Hello, dear readers and investors!
As a real estate agent based in Tokyo, I have the privilege of assisting numerous foreign investors
in navigating the intricacies of the Japanese property market.
Today, I’d like to share some insights on a critical aspect of real estate transactions in Japan
– the extension of settlement dates and loan cancellation dates in sales contracts.
This topic is particularly relevant for those planning to finance their property purchase through a housing loan.
In the realm of real estate transactions, it’s common for buyers to finance their purchases through housing loans. In Japan,
when a buyer opts for a housing loan, a specific clause, known as the housing loan clause (or loan cancellation clause),
is typically included in the sales contract.
This clause provides a safety net for buyers,
allowing them to cancel the contract if they fail to secure loan approval from their financial institution.
Now, let’s consider a scenario where the buyer’s financial arrangements are delayed,
leading to an agreed extension of the settlement date (the payment date) with the seller.
A question that often arises in such situations is – does the extension of the settlement date also imply an extension of the loan cancellation date?
Investing in Prosperity: How Japan’s Experience-Based
Tourism Boom Impacts Real Estate Opportunities
Hello esteemed readers and potential investors,
In the pulsating economic landscape of Japan,
a compelling trend is unfolding that holds significant implications for us all,
particularly those of us vested in international real estate investments.
Since last autumn, Japan has experienced a substantial resurgence in inbound tourism.
However, the dynamics of this resurgence are quite different from what we’ve seen in the past.
There’s been a considerable decline in ‘explosive buying’,
a phenomenon that once characterized Japan’s tourism industry.
Do you know ‘Otori-bukken’ ?
Truth be told,
We have to admit there are a number of
shady and dishonest real estate agents in Japan.
As a foreign investor considering investment opportunities
in the Japanese real estate market,
it’s crucial to be aware of the tactics some unscrupulous agents
employ to lure potential clients.
Investing in Japan’s Ageing Condominiums:
Opportunities and Insights for
Foreign Investors Amid Legal Changes
Are you a foreign investor interested
in Japan’s real estate market?
As a leading real estate agent for foreign investors, we’re here to provide you with the latest updates
and insights into the industry.
Today, we’re discussing the Japanese government’s proposed amendments
to the Condominium Ownership Act and what it could mean for you as a potential investor.
The Japanese government is considering amending the Condominium Ownership Act by the fiscal year 2024,
Are you an investor exploring alternative
real estate investment opportunities in Asia?
The recent changes in Singapore’s property tax regulations may prompt you to look elsewhere
for promising investments.
As a Japanese real estate agent specializing in assisting foreign investors,
I’m here to help you navigate this changing landscape and
discover the potential of Japan’s real estate market.
Have you ever considered becoming
a digital nomad in Japan?
As the safest country in the world, Japan offers a diverse range
of entertainment options,
an unrivalled food scene and a unique blend of tradition and innovation.
With relatively affordable rent and a world-class healthcare system,
Japan is an increasingly attractive destination for digital nomads looking to
immerse themselves in a new culture and way of life.
Moreover, the Japanese government is actively encouraging
digital nomads and foreign investors
Rising Used Condominium Prices in Tokyo and Major Japanese Metropolitan Areas
Tokyo Kantei Press Released on March 23, 2023
Major Cities in the Three Major Metropolitan Areas: Monthly Trends in Used Condominium Prices (70 sqm)
In February, used condominium prices in the Tokyo metropolitan area increased
by 0.4% compared to the previous month, reaching 48.66 million yen,
marking the third consecutive month of increase.
In central Tokyo, prices once again surpassed the 100 million yen mark.
The average prices in the Kinki and Chubu regions also continued to rise modestly,
with no significant downward movement seen in the market.
In February 2023, used condominium prices in the Tokyo metropolitan area
rose for the third consecutive month, with a slight increase of 0.4% compared to the previous month,
reaching 48.66 million yen.
When looking at the data by prefecture, Tokyo saw an increase of 0.7% to 64.41 million yen,
surpassing the record high set in December of the previous year.
In Kanagawa Prefecture (+0.4%, 36.68 million yen), prices continued to rise compared
to the previous month, while in Chiba Prefecture (+1.7%, 28.29 million yen),
prices have been on an upward trend since April of the previous year.
On the other hand, prices in Saitama Prefecture decreased slightly by 0.4% to 30.49 million yen,
marking the first decline in six months.
The average price in the Kinki region increased for the first time in two months,
with a slight increase of 0.2% to 29.14 million yen, due to the strength of the Osaka area.
In Osaka Prefecture, the price showed a similar movement with a 0.2% increase to 31.28 million yen,
but it did not surpass the level reached in December of the previous year.
My latest YouTube video clip about the bank loan scandal for the investment
ARUHI (SBI group) is accused for arranging the fraudulent bank loan for
the rogue real estate realtors and investors.
They all conspired with an accomplice to get a low-interest funding to buy an investment property,
which is only applicable to the housing.
Where is the most expensive location in Tokyo ?
Ginza in Chuo-ku.
You are right. In terms of face value, Ginza is the most expensive location in Japan and those expensive
locations are commercial areas.
What about the condos relative to the ratio of rent ?
With the rise in land prices, real estate has become difficult to buy year after year.
Where is the area which is relatively cheaper than other areas in terms of the payback period using
the rent you have to pay ?
Real estate research firm Tokyo Kantei announces “Condominium PER” every year for new condos
as one of the judgment criteria.