Top of the Props: Portugal popularity hits nine-month high

Top of the Props: Portugal popularity hits nine-month high

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  • Portugal makes top three for first time since October 2016 
  • Italy makes top four for the third time in 2017 
  • Tunisia and Turkey both enter top 15 

The popularity of Portuguese property has reached a nine-month high, reveals new research from TheMoveChannel.com.

The international portal’s latest Top of the Props index shows that Portugal reentered the top three destinations in July 2017. This is the first time that Portugal has been in TheMoveChannel.com’s top three since October 2016. Portuguese real estate accounted for 1.87 per cent of all enquiries on the portal in July, with enquiries rising 2 per cent month-on-month in real terms.

Portugal was beaten only by second place Spain and first place USA, which both held on to their spots for the second month in a row. US property accounted for 6.93 per cent of enquiries, while Spain accounted for 6.12 per cent.

France also enjoyed a surge in interest, rising from fifth place to steal fourth. This is the second month so far in 2017 that France has been the fourth most popular country on TheMoveChannel.com, and the third month in a row that it has been in the Top of the Props Top 5. In real terms, enquiries for French property rose 16 per cent in the three months to July compared to the previous three-month period.

France and Portugal’s rise pushed Italy down into fifth place, with 1.72 per cent of all enquiries on the site. However, this is the fourth time Italy has been in the Top of the Props’ Top 5 in 2017, as the country’s popularity continues to increase.

Italy is not the only nation enjoying a rebound. Greece continues to see interest grow, climbing from 10th place into ninth in July. Greek property accounted for 0.69 per cent of all enquiries on the portal, marking the third time in 2017 to date the nation has been in the Top of the Props’ Top 10. In real terms, enquiries for Greek real estate more than doubled in the three months to July compared to the previous three-month period.

Tunisia has also risen into the Top 15, up 24 places from the previous month, with 0.41 per cent of all enquiries. Turkey saw signs of a return to favour as well, jumping five places from 12th into seventh, with 1.61 per cent of enquiries.

TheMoveChannel.com Director Dan Johnson comments: “With summer in full swing, the traditional holiday home favourites rule the roost, with Spain, France and Italy all among our Top 5 destinations. However, July sees buyers begin to return to old favourites too, as the tourism industry continues to help boost market recoveries, not just in Europe but further afield. Official data shows that Turkish visitor arrivals are on the up this year, as relations between Turkey and Russia improve, which highlights the country’s returning appeal to international holidaymakers and investors. We also saw notable growth in enquiries for Tunisian real estate in July, which follows improving tourist figures for the country this spring. Buyers are going back to Cyprus too: despite the country slipping down the Top of the Props charts, enquiries remain 22 per cent higher in the three months to July than they were in the three months to January 2017. The island’s tourism sector had a record year in 2016, with arrivals expected to rise another 5 per cent this year.”

“Portugal has been one of the stars of 2017 to date,” adds Johnson, “repeatedly appearing in TheMoveChannel.com’s top three destinations. The housing market’s recovery continues to build

momentum, with prices and transactions both improving steadily and consistently. With Golden Visas on offer in Portugal, Cyprus, Greece and Turkey, citizenship schemes rank alongside tourism as an important driver of international interest.”

Click here to see the full top 40 property destinations for July 2017.

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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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Investor appetite for Italy returns

Investor appetite for Italy returns

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  • Italy now 3rd most popular destination on TheMoveChannel.com
  • 5 out of 10 most popular countries in Europe
  • Turkey rises 13 places to be fourth most sought-after country
  • The Philippines makes the top 10 for the fourth month in a row

 

Investor appetite for Italian property returned this summer. The country re-entered the top five most popular destinations on TheMoveChannel.com in August 2016, according to the portal’s latest Top of the Props report, climbing four places to steal the coveted third spot.

