Shutter Triss Repair

Shutter Triss Repair

Posted on 16. Feb, 2011 by .

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Trissim, otherwise known as shutters or blinds are standard window treatments in most homes in Israel. They are made of slabs of aluminium that are bound together and usually white or off-white, bronze or olive green in color.   Trissim do a fantastic job of turning day into night when you want to take a [...]

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Tax changes for the Israeli real estate market in 2011

Tax changes for the Israeli real estate market in 2011

Posted on 11. Jan, 2011 by .

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Israel is in the process of enacting a number of tax changes for 2011 in an effort to cool down spiraling Israel real estate prices and boost the supply of housing in the country. Some of the tax changes, which have come into effect from January 1 this year, will make it more expensive for investors to buy property in Israel, and others are intended to accelerate the sale of apartments and encourage new construction. Most of the tax changes are still in the process of a legislative procedure but are expected to be applied retroactively from January 1, 2011.

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Jerusalem municipality approves affordable housing plan

Jerusalem municipality approves affordable housing plan

Posted on 12. Dec, 2010 by .

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The city of Jerusalem has given initial approval for the construction of a private residential Israel real estate project in the Gilo neighborhood, which will include affordable apartment units sold at a discounted price to young couples. The local planning and building committee of the Jerusalem municipality approved the construction of a residential building project for 130 apartment units out of which 26 units will be allocated for sale to young couples at a discount of 20 percent of the value of the apartment.

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Government steps in to lower property prices

Government steps in to lower property prices

Posted on 20. Nov, 2010 by .

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The government has finally realized its promise to intervene in the overheated Israel real estate market in an effort to boost supply of housing in particular for young couples and families and to bring down inflated property prices.

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Bank of Israel raises cost of large mortgages

Bank of Israel raises cost of large mortgages

Posted on 31. Oct, 2010 by .

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The Bank of Israel this week announced new measures to tighten the conditions of mortgages granted at floating interest rates, which will make large loans of more than NIS 800,00 more expensive. The new directives for the banks were formulated to moderate the persistent increase in property prices over the past few years and the growth in housing credit that exceed increases in average household income. Since August last year to this August house prices have risen by an average of 19 percent and interest rates have been at a record low.

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Jerusalem real estate market is still holding up

Jerusalem real estate market is still holding up

Posted on 26. Oct, 2010 by .

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The property market in Jerusalem is still booming representing much of a seller’s market in which sellers are still able to dictate the prices they want as supply of housing is low. “Yes, the housing market most certainly is booming. I would differentiate between areas, though,” says Sima Menora, real estate agent at Habitat Real Estate in Jerusalem. “Whereas Rechavia, Talbieh and the German Colony have historically been among the most popular areas in Jerusalem, other areas such as Baka and Old Katamon are quickly catching up, with other neighborhoods close behind.”

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More haredi projects next to Ramat Beit Shemesh Gimmel

More haredi projects next to Ramat Beit Shemesh Gimmel

Posted on 12. Oct, 2010 by .

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The regional committee for planning and construction for Jerusalem has this week given the initial approval to a major plan for the establishment of two new neighborhoods next to Ramat Beit Shemesh Gimmel tailored for the Haredi public.

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Israel’s real estate market falls one spot in global ranking

Israel’s real estate market falls one spot in global ranking

Posted on 20. Sep, 2010 by .

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Israel’s real estate market recorded the sixth highest rise in residential property prices in the world in the second quarter of the year falling from fifth place in the first three months of the year as prices slowed down moderately, according to the Global Property Guide’s latest survey of house prices.

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28% of homebuyers unveil defects in purchased homes

28% of homebuyers unveil defects in purchased homes

Posted on 12. Sep, 2010 by .

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Only a third of home-buyers of second-hand homes in Israel are having professional checks done before purchasing a home, according to a survey conducted by Nest Value. The survey revealed that 28 percent of buyers of second-hand homes in Israel when moving into the home discovered problems and defects in the home that they did not know and were found only after signing a purchase agreement. About 90 percent of the unveiled problems are related to construction and building defects in need of repairing and 10 percent are related to problems of environment.

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Professional real estate appraisal services

Professional real estate appraisal services

Posted on 06. Sep, 2010 by .

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Buying, or selling a property or investing in real estate in Israel is a complex process, which requires an understanding of the Israeli real estate market and familiarity with laws, taxes and government regulations in Israel. Before entering into any real estate transaction in Israel, it is recommended to engage in comprehensive checks in an effort to unveil the characteristics of the property, uncover unanticipated “surprises” and eliminate potential dangers, while thereby averting hidden costs.

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