As a service to our clients and other interested parties, Israel Investment Advisors (IIA) publishes a periodic newsletter on a broad range of financial topics. The information contained in these articles is not intended as investment advice, but rather as educational information and thought-leadership on topics we think you might find interesting.

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Booming Home Prices in Israel are Finally Moderating

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Brian J. Friedman, CFA
June 30, 2018

Home prices in Israel doubled over the past decade. The average apartment price exceeds $750,000 in Tel‐Aviv and more than $500,000 in the surrounding communities. Salaries in Israel are about 35% less than in the United States, taxes are significantly higher, and housing costs take a larger bite out of disposable income. Over the past decade, the share of bank credit channeled to mortgages and home construction rose from 37% to more than 50% today. Some economists worry that Israel’s housing market could crash, bringing the financial system and the economy down with it,…

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