Italy accounted for 3.34 per cent of all enquiries last month, up from 2.37 per cent in July, enough to see the country leapfrog Portugal, France and the UAE to become the third most sought-after destination for foreign buyers. August’s rise marks the second month of growing interest in a row, after Italy climbed one place in the rankings in July. In real terms, enquiries for Italian property surged 40 per cent in August month-on-month.

Italy was accompanied by Portugal, which also rose one place to re-enter the top five, with 3.07 per cent of enquiries. With Spain retaining its second place and France also rising from eighth to seventh, buyers remained as keen on European property as ever: the continent accounted for five of August’s Top 10 countries.

Appetite for Turkey also rebounded, with the country soaring 13 places in the chart to become the fourth most popular destination on TheMoveChannel.com. This is the first time Turkey has been ranked in the top five countries on TheMoveChannel.com since March 2016. It accounted for 3.21 per cent of enquiries last month, its highest share of activity since January 2016.

The surge in demand for Turkey arrives as the country enjoys the fastest-rising house prices in the world. According to Knight Frank’s Q2 2016 Global House Price Index, Turkish property values rose 13.9 per cent year-on-year.

Other notable climbers in August include: Brazil, which saw an Olympic boost push the country up three places into ninth; Australia, which rose six places to take the 11th spot; Canada, which jumped up three into 12th; and Thailand, which rose three places to re-enter TheMoveChannel.com’s top 15 destination for the first time since April 2016. The Philippines has also become a favourite among investors this year, with the country appearing in TheMoveChannel.com’s Top 10 for the fourth month in a row.

Dan Johnson, Director of TheMoveChannel.com, comments,

“Italy remains one of the most desirable places in the world, but the country’s housing market has enjoyed a boost in appeal this year, thanks to its low mortgage rates and favourable new tax rules. With the euro weak against other currencies and Italian house prices still low, the country is very affordable for overseas buyers. For investors seeking more immediate capital growth, though, Turkish property has consistently proven an attractive option, due to rapid house price growth fuelled by a growing population.”

Click here to see the full top 40 property destinations for August 2016.

 

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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 Spanish property hits 10-month high

Top of the Props: Demand for Spanish property hits 10-month high

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  • Spain most popular country for first time since September 2015
  • Interest rises in French and Portuguese property
  • Irish property in TheMoveChannel.com’s Top 10 for first time

Demand for Spanish property has reached a 10-month high, TheMoveChannel.com’s Top of the Props report reveals. The country raced to the top of the property portal’s charts in June 2016, becoming the most popular country among overseas property buyers for the first time since September 2015.

Spanish property accounted for one in eight (12.27 per cent) of all enquiries on the site in June 2016, overtaking US property for the first time this year. America, which has regularly been the most sought-after destination on TheMoveChannel.com in the last year, accounted for 8.14 per cent of June’s enquiries, falling to third place in the Top of the Props chart – behind the UAE, which climbed into second place with 1 in 10 (10.12 per cent) of all enquiries.

Investors continue to look favourably upon alternative and emerging markets, with Turkey rising two places into seventh with 2.5 per cent of enquiries. India (1.17 per cent) rose one place into 12th, while Canada held on to its eight position with 2.43 per cent of the month’s activity. Slovenia also emerged as a summer hotspot, entering June’s Top 10 with 1.28 per cent of enquiries.

America’s property appeal has not ended, though: on a quarterly basis, the USA was the most popular destination of Q2 2016 on TheMoveChannel.com, ahead of runner-up Spain.

On a quarter-on-quarter on basis, TheMoveChannel.com’s Top of the Props report also highlights buyers’ enduring interest in European property: Italy, Portugal and France completed the Top Five destinations across the three months to June 2016. Italy and Spain saw their enquiries rise 14 per cent and 17 per cent respectively, compared to the first quarter of the year.

In June, Portugal and France also completed the month’s Top Five, with Portugal climbing two places to reach fourth place and France sliding into fifth, above The Philippines and Turkey.

