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Government Steps in to Lower Property Prices

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 […]

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Israel: The fastest growing real-estate market in the world.

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 […]

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Israeli Credit Rating May Be Cut by S&P in Line With U.S. Action

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. […]

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Living the High-Life in Hertzlia-Pituach

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 […]

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Red, Hot and Blue

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. […]

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10 Commandments of Buying Pre-Owned Real Estate in Israel

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 […]

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Mortgage Interest Rates Hit Historic Low

The Bank of Israel reports that the average mortgage interest rate fell to a historic low of 2.18% in October from 2.2% in September. The Bank of Israel’s new guidelines on mortgage terms, aimed at raising mortgage costs, will come into effect shortly.

The average mortgage interest rate was 3.53% in August 2009, when the Bank […]

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