Housing prices in Israel have been increasing over the past five decades, with major growth over the past ten years. At the time of its creation, Israel was all just swamps and sand. However, it has developed over time into a tech hub as well as a place rich with art, architecture, cuisine and cultures. Millions visit Israel from the world over for its beauty. All the above-mentioned factors have kept bolstering Israeli property costs. Here, we will learn more about Israeli property purchase trends than usual, including the following.
Avoiding Risks With Precautions
As a precaution, some investors are only keen on purchasing houses in areas where they might find themselves living one day. They have no concrete plan about when they would immigrate to this nation. However, they typically know that they wish to buy only a residence in a location where they could imagine themselves living. Can you picture yourself living in an established city such as Tel Aviv, Ra’anana or Jerusalem? If yes, your investment is likely to at least retain its value in the future. Prices in Israel’s more popular cities are higher, so your ROI may be rather modest, whereas your risk level may be low.
Going Further Afield
There are also investors ready to assume more risk for greater rewards. So, they often evaluate a residence on the basis of its potential instead of whether they could imagine themselves occupying it. They may prefer making investments in the Israeli periphery. New road expansions and train lines offer easy access to the heart of Israel from newly developed places like Kiryat Gat and Harish. With thousands of new affordable apartments being available, and big infrastructural investment from Israel’s government, many deem those spots the next flourishing communities that would be a great investment.
How To Avoid Paying Property Purchase Tax
When purchasing as a foreigner, Israeli real estate tax law would require you to pay the tax in the capacity of an investor, except if in one case. You would not need to pay it in the case you can substantiate that you own no house in the nation where you live when trying to make the purchase.
If your purchase is for around 5 million New Israeli Shekels, then the government would tax you at an 8% rate. However, if the purchase price exceeds 5 million shekels, then you would need to pay 10% of that amount as the tax. Nevertheless, immigrating to the nation and becoming a resident of Israel in two years, would allow getting a considerable purchase tax reimbursement. Therefore, many investors leverage that opportunity, which is available thanks to Israel property tax legislation.