“The rise in Spain’s popularity arrives in the same month as the UK voted to leave the European Union. It is too early to see the impact of that decision, but with UK buyers accounting for a significant portion of TheMoveChannel.com users, June’s Top of the Props report proves that Brits are far from out of love with Europe,” comments Dan Johnson, Director of TheMoveChannel.com. “Enquiries for Cypriot real estate rose 20 per cent in Q2 2016, while June saw Irish property enter the Top 10 for the first time, which may be a result of Remain voters looking to move abroad to a place in the EU.

“Spain, however, is not just a European lifestyle favourite, but a sought-after opportunity for investors. The country’s economy has been steadily growing each quarter since Q3 2015, with property prices also having bottomed out in key areas. Even with the pound weakening in the wake of the Brexit vote, the euro has weakened too, meaning that property remains good value for buyers in the UK and elsewhere, boosted by mortgage rates at their current lows.

“In fact, Spain’s share of activity in June 2016 was its highest since July 2013, when it accounted for 30 per cent of activity on TheMoveChannel.com. Demand is below that peak, but is higher than 2015’s best months, when Spain recorded 11.99 per cent and 11.25 per cent of enquiries respectively. The country remains attractive for EU and non-EU buyers alike.”

Click here to see the full top 40 property destinations for June 2016.

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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.

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England wins Euro 2016 real estate cup

England wins Euro 2016 real estate cup

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  • Turkey tops house price growth in Europe
  • Spain leads foreign buyer demand
  • Spain, England, Turkey and France go through to semi-finals
  • England beats France thanks to rising property values

They may not be the favourites to win Euro 2016, but when it comes to real estate, this is England’s year. Property portal TheMoveChannel.com pitted the housing markets of the 24 countries against each other in a property tournament to end all property tournaments.

The site compared each country across three key categories: house price growth in the 12 months to Q1 2016, using Knight Frank’s Global House Price Index, the number of properties listed for sale on the international site, and demand from investors, measured by the number of enquiries from buyers on TheMoveChannel.com in the 12 months to June 2016.

Combined, the factors give a rounded portrait of a country’s property market, from overall health to investment potential.

Click here to see the full infographic.

Turkey tops house price table

In terms of house prices, Turkey’s property market is number one in Europe. According to Knight Frank’s Global House Price Index, the country has seen property values soar 15.3 per cent in the year to Q1 2016, ahead of Sweden (12.9 per cent) and Austria (7.6 per cent).

Turkey has enjoyed the strongest house price growth in the world for the last three quarters in a row, fuelled by the country’s rapidly growing population, ongoing infrastructure development and high demand.

Spain leads foreign investment league

Spain is the most popular destination in Europe for foreign buyers, attracting the highest number of enquiries on TheMoveChannel.com in the year to 2016. It is followed by investor favourites Portugal, France, Turkey and Italy. Italy is also the country with the most properties for sale on the site as of June 2016, ahead of England, Spain, France and Portugal.

Quarter-Finals: Battle of the holiday home hotspots

Following the format of the Euro 2016 tournament, the categories were used to determine the top performers from each group, before progressing through the knockout stages of the competition.

In the quarter-finals, Spain slipped past Switzerland through sheer force of buyer demand; England advanced over Portugal due to stronger price growth and a higher inventory of homes for sale; Turkey triumphed over Germany, thanks to its unbeatable house price growth; and France flew past Austria, boosted by its lifestyle appeal.

Semi-Finals: Familiar favourites triumph

While Spain is the most popular destination in Europe on TheMoveChannel.com, England edged past its continental cousin, powered by its stronger house price growth (5.3 per cent versus 2.4 per cent) and a higher number of properties for sale, making it easier for investors to find an opportunity.

France’s house price growth may be low compared to Turkey’s (0.5 per cent versus 15.3 per cent), but with French mortgage rates at record lows, demand for the country’s real estate is hard to match, with France receiving 27 per cent more enquiries in the year to June 2016.

