Luxury Living

Distinctive Living Spotlight: Shanghai

22 May , 2015  

Shanghai skyline

‘China is a land where anyone can indulge their inner Marco Polo.’ Since the days of Marco Polo to the reign of Kublai Khan, China has been attracting foreigners to its frontiers – and no part of China has done this more successfully, perhaps, than that least Chinese of Chinese cities, Shanghai. In a feature […]

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International Luxury Real Estate News,Malta,Malta Luxury Real Estate News,Malta SIR,Malta SIR Office,Malta SIR Partners

All the way from Seattle: Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty in Malta

18 May , 2015  

Malta SIR

Scott Wasner and Moira E. Holley, founding directors of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty based in Seattle Washington, have visited our island and met with Malta Sotheby’s International Realty. Realogics SIR is the region’s premier full-service real estate brokerage and an award-winning marketing firm servicing exceptional properties throughout the Greater Seattle, Eastside and Bainbridge Island markets. […]

International Luxury Real Estate News,Malta Luxury Real Estate News,Malta SIR Partners,Real Estate News,Relocating to Malta

Can Malta keep up with the Ultra Wealthy?

18 May , 2015  

Malta Sotheby's Realty

Did you know that 6% of the global Ultra High Net Worth population is expatriated? The Ultra Wealthy are on the move and Sotheby’s International Realty dutifully set out to trace their footsteps and find out more about their preferred locations and explain their movements. After putting the pieces together, we found out that Malta […]

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Art,Auction,Luxury Living

Sotheby’s goes to sale in Paris and London

15 May , 2015  

Sotheby's London Auction

Sotheby’s is going to sale in Europe, Asia and America this spring. The June-July edition of Art & Home features some of the most prominent pieces for sale and up for auction across different parts of the world throughout this season from renowned artists such as Sir Frederic Leighton and Marc Chagall and featuring Contemporary […]

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Malta Luxury Real Estate News

Designing a Legacy with Francis Sultana

14 May , 2015  

Francis Sultana's drawing room

Maltese-born world-class designer Francis Sultana was featured last month in an exclusive interview given to Gareth Williams for Art & Home, published by Sotheby’s International Realty. Francis Sultana is based in London as a furniture and interior designer and artistic director of David Gill Galleries. Since moving to London at the age of nineteen to […]

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Malta,Malta Luxury Real Estate News,Real Estate News

First time buyers: Malta Property Tax Waiver Scheme Extended

12 May , 2015  

Maltese door knob

The Ministry of Finance has announced that as stated in the Budget, the first time property-buyers scheme will be extended until the end of June. Beneath this scheme, those buying their first property are exempted from the 3.5% stamp duty applicable on the first €150,000 of the property price. This means that the deadline for […]

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Malta,Malta Luxury Real Estate News,Real Estate News

Attention Developers & Buyers: New Lift Safety Rules and Regulations

11 May , 2015  

Elevators

The new EU lifts directive affecting lift safety rules and regulations is set to come into effect on April 20, 2016 – less than a year from now. The new directive will affect property buyers and developers as these need to ensure that all lift projects present in an apartment building and the building’s design […]

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Malta Luxury Real Estate News

Selling or leasing property in Malta? A new regulation has come into effect.

8 May , 2015  

balcony-furniture-malta

The new regulation states that whoever is about to sell or lease a property in Malta is bound to present an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) to the prospective tenant demonstrating the level of the building’s energy efficiency. The certificate is valid for 10 years after the date of issue and needs to: be presented on […]

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Malta Luxury Real Estate News

Behind the Walls and Closed Doors of Malta’s Silent City

7 May , 2015  

In every Malta tourist guide book and ‘Top 10 Attractions’ and ‘Places to Visit’ list, you will find it there – Mdina, Malta’s old capital, the Silent City. You cannot plan a trip to Malta without coming across beautiful imagery of its commanding skyline or its characteristic narrow, twisty lanes. The city once built to […]

History & Culture,Malta

Home is where the heart is – The fate of the Queen’s old home in Malta

4 May , 2015  

Detail of the facade of Villa Guardamangia today.

As Malta anticipates the Royal visit set to happen in November, much heated debate surrounding the current state of the Queen’s old home on the outskirts of Valletta has arisen and caught public attention. After prominent Maltese commentators publicly expressed their views, the government was led to express its position with regards to the possible […]

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International Luxury Real Estate News,Media

Sotheby’s International Realty Wins ‘Best in Category’ in Franchise Satisfaction for Eighth Consecutive Year

4 May , 2015  

Sotheby' s International Realty

Malta Sotheby’s International Realty this week announced that the Sotheby’s International Realty brand won Franchise Business Review’s Best in Category for Real Estate Franchisee Satisfaction award for the eighth year in a row. The Best in Category award measures franchisee satisfaction with their franchisors and is part of the 10th annual Franchisee Satisfaction Awards presented […]

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