Housing Japan is Tokyo's leading bilingual property agent.
New developments, luxury apartments, land and more.
Whatever it is you are looking for in Japan, we have access to the best on-and-off market deals. We only list the best property available in Tokyo, and as we also work as a seller`s agent for many high-end Tokyo homes, we have access to exclusive property that is not sold or marketed anywhere else – meaning that we can offer it to our clients first. So, whether you are looking for a luxury residence to make your home, a high-yield building to earn a return on, or something in-between, we have the expertise to get you the best.
Japan property loans for foreigners.
Housing Japan works with leading Japanese banks to make loans available to foreigners and we are able to introduce you to various financing options. Those already living in Japan, as well as residents of Hong Kong, Singapore or with a investment vehicle, now have multiple choices open to them. In addition, the total amount available can encompass a high percentage of the purchase price. When you have found a property that you are interested in, we work with you to complete the loan process, handling translations, necessary documentation and any additional support that is required.
Once you have purchased a property in Tokyo, you will want to ensure that it is managed to a high-level and maintains its value. This can apply if you have purchased an investment property or if you have your own home and wish to rent it out for a couple of years in order to earn a return on it. Housing Japan provides a full range of competitively priced professional property management services. Through our three-pronged approach of meticulous Property Management, Accounting, and Tenant Management, you will find that Housing Japan is the leading company in providing the top Property Management services in Tokyo.
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Outside of Tokyo
Resort Property For Sale in Japan
With stunning natural scenery and a booming travel market, Japan`s resort towns are a popular place for purchasing an investment property or holiday home. In select locations we have additional expertise and local-knowledge to help with the purchase of property. Primarily these involve the ski resort towns of Hakuba and Niseko, as well as coastal locations in Eastern Japan, but further options are also possible – contact us for details.
At Housing Japan, we aim to be an innovation leader in Real Estate services in Japan. Our company philosophy is to “Think, Innovate and Create” and it is a part of everything we do. Housing Japan was formed in 2000 providing leasing services to expatriates relocating to Tokyo. Our business has since then evolved to provide a broad range of Real Estate services to a multicultural and international client base. Our team differentiates itself by providing the high level of specialized service demanded by international clients and investors. Over the years Housing Japan has had the privilege to work with many of the embassies, international chambers of commerce, multinational companies and international schools in Tokyo.
Costs & Taxes
Buyers of residential property in Japan are subject to one-time acquisition tax of 1.5% of the government valuation of the land and 3% of the value of the building. The government valuation is usually about 60-80% of the market price of the property. This tax is paid to the local government and is usually due within six month of the purchase. The transfer of a property can also incur registration tax. Currently the tax is 2% of the government valuation of land and 1.3% of the value of the building. Registration Tax is also payable on mortgages at a rate of 0.4% of the loan amount. Agent fees are set at 3% of sale price + ¥60,000 + Consumption Tax.