Navigating the Jerusalem Anglo Real Estate Market
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Navigating the Jerusalem Anglo Real Estate Market

As a Jerusalem-based real estate agent, it is not uncommon for me to encounter numerous clients searching for similar features in an exceedingly challenging market.

Despite news reports indicating a decline in prices, lucrative deals in prime Jerusalem neighborhoods continue to transpire, and the market remains active.

Given the low supply and high demand scenario, how can one outperform the market? To help you succeed, here are some tips.

Know what you’re looking for

Having a clear understanding of your requirements in the Jerusalem Anglo real estate market is crucial. Clients who have a vague notion of their preferred location but lack clarity about their specific apartment needs often face challenges in securing a suitable property.

Therefore, it is vital to focus on essential factors, such as the size of the apartment and the areas where you are willing to make compromises.

Once you have a clear idea of your priorities, your chances of finding your dream home improve significantly.

Be prepared to purchase

To succeed in the Jerusalem Anglo real estate market, it is crucial to be well-prepared and ready to make a purchase. Ensure that you have all the necessary legal documentation, funds transfer, mortgage pre-approval, and other essential factors in order.

This way, when a desirable apartment becomes available, you can take prompt action and move on to due diligence without delay. Furthermore, being prepared enables you to purchase without physically being present in Israel.

Apartments in prime locations that tick all boxes tend to get sold at lightning speed when they become available on the market.

For instance, a garden apartment in Baka was recently listed while I was out of the country, and within three days of its listing, it had already entered the contract phase. Similarly, an apartment that was not even advertised in my newsletter was immediately sold to the first interested party.

Despite reports of a drop in prices, apartments in prime locations continue to sell quickly and at top prices.

Supply is barely increasing

In prime Jerusalem neighborhoods, there does not seem to be a sense of urgency among sellers. People here tend to avoid over-leveraging themselves due to strict borrowing laws.

Furthermore, the demand from foreign investors has so far prevented a drop in prices. While it is uncertain whether there will be a significant increase in the supply of new buildings or Tama 38 units in the next two years, we cannot expect a sudden influx of new units in the German Colony or other Anglo areas.

Therefore, it is crucial to stay informed about the market and be prepared to take prompt action when the right opportunity arises.


Ultimately, the Jerusalem Anglo real estate market is unique, and it seemingly continues to attract buyers, with transactions proceeding smoothly.

Despite the low supply and high demand scenario, the market remains active. To succeed in such a competitive environment, it is vital to be well-prepared, have a clear understanding of your requirements, and be ready to act quickly when the right opportunity presents itself.

By staying focused and being proactive, you can successfully navigate the market and find your ideal home in Jerusalem.

(This article is not data-based but rather based on CapitIL’s CEO & Co-Founder Ben Levene’s personal market experience and opinions. No decisions should be made without thorough due diligence and professional financial advice.)

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