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Van Williams PHD CPEP - ProActive Realty Group

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How the ProActive Income Realty Fund Invests in Creating Affordable Housing

In today’s episode of the Double Wide Dudes Podcast, we’re speaking to Dr. Van Williams, founder and CEO of The Proactive Realty Income Fund. Tune in to learn how he’s working to address the affordable housing crisis by creating and restoring communities made possible by investor and individual fund programs through his organization. Intro: Hey […]

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What is Transit Oriented Development and How Does It Help Make Housing Affordable?

Peter Calthorpe joins us to discuss Transit Oriented Development and its importance in creating affordable housing. It was a fascinating discussion on how we can create more housing and reduce transportation costs at the same time. Intro: Hey look, it’s the Doublewide Dudes. Alberto Piña: Alright, alright. Welcome back to another episode of the Doublewide […]

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What Are Community Land Trusts and How Do They Create Affordable Housing?

This episode we are joined by Bart Cochran, founder and CEO of LEAP Housing. LEAP Housing is a nonprofit dedicated to developing and the preservation of affordable housing up there in Idaho. And they provide all sorts of services that lead to greater housing stability in their community. Intro: Hey look, it’s the Double Wide […]

Doublewide Dudes Podcast with Jane Paccione of Collective Impact

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Unique Affordable Housing Challenges for Aging Adults and People with Disabilities

This week we explore affordable housing issues unique to aging adults and folks with disabilities. We talked with Jane Paccione, Director of Collective Impact at the San Antonio Area Foundation. Her primary assignment at the foundation is managing the SALSA initiative (Successfully Aging and Living in San Antonio) which helps over 40 community nonprofits work […]

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How LISC works to impact Affordable Housing and Healthy Communities

This week, we chat with Leilah Powell, the Executive Director of LISC in San Antonio, about what LISC does locally and nationally to support communities through affordable housing and other programs. LISC’s Mission is “Together with residents and partners, we forge resilient and inclusive communities of opportunity across America–great places to live, work, visit, do […]

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TSAHC’s Opportunities for Homeowners – Even We Were Surprised at What’s Available!

In this podcast, we talked with, Joniel LeVecque and Michael Wilt, from the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation. They have lots of products available to help folks get into affordable homes, and the best news is, they have stuff that the average person will qualify for. The following transcript has been lightly edited for clarity […]

Veronica R Soto San Antonio NHSD Featured on Double Wide Dudes Podcast

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Affordable Housing Challenges and Opportunities in San Antonio

We sat down with Veronica Soto, the San Antonio Neighborhood and Housing Services Department Director. The below transcription was lightly edited for clarity purposes. Intro: Hey look, it’s the Doublewide Dudes. Alberto Piña: Alright, Alright. Welcome back to another episode of the Doublewide Dudes. Today, we’ve got a guest from the city of San Antonio, […]

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Towne Twin Village – a Housing First Solution

San Antonio is about to get its first “housing first” solution. What is “housing first,” how is it different, and most importantly, does it work? Join us as we talk about Towne Twin Village with Dr. Chris Plauche. This transcript has been lightly edited for clarity purposes. Intro: Hey look, it’s the Doublewide Dudes. Alberto […]

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Looking Back Over 4 Years with the Doublewide Dudes – Mousetrap’s Last Ride

Mauricio Chacra (a.k.a. Mousetrap) has been helping on our podcast for the last almost four years. Mauricio is taking a break from the Doublewide Dudes to focus on some other things for a time, so he and Alberto took the opportunity to look back over the last four years. The following transcript has been lightly […]

Sustainable Communities through Lean Urbanism Podcast with Brian Falk

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Lean Urbanism and Why Small Steps are Necessary for Urban Change

This week we interviewed Brian Falk. Brian is the Director of the Project for Lean Urbanism and the Center for Applied Transect Studies. He Co-edited the Transect Urbanism: Readings in Human Ecology and Lean Code Tool: Incremental Zoning Repair. Brian also lectures internationally on the topic of Lean Urbanism and offers technical assistance to municipalities. Here is the […]

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Impacts of Inadequate Affordable Housing

We connected with Becky Gray of Chaffee County, Colorado, to talk about the impacts a lack of sustainable housing has on a community. Gray is the Director of Housing in Chaffee County and a graduate of both Rogers State University and Pittsburg State University. The below transcript has been lightly edited for clarity purposes. Intro: […]

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Free Money For Your House Down Payment???

