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An updated forecast of Tokyo real estate prices

Tokyo apartment price prediction

The Japan Real Estate Institute published an updated forecast of real estate prices and rental values in Tokyo’s 23 wards from 2014 to 2020.

In 2013, apartment prices increased by around 4% due to a last minute buying rush before the hike in the consumption tax kicked in. Note: this tax applies to the sale of brand new apartments and applies to the building portion of the sale only. Anyone who signed a contract on a new apartment before the end of September 2013 could lock in the 5% tax rate.

2014

In 2014, apartment prices are fell by around 2% from the previous year to 804,000 Yen/sqm. This was attributed a drop in demand due to the increase in the consumption tax rate from April 2014.

Monthly apartment rent increased by 6.4% to 3,430 Yen/sqm.

2015

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Secondhand apartment prices in March – Tokyo Kantei

According to Tokyo Kantei, the average asking price of a 70 sqm (753 sqft) second-hand apartment in Tokyo’s 23 wards was 41,480,000 Yen in March, up 0.1% from the previous month and up 5.8% from March 2013. This is the fourth month in a row to see a month-on-month increase, although the rate of growth has reduced. The average apartment age was 20.9 years, up 0.4 years from the previous month.

In central Tokyo’s six wards (Chiyoda, Chuo, Minato, Shinjuku, Bunkyo and Shibuya), the average apartment asking price was 57,220,000 Yen, up 0.7% from February and up 11.1% from last year. The average apartment age was 21.0 years, up 0.4 years from the previous month. Read More

Secondhand apartment sales in March – REINS

According to REINS, 3,994 secondhand apartments were sold across greater Tokyo in March, up 20.6% from the previous month and up 4.3% from March 2013. The average sale price was 26,650,000 Yen, down 1.0% from February but up 2.7% from last year.

The average price per square meter was 416,600 Yen, down 200 Yen from February but up 4.9% from last year. The average apartment age was 19.40 years and the average apartment size was 63.96 sqm (688 sqft).

The Tokyo Metropolitan area saw 1,983 apartments sold, up 20.9% from February and up 6.1% from last year.  Read More

Developers struggling with rising construction costs

Apartment developers are facing an impending crisis as construction costs continue to rise.

The average cost per apartment has risen almost 20% to 23 million Yen in the past year. Average construction costs per square meter are now around 300,000 Yen.

To make things worse, land prices are now starting to increase.  Read More

Secondhand apartment prices in January – Tokyo Kantei

According to Tokyo Kantei, the average asking price of a 70 sqm (753 sqft) second-hand apartment in Tokyo’s 23 wards was 41,080,000 Yen in January, up 1.0% from the previous month and up 4.2% from January 2013. The average apartment age was 20.6 years.

In central Tokyo’s six wards (Chiyoda, Chuo, Minato, Shinjuku, Bunkyo and Shibuya), the average apartment price was 55,680,000 Yen, up 1.4% from the previous month and up 8.1% from last year. The average apartment age was 20.9 years. Read More

New apartment prices in January

According to the Real Estate Economic Institute, a total of 1,826 new apartments were released for sale in greater Tokyo in January, down 77.9% from the previous month but up 6.1% from January 2013. 

The contract rate for the month was 78.6%, up 2.5 points from the previous month and up 9.4 points from last year.

The average apartment price was 46,370,000 Yen, down 1.8% from last year. The average price per square meter was 660,000 Yen, down 4.2% from last year. Read More

Second-hand apartment sales in January – REINS

According to REINS, 2,688 secondhand apartments were sold across greater Tokyo in January, down 7.3% from the previous month but up 6.8% from January 2013. This is the 17th month in a row to see a year-on-year increase in sales.  

The average sale price was 26,730,000 Yen, up 4.4% from December and up 1.2% from last year. The average price per square meter was 415,300 Yen, up 2.6% from December and up 4.5% from last year. The average apartment age was 19.38 years. Read More

Secondhand apartment prices in December (and 2013 average) – Tokyo Kantei

According to Tokyo Kantei, the average asking price of a 70 sqm (753 sqft) second-hand apartment in greater Tokyo in 2013 was 27,910,000 Yen, down 2.5% from the previous year. The average apartment age was 20.2 years. For the month of December, the average price was 28,310,000 Yen, up 0.3% from the previous month and up 0.4% from December 2012.

The average price in Tokyo’s 23 wards in 2013 was 39,950,000 Yen, up 0.5% from 2012. The average building age was 20.5 years. For the month of December, the average asking price was 40,660,000 Yen, up 0.1% from the previous month and 2.3% higher than December 2012. Read More

Second-hand apartment sales in December – REINS

According to REINS, 2,900 second-hand apartments were sold across greater Tokyo in December 2013, up 22.7% from the previous year, but down 7.1% from the previous month. The average sale price was 25,600,000 Yen, up 2.5% from the previous year but down 3.7% from November. The average price per square meter was 404,800 Yen, up 5.6% from last year but down 1.8% from November.

There were also more sales at the top end of the market. In the 4th quarter of 2013, 60 apartments over 100 million Yen were sold in the Tokyo metropolitan area, comprising 1.4% of the total. This is an increase of 131% from the same quarter in 2012. 141 apartments sold for between 70 ~ 100 million Yen, up 56.7% from 2012.

The average price of a second-hand apartment sold in central Tokyo’s 3 wards (Chiyoda, Chuo and Minato) in December was 44,600,000 Yen, up 3.1% from last year but down 12.3% from the previous month. It is worth noting that the average size of an apartment sold in December was 9% smaller than the previous month. Read More

Secondhand apartment prices in November – Tokyo Kantei

According to Tokyo Kantei, the average asking price of a 70 sqm (753 sqft) second-hand apartment in Tokyo’s 23 wards was 40,610,000 Yen in November, down 0.1% from the previous month but up 3.4% from last year. The average apartment age was 20.6 years.

In central Tokyo’s six wards (Chiyoda, Chuo, Minato, Shinjuku, Bunkyo and Shibuya), the average apartment price was 54,690,000 Yen, up 0.2% from the previous month and up 6.7% from last year. The average apartment age was 20.9 years. Read More