The Israel Real Estate maze book

The Israeli Real Estate Maze helps local residents and foreign investors buy, sell or rent out their property in Israel while keeping their sanity intact.

Written by Nicole Levin, an expert in Israeli real estate law, it serves as a guide to understanding and navigating the various legal processes involved in property transactions in Israel.

Real estate transactions in Israel are complicated by legal issues which are sometimes very different from those in other countries and the book guides readers though the legal maze in a way that makes those differences clear, helping you understand what to expect and how to navigate potential pitfalls.

Used as a reference guide, The Israeli Real Estate Maze will allow real estate investors and others interested in the Israeli property market to better understand what questions are essential to ask, who the major players are in any real estate transaction, and how to profitably conduct any type of real estate deal in Israel.


The Israeli Real Estate Maze is available for immediate purchase in the Kindle store on Amazon.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1:

Professionals Involved In the Transaction

  • Real Estate Agents
  • Land Assessors (Appraisers)
  • Mortgage Brokers and Consultants
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Interior Designers
  • Lawyers
Chapter 2

Property Rights

  • Privately-Owned Land
  • Government-Owned Land
Chapter 3


  • Purchase Tax
  • Purchasers Buying Their Only Apartment
  • Purchasers of Additional Apartments
  • Purchase Tax Paid By a Foreign Resident
  • Purchase Tax on Commercial Property and Holiday Homes
  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Exemption from Capital Gains Tax
  • Betterment Tax
  • Municipal Taxes


Chapter 4

Second Hand Purchases and Sales

  • Title Search
  • Land Registry
  • Registration with the Construction Company
  • Registrar of Pledges
  • Protecting Your Rights
  • Planning a Payment Schedule
  • Possession
  • Registration
  • Compensation for Breach of Contract
  • Purchase or Sale of Commercial Property
  • Purchasing Land
Chapter 5

Purchasing from a Construction Company

  • Plans
  • Specifications
  • Building Permit
  • Price of the Apartment
  • Warranty of the Construction Company
  • Completion of the Apartment by the Construction Company
  • Protection of Your Money
  • Registration
  • Closing Costs
  • Tax Planning
  • Escrow Accounts
Chapter 6

Taking a Mortgage

  • Taking a Mortgage in a Second Hand Transaction
  • Taking a Mortgage for a New Property
Chapter 7

Vacation Homes

Chapter 8

Renting Out Your Property

  • The Process
  • The Professionals Involved
  • The Tenant
  • Important Conditions to Include in the Lease Agreement
  • Securities
  • Eviction
  • Taxes on the Rent
Chapter 9

Buying or Selling Property in Israel from Abroad

The Israeli Real Estate Maze is available for immediate purchase in the Kindle store on Amazon.

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