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08/03/2011 09:12 am ET | Updated Oct 03, 2011

Cubans Set For Big Change: Right To Buy Homes

HAVANA -- José is an eager almost-entrepreneur with big plans for Cuban real estate. Right now he works illegally on trades, linking up families who want to swap homes and pay a little extra for an upgrade.

But when Cuba legalizes buying and selling by the end of the year -- as the government promised again this week -- José and many others expect a cascade of changes: higher prices, mass relocation, property taxes and a flood of money from Cubans in the United States and around the world.

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