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Discovering the Best Affordable Retirement Spots in Florida for 2024

If you're planning your retirement and looking for an affordable yet attractive destination, Florida has some fantastic options for 2024. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore the best value-

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Moving to Pinellas County, Florida: A Local Guide

If you're thinking about moving to the Tampa area, you're likely considering Pinellas County, Hillsborough County, and Pasco County. Let's delve deeper into what makes Pinellas County a fantastic

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Discover the Best Neighborhoods in Tampa, Florida: 2024 Guide

Are you searching for the perfect place to live in Tampa, Florida? Look no further! In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore the top 10 neighborhoods in Tampa, giving you insights into what

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Pros and Cons of Living in Clearwater, Florida in 2024

Curious about the pros and cons of living in Clearwater, Florida? This updated blog for 2024 dives into everything you need to know about living in this beautiful coastal city. Clearwater is known

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Comparing Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater: Which City is Right for You?

When considering a move to Florida, many people find themselves torn between Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater. Each city has its unique charm, lifestyle, and attractions. In this blog, we'll

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Navigating the Tampa Real Estate Market in 2024: Buy or Rent?

Welcome to Mangrove Bay Realty, your go-to resource for all things real estate in Tampa, Florida. In today's blog, we dive into the burning question for 2024: Should you buy a home or rent? We'll

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Living in Tampa FL vs. Saint Petersburg FL: Which is Right for You?

Choosing where to live in the Tampa Bay area can be a tough decision. Both Tampa and Saint Petersburg offer unique lifestyles, beautiful scenery, and a vibrant community. As a local Realtor, I&rsquo

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Experience Ultimate Comfort and Luxury at The Dunedin Duo: Two Homes with Heated Pool

Welcome to The Dunedin Duo, an exceptional vacation rental located in the charming town of Dunedin, Florida. This unique property offers two separate homes within a single rental, making it perfect

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Discover the Best Beaches in Pinellas County, Florida

Pinellas County, Florida, is home to some of the most stunning beaches in the United States. With miles of pristine coastline, crystal-clear waters, and a variety of recreational activities, it;

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Saint Petersburg Real Estate Market Trends and Opportunities in 2024

As a vibrant and thriving community on Florida's Gulf Coast, Saint Petersburg continues to be an attractive destination for both homebuyers and investors. The real estate market in this dynamic city

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Top Things to Do in St. Petersburg, Florida

1. Explore the Best Beaches in St. PetersburgSt. Petersburg, Florida, is renowned for its stunning beaches, each offering a unique experience. St. Pete Beach, with its powdery white sand and calm,

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Discovering St. Petersburg’s Historic Districts: Pinellas County Real Estate

St. Petersburg, Florida, is a city rich in history and charm, with its historic districts offering a unique glimpse into the past. These areas, including the Old Northeast, Roser Park, Kenwood, and

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Florida Hometown Heroes Housing Program: Making Homeownership Affordable for Essential Workers

The Florida Hometown Heroes Housing Program aims to make homeownership more accessible for essential workers across the state. By providing significant financial assistance for down payments and

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Homebuyers in Pinellas County Can Access Up to $75K Zero-Interest Loan for Down Payment

Pinellas County is taking significant steps to make homeownership more accessible for its residents. Through its enhanced Down Payment Assistance Program, the county is offering up to $75,000 in-

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The Best Short Term Rental Areas Near Tampa, St. Pete, and Clearwater

Understanding local zoning laws is crucial before investing in short-term rentals to avoid properties with restrictive stay requirements. This guide will identify the best areas for such investments

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Historic Uptown: A Gem Among the Best Neighborhoods in St. Petersburg, FL

Historic Uptown: A Gem Among the Best Neighborhoods in St. Petersburg, FLIf you're searching for the best neighborhoods in St. Petersburg, FL, your quest might just end at Historic Uptown. This

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St. Petersburg FL's Top Neighborhoods - Complete Guides And The Latest Real Estate Data

Are you interested in moving to beautiful St. Petersburg, Florida? This comprehensive guide will help you find the best neighborhoods in St Petersburg FL.Each neighborhood guide includes information

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Roser Park : Neighborhood Guide And Real Estate Market Trends

Where is Roser Park Located?Located just a stone's throw away from downtown, Historic Roser Park is a gem in the heart of St. Petersburg, Florida. This neighborhood, framed by 5th and 9th Streets S,

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Historic Kenwood: Neighborhood Update And Real Estate Trends

Discover Historic Kenwood: One of the Best Neighborhoods in St. PetersburgAre you on the hunt for the best neighborhoods in St. Petersburg, Florida? Your search might just end with Historic Kenwood.

