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Buying a Home in Tokyo

What can you buy in Tokyo for $250,000 now?

This month, we continue to see strong growth in the number of inquiries from people looking to buy a home or investment property in Tokyo. Below we answer some frequently asked questions, and take a look at what you can... More

Living in Japan

How affordable was it to buy a home in Japan by Prefecture in 2016?

Home affordability decreased for the average income earner in Japan last year. This is according to a data recently released by Tokyo Kantei, which shows that the nationwide income multiple (compared to the average price of a home) increased in 2016,... More

Market Trends

Highlights of the 2017 Rosenka Roadside Land Value Survey of Japan

By Jeff Wynkoop The National Tax Agency recently published its 2017 Roadside Land Values (路線価 or rosenka), and the key takeaway is that the national average price for land went up for the second straight year. Last year’s 0.2% growth... More

How to Improve Tenant Recruitment and Create Interest in Your Japan Investment Property

By Nils Herchenroeder Many investors in real estate have come across this situation: You are feeling good about the purchase of your new property, the market situation looks good, and now you just need to find a tenant to start receiving... More

Market Trends

Condo Prices in Greater Tokyo Approach 1990s Bubble Levels

The average sales price for a condominium released for sale in the greater Tokyo area in the first half of 2017 increased to ¥58.84 million (525,800 USD), up 3.5% year-on-year, and approaching levels last seen at the peak of the... More

Prices for Condos in Japan Hit 11-year High Driven by Foreign Buyers

By Jeff Wynkoop Prices for investment condos continue to rise unabated. According to a leading real estate online site, the average per room price for condos in Japan was 15.5 million JPY in the April-June period, an increase of 3.8%... More

Buying Property in Japan

What can you buy in Japan’s regional cities for $200,000?

In June, we continued to see an upward trend in inquiries for residential and investment properties in Tokyo’s 23 wards and in regional cities, such as Nagoya and Fukuoka. Below, we give just a few examples of what is available... More