Tokyo Real Estate News & Information
Tokyo's Property Market & Useful Tips for Property Owners
Stay informed on Tokyo land prices, redevelopment projects, taxes on Japanese real estate, real estate terms, and more. We provide useful news and information especially for foreigners (non-residents) interested in buying, selling, and owning properties in Tokyo.
Webinar Announcement: "How to Sell Your Home in Japan - Whether You're Living in Japan or Overseas"
On January 15 (Saturday), 2022 at 11:00 AM, Kenji Kubo of PLAZA HOMES, Ltd. will give a talk on "How to Sell Your Home in Japan - Whether You're Living in Japan or Overseas" at an online seminar hosted by Real Estate Japan. Content of the Lecture PLAZA HOMES ・When is the best time to sell real e…Read more
What are Off-Market Properties? - Are these good bargains, or really bargain properties?
When searching for properties for rent or sale, you may often see the messages such as "There are off-market properties!", "How to find off-market properties", etc. However, many people may have questions such as “Is there really a real estate that is not on the market in these days when we can ea…Read more
Selling property in Japan as a foreigner
In Japan, foreigners can buy and sell real estate, and the procedures and taxes imposed on such selling and buying are not very different from those of Japanese people. In recent years, the number of real estate sales transactions by foreigners, including overseas investors, has been increasing, so…Read more
What is the definition of a “Jiko Bukken” property? Guidelines for Disclosure of a Death that Occurred in a House
What is the definition of a “Jiko Bukken” property? You may have heard before, but often do not know well. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has recently released “Guidelines for Disclosure of a Death that Occurred in a House by a Real Estate Broker”.These guidelines are m…Read more
Seminar - Buying and Selling Real Estate for Foreigners in Japan
PLAZA HOMES presented a lecture on "Buying and Selling Real Estate for Foreigners in Japan" at Expat Expo Tokyo 2021. The presentation covers topics such as buying a property in Japan, mortgages, popular areas, taxes, and comparisons with renting. For Foreigners, How to Buy / Sell Real Estate in…Read more
Renting vs Buying Which is better?
Which is better: living in a rental property and continuing to pay rent or buying a property for sale? This is a frequent question that many people are wondering about. It is very difficult to give you a clear answer because it depends on the person’s life plan, the way of thinking about his/her lif…Read more
How to Sell Your Home in Japan for More Money
For smooth sales of your real estate property in better terms, it is important for you to understand the flow of a real estate sales transaction and prepare for your actual transaction in advance. For those who are considering selling a real estate property in Japan, we here show some tips to sell…Read more
What is Renunciation of Inheritance? About the deadlines and procedures
There are 3 types of “inheritance” methods in Japan, which are unconditional acceptance, limited acceptance, and renunciation of inheritance. Here is an explanation about renunciation of inheritance. Unconditional acceptance: To inherit all the rights and obligations of an ancestor, which means i…Read more
Standard Land Price for Tokyo in 2021 - Decline for the first time in 9 years in the commercial areas
On September 21st, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism announced the standard land prices for their selected points nationwide. On the same day, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government also announced the land prices of their selected locations in Tokyo. The standard land price (*l…Read more
What is Home Staging? Staging your home for a more attractive property
Why not consider “Home Staging” for making your home attractive for prospective buyers or lessees? What is Home Staging? Home staging is a method of arranging furniture, lighting, houseplants, miscellaneous goods decorated in a house or apartment unit for sale or lease, to maximize the attractivene…Read more