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Which party will solve Israel's housing crisis?

An entrepreneur and college professor says the housing 'bubble' isn't a bubble at all - but a full-blown crisis no one knows how to solve.

Which party will solve Israel's housing crisis? player

Inflation soars in Turkey to almost 80%

Inflation in Turkey is nearly at 80 percent, with consumers shocked by soaring costs for food, energy and housing.

Inflation soars in Turkey to almost 80%

'Exorbitant prices': Tent protest returns to Tel Aviv

Most Israelis are no longer able to afford their own homes - or even rent one- with housing costs having tripled over the past 20 years.

'Exorbitant prices': Tent protest returns to Tel Avivplayer

MK Ma'oz: No interest to anyone in housing prices decreasing

Noam party chair says it is not in the interest of anyone - ultimately not even those who don't own a house - in housing prices decreasing.

MK Ma'oz: No interest to anyone in housing prices decreasingplayer

What Are The Current Real Estate Market Conditions

Have you noticed how there is always something that puts real estate trends in flux?

What Are The Current Real Estate Market Conditions

Study: Israeli housing the second most expensive in the world

Israel ranked 2nd most expensive country in a study on the cost of housing. The US ranked as second most affordable country for housing.

Study: Israeli housing the second most expensive in the world

'Buyer's Price' program to continue until June 2020

Programming offering subsidized homes for first-time buyers will continue through first half of 2020, Finance Ministry says.

'Buyer's Price' program to continue until June 2020

Housing prices soar in haredi sector

'It is particularly the haredim, who have a critical shortage of housing, who suffer from every fluctuation in the market.'

Housing prices soar in haredi sector

1 million homes in Israel aren't earthquake proof

The government is ending the Tama 38 program, which provided an incentive for contractors to renovate old buildings.

1 million homes in Israel aren't earthquake proof

The next six million - voluntary disappearance?

The  next six million - voluntary disappearance?

Housing markets booming in Judea and Samaria

With Israelis moving across Green Line into Judea and Samaria, prices in settlement housing markets surge.

Housing markets booming in Judea and Samaria

Finance Minister: Rise in housing prices isn't my problem

Finance Minister Kahlon slams those who say rising cost of housing reflects poor decision-making.

Finance Minister: Rise in housing prices isn't my problem

500 new immigrants gather to learn about housing opportunities

Israel Communities Fair, a first of its kind, brings representatives from over 40 communities to help Olim find their dream neighborhood.

500 new immigrants gather to learn about housing opportunities

Bringing Israeli real estate to the global market

2017 Bayit BeIsrael real estate fair in London to showcase Israeli properties to those looking to invest or find their dream home.

Bringing Israeli real estate to the global market

In spite of everything: Ofra is expanding

Following last week's destruction of 9 Ofra homes, residents pick up pieces, lay foundation for 10 new units.

In spite of everything: Ofra is expanding

Finance Ministry reports 5-year low in housing sales

Finance Ministry reveals October 2016 had lowest number of homes purchased since 2011.

Finance Ministry reports 5-year low in housing sales

Israel's doctor shortage

Ongoing healthcare crisis continues to worsen, with close to half of general practitioners nearing retirement age.

Israel's doctor shortage

MK Moses: High mortgages preventing couples from buying homes

Rabbi Menachem Eliezer Moses, the head of UTJ, called on the Treasury to subsidize the cost of mortgages for young couples.

MK Moses: High mortgages preventing couples from buying homes

'We've chosen to stand with young couples'

Moshe Kahlon refuses to back off tax for 3rd apartments; 'Coalition members will have to choose between the top percentile and the young.'

Finance Minister: We've chosen to stand with the young couples

Kahlon proposes new apartment tax

Monthly tax of 1,000 shekels per apartment to be levied. But who will end up flipping the bill?

Kahlon proposes new apartment tax - but who will pay it?

'Mayors unwilling to absorb haredim are racist’

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked fights discrimination against haredim.

'Mayors unwilling to absorb haredi communities are racist’

Housing Minister not trying to cut housing costs

Housing Minister Yoav Galant and Kulanu party are changing goals from reducing cost of housing to providing apartments to young couples.