Final: England knocks out France

England’s housing market puts 50 years of hurt to rest with a victory over the Euro 2016 hosts. Due to a chronic lack of supply, England’s property values have been accelerating for some time. In the 12 months to June 2016, prices have risen 5.3 per cent, according to Knight Frank, compared to France’s 0.5 per cent. England also has more properties for sale. France, however, scores a consolation goal with a higher level of buyer interest, primarily because of people searching for property in the UK in general, instead of specifically in England.

 

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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 1.4 million 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: Investors still confident in UAE property

Top of the Props: Investors still confident in UAE property

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  • UAE in top 10 destinations for second time this year
  • Dominican Republic 9th most popular country in April
  • USA remains number one destination
  • Portugal overtakes Spain as 2nd most popular

Investors are still confident in the UAE property market, reveals TheMoveChannel.com’s latest Top of the Props report. The UAE entered the Top 10 destinations in the property portal’s monthly chart in April 2016 for the second time this year.

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services recently reported that property prices in the UAE declined around 10 per cent in 2015. Pressure from low oil prices have also weighed upon the market in the last year. Demand, though, remains strong, as investors stay confident in the UAE’s resilient real estate.

While developers in Dubai push ahead with their construction plans, buyers are also continuing with their property purchases: the UAE rose 10 places in April’s Top of the Props chart to seize the eighth spot from Brazil, accounting for 2.39 per cent of all enquiries on TheMoveChannel.com. This is the fourth time the UAE has ranked in TheMoveChannel.com’s Top 10 in the last six months.

Demand also surged for property in the Dominican Republic, which leapt 10 places into ninth, accounting for 1.44 per cent of last month’s activity. This is the country’s first time in the Top 10 and marks a steady growth in popularity over the last six months, rising from 36th in November 2015 to appear in the Top 20 destinations for two months in a row at the start of 2016.

At the top end of the table, the USA remains the number one destination, making up 11.96 per cent of enquiries (down slightly from 13.45 per cent). Portugal stole second place from Spain, its share of enquiries increasing to 4.49 per cent (ahead of Spain’s 4.16 per cent). France also climbed into fifth place from sixth, followed by Italy, which rose from seventh to sixth. Canada completed the Top Five in fourth place, with 3 per cent of all enquiries.

TheMoveChannel.com Director Dan Johnson comments: “The UAE economy and property market have moderated in the last year, partly impacted by global factors, such as low oil prices, but confidence remains in the Emirates’ real estate, with demand from overseas buyers staying strong over the last six months. That momentum is only set to build in the future, as Dubai prepares to host the World Expo in 2020.

“As attention centres on the UK’s looming EU referendum, emerging markets are making their mark on the global stage, with the paradise of the Dominican Republic proving a particularly attractive getaway. Appetite for European real estate remains undiminished, though, with buyers brushing aside any Brexit concerns to continue snapping up bargains in Portugal, Spain, France and Italy.”

Click here to see the top 40 property destinations on TheMoveChannel.com in April 2016.

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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 1.4 million 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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How Lead Galaxy helped Shankly Hotel score major sales success

How Lead Galaxy helped Shankly Hotel score major sales success

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Real estate marketing specialist Lead Galaxy helped a hotel in Liverpool score a major success and sell out in a matter of months.

The football-themed Shankly Hotel, named after the famous manager Bill Shankly, features a mix of suites and studios, boasting 50-inch TVs, whirlpool spa baths and free Wi-Fi, plus a gym, a 500-capacity conference centre and a museum containing Shankly memorabilia from his career in the 60s and 70s. It has been so well received that it has been ranked Liverpool’s number one hotel on TripAdvisor since opening in 2015.

The rooms, with an average selling price of £95,000 and guaranteed 10.5 per cent return over 10 years, were snapped up by investors in 22 different countries, led by the UK, Europe and South East Asia.

Lead Galaxy teamed up with site owner Signature Living, trusted local market specialist Ascot property and lead sales agent United Property to help sell out all 93 units.

Using a variety of digital channels to provide high quality leads to the agents selling the project, Lead Galaxy had an immediate impact when it kicked off its marketing activity in April 2015.

