According to Land and Surveys Department figures published by Phileleftheros on Sunday, there were 9242 property sales in 2018 compared to 3676 in 2013.
Close to half the sales were to non-Cypriots who showed a preference primarily for Limassol it added.
Last year saw 508 more property sales that 2017 and 2361 more than in 2016.
November was the busiest month in 2018 with 925 sales followed by July (896), June (858), May (828) and December (800). August sales were...