Adele Brancato's Blog Posts

Why the Forbearance Program Changed the Housing Market:

When the pandemic hit in 2020, many experts thought the housing market would crash. They feared job loss and economic uncertainty would lead to a wave of foreclosures similar to when the

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Orlando in August 2022 Events – A Visitors Guide

Orlando in August 2022 Events – A Visitors GuideOrlando in August 2022: August is always a hot and delicious month with some amazing foodie events. Epcot Food & Wine Festival and

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Is the Shifting Market a Challenge or an Opportunity for Home-buyers?

If you tried to buy a home during the pandemic, you know the limited supply of homes for sale was a considerable challenge. It created intense bidding wars which drove home prices;

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Why Experts Say the Housing Market Won't Crash

Some HighlightsMany people remember the housing crash in 2008, but experts say today’s market is fundamentally different in many ways.First, there isn’t an oversupply 

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Why Are People Moving Today

Buying a home is a major life decision. That’s true whether you’re purchasing for the first time or selling your house to fuel a move. And if you’re planning to buy a home,

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What Sellers Need To Know in Today's Housing Market

If you’re thinking about selling your house, you may have heard about the housing market slowing down in recent months. While it’s still a sellers’ market, the peak frenzy the

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Experts increase Home Price Projections 2022!

If you’re wondering if home prices are going to come down due to the cooldown in the housing market or a potential recession, here’s what you need to know. Not

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Many people are wondering: will home prices fall this year?

Many people are wondering: will home prices fall this year? Whether you’re a potential homebuyer, seller, or both, the answer to this question matters for you.&

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How Today's Mortgage Rates Impact Your Home Purchase?

If you’re planning to buy a home, it’s critical to understand the relationship between mortgage rates and your purchasing power. Purchasing power is the amount of home you can

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Want to Invest in an Orlando Airbnb? What You Need to Know

Want to Invest in an Orlando Airbnb? What You Need to KnowPosted on Apr 01, 2022Thanks to its world-renowned theme parks, numerous conference facilities, and great weather, Orlando hosts around 75

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Best Options For Today's First Time Home Buyer's?

If you’re looking to buy your first home, you’re likely balancing several factors. Because both mortgage rates and home prices have risen this year, it costs more to

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7 Top Summer Interior Design Trends to Follow in 2022!

7 Top Summer Interior Design Trends to Follow in 2022The change of the seasons is a great opportunity to mix up the style and ambiance of your home. If you hang starry lights in the windows for the

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Are More Homes Coming To The Real Estate Market?

According to a recent survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), one of the top challenges buyers face in today’s housing market is finding a home

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Sellers have incredible leverage if they sell today!

In today’s housing market, homeowners have a great opportunity to sell their house and receive the best terms for their personal situation. That’s because there’s a 

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7 Top Summer Interior Design Trends to Follow in 2022

7 Top Summer Interior Design Trends to Follow in 2022The change of the seasons is a great opportunity to mix up the style and ambiance of your home. If you hang starry lights in the windows for the

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AIRBNB ORLANDO: IS IT WORTH INVESTING IN 2022?

Airbnb Orlando is now witnessing record numbers of visitors, both from within the state and outside the state, compared to other areas in the US.Despite the impact of COVID-19 on Florida&rsquo

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Florida Real Estate Forecast for 2022 and 2023

Florida Real Estate Forecast for 2022 and 2023When discussing our Florida real estate forecast for the next two years, you must understand there are many different scenarios that could play out. Not

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The Orlando real estate market: Stats and trends for 2022

The Orlando real estate market: Stats and trends for 2022Orlando has seen annual listing prices rise by 20% over the past year, making the metro one of at least 5 areas that saw an annual listing

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HOMESTEAD EXEMPTIONS & SAVE OUR HOMES

HOMESTEAD EXEMPTIONS & SAVE OUR HOMES WHAT IS HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION Homestead exemption is a constitutional guarantee that reduces the assessed value of residential property up to $25

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Kissimmee & Orlando in February 2022 – What’s on Around Central Florida

Kissimmee & Orlando in February 2022 – What’s on Around Central Florida Kissimmee and Orlando in February are awesome! It’s fun, food and festivals all the way!What

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What buyers need to know about the housing market in 2022

‘There may be a slight correction in pricing.’ Real estate attorneys and economists on what buyers need to know about the housing market in 2022What will happen to mortgage rates,

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Orlando housing market soared in 2021 amid low inventory, high demand.

