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Tokyo Property Management Guide

International property investors face the same challenges when it comes to generating profits from their real estate assets abroad. And chief among these is finding a reliable and trustworthy property management service to make sure the process goes as smoothly as possible, especially when you’re looking at somewhere like Japan, which comes with its own […]

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Life in Roppongi Hills Residences

Japan’s capital offers a unique mix of traditional and contemporary attractions. While this is enough to draw in huge crowds of visitors each year to support a booming tourism sector, the rich culture, high quality of life and ample employment opportunities found here also attract thousands of people who want to take up permanent residence […]

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Real Estate Investing in Japan: Safest in Asia

East Asia is home to some of the world’s most robust and fastest-growing economies. This presents many potentially lucrative investment opportunities across both residential and commercial property sectors. However, not all countries and local property markets offer equal ROI opportunities, and more importantly, not all of them are equally safe in terms of investment risk. […]

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Real Estate in Tokyo: Investing Inside the Yamanote Line Loop

The Yamanote Line is one of Tokyo’s busiest train lines, connecting the most important urban centres of Japan’s capital with 29 stations (station number 30, is due to open in Spring 2020). It also more or less encircles all 5 central wards of Tokyo: Shinjuku, Shibuya, Minato, Chiyoda, and Chuo. Not surprisingly some of the […]

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Buying a House in Japan as a Foreigner

Japan has numerous ongoing development projects, especially around the Tokyo area – continuously creating countless opportunities for finding a perfect, luxurious house in a great location.  Japan is slowly opening its gates to the world, and in 2019 the number of foreigners in Japan rose to almost 2.7 million, accounting for over 4% of the population […]

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World’s Largest Pension Fund Invests in Japanese Real Estate

Up until 2018, the world’s largest pension fund, Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), had maintained a stable operation centred on government bonds which are yielding close to nothing. However, the pension ‘whale’ is changing its portfolio strategy and as a result, is expected to invigorate the market and economy by pouring in trillions of […]

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Tokyo Real Estate Prices Unlikely to See Major Drop After Olympics

Tokyo Real Estate Prices Unlikely to See Major Drop After Olympics   Compared to the current trade wars and political crises occurring in the global market, the Tokyo real estate market is looking stable. Since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took charge in 2012, real estate prices have continuously appreciated owing due to quantitative easing policies. […]

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New Luxurious Resort in Kyoto Hidden Garden

Resting at the foot of Hidari Daimonji, in a hidden garden near the Golden Pavilion, you’ll find Kyoto’s newest luxury resort, the Aman Kyoto.  On November 1, 2019, Aman debuted its third resort property in Japan in a secret garden of 80 acres, featuring 24 breathtaking rooms and 2 oversized villas. Every accommodation features a […]

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Housing Japan Magazine 2019

The 2019 edition of the Housing Japan Magazine is available now. Our annual publication, it brings together a range of informative articles covering luxury property and fine-living in the heart of Tokyo. Physical copies are being sent out, and the magazine is also available at select locations around Tokyo. Read the online version, below.   […]

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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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Property Investment Alert: Composite Shibuya Shoto

AUTHOR’S NOTE: While reading the below article, it is best you have the following links open in separate browser windows as the article mentions information that is further expanded on in the below links. Click here to see the property details for Composite Shibuya Shoto Click here to see the investor presentation for the property […]

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Tenant Testimonials

Everybody who stays at an apartment managed by Housing Japan expects the highest-level of customer care, and to make sure we are living up to that expectation we ask guests to provide feedback from time-to-time. The below is a sample of recent reviews that people have been kind enough to share with us.     […]

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Tenant Screening Processes in Japan

The most important part of your investment property is the tenant. They are the only source of revenue from the venture; rent revenue that, if the property was chosen well, will keep your ownership in the black. In Japan, disputes favor the tenant over the landlord. This is why it is imperative that the screening […]

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Takanawa Gateway: New Yamanote Line Station Named

For the first time in more than 40 years, Tokyo’s famed Yamanote line will get a new station between Shinagawa and Tamachi stations. The name of the new station was revealed on December 4th, 2018 to be Takanawa Gateway station. Currently under construction and slated to be ready by the Olympics in 2020, the name […]

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Tokyo Commercial Property Investment Loans

Housing Japan works with major domestic and international banks to make commercial property loans available to individuals looking to grow their wealth through property investment in Tokyo. Loans can be tailored to either a private individual, a locally registered Japanese company, or in some cases, an offshore registered entity. Sample terms (Individual):     Sample […]

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Commercial Property Investment Consultation

Our commercial property team is offering free, no obligation consultations to anybody seeking to learn more. Please reserve a time to come in and talk to us. Please note the everything is subject to availability. A member of staff will return your contact with us to confirm the meeting time and place.

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Targeting the modern Chinese buyer

Until very recently, when most people thought of selling property to Chinese buyers, almost exclusively, one thought of mainland Chinese buyers. Recently though, we have seen what I think is the beginning of a trend moving forward and that is the already-overseas Chinese individual looking to bring their wealth closer to home. The reason I […]

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Alternative Investment – Whole Building Short Term Stay

Developing and targeting property for the short-term market can be a powerful wealth generator for investors. In this edition of the Housing Japan Insider`s Edge podcast, host Adam German takes a comprehensive look at the Japanese short-term tenant market. Covering where it comes from, where it is going, and for investors, where the opportunity lies. […]

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An update on short-term rental apartments in Tokyo

Our short-term rentals service offers benefits for both owners and renters; an owner is making their property available at maximum value, while a tenant gains accommodation in central Tokyo with everything they need for both business and extended leisure trips. We are now coming up to the winter season, where we tend to see an […]

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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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