Investment Watch – Investors gobble up property in Turkey

Investment Watch – Investors gobble up property in Turkey

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  • Turkey home to most popular listing for first time
  • Investors target opportunities under £100k
  • Student property drives demand for UK property

Investors are gobbling up property in Turkey, reveals TheMoveChannel.com’s latest Investment Watch report. The country’s strong economy and improving infrastructure boosted its appeal in May 2015, as new apartments in Istanbul attracted the highest number of enquiries on the portal.

Diamond Residence, located in the upmarket area of Old Beylikdüzü, received 20 per cent more enquiries than its nearest rival in May 2015.

The project, which comprises 148 one and two-bedroom apartments, includes 24 hour security, a fitness centre, swimming pool, children’s games room and cinema. The properties were advertised at £57,000, with a 6 per cent rental guarantee for five years.

The return was topped by the runner-up listing, a student housing development in the UK city of Preston. The accommodation, consisting of 246 rooms, offered 10 per cent net income guaranteed for 10 years for £46,950.

Indeed, student property continues to be a driver of investment activity, thanks to the sector’s stability and low entry costs. In May 2015, student property accounted for three of the 10 most popular listings on TheMoveChannel.com, the 19th month in a row that the sector has appeared in the Investment Watch chart.

Student property is a central part of UK real estate’s appeal to investors: all three of the UK listings in the Investment Watch Top 10 were student accommodation investments.

Land and buy-to-let investments also remain popular opportunities among investors, accounting for three and four of the top 10 listings respectively.

Land in the Cayman Islands was the third most popular listing in May, with plots in Canada and Brazil also drawing interest.

The USA offered the most attractive buy-to-let opportunity, with properties generating up to 22 per cent net income and up to 12 month rental guarantees. Spain has also seen its long-term rental market grow significantly in the years since the recession, with apartments producing 6 per cent rental income.

The most important factor for many investors, though, was the price: all of the 10 most popular listings had an asking price of under £100,000, while seven of the listings were under £50,000.

TheMoveChannel.com Director Dan Johnson comments: “Buy-to-let property in Detroit and student housing in the UK have been hugely popular among international investors since the recession, thanks to their consistently strong yields and affordable prices. Indeed, with seven of May’s Top 10 listings under £50,000, investors are still being cautious with their budgets.

“It is no surprise that one of the only two listings worth over £50,000 in the Top 5 was located in Spain: the country’s housing market has become one of the most sought-after in the world, as a result of its bottoming prices, improving economy and favourable exchange rates thanks to the weak euro. Istanbul’s number one ranking establishes Turkey alongside Spain as an investor favourite: this is the first time that the country has been home to the most popular listing on TheMoveChannel.com.”

“The Turkish property market is fast gaining worldwide recognition, with the Knight Frank Global House Price Index for Q4 2014 placing the nation second in the world in terms of its house price growth and the country’s economic growth is also being forecast positively by The European Commission,” comments Philip Skorochod, Director of Turkish property agency Universal21, who have brought Diamond Residence to the market.

“Alongside this, Turkish tourism is booming – especially in Istanbul. Turkey’s top to-visit location witnessed an above-the-curve increase of 8.99% in the numbers of foreign visitors arriving in the first quarter of this year, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and this is obviously more positive news for the prospects of the property market.”

“With an expanding infrastructure, new ground-breaking projects under development and historic and cultural charm, Istanbul has much to offer,” the agency adds.

“There is a really positive, exciting vibe of growth and evolution in the city today, drawing international attentions and increasingly so. Taking 49.88 per cent of Turkey’s visiting population, Istanbul registers far more visitors than its closest rival of Antalya and for those looking to purchase a property that can be rented to these visitors, such investors are in luck. Diamond Residence is ideal for both overseas visitors and those looking to benefit from the growing market.”

Click here to see the full top 10 listings on TheMoveChannel.com in May 2015.

 

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About Lead Galaxy and TheMoveChannel.com

Founded in 1999, www.TheMoveChannel.com is the leading independent website for international property, with more than 800,000 listings in over 100 countries around the world, marketed on behalf of agents, developers and private owners.

TheMoveChannel.com is one of more than a dozen international property sites operated under the Lead Galaxy brand. Lead Galaxy provides online marketing solutions to thousands of property companies worldwide, focusing on portal listings, email marketing, qualified leads, paid search and social media advertising.

The business is headquartered at 24 Jack’s Place, Corbet Place, Shoreditch, London, E1 6NN.

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Top of the Props: Foreign buyers still in love with American dream

Top of the Props: Foreign buyers still in love with American dream

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  • Enquiries for US property up 51pc
  • Demand rises for property in Portugal and Italy
  • Europe makes up three of top five countries
  • Turkey re-enters top five destinations

Overseas investors are still in live with the American dream, TheMoveChannel.com’s new Top of the Props report reveals.

Foreign buyers appeared to have woken up earlier this year, as demand for US property plummeted to an all-time low in February 2015. America’s share of enquiries halved month-on-month, as rising prices, the strong dollar and low inventory left the country less attractive than Europe’s ultra-affordable destinations. It was only the second time since July 2013 that the USA was the not the most popular country on TheMoveChannel.com, but Spain continued to dominate for another two months, holding the number one slot in the Top of the Props chart through to April 2015.

