The Big Felafel

Before you rent an apartment in Israel, check

I just found out about a great website,,  for renters to find out the truth about the landlords and buildings for the place they’re about to rent. Citip”s tagline is “What they didn’t tell you about the place”  and that’s exactly what the site is for. You can search by address and read reviews by past tenants or post one yourself to prevent people from unpleasant surprises before they make the commitment to sign the contract. Power to the little people!

Also,  if you’re apartment hunting, be very, very wary of Craiglist – people have tried to scam me 3 times already.  Here’s a list of housing websites for apartments in Israel.


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  1. * Molly says:

    This is awesome!

    | Reply Posted 13 years, 10 months ago
  2. many many thanks for taking time to warn “yinnocents” like us. We are considering visiting (mabe moving} to Israel (we live in Hawaii) but one of us is Israeli. We are in our later years and though not inexperienced in the ways of the crooked of this world we did not think the scam scene was quite as bad in Israel especially on Craig’s List which is pretty straight up here. – We live and learn. Thank you again – we shall keep visiting your site.

    | Reply Posted 13 years, 7 months ago
    • * Rebecca says:

      Hi Cici and Denis, Thanks for stopping by the big felafel and have fun on your visit / stay in Israel! Hopefully we won’t hear of any more scams, but it’s always good to be alert and ask lots of questions

      | Reply Posted 13 years, 6 months ago
  3. * fruit basket says:

    Great post and very resourceful. Loved to read it.

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 8 months ago

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