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Old Northeast: A Comprehensive Guide to One of the Best Neighborhoods in St. Petersburg, FL

Are you captivated by the historic charm and red-brick streets of Downtown St. Petersburg's Old Northeast? Discover why it's considered one of the best neighborhoods in St. Petersburg, FL. This

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The Ultimate Guide to Snell Isle Real Estate: What Buyers and Sellers Need to Know

Discover Snell Isle: One of the Best Neighborhoods in St. Petersburg FLIf you're exploring the best neighborhoods in St. Petersburg FL, your search might just end at Snell Isle. This comprehensive

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View The Latest List Of Beachfront Condos With Pools In Clearwater And St. Pete For Under $400,000!

The Top Beachfront Condo Buildings With Pools From Clearwater To St. Pete Beach For Less Than $400,000Welcome to your ultimate guide to the top beachfront condo buildings with pools from Clearwater

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Your Complete Guide to New Condo Developments in St. Petersburg, FL

The Latest New Condo Developments in St. Petersburg, FLAre you interested in a brand-new condo in downtown St. Petersburg? This is the latest breakdown of all of the pre-construction condos.

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The Complete Guide to Airbnb Investment Properties in Pinellas County

Welcome to your ultimate resource for Airbnb investment properties in Pinellas County. This guide aims to provide you with all the information you need to make informed decisions in the Airbnb.

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The Airbnb Seasonality Guide for Investors in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Indian Rocks

Are you considering investing in an Airbnb property in the St. Petersburg, Clearwater, or Indian Rocks area but wondering about the year-round demand? If so, then the Airbnb seasonality guide for

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Where Can You Run A Short-Term Rental In St. Petersburg and Gulfport?

Comprehensive Guide to Short-Term Rental Investments in St. Petersburg, FLSt. Petersburg, Florida is quickly emerging as a hot spot for short-term rental investments. With its bustling downtown and

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Top Luxury Clearwater Beach Condos

Find Your Dream CondoFor the most accurate and up-to-date listings, explore the links below:Clearwater Beach Condos Under 500KClearwater Beach Condos 500K - 750KClearwater Beach Condos 750K-1

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Are Short-Term Rentals Allowed In Clearwater Florida?

Views: 4596The allure of short-term rentals in Clearwater is on the rise, especially with platforms like Airdna ranking it among the top investment destinations in the U.S. However, there's a

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Pinellas County Rental Zoning Map - The Latest List Of Cities Allowing Short Term Rentals

Before you venture into the lucrative world of short-term rentals in Pinellas County, it's crucial to understand the local zoning laws. This guide will help you navigate the complexities of zoning

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Pinellas County Short Term Rental Zoning - Map Of Areas Allowing Daily Rentals On Airbnb

If you're considering investing in short-term rentals in Pinellas County, understanding the local zoning regulations is crucial. The map above shows areas that allow daily rentals in color. Please

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What Should You Expect To Make Each Month With An Indian Rocks Short Term Rental?

Date: September 5, 2023IntroductionWorried about your rental property having an empty calendar in September? Understanding seasonality could be your key to success. This blog will guide you through

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Who Are The Top Short Term Rental Management Companies In Indian Rocks In 2023?

Who Are The Top Short-Term Rental Management Companies in Indian Rocks for 2023?Date: September 5, 2023As a local realtor and investor in Indian Rocks, I've had the opportunity to observe the short

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Understanding 55+ Communities in Florida: FAQs

Florida's 55+ communities are a popular choice for retirees looking for a peaceful and amenity-rich lifestyle. However, these communities come with specific rules and regulations that can be

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Tampa Bay Area Short Term Rental Investing - How to Evaluate a Property Before Purchasing

Below is a step-by-step example of a recent short-term rental property evaluation for a client looking to purchase in Largo. The home is a 4 bed, 2.5 bath with a pool, and the client is considering

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Indian Rocks Short-Term Rentals: Analyzing AirDNA's Latest Data

If you're looking to understand the short-term rental market in Indian Rocks, Florida, you're in the right place. Leveraging the latest data from AirDNA, this blog post will break down the income

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Which Condos Allow Airbnb And Daily Rentals In St. Petersburg And St. Pete Beach?