In May, though, investors went back to America. In real terms, US property enquiries on TheMoveChannel.com jumped 51 per cent month-on-month, as the country’s share of activity on the portal rose from 5.78 per cent to 8.49 per cent.

European appeal

Spain slipped into second place, its share of enquiries falling from 9.72 per cent to 6.66 per cent. France’s share of enquiries also decreased, as the country fell from sixth place to 10th in the Top of the Props chart.

Europe, though, remains a key driver of activity on TheMoveChannel.com: Spain, Portugal, Italy continue to make up three of the top five destinations.

Indeed, Portugal and Italy held onto their positions during a period of fluctuating interest, with both increasing their share of enquiries month-on-month: Portugal’s stake rose from 5.63 per cent to 6.41 per cent, while Italy’s increased from 3.4 per cent to 3.85 per cent.

Portugal has emerged as one of Europe’s most popular markets in the past six months, thanks to the weak euro and signs of recovering prices across all regions. In real terms, enquiries for Portuguese property climbed 4 per cent in May 2015. Italy also saw enquiries increase 5 per cent in real terms, as both countries establish themselves as attractive, regardless of investors’ attentions switching between America and Spain.

Thailand and Turkey tussle for top spot

After a year of instability, Thailand returned to the Top 10 in February 2015, before rising into the top five, where it remained for two months. Thailand tumbled out of the top five in May 2015, though, as the country faces competition from Turkey for the coveted fourth spot.

Turkey’s share of enquiries more than doubled to 4.26 per cent in May, as prices and foreign sales continued to climb, particularly in the thriving Istanbul market. Indeed, Turkey has been a permanent fixture in TheMoveChannel.com’s Top of the Props chart in recent years. The country fell to 10th place in February 2015, but buyers did not stay away for long: Turkey climbed one place in April 2015, before rising five places to knock Thailand from fourth.

Thailand’s share of enquiries, though, only decreased from 4.61 per cent to 3.61 per cent, placing it above popular favourites Brazil, Canada, France and even the UAE, which returned to the Top 10 in May for the second time this year.

TheMoveChannel.com Director Dan Johnson comments: “The American Dream is not over for foreign buyers. The country’s rising house prices and recovering economy has seen domestic US buyers return to the property ladder in greater numbers, but overseas investors remain active in key hotspots. Florida remains a central part of the USA’s appeal to international buyers, but Detroit is increasingly the market of choice: demand for property in Michigan overtook the Sunshine State in May 2015 for the first time since October 2014.

“Despite the rise in US interest, neither Spain nor the USA are overly dominant: demand continues to be spread across a wide range of countries on TheMoveChannel.com, as investors remain open-minded about which markets can offer the best returns. With Portugal and Italy both enjoying rising interest, though, Europe is set to drive activity for many months to come.”

Click here to see the top 40 property destinations on TheMoveChannel.com in May 2015.

 

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Notes to Editors

About Lead Galaxy and TheMoveChannel.com

Founded in 1999, www.TheMoveChannel.com is the leading independent website for international property, with more than 800,000 listings in over 100 countries around the world, marketed on behalf of agents, developers and private owners.

TheMoveChannel.com is one of more than a dozen international property sites operated under the Lead Galaxy brand. Lead Galaxy provides online marketing solutions to thousands of property companies worldwide, focusing on portal listings, email marketing, qualified leads, paid search and social media advertising.

The business is headquartered at 24 Jack’s Place, Corbet Place, Shoreditch, London, E1 6NN.

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At a Glance: Demand climbs for Christ Church property

At a Glance: Demand climbs for Christ Church property

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  • Saint James most popular property destination in Barbados
  • Overseas demand rising for Christ Church
  • Hastings most sought-after location
  • One to watch: Brighton (Saint George) rising hotspot for 2015

Demand is climbing for property in Christ Church, TheMoveChannel.com’s new Barbados infographic reveals. The portal’s At a Glance report, which compares buyer activity in the past 12 months to two years ago, shows that the popularity of Christ Church is catching up with Saint James.

Saint James remains the number one destination for buyers of property in Barbados, accounting for 38.98 per cent of enquiries in the 12 months to April 2015 – up slightly from 38.83 per cent in the year to April 2013. Interest in Christ Church, though, is rising. The surfer hotspot accounted for 36.67 per cent of enquiries on TheMoveChannel.com, up from 30.06 per cent in 2013.

Christ Church is now the most sought after area on the island, as Hastings overtook Holetown in Saint James to top the list of searched for locations. Hastings now accounts for more than 1 in 10 Barbados searches on the site (11.02 per cent, up from 9.4 per cent two years ago).

Demand also stayed strong for Atlantic Shores, Silver Sands and Maxwell: Christ Church is now home to four of the top 10 most popular locations in Barbados on TheMoveChannel.com. Saint James, on the other hand, accounts for three of the top 10, including the resorts of Sandy Lane and Westmoreland. Holetown fell to fourth in the search rankings, as Atlantic Shores rose into third place. Brighton, in Saint George, is a rising hotspot on the island, becoming the second most searched for location (up from 55th place in April 2013).

