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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.

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Purchase Groups – an alternative way to purchase an apartment in Israel

Building an apartment as part of a purchase group in Israel is a popular and less expensive way than buying a new apartment 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... Read more
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Where in Israel can you buy an apartment for a million shekels or less?

Despite the high cost of housing in Israel, it is possible to find apartments for a million shekels or less in most cities, including the most desired city of Jerusalem, as well as some parts of the expensive Gush Dan region. In Haifa and Be’er Sheva, you can even buy an apartment for three to four hundred thousand shekels. Buyitinisrael went to ten cities to see what you could buy for a million shekels or less. Read more
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Why are homes in Israel so expensive?

A shortage of housing, an excessive amount of regulations, inefficient transportation systems, and a belief that prices will never come down. Why the cost of real estate in Israel is so high. Anyone who takes a look at the housing market in Israel will quickly learn that apartments are expensive. Extremely expensive. The average price... Read more
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Choosing a new housing project in Israel — 10 factors to consider

You've decided to buy a property in Israel, and you even know where in Israel you want to buy. You checked out the various new projects that are being marketed and narrowed down the search to three or four developments. Each one sounds pretty much the same as the other, “5 rooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, balcony, storage room and two covered parking spaces”, so how in the world do you decide which new project in Israel is right for you? Read more
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Will the Israeli real estate market become an investor’s haven?

The COVID-19 crisis has left many of us confused about how to manage, and grow, our finances. The global stock market crash that took place in March 2020 led millions of investors to sell their assets.  Some cautiously reinvested funds in stock markets and other financial instruments, but there are many who are still holding... Read more
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Mechir LeMishtaken: What does it mean for Foreign Buyers?

Considering the high cost of housing in Israel and the difficulty for many people – mostly young couples – to buy a home, Israel’s Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, together with the Ministry of Construction & Housing, introduced the “Mechir Lemishtaken” (Buyer’s Price) scheme in 2016, to generate affordable housing and to slow down the escalation... Read more