We are a specialist real estate agency dealing with the most valuable property in Tokyo. Our site lists apartments, land, luxury homes, buildings and more, all for sale in central Tokyo and at select locations nationwide.
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Our agents are fully bilingual and have extensive experience in the Tokyo property market. We are able to help to any extent, from finding the perfect home, translating documents, arranging financing from a Japanese bank, contacting an architect or renovation company and beyond.
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.