Top 5 Things Not To Do If You Are Thinking About Buying a Home in Tokyo

There are many things to think about when buying a home in Tokyo or elsewhere in Japan. Here are five key things you should not do when making what will probably be one of the biggest purchases of your life. 1. Don’t... More

What is the Average Sales Price for a Tokyo Apartment in 2019? And Are Prices Up Compared to 2018?

The 2019 average sales price for a new apartment in the greater Tokyo area is ¥60,980,000 ($557,000) and average sales prices for January to April have increased about 3.9% across greater Tokyo, compared to 2018 annual average prices. Another key takeaway... More

Buying an Investment Property

Japan Investment Properties: What Can You Buy For $50,000?

In this installment of the “what can you buy” series, by popular request we focus on investment properties at the budget-conscious price point of $50,000 (¥5,500,000). Below the examples are answers to FAQs on buying a property as a foreigner... More

Bilingual Real Estate Agent in Tokyo: Answers Your FAQs on Buying and Managing an Investment Property in Tokyo

Real Estate Japan recently conducted an e-mail interview with Mr. Kotaro Kikkawa on frequently asked questions about buying property in Tokyo as a foreigner. Mr. Kikkawa is an agent with Tokyo-based EM Labo Co. Ltd. Here are his insightful answers to the questions... More

What can you buy for $160,000 or Less? From Japan’s Big Cities to Smaller Towns

In this installment in the “what can you buy” series, we take a look at what you can buy around Japan for $160,000 (¥17,500,000) or less. To put this price point in perspective, in 2018, the average listing price for... More

Ministry of Land to Investigate Possible Fraudulent Use of Fixed-Rate Low-Interest Flat 35 Mortgage Loans for Investment

Japan’s Ministry of Land announced on May 7th that it will investigate possible illegal use of Flat 35 loans by some borrowers to finance investment properties. Flat 35 loans, which are backed by the government-affiliated Japan Housing Finance Agency (JHF),... More

Investing in Japanese Real Estate

Real Estate Investment Support Services for Foreigners in Japan — By Real Estate Japan Inc.

Real Estate Japan Inc. is Japan’s leading multilingual property portal. We work with the top agents in Tokyo and around Japan to connect investors, buyers, sellers, and renters. Through our real estate investment support services, we connect and provide support... More