A new study has revealed the countries in Europe which people in the UK looking to move abroad search for most frequently on Google and Spain has come number one

The research was conducted by British conveyancing solicitor firm Bird and Co, who analysed Google search data using the search terms “moving to (country name) from UK” for all 44 European countries.

From a buyer’s perspective, Google searches are good to give you an idea of what to expect from a property purchase abroad, but it is always advisable to visit your chosen country, especially out of season to get a feel for what it’s like during quieter times

Top most-searched countries are:

  1. Spain 1600
  2. Ireland 800
  3. Portugal 800
  4. France 700
  5. Germany 500
  6. Switzerland 450
  7. Norway 400
  8. Italy 350
  9. Greece 350
  10. Netherlands 300

Some of the most popular areas for British expats to buy a property in Spain are Alicante, Malaga, and Mallorca

If you are looking to buy a property in Spain and need a mortgage, email mark@vci-network.com for the latest criteria.