#TMCWorldCup Match of the Day: Argentina vs Bosnia and Herzegovina


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Following our World Cup predictions , which forecast an overall victory for the USA, TheMoveChannel.com follows the FIFA tournament through every stage, highlighting a property Match of the Day.

Argentina and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Neither are big players on TheMoveChannel.com. Argentina has seen recent growth in demand from investors in the run-up to the World Cup but as the #TMCWorldCup is based on 2013 stats, this is not yet evident.

Nonetheless, its 0.25 per cent share of enquiries is significantly more than that of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which received no enquiries at all. Why? Because there are no listings on the site, suggesting that the market is not yet open to overseas investors. Indeed, foreign buyers are hesitant to enter the nation thanks to less stringent laws, alleged links to crime and relatively higher taxes. This is reflected in Argentina’s number of Google searches for property in May 2014: 20, double those for Bosnia and Herzegovina’s real estate.

The South American country may be emerging in the global property game, but it is already several pitch-lengths ahead of its rival.


Who will win the Property World Cup? See our full infographic here – or keep up to date with the latest results on Twitter by following the #TMCWorldCup hashtag.


What do the figures mean?

Enquiries = % of enquiries received on TheMoveChannel.com in 2013
Searches = Number of searches for “property in X” on Google in the month leading up the World Cup
Listings = Number of properties currently listed for sale on TheMoveChannel.com
Price (12m/6m) = House price movement in the last 12 or 6 months, according to the Knight Frank Global House Price Index Q1 2014

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