How to Buy a Home in Japan as a Foreigner: And How to Get the Best Financing Terms
The latest installment in our popular series on how to buy your dream home (not investment property) in Japan. Doors open at 10:45AM. The seminar will be held from 11AM to Noon.
- Real Estate Japan Inc.
- 11:00 am
- 4F Higashi-Azabu IS Bldg. 1-8-1 Higashi-Azabu Minato-ku, Tokyo
Note: Registration for this seminar is now closed as all seats have been filled. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. Please visit the main Real Estate Japan Seminar page for a list of seminars still open for registration.
Real Estate Japan Inc. is pleased to present the latest installment in 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
- Consumption tax increase
- Government subsidies to help you with a home purchase
- Tax benefits and tax deductions
- How to negotiate the purchase price
- Q&A session
This seminar is designed for foreign residents of Japan, but our partner EM Labo Co. Ltd. is also able to provide assistance to overseas residents who are interested in buying a home in Japan.
Private consultations are available by appointment
For a private consultation, please indicate in the form below a few dates and times when you would be available for a meeting following the seminar.
Our partner, EM Labo Co. Ltd. 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.
- EM Labo’s agents can help foreigners find a home in the following areas: Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama, Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, and Nara
The seminar is free, but seating is limited and previous seminars have filled up quickly, so please register below.
Real Estate Japan Inc. staff will be providing English-Japanese interpretation for speakers and attendees.
The seminar will be held in the meeting rooms at Real Estate Japan Inc., which shares offices with GPlus Media Inc. We are located on the 4th floor of the IS Building in Higashi Azabu.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Lead photo: View of Kyoto, stock photo
Real Estate Japan Inc., General Manager Yasuhiro Kitagawa
Yasuhiro has been with Real Estate Japan Inc. for six years, the last four as General Manager. 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 Inc.'s investment support services for foreigners.
Licensed Agent, EM Labo Co. Ltd. Kanako Enomoto
I have five years of brokerage experience in both residential and investment properties in Japan. I have personally experienced moving between Melbourne, Canberra, New York and Tokyo a total of 23 times. My focus and passion is to help others find their happiness through real estate. My experience in losing the house that I grew up in through bankruptcy motivates me to help my clients find a sense of security and to make sure that they are financially prepared to own properties. The services we provide include our professional network that include but are not limited to administrative support, accounting and legal advisories to help our customers make the right decisions.
Licensed Agent, EM Labo Co. Ltd. Kotaro Kikkawa
I have about five years experience in the real estate business. In the past four years, I've worked as an agent for buying, selling and leasing property, as well as a property manager. I believe that it's rare for a Japanese real estate agent to have provided all of these services to foreigners. I also have two years experience studying and working for a local company in Toronto, Canada. Moreover, I run another company which acts as an agent for students studying abroad. We also sell original okonomiyaki sauce among other products and services.