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Spain most-searched real estate destination

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In an analysis of 1.4 million Google searches during September, real estate business portal Globaledge on Monday announced that Spain was the most-searched international property destination among English-speaking Internet users. According to the study, "Spain and its towns and regions outstripped France, which came second, by a ratio of over two to one." The most popular locations in Spain are Tenerife, Mallorca and Costa Blanca, all of which were more popular than Paris, the most-searched location in France, the study found. "Most people in the overseas property industry would put France and Spain on a par, but these results suggest Spanish property is considerably more popular than previously thought," Ashley Rigg, Globaledge's managing director, said in a statement. Most surprising, according to the study, was Portugal's position at the bottom of the list of 11 countries/regions, representing just 3 percent of the total searches. "Althoug...