Finance

YouTube clip : Capital gain tax in Japan

When you buy a property and sell it in profit in the future, you are liable to

the capital gain tax of the Japanese government whether you are in

Japan or overseas country.

How does it work ?

How much is tax ?

Please find out more details in my video below.

Toshihiko Yamamoto
Real estate investing consultant and author.
Founder of Yamamoto Property Advisory in Tokyo.
International property Investment consultant and licensed
real estate broker (Japan).
He serves the foreign companies and individuals to buy and sell
the real estates in Japan as well as own homes.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from
Osaka Prefecture University in Japan
and an MBA from Bond University in Australia

Toshihiko’s book, “The Savvy Foreign Investor’s Guide to Japanese Properties: How to Expertly Buy, Manage and Sell Real Estate in Japan”is now out on Amazon, iBooks (iTunes, Apple) and Google Play.
About the book 
Amazon.com Link

 

 

Financing your real estate investment in Japan: Suruga bank scandal. Is it facing the risk of contraction ?

Pressure mounts to enact inquiry by FSA on other banks ?

Recently the Financial Services Agency (FSA) ordered Suruga Bank to stop extending fresh loans for real estate investment for six months, over its improper practices related to such financing.
In recent years, the FSA has strengthened its oversight of surveillance over building financing for rental houses that have spread as tax saving measures for inheritance tax. There are an increasing number of examples of building properties in areas with low rental demand and inability to obtain enough rent income assumed by increasing vacancy.
There are cases in which loans can not be repaid and leading to the foreclosures.
Those who are affluent with the upscale property have been targeted by the developers of new apartment buildings and the real estate companies.
Since around 2010, these developers and real estate companies have focused not only on loans involved in landowner’s tax saving measures but also on loans to individuals who do not own the land with limited self-funding. Then shared house scandal involving Suruga bank and Smart days (operator of shared house) exposed to the light in early 2018.Read more

Real Case Study : How viable is buying a property to rent in Japan ? : How to get Financing and Tax implication

(Yokohama city center)
Evaluating Real Estate as an investment
According to an article in USA today, single-family homes in large U.S. cities have generated returns of about 9% annually on average,
according to the study, which examined results from 1986 to 2014.
Yes, there are risks in real estate investment.
Becoming a landlord isn’t without its risks — from bad tenants and periodic market slumps to changing tax laws and natural disasters
such as tsunami and earthquake.
The principle and the mechanism of the real estate investment in Japan is exactly the same

as other countries.In theory, you borrow the money at 3% from a bank and buy the real estate that generates 8% yield.
The spread (in this case 5%) is your profit.
You don’t need the rocket science.   But really ?  Let’s find out how viable it is.
In financial parlance
it is called ‘leveraging’.

Leveraging does not necessarily mean success.
Skeptics about the real estate investment in Japan where the population is
declining and rapidly ageing have lots of ammunition.
Leverage magnifies all of your returns and those returns aren’t always positive!
I
f you want to make investments where you can expect the appreciation of 20% over next 3 years,
Japan is not your destination.

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(Breaking news) New mortgage loan for the rental investment by a Japanese bank for foreign nationals

Just a quick breakthrough note :
Last week,  we have managed to establish the strategic alliance with one of the prominent Japanese banks who can offer foreign nationals loan for the investment property in Japan.
There are three categories.
1. Foreign nationals who reside in Japan with the permanent  residence
(Individuals who live in Japan without PR could be also  eligible)

2. Foreign individuals who reside in Hong Hong (Hong Konger)

3. Foreign nationals who do not live in Japan.

Category 2 and 3 are the breakthrough products.
No Japanese banks have been willing to offer the loan for foreign nationals who do not live in Japan but the window has just opened.
Obviously there are certain conditions such as down payment and taking out the mortgage.
And the approval is subject to the value of the property and financial status of each investor.
In addition, you need to carefully select a property which the bank is likely to offer the loan by meeting their criteria.
Interest rate is attractive enough to create the good cap rate.
Japan’s interest rate is historically low due to the quantitive easing by the central bank.
Anyone who is in interested in such loan, please send us a direct message via
contact us.

 

Toshihiko Yamamoto

Real estate investing consultant and author.
Toshihiko is currently writing a book about the real estate investing in Japan
for foreign investors.
Founder of Yamamoto Property Advisory in Tokyo.
International property Investment consultant and licensed
real estate broker (Japan).
He serves the foreign companies and individuals to buy and sell
the real estates in Japan as well as own homes.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from
Osaka Prefecture University in Japan
and a MBA from Bond University in Australia