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MK Danon to Smotrich:

'You have forgotten the reservists'

MK Danny Danon asks Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich to alter the state's budget to give reservists preference in sales of price-controlled housing projects.

'You have forgotten the reservists'

New haredi city expected to reach population of 80,000

Ministers announce: Plans for 'Tila,' a new haredi city in southern Israel, are moving forward.

New haredi city expected to reach population of 80,000

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?

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 Aviv

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 decreasing

What You Need To Know

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

Finance Minister: We've chosen to stand with the 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 - but who will pay it?

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 haredi communities are racist’

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked fights discrimination against haredim.

'Mayors unwilling to absorb haredi communities are racist’

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

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 Gets 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's Real Estate Tax a '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

Exclusive: 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, But Avoid If Possible

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 Costs

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 Netanyahu on Housing Problems

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 New 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

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

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 Military Aid'

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 Develops 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

Housing Minister: Reverse Mortgages Can Help Elderly Live Better

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, Naftali 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 Program 'Guaranteed' to Bring Down Home Prices

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

Cautious Celebrations As Housing VAT Cancelled for New Buyers

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

CEO: Lapid's 'Cost-Cutting' Plan Likely to Drive Up Home Prices

When government promises a 'discount,' it's time to watch your wallet, warns the CEO of a large Israeli construction company

CEO: Lapid's 'Cost-Cutting' Plan Likely to Drive Up Home Prices

Young Couples May Get VAT Break for First Home

Finance Minister will propose the tax break – that will cost the treasury about 2B shekels – on Monday.

Young Couples May Get VAT Break for First Home

Report: Half of New Yorkers Can't Afford to Pay Their Rent

High housing costs, low vacancy rates, and falling incomes are conspiring to make housing unaffordable for many New Yorkers

Report: Half of New Yorkers Can't Afford to Pay Their Rent

Jump in Settlement Building is an Illusion, Says Yesha Council

Yesha Council says statistics showing tremendous growth in Judea, Samaria is simply the result of a building freeze in the previous year.

Jump in Settlement Building is an Illusion, Says Yesha Council

Housing Crisis Continues: Prices Up by Another 8%

Housing prices rose 8% in 2013. Price hike follows doubling in price over seven previous years.

Housing Crisis Continues: Prices Up by Another 8%

MKs Pledge Further Hareidi-Religious Zionist Cooperation

Housing Minister Uri Ariel and his predecessor, Eli Yishai, pledge continued cooperation over housing.

MKs Pledge Further Hareidi-Religious Zionist Cooperation

Housing Minister Reveals Emergency Cost-Lowering Plan

Housing Minister Uri Ariel commits to lowering prices by 2014, reveals ‘evict and build’ scheme.

Housing Minister Reveals Emergency Cost-Lowering Plan

1,700 New Homes for Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria

The Housing Ministry announces that it is offering land for the construction of 1,700 homes in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.

1,700 New Homes for Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria

Ariel: Govt. Plans to Spend Billions on Rental Apartments

The government hopes to build 150,000 rental units for Israelis in the next decade, and will spend billions to do it.

Ariel: Govt. Plans to Spend Billions on Rental Apartments

Uri Ariel: Yesha Building Will Bring Housing Prices Down

There's an obvious solution to Israel's housing crisis, said Housing Minister Uri Ariel. Unfortunately, the Prime Minister disagrees

Uri Ariel: Yesha Building Will Bring Housing Prices Down

Lapid's Latest 'Edict': Less Housing Aid for Hareidi Families

Two key criteria that enabled hareidi families to receive aid from the government for the purchase of an apartment were eliminated Monday

Lapid's Latest 'Edict': Less Housing Aid for Hareidi Families

Gov’t Won’t Repeat ‘Mistake to Announce a Construction Freeze’

Likud Deputy Minister Ofir Akunis says the government won't announce a construction freeze in Jerusalem, Judea or Samaria.

Gov’t Won’t Repeat ‘Mistake to Announce a Construction Freeze’

Housing Prices Up 100% in Seven Years, Activists Blame Netanyahu

Activist blames the Prime Minister for skyrocketing price of housing. ‘Homeowners in huge debt, nothing left to live on.’

Housing Prices Up 100% in Seven Years, Activists Blame Netanyahu

Ketzaleh: Lower Housing Prices Not An 'Impossible Dream'

To lower housing prices, said Ya'akov Katz (Ketzaleh), the government needs to remember housing crises of the past.

Ketzaleh: Lower Housing Prices Not An 'Impossible Dream'

50 New Jerusalem Homes to Be Built for Holocaust Survivors

Israel's Housing Minister Uri Ariel on Tuesday announced that 50 new homes would be built in east Jerusalem to house Holocaust survivors.

50 New Jerusalem Homes to Be Built for Holocaust Survivors

New Jerusalem Neighborhood Perfect for Olim

Nofei Israel, building in the heart of Jerusalem, is perfect for anyone considering aliyah or searching for the perfect home in Jerusalem.

New Jerusalem Neighborhood Perfect for Olim

UN Chief Warns Israel: Housing Plans 'Dangerous Path'

UN calls on Israel to cancel Jewish housing plans; warns the move could be "an almost fatal blow" to peace hopes.

UN Chief Warns Israel: Housing Plans 'Dangerous Path'

2,610 Housing Units Approved for Jerusalem Neighborhood

Over 2,000 additional housing units have been approved for a southern Jerusalem neighborhood. More international ire expected.

2,610 Housing Units Approved for Jerusalem Neighborhood