Saint Peter, next to Saint James, saw its share of enquiries rise from 13.57 per cent to 14.73 per cent. Saint Philip, next to Christ Church, on the other hand, saw enquiries drop from 13.68 per cent to 8.22 per cent. Saint Lucy, Saint Andrew and Saint John continued to attract no enquiries at all.

The At a Glance infographic also charts buyer behaviour on Google. Internet searches for “property for sale in Barbados”, “Barbados property” and “property in Barbados” have all increased in the past two years. Most notable of all, though, are searches for “houses for sale in Barbados”, which became the most used keyword relating to Barbadian real estate between August and October 2014.

TheMoveChannel.com Director Dan Johnson comments: “The Barbados property market has always been fuelled by wealthy buyers, with prime property in Saint James attracting the most attention. The resilience of the luxury real estate sector during times of wider economic uncertainty has helped to support activity on the Platinum Coast in the past two years

“Christ Church, though, is rising in popularity, thanks to its appeal among surfers and holidaymakers, as well as its more affordable property prices. The rising interest among less wealthy buyers has helped to drive up searches on Google. The increasing interest in houses for sale in Barbados, though, which are searched for significantly more than apartments, highlights just how stable demand for prime property on the island remains.”

Click here see the full Barbados At a Glance infographic.

 

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Notes to Editors

About Lead Galaxy and TheMoveChannel.com

Founded in 1999, www.TheMoveChannel.com is the leading independent website for international property, with more than 800,000 listings in over 100 countries around the world, marketed on behalf of agents, developers and private owners.

TheMoveChannel.com is one of more than a dozen international property sites operated under the Lead Galaxy brand. Lead Galaxy provides online marketing solutions to thousands of property companies worldwide, focusing on portal listings, email marketing, qualified leads, paid search and social media advertising.

The business is headquartered at 24 Jack’s Place, Corbet Place, Shoreditch, London, E1 6NN.

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Top of the Props: Spain stays top as new property favourites emerge

Top of the Props: Spain stays top as new property favourites emerge

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  • Spain makes up 1 in 10 of all enquiries on TheMoveChannel.com
  • Europe home to three of Top Five countries
  • Overseas buyers return to Italy
  • Demand rises for Thailand

Spain is still the most popular property destination in the world, according to TheMoveChannel.com’s latest Top of the Props report. Spanish property accounted for one in 10 (9.72 per cent) of all enquiries on the overseas portal in April 2015, making it the number one country for the third month in a row.

Spain’s share of activity fell slightly from March 2015 (11.99 per cent), but still generated more demand than any other destination. The USA also saw its share of enquiries decrease (from 7.2 per cent in March 2015 to 5.78 in April 2015), placing it on almost even footing with Portugal. Portugal was the only one in the top three destinations to see demand increase month-on-month: the share of enquiries for Portuguese property increased from 5.85 per cent in March 2015 to 5.63 per cent in April 2015.

Italy was the fifth most popular destination on the site for the second month in a row, with its share of enquiries rising from 3.19 per cent in March 2015 to 3.4 per cent in April 2015. This is the second month in a row that the country has seen demand increase, as international interest rebounds. Indeed, with three out of the Top Five countries on TheMoveChannel.com located in the eurozone for the third time in 2015, Europe continues to drive property buying activity. In sixth place, France also saw its share of enquiries rise from 2.68 per cent to 3.09 per cent.

While the weak euro is boosting the popularity of European property, though, outside of the continent, demand is increasing for Turkey (up one place into ninth) and Canada (up 14 places into eighth). Brazil slipped one place to seventh, but its share of enquiries edged up from 2.78 per cent 3.01 per cent.

Thailand is also emerging as a favourite for 2015. Buyers have been returning to the country in greater number since February 2015, when it rose into seventh place in the Top of the Props chart. In March, its share of activity climbed to 3.95 per cent, taking the country up three spots into fourth (its first time in the Top Five since December 2014). In April 2015, Thailand’s share rose for the third month in a row, from 3.95 per cent to 4.61 per cent, helping the country to hold on to fourth place.

Investors remain keen on the Caribbean, with the Cayman Islands climbing five places to re-enter the Top of the Props Top 10. Jamaica rose 25 places to rank 15th in the world. The appeal of island sun also extended to the Philippines, which shot up 18 places in the chart to seize 14th place.

After rising three places to eighth in March 2015, the UAE fell back three places to 11th in April 2015, just above India, which remains in 12th. Bulgaria also slipped out of the Top 10, falling from ninth into 13th place.

While many countries saw demand slide in April, though, the Top Five remains unchanged from the previous month, as demand stays steady for Spain, USA, Portugal, Thailand and Italy.

“With two of the top three destinations located in the eurozone, Europe remains a driving force in the global property market,” comments TheMoveChannel.com Director Dan Johnson. “The weak single currency and favourable prices continue to attract buyers. The eurozone has now accounted for three of the Top Five destinations in three of the past four months.”

