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.
The Netherlands have emerged as a favourite for the World Cup, thanks to the team’s potent striking force of Van Persie and Robben. But on the property pitch, Mexico has all the attacking power in its favour.
Mexico’s house price growth is significantly healthier than that of the Netherlands, where prices have slipped 2.1 per cent in the last 12 months amid slumping demand and economic worries. Indeed, Mexico’s housing market is far more awake, with values jumping 5 per cent year-on-year in Q1 2014 (Knight Frank).
International appeal is a much closer struggle, with 60 searches made for “property in Mexico” in May 2014 compared to 50 for “property in the Netherlands”. But Mexico’s sellers are more willing to sell real estate, with 12 listings on TheMoveChannel.com versus 4. That combination of stronger price growth, more homes on the market and higher interest fuelled 0.11 per cent of enquiries on the portal in 2013. The Netherlands, though, received no enquiries at all. The result? A 5-0 whitewash that highlights just how relatively strong Mexico’s property market can appear alongside one of Europe’s sleepier destinations.
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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