For the first time in three years, the average asking price of a secondhand apartment in greater Tokyo has increased from the previous year. According to Tokyo Kantei, the average asking price of a 70 sqm (753 sqft) second-hand apartment in greater Tokyo in 2014 was 28,510,000 Yen, up 2.1% from 2013. In Tokyo’s 23-ku, the average price in 2014 was 42,030,000 Yen, up 5.2% from 2013. It is now 6.3% below the peak seen during the last mini-bubble in 2008.
Prices in December
The average asking price in Tokyo’s 23 wards was 43,790,000 Yen in December, up 1.1% from the previous month and up 7.7% from December 2013. The average building age was 22.2 years.
In central Tokyo’s six wards (Chiyoda, Chuo, Minato, Shinjuku, Bunkyo and Shibuya), the average apartment asking price was 61,970,000 Yen, up 1.1% from the previous month and up 12.8% from the previous year. The average building age was 21.4 years.
The average price across greater Tokyo was 29,870,000 Yen in December, up 0.5% from the previous month and up 2.3% from the previous year.