“After an unstable 2014, investors are also returning to Thailand. Despite its economic struggles, the country still offers strong rental yields, which consistently draw overseas interest. Many countries enter the Top Five destinations on TheMoveChannel.com for only a short period, but April marks the second month in a row that Thailand has been present in the top flight and its third time in the past six months. Spain, the USA and Portugal have all been in the Top Five for the past six months, compared to France (three times) and Bulgaria (once).

“As the Top Five remains unchanged in April, fuelled by Portugal’s improving market and Italy’s resurgent popularity, buyers are establishing a new group of favourites for 2015. Could Thailand be in it?”

Click here to see the top 40 property destinations on TheMoveChannel.com in April 2015.

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Notes to Editors

About Lead Galaxy and TheMoveChannel.com

Founded in 1999, www.TheMoveChannel.com is the leading independent website for international property, with more than 800,000 listings in over 100 countries around the world, marketed on behalf of agents, developers and private owners.

TheMoveChannel.com is one of more than a dozen international property sites operated under the Lead Galaxy brand. Lead Galaxy provides online marketing solutions to thousands of property companies worldwide, focusing on portal listings, email marketing, qualified leads, paid search and social media advertising.

The business is headquartered at 24 Jack’s Place, Corbet Place, Shoreditch, London, E1 6NN.

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Top of the Props: Demand for UAE property hits nine-month high

Top of the Props: Demand for UAE property hits nine-month high

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  • Demand for UAE property hits nine-month high
  • Spain remains world’s most popular property destination
  • Demand for Italian property up
  • Thailand attracts more overseas buyer

Demand for property in the UAE has hit a nine-month high, according to new research from TheMoveChannel.com. Buyers continue to flock to Europe, but investors are equally keen to buy in Dubai, reveals the portal’s latest Top of the Props report, with the federation re-entering the world’s top 10 destinations.

Spain was the world’s most popular country in March 2015 for the second month in a row, according to TheMoveChannel.com’s Top of the Props report. Spain’s bottoming out prices and the weak euro has prompted a surge in interest from overseas buyers keen to snap up a holiday home bargain. This is the third time in four months that Spain has been the most popular country on TheMoveChannel.com.

The USA rebounded back from its drop in the previous month, with its share of enquiries jumping from 4.66 per cent to 7.2 per cent. That rebound was enough to see the country leapfrog into second place. The appeal of South America weakened, as Brazil slipped from second into sixth, just above France, which dropped one place into seventh.

Thailand continued its climb up the charts: after rising from eighth to seventh in February 2015, March saw its share of enquiries increase even further to 3.95 per cent, taking the country up three spots to fourth.

One of March’s highest climbers was the UAE, which rose from 15th place into 11th in February 2015, before rising up March’s ranks for a second month in a row. The UAE is now the eighth most popular destination on TheMoveChannel.com, its best ranking since June 2014. This is only the third time it has been inside the Top 10.

The UAE’s popularity is fuelled by Dubai, which accounted for almost all of the enquiries. The market has cooled in recent months, partly as a result of higher transfer fees introduced to cap speculative investment, but demand continues to improve on TheMoveChannel.com. Enquiries for UAE real estate were 32 percent higher in 2014 than 2013, although they remain 45 per cent below the levels recorded during the 2008 market peak.

2015 has seen that trend continue, with enquiries up 72 per cent in real terms in Q1 2015 compared to Q4 2014. In the first three months of the year, the UAE was the 10th most popular destination on TheMoveChannel.com, ahead of Cyprus and Greece.

TheMoveChannel.com Director Dan Johnson comments: “Even after the soaring price rises of recent years, Dubai property values are still below peak values, according to Cluttons. Combined with a lack of inheritance tax and the appeal of rental income, demand for property in the emirate remains strong, even following a slight market cooldown.

“The UAE currency is pegged to the dollar, which has made it more expensive for European buyers, while the rouble’s plunge has hampered Russian interest, but interest is still high on TheMoveChannel.com from Chinese buyers, as well as Indians, Brits, Americans, Canadians, and other investors from the Middle East and Hong Kong. In just three months of 2015, the UAE has already received more than 60 per cent of 2011’s total number of enquiries.”

Europe, though, remains the primary driver of activity on TheMoveChannel.com in 2015, with three out of March’s five top destinations located in the eurozone. Interest in Italian property soared in March 2015, climbing three places to account for 3.19 per cent of enquiries, while Portugal returned to the top three destinations for the fifth time in the past six months. Portugal now accounts for 1 in every 20 (5.85 per cent) enquiry on the site.

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Notes to Editors

About Lead Galaxy and TheMoveChannel.com

Founded in 1999, www.TheMoveChannel.com is the leading independent website for international property, with more than 800,000 listings in over 100 countries around the world, marketed on behalf of agents, developers and private owners.

TheMoveChannel.com is one of more than a dozen international property sites operated under the Lead Galaxy brand. Lead Galaxy provides online marketing solutions to thousands of property companies worldwide, focusing on portal listings, email marketing, qualified leads, paid search and social media advertising.

The business is headquartered at 24 Jack’s Place, Corbet Place, Shoreditch, London, E1 6NN.

