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Coming to Israel during the High Holidays and expecting to do some apartment hunting while you are here can be a challenging undertaking. Yet for many people coming from abroad, it’s the most economical and practical time to do just that.
Making appointments to view properties
Planning your trip
The ideal approach to fitting in some apartment hunting during your vacation time in Israel is to come a week before the Holiday or stay a week after the Holiday. Taking this approach would give the greatest flexibility as more sellers are likely to allow their properties to be shown during these periods.
Assuming that you are working with a real estate agent in Israel, it’s not too early to have your agent start making appointments now to view properties during your time in Israel. Keep in mind that your agent may have other clients visiting Israel at the same time so getting on his or her calendar now will insure the best chance of the agents services and availability. Also, property owners will appreciate having plenty of notice so they can plan their schedule around your viewing appointment. Contacting other professionals
those who are in the serious stages of looking for an apartment to buy
in Israel, some other things you might consider doing before you come to
Israel would include getting pre-qualified for your mortgage if you
are going to need one, which can be a speedy process if you are dealing
with the right mortgage professional in Israel.
you might want to contact a real estate attorney in Israel before you
come and make arrangements to meet with the attorney while in Israel.
You may consider giving the attorney a “Power of Attorney” just in case
you find an apartment that you like while you are in the country so the
attorney can sign for you when it comes time to close the deal and you
are no longer in Israel.
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taking some or all of the steps we have mentioned above, you will be
able to enjoy your time in Israel with family or friends, while
simultaneously making progress toward finding that perfect second home
or future primary residence. At a minimum, you will have gotten an
up-close and personal look at what your money can buy in Israel at the
Lyle Plocher is the Director of Buy Property In Israel and can be reached by email at email@example.com.
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