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BUYING, BUILDING, AND OWNING A HOME IN ISRAEL

You found the place to get up-to-date information, tools, and advice for helping you make sound decisions throughout the process of buying, building and maintaining a home in Israel. All this is brought to you by our editor, professional in-house staff and selected experts in their respective fields.

Municipal Tax in Israel

Arnona: How the Municipal Property Tax in Israel Works

The municipal property tax in Israel, known as “Arnona,” is levied by the local authorities in order to finance their activities and services. It is calculated according to a variety of parameters, including the purpose of the building, its size, the socio-economic status of the neighborhood, and more. These variables can result in an enormous... Read more
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Why Buy a Home in Israel?

From high returns on investment, profitable income yields, and portfolio diversification, to a range of emotional factors that don’t fit into any financial or investment formula, there are plenty of motivating factors for Jews around the world to want to own property in Israel.  Here are our top 5 reasons to buy your home in Israel:  1. The... Read more
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Israel granted approval for the construction of 5,400 homes in Judea and Samaria

Almost all the plans approved are located in settlements characterized by ground-level construction. While many people choose to buy homes in the West Bank for ideological reasons, in recent years, many middle-class buyers seeking a better quality of life for a more affordable price are buying homes in these areas.  With large homes, spacious yards,... Read more
effects of Covid-19 on the property market in Israel

Six effects of Covid-19 on the property market in Israel

So far, one of the most severe economic crises in the history of Israel has barely affected housing prices and has caused a drop of only 5% in apartment sales. However, supply indexes reveal a significant decrease in construction projects, land purchases, and the approval of new building plans, which will likely cause a major... Read more
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Purchase groups in Israel– an alternative way to purchase an apartment

Purchase groups in Israel are a popular and less expensive way to buy a new apartment than through a developer. But with potential savings up to 20% of the apartment price, this route bears a greater risk and the Government is now considering tightening regulations to protect purchasers. Increasing signs of instability followed by legal... Read more