It sounds too good to be true, but it is legit. There are several grants available to potential homeowners to help them buy a home. For this podcast, we are joined by Kelly Fleck, who is the Homeownership Manager for Next Step, where she leads her team in implementing comprehensive factory-built housing homebuyer education and […]

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What Are Renter Owned Communities?

Matt Fast from LEAP Charities joins us this week to talk about Renter Owned Communities, how they are different than most mobile home parks, and why they make a difference in the lives of mobile home owners. Are they a good idea? Are they sustainable? And what do they have to do with Sustainable Affordable […]

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What is Fannie Mae’s “Duty to Serve” Initiative?

We sat down with Ben Navarro this week to discuss Fannie Mae’s “Duty to Serve” initiative which is how Fannie Mae is fulfilling Congress’s mandate for Fannie Mae to participate in helping three underserved markets. Supporting these three markets should help create the availability of more affordable housing without government subsidies. As you listen to […]

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People Can’t Afford to Live in Rural America Either

While the affordable housing crisis is thought to be a big city problem, it is actually a problem just about everywhere. Today’s guest, Stacey Epperson, has been working to provide affordable housing to rural America for decades, and we were lucky enough to have her as a guest on our podcast. Stacey Epperson has 30 […]

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What is Inclusionary Housing and How Does It Affect Affordable Housing?

This week we met with Rick Jacobus about Inclusionary Housing. Inclusionary housing is a way to work with developers to create affordable housing alongside of market rate housing in a way where ideally the neighbors, the community, and the developer all “win.” Mr. Jacobus has a broad background perfect for helping us explore inclusionary housing.  He is […]

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How Energy Efficiency Makes Homes More Affordable

This week we talk to John Weldy about energy efficiency and home affordability.  We learn how smaller homes tend to be more energy efficient, but they are penalized by current energy efficiency measuring systems, which make it hard to compare energy use from home to home. The good news is, there are a couple of easy […]

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What is YIMBY and How Is It Related to Affordable Housing?

This week we talk to Randy Shaw about the YIMBY (Yes! In My Back Yard) movement, and its necessity when it comes to sustainable affordable housing.  Randy points out it is not just the poor who are negatively affected by a lack of affordable housing, but people under 30 and seniors are both having a […]

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ASPIRE – An Initiative to Create Affordable Housing While Reducing Prison Revolving Doors

This transcript has been lightly edited for clarity purposes. Mauricio Chacra: Alright, alright. Welcome back to another episode of the Doublewide Dudes. Today, we’re joined by Ms. Carla Potts. She is a deputy director of the housing development of NECAC (North East Community Action Corporation) in Missouri. Thank you for joining us. Carla Potts: Thank […]

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Affordable Housing in San Antonio

This week we talked with Dr. Christine Drennon, housing expert and professor at Trinity University.  We discovered a lot of challenges in making housing affordable, how the current models of affordable housing have not yet proved themselves as successful, and some opportunities we all have to work toward sustainable affordable housing for all. The below […]

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Government Land Policy & YIMBY Together for Affordable Housing

This week, we chat with Anthony Flint of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. We discuss how government land policies can artificially restrict land usage limiting density and therefore leading to artificial inflation of land values.  Not only does it lead to skyrocketing housing costs, but a smaller tax base, underutilization of space, and greenhouse […]

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Zoning Barriers to Affordable Housing

Mauricio Chacra: Alright, alright. Welcome back to another episode of the Doublewide Dudes. Today we’re joined by Mr. Daniel Mandelker, a professor over at Washington University. Thank you for joining us. Alberto Pina: We’re doing the podcast on Zoom, which is a little different. Professor, how have you been adapting to the shelter in place […]

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Next Step: An Organization Helping People with Sustainable Affordable Housing

Mauricio Chacra: Welcome back to another episode of the Doublewide Dudes. Today we’re joined by Mr. Chris Nicely over at Next Step. Thanks for joining us, Chris. Chris Nicely: I appreciate it and enjoy the opportunity. Thank you. Alberto Pina: Yeah, we’re teleconferencing. We’ve got him on a zoom call, looking at him on an […]

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Can’t Afford a Home? Welcome to the Middle Class.

