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Profiles

A reconstructed Taino village near Guardalavaca, Cuba includes life-size models of Amerindian dancers.

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About six km from the resort area of Guardalavaca is Aldea Taina, an authentic reconstruction of a Taino village. The Taino were a mostly peaceful people skilled at pottery and boat building.

Craig Smith (Photo by Randy Dawe)

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Sales rep Craig Smith, born and raised in Newfoundland, has been in real estate for over a decade, and has been a professional firefighter for almost twice that long.

Fidel Castro was born in 1926 in this home in Biran, Cuba.

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Of greatest interest to visitors is the homestead – a yellow wooden mansion built on tall stilts where the family lived and where Fidel Castro was born.

From left: Breanne, Tony, Allison and Kelsey Belluz. (Photos: Jamie Dawn Photography)

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In April, the Belluz family purchased a Re/Max franchise, renaming the company Re/Max Generations. People like brands, whether it’s Starbucks coffee or Re/Max, Tony Belluz says.

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Neighbours called it “that crazy house.” Today “that crazy house”, also known as the Rietveld-Schroder house, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Ninety per cent of the units have balconies with views of the St. Lawrence River.

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The Stone & South development is one of a few new projects that promise to breathe new life into Gananoque. The project is aimed at city retirees who are cashing in their equity and considering a move to the charming town.

The film interviews a pensioner named Maurice, who lives in his van.

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The many causes of the housing crisis in Vancouver and how people are dealing with it are explored in the documentary, Vancouver: No Fixed Address, which had its world premiere at the Hot Docs film festival in Toronto.

Costa Poulopoulos and Mary Johnson (Photo by Rachael Little)

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Costa Poulopoulos and Mary Johnson, who formerly operated Realty Executives Elite, re-branded and launched London, Ontario based StreetCity last summer, in partnership with Peerage Realty Partners.

Stan Albert

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Lasting over five decades, Stan Albert has seen markets rise and fall, but what sets him apart is the hawk eye he’s developed for every facet of sales – from houses and neighbourhoods to the agents themselves.

The Hendrika Maria houseboat museum in Amsterdam.

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When Vincent van Loon lived on a houseboat in Amsterdam, he often encountered questions from passersby. “How do you get your water and electricity?” they would ask, or “Is it cold, damp and dark onboard?”