New Zealand now ranks within the list of the top searched countries by Chinese keen on property investment abroad, reports Radio New Zealand News (14 July 2015). In this past year alone, of the 58 countries in which properties are listed on, New Zealand jumped from 12th spot to become the 5th most popular country on, said Dave Platter, Global PR & Communications Director. This large spike in interest can largely be explained by the low regulations for foreign property investors and the relatively inexpensive prices compared to other popular countries of investment.