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The Untold Story of Chiyoda Ward

While Minato and Shibuya Wards get a lot of attention as well as Chuo Ward where Ginza is located, there is one ward that consistently beats them all in terms of land value preservation and appreciation. That ward is Chiyoda Ward. Located in the geographic centre of the city, Chiyoda Ward holds value the best […]

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Primary Home Loans – Podcast

In this edition of the Housing Japan Insider`s Edge podcast, we discuss the details around securing a home loan for residents in Japan who are thinking of buying their own home. Obtaining financing for long-term residents is easier than you might think, and rates are identical as they are for Japanese citizens. Find out more, […]

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Shibuya Gentrification

Residential pricing has high chances of seeing significant appreciation immediately around Shibuya station as well as along the commuter lines running through the hub between 2017 and 2023. This podcast discusses the details and looks at one specific address already feeling the benefits of Shibuya redevelopment. Hosted by Adam German of Housing Japan. Listen below, […]

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Casinos and Tokyo Real Estate

In this edition of the Housing Japan Insider`s Edge podcast, Adam German talks about the coming Casinos – now legal thanks to recently passed legislation – and their effect on the Tokyo real estate market. For home buyers or investors, this is one of the biggest changes coming to Japan, and will have significant impact on the […]

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Cryptocurrency and Japanese real estate

Japan is famous for being a developed economy that allows cryptocurrency to be used to purchase goods and services. When it comes to real estate trades however, it becomes a little trickier as seller of Japanese property by and large will not accept cryptocurrency for their property; they want yen. Despite Japan on a regulatory […]

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What 2018 means for Tokyo real estate

2018 promises to see continued rises in Tokyo for property pricing and rents.  Here’s why. For prices and rents to rise, there are certain ingredients that are necessary.  You need a rising population; you must have some degree of inflation; you must have inexpensive, responsible lending and you must have the most populous buyers in […]

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Home not selling? Try Staging

Staging is not a common practice in Tokyo for second hand property. There is no other reason for this than the domestic culture not understanding the benefits. Japanese agents won’t bring up the topic for a couple of reasons; the agent needs to ask you for money as the cost is not included in the […]

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Financing Options are Increasing for Foreigners

Real estate financing options, foreign and Japanese alike, have been getting better and better as the year progresses. And it’s a trend that looks to continue at least until the Olympics. In January of this year, the Bank of Japan shocked economists worldwide by announcing a tiered negative interest rate policy compelling every bank operating […]

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