Mauricio: Welcome back to another episode of the Doublewide Dudes. We’re gonna continue the conversation on the affordable housing crisis. AP, get that going. We’re still in the midst of the coronavirus Alberto Pina: Yeah, a lot of moving parts. You know, full disclosure to our listeners, we’re sitting here on March 17th, and by […]

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Doublewide Dudes – Improving the Home Buying Experience

Listen to “Improving the Home Buying Experience” on Spreaker. Mauricio: All right. All right. Welcome back to another episode of the Doublewide Dudes, kicking off episode two, season two, back at it AP. I’m excited about the episode. Technology’s changing everything, not just the home buying experience, but in general, right?  Alberto: It is. You […]

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Return of the Doublewide Dudes – Season 2 Premier

Intro: Hey, look, it’s the double wide dudes. Mauricio Chacra: All right. All right. Welcome back to another episode of podcast double-wide dudes. Alberto Pina: It’s been awhile. It’s been almost two years since we last recorded, mousetrap. Mauricio Chacra: That’s crazy, man. Two years. I mean, where, where’s the time gone on? Alberto Pina: […]

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Episode 27: Impact Hub Austin

 Ashley: “Forget new billion-dollar tech startups, the real unicorns in today’s economy may be the mid-priced single-family homes that a cross-section buyer can actually afford. No segment of the housing market has so many potential buyers, just no scalable solutions.” Mousetrap: So, today we head north on thirty-five to visit with Ashley Philips over at Impact […]

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Episode 26: 1 Year Anniversary Edition – What’s in Store for 2018?

Episode 26: 1 Year Anniversary Edition – What’s in Store for 2018? Hey look, it’s the Doublewide Dudes! Mousetrap: Alright alright. Welcome back to another episode of the Doublewide Dudes. The first one of 2018. It feels good to be back. AP: It does it does. Happy new year to our audience we have reached […]

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Episode 25: Four Leaf Properties – Inside The Modern Mobile Home Park

Episode 25: Four Leaf Properties – Inside The Modern Mobile Home Park Mike: Hi. This is Mike Callaghan from Four Leaf Properties. We’re a manufactured housing, owner, and operator. We own about 8,000 spaces across the US, mainly in four states, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Texas. Mousetrap: Today we travel to Chicago, Illinois to talk […]

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Episode 24: Loop 107 Burgers

Episode 24: Loop 107 Burgers: Transcript AP: How you doing? Mousetrap: I’m good. How are you? AP: Good. Trina: Hello. Hi, I’m Trina: Nice to meet you. AP: Alberto, good to meet you. Trina: How are you doing? AP: Good. Trina: Do you want to try something? AP: Oh, yeah. Trina: The menu is right […]

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Episode 23: Tiny Homes – Big Impact

Photo Credit: Build Us Hope Episode 23: Tiny Homes – Big Impact: TranscriptNews Anchor:There’s an ambitious new project that broke ground in Phoenix this past weekend. Area nonprofits along with students from Arizona State University are building affordable high quality tiny homes for veterans experiencing homelessness, mental illness or other disabilities. The goal is to […]

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Episode 22: Special Edition – Interview with DJ Pendelton

Interview with DJ PendeltonExecutive Director of the TMHA: Texas Manufactured Housing Association Mousetrap: Mousetrap here, thanks for tuning in to this special edition of the Doublewide Dudes. We’re here at the Texas Manufactured Housing Association convention out here in Dallas. Just a heads up, this it’s going to be a little bit longer episode than […]

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Episode 21: Family Experiences – The Acuna Family

