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Malta's Residential Property Market in December 2023

In December 2023, Malta's residential property landscape showed a robust performance, reflecting a growing market with increased final deeds of sale and promise of sale agreements compared to the previous year. This article presents a deep dive into the latest figures, highlighting key trends that are shaping the Maltese real estate sector.

Malta Residential Property Market December 2023
Final Deeds and POS January 2021 to December 2023

The property market in Malta has always been a prime indicator of the country's economic health. The latest data from the National Statistics Office (NSO) confirms a positive trend in the residential real estate sector, with a notable increase in both final deeds of sale and promise of sale agreements.

During December 2023, 1,047 final deeds of sale were registered, marking a 2.5 per cent increase from 2022. This increase is significant as it reflects the continuous demand for residential properties in Malta. Interestingly, individual buyers represented a substantial majority of these transactions, indicating a strong consumer confidence in the market.

The promise of sale agreements also showed an upward trajectory with a 5.1 per cent rise, signalling sustained market activity. With 1,052 agreements registered, the appetite for property ownership remains high. The Northern Harbour and Northern Districts were the frontrunners, accounting for the highest number of transactions, while the Western and South Eastern Districts witnessed the least.

Malta Residential Property Market December 2023

San Pawl Il-Baħar, Birkirkara, and Tas-Sliema emerged as the top localities for promise of sale agreements, accounting for 18.0 per cent of the total agreements in December 2023. These localities are sought-after due to their unique offerings and lifestyle amenities, making them attractive to both local and international buyers.

As we delve into the fourth quarter of 2023, the number of promise of sale agreements totalled 3,508, a year-on-year increase of 4.6 per cent. This consistent growth across the quarters is a positive sign for the real estate market, presenting opportunities for both buyers and sellers.

The data from December 2023 reflects a healthy and growing residential property market in Malta. With increases in both final deeds of sale and promise of sale agreements, the market outlook remains positive, offering numerous opportunities for real estate professionals. As Malta continues to attract investment and interest in its property sector, now is an opportune time for agents to enhance their expertise and engage with a dynamic market.

Information obtained from

Malta Residential Property Market December 2023

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