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Is RightmoveOverseas the right place to advertise international property?

It’s a fact that Rightmove Overseas is one of the most visited property websites in the UK for people buying abroad, investing in overseas property or looking to buy a holiday home. The international property section of Rightmove’s has a growing audience mainly from the UK. Righgmove.co.uk is the most visited property portal in the UK featuring a high percentage of UK estate agents listings. The crucial difference between the overseas section and the main site is that like Homesgofast.com it will accept advertising directly from private individuals. 


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International property at Rightmove

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RightmoveOverseas is much like Homesgofast.com in that majority international property listings are from the following countries, attracting UK buyers in their thousands each day.

  1. Spain
  2. France
  3. Portugal
  4. Italy
  5. Barbados

However, areas such as the Caribbean and South America including Panama, Honduras and Brazil have consistently been popular with international buyers

Spanish property on RightmoveOverseas

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full search report created by Rightmove showing overseas property trends includes some of the most searched areas in Spain. Spanish property remains a firm favourite with UK buyers. Spain’s proximity to the UK, easy access, lower property prices, food, culture and of course the weather makes Spain the No.1 place to buy property abroad. The best places to buy in Spain are often the ones that people search the most on overseas property portals such as Homesgofast.com, Zoopla Overseas.

Spain popular with Rightmove Overseas users

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Spanish property on the property portal is most popular. As many as 750,000 Britons live in Spain for at least part of the year. Spain suffered one of the sharpest economic downturns in the eurozone crisis, sending property prices spiralling. Many had ploughed retirement savings into a dream home in the sun, but suddenly found themselves heavily indebted and holding an asset that was worth a fraction of what they paid for it. The most popular destinations are the sun-kissed coastal areas, with some communities in Alicante and Marbella dominated by English-speaking residents. Rightmove.co.uk says that it is the ‘grey-pound’ that is driving the market. Britons aged between 55 and 64 are the most active in Spain, making up almost half of all enquiries about holiday homes. Those aged between 45 and 54 make a third of all requests.

Popular areas of Spain according to searches made at Homesgofast.com

Calabria, Catalonia, Costa Blanca, Costa Calida, Costa De Almeria, Costa de la luz, Cost del Sol, Costa Tropical, Costa Verde, Ibiza, Mallorca, Minorca, Murcia, Tenerife and Valencia

” TV shows and exhibitions that highlight cheap property to buy in Spain can cause a surge of property searches on Homesgofast.com, these searches are made by property investors and those seeking to either buy a second home abroad or to relocate overseas”  

Nick Marr founder Homesgofast.com 

Property in Spain and UK Buyers

Most British don’t “borrow” money to buy their property. In fact, 63% of buyers use personal assets to finance their purchase against 23% who take out a mortgage. Equity release means that owners use their property to fund the purchase. Basically, the British owner retains use of their British property and receives a steady stream of income (or lump sum payment) on its value to pay for their new home in Spain. As the third party equity provider will need to be paid back, the lender’s house or apartment becomes their property upon death.

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Where are the popular areas in France to buy property? 

Some of the most popular searches for French property are:

  • Alps Alpes property
  • Brittany property
  • Dordogne property
  • French Riveria
  • Gascony property
  • Gironde property
  • Limousin property
  • Loire Valley property
  • Normande property
  • Provence property
  • Pyrenees property
  • Tuscany property

French authorities say that about 12.5m Brits visit France each year, the UK Office of National Statistics (ONS) believes that the figures there were 8.8m visits (both leisure and business) made to the country in 2014.

In fact, if you take the ONS’s word for it, the British now love Spain even more with their spreadsheets showing more than 12m Britons went there in 2014. That’s a figure accepted by Abta, the association of travel agents and tour operators, who believe Spain was already proving more popular than France way back in 2002. But France will always be up there as a great place to visit and buy French property.

Rightmove Overseas Reviews

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Like all established websites and indeed services consumers expect to see reviews from users that have experienced the services themselves. Reviews can give an indication into the quality of service that someone may expect to receive. Consumers need to be aware that some review sites make money from featuring bad reviews and competitors can post unreasonable reviews as part of knocking down the competition. Overall looking for reviews can only help you balance your decision to use a service as it provides more information beyond that of the promotional material you will recive from the business itself.

We could not find reviews about Rightmove Overseas however homeowners and international agents can find Rightmove reviews  at TrustPiliot 

More about Overseas property from Homesgofast.com

Advertising overseas property on Rightmove

Rightmove Overseas feature a range of vendors including overseas property estate agents, developers and private owners who have property for sale all over the world. Whether you’re interested in villas in Spain, gites in France, farmhouses in Italy, golf property in Portugal or condos in the USA, you will find them all on Rightmove Overseas.

Did You Know?

Rightmove.co.uk was started in 2000 by the top four corporate estate agencies at the time: Countrywide, Connells, Halifax and Royal and Sun Alliance. The website was initially free to list with charging introduced in January 2002. The service offering was extended to new homes developers in 2002 and in 2004 we began charging lettings agents. 2006 brought further change with the company floating on the London Stock Exchange in March 2006 at £3.35 a share.

UK property

Its a fact that the UK property market is dominated by Rightmove, its strength as a place for estate agents to generate leads is without question. This dominates in the search engines and as a household name for users has put the property portals in a powerful position. The property website has increased its prices to beyond what many British estate agents felt comfortable. The hard pressed and disgruntled estate agents sort a solution to help break Rightmoves grip on the UK housing market by setting up their own portal called OnTheMarket.com. To date, this has not really made much of an impact, in fact, the portal that took the brunt of the damage was in Zoopla.

HomeAway.co.uk and Rightmove Overseas

2014 saw the Overseas property portal Rightmove Overseas and holiday rentals website HomeAway announce their a partnership agreement which they say enables them both to provide greater opportunities for existing and prospective holiday home owners and travellers. The partnership is designed to strengthen HomeAway’s position as a leading holiday rentals portal for holiday home owners and holidaymakers, enabling them to raise awareness of the holiday rental industry to customers buying property abroad. More here

Serving the overseas property sector since 2004

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Homesgofast.com has been online since 2004 and has helped put hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers together online from all over the world. Featuring hundreds of thousands of international listings users will find listings not seen on other foreign property sites. Buyers can sign up for property alerts and be the first one to know when a vendor, agent or developer adds a new international property. 

Rightmove Overseas

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