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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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What 2016 means for Tokyo Real Estate

2015 was a monumental year not only for real estate but for Japan overall.  To the vast relief of this author, most of the predictions made at the beginning of 2015 have turned into reality. Looking forward into the unknown that 2016 will bring, we can see some evidence that the grand experiment called Abenomics […]

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Tokyo Property Alerts

Want to keep up on the latest listings in the central Tokyo Market?  Search no more as Housing Japan is proud to announce the release of Saved Searches! What are Saved Searches? These are email alerts that arrive at your inbox everyday at 8am highlighting the properties that were uploaded and updated the day before […]

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The High Life in Takanawa

Built in 2004, City Tower Takanawa is a 35 storey building that towers over the Takanawa area, acting as the landmark building for this exclusive part of town. Co – developed by Shimizu Kensetsu and Sumitomo Real Estate, City Tower Takanawa has been built with a European flair in the entrance, lobby and garden surrounding […]

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Migration into Tokyo’s 23 wards up 4 percent

Existing Tokyo residents moving closer into the city core, offsetting the outflow of children and the elderly Migration into the core of central Tokyo is underway even amongst existing metropolitan residents, the results of a recent a Japanese government report on 2014 demographic shifts have announced. The report, compiled by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and […]

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