Over six months, Lead Galaxy generated a total of 982 leads and 25 sales. Campaigns through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google AdWords, Bing ads, email, portal listings and phone calls all contributed to the winning performance, with a conversion rate of 2.55 per cent.

OPP Ventures, which the company acquired in 2014, also distributed the project to industry players, signing up 112 agents in 40 countries.

“Our role is to amplify the success of the sales agents we work with, fuelling them with high quality leads to convert into deals,” explains Dan Johnson, CEO of Lead Galaxy. “In 2016, we plan to work with more agents in different markets and languages, so we can increase the speed, shorten the project timeframe and relentlessly scale our virtual sales capacity.”

“Having a trusted team that takes care of the sales and marketing means that there’s much more time to focus on delivering a ¬first-class guest experience, which is what I’m most passionate about,” comments Lawrence Kenwright, owner of Signature Living. “The Shankly has been a great success – so much so that we’re moving our offices from the hotel to create another 30 rooms!”

To see a full infographic breaking down the Shankly Hotel’s sales, visit http://tinyurl.com/shanklyhotel.

For more details on Lead Galaxy’s range of marketing services, visit www.leadgalaxy.com.

 

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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.

Top of the Props: Greece leads European property rebound

Top of the Props: Greece leads European property rebound

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  • Enquiries for Greek property at six-month high
  • Demand rebounds for Spain, Italy, France, Portugal
  • Spain most popular destination in the world
  • Greek demand up 70pc month-on-month in July

Greece is leading a rebound in European property demand. The country, which agreed new bailout terms with the European Commission, has seen enquiries surge.

Greece is now the 12th most popular property destination in the world, according to TheMoveChannel.com’s latest Top of the Props report. The country climbed four places in the rankings in July 2015, accounting for 1.28 per cent of all enquiries on the portal – up from 0.81 per cent in the previous month.

The country saw enquiries rise for the second month in a row, despite concerns surrounding its ongoing financial situation. In June 2015, worries over a possible Grexit saw overseas buyers lose interest in European favourites Portugal, France and Italy. Greece, though, remained popular, thanks to the euro’s favourable exchange rate, the country’s attractive house prices and its lifestyle appeal. In July 2015, that interest built momentum, with enquiries rising 70 per cent in real terms month-on-month to reach their highest monthly total since January 2015.

Greece’s growing popularity led a wider rebound in demand for European real estate, as investors overcame their caution surrounding the area’s economy. Spain remained the most popular destination in July, with its share of enquiries up from 6.68 per cent to 9.36 per cent. Italy climbed three places into sixth place, its share of enquiries expanding from 2.54 per cent to 3.14 per cent. France, after falling to a record low in the Top of the Props rankings, re-entered the Top 10, rising four places to seize seventh spot, with its share of enquiries increasing from 1.99 per cent to 3.06 per cent.

Portugal fell two places into eighth, its share of enquiries shrinking from 3.26 per cent to 3.02 per cent, but in real terms, the country saw its enquiries rise 3 per cent month-on-month. In real terms, Italy’s enquiries also rose 33 per cent, France’s climbed 67 per cent, while Spain’s jumped 51 per cent.

The return of buyers to Europe caused demand to fall for other destinations, including Australia (down three places into 13th), Cayman Islands (down nine places into 16th) and Thailand (down 10 into 14th). Other, more established destinations saw demand remain steady or increase. Brazil held onto fifth place, while Canada held onto third. They saw their share of enquiries climb from 3.42 per cent to 3.66 per cent and from 3.71 per cent to 5.35 per cent respectively.

Turkey and Cape Verde rose four places to fourth (3.99 per cent) and ninth (2.11 per cent) respectively. The USA also retained its second place, with enquiries up by 52 per cent in real terms.