Mousetrap: Well, all right, all right. Welcome back to another episode of Doublewide Dudes. This is going to be the third part on our Family Experiences series. But since the last time we spoke to you guys, Hurricane Harvey hit pretty hard on the Texas coast AP. AP: Yeah. It was pretty devastating. They’re saying […]

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EPISODE 20: Family Experiences – The Gomez Family

Hey look it’s the Doublewide Dudes. Mousetrap: Alright welcome back to another episode of Doublewide Dudes. This is going to be another segment of the family experiences. In the short series where we’re interviewing families that bought a mobile home to share their experiences. Yeah before we get into that you’re finally back on the […]

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EPISODE 19: Family Experiences – The Chavez Family

Pic: Chavez home on move-in day. Episode 19: Transcript Mousetrap: Alright, alright welcome back to another episode of Doublewide Dude’s. Or I should say dude on this one. I’m going to be tackling this episode alone. AP couldn’t make it. Tell you a little bit about my day, just got back from the jitsu. I’m […]

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EPISODE 18: Home Buying Process – What to Expect from Closing to Move In

Episode 18: Transcript Mouse Trap: Alright, alright! Welcome back to another episode of Double Wide Dudes. This one is going to be the last one on the home buying process. In this series, we’ve tried to cover everything from start to finish AP. I know in one of the earlier episodes we were talking about […]

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EPISODE 17: Home Buying Process – What to Expect from Application to Closing

Episode 17: Transcript Mousetrap: All right. All right. Welcome back to another episode of Doublewide Dudes. Before we get into the fifth episode of Home Buying Process – AP, I saw an article come across my feed on the Bleacher Report that Jonathon Simmons got traded to the Magic man. AP: Yeah. Mousetrap: I guess […]

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Episode 16: Home Buying Process – What You Need to Know About Mobile Home Construction

Episode 16: Transcript Home Buying Process #4 – What You Need to Know About Mobile Home Construction Announcer: Hey look it’s the Doublewide Dudes! Mousetrap: All right, all right. Welcome back to another episode of the Doublewide Dudes. We’re back from a two week vacation from the podcast, took a little time off. We also […]

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EPISODE 15: Home Buying Process – How To Choose The Right Floorplan

Episode 15: Transcript Home Buying Process #3 – How To Choose The Right Floorplan Mousetrap: Alright, alright. Welcome back to another episode of the Doublewide Dudes, this is going to be number 3 on the home buying process. We’re going to get into talking about choosing a floorplan and a home that is right for […]

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EPISODE 14: Home Buying Process – Finding the Right Mobile Home Community

Episode 14: Transcript Home buying process #2 – How to find a mobile home community park Mousetrap: All right all right, thanks for tuning in to the latest episode of the Double Wide Dude’s. In the last episode of the home buying process we talked about the ins and outs of buying a piece of […]

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EPISODE 13: Home Buying Process – How to Find Land

Episode 13: Transcript Home Buying Process – How to Find Land Mousetrap: All right. All right. Thanks for tuning back into the latest episode of Doublewide Dudes. We’re going to go ahead and jump into a new series and we’re going to talk about the whole home buying process basically from start to finish. Say […]

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EPISODE 12: Starter Homes – What do Banks Look For?

Episode 12: Transcript Starter Homes Part 4 Mousetrap: All right. All right ladies and gentlemen. Thanks for tuning back into another episode of Doublewide Dudes. How we doing AP? AP: I’m feeling a lot better. Feeling a lot better. I know we had to skip a week of this podcast but my kids brought home […]

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EPISODE 11: Starter Homes – Rent Til You’re Ready

Episode 11: Transcript Mousetrap: All right, All right, welcome back to the Doublewide Dudes Podcast. Mousetraps sitting along here with AP ready to tackle another episode on Starter Homes, give you guys some good information but I can’t continue without talking about that play in Golden State. AP: We have to, we have to. The […]

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EPISODE 10: Starter Homes – First Time Homebuyer Hacks

Episode 10: Starter Homes – Transcript [Announcer]: Hey look it’s the Double Wide Dudes. Watch out. Mousetrap: Alright, alright. Welcome back to the Double Wide Dudes podcast, as always I really appreciate you guys tuning in and sharing the content with your family and friends. Me and AP and everyone at Braustin Mobile homes, really […]

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EPISODE 9: Starter Homes – Dream Home or Nightmare?

