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Kansai New Apartment Sales Continue Strong Showing, as Supply Jumps in Feb

Sales prices of newly constructed apartments in the Kansai region, which includes Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe, averaged ¥39,540,000 ($361,000 USD) in February, a year-on-year increase of 17.3%. The supply of properties released by developers in Kansai also jumped last month... More

Land prices in Japan fall for the first time in six years, pummelled by COVID effect

Nationwide official land prices for commercial, industrial, and residential land, assessed as of January 1, 2021, fell for the first time in six years. The COVID-19 impact hit all three of Japan’s major metropolitan areas, as average land values across... More

How much does it cost to buy a home in Tokyo? March 2021 Update

Below we give a 2021 first quarter update on the market for newly constructed apartments in Tokyo, based on February 2021 actual sales prices. For the price information on single-family homes, please see this article: How much does it cost... More

What can you buy in Japan for $110,000 or less?

In this installment of the “what can you buy” series, by popular request, we take a look at what you can buy around Japan at the below average price point of ¥12,000,000 ($110,000 USD) or much less. To put this... More

Where do foreigners want to buy homes in Tokyo? March 2021 Edition

In this post, we cover the Top 3 most popular stations for people searching for properties for sale on realestate.co.jp as we head to the end of March. The ranking below is based on an analysis of property listings in the Tokyo 23... More

Where do foreigners want to buy homes in Tokyo? February 2021 Edition

In this post, we cover the Top 3 most popular stations for people searching for properties for sale on realestate.co.jp as we close out February. The ranking below is based on an analysis of property listings in the Tokyo 23 Wards that... More

Kansai New Apartment January Sales Prices Pick Up Steam

Sales prices of newly constructed apartments in the Kansai area, which includes Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe, averaged ¥46,290,000 ($436,400 USD) in January, a year-on-year increase of 7.8%. This was one of the key takeaways from the Real Estate Economic Institute... More