#TMCWorldCup Match of the Day: Argentina vs Iran


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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.

Is Argentina really one of the world’s top property markets for investors? It was not until earlier this year that demand emerged for the country, driven in part by the rising profile of South America in the run to the World Cup. In 2013, though, prospects did not look promising, with just 0.25 per cent of enquiries on TheMoveChannel.com.

That is not through want of trying, though: there are 114 Argentine property listings on the portal, more than Brazil’s 74.

By comparison, Iran is even less of a property pick: it attracted just 0.02 per cent of enquiries last year, a result no doubt helped by the surrounding conflict that is ongoing in the Middle East. What is key, though, is that unlike Argentina, Iran is less concerned with attracting overseas house hunters: it currently has no listings on TheMoveChannel.com at all.

Both countries draw on appeal, featuring in 20 property-themed Google searches on May 2014, but accessibility is higher down in South America. While the football team is an intimating contender, though, on the property pitch, Argentina still looks a little bit (ahem) Messi.


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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