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Free holiday rental advertising through TheMoveChannel.com

Free holiday rental advertising through TheMoveChannel.com

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International property website, TheMoveChannel.com, is partnering with the online holiday rental marketplace HomeAway.co.uk, to provide free advertising for all pay-per-booking HomeAway customers. As part of the collaboration, TheMoveChannel.com and its partner networks will showcase HomeAway rental properties, free of charge, to its 3 million daily users.

The move also enables visitors to TheMoveChannel.com to search through over 1 million HomeAway.co.uk properties, see rates and availability, contact the owner and pay online through a simple and secure Book Now button. TheMoveChannel.com owners with properties listed for free on HomeAway.co.uk will pay 10% commission, excluding VAT, once bookings are confirmed. The online booking and payment system ensures every transaction is secure and homeowners have a 24-hour review period to accept or decline booking requests, so they have full control over who rents their property.

“Because holiday rental owners only pay for the bookings they receive and there are no fees to pay upfront, they can rent their homes out without financial risk,” says Director of TheMoveChannel.com, Dan Johnson. “Overseas property rental is becoming increasingly popular and with a third of UK pension holders are said to be considering buy-to-let property in 2015 thanks to changes in pension annuities that start in April, demand is set to grow further.”

Mark Spencer, UK Business Development Manager for HomeAway, comments: “This is an exciting partnership for HomeAway.co.uk that will enable even more families, friends and groups of all sizes to find the perfect property for their holidays. It also brings us a step closer to our mission to make every holiday rental property in the world available to every traveller in the world.”

Those who wish to sign up to a pay-per-booking listing, need a billing address and bank account in the following markets but working hard to include additional locations: United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Austria, Switzerland, Greece, Belgium, Netherlands, Ireland, United States or Canada.

To sign up to the pay-per-booking scheme and see full details, go to: http://www.themovechannel.com/enquiry/homeaway

 

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About TheMoveChanel.com

TheMoveChannel.com is a privately-owned property portal that has been helping international estate agents, developers, investors and private owners to buy and sell homes, holiday villas, investment apartments, land and commercial property since 1999.

As one of the leading platforms for marketing overseas property, TheMoveChannel.com brings together buyers and sellers from all around the world.

About HomeAway

HomeAway, Inc. based in Austin, Texas, is the world leader in holiday rentals, with sites representing over one million paid listings of holiday rental homes in 190 countries. Through HomeAway, owners and property managers offer an extensive selection of holiday homes that provide travellers with memorable experiences and benefits, including more room to relax and added privacy, for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodation. The company also makes it easy for holiday rental owners and property managers to advertise their properties and manage bookings online.

The HomeAway portfolio includes the leading holiday rental websites HomeAway.com, VRBO.com and VacationRentals.comin the United States; HomeAway.co.uk and OwnersDirect.co.uk in the United Kingdom; HomeAway.de in Germany; Abritel.fr and Homelidays.com in France; HomeAway.es and Toprural.es in Spain; AlugueTemporada.com.br in Brazil; HomeAway.com.au and Stayz.com.Au in Australia; and Bookabach.co.nz in New Zealand. Asia Pacific short-term rental site, travelmob.com, is also owned by HomeAway.

Hotspots Index: Rome leads European property rebound

Hotspots Index: Rome leads European property rebound

Cyprus France Greece Italy Portugal Spain
  • Rome most searched-for property location in the world
  • Portugal home to 14 of 50 most searched-for hotspots
  • France, Greece and Cyprus all in top 10

Rome is leading the rebound in demand for European property, reveals new research from TheMoveChannel.com. The portal’s latest interactive Hotspots Index shows that the Italian capital was the most searched-for location in the world in Q1 2015, as overseas buyers flock to the continent.

Rome accounted for 1.48 per cent of location searches in the first three months of the year, climbing one spot in TheMoveChannel.com’s Hotspots Index from Q4 2014. Rome is the first of two Italian hotspots in the Top 10, with Como sliding one place from the previous quarter to seventh place.

Spain soared into the silver spot, with Malaga climbing three places to become the second most searched-for location. While interest surged in the Costa del Sol, demand for the Balearics also boomed, with Mallorca leaping 10 places in the Index to become the third most popular hotspot. Malaga and Mallorca accounted for 1.45 per cent and 1.02 per cent of searches in Q1 2015 respectively.

Portugal followed closely in fourth place, as Albufeira accounted for 0.96 per cent of location searches in the three months to March 2015. With property prices now showing their first signs of rising following the recession, and the Golden Visa scheme encouraging investment from outside of the EU, the Portuguese property market is now the most widely sought-after on TheMoveChannel.com: the country was home to 14 out of the Top 50 hotspots in Q1 2015, up from 11 in Q4 2014.

Spain and Portugal have both enjoyed record levels of enquiries in the past six months, but demand for European property is now spreading across the continent. France made its debut entry in the Hotspots Index Top 10, as the Dordogne received the sixth biggest share of searches (0.81 per cent). Greece also entered the Top 10 for the first time: Corfu jumped 19 places in the chart into eight place.

