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Paraflying over Herzylia Beach – Village Israel

Recently on a trip back from looking for apartments in Netanya, Chana spotted this guy paraflying over the Herzliya Beach as the sun was setting over the Mediterranean Sea. I'm not sure which was the greater sporting feat... the paraflyer's stunts or...

House hunting in Tiberias with Shmuel and Chana

I was really planning to go to Herzlia Pituach and Netanya to look at some Villas and Penthouses this week for a friend, but we got distracted. Chana and I are in the process of selling our apartment in Beit Shemesh and we decided to see what's available up...

Anglo Saxon: Housing prices in Tel Aviv to remain steady

We at Village Israel don't mind reporting on the activities of other agencies as we work cooperatively with many of the best. Anyway, at a recent news conference arranged by Anglo Saxon real estate agency, new owner Ronen Shitrit predicted that housing prices...

WSJ blogs Israel’s Red-Hot Housing Market

I couldn't resist posting this video blog by the Wall Street Journal I saw today. They are mainly focusing on the Tel Aviv luxury apartments where some say that prices have bubbled, but across the board in Israel, prices for apartments in Israel have...

Funny thing happened on the way to Tiberias —- Yavniel

Recently I noted on my FACEBOOK PAGE that we were going up to Tiberias to look at apartments. Phineas and Ja'el Batya Hatch, whom I know from Toronto, suggested we stop by their home in Yavniel on the way. They're trying to encourage more anglo families to...

What a busy week… Tzfat, Galilee, Tiberias, Netanya, Biyamina and more..

We had an amazing week travelling all over the country with clients the last two weeks. It's February and the weather is amazing. While North America is snowed in, we are enjoying gorgeous weather (in between well-needed rainstorms). My hard-drive is...

Private Home in Arad – Village Israel

Here's a lovely home in Arad on a half dunam (500 sq ft) beautifully landscaped lot in a quiet neighborhood. View of the negev desert mountains towards Masada and the Dead Sea. If you are looking for an investment in a vacation home in Israel near the Dead...

Retirement Residence in Jerusalem – Forever young in Village Israel

Every week we take time out from looking for apartments in Jerusalem to visit Nana in her retirement residence in Ramat Eshkol. Many people delay moving to Israel because of elderly parents, thinking there's no appropriate accommodation for seniors in Israel....

Tu B’Shvat – Getting ready in Machane Yehuda, Jerusaem – Village Israel

While looking for an apartment in Nachlaot, we stopped by the Machane Yehuda market in Jerusalem. All the vendors were ready of Tu B'Shvat, the new year for trees in Israel. Here's a short 2 min video

Tiberias Mini-Penthouse Apartment

UPDATE: We orginally listed this mini-penthouse in Tiberias exactly a year ago. Then it was selling for NIS 540,000 (We were thinking of buying it ourselves before we purchased our Villa in Yavne’el).  The property sold back then, and now the new owner...

Rain in Jerusalem and the Negev after the rain

Most of the country experienced heavy rainfall this week leading to flash floods in the Negev and washed out streets in Haifa. Normally dry Wadis were flowing with water and ponds formed around trees in the desert. Here are a few photos of the trip...

Luxury short-term rental in Jerusalem – near Kotel and Ben Yehuda

If you are looking for a luxury short-term rental apartment in Jerusalem, this is a fabulous garden apartment near the Old City. It's a short walk to the Kotel and Ben Yehuda. Book now for summer.. (Video - 3m)

Cycling in Israel Along the Burma Road (2 min video)

We took a drive on Friday morning, which is a day off work for many Israelis, on this beautiful ride through the countryside. We were amazed at how many cyclists and joggers we passed. Much of the route follows the route of the historic "Burma Road." During...

Shalom in the Israeli Army – Graduation from Basic Training Ceremony (3 min)

If you ever wanted to visit an Israeli Army Base, now you can join us as we take part in Shalom's "Tekes HaShba'ah" - (Swearing in Ceremony after Basic Training). Watch the 3 minute video now...

Jerusalem to Tiberias in 2 Minutes

We had a great week hunting for vacation apartments in Tiberias. We made two trips. The first was from Jerusalem via the Jordan Valley past Jericho, through Beit Shean and on to Tiberias. It took around two....

Build your home on a Moshav near Ramat Beit Shemesh

We’ve had a number of people ask us if it’s possible to have the lifestyle of a Moshav, yet still have the ammenities of a city. Until now, if you lived on a Moshav, you had the quiet and green of the countryside, your own private home and garden,...

Timeout our for our Grandson’s Bris in Beit Shemesh

We took a break from real estate to celebrate our grandson's brit milah (bris). Friends and relatives came from Tsfat, Ranaana, Netanya, Matityahu, Jerusalem, Givat Zeev, Beit Shemesh and even Toronto. Here's the video...

Willy & Ellen at their vacation apartment in Netanya

Chana and I drove to Netanya on Sunday to visit our friends Willy and Ellen who are here on vacation from Toronto. They have a lovely apartment right next to the sea. We asked them to tell us about their experience of purchasing and owning a vacation...

Visiting Willy & Ellen in their Vacation apartment in Netanya by the sea

On our way to visit friends from Toronto who purchased a vacation apartment in Netanya we stopped by IKEA and with tremendous self restraint avoided the Kosher Swedish meatballs. Then on our way to the Mediterranean sea...

Chanukah Tour of Mattityahu, Modiin Ilit – Caves, Olive Presses and Ancient Synagogues

Join Rabbi Veffer from Village Israel as he visits Moshav Mattityahu and a Hasmonean City on Chanukah. You'll see and ancient olive press that the Macabees used to press olive oil, a grape press, a synagogue and hear a terrific dvar Torah about Chanukah.
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