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Browse through our latest news update and articles related to the property market. Check out Esther’s fun blog insights on living and exploring Gozo


Through the keyhole – A finished gem – part 2

… The building that housed the old mill is now a hidden farmhouse, set at the end of a long driveway, and as you pass under the arched gateway, the drive opens out into a large courtyard, glistening white between ancient stone walls. Green foliage flourishes on all sides and a tall palm tree stands proud. Protected from the wind

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New Gozo buildings must have stone façades, PA says in new circular issued on Wednesday. Photo: PA

New Gozo buildings must have stone facades, PA says in new circular

The Planning Authority (PA) has issued a circular for architects announcing a new requirement for all new buildings in Gozo to have limestone facades, it said in a statement on Wednesday. It said that this was part of its effort to preserve, enhance and promote the unique spatial characteristics of Gozo, that make it distinct from mainland Malta. The circular,

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Gozo’s identity, its unique charm, peacefulness, authenticity as well as its natural beauty are disappearing. Photo: Daniel Cilia

Change is needed now in Gozo

The Gozo Regional Development Authority (GRDA) in the past months launched a new 10-year regional development strategy for Gozo. This strategy is being welcomed by the Għal Għawdex forum. The opening theme of this strategy, ‘An Island of Villages’, states: “Gozo has distinctive  characteristics both physical as well as social, that form part of Gozo’s heritage and its identity. Their

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File photo: Daniel Cilia

Gozo forum: We did not want stamp duty incentive removed for all property sales

Għal Għawdex says incentive should only end for apartment block developments A group of Gozitan organisations is urging the government to limit the increase in the stamp duty paid on Gozo properties to new builds. Last week, Times of Malta reported that a budget pledge to raise the stamp duty paid on Gozo properties outside of urban conservation areas has been

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Hundreds of apartments have mushroomed across all of Gozo. Photo: Daniel Cilia

Budget to remove tax incentive on Gozo properties

The government will remove a tax incentive for property purchases in Gozo in Monday’s Budget, in a bid to slow down the construction frenzy on the island. The move could provide rare reprieve for an island which has been facing relentless construction projects in the last number of years, sparking protests among Gozitan residents and environmentalists. That was partly attributed

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A three-bedroom apartment in Victoria cost an average of €800 per month versus €2,000 in Sliema. Photo:

Property prices rise most in Gozo as its stock also increases

25,000 apartments up for sale on Malta and Gozo’s market in last quarter Properties in Gozo showed the largest increase in asking price across the entire country in the last quarter of 2022 while the stock of properties on that island also rose, a report from Djar and EY reveals.  The average asking price in Gozo increased by 1.1 per

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Courtyard leading to garden

An almost fairytale house that’s large than life

Just 250 metres from Għarb church, in one of the quiet roads that eventually wind to Gozo’s immense limestone arch formation Wied il-Mielaħ, the front of this house boasts a wide front door in rich wine-red and a carved stone balcony with views across the fields beyond. It’s clear from the outset that this is an impressive village home, and

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The value of deeds signed in August totalled €280.1 million. Times of Malta file photo

Gozo came out top for property sales in August

Property deeds overall saw a 13% increase from 2021 A total 1,228 final deeds of sale relating to residential property were registered in August, 58 more than a year earlier, according to the National Statistics Office (NSO). The value of the deeds registered in August totalled €280.1 million, 13.1% more than the corresponding value recorded in August 2021.  A total

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File photo: Daniel Cilia

Most property deals in February were for residences in Gozo

A total 1,050 residential property deals were signed in February, 66 more than in the same month last year, the National Statistics Office said. Most were for property in Gozo. In the same month, 967 promise of sale agreements were signed, 383 fewer than in the same month last year. The NSO said that the value of the deeds totalled

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Views from upper terrace

Through the keyhole – Razzett with a view

Down a short wide alley off the main street in San Lawrenz, there’s a giant iron lamp beneath which an old wooden door hides a courtyard flooded with light and – in a country known for the extraordinary quality of light – seems to glow particularly bright. From a straightforward enclosed courtyard which is totally private, the external staircase rises

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Upper courtyard terrace

Through the Keyhole – The Y-front

A distinctive quirky frontage introduces a characterful old farmhouse in the heart of San Lawrenz: through the original external door, the wide cosy entrance way is ripe for a large-scale conversation piece – currently a perfectly-restored antique Norton motorbike stands proud on the traditional flag stones opposite an old well beneath golden arches. The hall leads to an intimate central

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