So what are the types of property Malta can offer ?
The most popular type of property and the most commonly purchased type of Real Estate in Malta would be apartments. Apartments for sale vary between two storey blocks and 9 storey blocks. Units with terraces and either sea or country views are obviously the most sought after. Besides these smaller stand alone blocks, we can also offer apartments for sale within larger complexes that offer extra facilities like communal gardens and pools, perhaps a marina, a car free environment and restaurants, supermarkets and other amenities on site. These developments are generally called Special Designated Areas and they offer better conditions to foreigners wishing to purchase property in Malta, such as no requirement for a permit to purchase (AIP permit) and the ability to purchase a number of units. Most of these larger complexes often enjoy very popular, prominent locations. The quality of build and finish is often extremely high in all newly built apartments
Houses of Character are also a popular choice of real estate in Malta. These can be converted farmhouses or old Palazzos where the old character and charm of the property as well as all the lovely architectural features such as old stone staircases, arched ceilings, etc. have been retained and the house has been modernised to offer all the modern finishes one would expect. Common and popular features would be a sunny central courtyard, thick stone walls, flagstone floors, lovely barrel vaulted entrance hallways and at times large gardens with pools. Houses of Character often have beautiful old limestone walls that have been exposed. They make lovely homes and most are located either within the villages towards the centre of the island or out in the countryside
Terraced Houses and Town Houses are in abundance. These types of property are in rows having neighbours on either side and usually with small front gardens and back yards or gardens. Sizes vary and Terraced houses offer a very practical real estate solution to people who do not wish to live within an apartment building, and yet do not want a very large house or villa. The older terraced houses are known as Town Houses and these are often identified by their wooden enclosed balconies on the façade of the house. Town houses often have beautiful old curved stone staircases and traditional Maltese patterned floor tiles.
One of the last types of property in Malta are Detached or Semi-Detached Villas or Bungalows. Typically these would be built on plots of land generally ranging from 300 sq metres to several thousand sq metres. The most common size though for a semi detached plot would be 500sqm and for a detached villa plot around 1000sqm. Villas can be purchased in a number of locations throughout the Islands and these are generally very good upmarket locations. Naturally, many of these properties come with swimming pools and there is a huge variety of styles from the more classical older properties to more modern contemporary designs with all the latest finishes.