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Monday, April 2, 2012

Japan property cheapest in the world

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According to a recent survey, NZ has the second most highest property prices in terms of income in the world after Canada. Also noteworthy is the fact that Japan has the lowest housing prices in comparison to income. I encourage expatriates and Japanese people to look at the foreclosed property market because houses can be bought very cheaply through this route. I bought a 5br dormitory just 1hr train from Tokyo City Central in 2004 for just $US28,000. Prices have gone no where since. Its particularly cheap in rural areas; but being a populated island archipelago, its hard to get far from a major city....but you would be surprised how much scenic nature this country has, and how easy it is to explore by cheap train services. The yields are exceptionally good, and there is no better way to buy than via the foreclosed route because of the lack of competition as well as the security of dealing with the Japanese court system. They even help you remove any 'problem' owners....but anyway most Japanese are so polite, they might even help you move out. Mine was lovely...gave me some advice...to clean our the pine needles from the roof guttering....since his home had a little water damage. Perceptions of people wanting to cause injury to you are over-stated. Consider that most distressed buyers are happy to stay in these houses just to get low rent. i.e. The banks want to claw back equity....but in fact the owners simply want to retain the cheap rent since Japan has for the last decade had record low interest rates....even lower than enjoyed by the rest of the world. I therefore recommend buying property in Japan because its such a pleasant place to live and to cheap to buy. The most expensive aspects of Japan are the utility and eating-out expenses, but you'd be surprised how reasonable it is to buy:
1. Takeaway - good quality for $5-8
2. Train - $3-4 even for outer city
3. My stepbrother is getting Wimax internet for $10/month under a special deal
4. Land rates - I pay $US1500 in NZ, but its just $300 in Japan, and its so safe I don't even bother insuring my place.
5. Japan Rail Pass allows you to travel around Japan for $300-350 for a week unlimited, including on Shinkansen.
6. Beers are Y600, but you can get as low as Y300 in Roppongi and drinking at home is really cheap.
I am simply blown away by Japan because there is simply no better place to live. I will be returning there in a few years I suspect, as my partner's brother lives there. My focus is however on work at the moment. Learn more about Japan foreclosed property!


'Buying NZ Property – Download the free sample readings!

NZ presents some of the most alluring property in the Western World; particularly given the greater easy of residency, the low cost of property, and the liveability of the country. In addition, there is no capital gains tax, transfer taxes, VAT/GST or wealth taxes in NZ, so rest assured that NZ property is tax-effective! Learn more now!

New Zealand Property Report 2010 - Download the table of contents or buy this 180-page report at our online store for just $US19.95.


Japan Foreclosed Property 2015-2016 - Buy this 5th edition report!

Over the years, this ebook has been enhanced with additional research to offer a comprehensive appraisal of the Japanese foreclosed property market, as well as offering economic and industry analysis. The author travels to Japan regularly to keep abreast of the local market conditions, and has purchased several foreclosed properties, as well as bidding on others. Japan is one of the few markets offering high-yielding property investment opportunities. Contrary to the 'rural depopulation' scepticism, the urban centres are growing, and they have always been a magnet for expatriates in Asia. Japan is a place where expats, investors (big or small) can make highly profitable real estate investments. Japan is a large market, with a plethora of cheap properties up for tender by the courts. Few other Western nations offer such cheap property so close to major infrastructure. Japan is unique in this respect, and it offers such a different life experience, which also makes it special. There is a plethora of property is depopulating rural areas, however there are fortnightly tenders offering plenty of property in Japan's cities as well. I bought a dormitory 1hr from Tokyo for just $US30,000.
You can view foreclosed properties listed for as little as $US10,000 in Japan thanks to depopulation and a culture that is geared towards working for the state. I bought foreclosed properties in Japan and now I reveal all in our expanded 350+page report. The information you need to know, strategies to apply, where to get help, and the tools to use. We even help you avoid the tsunami and nuclear risks since I was a geologist/mining finance analyst in a past life. Check out the "feedback" in our blog for stories of success by customers of our previous reports.

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