The Malta property market offers potential buyers properties from traditional architecture to the modern.There are many available properties for sale in Malta.

Are you looking for something unique with loads of character, then you can opt for one of the many houses of character or townhouses situated all over the island. Alternatively, an apartment might be the right property for you if you are looking for practicality, an ideal first-time buy or a holiday home.

Here is a list of the available property types that can be found on the islands, with something that will suit everyone’s taste, budget and needs.

Apartments and penthouses

  • These are the most easy to rent out, due to their lock-up and go characteristics, making them very desirable amongst tourists.
  • Apartments can range in size from a small lock-up-and-go studio to a large 7-bedroom unit of monumental proportions. Apartments are low-maintenance and generally will have a minimum of two balconies, one from the front leading off the living area and one from the master bedroom at the back. Sometimes both balconies will be on the front.
  • Luxury apartments located on or near the beach offering sea views are favoured by affluent locals and international buyers alike, as it is usually close to popular shopping areas, restaurants and a favourite location frequented by café society.

Villas or larger houses

  • Larger properties or villas are popular with families as most come with a pool. Villas can be old and traditional or modern and minimalistic, while one can find many un-renovated bargains as well.
  • Villas are perfect for bigger or extended families villas as they have entertainment areas, places to relax and even area to conduct business meetings.
  • Villas often have extra land accommodating gardens, swimming pools and lots of additional parking.
  • Rooms are large in size and include reception areas, dining rooms, or even ballrooms.
  • Villas often have spectacular views but can also be closely situated to neighbours such as those found in the prestigious suburb of Iklin. Mellieha in the north has some of the best on offer with stunning views while Attard’s classic villas are set on expansive grounds amidst well-established gardens.
  • Villas are ideal for business ventures such as small boutique hotels, embassies, guest houses and more. The surrounding neighbourhoods are usually discreet, quiet and tranquil.
  • Villas normally have a minimum of three to eight bedrooms.
  • Highly sought-after, updated villas usually feature in the luxury sector of the property market and come with security systems and all the other mod-cons.

Houses of Character

  • One of the fastest capital appreciation sectors of the real estate market in Malta, the demand for houses of character for sale in Malta has soared the last 2 years.
  • Adorned with traditional features such as vaulted ceilings, original stonework, mill rooms and much more, Malta’s Houses of Character can date back half a millennium and offer a stunning look into Malta’s history. Each house of character for sale in Malta is truly unique.
  • Unconverted properties can be expertly restored and suited to discerning tastes, and converted houses are equipped with the conveniences of modern-day living.
  • Essentials such as ventilation, plumbing, waterproofing and electrics may be required for unrenovated houses of character.
  • Due to a limited supply, prices increased substantially and due to Covid-19 there’s a renewed demand for outdoor space which most houses of character have.
  • Houses of character usually require more maintenance and upkeep due to their age.
  • Houses of character are to be found all over Malta and some date back hundreds of years and therefore are full of historic features.
  • Constructed to accommodate larger families, these properties usually have anywhere from two to four bedrooms.
  • Houses of character usually have inner or back courtyards, offering respite and shade during the hot summers and easy access to nearly all the rooms
  • In the case where it qualifies as a historic building, sympathetic upgrading is key.

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