Category: Tips & Trends

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Tips & Trends

Kivunei Avir: Which Way is the Wind Blowing?

When buying a home in Israel, one of the first items to consider is the direction of exposures (kivunei avir). As with most issues in Israel, everyone has a strong opinion about which exposures are preferable. But before we talk about opinions, let’s look at some facts: The sun rises in the east and sets in the west. Presuming there is nothing blocking your window, you will get morning sun in the east and afternoon sun in the west....

Tips & Trends

The Fascinating Roles of the Interior Designer in Israel

Interior designers in Israel have a luxurious, perhaps even frivolous reputation. A service reserved for the rich and famous indulging in renovating their mansion. More often than not, when moving into a new home or doing a much-needed home renovation, hiring a designer seems like an unnecessary expense. Your home in Israel may be the...

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Engineer in Israel
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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.

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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 Much of the information on the web is either in Hebrew, is out-of-date, and/or is displayed in a disorganized fashion, and buyers, especially...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.

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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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