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August 3, 2016
Moshe Kahlon Proposes New Apartment Tax
Minister of Finance, Moshe Kahlon, is proposing the imposition of an annual tax of 1% of the value, starting January 2017, on owners of 3 apartments and more. Adv. Liat Keisary, Partner at Barnea, was interviewed by Globes and commented that owners will eventually find legitimate tax structures to mitigate this tax. Others that will not be able to save this tax will transfer the cost onto the shoulders of the tenants.
July 26, 2016
Jerusalem Real Estate Scams and How to Avoid Them
Adv. Liat Keisary, Partner at Barnea, was interviewed by Ynet in connection with the Jerusalem real estate fraud involving the sale of apartments using false documents. Liat explained that the public should pay attention to any warning signs and carry out the process in a structured manner.
June 28, 2016
The Israel Tax Authority conducted an audit of short term landlords
Adv. Harel Perlmutter, Head of the Tax department at Barnea, was interviewed by Globes following the announcement by the Israel Tax Authority regarding tax audits of short term landlords. Harel explained that these landlords are liable not only for the payment of income tax, but also for the payment of VAT.
June 26, 2016
Brexit Effect on Real Estate Market in Britain
This interview by Ynet explores the possible economic implications of the Brexit vote on real estate prices. Our expert advises to wait and see how much prices drop before buying or selling property in the country.
June 26, 2016
Opportunities for Israeli Investors in The Wake of The Brexit Referendum Results
Simon Jaffa, Founding Partner at Barnea, was interviewed by Calcalist on the opportunities for Israeli investors, created by falling real estate prices in the UK, in the wake of the Brexit referendum results
April 6, 2016
The watershed of the purchasing group- Interview with Ariel Nadler
A conversation with Ariel Nadler regarding purchasing groups and the pros and cons thereof.
February 28, 2016
Bizportal magazine interviewed Ariel Nadler for his comments on the change in the Sale Law
As an expert in Real Estate, Adv. Ariel Nadler was interviewed by Bizportal magazine regarding the change in the Sale Law, approved this morning by the Israeli Government. Ariel commented- "the only thing that can hurt homebuyers is the reduction of the Sale Law guarantees given to buyers of apartments, by the amount of the VAT element. This means that in the event of the realization of the guarantee, where the purchaser has paid VAT funds, the return thereof to the buyer will not be guaranteed.’’
December 22, 2015
Hungary- the standard VAT rate of 27% will be reduced in 2016 to 5% for the sale of newly constructed residences
Since the number of newly constructed apartments and houses dropped drastically in Hungary in recent years, the aim of the VAT amendment is to increase the number of residential properties available on the Hungarian market. Adv. Gal Oren, who has extensive experience in the Hungarian market, was interviewed by Calcalist.
November 22, 2015
The average price of a home continued to rise in the third quarter
Ariel Nadler was interviewed by Globes regarding the Government Assessors Office report of a 1% rise in home prices in Israel's 16 largest cities from the second quarter and a 3% rise from a year ago.
November 22, 2015
Israeli home prices rose in Q3
Israel's Government Assessor published today the fact that home prices rose 1.4% in the third quarter of 2015. Adv Ariel Nadler, head of our Real Estate Department, was interviewed by Bizportal, saying that he believes that only an all encompassing solution to the problem of high property prices in Israel can stop this upward trend.
October 12, 2015
Barnea & Co. represents AFI group
We represent the AFI group in a transaction for the construction two office buildings in Romania. The matter value is 50 Million Euro
March 25, 2015
How the new government will cope with failures in the real estate market?
Following last week's elections, "Eched Ha'am" Magazine organized a  real estate experts round table in order to discuss the current real estate crisis, possible solutions and provide a forecast for the future. Ariel Nadler, partner and head of the Real Estate department at Barnea, spoke about market failures, the challenges and weaknesses in the existing solutions.
July 14, 2015
Housing cabinet approves subsidized housing program
The housing cabinet, headed by Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, confirmed yesterday a long series of decisions made by the cabinet, relating primarily to relief on property prices. The Financial magazine, Globes, published comments by certain real estate experts regarding these measures. One of the experts, Maya Zisser, a partner in the real estate department of our firm commented that she doubted whether the promises made will be fulfilled. 
August 11, 2015
Israel home sales reach all-time monthly record
The Ministry of Finance has published data showing a 42% surge in apartment purchases to a record 16,100 apartments in June. This " wave of sales" is a result of  investors trying to buy before implementation of the new purchase tax. Maya Zisser Ben Tal, partner in the real estate department, was interviewed by some leading newspapers and websites – Globes, Calcalist, Ynet and Bizportal, saying that she doubts if the new purchase tax will eventually reduce high prices in the housing market.
March 25, 2014
Zero VAT plan for new homebuyers
The Israeli Minister of Finance, Mr. Yair Lapid recently proposed that a couple with at least one child intending to buy their first apartment from a contractor will not be obliged to pay VAT. The head of real estate department at Barnea, Ariel Nadler, agrees that this proposal will allow young couples to buy an apartment, however, this step is not enough in order to change the current real estate situation in Israel.  Calcalist, 19.3.14.
October 7, 2014
Zero VAT on first home will be for seven years only
The initiative to apply 0% VAT for first-time homebuyers will be a temporary ordinance for seven years. The leading newspaper Globes described the legal effects of this and interviewed senior lawyer, Liat Keisary Yahalomi.
December 11, 2014
Barnea & Co. represented Israel Natural Gas Lines
The Real Estate department, headed by Ariel Nadler, represented Israel Natural Gas Lines in the petition filed against it by Kibbutz Regavim. The judge rejected the petition stating that she did not see a reason to interfere in the government’s decision. In her view, once the safety concerns had been cleared, the kibbutz should have withdrawn the petition, which it did not do, The kibbutz will have to bear petition costs of NIS 4,000,000. 
May 16, 2013
A residential plot in Herzliya was sold for NIS 32 million
The plot, that can accommodate 43 units, was put out to tender after there was a dissolution of ownership in the plot between the owners. This emanated from the owners failing to reach the agreement between themselves as to whether to proceed with either developing the plot or selling it. The tender and sale process was managed by Attorney Ariel Nadler, head of the real estate law department at Barnea To read more, please click here
June 28, 2013
Sea view real estate
Before buying real estate close to the sea, Adv. Nadler advises that a buyer must bear in mind that the corrosion to buildings that are located near to the edge of the sea is substantial. "Maintenance issues are important factors to consider because of the dust and sea spray. You should also be aware that there are higher maintenance costs involved in owning an apartment near the sea arising from dust, dirt, corrosion and external maintenance to the property. It's also very important to have proper and ongoing maintenance to the property and this incurs a substantial cost.  So if you calculate the apartment price whilst factoring in the higher maintenance costs  the  fee per square meter of the property would be a higher fee per square meter  calculated  in the purchase price and may be a lot greater than may be anticipated.
December 31, 2012
"Lev Talpiot" shopping center - Barnea & Co. represented Pini Serfaty
Barnea Co's was involved in the purchase of the "Lev Talpiot" shopping center in Jerusalem, which was completed on the 31.1.12 . The shopping center was purchased by RIT1 Investment Fund. Barnea represented Pini Serfaty, one of the shareholders of Lev Talpiot.
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