Head of Tax Authority’s real estate unit says decision was made without considering effects on market or economy.
After decades of leasing land to the government, the Greek Patriarchate's sale to a private, foreign buyer may signal inflated prices ahead for current residents.
But the Israel Lands Administration insists that it is at work to remove obstacles to building starts.
Preliminary zoning approval also given to demolish old-age home in the upscale Tel Aviv suburb.
Yesh Atid plan would hasten construction on agricultural land surrounding Israel's 15 largest cities by streamlining planning process.
Israel Prepares to Swear in New Coalition West Bank Settlement Leaders Seizing Control of Israel's Housing Policy
With ministerial appointments complete, it has become clear that the drive to fix the real estate market will be led by those who once at the forefront of the settlement movement.
The Habayit Hayehudi lawmaker is a bulldozer, associates say, but he has devoted his energy to the settler movement.
Sources say Haredi committee's 'premature' attempts to secure homes in northern city of Harish, near Wadi Ara, stalled construction.
In victory for secular activists, lands agency declares 12 applicants a cartel.
The state now says a 2011 law whose purpose was to promote the construction of low-cost homes lacks the authority to meet that goal.
Banks extended some NIS 4.66 billion in home loans in December, bringing the 2012 total to NIS 46.64 billion - 4.25% more than in 2011.
The retrofit plan, termed a 'revolution' by its supporters, would involve reinforcing buildings while significantly increasing construction density in the center of the city.
Housing and finance ministries in pre-election jockeying over approval process.
This case involves a sophisticated ruse involving the revival of a dormant company by imposters masquerading as its owners who took control of its assets and sold off the land registered in its name.
Under the 1975 Jerusalem Municipal Assistance Law, as well as Interior Ministry regulations, residents received bills from the city totaling millions of shekels for the work done in repaving and adding sidewalks to the park's principal street.
Contractors who won tenders to build low-cost housing may not be able to sell the homes, as Housing Ministry's criteria face court challenge.
New neighborhood in Maccabi Jaffa complex to contain 1,500 apartments, of which 10% will be allotted for renting or affordable housing.
This is another saga in the opposition to the tender for land within the Country complex in Jerusalem's Ramot neighborhood, as reported in Haaretz last month
High Court of Justice ruled last week state must decide whether affordable housing should be limited to people who work.
The tax penalty would apply to 47,000 apartments around the country that stand vacant for most of the year.
Figures from the central bank shows that Israelis were flocking to the banks in search of mortgages in the weeks before BOI imposed new limits on home loans.
After years of foot-dragging, city hall approves granting homeowners right to add up to 2.5 floors to apartment buildings, as part of earthquake preparedness plan.
Two veteran partners launched the Jerusalem of Gold complex years ago, but building has slowed. Some sources attribute this to a dispute between the younger generations on both sides.
Moves include increased property tax on rarely occupied "ghost apartments," fines on developers who delay housing construction, and funds for housing construction in Arab towns.
PM says accepting the Trajtenberg committee recommendations will 'lower cost of living' in Israel and allow the government to 'deal with housing prices.'
Committee led by Prof. Manuel Trajtenberg was charged with finding ways to reduce Israel's high cost of living, especially for the middle class.
Growing tendency toward larger and more elaborate developments has pushed costs up significantly.
The town is being shaped to fit Haredim, despite promises that sales will be open to all.
Atias finds money for religious buildings, though it's not his ministry's job.
Proposal, which passed a preliminary reading last month, is due to be discussed in a joint session of the Knesset Economic Affairs Committee and the Internal Affairs Committee.