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In most cases, the most important purchase a person making Aliyah will make is buying a new home. Mortgages and financing offered by Israeli banks are very different than those commonly offered in the U.S. and it is crucial to have a good understanding of how they differ.

In this article we will present some of the financing options currently offered to non- Israeli citizens and foreign residents, as well review some of the requirements to qualify for financing.

Disclaimer: The information contained herein does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon in lieu of legal counsel.


Written together with, Tzvi Shapiro who is the co-founder of First Israel Mortgage (, a boutique mortgage brokerage servicing Anglos and foreign residents looking to purchase property in Israel.

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