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Israel Says Number of Homes Purchased for Investment Declines

June 06, 2011

June 5 (Bloomberg) -- The number of homes purchased as an investment dropped by 14 percent in the first quarter from the same period last year, Israel’s Finance Ministry reported in an e-mailed statement today.

Some 25.8 percent of all home purchases in the first quarter were for investment, the lowest level since 2004, the ministry said.

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