In recent years we have seen a nationwide zoning plan that is taking effect all over Israel. This plan calls for the strengthening against earthquakes of buildings built before 1980. Since most of the apartments in Israel are privately owned, the monetary burden for this falls on the apartment owners.
Monthly Archives: January 2014
In recent years there have been drastic changes in taxes pertaining to the purchase and sale of property. The purpose of these changes has been to flood the market with apartments in the hope that this would bring down prices. Several years ago a temporary change was made in
A recent decision by the local authority in the city of Ramat Gan has had anyone involved in Tama 38 projects up in arms. Tama 38 is a nationwide town plan that allows for the strengthening of old buildings against earthquakes. The buildings are either strengthened or demolished depending on
Are there too many shopping malls in Israel? Can there ever be too many stores? Shopaholics would say no but store owners, franchisees and shopping mall owners might disagree. In an interview in Globes from December 15, 2013, Sam Nezri, the owner of the network of shoe stores “Aldo” and
What happens when a city like Jerusalem reaches its limit? What happens when the political situation forces the government to lessen construction in the larger cities around Jerusalem that are over the green line, such as Ma’ale Adumim? Where do the new generations of young people growing up in these