Israeli survey reveals housing choices.

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Some characteristics of the housing market in Israel were recently revealed in a story published on May 19, 2006 by Globes (Rishon Le-Zion), an Israeli business information publisher. The story said that 10 percent of the respondents to a survey conducted by Trendline Information and Communications Services Ltd. said they were in the market for a new home during the next year. Of these, 5.0 percent said they would either by a new or existing apartment.

When asked about neighborhoods, 68 percent of survey respondents said that the "quality of the residents" was the most important element in choosing a neighborhood. Second in importance-with 54 percent responding-was the community infrastructure, facilities such as parks, community centers and shopping malls. Surprisingly, the quality of a neighborhood's education came in third at 51 percent. Closeness to parents or children was selected by 36 percent of respondents. And only 32 percent said...

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