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SecondSpace launches Canada, UK real estate sites

Aims to capture cross-border second-home buyers

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SecondSpace, an online marketplace targeting the second-home market, today launched three new Web sites in Canada and the United Kingdom that aim to connect brokers, developers and agents to buyers and owners of vacation property around the globe. ResortScape.CA, ResortScape.Co.UK and LandWatch.Co.UK feature more than 600,000 vacation properties, new developments, luxury condos, villas, ski chalets, cottages, home sites, ranches and acreages in destinations throughout the United States, Canada and more than 40 additional countries, according to a company announcement. The sites are powered by SecondSpace's Web platform that sorts more than 1.5 million property listings to determine those that match the desired "second home" lifestyle. SecondSpace was founded in 2006 by two Internet veterans -- former Classmates executive Anil Pereira, and former Microsoft technical leader Alok Sinha. The Bellevue, Wash.-based company launched its first two Web sites,