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The Upsurge in Malta's Exclusive High-End Real Estate Sector


The Maltese real estate market is legendary for its sterling track record but it has experienced a significant surge in demand, particularly for luxury properties. Several interesting factors contribute to this trend, including the island's expanding economy and increased foreign investment. We take a look at some of the important influences that plays a role:

The Unparalleled Resilience of Luxury Properties

Malta's real estate market stands out globally for its remarkable resilience. This attribute positions Malta's homes, especially those in the luxury category, as secure long-term investments. Despite economic challenges such as that of 2008 and the recent pandemic, Malta's property prices have

demonstrated stability across various classes. Notably, the upper luxury segment has even witnessed growth, showcasing the robust nature of the Maltese property market and especially this segment during times of global flux.

The Role of Prime Locations and Upmarket Developments

Properties in the luxury real estate bracket in Malta is often distinguished by their spaciousness and breathtaking views of the sea or surrounding countryside. Modern luxury properties, primarily apartments and penthouses which are centrally located in areas like Sliema and St Julian's, feature iconic developments like the Portomaso Development and Marina , Mercury Towers and Pender Gardens. Then there’s the sought-after enclave of Madliena, situated to the north of the island where prices can reach millions of euros.

Valletta's Rising Luxury Scene

Valletta, the nation’s capital city, has emerged as another popular destination for luxury real estate. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it features historic landmarks like the Grand Harbour and the Palace of the Grand Masters. Valletta attracts investors with upgraded and refurbished townhouses offering some of the best views on the island. Many of these homes have found new life in being converted to boutique hotels, upmarket accommodation and Michelin-star restaurants and one particular development, Strickland House, is expected to set the bar for any future luxury properties in the capital city.

Stability amidst Economic Fluctuations

The popularity of Malta's top-end properties can be attributed to their resilience against economic turbulence, resulting in consistent high prices. These properties, with limited availability at times, offer excellent long-term investment potential and prove less susceptible to price volatility during economic uncertainties. This makes properties in this category a favourite go-to hedge for wealthy investors.

Malta’s Economic Stability and Low Taxation

Although luxury real estate in Malta may be comparatively expensive, the high quality of the properties justifies their pricing. Ranging from €1 million and upwards, these properties offer stable and lucrative returns. Investing in Malta real estate comes with additional benefits, including economic stability, a low tax regime and a high standard of living. The island's membership of the European Union provides access to the single market and appeals to individuals and companies alike. Owning a luxury property can also form part of one’s path to several of the residency programs or even citizenship. Read more about the various residency programs here.

Modern Luxury in Special Designated Areas

When it comes to what is classed in Malta as Special Designated Areas, we see the offering of fantastic privileges and exemptions to foreign buyers and almost all of these properties are predominantly in the luxury class due to their size, location and construction quality.

Utilising modern technology and high-quality fixtures, luxury properties in Special Designated Areas such as Tigne Point, Fort Cambridge, St Angelo Mansions, Smart City and many others provide

comfort and convenience. These areas offer a selection of luxury apartments for sale, catering to diverse preferences. Read more about the Special Designated Areas here.

Luxury Property Rentals

The demand for luxury rental properties, particularly apartments and houses, has seen a significant increase among wealthy expatriates. Recognising the market's impressive track record, investors find the combination of capital growth potential and rental returns in Malta's luxury property market to be an attractive and lucrative investment option.

Homes of Quality is proud to be operate in the high end of the Malta real estate market, where properties are unique and to be found nowhere else. We are part of the Frank Salt Real Estate Group and can provide you with service, expertise and a full-rounded service like no-one else. Visit us at 211 Tower Road, Sliema or call us on (+356) 2277 0620, alternatively email us at