An Israeli man has started a blog that lets people find out how to buy Jerusalem condo apartments without a brokerage.
A week ago, a local real estate broker called to inform that a new owner of a new Jerusalem condominium had sold it to a foreigner who had been living there for less than a year.
According to the post on the blog, the buyer, who goes by the name “Hava,” bought the condo for about US$100,000.
The buyer was then able to purchase another condo with his name and address, which are now being registered at the Jerusalem Real Estate Board, which has a listing of the new condo.
According for a post on this website, the seller is “Havana” who is from Turkey.
The post says that the buyer’s wife had recently returned to the country from Turkey and he has a daughter who is now studying in Turkey.
According the post, the condo was located on a hilltop in the Jerusalem suburb of Sefer Etzion and the building was built in 1874.
The seller has told the Post that he had no idea of the buyer and had no connections to the building’s owner.
However, the Post reported that the broker told the buyer that he did not have any conflicts of interest because he was working for the local government and that the condo owner had no financial interest in the building.
The Post said the broker, who is currently under investigation for his role in the sale, was unavailable for comment.