Short Guide for Home Buyers: Should You Wait for 'Zero VAT’?

Here are eight parameters to help you decide whether to wait or go ahead and buy an apartment.

Finance Minister Yair Lapid promised to exempt the purchase of a first home from value-added tax, subject to certain contingencies. But his bill, the so-called “zero-VAT law,” didn’t make it through the Knesset before it went on summer recess. Buyers hoping for a great deal will have to wait until October, which...