At a Glance: Demand climbs for Christ Church property

At a Glance: Demand climbs for Christ Church property

  • 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,’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, 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 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. 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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