Buyers returned to Greece, with the countryís share of enquiries hitting a 19-month high in July. As a result, the country climbed five places from 14th to ninth. Interest in Germany is also at a record high, with the country entering the Top 5 for the first time. Bulgaria and Cyprus both entered the monthís Top 15 destinations too.
The relatively weak euro means that European real estate remains a highly attractive prospect for international buyers, whether from outside the EU or in the UK. Rising values in Spain and Portugal, low mortgage rates in France and the timeless lifestyle appeal of Italy are still drawing investors, while Germanyís growing economy and Greeceís low prices mean property is good value in both countries. Seven out of Julyís Top 10 destinations are in Europe; proof that the continent has lost none of its clout.