‘We are out of balance:’ Orlando housing market soared in 2021 amid low inventory, high demandDecember 2021 report shows median price of a home reaches $340,000 ORLANDO, Fla. 

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What will the 2022 housing market look like? It could ‘come back down to sanity’

What will the 2022 housing market look like? It could ‘come back down to sanity’The Covid-19 pandemic upended the home-buying process. Historically-low mortgage rates coupled with an

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Why You Should Invest in Kissimmee Real Estate in 2021

Why You Should Invest in Kissimmee Real Estate in 2021Owning a home has always been a part of the American dream and investing in real estate is a goal for many once they have purchased their first

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How Much Money Can You Make on a ChampionsGate Vacation Rental

Growing demand for vacation rental homes has prompted many people to purchase a second home as an investment vehicle. Owners can use the property themselves during the year, and let family and

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Florida real estate market predictions 2021 and 2022

Florida real estate may be red hot right now, but what about in the next couple of years? While it’s difficult to make predictive statements, it’s still possible to use data and trends

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THE ORLANDO FLORIDA REGIONAL HOUSING MARKET UPDATE

 September 2021 The latest housing market data are in for Central Florida, including Lake Mary Florida, Heathrow Florida, Longwood Florida, Sanford Florida, Winter Springs Florida, Oviedo

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Top Real Estate Trends for October

Let's dive into some more recent trends we've been seeing on the ground. Here's what's happening in the real estate market in October 2021.1. Rents are skyrocketingIf you're a landlord, it's good

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FALL HOME DECOR TRENDS FOR 2021

FALL HOME DECOR TRENDS FOR 2021July 23, 2021The time for pumpkin spice and sweaters is right around the corner, and we’re here to make sure you’re ready for the upcoming fall trends of

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Will The Housing Market Cool Off By Fall? Here’s What Experts Predict

Will The Housing Market Cool Off By Fall? Here’s What Experts PredictNatalie CampisiForbes Advisor StaffUpdated: Aug 10, 2021, 11:29amEditorial Note: Forbes Advisor may earn a commission on

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It’s a seller’s market in Central Florida as home prices surge

It’s a seller’s market in Central Florida as home prices surgeHistorically low inventory for homes in Central Florida and prices are up 15% from 2020 Default Mono Sans 

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Planning a Disney World Trip in 2021? Here Are 19 Key Things to Know

Planning a Disney World Trip in 2021? Here Are 19 Key Things to Knowby Leap on June 9, 2021  19  OrlandoIt's been one crazy roller coaster of a year! There have been

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Design Experts Predict These 5 Outdoor Living Trends Will Be Hot For Summer 2021

Beautifully designed, lounge-worthy outdoor living spaces are going to be hot for summer 2021. MANOLO LANGIS FOR BRANDON ARCHITECTSSummer vacation plans are still on pause for millions of

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Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden FestivalEPCOT®200 Epcot Center DriveLake Buena Vista, FL 32821Visit WebsiteSpring is alive at Walt Disney World® Resort. And from March 3

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Thinking about selling your home in 2021?

Thinking about selling your home in 2021? If so, you might want to consider selling it sooner rather than later. Current housing market conditions tend to favor sellers over buyers.Low mortgage

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Orlando Housing Market Activity

HOUSING MARKET NARRATIVEOrlando Housing Market ActivityOrlando Area Residential Real Estate Snapshot for May 2021New Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association report shows just three weeks of

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2021 is the perfect year to buy your property in Orlando, don’t wait any longer!

If you have always wanted to buy your house in Orlando to move to our city or to invest in an income rental property, this is the perfect time to start the buying process, don’t wait any!

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Current Mortgage Interest Rates

Mortgage Rates TodayMortgage applications increased by 1.2% last week, as reported by Mortgage Bankers Association. “Mortgage rates increased last week, with all loan types hitting their

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Orlando home prices soar by $10,000 in April as inventory falls to record low

Homes for sale in metro Orlando plummeted to the lowest level on record last month, as median home values jumped another $10,000 in April, a report from the Orlando Regional Realtor

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Plummeting Orlando home inventory reflects a national trend

MAITLAND, Fla. — Charlotte Nowakhtar said her family’s thrilled with the new home they just moved into a couple weeks ago. But with home inventory at an all-time low, finding and

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The likelihood of us having a foreclosure crisis again is about zero percent

There seems to be some concern that the 2020 economic downturn will lead to another foreclosure crisis like the one we experienced after the housing crash a little over a decade ago. However, there

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2021 Real Estate Trends: What Investors Need to Know

The housing market has been gaining strength in the last few years -- particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Home values soared, buyer demand jumped, and mortgage rates hit historic lows.

