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Introduction to Mortgages for the Foreign Buyer

This aim of this article is to provide basic details for our foreign buyers who may need to take a mortgage in Israel in order to purchase their home in Jerusalem. Fortunately, many of our overseas clients have the ability

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Betterment Tax in Jerusalem – information you need to know

How New Zoning Laws in Jerusalem May Affect You   This past July, the municipality and construction ministry passed new zoning laws for Rechavia, and parts of Talbieh, Shaarei Chesed and Kyriat Shmuel. In many cases this will have absolutely

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Furnished Apartment for Long Term Rent in Wolfson Towers

Spacious fully furnished 3 room apartment for long term rent in the Wolfson towers. 2 bedrooms plus large open study/lounge (was a third bedroom), 2 full bathrooms, very spacious living and dining areas with quality full wood furniture, kosher kitchen

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Jerusalem Real Estate News in the Canadian Jewish News featuring Ilana Nelson

Jerusalem Real Estate News in the Canadian Jewish News featuring Ilana Nelson of Integrity Real Estate, Where is the market going? What important information do foreign buyers need to know?  

Good News for Real Estate Investment in Israel – A great article from The Marker

Romancing the investors, Chapter 2 After the government waged war on investors, who have an eminent place in the housing market food chain, it has backtracked. Now the coast is clear. By Haim Levy Jul.30, 2012 | 5:40 AM Photo by

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Israel Real Estate Market On It’s Way Up

According to an article in today’s Globes,  buyers in Israel’s real estate market will not be able to hold off purchasing a home for much longer.  Since the summer,  many buyers have  been sitting on the fence – waiting to

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TAMA 38 NEWS

Article by:  Ilana Nelson According to The Marker, the Municipality of Jerusalem has just passed an updated Tama 38 plan. The original Tama 38 plan allows developers to strengthen foundations and add an additional floor to buildings without earthquake-proof foundations that

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The Jerusalem Real Estate Bubble?

Article by:  Ilana Nelson Many of our clients have been increasingly turning to us with the question, “Nu, how is the market? Has the bubble burst? Are prices going to fall now?” We are passing through an interesting period. Israel has

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TAMA 38 NEWS

 

According to The Marker, the Municipality of Jerusalem has just passed an updated Tama 38 plan. The original Tama 38 plan allows developers to strengthen foundations and add an additional floor to buildings without earthquake-proof foundations that were built before 1980, without paying improvement tax. The new municipal plan increases building rights, and allows for developers to build up to 2.5 floors above existing buildings that need strengthening against earthquakes. This gives a serious incentive to developers to move forward with this plan wherever possible. However, along with this amendment to the original Tama 38 plan of adding the additional building rights, the municipality has refused to allow these rights to apply to “Old Jerusalem”, or the original Jerusalem neighborhoods that date back to 1947. This includes Rechavia, Nahlaot, Talbieh, German Colony, Baka and other central Jerusalem areas. The municipality reasons that land in these neighborhoods is worth much more than in peripheral neighborhoods, and therefore there is already a strong enough push to follow through with the Tama 38 plan even if only one additional floor is permitted. Some residents may be relieved that their neighborhood will not lose its charm to tall building additions; however, other residents are not pleased with this news. According to Anat Biran, a lawyer representing a group of neighbors interested in strengthening their building against earthquakes, residents in older neighborhoods will have a harder time finding developers to strengthen their buildings because the one-floor limit lowers the profitability of the Tama 38 process.