HOQ Newsletter - April / May 2020 - Issue 8
HOQ Newsletter - July 2020 - Issue 9
WHAT COVID-19 TAUGHT US
As Malta diligently deals with the challenges imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, we are learning how to live within a new normality which keeps us and the people around us safe. Local property prices keep showing resilience to shocks the economy may suffer, living up to their reputation as being sound and safe investments. In line with this patriotic note, we decided that this issue should focus on traditional Maltese homes. We trust you will find it to be of interest and simultaneously informative as well.
Nobody saw this coming and nobody could ever imagine how a virus could stop the entire world from function in 2020. Covid-19 has brought an entire planet to its knees and there is no doubt that some countries have paid very high prices for not taking the matter more seriously right when the first cases were identified.
Having said that, the pandemic has also presented us with some positive aspects which we previously ignored or were not aware of. Firstly, we learned to appreciate how a slower pace can make things that usually go unnoticed more apparent. Sipping a coffee at 6:30am on the terrace whilst enjoying a beautiful sunrise might not have been afforded a few months back when we were rushing to get kids ready for school. We learnt how important our private spaces are and how homes need to be able to be enjoyed in order to be appreciated. Being confined to our homes for weeks on end, we have had to turn our lounges into cinemas our kitchens into restaurants, our garages into gyms, our study into classrooms or offices, our gardens and terraces to the great outdoors. A property which we can call ‘Home’ must be able to offer pleasure and enjoyment. Covid -19 made us understand that Homes are there to be appreciated. Demand for properties having good indoor areas as well as some outdoor space that can be enjoyed (good-sized terraces, gardens, roof areas and sizeable courtyards) grew exponentially.
In line with these demands, we bring you a selection of the latest properties that offer these characteristics: properties that can truly make a comfortable home.
Wishing all the very best,
HOMES THAT CAN TRULY BE APPRECIATED
FARMHOUSE - M'XLOKK
For those looking for space and tranquility, this excellent, recently completely renovated FARMHOUSE/HOUSE OF CHARACTER is perhaps just the property that you have been looking for.
FARMHOUSE - SIGGIEWI
Set in peaceful, country & rural surroundings is this unique, impressive, very wide-fronted FARMHOUSE, commanding extensive country views and boasting a 5000sqm private garden with self-contained cottage
PENTHOUSE - MELLIEHA
A modern, very spacious and professionally designed, two-bedroom corner PENTHOUSE with an internal footprint of over 130sqm and a surrounding 170sqm terrace enjoying breathtaking views over Santa Maria Estate and the open sea.
HOUSE OF CHARACTER - SIGGIEWI - SOLE AGENTS
Located in the heart of this sought after Maltese village a beautifully converted HOUSE OF CHARACTER full of authentic features AS WELL AS TWO LARGE CELLARS UNDERLYING THE PROPERTY.
HOUSE OF CHARACTER - GHARGHUR
Tucked peacefully away in a quaint cul-de sac, in an urban conservation area, with most rooms overlooking the back garden with a swimming pool.
TERRACED HOUSE - M'SCALA
Located in a quiet area of this sought-after seaside village, with a surrounding garden giving natural light throughout and a one-car garage.
HOUSE OF CHARACTER - QRENDI
Double-fronted, converted HOUSE OF CHARACTER having a charming courtyard
SEMI-DETACHED VILLA - SAN PAWL TAT-TARGA
One of a kind, modern, corner SEMI-DETACHED VILLA set in one of the most sought-after areas of San Pawl tat-Targa.
SEMI-DETACHED VILLA - SAN PAWL TAT-TARGA
Located in a quiet alley and in the Urban Conservation Area of this sought-after village, having a footprint area of approx 600sqm, and a large 300sqm back garden with a pool and entertaining area.
APARTMENT - FORT ST. ANGELO
Beautiful SEAFRONT APARTMENT located right on the water's edge in a most desirable historic location, having antastic views of the Grand Harbour and the Kalkara Marina from its front terrace.
VILLA FOR SALE IN ATTARD
Recently refurbished DETACHED VILLA in one of the best parts of Attard in the vicinity of The Corinthia Palace Hotel.
THE ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE OF MALTA TOURISM
In Malta, tourism is responsible for about 15% of the GDP!
Tourist expenditure per capita for 2019 was €807
Total tourist expenditure
for 2019 in Malta was about €2.2 billion