Searches for Property Increasing

March 15, 2011


The UK has recently experienced one of the coldest winters on record and thanks to the long dark days of winter it seems that the yearning for warmer climates has increased throughout the country. While the number of “dreamers” who search for living space and visa options in Australia always increasing in January, an overwhelming number of these searchers are turning their dream into reality.

During the past two months the number of searches on the Rightmove Overseas website has increased by more than 50 per cent and the most popular emigration destinations have fuelled this growth. The number of searches for homes in New Zealand has increased by 91 per cent and searches for Australian homes have increased by a staggering 114 per cent.

Robin Wilson, the head of Rightmove Overseas, has said that searches “always pick up in January and February but nothing on this scale”. Searches for countries such as Spain and Portugal seem to have fall when compared to previous years with the majority of people looking to buy property in Australia or New Zealand.

National and world events greatly affect the number of searches to a specific region. With the recent earthquakes in New Zealand Mr Wilson expects searches for the country will decrease, however the number of searches for homes in Australia is expected to increase due to the high number of TV programmes on relocating to the country.

If you have been looking for a house in New Zealand or Australia and want to know your visa options, contact The Emigration Group today on 0845 230 4390.

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