TheMoveChannel.com Director Dan Johnson comments: “Europe has never been more attractive to overseas buyers than it is now. Mortgage rates are low in France, prices are rising in Portugal, and Spain’s market has bottomed out. With the pound at a seven-year high against the euro, spending power for Brits is exceptionally strong. Greece now accounts for six of the Top 50 hotspots – up from four in Q4 2014. The country’s economic uncertainty could be bad news for the euro, but it is certainly good news for buyers.”

The full top 50 hotspots on TheMoveChannel.com in Q1 2015 is available here.

Notes to Editors

About Lead Galaxy and TheMoveChannel.com

Founded in 1999, www.TheMoveChannel.com is the leading independent website for international property, with more than 800,000 listings in over 100 countries around the world, marketed on behalf of agents, developers and private owners.

TheMoveChannel.com is one of more than a dozen international property sites operated under the Lead Galaxy brand. Lead Galaxy provides online marketing solutions to thousands of property companies worldwide, focusing on portal listings, email marketing, qualified leads, paid search and social media advertising.

The business is headquartered at 24 Jack’s Place, Corbet Place, Shoreditch, London, E1 6NN.
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Investment Watch: Appetite for Turkey on the up

Investment Watch: Appetite for Turkey on the up

United Kingdom

 

  • Dubai home to most popular listing on TheMoveChannel.com
  • Turkish listing received second highest number of enquiries in May: a record high
  • City apartment investments particularly sought-after
  • Buyers bank on affordable investments
  • World Cup boosts interest in Brazilian real estate

 

Buyers’ appetite for Turkey’s property market is on the up. TheMoveChannel.com’s latest Investment Watch report finds that an apartment in Istanbul was the second most popular listing on the property portal in May 2014, the highest ranking the country has ever achieved.

Dubai’s boom

An apartment in Dubai was the most popular listing on TheMoveChannel.com in May 2014, the first time the emirate has attracted the highest number of monthly enquiries. This is the second month in a row that Dubai has dominated investment activity. May overtook April 2014’s record level of interest, when the emirate was home to the ninth most popular listing on the site.

Indeed, the UAE ranked among the top 10 most popular countries on TheMoveChannel.com in May for the first time, with interest driven by apartments for sale in the unique development The World Islands.

Living for the city – and for low costs

An apartment in Istanbul generated the second biggest response during the month, promising a NET rental yield of 5.5 per cent for just £80,000; the most enquiries received by a Turkish property listing since the Investment Watch report began.

City apartments were one of the most popular types of property in May, accounting for four of the Investment Watch Top 10. This is partly due to their strong returns: luxury waterfront units in Liverpool promised 35 per cent NET return over five years, attracting the fifth highest number of enquiries, while flats in Birmingham (ninth) promised a yield of 9 per cent.

Low costs also boosted demand for the buy-to-let sector, with rental income advertised in Istanbul, Liverpool and Birmingham for an entry cost of under £100,000. Indeed, nine of May’s top 10 listings cost less than £100,000, as investors continue to prioritise opportunities that allow them to tighten their belts. This included an alternative investment in Ecuador: the gold mine opportunity has ranked in the Investment Watch chart four times in the last six months, a sign that its low entry cost of £3,000 continues to appeal.

Student property remains one of the most in-demand sectors on TheMoveChannel.com, with a project in Yorkshire attracting the month’s sixth biggest response. Where university housing has dominated in the past, though, May saw buyers diversify into other areas: part-completed resorts in Brazil and Panama both generated high levels of interest, while an off-plan land investment in a Canadian woodland resort guaranteed two years of rental revenue for just £30,000.

Istanbul: Turkey’s investment hotspot

Urban apartments, though, were the biggest draw. Dubai’s listing was the only property in the Investment Watch chart over £100,000. The high demand despite the £369,195 price tag demonstrates how strong the pull of the emirate’s growth is.

Buyers pounced on Brazil’s resort in advance of the World Cup, but not even the football tournament’s boost could top appetite for Turkey. The Istanbul apartment received almost the same number of enquiries as Dubai’s flat, marking both emerging markets as new buyer favourites.

With Istanbul driving capital appreciation in the Turkish property market and infrastructure improvements, such as a new airport, on the way, is it the city location that drew such a crowd? Or the English speaking staff in the development, which helped to make it more accessible to international investors?

Universal21, who manage the property, highlights Istanbul as Turkey’s main investment hotspot: “Property sales have remained consistently above 17,000 a month in Istanbul, which has by far the biggest sales figures of all Turkey’s major cities. The price of new homes in Istanbul has risen by more than 1% a month on average since 2013 and the city is on course to again reach double figures by the end of 2014.”

Adil Yaman, Investment Director, says that demand is also driven by Turkey’s rising profile on the global property stage: “It has taken some time for investors to realise that it is much easier to invest in Turkey than it has been in the past. Now we are seeing the full effect of the county’s focus on attracting foreign investment in property over the past 2 years.

