Buying a Home in Japan as a Foreigner: Options for Buying, Remodeling and Built to Order

Online version of our popular series of seminars on how to buy your dream home (not investment property) in Japan. The seminar will be held online from 6:30PM to 7:30PM on Tue, Nov 24th (JST).

  • host
  • Host:
    Real Estate Japan
  • Date:
  • time
  • Time:
    6:30 pm
  • location
  • Location:
    This seminar will be held online and virtually hosted in Tokyo
  • fee
  • Admission:
    FREE
  • seat
  • Seats:
    30

Real Estate Japan is pleased to present the webinar version of our popular series of seminars on buying your dream home in Japan.

In this seminar, we will cover the basics of buying a home, including:

  • Real estate market trends
  • Interest rates
  • Financing options based on your visa status
  • Government subsidies to help you with a home purchase
  • Tax benefits and tax deductions
  • How to negotiate the purchase price

New topics for this seminar include:

  • Purchasing existing homes and possibly remodeling vs. purchasing land & constructing from scratch
  • How COVID-19 is affecting the market. We’ll lightly touch on this compared to the other topics as the market is continuing to evolve with the COVID situation
  • Considerations for renting out or reselling in the future (including how houses/mansion units compare)

This seminar is designed for foreign residents of Japan, but our partner Century 21 Nisshin is also able to provide assistance to overseas residents who are interested in buying a home in Japan.

Q&A session will be held at the end of the online seminar

Bring your questions and take notes, as we will hold a Q&A session at the end!

Free, online consultations are available by appointment

For a private consultation, please indicate that you would like to request an appointment on the registration form. A consultant from Century 21 Nisshin will contact you. Century 21 Nisshin is a Tokyo-based real estate agency staffed by experienced, bilingual agents.

Our partner, Century 21 Nisshin, is able to offer personalized consultation, including the following.

  • Property information from REINS (the Japanese version of the Multiple Listing Service) as well as additional information from local agents.
  • Consulting with banks to find out how much you can borrow.
  • Provide Income/Expenditure spreadsheets for properties you are interested in, including costs involved in finding tenants.

Properties currently for sale

All the agents listing properties on Real Estate Japan are able to assist clients in English and Japanese; some of our partner agents are also able to speak Traditional and Simplified Chinese.

Before attending the seminar, you may want to look through properties currently available on Real Estate Japan to see if there are any of interest. If so, you can inquire directly to the agent handling the listing by filling out the inquiry form on the property detail page. Please click the links below to see current listings:

All For Sale Property Listings

Investment Property Listings

Articles on Buying Property in Japan

Real Estate Japan regularly publishes articles on buying, selling, and investing in property in Japan, covering a wide of topics from data and market reports to macroeconomic trends and featured properties from around the country.

Here are a few of our most popular articles on home buying:

Please visit the Resources section to see all of our articles.

Speakers

GPlus Media Inc.
Yasuhiro Kitagawa

Yasuhiro has been with Real Estate Japan for six years. He studied and worked in the U.S. for over ten years before returning to Japan to work in the Japanese real estate industry. He is passionate about improving transparency and access to the Japanese real estate market for Japanese and foreigners alike. Yasuhiro is head of Real Estate Japan's investment support services for foreigners.

Century21 Nisshin
Emily Chern
Century21 Nisshin, Overseas Division

She was born and raised in the United States and began studying Japanese from a young age. She worked in freelance event marketing and interpreting for several years before relocating to Japan in 2016. Since arriving in Tokyo in 2017, she has been active in the foreigner-specialized real estate niche, working with a wide range of both individual and corporate clients.

Access

This seminar will be held online and virtually hosted in Tokyo

Host

Real Estate Japan

Register

1. To register for this seminar click on the link below.

Register for this event on GoToWebinar

2. You will be taken to the registration form on GoToWebinar, our seminar platform partner site.

3. After you complete online registration, you will receive a confirmation email from GoToWebinar.

4. Click on the link in the registration email to join the seminar on the date and time of the event.

5. If it is the first time you will be joining us on GoToWebinar, you will be asked to install the GoToWebinar software on your device. Installation takes about five minutes.

6. Please note that the number of attendees is limited to 30 people. Once the registration limit has been reached, we aren’t able to add attendees to the list. We thank you for your understanding on this.

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