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Will mortgage rates go down in April 2021? Forecast and trends

Will mortgage rates go down in April 2021? Forecast and trends Mortgage rates forecast for April 2021April could turn out to be a game-changer for mortgage rates. Already, rates have left

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Central Florida Real Estate Market Recap - February/March 2021

Central Florida Real Estate Market Recap - February/March 2021Inventory is less than Half of what it was in February 2020 tipping the favor to Sellers in the current Market.February 2021 

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Orlando Area Residential Real Estate Snapshot for February 2021

HOUSING MARKET NARRATIVEOrlando Housing Market ActivityOrlando Area Residential Real Estate Snapshot for February 2021New Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association report shows continued

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Mortgage rate forecast for February 2021: Rates to remain in refi sweet spot

Mortgage rate forecast for February 2021: Rates to remain in refi sweet spotBy Erik J. Martin Erik J. Martin's Twitter profileFeb. 1, 2021/3 min readImage Credit:smcfeeters

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Is 2021 a Good Time to Buy a Home?

Is 2021 a Good Time to Buy a Home?The quick answer? It's complicated.Buyer demand increased in 2020 as low mortgage rates made the idea of homeownership more affordable and appealing. But

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Is 2021 a Good Time to Sell Your Home?

Is 2021 a Good Time to Sell Your Home?Thinking of listing your property this year? Here's what you need to know.There are plenty of good reasons to put your home on the market. Maybe you're ready to

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FLORIDA REAL ESTATE MARKET FORECAST 2021

Since the housing market crash of 2008, Florida has emerged as one of the hottest real estate markets in the US. In the first quarter of 2020, the housing price index (HPI) ranked the

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Best places to live in Florida in 2021

Best places to live in Florida in 2021By David McMillin David McMillin's Twitter profileJan. 1, 2021/6 min readImage Credit:Murat Taner/Getty ImagesShare this pageAt Bankrate we strive to

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6 Ways To Get Your Home Ready For A Spring Sale

6 Ways To Get Your Home Ready For A Spring SaleNatural light can boost a buyer's mood when walking through your home. ARMSTRONG FLOORINGSelling your home in the spring doesn’t mean you

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8 Simple Rules for Negotiating Your Offer and Getting That House

8 Simple Rules for Negotiating Your Offer and Getting That HouseYou and your agent are going to use everything you’ve learned to seal the deal.Image: HouseLogicHere’s the dream: Your

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Can't-Miss Orlando Events in January

Can't-Miss Orlando Events in JanuaryDon’t miss the NFL Pro Bowl Presented by Verizon and Pro Bowl Week, ZORA!™ Festival (pictured), theme park events, and more things to do in Orlando

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Mortgage rate forecast: Coronavirus vaccines will push rates up slightly in 2021

Mortgage rates plumbed new depths in December, setting all-time lows south of 3 percent. Rates could fall even further in the early months of 2021 before beginning to climb.That’s

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The Orlando Real Estate Market: What Investors Should Know For 2021

The Orlando Real Estate Market: What Investors Should Know For 2021Orlando home supply is reaching rock bottom even as demand continues to grow, according to the Orlando Business Journal. 

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Live updates: Election Day in Central Florida and America

ORLANDO, Fla. —    Election Day Has Finally Arrived. President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden have campaigned heavily in Florida, each hoping to win the prized

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Walt Disney World Entrance Signs to Get a Makeover

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Walt Disney World entrance archways will soon look a little different.The archways, also referred to as gateways, are getting a makeover, Disney announced Monday.Concept

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The Haunted Road: A Drive-Thru Halloween Experience

The Haunted Road: A Drive-Thru Halloween ExperienceSeptember 25, 2020 - November 7, 2020Admission: VariesTwisted creatures. Immersive theatrical storytelling. Bloodcurdling encounters

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9 Ways To Celebrate Halloween AMID COVID!

I’ve been seeing some great ideas on the internet for ways to celebrate Halloween this year. Some of them are for safe trick or treating, while others are ideas you can do with your kids in

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Visit Orlando's Magical Dining® NOW Extended!

Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining® Now Extended              Celebrate Orlando’s amazing culinary scene with Visit Orlando’s Magical

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Favorite Date Night Events in Orlando

The fall season is upon us! And in Orlando that means warm, breezy days, fall festivals, outdoor Halloween happenings and more. This month, our curated event calendar is packed with a mix of virtual

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Welcome To The Best of Orlando Florida 2020

Hello out there, Orlando.Has it really been a year already? It's Best of Orlando time again, but we never could have imagined that we'd be unveiling this issue during a time like this. A lot of

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Orlando Ballet doc 'Sur Les Pointes' to screen at Cannes Short Film Festival

Orlando Ballet doc 'Sur Les Pointes' to screen at Cannes Short Film FestivalPosted By Matthew Moyer on Wed, Sep 9, 2020 at 11:57 amThe short film Sur Les Pointes,

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Disney and Universal both hit capacity over the Labor Day weekend, but big holiday events still got the axe

THE GISTDisney and Universal both hit capacity over the Labor Day weekend, but big holiday events still got the axePosted By Matthew Moyer on Tue, Sep 8, 2020 at 8:04

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Mason Jar Provisions in Thornton Park dishes out fine Southern snacks

Mason Jar Provisions in Thornton Park dishes out fine Southern snacks By Faiyaz Kara @faiyazkaraMASON JAR PROVISIONS805 E. Washington St. 407-270-4322 

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What’s open in Orlando: Everything you can visit amid the coronavirus pandemic and small attractions begin to open

ORLANDO, Fla. – Even with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic having an effect on Central Florida, some formerly bustling tourist attractions and hot spots are slowly beginning to reopen

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Homes Are More Affordable Now Than They Have Been in Years!

Today, home prices are appreciating. When we hear prices are going up, it’s normal to think a home will cost more as the trend continues. The way the housing market is positioned today,,

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This Week Walt Disney World Weather

Good morning from Central Florida, where there’s a tropical storm warning in effect, and the rain is currently falling furiously against the windows. Tropical Storm Isaias is moving up the

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Home-ownership Rate Continues to Rise in 2020!

So far, it’s been quite a ride this year, and our nation has truly seen its fair share of hurdles. From COVID-19 to record unemployment and then the resulting recession, just to name a few,

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Mortgage Rates Hit Record Lows for 3 Consecutive Weeks!

Over the past several weeks, Freddie Mac has reported the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate dropping to record lows, all the way down to 3.03%. Last week’s reported rate

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Thinking of Selling Your House? Why Now May be the Right Time

Inventory is arguably the biggest challenge for buyers in today’s housing market. There are simply more buyers actively looking for homes to purchase than there are sellers selling them, so

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Two Main Reasons We Won’t See a Rush of Foreclosures This Fall

The health crisis we face as a country has led businesses all over the nation to reduce or discontinue their services altogether. This pause in the economy has greatly impacted the workforce and as

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5 Best Tips Best Corona Virus Mortgage Relief and Other Useful Information

Corona Virus Mortgage Relief, home buying tips and more in Central Florida. The following articles will help home buyers get through mortgage reliefs, appraisal and other useful information. If you

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WHICH DOWN PAYMENT STRATEGY IS THE RIGHT DECISION FOR YOU?

Which down payment strategy is the right decision for you? home buying tips and more in Central Florida, Kissimmee Florida. The following articles will help home buyers get through down payment

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LIST OF 5 CRITERIAS FOR PRICING A HOME

When you put your home up for sale, one of the best ways to determine the asking price is to look at comparable sales. There’s rarely a perfect apples-to-apples comparison, so a pricing

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HOMEOWNERS MUST HAVE TOOLS

When you own your home, things are going to break and, unless you want to spend your money on visits from a neighborhood handyman, you’re going to need to fix them yourself. Luckily, you don

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FORECLOSURE VS SHORT SALE: DIFFERENCES

As unfortunate as it can be when homeowners fall behind on mortgage payments and must face the possibility of losing their homes, short sales and foreclosures provide them options for moving on

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IMPORTANT TASK FOR YOU MOVE IN

Moving into a new home is an exciting time, and you’re probably daydreaming about decor and paint schemes and new furniture. But before you get into the fun stuff, there are some basics you

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DISMISS THESE REFINANCING MYTHS

“Refinancing” is a scary word for many people, but that shouldn’t be the case for you. For many homeowners, refinancing can not only lower your monthly payments and help with your

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