When it comes to Israeli real estate investments, few people realize they can diversify their holdings by investing in an Israeli REIT stock. The gains have been substantial from this form of investment, which also has a low barrier of entry and a high degree of liquidity. If you have some money you want to […]
The global economic crisis of recent years is leaving its mark on the Jerusalem real estate market in more ways than one. Foreign buyers are taking more time to buy into the property market, but they are still here and want to find their “home” in the “Jerusalem of Gold”, while local purchasers appear […]
Subprime. Its notoriety prevails throughout the world. The word alone conjures up vivid memories of recession, ruined investors, and failed banks. With the financial crisis in the United States allegedly over, the question for us begs, does subprime lending exist in Israel? Can history repeat itself here? This question was posed to the Head […]
Central bank’s governor says will continue to intervene in foreign exchange market to ensure Israeli exports remain competitive
Israel’s central bank will continue to intervene in the foreign exchange market to ensure Israeli exports remain competitive, Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer said on Monday.
Some analysts have questioned whether Fischer can continue contradictory policies of […]
For many young couples beginning their lives together, as well as for other families, the dream of buying a home has become a dream that is difficult to achieve. Notwithstanding the usual dilemmas such as location, size and other parameters, the issue of financing poses an even more daunting prospect. In fact, the financial […]
Today as much as ever the number of people purchasing investment properties in Israel continues to rise. Even following the world’s economic collapse Israel has been confirmed as the fastest growing real-estate market in the world.
For those contemplating investing in Israeli property the following will be of interest:
The cities showing the highest annual rates […]
Israel may have its AAA credit rating on U.S.-guaranteed sovereign bonds cut by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Service in line with a similar action it has warned of taking on U.S. debt.
S&P put Israel’s rating on “CreditWatch” today, meaning there is a 50 percent chance it may be cut in the next 90 days. […]
Hertzalia-Pituach is highly regarded as one of the most luxurious areas in all of Israel. This centrally located town built on the beaches of the Mediterranean is situated between Kvish Hachof (the coastal highway) on the west and the neighborhood of Nof Yam on the north. This beautiful town was once known as the […]
The Israeli mortgage banking industry is in the midst of unprecedented times. The Bank of Israel, faced with a soaring real estate market and a steadily appreciating shekel, has found it tough to strike a balance between its attempt to dampen speculation in the red-hot real estate market and keep a stable exchange rate. […]
It is such an exciting time in life when one can finally realize the dream of purchasing real estate in Israel. Whether it is a first home, second home or vacation property, the rule of buyer beware applies.
As with all things in life, you must enter this process with eyes wide open and be […]