“A lot of red tape has now been taken out of the buying process and foreign investment has been actively encouraged. Turkey needs foreign investment to help realise its long term ambition of becoming one of the world’s economic powerhouses. ”

Monica Anca, Marketing Director of Universal 21, adds: “Turkey’s economy remains in much better shape than its European counterparts. Economic growth and positive news on jobs and unemployment are essential to the health of property markets.”

Notes to Editors

About Lead Galaxy and TheMoveChannel.com

Founded in 1999, www.TheMoveChannel.com is the leading independent website for international property, with more than 800,000 listings in over 100 countries around the world, marketed on behalf of agents, developers and private owners.

TheMoveChannel.com is one of more than a dozen international property sites operated under the Lead Galaxy brand. Lead Galaxy provides online marketing solutions to thousands of property companies worldwide, focusing on portal listings, email marketing, qualified leads, paid search and social media advertising.

The business is headquartered at 24 Jack’s Place, Corbet Place, Shoreditch, London, E1 6NN.

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USA wins TheMoveChannel.com Property World Cup

USA wins TheMoveChannel.com Property World Cup

United Kingdom
  • USA best real estate investment in the world
  • England’s strong property market makes it to the final
  • Brazilian boom tops property price table
  • Follow World Cup housing market head-to-heads with #TMCWorldCup

The USA would win the 2014 World Cup if it were judged on property, according to TheMoveChannel.com‘s new research. The #TMCWorldCup compared the housing markets of every single country in the football tournament, ranking them in terms of demand, accessibility, appeal and price growth.

Demand was measured by the percentage of TheMoveChannel.com enquiries received by each country in 2013. Accessibility to overseas investors was ranked by number of properties currently listed for sale on the overseas property portal. Appeal was determined by the number of Google searches for property in the country during May 2014, while price growth was measured in both the short term (six months) and long term (12 month) using data from Knight Frank’s Global House Price Index.

Countries were then compared using the five categories – or, where price data was unavailable, three categories.

Click here to see the full infographic and statistical breakdown.

Group Stages: Traditional buyer favourites advance

The top two countries were chosen from every World Cup group based on the most important factor: demand.

The number of enquiries received in 2013 combined with the number of Google searches saw Brazil and Croatia top Group A.

Group B was dominated by investor-friendly Spain and Australia.

Group C was won by Greece and Japan.

Europe’s England and Italy emerged as the main players from Group D.

Switzerland and France progressed from Group E.

Popular lifestyle rivals Portugal and USA advanced from Group G.

Belgium and Russia were Group H’s best markets.

Final 16: Brazil booms, Italy improves

Following the traditional World Cup format, the winners of each group faced off against the runners-up of their neighbour.

Brazil’s property boom catapulted it past Australia, despite Oz’s popularity among expat buyers. Demand for Brazilian real estate has soared in the last year, taking up a strong 4.46 per cent of enquiries on TheMoveChannel.com, despite a low number of listings (74). Brazilian property prices are the strongest of the World Cup line-up, rising 12.1 per cent year-on-year, even higher than the USA (10.3 per cent year-on-year).

Italy’s property market has also improved significantly, a rebound that is evident in its showdown with Greece. While both have similar levels of appeal (3,860 searches to 3,380), Italy’s sellers are more confident, with 17,065 listings on the market compared to 3,023 in Greece. That confidence has inspired investors, with Italy attracting 2.92 per cent of enquiries in 2013, more than double Greece’s 1.43 per cent.

Quarter-Finals: England emerges as strong contender

US property continued its dominance of global property with a comprehensive trouncing of France by 4 to 1. Brazil went from strength to strength with a 3-2 battering of Italy.

England delivered the biggest upset of the Property World Cup by knocking out buyer favourite Spain. England’s share of 2013 activity was an impressive 12.79 per cent, not quite enough to match Spain’s 14.38 per cent, but sentiment is strong on British soil. While Spain’s search volume was higher, England’s economy has enjoyed solid growth in the past year, with property values up 9.1 per cent annually thanks to strong demand and low supply.

Semi-Finals: USA beats Brazil

England continued its roaring run through the semi-finals past Portugal.

US property also proved itself more consistent than Brazil. North America knocked out its South America rival by 3 to 2, proving that while World Cup fever has seen Brazil’s prices rise by a staggering 12.1 per cent and enquiries reach historic highs, the emerging destination is still not enough to compete with the stability of an established market.

Final: US property takes the trophy

USA took home the Property World Cup trophy, narrowly beating runner-up England in a tense final. England’s price growth in the last six months sprinted past America’s (5.6 per cent versus -0.2 per cent). But US real estate took the lead thanks to its unbeatable share of enquiries.

TheMoveChannel.com Editor Ivan Radford comments: “US property has consistently dominated demand on TheMoveChannel.com in the last 12 months, but by taking into account other market factors, it is surprising how close England’s property came to beating that of its pan-Atlantic competitor; regardless of the struggles domestic UK buyers may be facing, overseas investors can see a very different picture of a property market. Nowhere is that more evident than in Brazil, where an international investment boom took the emerging country all the way to the semi-finals.”

“Of course, in real life, USA do not stand a chance of winning the World Cup. But the #TMCWorldCupshows just how different things could be if real estate were the 12th man on the pitch. That is why TheMoveChannel.com shall be picking a match of the day throughout the tournament and comparing their housing markets under the #TMCWorldCup hashtag.

