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Fischer signals tougher measures to limit mortgages

Measures taken so far to limit mortgages were a first step and relatively moderate, says the Bank of Israel in excepts published today on macroprudential policy that will appear in its Annual Report, which will be published on March 30.

The Bank of Israel says, “During 2010, the Supervisor of Banks announced a online slots […]

By |December 27th, 2011|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fischer signals tougher measures to limit mortgages

Inflation and your Mortgage in Israel

Consumer inflation figures are out and they are not pretty.  Inflation has risen 4.2% in Israel over the last 12 months-way above the Bank of Israel’s comfort range of 1-3%.  The news is prompting many analysts to raise their forecasts for short-term interest rates.   Forecasters now predict the BOI Prime rate will jump to […]

By |December 27th, 2011|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Inflation and your Mortgage in Israel

Israel Mortgage Rate Update

For those borrowers looking for US Dollar based loans, LIBOR loans are now available for foreigners as low as LIBOR+1.8% on the ENTIRE loan amount. Being able to take the entirety of the loan in a variable rate represents a tremendous benefit, as most lenders are unable to provide more than 1/3 of the […]

By |December 16th, 2011|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Israel Mortgage Rate Update

“Horror Chart”

The “horror chart” of a married man and father of four which outlines basic family expenses of more than 26,000 NIS monthly and exemplifies how even Israeli earners in the top 10 percentile are deteriorating into overdraft and financial trouble.

The social protests, which started with cottage cheese and facebook and continues with the “tent […]

By |December 16th, 2011|Uncategorized|Comments Off on “Horror Chart”

Say "NO" to a Zichron Dvarim

Imagine it is the last day of your short trip to Israel. Finally, you see that dream apartment you were looking for; perhaps a penthouse with a view of the sea. It might even have a winding staircase and a guestroom on the roof with the perfect rooftop terrace. The seller or agent suggests […]

By |December 16th, 2011|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Say "NO" to a Zichron Dvarim

Can’t find an apartment? How about a tent?

When I moved to Israel in 1995, many of my friends asked me if we would get around by car or by camel, if we would have bathrooms or outhouses and if we would live in a house or in tent. Having laughed at them for their ignorant questions, little did I know that […]

By |December 16th, 2011|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Can’t find an apartment? How about a tent?

Impressive Gains for Israeli Real Estate Stock

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 […]

By |December 14th, 2011|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Impressive Gains for Israeli Real Estate Stock

Jerusalem: A Consistently Booming Real-Estate Market

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 […]

By |December 14th, 2011|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Jerusalem: A Consistently Booming Real-Estate Market

Subprime in Israel?

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 […]

By |December 13th, 2011|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Subprime in Israel?

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