Selling Property in Japan

How Much is My Property Worth? Top 5 Things That Affect the Appraised Value of Investment Properties in Japan

The price level of apartments in Japan has skyrocketed since 2012, and it is predicted that market prices will peak around the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. In this article, we give an overview of the main factors that affect the... More

Buying a Home in Japan

Top 3 Factors That Affect a Building’s Earthquake Resistance: What to know before you buy a home in Japan

By Jeff Wynkoop Most buyers in Japan are aware of the importance of assessing earthquake risk before buying a home here. As the events of March 11, 2011 and the earthquake of June 18th, 2018 in Osaka again showed us,... More

What can you buy for $90,000 in Cities Around Japan: From Sapporo to Fukuoka

In this installment in the “what can you buy” series, by popular request we take a look at what you can buy around Japan for ¥10,000,000 ($90,000) or less. To put this budget in perspective, in 2018, the average listing... More

Investing in Japanese Real Estate

7 Situations When You Should Consider Selling Your Residential or Investment Property in Japan

Real Estate Japan recently conducted an e-mail interview with Shinichi Kawamura on whether now is a good time to consider selling a residential or investment property in Japan. Mr. Kawamura is CEO of LINC Inc., a real estate consulting company... More

Selling Property in Japan

What Are the Taxes and Fees When Selling Property in Japan?

By: Shinichi Kawamura, CEO LINC Inc. The sale of land or buildings in Japan is subject to the following three types of taxes: Stamp Duty Capital Gains Tax Resident Tax Stamp Duty is paid at the time of the contract... More

Interview with a Local Agent

Bilingual Real Estate Agent Answers Your FAQS on Buying a Property in Tokyo

Real Estate Japan recently conducted an e-mail interview with Ms. Kanako Enomoto, in which she gives detailed answers to frequently asked questions about buying property in Tokyo as a foreigner. Ms. Enomoto is an agent with Tokyo-based EM Labo Co.... More

Word of the Day - February 1, 2019

What is an owner change property? – Real Estate Japan’s Word of the Day

Owner Change オーナーチェンジ English definition: An owner change property is an investment property that is currently tenanted. From a buyer’s perspective, vacancy risk is reduced when buying an owner change property because the new owner can continue leasing the property... More