TheMoveChannel.com Director Dan Johnson comments: “The Greek bailout crisis has been both good and bad news for European real estate. Greece’s struggling economy means that, like many recovering from recession, local demand for property remains low, but the weak euro against the strong dollar and pound has also boosted demand from foreign investors looking to take advantage of bargains. In June 2015, financial uncertainty spread from Greece to other European destinations. With the resolution to Greece’s bailout crisis taking its first steps in the middle of July, though, the following weeks saw previously shaken confidence restored among investors, with demand rebounding for Spain, Italy, France and Portugal.

“Greece still has a very, very long way to go for its economy and housing market to return to normal. Enquiries for Greek real estate on TheMoveChannel.com were 17 per cent down in Q2 2015 compared to Q1 2015, but July marked the promising start of an upturn, with the highest number of enquiries received by Greece in six months.”

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

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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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Hotspots Index: Property buyers shrug off Greek crisis

Hotspots Index: Property buyers shrug off Greek crisis

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  • Greece enters Top 5 Hotspots for first time
  • Demand strong for property in Zante and Corfu
  • Braga, Portugal, the most searched-for location in Q2 2015
  • Portugal makes up 1 in 3 of most popular hotspots

Property buyers are shrugging off any concerns surrounding the Greek bailout crisis, according to TheMoveChannel.com. The portal’s latest Hotspots Index reveals that Europe has never been more attractive to house-hunters, with Greece joining the Top 5 hotspots in Q2 2015 for the first time.

Portugal led the way, with Braga ranking as the most searched-for location between April and June 2015. The Portuguese hotspot accounted for 2.13 per cent of all searches by location on the site, ahead of Italy’s Rome (1.55 per cent), which fell from the top spot (Q1 2015) into second place. Spain’s Malaga (1.46 per cent) also slipped into third. The Top 5 was completed, though, by two rising stars of the European market, Protaras and Zante, as buyers returned to both Cyprus and Greece.

Marseille and Como held onto their places within the Top 10, reinforcing the appeal of both France and Italy to overseas investors. While Spain’s popular Province of Alicante fell by four to ninth place, Armacao de Pera emerged as a new hotspot in Portugal, climbing 18 places to enter the Top 10.

“With the Top 10 comprising of only six different countries, the Hotspots Index reveals an increasingly strong focus upon a select few favourites,” comments TheMoveChannel.com Director Dan Johnson. “Portugal now makes up one third of all the most popular hotspots on TheMoveChannel.com, as the country’s continuing recovery spurs confidence among investors. Spain may be bigger, but Portugal is fast becoming one of Europe’s hottest markets.”

“Greece, though, is the surprise success story of the year: the country’s economic problems have sparked uncertainty across the continent and beyond, but low prices and a weak euro have encouraged buyers and investors to snap up Greek property bargains. Greece made up four of the Top 50 destinations in the Q2 2015 Hotspots Index. This is down from Q1 2015, when it accounted for six, but the country now makes up two of the Top 10 locations, as demand grows stronger for select Greek hotspots. Together with Cyprus’ rising popularity, it is proof that even the markets worst hit by the financial crisis can still be an attractive investment opportunity.”

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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.

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Top of the Props: Spain reigns as eurozone worries spread

Top of the Props: Spain reigns as eurozone worries spread

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  • Spain overtakes US to become number one destination
  • Demand falls for property in Portugal, France, Italy
  • Spain only eurozone destination in top five
  • France outside of top 10 for first time

Spain reigns but investors were mainly on the plane out of Europe in June, according to TheMoveChannel.com’s new research. The portal’s latest Top of the Props report shows that Spanish property is now the most sought-after in the world, despite falling demand for other European destinations, as concerns surrounding the Greek bailout crisis spread.

Spain’s share of enquiries edged up by 0.02 points to 6.68 per cent in June 2015, enough to seize the top spot from the USA. US property’s share of enquiries slipped from 8.49 per cent in May 2015 to 6.07 per cent in June 2015. While both American and Spanish real estate have been at the top of buyers’ shopping lists for some time, though, the rest of TheMoveChannel.com’s Top 10 destinations was all change.

