Regional residential land prices increase for first time since 1992

Something that is on every local investor and real estate agent’s calendar is the announcement of the Chika-Koji assessed land prices by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT). This year’s results came as no surprise to those in the industry, with average land prices increasing for the fourth year in a row. A 1.2% increase nationwide was reported in 2019, a 0.5 point increase from 2018.

Apartment transactions up in February

According to REINS, 3,484 second-hand apartments were reported to have sold across greater Tokyo in February, up 30.6% from January and up 1.8% from last year. The average sale price was 34,730,000 Yen, up 5.4% from the previous month and up 3.6% from last year. The average price per square meter was 531,600 Yen, up 3.3% from the previous month and up 3.8% from last year.