Sincerely   Darryl Balkau
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Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - Solid Balanced Conditions

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board reports: The growth in sales on Fraser Valley's Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) outpaced the growth in new inventory in April, propelling the market into solid balanced conditions. In April, the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board?s total sales volume increased by 8 per cent year over year and 17 per cent compared to March while new listings saw a 7 per cent increase compared to April 2013 and a 13 per cent increase compared to the previous month. I look forward ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 07 May 2014 00:41:41 -0700

Friday, April 4, 2014 - Increased Activity

In March, the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) processed 1,259 sales on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®), an increase of 12 per cent compared to the 1,128 sales during March of last year, and a 14 percent increase compared to February's 1,102 sales. Again, there has been an increase in sales activity and I am pleased to help people be a part of this!
posted in General at Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:40:18 -0700

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - Increase in Sales

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board's Multiple Listing Service® recorded 1,102 sales in February, an increase of 43 per cent over January's sales and an increase of 21 per cent over the 913 sales during February of last year. The market has been very active and I am pleased to help people be a part of this!
posted in General at Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:07:23 -0700

Thursday, April 4, 2013 - Just Sold - V990630

LIVE THE LEGEND AT THE MAYNARDS BLOCK - south east False Creek's best value. This large 770 sq ft home offers an abundance of space with one large bedroom, a large den with the ability to fit a queen-sized bed, solarium and office. Brand new finishings include stainless appliances, granite counters, soft-close cabinetry, dark laminate flooring and in-suite laundry and luxurious bathrooms. The Maynards Block offers secure underground parking on all of our homes and access to fantastic amenities including a state of the art fitness facility, yoga room, common party room and concierge service. Visit our display suite at 428 West 1st between 12-5 every day except Friday or call for your private showing.

posted in General at Thu, 04 Apr 2013 16:08:05 -0700

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