primelocation.com says cold UK weather is continuing to drive property hunters to search for homes overseas. According to the portal, searches on its international section increased by 134 percent between January 2009 and January 2010, and by 25 percent compared to December 2009.
Figures from primelocation.com show users were particularly interested in Australian property, moving Australia from 11th to sixth place on a list of the most searched-for destinations.
Cyprus, Turkey, and Bulgaria also attracted plenty of attention, registering search percentage increases of 55 percent, 55 percent, and 60 percent respectively.
"The upsurge in interest in international property show no sign of abating," said Ann Wright, International Development Manager of Primelocation International. "January is the third consecutive month to have recorded an annual increase in searches of more than 100 percent."