Investing in Japanese Real Estate for Beginners: From Financing, to Finding a Target Property and Management
The latest installment in our series of seminars for foreign residents of Japan who are interested in getting started in real estate investment. 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
Real Estate Japan Inc. is pleased to present the latest installment in our series of investment seminars for foreigners who are interested in taking the first step in Japanese real estate investment.
This seminar is designed for beginning investors, but we will be covering a wide range of topics from the process of buying a property in Japan, to financing and the specifics of finding a target property and ways to protect your investment and maximize your returns.
Topics we will be discussing:
- How your residency status can affect the financing terms you’ll be offered
- Which banks offer financing to non-Japanese buyers
- How property prices and rent levels have been changing in the Japanese real estate market
- How interest rates have been changing in Japan
- How to target suitable properties (supply and demand approach)
- Investing in a single unit vs whole building (pros and cons)
- Why it is important to check the repair reserve fund before purchasing
- Why it is important to use a guarantor company as an owner
- How to purchase property 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 agent, EM Labo Co. Ltd., is able to offer highly personalized consultation, including:
- 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.
- Property information from REINS (the Japanese version of the Multiple Listing Service) as well as additional information from local agents.
Who is this seminar meant for?
This seminar is designed primarily for foreign residents of Japan who are new to Japanese real estate investment.
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.
This seminar is brought to you by Real Estate Japan Inc. We look forward to seeing you there!
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.