Dreaming of Building a Home in Israel

1273778Many olim dream of building their own home in Israel and ask if it is possible. Absolutely! One can buy land, zoned for residential building, and build away! There are many expert, bilingual architects who can help you take your dream home from conception to reality. And while it is true that the typical Israeli structure is made from brick, the wooden house is starting to make some serious inroads here. There are companies that specialize in wood construction, including some from Europe that will deliver a prefabricated house straight to you. Of course, one has to take into consideration the extra expense of constructing with wood and the upkeep, as we tend to have a dry climate.

Land for building is expensive in Israel because there is a limited supply. The majority of the land in Israel is owned by the government or Jewish National Fund. Other land is zoned agricultural, and actually quite reasonably priced. But land for building will cost you more. On our property pages, you will see some land options, both for growing crops and for building. Here is one example, though, to help you with your dreaming.

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The plot is .73 dunam, zoned residential and ready for building in stunning Moshava Kinneret. Located at the end of the cul-de-sac, your new house will have knock-out views of the Sea of Galilee and mountains of the Golan. Moshava Kineret is only 8k south of the city of Tveria, in the Jordan Valley, with easy access north and south. Asking price is NIS 1,550,000.

The moshava (rural village) was founded in 1908 by the Israeli Bureau of the Zionist Federation, and with financial support from Baron Rothschild. Approximately 376 residents make their home on the moshav.

The entire Galil and northern Israel is filled with gorgeous open spaces, peaceful communities, breathtaking vistas and waiting for you.

Please take a look at the listings on our properties page. However, keep in mind that what you see here is but a small sample of the properties available. As property finders, when you are looking to buy property in Israel, we are your go-to team to help you locate everything that is available to suit your needs and budget. Please visit our About page to learn more about us.

 

Homes for Sale in Sea of Galilee

Sea_of_galilee_dusk_from_tiberias_israelAre you looking to buy a home in the Sea of Galilee, known to us here as the Kineret? You can find no better place to buy real estate in Israel than in the beautiful northern communities, and chief among them is Tiberias, or Tveria.

Tiberias, the “city of water” was built in 17 BCE by King Herod and named in honor of the Roman Emperor. It was beautifully laid out and constructed along the shores of the Kineret, but for centuries Jews refused to live there due to the many graves upon which the city had been built. Around 135 CE Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai purified the city of the tumah associated with the graves. It became home to the Sanhendrin and a growing and thriving Jewish community of Tzaddikim, scholars, mystics, and farmers. In 1099, the Crusaders destroyed the city of Tiberias and erected a new city a little bit to the north, where you find it today.

Several centuries later Tiberias is a thriving and growing city, slowly becoming more cosmopolitan yet steadfastly retaining its distinct, primarily Moroccan charm. The waterfront is lined with kosher, gourmet restaurants, serving everything from all dairy to the tastiest meat. Boats and ferries leave the shores of the Sea of Galilee nightly, and throughout the night during the busy summer months. The new shopping mall is finally open, filled with shops and restaurants and all those looking for a climate-controlled place to exercise or relax. All around the skyline is filled with the cranes of new home construction and there is an excitement in the air as Tverians feel that their home is finally becoming a destination of choice not just for tourists but also for new residents and smart investors.

So, if you are looking to purchase your new home in the Sea of the Galilee, in northern Israel, and the Holy City of Tiberias, then you have come to the right place.