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Mortgage Loan Repayment Extensions and Exemptions Due to Coronavirus

The Financial Services Agency (FSA) and the Japan Bankers Association plan to create special measures to reduce or exempt mortgage repayments from individuals and sole proprietors whose incomes have fallen sharply due to the effect of the novel coronavirus. The... More

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

In this post, we present the Top 5 most popular stations for people searching for properties for sale on realestate.co.jp in August 2020. The ranking below is based on an analysis of property listings in the Tokyo 23 Wards that people viewed and inquired... More

Land Values Plummet in Japan’s Urban Areas on Coronavirus Effect: 2020 Q2 LOOK Report

Land prices dropped in 38 of 100 of locations surveyed by Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) in its Q2 2020 LOOK Report, which surveys land price trends for intensively used commercial and residential land in major... More

Resale apartment prices in Tokyo up in July, for the first time in five months

The average listing price for a resale apartment in the greater Tokyo area was ¥36,870,000 ($346,000) in July, the first time in five months that the average price increased compared to the previous month. The first novel coronavirus cases were... More

What is the average price of a house in Osaka?

We take a mid-year look at the average listing price of a resale house in Osaka by ward. What is the average price of a house in Osaka? The city-wide average listing price of a 100-sqm resale house in Osaka... More

What is the average price of a house in Kyoto?

We take a mid-year look at the average listing price of a resale house in Kyoto by ward and give some examples of properties currently being offered for sale. What is the average price of a house in Kyoto? The... More

What can you buy in Japan for $240,000 or less?

In this installment of the “what can you buy” series, by popular request we feature properties around Japan with a list price of $240,000 (¥25,000,000) or much less. To put this price point in perspective, according to Tokyo Kantei, the average... More