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Island Properties: Creating a Solution for the Maltese Property Market

Co-founder of Island Properties, Cecil McCarthy sat down with iGaming Times to discuss the Maltese property market, together with its issues and a solution. Due to the mass migration of foreign industry to Malta over the last decade, the local property market has seen both a boom and inflation. Because of this, the value of…

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HSBC’s Discussion on Residential Real Estate

On 6th May 2019, HSBC invited Island Properties to attend their annual networking event for real estate agents. HSBC’s Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Daniel Robinson began by explaining the changes that the bank has experienced over the past year. He stated that over the past year, HSBC’s improved products have lead to…

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Are Malta’s Living Costs the Same as London?

Not quite… In recent studies on rental prices over Europe, Malta was seen to be situated in the middle region of the list. As one of Europe’s fastest growing economy the Maltese property market has been on the rise. This is mainly thanks to the Individual Investor Programme (IIP), introduced in the November 2013 budget,…

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The New Housing Benefit Scheme

As of 1 January 2019, the government introduced their new scheme worth €5 million with the aim of helping up to 1,800 families with low incomes in finding residential properties. This new residential scheme is part of the implementation of electoral and budgetary measures. This updated scheme aims to provide benefits in order to make…

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The Green Buildings 2020 Conference

Last month, Island Properties attended the Green Buildings 2020 conference. The ‘2020 package‘ discussed includes a set of required legislation in order to ensure that the EU nations meet their climate and energy targets for the year 2020. Within this ‘package’ are three key targets: 20% cut in greenhouse gas emissions, from those of 1990…

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The 2019 Budget at a Glance

What does the 2019 budget have to say about property owners, first-time buyers, social housing and white paper on property? Fred Grech describes and summarises the statements. Those concerned about missing out on the first- or second-time buyers’ scheme will be revealed to hear that they have again been extended to cover 2019. First time…

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Island Properties at Cityscape Global 2018

Between 2-4th October 2018, Island Properties proudly formed a part of the vast number of participants at The Cityscape Global Conference at the Dubai World Trade Center, UAE. Cityscape Global is internationally acclaimed for being the largest and most influential real estate investment and development event for emerging markets. Together with a broad variety of…

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Malta beats Hong Kong in Global Home-Price Gains

According to a Knight Frank LLP Global House Price Index on the June quarter, Malta beats Hong Kong as the territory or country with the highest residential price gains. The study tracked price movements in the property market among 57 countries and compared data from the same quarter in 2017. Housing prices in Malta rose…

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New Scheme for Social Housing Residents

New Scheme for Social Housing Residents

Elderly residents who live in social housing can now obtain a 20% discount on nursing home costs with the new government scheme. A new, voluntary scheme launched last Monday stated that social housing residents who choose to return their home to the state when moving into a nursing home will receive a 20% discount. Residents…

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