Invest in the strong Israeli economy – invest in real estate!

The latest from Invest in Israel:

The world’s three largest rating agencies, Moody’s, Fitch, and Standard & Poor’s, in a vote of confidence in the Israeli economy, maintained a high credit rating for Israel at a time when the economy’s resilience was put to the test by both global financial pressures resulting from the credit crisis and geopolitical conflict. While Israel was not immune to the effects of the global credit crunch, as its main trading partners were hit by the crisis, the country’s sound macroeconomic fundamentals and strict fiscal policy served as a buffer to dampen the impact of financial wobbles.

As a consequence of the macroeconomic strategy that Israel had adopted during the last two decades, together with the relatively conservative approach that was undertaken by the Israeli banking sector and the regulation carried out by the supervisor of banks, the Israeli economy was relatively well prepared to confront the challenges of the global crisis, including the prospects for economic slowdown. Though the crisis continues to loom from nearby Europe and a consequential slowdown might reflect on Israel through its trade ties, Israel’s comparatively strong economic performance throughout the crisis vouches for its ability to continue to withstand any further financial pressures.

The Israeli policy of removing barriers to trade in goods and to open capital movements has served the economy extremely well.  Israel is committed to openness as a strategic approach, while recognizing the importance of financial sector regulation.  The adoption of this strategy contributed significantly to Israel’s economic growth and its increased economic efficiency.

Israel Real Estate Homes and Investments, located in the north of Israel, has a large portfolio of real estate properties, for both living and investment. For much less money than is needed to make a purchase in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa or along the coast, you can find an affordable home or an investment property that will yield you at least 8% returns. Here are three options for you. Contact us for more choices and information

81 sq meter, 2d floor, 3 room, completely renovated apartment, located at the end of a very quiet street, with nothing but peace and tranquility to surround you. This is a very affordable apartment for living if you are looking for a new home in Israel. For the savvy investor, this is an outstanding investment. Rent for the apartment will be between 2300-2400 NIS per month and tenant pays all the bills, including city tax. The apartment is brand new inside, with new porcelain tile floors, new kitchen, new bathroom, new plumbing, new sewage pipes, and is freshly painted and in meticulous condition. You or your tenants can move in immediately, no need to do a thing! The apartment building has a very spacious and well-kept lobby and the entrance is lined with tropical trees and plants. The apartment is being offered at a bargain price of only NIS 510,000 (final price)

This is the best investment property! Already rented for one full year, beginning November 2011. The apartment is 78 sq meters, furnished and just steps from the kever of Rabbi Akiva, high up on a hill in Tiberias. Located on the 1st floor, with 3 rooms and beautifully designed, this apartment will bring you a great return on your investment. The apartment was completely renovated, with new kitchen, bathroom, porcelain floors, gorgeous wood trip around all the doors, new water pipes and plumbing. For the price of NIS 445,000 you will not find anything better in all of Israel.

All the benefits of a private house without all the work! This is a ground floor apartment, 74 sq meters, in a new building and is the perfect choice for a growing family looking for an apartment that can be expanded, or for the real estate investor looking for a good investment. This apartment can rent for between NIS 2600-2700 per month. The location is very quiet and the building is very well maintained. The apartment is wonderfully designed, with a special stone-finished wall to greet you upon your entrance into the home. The wall is designed with built-in shelves and alcoves to hold your TV, stereo system, books and other furnishings. The salon is very comfortable and the dining room was enlarged to make plenty of room for a large table. The kitchen is attractive and designed for efficiency, leading to an ample laundry and storage room. This is a great apartment, in a perfect location of the city, near to synagogues and many amenities. It is offered at only NIS 550,000 – an outstanding investment or living opportunity.

Earn more money here and save taxes too!

From Globes Real Estate

Accounting firm Baker Tilly reports that Israelis pay lower taxes on real estate deals compared with other countries.

The taxes examined are purchase tax paid on purchase of a property, tax on rental (by maximum tax bracket), and capital gains tax on the sale of a property. Israel was compared with Canada, Australia, Spain, Russia, the US, France and Japan.

Landlords can draw encouragement from the fact that Israel has the lowest tax of any country examined. Israel is somewhere in the middle on capital gains tax; tax rates (on second hand apartments) are higher than in Spain, the US and France but lower than the tax paid on the same apartment in Canada, Australia, Russia and Japan.

Baker Tilly Israel partner and tax manager Guy Reshtick said, “Tax in Israel is not as high as people think. Taxes are high in Israel but in matters relating to real estate tax, our situation is improving. There have been changes over the years that have lowered the sums required from apartment sellers and buyers. For example, betterment tax that in the past amounted to 50% of capital gains fell to 20% a decade ago – and that is a direct profit for apartment sellers.”

He added, “And here too apartment sellers are given a complete exemption from betterment tax on the sale of an apartment once in every four years.

Here is one great example of an outstanding real estate investment. But, don’t hestitate for another second!

Make a BIG Investment with a little money!

We’ve been away from blogging for a little while, but not because there hasn’t been anything to write about. It has been very busy around here lately. Lots of investors have been seizing the great opportunities for outstanding investment returns. Eight studio apartments in the heart of downtown Tiberias were snapped up in just a couple of weeks. Many overseas buyers are looking for new homes or great investments in this northern area of Israel, where the prices are very affordable. And, we had lots of visitors throughout the summer and holidays, enjoying our beautiful vacation homes. Now, the weather has cooled a little bit, but the real estate market is still very hot. It is the best time to find your new home in Israel or to snap up that investment property, sure to bring you at least an 8 percent return.