Housing Minister: I'm not trying to lower housing costs anymore

'Housing Czar' Kahlon Ready to Take On Home Prices

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon unveiled the first segment of his plan to lower housing costs in Israel.

'Housing Czar' Kahlon Gets Ready to Take On Home Prices

Kahlon Tax Idea 'Declaration of War,' Says Expert

Anyone who is expecting home prices to fall with Moshe Kahlon as Finance Minister will be sorely disappointed, claims industry expert.

Kahlon's Real Estate Tax a 'Declaration of War,' Says Expert

Deal Reached for Expansion in Judea and Samaria

Arutz Sheva has learned that settlement figure Ze'ev Haver has come to a quiet understanding with Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon.

Exclusive: Deal Reached for Expansion in Judea and Samaria

Greens Seek to Stymie New Jerusalem Suburb

Environmental groups filed petitions against construction of a new city, to be located in the hills between Beit Shemesh and Jerusalem.

Greens Seek to Stymie New Jerusalem Suburb

Court: Absentee Property Law Kosher

The Absentee Property Law applies in Arab neighborhoods of Jerusalem, the High Court ruled - but it should be used only when necessary.

Court: Absentee Property Law Kosher, But Avoid If Possible

Netanyahu, Lapid Snipe At Each Other Over Housing

State Comptroller to release report assigning responsibility to both men – as well as to Ehud Olmert – for rise in real estate values.

Netanyahu, Lapid Snipe At Each Other Over Housing Costs

New Comptroller Report to Slam PM on Housing

A new report being prepared by Comptroller Yosef Shapira on housing could be a big problem for the Prime Minister.

New Comptroller Report to Slam Netanyahu on Housing Problems

Israeli Home Sales Break 13 Year Record

The period between October and December 2014 was the most active on the Israel real estate scene since 2002, statistics said.

Israeli Home Sales Break 13 Year Record

Jewish Home, Yesh Atid Snipe Over Housing Sales

Housing Minister Uri Ariel said that some 50,000 housing units came on the market in 2014 - an all-time record.

Jewish Home, Yesh Atid Snipe Over Housing Sales

Housing Ministry Unveils Plan for Cheaper Housing

The Housing Ministry announced a new plan in which the state would be the guarantor for construction of apartments.

Housing Ministry Unveils New Plan for Cheaper Housing

Leshem: Samaria's Best-Kept Housing Secret

Beyond the negative headlines of conflict, a beautiful new community is budding in Samaria.

Leshem: Samaria's Best-Kept Housing Secret

Mortgages Down as Buyers Wait for VAT Law

Evidence is mounting that Israeli homebuyers are sitting on the fence, waiting for the passage of Yair Lapid's zero-VAT initiative.

More 0% VAT Fence-Sitting Evidence: Mortgages Down in September

Obama 'Can't Buy Control of Israel With Iron Dome'

MK Danon fires back at US criticism of Jerusalem building, after White House cites Iron Dome in spat with Netanyahu.

Obama 'Can't Buy Control of Israel With Military Aid'

Apartment Glut as Israelis Wait for Zero VAT

As of June 30, there were 94,450 homes and apartments under construction in Israel; by August 31, 26,920 were still unsold.

Apartment Glut Develops as Israelis Wait for Zero VAT

Ariel: Reverse Mortgages Can Help Elderly

Uri Ariel hopes a new reverse mortgage program will help out elderly Israelis who are short on cash but own valuable apartments.

Housing Minister: Reverse Mortgages Can Help Elderly Live Better

Sources: Uri Ariel, Bennett at Odds Over VAT Plan

Sources close to Uri Ariel said that he would support the plan to exempt home buyers from VAT payments only if it applied to all.

Sources: Uri Ariel, Naftali Bennett at Odds Over VAT Plan

Target Price 'Guaranteed' to Make Homes Cheaper

Besides Yair Lapid's VAT discount, the government has another way to help make homes more affordable.

Target Price Program 'Guaranteed' to Bring Down Home Prices

Group Tells Lapid: Don't Stop VAT Cuts at Housing

Cutting VAT on apartments is nice, but there are better ways that Yair Lapid can help the middle class, says one consumer group.

Cautious Celebrations As Housing VAT Cancelled for New Buyers