Forget Tel Aviv, Israel's house price boom is really in Ariel
Some home buyers are overlooking the Green Line and simply considering the bottom line as they look for affordable housing in central Israel.
In the six years through 2013, prices of new and secondhand homes in Ariel rose 104%, according to Housing and Construction Ministry figures. That puts the city-sized West Bank settlement among the top 10 Israeli towns for rising home prices over the period, but it was not the only place in the West Bank that showed such increases. Prices in Betar Ilit climbed 77%, Efrat (in the Gush...
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