London, England (PRWEB) February 5, 2008
Property in established overseas markets proved to be massively popular with visitors to the TheMoveChannel.com in 2007, with Europe's 'old masters' dominating our annual enquiries chart.
France continued its unmatched reign as TheMoveChannel's top destination with a whopping 20% of total sales enquries over the year.
Despite being plagued by falling prices and a pervasive sense of doom and gloom, Spain still came in second with 14% of total enquiries, proving that investors were undeterred by the slowdown in the market that afflicted the country for much of 2007.
Fuelled by the rising popularity of Southern Italian destinations such as Calabria and Lamezia, Italy built on its impressive monthly performance in our 'Top of the Props' chart to land at number three with a creditable 12% of total enquiries.
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Notes to Editors
1. As well as using data from its own site, TheMoveChannel.com aggregates overseas property enquiry data from a range of distribution partners, including fish4homes.co.uk, Home.co.uk, Property-Abroad.com and HomesOverseas.co.uk. This provides a monthly basis of nearly 10,000 email enquiries, which represents a broad cross section of the holiday home buyers and investors that are currently active within the overseas property market.
2. The chart is based on the percentage share of the overall enquiries that each country receives in any given month across the different data sources.
3. Rankings are calculated, with percentage share rounded to two decimal places. The "Change" column refers to any changes in ranking from the previous month's chart.
TheMoveChannel.com is a property website that was founded in 1999 as an online resource for buying, selling and learning about property. It now receives as many as 300,000 visits per month and advertises over 50,000 properties in nearly 90 countries, which are listed by over 500 partner organisations.