Top of the Props: Portugal 'On the Crest of a Wave'

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Interest in Portugal from visitors to TheMoveChannel.com has soared over the last month, with the stunning Iberian paradise crashing into the top ten to take the number 5 slot in our 'Top of the Props' chart.

Interest in Portugal from visitors to TheMoveChannel.com has soared over the last month, with the stunning Iberian paradise crashing into the top ten to take the number 5 slot in our 'Top of the Props' chart.

After steady growth in 2007, 2008 is expected to bring a healthy 12% growth to Portugal's property market, and with the double tax arrangements between the UK and Portugal, buying property has never been so simple for overseas investors.

There was a surprise at the top of the chart, with the top four creating a situation that has never been seen before in the Top of the Props chart.

Cyprus and Brazil continued to rise steadily, but the most impressive and surprising rise of the month came from a small Country in South Eastern Europe, a place that not many investors would usually consider. However, this Country is challenging its more established neighbours with ever-rising property prices and excellent investment potential.

To view the full Top of the Props chart, which ranks the top 40 countries, please visit:
http://www.themovechannel.com/articles/viewpoints/108-2-1.asp

To view current opportunities in the Portuguese property market, please visit:
http://portugal.themovechannel.com/property

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. 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.

3. 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.

For further information as well as images and interview possibilities, please contact:

The News Editor
http://www.TheMoveChannel.com
02079527206

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