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Limassol suburbs flourish as the city ages

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Out of the total of 52,259 buildings in the city and suburbs of Limassol, approximately 806 are new properties up to 10 years old, but the majority are over 50.

In the category of 10-20 years, there are 1503 properties, while in the 20-30 years category, there are 11,264 properties.

Ask Wire, a company that combines expertise in the real estate sector with the utilisation of technology, has analysed the data that reveals the age of buildings in Limassol.

The analysis showcases the trajectory of residential development over time, as well as the areas that are experiencing growth.

Additionally, construction works have commenced for 163 apartment buildings from January 2022 to March 2023.

Out of these, 65 (40%) are in the Municipality of Limassol, 29 (18%) in the Municipality of Yermasoyia, and 21 (13%) in the Municipality of Agios Athanasios.

Based on the findings of Ask Wire, it is evident that there has been increased residential development in the western areas of Limassol, specifically in the Erimi and Zakaki regions near the casino resort.

In the eastern areas, there is a noticeable residential development in the Agia Fyla and Papa tourist areas.

Closer to the city centre and the surrounding municipalities/communities, there is naturally a higher number of older buildings.

Specifically, there are 18,571 buildings in the 30-50 years category and 20,115 buildings in the 50+ years category.

Building Age Number of Buildings
1-10 806
10-20 1503
20-30 11.264
30-50 18.571
50+ 20.115
Total 52.259

Considering the significant population growth in the city in 2022, which absorbed an estimated 40,000 individuals who settled in Cyprus, along with the number of properties, it explains the continued increase in prices for both buying and renting.

According to Ask Wire data for the first quarter of 2023, rental prices for apartments and houses in Limassol increased by 1.78% and 4.17%, respectively, on an annual basis, while prices for buying apartments and houses also saw an increase of 3.29% and 2% respectively.

Pavlos Loizou, CEO of Ask Wire, said: “The picture of residential development is as expected in a city where the oldest buildings are concentrated in the city centre, and as you move outward, the age of the properties decreases.

“However, there are also the traditional cores in the villages surrounding the city of Limassol, such as Agios Athanasios and Polemidia, which are now part of the wider city of Limassol while retaining some of their characteristics.

“The analysis by Ask Wire presents the areas with the highest potential and shows in real-time and detail how the city and its dynamics are changing, such as the growing/expanding areas and population density.

“These findings are particularly significant for entrepreneurs operating in sectors such as commerce and hospitality, as well as for real estate investors, construction companies, and building materials sales companies”.