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What can you buy in greater Tokyo for $105,000 or Less?

In this installment of the “what can you buy” series, by popular request, we take a look at what you can buy in the greater Tokyo at the far below average price point of ¥11,000,000 ($105,000 USD) or much less.... More

Kansai Apartment Market Forecast: Supply and price trends to watch for in 2021

The Real Estate Economic Institute (REEI) has released its 2021 forecast for supply and price trends in the new condominium market for the Kansai region, which consists of the prefectures of Nara, Wakayama, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo and Shiga. Below are... More

Tokyo Apartment Market Forecast: Trends to watch for in 2021

The Real Estate Economic Institute (REEI) has released its 2021 forecast for supply and price trends for the new condominium market for the greater Tokyo area, which includes Tokyo and the prefectures of Kanagawa, Chiba, and Saitama. Below are the... More

Where do foreigners want to buy homes in Tokyo: December 2020 Edition

In this post, we present the Top 5 most popular stations for people searching for properties for sale on realestate.co.jp as we head into the last part of December 2020. The ranking below is based on an analysis of property listings in the... More

Investing in Tokyo residential real estate from overseas: FAQs

Real Estate Japan recently conducted an email interview with Mr.LAND Co. Ltd., a tri-lingual Tokyo-based real estate brokerage specializing in the sale and purchase of income properties for overseas clients. Below they provide insightful answers to FAQs on: What are... More

Sales of pre-owned apartments and houses in greater Tokyo hit record high in November

Sales of pre-owned condominiums and single-family homes in greater Tokyo had a banner month in November, chalking up the highest unit sales numbers recorded since the Real Estate Information Network for East Japan (REINS East Japan) started tracking the market... More

Homeowners in Japan can expect lower property taxes in 2021

The Japanese government plans to adjust the amount levied for the fixed asset tax (koteishisanzei) for both commercial and residential properties in 2021 to provide relief for people affected by the coronavirus-led economic downturn. The LDP is expected to include... More