Are you looking to invest in a condo that can be run on Airbnb in St. Petersburg or St. Pete Beach?As a local realtor specializing in short-term rentals, I can help you navigate the market and find

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Pinellas County Florida Real Estate Market Breakdown - September 2023

 An In-Depth Look at Pinellas County's Real Estate Market for September 2023If you're considering buying or selling a home in Pinellas County, Florida, understanding the current market trends

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Pinellas County Contacts To Verify Short Term Rental Restrictions

Verifying rental restrictions is crucial before purchasing any investment. Please reference the list below to verify the ability to short-term rent any property of interest. City

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The Comprehensive Guide to Buying a Hurricane-Resistant Home in Pinellas County

The Comprehensive Guide to Buying a Hurricane-Resistant Home in Pinellas Countyphoto credit : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropical_cycloneArticle GuideIntroduction: Why Hurricanes Aren't as Scary

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Indian Rocks Short Term Rentals - Rules and Requirements for Airbnbs

Thinking about investing in a short-term rental property in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida? Before you make that big move, it's crucial to understand the local regulations and requirements. This guide

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How to Estimate Airbnb Income in Florida: A Comprehensive Guide

Investing in an Airbnb property in Florida? One of the most crucial steps before making your purchase is estimating potential income. In this blog, we'll explore various methods to get the most

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Why Pinellas County Will Remain The Top Real Estate Investing Market In 2023

The real estate market often presents a dilemma for investors: should they prioritize property appreciation or income generation? While some regions offer high appreciation but low monthly income,

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Is Indian Rocks Banning Short Term Rentals in 2023?: What You Need to Know as an Investor

Indian Rocks 2023: What are the New Regulations on Short-Term RentalsInvestors have long been attracted to the lucrative short-term rental market in Indian Rocks. But as we step into 2023, there's a

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Steps For Registering Short-Term Rentals in Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and Dunedin

Hopefully, you are reading this prior to purchasing your short-term rental in Pinellas County, and you have verified that your property is in an unincorporated area within one of these cities. All

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5 Hidden Pitfalls of Selling Your Home in Pinellas County: Unveiled!

Selling your home can be a thrilling journey, but it's not without its share of pitfalls. Especially in the vibrant real estate market of Pinellas County, Florida, from the sunny beaches of

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Tips for Ensuring Your Short-Term Rental is Profitable

My duplex just made it to the list of top-grossing properties in Dunedin, according to Airdna! With this article, I want to help you better understand how you can ensure that you pick the right-

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Pinellas County Zestimates Vs. Appraisals

I recently purchased a home in Dunedin, and the home was priced at $670,000 with a Zestimate of $672,000. Immediately after closing on the home at $550,000, the home is now showing a Zestimate of

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The Top Beaches for Short Term Rentals Within an Hour of Tampa

When it comes to short-term rentals in Florida, many people are surprised to learn that popular destinations like Clearwater and St. Petersburg have restrictions on rentals shorter than 30 days.

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The Best Buildings To Buy A Condo For Less Than $400,000 in Downtown St. Petersburg In 2023

Looking for a great deal on a downtown St. Petersburg condo? You're in luck! In this blog post, we will be comparing five buildings that have had units sell for less than $400,000 or have options on

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Can You Transfer Your Homestead Exemption When You Move in Pinellas County?

To get right to the point, Yes, you can transfer your homestead exemption when you move in Pinellas County. But doing it the right way takes some expertise, as you want to ensure that you have set

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Common Mistakes to Avoid When Buying an Airbnb in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Largo, and Indian Rocks

As an experienced real estate agent specializing in buying and selling Airbnbs in the St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Largo, and Indian Rocks areas, I have seen many common mistakes made by investors.

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The Best Places to Play Beach Volleyball in St. Petersburg and Clearwater

Discover Year-Round Beach Volleyball Fun in Pinellas CountyAre you a beach volleyball enthusiast looking to move to Pinellas County? Learn from my experience and avoid the mistake of choosing the

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FAQs - Purchasing a Pre-Construction Condo in St. Pete or Clearwater

If you're considering buying a pre-construction condo in St. Petersburg or Clearwater, Florida, you may have a few questions about the process. With the right info, you can decide whether purchasing

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The Top Five Areas for Walkability in Pinellas County

Walkability is increasingly influencing property values. Research indicates a strong link between high walk scores and elevated home prices. Beyond boosting your property's worth, residing in a

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Finding a Realtor in St. Pete and Clearwater: Everything You Need to Know

When it comes to finding a realtor in St. Pete and Clearwater, there are a number of different factors to take into account. Whether you are buying, selling, looking for investment properties, or

