Osaka New Apartment Market: 2022 Mid-Year Trend Report

Amidst a depressed supply situation, average sales prices of newly built condominiums in Kansai are up year-on-year, with average sales prices per square meter hitting an all-time high for the January to June period. The Real Estate Economic Institute’s (REEI)... More

What is the average yield for an investment property in Japan?

In this article we give an overview of the average yield that investors can expect for income properties in Japan. With the yen depreciating against the US dollar by about 20% since the beginning of this year, on Real Estate... More

Tokyo New Apartment Market: 2022 Mid-Year Trend Report

Homebuyers in the greater Tokyo region have been buying apartments at a brisk pace this year, pushing the average sales prices of newly built condominiums up for the first time in two years amidst strong demand and low inventory. Data... More

Land prices in Japan up for first time in two years: 2022 Rosenka Land Value Survey

Nationwide land values increased 0.5% in 2022, the first time in two years that land prices in Japan have increased. This is another data point suggesting that the real estate market is recovering from pandemic lows. The Roadside Land Value... More

Buying a Tokyo Investment Property

Interest in Tokyo investment properties has surged this year among foreign buyers due to the weak yen, and inquiries for investment properties on Real Estate Japan have also experienced a healthy jump. In this post, we give a brief overview... More

Osaka’s Hot Housing Market: June 2022 Update

The housing market in Osaka shows few signs of relief in terms of a cool down in prices. The average sales price of a newly constructed apartment in the city of Osaka was ¥65,210,000 in May 2022. This was a... More

Where have apartment prices in Japan risen the most in the past five years?

Prices of pre-owned apartments in the greater Tokyo region grew 0.6% in April compared to March to ¥46,880,000 ($367,000 USD), the twelfth consecutive month of month-on-month price increases. This was also a year-on-year increase of 16.6%. This upward trend in... More