Prices rose most in Ashkelon and Beersheva last year and least in Jerusalem.
The price of an average four-room apartment in Israel rose by 2.5% in the fourth quarter of 2015, and by 8% over the entire year, according to figures published today by the Ministry of Justice's Appraiser Tal Alderotti. These figures are in line with those recently published by both the Ministry of Construction and Housing and the Central Bureau of Statistics.
The Government Appraiser examines the price of four rom apartments in Israel's 16 largest cities. In examining 4,600 deals, the Appraiser found that prices rose most in Rishon Lezion (6%) and Rehovot (6%) in the fourth quarter of 2015, followed by Tel Aviv (5%). Prices rose least in Kfar Saba and Petah Tikva where they were unchanged. Prices rose by 3% in Jerusalem in the fourth quarter of 2015 and by 1% in Herzliya, Haifa, Netanya, and Modiin.
In all of 2015, prices rose most in Ashkelon and Beersheva (15%) and least in Jerusalem (2%). Prices rose 11% in Herzliya, 9% in Modiin, 6% in Haifa and 4% in Tel Aviv.
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on February 21, 2016
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Apartment block picture: Tamar Mitzpi