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As housing demand slows, so does supply

Building starts in 2017 will be far less than Israel needs, despite the government's promises.
It was completely predictable, of course. When Minister of Construction and Housing Yoav Galant says, "The contractors will have t...המשך
13/09/2017,15:50
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Bottom line, your nation's poor come before the rich people of another country.

Many people have asked us in the past few days how the Israeli government dared to slam the door in the faces of Diaspora Jews. Wh...המשך
Dror Marmor, 29.07.2013
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For Housing Minister Uri Ariel, the current housing shortage supersedes attempts to reach peace with the Palestinians and the Americans.

In central Israel, environmental organizations are preventing more bites to be taken out of open spaces. Israelis grit their teeth...המשך
Dror Marmor, 10.07.2013
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Nationwide foreign residents account for a negligible number of purchases but in some Jerusalem neighborhoods they account for 40% of purchases.

You don’t need a millionaire's salary to buy an apartment in Israel. You simply need the right parents, or the courage to take a h...המשך
Dror Marmor, 05.05.2013
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Uri Ariel has realized all to quickly that the power of the housing minister in Israel is mostly in pompous and populist statements to the media.

Uri Ariel has realized all to quickly that the power of the housing minister in Israel, which has for a long time neither built no...המשך
Dror Marmor, 18.04.2013
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Instead of initiating another lost decade and falling home prices (prices fell 22% in real terms in 1998-2007), it would be better to slash prices all at once.

"The Likud government will solve the housing bubble. The situation in which it takes 8.2 years of work to buy an apartment will ch...המשך
Dror Marmor, 17.03.2013
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It is the banks which are the biggest player on the field in the capital intensive real estate industry.

The Government Assessor's report that the average price of a four-room apartment rose by 5% in 2012, coming on top of the Central ...המשך
Dror Marmor, 20.02.2013
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Since 2005, when Fischer took up his post, housing prices in Israel have risen 70%.

Alongside all the superlatives, Governor of the Bank of Israel Prof. Stanley Fischer became a major headache for Prime Minister Be...המשך
Dror Marmor, 30.01.2013
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Stanley Fischer is continuing to make efforts to cut spiraling real estate prices.

The Bank of Israel is again set to resume its attack and has chosen to confront young couples, and prevent them from purchasing an...המשך
Dror Marmor, 01.07.2012
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In a falling market, few will want to take advantage of the streamlined planning procedures.

1. Ever since the government approved the National Housing Committees Law in March, many and various enemies have risen up against...המשך
Dror Marmor, 03.08.2011
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Vested interests will thwart Netanyahu's treatment for the sick housing market, while the real ills remain without a cure.

1. It's all true. The prime minister was indeed "the first to point to the developing problem in the housing market." Two and a ha...המשך
Dror Marmor, 26.07.2011
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The answer to the question whether prices are rising or falling depends on who's paying for it.

Once again we are witness to the monthly ritual in which two government agencies, at one and the same time, tell us two completely...המשך
Dror Marmor, 12.05.2011
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Without long-term plans to meet Israel's land and housing needs, the shortage will persist.

After two years of talk and little walk, primarily aimed at changing the market psychology, this time, despite all the natural ske...המשך
, 19.12.2010