Are we seeing the primary indicators of the wave of latest house purchases subsiding? Figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics on new house purchases launched at present present a decline within the variety of transactions for the fourth successive month. Moreover, for the primary time in two years the time spent on the shelf by a brand new residence has lengthened.
The figures are usually not ultimate, and the variety of new house buy continues to be very excessive, whereas the time it takes to promote one continues to be pretty brief, however there does seem like a change in development.
4,381 new properties had been bought in Israel in March. This represents the fourth successive month through which the quantity has fallen, after the height of 6,163 new house purchases in November 2021. At the identical time, the typical variety of months a brand new house waits on the market has risen to 9.9. Between January 2020 and September 2021 that statistic fell from 15.2 months to 9 months, remaining regular at that degree till final December, when it began to rise once more.
It is very possible that the change in each measures, residences bought and time taken to promote them, stems from funding consumers quitting the brand new properties market after the speed of buy tax on funding purchases was raised final November.
At any price, because of the decline in funding purchases, the variety of new properties bought within the first quarter of this 12 months was 12% beneath the quantity for the primary quarter of 2021.
Tel Aviv continues to steer the desk for variety of properties bought, with 961 transactions within the first quarter, however that’s 14% beneath the determine for the primary quarter of 2021. Ashkelon, which was second within the desk within the first quarter of 2021, falls to fourth place, after a 16% decline in new house purchases to 739. In Jerusalem, the quantity fell 8% to 739. Rishon LeZion, alternatively, the place the variety of new properties bought jumped 80% within the first quarter of this 12 months as compared with the primary quarter of 2021, rose to the quantity two spot.
Published by Globes, Israel enterprise information – en.globes.co.il – on May 12, 2022.
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