Now is a great time to make your investment in real estate in Israel. And you won’t find a better investment than this apartment, just steps from the Kever of Rabbi Akiva in Tiberias. This 3 room 78 sq meter apartment has been completely renovated– everything is new! The floors are beautiful, kitchen is beautiful, bathroom is beautiful, lighting fixtures are beautiful and it is furnished! People are already lining up to rent it. But, of course, if you want to live it in, that would be great too. Today, the price is only NIS 445,000 or only $129,000. Forex Israel can help you lock in this great exchange rate. So contact us today and don’t miss out on this great buy.

Make your new home in Tiberias, Israel — buy this beautiful apartment

You will love this beautiful, 98 sq meter, 1st floor apartment located in the high-up neighborhood of Mordot, Tveria. The building is made of beautiful Jerusalem stone and is located on a very quiet street near to synagogues, small grocery stores and bus transportation. The apartment is on the 1st floor from one street, and the top floor from the opposite street, making it a top-floor apartment and a first-floor apartment, the best of both worlds. From the salon and mirpeset (balcony), you have a view of all the Kinneret and the city of Tveria below. The mirpeset is accessed from the salon and, with its pergola, it is going to be a favorite place for relaxing and entertaining. The apartment has been tastefully designed, with many artistic finishes throughout, such as the special finish on the walls in the dining area, ceramic tile floors throughout, and custom built-ins in the kitchen for storing and displaying your dishes, glassware and books. Another special feature of the kitchen is the view from the window, making it a very pleasant place to spend your time. The apartment is 4 rooms, with three bedrooms (one of which is the saferoom) and one and a half bathrooms. From the 3rd bedroom, there is an option to add a mirpeset or to expand the size of the room. This is a very special apartment at a great price—not to be missed! NIS 745,000

Sizzling Hot Summer Specials in Tiberias- buy your home in Israel Now!

Horovitz Properties and Investments is offering three outstanding real estate investment properties at a hot, sizzling price, to match the current temperatures in Tiberias. Don’t let these great prices pass you by! To get in on the deal, contact right away.

78 sq meter apartment, partially furnished and just steps from the Kever of Rabbi Akiva, is the perfect home for your life in Israel, or, for the savvy investor–  the best real estate investment you can make. The apartment is on the 1st floor, is 3 rooms with beautifully designed cabinetry in the kitchen, a modern and sleek bathroom, porcelain floors, gorgeous wood trim around all the doors—a true gem in the northern Israel housing stock. And at this price, was 470,000 NIS  NOW ONLY 410,000 NIS (furnished and with new air conditioning) it is a steal! The neighborhood is very popular, with many amenities and gorgeous views of the Kinneret from the road leading to the apartment, from the grounds and from the building lobby. As an investment, you will see a very good return as it is located in a very popular area and potential tenants are already waiting for the sale to be completed. Don’t delay and miss out on this great opportunity.

All the benefits of a private house without the work! This ground floor 74 sq meter apartment in a new building is the perfect choice for the family looking for expansive outdoor space with lots of room for gardening or even to enlarge the apartment. The location is very quiet and you will hardly notice that you have neighbors. The apartment is wonderfully maintained, with a beautiful, stone-finished wall to welcome you and your guests. The wall is designed with built-in shelves and alcoves to hold your television, stereo system, books and decorations. The salon is very comfortable and the dining area was enlarged so there is plenty of room for a large table. The kitchen is well-designed for efficiency and attractiveness, leading to a laundry and storage room. The apartment has two bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms with tub and shower. This is a great apartment for living. Or, it will also be a great investment purchase as you are sure to have rental income immediately. The building is in a very good location of the city, near to synagogues, small grocery stores, restaurants, bus transportation and is an easy walk down the hill to the city center and Kinneret activities. Was 555,000 NIS NOW ONLY 545,000 NIS!

This is an amazing apartment for this price! Completely remodeled apartment, new on the market, empty and ready for occupancy– on the top floor of an apartment building (with elevator), in the center of the upper city commercial district. The apartment is 102 sq meters, 3 bedrooms (master bedroom with bathroom) (one of the bedrooms is also the safe room and it is very large), 2 bathrooms, spacious, filled with light and air and beautifully restored with gorgeous wood cabinetry in the kitchen, dark wood trim around the doors, bathrooms with all new furnishings, new air conditioners—everything new inside. The mirpeset (balcony) is very large with stunning views of the Kinneret. You can see forever. This apartment will not stay on the market for long. It is an excellent purchase if considering a new home in Tveria or for investment, as it will rent very easily and generate a very good return on your investment.  Was 750,000 NIS NOW ONLY 690,000 NIS!

Don’t Miss Out on this Gorgeous apartment – great place to live – outstanding investment

This gorgeously remodeled and furnished apartment is hot on the market in Tiberias. Located just a short walk away from the Kever of Rabbi Akiva, this 3 room (2 bedrooms), 78 sq meter apartment is ready for an owner or tenants. The neighborhood is quiet, with lots of amenities nearby, and there are awesome views of the Kinneret from the street and building grounds. The apartment has just been remodeled and as you can see from the photos, it is almost fully furnished. This makes it an excellent purchase as an real estate investment property. In fact, there are already tenants ready to move in, just waiting to see who will be the owner! Or, make this your home in Tiberas and enjoy the daily breezes that help keep the apartment cool even in the hot summer (there is air conditioning). At the low of price of only 475,000 shekels, this apartment is going to go fast. Don’t waste a single minute.  Contact us for more information.