How do we achieve these rankings? We have also looked at the online advice features and buying guides you are looking at too.
So where do most of you really want to buy? Regular subscribers will be pretty familiar with our list, although there has been a bit of mid-table movement.
Spain remains our favourite holiday home destination by some stretch and the market has picked back up at an impressive pace over the past year. So what is hot and what is not?
MojacarBedar, Arboleas and Albox are all in the top ten. But topping our fastest rising in popularity locations this year is Lanzarotea great option for some cheap winter sun.
Ibiza is even in there too — this Balearic island is still having a moment. And you are spoiled for choice in the largest nation in Western Europe — and the most visited country in the world — whether you are seeking sun, mountain, rolling hills or chic cities, and with several distinct climates, from Maritime in the west and north-west, to Mediterranean in the south-east, while the mountain Homes abroad to buy of the AlpsPyrenees and Massif Central have their own microclimates.
The hot spots this year are dominated by some old favourites in the south-west: Madeira is also on the move upwards, as a European alternative to the Caribbean. It is also interesting to note that a destination on the Silver Coast is one of our biggest movers: A vast choice of ancient hill-top towns, medieval cities and characterful farmhouses are now within easy reach thanks to low-cost airlines not just Ryanair!
However this is beginning to change, and prices are showing signs of recovering in the cities especially. The quality of life is hard to beat. Florida attracted a record million tourists in meaning there are great opportunities to rent your property out to holiday-makers, whether New Yorkers, Canadian snowbirds or northern Europeans.