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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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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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Looking at Luxury

Although your home is the most important purchase you will make in your life, Housing Japan understands that it is only one element of fine-living here in Tokyo. To enrich the offers we present to our clients, we have begun a program of introducing select products from renowned luxury brands. We begin with this, a […]

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Housing Japan Insider’s Edge Podcast

Real estate never exits in isolation from the economy it supports and Japan is no different. While most agents can tell you what the market has done in the past 6 months, they are very loath to predict where it is going to go. This is where this podcast comes in. We at Housing Japan […]

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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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Blocking counter party agents and why this hurts owners

Disclaimer – the below is written for owners of traditional residential property that are either looking to sell or rent. If you own commercial, retail or niche real estate then most of the below will not apply. An example of niche real estate is looking for rental data on short term furnished properties which is […]

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Tokyo Property Alerts from Housing Japan

Sign up to Housing Japan’s free Property Alerts too be notified of new homes that match your criteria as they become available. How it works Everyday Housing Japan uploads the best homes to become available to purchase or rent in Tokyo (and in some cases in key resort locations around Japan). To sign up to […]

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Unique Investing – The case for Aobadai in Meguro Ward

The Aobadai address in Meguro Ward is set to benefit the most from the Shibuya gentrification do to its proximity to everything around it, its current status as a high end neighborhood to live along with an infrastructure that is world class.  If you are looking to purchase in a pocket of Tokyo not many […]

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Housing Japan Magazine – Spring 2018

The 2018 edition of the Housing Japan Magazine has arrived and is available to view online now. Featuring luxury property, lifestyle and more from central Tokyo. We have an exclusive interview with Dr. Andy Palmer the CEO of Aston Martin, plus we speak with David McCallum of Sports Tourism Hospitality and his work with the […]

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