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Comprehensive Cost Analysis: What to Expect When Purchasing Japanese Property

Introduction

The Japanese real estate market offers unique opportunities and challenges for investors and homebuyers alike.

This article delves into the myriad costs associated with property transactions beyond the listing price,

helping you to budget effectively and navigate the market with confidence.

Understanding Purchase Costs

When buying property in Japan, costs extend far beyond the advertised price.

These vary based on the property’s location, type, and the transaction’s specifics.

Brokerage Fees: (Shiho-shoshi, 司法書士)

In Japan, brokerage fees for real estate transactions typically consist of 3% of the property’s sale price, an additional fixed fee of 60,000 yen,

and a consumption tax, which is currently at 10%.

These fees are payable to real estate agents (buying agents).

 

Similarly, when you decide to sell your property through agents, the same fee structure applies.

You will need to pay 3% of the property’s sale price, plus a fixed fee of 60,000 yen,

along with the 10% consumption tax currently applicable.

These fees are payable to your selling agents.

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Tokyo’s Real Estate Outlook 2024: Insights from NLI Research for International Investors and Residents

Introduction

 

*Greater Tokyo transaction price and transaction numbers

(From NLI chart)

 

As a leading expert with 15 years of experience as a residential property investor and landlord in Tokyo’s real estate market,

Yamamoto Property Advisory offers unparalleled insights and tailored investment strategies

for foreign investors looking to navigate this dynamic landscape.

Our deep understanding from a landlord’s perspective enriches our advisory services,

ensuring that you receive the most informed and strategic guidance available.

 

The report from NLI Research Institute, a think tank of Nihon Life insurance group, dated March 22, 2024,

provides an analysis of the used condominium market in the Tokyo metropolitan area (greater Tokyo, including

Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba)with a focus on the effects of financial policy changes

and market dynamics.

 

The used condominium market in the Tokyo metropolitan area has a significant impact on the overall real estate market in Japan

due to its large scale and influence,and because Tokyo is the center of economic activity in Japan. For this reason,

this market is considered an indicator of the entire Japanese real estate market.

 

 

Here’s a concise summary of the main points of the report.

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Bridging Cultures in Property: Insights for Foreign Investors in Tokyo

 

1. Introduction

This article delves into a critical case study that surfaced in the real estate sector, highlighting not only the complexities inherent in property transactions

but also underscoring the indispensable role of diligent research and ethical practices in this field.

At the heart of our discussion is a real estate transaction that unraveled into a legal and ethical quagmire, involving a buyer, a broker, and a seller.

 

This case, which led to the administrative sanction of a broker for failing to return a deposit after a deal’s cancellation,

serves as a quintessential example of the pitfalls that can occur in real estate dealings.

 

The importance of this case extends beyond the specifics of its narrative.

It sheds light on a wider issue in the real estate industry: the necessity for transparency, legal compliance, and ethical conduct.

For potential buyers, sellers, and even real estate professionals, this case underscores the crucial need for thorough research and due diligence.

 

In an industry where transactions involve significant financial and emotional investments,

the consequences of neglecting proper checks and balances can be dire.

Our exploration of this case begins by setting the scene — outlining the key events as they unfolded,

and the roles and responsibilities of the involved parties.

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Tokyo’s Property Market in 2023 (as of October) : An In-Depth Guide for Overseas Investors

 

Introduction:

Tokyo, a city that seamlessly blends the ultramodern with the traditional, stands as a beacon of opportunity in the global real estate landscape. For foreign investors looking to dive into this market, understanding its current trends is crucial. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore the latest developments in Tokyo’s real estate market, focusing on the used condominium sector, which offers insightful glimpses into the city’s economic heartbeat.

 

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Investing in Japanese Real Estate through Mortgage Property Auctions: What Foreign Investors Need to Know

Investing in Japanese Real Estate: What Foreign Investors Need to Know

Japan is a country with a rich history and culture, and its real estate market is no exception.

With its unique blend of modernity and tradition,

Japan offers a wide range of investment opportunities for foreign investors.

However, investing in Japanese real estate can be a complex process,

and it is important to understand the legal and

cultural nuances before making an investment.