Greek worries grow

After a year of Portugal, France and Italy frequently appearing in the top five rankings in TheMoveChannel.com’s Top of the Props chart, thanks to favourable currency exchange rates and low prices, all three countries plunged in popularity, as the continent’s attractiveness was overshadowed by the ongoing Greek bailout crisis.

Portugal, which has enjoyed record levels of demand in recent months, fell from third place in May to sixth in June, as its share of enquiries halved from 6.41 per cent to 3.26 per cent. This is Portugal’s first time out of the top five since June 2013.

Italy also fell from fifth place into ninth. The country’s share of enquiries slipped from 4.25 per cent to 2.54 per cent, reversing its rise up the table since the start of the year.

France was the biggest casualty of Grexit caution, though, as demand for French property fell to a record low of 1.99 per cent. As a result, the country dropped out of the top 10 for the first time in Top of the Props history: this is only the third time in 26 months that France has been outside of the top five.

Greece, though, climbed one place in the Top of the Props chart to 16th place, with 0.81 per cent of enquiries. Cyprus also moved up three places into 17th.

Attractive alternatives

As buyers turned away from familiar faces, interest grew in attractive alternatives elsewhere around the world.

Canada, which has been in the top 10 for the past three months, climbed from ninth to a new peak of third place: the country accounted for 3.71 per cent of all enquiries on TheMoveChannel.com in June 2015.

Australia also enjoyed an all-time high level of popularity, entering the Top of the Props Top 10 for first time in 15 months. The country’s share of enquiries jumped from 1 per cent in May to 2.34 per cent, surpassing its previous peak of 1.92 per cent, recorded in February 2014.

After tussling with Turkey for investors’ attention, Thailand re-entered the top five destinations again, establishing it once more as a favourite investment hotspot outside of Europe. The country rose two places from sixth to fourth, accounting for 3.61 per cent of enquiries. Turkey, on the other hand, slid from fourth into eighth, as its share of enquiries fell from 4.26 per cent to 2.6 per cent.

Demand rebounded for Brazilian property, after several months of falling interest in the wake of the 2014 World Cup. The country climbed from eighth into fifth place, making up 3.42 per cent of activity on the portal, up from 2.54 per cent in the previous month.

Investors remained keen on Caribbean beaches, with the Cayman Islands climbing six places into seventh and Cape Verde rising from 15th place into 13th.

The Philippines also enjoyed notable rise in interest, as the country climbed into 14th place from 18th, with a 0.89 per cent share of activity. New Zealand made a rare appearance inside the top 15 destinations too.

On a six-monthly basis, though, a more consistent pattern can be observed: the top five most popular countries on TheMoveChannel.com in H1 2015 were Spain, USA, Portugal, Brazil and Italy. The Top 10 was completed by Thailand, France, Turkey, Bulgaria and Canada.

“Fluctuating sentiment in the run-up to Greece’s bailout deadline has resulted in the most diverse Top of the Props chart in recent memory,” comments TheMoveChannel.com Director Dan Johnson. “Eurozone property has been extremely attractive in recent months for buyers willing to overlook any uncertainty and take advantage of the weak single currency and low prices. In June, though, concern surrounding Greece proved too contagious: continental favourites remain popular, but demand has been visibly impacted. This is only the second time in the last 12 months that the eurozone has not accounted for three of the top five countries on TheMoveChannel.com.”

“In real terms, Portugal’s enquiries fell 55 per cent, while Italy’s fell 42 per cent. France’s enquiries plunged 31 per cent,” continues Johnson. ” Spain’s sunny Costas, though, were appealing enough to withstand the spreading worry. Spain was the only eurozone destination in June’s top five; a testament to the market’s resilient appeal. On a six-monthly basis, Spain is also the most sought-after country on TheMoveChannel.com. The presence of Thailand and Canada in the H1 Top 10 emphasise their established popularity among buyers in 2015, but Spain’s reign is not over yet.”

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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