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Buying & Renting a Home

Adjusting to a new home and community is a critical part of successful acclimation and integration in Israel. The resources below provide guidance about renting a home and property purchase as well as Aliyah benefits, which include mortgages, tax breaks and rental assistance.
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1 Living on a Kibbutz 2196
2 Garin Communities 5502
3 Online Resources for Housing 37323
4 Short Term Housing 32137
5 Points to Consider in Choosing a Community 49350
6 Getting a Mortgage In Israel vs. the US 9242
7 Rent Subsidy Offices 15459
8 Glossary of Israeli Real Estate Terms 8374
9 Rental Agreements 11900
10 Legal Aspects of Buying Property 11352
11 A 10 Step Guide to Purchasing an Apartment in Israel 10599
12 Arnona (Reduced Municipal Tax) 24629
13 Mortgage Benefits 26741
14 Ownership Structure of Homes in Israel 5642
15 A Guide to Different Types of Mortgages in Israel 9647
16 Rental Assistance 37027
17 “Hidden Costs” Involved in Home Purchases 5457
18 When Do I Really Own My Home 6579