Bulgaria Named Fastest Riser on World's Property Market
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Property prices in Bulgaria rose faster than anywhere else in the world in 2007, according to a survey by a leading British estate agency.
The European Union's newest member topped the latest Knight Frank Global Price Index with an annualised property price growth of 30.6 %. Bulgaria ranked three percentage points above the south-east Asian economic powerhouse of Singapore.
"Despite numerous concerns over the level of oversupply in a number of locations within Bulgaria - notably the winter ski resort of Bansko and selected coastal resort locations - Bulgaria has supplanted the previously top performing Baltic hotspot at the top of the Knight Frank league," the report declared.
Last year, the highest ranking country was Latvia, which saw property price growth of 56.9%. However, this dropped in 2007 to 10.9%, on concerns about overpricing in the Latvian capital, Riga.