Category: Tips & Trends

Engineer in Israel
Tips & Trends

The importance of hiring an engineer to inspect your new home in Israel

Purchasing real estate in Israel can be a wonderful event and a fulfilling experience, but can also cause tremendous aggravation if there are problems or defects in the property. Having a survey of a new home will prevent serious regrets later on. A professional inspection can identify problems in advance, and thus fixing the defects and solving the problems found early on, can save a lot of expense and aggravation.

Real estate appraisal Israel
Tips & Trends

Real estate appraisal services in Israel

A real estate appraisal is highly recommended before entering into any real estate transaction in Israel.   Buying or selling a property or investing in real estate in Israel is a complex process and it is recommended to engage in comprehensive checks in an effort to unveil the characteristics of the property, uncover unanticipated “surprises”...

Multiple listing israel
Tips & Trends

Real estate agents in Israel — understanding how they work

Despite the multitude of websites and social media platforms offering endless information on properties for sale and new projects, many people still choose to work with a real estate agent in Israel. Much of the information on the web is either in Hebrew, is out-of-date, and/or is displayed in a disorganized fashion, and buyers, especially...

Kitchen countertops in Israel
Tips & Trends

Selecting your kitchen countertop in Israel

In recent years, an array of choices of countertops (collectively known as shayish) have become available in Israel, from granite, wood, engineered stone to glass. The majority of products are brands imported from major companies around the world, while some products are 'home-grown"or manufactured in Israel. The types of countertops available for kitchen and bathroom tops, can be divided into six main groups which are granite, engineered stone, synthetic, wood, stainless steel and glass countertop products.

Madad Consumer Price Index
Mortgages & Finance

Madad, Housing Index and Building Cost Index in Israel

The Madad, which is the Hebrew for Consumer Price Index (CPI) or rate of inflation, is followed very closely by Israelis since movements in the monthly index affect nearly every aspect in life from salaries, mortgages, housing, transportation costs or prices of fruit and vegetables, and other expenses. In brief, a number of very important income and other expense items of every household are linked fully or partially to monthly or quarterly inflation.

New towers in Israel
Tips & Trends

Living the high life— Residential towers in Israel

Historically, apartments in Israel were small, damp and crowded. “Luxury” was a light fixture instead of a bare light bulb. Today, Israelis are working harder than ever throughout the day and into the night. They want their homes to be comfortable spaces to live and work, to reflect their success. Owners can customize apartments to...

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Shabbat elevators
Tips & Trends

Shabbat elevators – a necessity in high-rise buildings

With the operation of a Shabbat control mode, an elevator will stop automatically on a certain floor and its doors will open, hence allowing users to step in and out without having to press any buttons. Otherwise it would be prohibited to use an elevator on Shabbat because pressing the button to operate the elevator closes a circuit, which violates the prohibition of building on Shabbat, which is considered a form of labor.

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