As a real estate agent based in Tokyo serving foreign investors,

I have seen first-hand the potential for growth and success

in the Japanese real estate market.

In this article, I will share some key information t

hat foreign investors should know before investing in Japanese real estate.

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Unearth an Exclusive Treasure in Kyoto: Exceptional Property Now Available!

 

Unearth an Exclusive Treasure in Kyoto: Exceptional Property Now Available!

 

Kyoto: The Ancient Capital with Modern Allure

 

Welcome to Kyoto, a city that harmoniously blends centuries-old traditions

with the dynamic pulse of modern life.

Once the capital of Japan for over a millennium, Kyoto is steeped in history

and rich cultural heritage,

offering a unique tapestry of experiences for its visitors and residents alike.

 

Kyoto is renowned for its historical landmarks,

including 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, traditional tea houses,

and stunning temples and shrines that dot the cityscape.

Its architectural grandeur, which spans the Heian to Edo periods,

and serene gardens are a testament to Japan’s enduring craftsmanship

and aesthetic sensibility.

 

Beyond its historic charm, Kyoto is also a vibrant, contemporary city.

It is home to leading universities, cutting-edge technology companies,

and a burgeoning startup scene. Kyoto’s culinary landscape is equally impressive,

boasting everything from Michelin-starred restaurants to comforting ramen stalls.

 

The city’s well-developed public transport system, featuring both subway and bus networks,

ensures that all of Kyoto’s attractions are within easy reach.

Whether you’re exploring the iconic Arashiyama Bamboo Grove,

wandering the historic streets of Gion, or engaging with the latest innovations

in the city’s tech hubs, Kyoto offers an enriching lifestyle that few cities can match.

 

Now, we’re thrilled to present a unique opportunity to own a piece of this extraordinary city.

A rare and exclusive property has come onto the market,

 

nestled in the heart of Kyoto, waiting for you to call it home. Read on for more details.

 

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The Japanese Housing Market: Is it Time to Buy?

 

The Japanese Housing Market: Is it Time to Buy?

The prices of newly built standalone homes and condominiums in Japan

have been rising steadily for the past few years,

but there is a growing concern that the market may

be reaching a turning point.

The prices of newly built standalone homes and condominiums

have been rising steadily for the past few years.

 

The price of used condominiums has increased by more than 70% over 10 years.

 

The rise in condominium prices, especially in the metropolitan area, continues.

However, there is a growing concern that the market may be reaching a turning point.

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Reviving Japan’s Countryside: How Foreign Investors are Transforming Vacant Houses(akiya) into Opportunities

 

 

Reviving Japan’s Countryside:

How Foreign Investors are Transforming Vacant Houses

into Opportunities

 

Are you an overseas investor or foreign national intrigued by the charm and allure of traditional Japanese homes?

 

If so, there is an exciting opportunity waiting for you.

 

As the appreciation for traditional Japanese architecture grows,

 

a promising trend is emerging that not only provides a unique investment opportunity

 

but also contributes to solving a significant societal issue in Japan – vacant houses.

 

Foreign buyers are increasingly attracted to these vacant, traditionally styled homes,

 

often located in the heart of Japan’s beautiful countryside.

 

Fueled by the rich cultural heritage encapsulated in these properties and a relatively lower cost

 

due to the weaker yen, this trend provides an opportunity for foreign investors to own a slice of authentic Japanese culture.

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Tokyo Shines as Second Wealthiest City in the World, Despite Fewer Billionaires

 

 

Understanding the wealth distribution across the globe

 

can offer invaluable insights into potential opportunities

 

and trends in the real estate market.

 

That’s why today, we’re turning our spotlight on a recent report by Henley & Partners, a British consulting firm,

 

which ranks cities based on their millionaire populations.

 

Particularly interesting for us is the position of Tokyo, Japan’s bustling capital, in this global landscape.

 

As we unpack these insights, we’ll consider what this means for real estate investment in Japan,

 

and how these trends might shape our strategies moving forward.

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Safeguard Your Investment: Understanding Bait Listings in the Japanese Real Estate Market

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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