Episode 9: Transcript Starter Homes – Dream Home or Nightmare Hey look, it’s the Double Wide Dudes! Mousetrap: Alright, alright. Welcome back to another episode of Double Wide Dudes. I appreciate you guys tuning in. We’ve had a pretty fun week AP, haven’t we? AP: We have. Mousetrap: With the fiesta shenanigans going on. AP: […]

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EPISODE 8: Mobile Home Myths: Trailer Trash – Part 3

Episode 8: Transcript Intro: Hey look, it’s the doublewide dudes. Watch out. Mousetrap: Alrighty ladies and gentlemen, welcome to another episode of Doublewide Dudes. I appreciate you guys tuning in, as always. Sitting here with the one and only A.P. How we doing man? A.P: Hey, I’m, I thought downloads were cool, Mousetrap how about […]

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EPISODE 7: Mobile Home Myths: Trailer Trash – Part 2

Episode 7: Transcript Intro: Hey look, it’s the Doublewide Dudes! Mousetrap: Ooohh watch out! All right ladies and gentlemen. Welcome back to the Doublewide Dude’s podcast. This episode we’re going to have a good friend of ours Leroy jump on and talk about his experience on how it’s like living in a mobile home and […]

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EPISODE 6: Mobile Home Myths: Trailer Trash – Part 1

Episode 6: Transcript Intro: Music. Hey look, it’s the double wide dudes. Mousetrap: All right all right. Thanks for turning back into the double wide dudes’ podcast. We’re going to get into another short series on mobile home myths; this one will cover stigma’s, perceptions and different feelings people have towards the mobile home industry. […]

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EPISODE 5: Mobile Home Myths – Depreciation Part 5

Episode 5: Transcript Depreciation – Hey look it’s the Doublewide Dudes. Intro Mousetrap: Alright, alright, alright, alright (laughter) Oh man I can’t get over that. A.P: Too much, too much. Mousetrap: How are we doing man? A.P: I’m good, I’m good. I’m sorry to see this one end, I’ve had a lot of fun doing […]

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EPISODE 4: Mobile Home Myths – Depreciation Part 4

Pic: A mobile home on move-in day. Episode 4: Transcript Depreciation- Availability of Housing Options and The Overall Market Hey look it’s the Doublewide Dudes. Intro Mousetrap: How are we doing Ap A.P: I’m Awesome Mousetrap:Should we keep doing that “Yeehaw” at the beginning A.P: yeah yeah that’s my favorite part in the whole intro […]

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EPISODE 3: Mobile Home Myths – Depreciation Part 3

Episode 3: Transcript Depreciation – Location and Depreciation Hey look it’s the Doublewide Dudes. Intro Mousetrap: Alright, How we doing AP A.P: I’m good, I’m good still loving that intro. Mousetrap: Yeah it’s fun isn’t it. Well, welcome back to the third episode on depreciation. The first two we covered the myth of depreciation, we […]

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EPISODE 2: Mobile Home Myths – Depreciation Part 2

Episode 2: Transcript Depreciation – Getting The Best Initial Buying Price Hey look it’s the Doublewide Dudes. Intro Mousetrap: Welcome back everybody to the double wide dudes. I’m Mousetrap and I’m sitting here with AP. In the last episode we busted the myth that mobile homes depreciate. There’s number of factors when it comes to […]

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EPISODE 1: Mobile Home Myths – Depreciation Part 1

Episode 1: Transcript Doublewide Dudes Mobile Home Myths – Depreciation Hey look it’s the Doublewide Dudes. Intro Mousetrap: Alright, alright, welcome to the podcast. My name is Mauricio Chacra aka Mousetraps and I’m sitting here with A.P A.P: And we’re the double wide dudes Mousetrap: That’s right, how you doing man? A.P: Man, I’m having […]

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