Foreign funds return with force in 2019

With ultra-low interest rates and one of the highest yield gaps in international cities, foreign funds are increasingly turning their attention towards real estate in Tokyo and the rest of Japan.



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Tokyo apartment prices increase for 6th month

According to REINS, a total of 3,233 second-hand apartments were reported to have sold across greater Tokyo in July, down 7.4% from the previous month but up 3.0% from last year. The average sale price was 34,420,000 Yen, up 2.4% from the previous month and up 2.4% from last year. The average price per square meter was 535,100 Yen, up 1.4% from the previous month and up 2.6% from last year. This is the 6th month in a row to see a year-on-year increase. 

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Tokyo neighborhoods providing the best return on investment in 2018

Tokyo Kantei has ranked the station areas that provide the highest combined return of both rental income and capital gain from purchasing 2008, renting the apartment to a tenant for 10 years, and selling in 2018.

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The top stations in Tokyo with the best resale values

Tokyo Kantei has released their ranking of the top train stations across greater Tokyo that have provided the highest increase in the resale value of apartments in 2018.

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Tokyo Apartment Sales in July 2019

The Parkhouse Gran Minami Aoyama 4-Chome

The following is a selection of apartments that were reported to have sold in central Tokyo during the month of July 2019:

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New apartment supply in Tokyo drops to lowest level since 1992

The supply of new condo-type apartments across greater Tokyo in the first half of 2019 has reached the lowest level seen since 1992. As land prices and construction costs continue to remain at high levels, developers have been putting the brakes on residential supply as buyers shift their attention away from expensive new construction. Last-minute demand prior to the increase in consumption tax from October did not materialize as anticipated. 

New apartment prices, meanwhile, have reached the highest level since 1991.

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Flat 35 Home Loan Report for 2018

On July 12, the Japan Housing Finance Agency released its annual report on Flat 35 home loans. The report gives us a look at what type of homes people are buying and how much they are spending on them. Let’s take a look at some of the interesting changes in borrowing that have taken place over the past 10 years.

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120m tall office tower for Shibuya Station area

A 120-meter tall office tower is planned for a site just behind the Shibuya Hikarie building in central Tokyo.

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Tokyo second-hand apartment sales up 8.5% in June

According to REINS, a total of 3,490 second-hand apartments were reported to have sold across greater Tokyo in June, up 27% from the previous month and up 5.2% from last year. The average sale price was 33,610,000 Yen, up 1.1% from the previous month and up 1.3% from last year. The average price per square meter was 527,500 Yen, up 1.8% from the previous month and up 1.6% from last year. This is the 5th month in a row to see a year-on-year increase. The average age of an apartment sold was 21.96 years.

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Tokyo Apartment Sales in June 2019

Ebisu Garden Terrace

The following is a selection of apartments that were reported to have sold in central Tokyo during the month of June 2019:

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