Buying a home in Jerusalem is more than simply investing or making Aliya; it means your heart is here.
Rabbi Yehuda Halevi called Israel “the heart among nations,” and today, more and more people are making their way home to the Land of Israel and to Jerusalem. Our sages say, “Greater is the day of the in-gathering of the exiles than the day the world was created.”
The realization of a renewed Jerusalem has come, and the city is brimming once again with people from all over the world adding color and life to the beautiful neighborhoods, shops, and homes.
So this brings us to our main point: How to go about putting a dream into action? How does one manage the practical steps of finding and buying a home?
The goal of our Jerusalem Home Buyer’s Guide is to explain just that. We will take you step-by-necessary-step through the process, covering all the important points along the way to purchasing your home, teaching you how to maximize your investment and making sure you are aware of all the pitfalls and hazards to avoid.
Let us end this introduction by answering an important question:
What is the hardest thing about buying real estate?
Answer: Taking the plunge.
Many people get cold feet from the fear of investing large amounts of capital in a bad decision. This is a logical fear, and should be taken seriously.
Therefore, the most important element in the process of buying real estate in Jerusalem is YOU. You must have at your access all relevant pieces of information in order to compare, contrast, and make a good, solid decision. A major mistake is to depend on an agent or company to provide all the bits and pieces, whereas a smart investor makes an active effort to collect specifics and make their own comparisons.
This will allow you to feel comfortable and safe knowing your decision was wise, well-researched, and thought-out.