Types of Properties in Malta that will Give You Full Pleasure of Living in the Lovely Country
Buying a property at a holiday destination like Malta is a great investment. You have amazing options like getting settled permanently at the beautiful holiday destination, visiting it once or twice in a year when you need not find a hotel as you own a property there or renting it to other travelers and make an extra income.
As you know, Malta is an island country, an archipelago, and despite being small has a great variety of interesting places, landscapes, seascapes and fun things to do. No wonder, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations. Buying a property here is profitable from many points of view. Here are the types of properties you can buy in Malta.
British call them flats and Americans apartments, they are widely available in Malta as well as Gozo. This type of accommodation became popular mainly during the British rule, before which farmhouses, townhouses and character houses were more in use. Naturally, buildings of apartments have a British influence. Rates are fairly stable, but rise and fall have affected various areas of Malta.
Majority of townhouses in Malta belong to pre-war or post-war areas and were characteristic in some localities like Sliema. Today they are not as common here as they were before. But still there are townhouses for sale in Malta.
Townhouses can be recognized by many features like wooden apertures, windows, doors, balconies etc. Typically, the façade was kept like the original limestone so as to allow townhouse owners to get their wooden apertures painted in complementing colours such as blue, green, red etc. Majority of these houses also included wrought-iron gates and also a plaque just next to the house number depicting a saint or similar.
These townhouses standing neatly in a row are characteristic to Malta. If you are planning to buy one, remember to look for the typical features like colourful and patterned tiles, a lovely back garden etc.
A masionette is similar to an apartment in that it is a part of a large building, but the difference is that it has got a separate entrance from outside the building whereas to enter an apartment we have to first enter the building, i.e. it has got its entrance from inside the building. They are becoming popular in Malta for their bungalow-like layout and independent entrance.
A penthouse is an apartment on the highest floor of an apartment block but they are different from an apartment in that they are more luxuriously furnished. Due to the panoramic view they give, they too are becoming popular in Malta.
A character house is the one which has traditional architecture and features like arches, stone, patterned tiles, courtyards and troughs that make these houses special. Some character houses in Malta are over 500 years old and are known for their attention to details and skilful craftsmanship.
Plus there are terraced houses, farmhouses and villas too in Malta among which you can choose according to your choice and budget. All in all, Malta has a wide choice of properties and you can choose one which will give you full pleasure of this lovely country.