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Home Insurance Changes Impacting Pinellas County - Starting July 1st, 2023

As we approach the midpoint of 2023, homeowners in Pinellas County need to be aware of significant modifications in the insurance landscape. These home insurance changes impacting Pinellas County

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What to Do if Your Pinellas County Airbnb Calendar is Still Empty During Peak Season

The summer months are peak times for tenant demand in the Airbnb market, particularly in Pinellas County. School is out, and plenty of families are looking to head to the Pinellas County area to

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Luxury Condo Communities in Downtown St. Petersburg: The Top 7 List

Are you looking for the top luxury condo communities in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida? Look no further than these top spots. Known for its vibrant art scene and waterfront parks, St. Pete is one

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Everything You Need to Know About Flood Insurance Before Investing in Pinellas County

Having to deal with flooding is something that you never want to have to go through, but in certain parts of Pinellas County, it can be a real threat. If you are in one of these areas (see the

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Pet Friendly Dunedin Estate With Heated Pool And Two Homes Available On Airbnb And VRBO

Planning a trip to the Clearwater/Dunedin area and need spacious accommodations for a large group? Look no further than the Dunedin Designer Duo Estate. This unique property offers two separate

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5 Things You Should Know About Pinellas County

Pinellas County may be best known as the home of beaches, but there's so much more to it than that!Here are 5 surprising facts about Pinellas County and its residents. (Plus, we've thrown in some

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Who Pays for Title Insurance When Selling a Home in Pinellas County?

When you sell your home in Pinellas County, one of the major things you want to make sure of is that the title to your property is clear and unencumbered by third-party claims. One way to ensure

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Selling Your Home in Pinellas County: 22 Terminologies You Should Know

When you’re selling your home in Pinellas County, there are many terms that you’ll need to understand before signing on the dotted line with your real estate agent. The better you can

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Average Short Term Rental Occupancy Rate in Pinellas County

The short term rental occupancy rates in Pinellas County, Florida, have been a topic of interest for many real estate investors and property owners. With platforms like Airbnb and VRBO gaining

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Pinellas County 1031 Tax Exchanges: What You Need to Know

If you're considering purchasing an investment property, it's important to understand how the exchange process works. With the right information, you can save yourself thousands of dollars in taxes

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What Short Term Rental Restrictions Are There In Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and Tampa Area Beaches?

A majority of homes are not allowed to be leased for less than 30 days in Pinellas County. Below are the four ways that a home may be prohibited from operating nightly stays on sites such as VRBO

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How to Find the History of Your Home in Pinellas County

Searching the property history of your home in Pinellas County can be very helpful if you are planning to sell or refinance or just want to know more about your house. These property searches will

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How to Find the Property Lines of your Pinellas County Home

Property lines are some of the most valuable things about your home, as they identify exactly where your property begins and ends. If you are wondering how to find the property lines of your home,

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Five Reasons to Buy Your Short Term Rental With Mangrove Bay Realty

Buying a Tampa area short-term rental can be a fantastic investment, but it can also be a lot of stress if you do not have the right team advising you. It is essential to work with an agent that

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Pinellas County 2023 Short Term Rental Requirements

It is crucial to be aware of rules and regulations related to parking, occupants, and minimum stays before purchasing a short-term rental in Pinellas County. I often see buyers overlooking key

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How to Win The Most Competitive Homes In Pinellas County: 5 Ways to Improve Your Chances

As a seasoned realtor serving clients from St. Petersburg to Jacksonville, I've encountered numerous buyers who've faced challenges in securing a home due to intense competition, especially when

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Pinellas County Short Term Rental Insurance - 5 Keys to Consider When Buying

When it comes to selecting the right rental insurance for your Pinellas County short term rental, there are a few things that need to be taken into consideration. To start with, you want to ensure

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Top Condo Communities on Clearwater Beach, Florida

Clearwater Beach is a small barrier island on the Gulf Coast of Florida and is home to some amazing condo communities. The beautiful sunset views and soft white sand have made Clearwater Beach an

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How Much Money is Needed to Purchase a Pinellas County Short Term Rental?

Pinellas County continues to be a hot spot for vacation rentals and was recently named one of the hottest markets for real estate. For existing owners, that is a thing of beauty. For owners looking

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Pinellas County Home Repair Cost Guide: What You Need to Know

Like most goods and services, Pinellas County home repair costs have gone up with inflation. Below is a step-by-step guide to estimating repair costs using an example from a home that I recently

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