There's been a huge spike in Americans searching for London property since the US election

 
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Remember when searches for Irish passports broke the Irish embassy website after Brexit?

Well, it seems anti-Trump Americans have set their sights rather further - after property portal Zoopla reported a 45 per cent spike in traffic to its website from the US in the hours after the Presidential election result was announced.

According to Zoopla, traffic from the US was 45.3 per cent higher than on average for the past 30 days on 9 November, and 25.5 per cent higher than the average for the past six months.

"Early indications show that Americans may be looking at setting their sights on the British property market as the election result brings uncertainty for some," said spokesman Lawrence Hall.

"Unsurprisingly London tops the list of the most popular search terms with American home movers over the last six months and several locations in the hotly sought-after prime central London market - including Chelsea, Hampstead and Marylebone - are some of the capital's most searched for residential areas by Americans.”

The good news for Yanks who want to move to Blighty is that aforementioned prime central London market is a relative bargain: figures by Knight Frank in August suggested prices had fallen 1.5 per cent year-on-year.

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