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Price of Land in Japan Falls Nationwide for 2nd Consecutive Year: But here’s where prices rose

The average price of a parcel of land in Japan fell 0.4% year-on-year, the second consecutive year in which land prices have dropped, following three years of steady growth (2017 to 2019). However, the rate of decline in the 2021... More

Can I legally rent out my home in Japan when I’m not living there, like on AirBnB?

In this post, we look at the basic considerations needed to determine whether you can legally rent out your home in Japan on a short-term basis, like on AirBnB. This is a question that is being asked more and more... More

Parking Spaces in Japanese Condominium Buildings Explained

If you have a car, a parking space is an essential consideration when buying an apartment in a condominium building. And even if you aren’t a car owner now, you may want to plan ahead just in case. In this... More

5 vacation homes in Japan priced at $150,000 or less

In this installment of the “what can you buy” series, by popular request, we take a look at properties around Japan that would be suitable for a vacation home or “work-from-home” property! The target price point is ¥16,000,000 (¥16,000,000 ($147,000... More

Repair Reserve Fund Fees Explained: Costs of Owning an Apartment in Japan

When you buy a condominium in Japan there are a number of recurring expenses to consider in addition to the mortgage. The two main ones are management fees (also called common area maintenance fees) and repair reserve fund fees. Management... More

What can you buy in Japan for $150,000 or less?

In this installment of the “what can you buy” series, again by popular request, we take a look at what you can buy around Japan at the below average price point of ¥16,000,000 ($147,000 USD) or much less. To put this... More

Top 3 Places Where Foreigners Are Looking to Buy Homes in Japan, Outside Tokyo – August 2021

This month on Real Estate Japan, we’re continuing to see strong buyer interest in For Sale properties throughout the country. The majority of searches and inquires are focused on Tokyo, but there are also many buyers searching in regional cities, especially... More