” By using the results of each match to dictate our head-to-head rankings, we aim to give a broader picture of property markets worldwide. And after the disappointing final result in our own World Cup, prove that in real life, there is still a chance that England could win!”

Notes to Editors

About Lead Galaxy and TheMoveChannel.com

Founded in 1999, www.TheMoveChannel.com is the leading independent website for international property, with more than 800,000 listings in over 100 countries around the world, marketed on behalf of agents, developers and private owners.

TheMoveChannel.com is one of more than a dozen international property sites operated under the Lead Galaxy brand. Lead Galaxy provides online marketing solutions to thousands of property companies worldwide, focusing on portal listings, email marketing, qualified leads, paid search and social media advertising.

The business is headquartered at 24 Jack’s Place, Corbet Place, Shoreditch, London, E1 6NN.

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Brazil property gets World Cup boost

Brazil property gets World Cup boost

Brazil
  • Brazil 3rd most popular country in the world
  • Brazilian property enquiries up 82pc year-on-year
  • Brazil receives highest share of enquiries since November
  • UAE in top 10 countries for first time

Brazilian property is already enjoying a World Cup boost, according to TheMoveChannel.com‘s latest research. Brazil was the third most popular country on the property portal in May 2013, as demand from overseas buyers reached a seven-month high.

Brazilian boom

The boom in interest ahead of the football tournament marks the climax of a strong season for Brazil. The country has not ranked outside of the site’s top 10 countries for over 12 months,  thanks to its potential for capital growth and thriving tourist industry. In the month running up to the World Cup, though, buyers stepped up activity significantly.

Brazilian property accounted for 5.9 per cent of all enquiries on TheMoveChannel.com in May, 50 per cent higher than the six-month average. This is the biggest share of enquiries it has received since November 2013, taking it up from ninth spot in April 2014 to third, its highest ranking in the Top of the Props league this year.

US dominance coming to an end?

US real estate was the most popular on TheMoveChannel.com in April 2014 for the 11th month in a row.

In real terms, though, America’s number of enquiries has fallen steadily for three consecutive months: US property accounted for 14.63 per cent of enquiries in May, its lowest share since December 2013 (12.76 per cent).

More buyers going back to Europe 

A growing number of buyers are going back to Europe, with demand for familiar lifestyle markets either staying the same or improving.

French property remains the second most popular in the world, accounting for 6.6 per cent of enquiries, up from 6.54 per cent last month. Interest in Spanish property surged in April, its share of activity increasing from 3.81 per cent to 5.8 per cent, enough to leapfrog Portugal into fourth place. Demand continues to rise for Portuguese real estate, though, with its share of activity increasing from 3.92 per cent to 5.28 per cent.

Out of the traditional Eurozone destinations, Italy was the only one to fall in TheMoveChannel.com rankings. After buyers flocked back to the country in April, taking it up to third place, Italian property plunged to 8th in May, its share of enquiries shrinking from 4.52 per cent to 3.18 per cent. In real terms, though, enquiries for Italian property in May remained higher than the six-month average, indicating that investors are going nowhere.

UAE joins the top 10

One of the best performing property markets on TheMoveChannel.com remains the UAE. Its ranking rose for the second month in a row in April, with enquiries up from 1.44 per cent to 2.61 per cent, taking it inside the top 10 for the first time. This record level of demand is fuelled by Dubai, which remains one of the most attractive markets in the world for international investors thanks to soaring prices in recent months.

Buyers also continue to head further east: Thailand’s property is enjoying a steady turnaround in interest. Enquiries for Thai real estate jumped from 2.31 per cent to 4.15 per cent, making it the sixth most popular country on TheMoveChannel.com; a sign that Phuket and Pattaya continue to attract investors away from Bangkok, where the army has just declared martial law.

Investors in Turkish property appear equally unfazed by recent unrest, with steady demand keeping the country in seventh place in TheMoveChannel.com’s rankings.

World Cup fever spreads

Brazil, though, is the property market stealing the limelight. In real terms, the number of enquiries for Brazilian real estate surged 82 per cent year-on-year in May 2014.

Brazil’s rise in popularity is undoubtedly influenced by the World Cup: interest was driven primarily by Rio Grande do Norte, home to Natal, one of the tournament’s stadium cities. The north-east region accounted for 44 per cent of Brazil’s enquiries in May, followed by neighbouring Ceara, home to Fortaleza, another World Cup host, which accounted for 34 per cent of enquiries.

TheMoveChannel.com Director Dan Johnson comments:

“Brazil has been one of the leading teams in the Top of the Props league for the past year. US real estate may be top of the table, but its number of enquiries is steadily dropping as buyers turn elsewhere. As a result, many recovering countries in Europe and further afield have seen demand increase or stay steady, but Brazil is the place where the most money is heading. People have been predicting a real estate boom in the country to varying degrees for some time, but with the World Cup now upon us, demand for Brazilian property really is kicking off.”

Click here to see the top 40 countries on TheMoveChannel.com in May 2014.