Summer has been a busy time for Lead Galaxy, with an all-new look launched for TheMoveChannel.com’s listings, plus video support, but we kept one eye out for August’s Top of the Props release.
Why? Because it covered Bulgaria – and the last time that happened (in summer 2011), it sparked a debate across the internet about whether the country’s property market could be trusted.
So while the office heated up with activity, we braced ourselves for the warming up of the online controversy engine… and nothing happened. Bulgarian news outlets and the property media pounced on the chart as usual. Others contacted us for specific quotes about more subtle interpretations of the data.
Selected press coverage
Thailand “most popular in Asia” for property buyers – The Phuket Gazette
Olympic effort by Bulgaria – The Galloway Gazette
Bulgaria ranked 8th most popular property destination – Novinite
Bulgaria is in top most popular property destinations in the world in July – BulgarianProperties
Cyprus ranked in top 10 countries – Cyprus Property News
Florida dominates US overseas property investments – Property Guru
Florida dominates US overseas property investments – InvestmentandRealEstate
But it was only at the end of the month that we spotted the real area of controversy: not Bulgaria, but Cyprus.
Discussion began in earnest on one Cyprus property website.
“Cyprus rose by two places but note they were elevated by others dropping down,” said one user.
“Watch out for Syria or maybe [sic]Afghansitan in [sic]mext month’s table,” said another. “It is interesting also that Bulgaria is still placed above Cyprus!! Another country where dodgy practices were exposed a number of years back.”
You can’t please all of the people all the time. But you can get some of the people talking, some of the time.
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