Luxury Living

Combining Whisky and Distinctive Living

29 Feb , 2016  

In setting out to present the various aspects of distinctive living on the Maltese Islands in the second edition of the property portfolio published annually, Malta Sotheby’s International Realty speaks to Sandy Hyslop, Ballantine’s 5th Master Blender, about how to combine whisky and distinctive living. What are the essential elements for a truly distinctive whisky? […]

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Sotheby’s International Realty Network Reports Record-Breaking Year in 2015

26 Feb , 2016  

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates (SIR), LLC reported that affiliated brokers and professionals in 2015 achieved around $80 billion dollars in home sales collectively. The brand recorded over 100,000 transactions – the highest annual sale volume ever recorded in its history and a 13% increase over 2015. News from the growing global network The global network […]

Interior Design,Luxury Living

Inspired by: Distinctive Character

24 Feb , 2016  

House of Character in Naxxar

This month’s inspiration comes from homes with a remarkable and unique charm. In the home as much as in matters of love, aesthetics capture the eye, but it is character that really captivates the heart, and traditional Maltese homes are well-known for this. Sometimes it happens that you walk into a place and it’s almost […]

Malta,Malta Luxury Real Estate News,Real Estate News

Maltese Government Proposes Amendment to Inherited Property Law

17 Feb , 2016  

Town house in Sliema

At the moment, the number of vacant properties around the Maltese Islands is estimated to be around 40,000. Many such properties, after being closed up for a long time end up derelict or targets of vandalism. One of the major reasons why Malta has such a large number of empty properties is that many of […]

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Designer’s Insight: Perfectly Balanced Living Spaces with Michael Smith

16 Feb , 2016  

Michael Smith Living Room

In an interview for Art & Home magazine, published by Sotheby’s International Realty, Meghan Dailey speaks with celebrated designer Michael S Smith about what it means to ‘curate’ a house and how to create living spaces that are balanced out. In 2009, Michael S Smith was selected by the Obama family to redesign the living […]

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World’s most expensive property sold through Sotheby’s International Realty

15 Feb , 2016  

WT Waggoner Ranch

The historic W.T. Waggoner Texas Ranch has been sold at the staggering price of $725 million dollars (approx. €650 million) through Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, the luxury real estate brand’s affiliate and exclusive representative of this property on the market. The ranch was originally established by Daniel Waggoner and his son William Thomas “Tom” Waggoner […]

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Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Announces Launch of 2016 Marketing Programme

11 Feb , 2016  

The voice of luxury real estate

Malta Sotheby’s International Realty, announced the launch of the brand’s 2016 marketing programme designed to reach a global audience of qualified luxury real estate consumers.  The marketing plan is designed to reach a global audience of real estate intenders through the development and curation of content and the utilisation of video, as well as mobile […]

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Extraordinary Living: Inside a Contemporary Luxury Villa, Tal-Ibraġġ

8 Feb , 2016  

Contemporary Luxury Villa in Tal-Ibragg

Think wide spaces, think sprawling views. This home luxuriates in its open spaces and huge clear glass windows allowing the light and astounding views inside. Any homeowner has the possibility to revel in all the ways that this home is ideal to create a custom living space, completely tailored to one’s unique lifestyle. The villa, fully-detached […]

History & Culture,Localities,Malta,Malta Lifestyle

7 Romantic Things to do in Malta in February

8 Feb , 2016  

Azure Window at Dwejra in Gozo

Well-loved by its inhabitants and having captivated the hearts of rulers, governors and visitors alike throughout the centuries, Mediterranean Malta continues today to steal the hearts of all those who set out to discover what the island has to offer. Remarkably rich in character, friendly in nature and surrounded by inviting waters, Malta is the […]

Luxury Living,Malta Luxury Real Estate News

New and Notable Luxury Properties | January 2016

3 Feb , 2016  

Villa in Madliena

From astounding houses nestled around Malta’s oldest village cores to an authentic rustic home tucked away in the countryside, this month’s collection of luxury homes available for sale features some of the finest homes on the island. Tucked away in the countryside on the outskirts of the traditional Maltese village of Dingli, this haven of a home […]

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Live the Lifestyle at 14 East

2 Feb , 2016  

Malta lifestyle at 14 East

Malta’s growing appeal to foreigners who are attracted to the local lifestyle and decide to work and live here is also being mirrored in the growth of its luxury real estate market. High-rise luxury developments, particularly high-rise buildings situated close to the waterfront in towns where business and leisure activity is high, are being increasingly […]

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Nearly €2.5 billion in Promises of Sales on Maltese Properties in 2015

2 Feb , 2016  

Malta luxury real estate

Throughout 2015, 13,600 promises of sales on property were carried out, amounting to nearly €2.5 billion worth of property being signed for – an unprecedented high. The next highest value was registered the year before, at €1.6 billion in 2014, however the discrepancy between 2014 and 2015 remains something to consider. This information was provided […]