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Top of the Props: Bulgaria breaks back into top ten

Bulgaria has broken back into the top ten most popular real estate markets,

according to August's Top of the Props report from TheMoveChannel.com. 3.3% of all enquiries in July were directed at Bulgarian property, marking the country's return to the overseas property portal's top ten for the first time in three years,


The most popular countries remain the same, with Spain staying in the top spot for a second month running. Together with France, USA and Portugal, the traditional destinations account for over a third of all property searches from buyers interested in property abroad.

Director Dan Johnson said: "As the Euro debt crisis continues, people are looking for bargain investments and holiday homes at low costs. Bulgaria's real estate sales have been improving all year, with buyers attracted by exceptionally low prices for winter property, so it's no surprise that interest has increased."

Bulgaria's boost may not rival the traditional Western European destinations, but its growing popularity indicates an interesting shift away from familiar markets as searches for property in Greece and Thailand both declined.

The biggest movers of the month are the prime estates of the Caribbean with the Cayman Islands climbing 17 places, while Barbados entered the top ten with a jump of four places.