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Cyprus slips in Top of the Props chart

Cyprus slipped two places last month in the Top of the Props chart published by the TheMoveChannel.com which records the most searched for overseas destinations to buy property.

CYPRUS slipped two places to number fourteen in the September edition of the ‘Top of the Props’ published by the property portal TheMoveChannel.com, accounting for 1.44% of on-line searches on the property portal.

America retained its number one position for a second successive month accounting for more than a quarter of all overseas property enquiries, while Spain, Portugal and France kept their second, third and fourth positions.

Brazil moved up two places to the number five spot, followed by Italy (which dropped a place) and Canada (up 4). Thailand came in at number eight followed by Turkey and Hungary at numbers nine and ten respectively.

TheMoveChannel.com Director Dan Johnson comments: “US property has been the number one market for investors for most of 2013. The top six countries on TheMoveChannel.com in September 2013 were USA, Spain, Portugal, France, Brazil and Italy. With the exception of Spain’s slide into second, this top six is the same as it was one year ago, a sign that investors have lost no interest in the familiar European markets.

“America, though, is racing ahead of the pack. In the first nine months of 2012, Spain had been the most popular destination on TheMoveChannel.com for nine months. This year, the US has been the most popular destination for seven months; buyer tastes are the same, but the focus has shifted. With its share of activity surging 11.03 per cent across the third quarter of 2013, the American government may be shutting down, but international interest in US real estate is only just firing up.”

The full breakdown of the September 2013 edition of the Top of the Props chart is as follows:

Rank
Country
Share (%age)
Change
1USA25.66No change
2Spain8.04No change
3Portugal7.06No change
4France4.37No change
5Brazil4.12Up 2
6Italy3Down 1
7Canada2.95Up 4
8Thailand2.69Up 5
9Turkey1.72Down 3
10Hungary1.72Up 9
11Greece1.69Down 3
12Germany1.62Down 3
13Cape Verde1.5Down 3
14Cyprus1.44Down 2
15Bulgaria1.38No change
16Ecuador1.34Up 8
17Malta0.83Down 1
18Croatia0.83Down 1
19Dominican Republic0.74Down 1
20India0.54Down 6
21Cayman Islands0.54Up 8
22SENEGAL0.5No change
23UAE0.4Down 2
24Australia0.4Up 10
25Poland0.35Up 6
26St Lucia0.32Up 4
27Switzerland0.31Up 6
28Jamaica0.29Up 8
29Belize0.26Up 6
30Barbados0.24Down 7
31St Kitts and Nevis0.24Down 11
32Egypt0.22Down 7
33Montenegro0.21Down 5
34Slovenia0.21No change
35South Africa0.19Up 3
36Albania0.18Up 13
37Austria0.16Down 10
38Belgium0.16No change
39Czech Republic0.14Up 4
40Romania0.1Down 3

Founded in 1999, TheMoveChannel.com is the leading independent website for international property, with than 400,000 listings in over 100 countries around the world, marketed on behalf of agents, developers and private owners. Its ‘Top of the Props’ chart is based on the number of on-line enquiries for property in different countries around the world.

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  • Costas Apacket says:

    I still can’t believe that Cyprus is actually in the chart at all after what they’ve done over the last 10 years.

  • Peter says:

    Who in there right mind would buy anything in Cyprus with there history of ripping people off

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