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Secondhand apartment prices in May 2015 – Tokyo Kantei

Tokyo apartment asking prices May 2015

According to Tokyo Kantei, the average asking price of a 70 sqm (753 sq ft) apartment in greater Tokyo in May was 29,980,000 Yen, up 1.0% from the previous month and up 5.5% from last year. This is the 9th month in a row to see an increase from the previous month. The average building age was 22.0 years.

The increasing cost of buying a brand new apartment is causing buyers to shift their attention to the resale market. With the average price of a new apartment over 10 times the average annual income, and far exceeding the normal multiple of 6, more and more buyers are becoming priced out of the new apartment market. Read More

Central Tokyo apartment prices up 6.9% from last year

According to REINS, 2,440 second-hand apartments were sold across greater Tokyo in January 2015, down 2.3% from the previous month and down 9.2% from last year. This is the 10th month in a row to see a year-on-year decline.

The average apartment sale price was 27,980,000 Yen, down 1.7% from the previous month but up 4.7% from last year. The average price per square meter was 437,300 Yen, down 2.6% from the previous month but up 5.3% from last year. The average building age was 19.51 years.

1,193 second-hand apartments were sold in the Tokyo metropolitan area, down 4.6% from the previous month and down 9.3% from last year. The average sale price was 33,220,000 Yen, down 5.3% from the previous month but up 1.3% from last year. The average price per square meter was 567,600 Yen, down 4.4% from the previous month but up 4.1% from last year. The average building age was 18.89 years.

In central Tokyo’s 3 wards (Chiyoda, Chuo and Minato), the average sale price was 48,030,000 Yen, down 16.2% from the previous month and down 1.4% from last year. The average size of an apartment sold in January shrunk by 10.3% from the month before, while the average building age was 4 years older, which may help explain the fairly large drop in price from the previous month. The average sale price per square meter was 933,000 Yen, down 6.6% from the previous month but up 6.9% from last year. Read More

Secondhand apartment prices in December 2014 – Tokyo Kantei

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. Read More

New apartment prices in Tokyo up 26%

According to the Real Estate Economic Institute, 2,110 brand new apartments were released for sale in greater Tokyo in August, down 50.0% from the previous month and down 49.1% from last year. This is the 7th month in a row to see a year-on-year drop in supply.

1,469 apartments were sold, making the contract rate 69.6%. This is down 14.1 points from the previous month and down 11.9 points from last year. This is the first time the contract rate has fallen below 70% in 19 months. A contract rate over 70% usually indicates positive market conditions.

The average new apartment price was 56,850,000 Yen, up 2.8% from the previous month and up 18.5% from last year.

The average price per square meter was 775,000 Yen, up 0.5% from the previous month and up 14.5% from last year.

212 apartments in high-rise buildings (over 20-storeys) were offered for sale, down 86.2% from the previous month and down 78.6% from last year. The contract rate was 50.9%, down 42.6 points from the previous month and down 34.3 points from last year. Read More

Secondhand apartment transactions down while prices continue to climb

According to REINS, 2,118 second-hand apartments were sold across greater Tokyo in August, down 16.4% from the previous month and down 5.9% from last year. This is the 5th month in a row to see a decline from one year prior.

The average apartment sale price across greater Tokyo was 28,190,000 Yen, up 7.4% from the previous month and up 10.2% from last year. The average price per square meter was 436,900 Yen, up 6.5% from the previous month and up 9.2% from last year. The average building age was 19.47 years.

1,003 apartments were sold in the Tokyo metropolitan area, down 18.3% from the previous month and down 9.2% from last year. This is the 5th month in a row to see a decline from one year prior. The average apartment sale price was 34,870,000 Yen, up 9.0% from the previous month and up 12.7% from last year. The average price per square meter was 587,500 Yen, up 7.8% from the previous month and up 13.1% from last year. The average building age was 18.26 years.

The average sale price in central Tokyo’s 3 wards (Chiyoda, Chuo and Minato) was 55,820,000 Yen, up 24.2% from the previous month and up 20.8% from last year. The average price per square meter was 920,200 Yen, up 0.8% from the previous month and up 11.7% from last year. The average building age was 15.38 years.

Average sale prices per square meter were up in a number of locations last month: Read More

Tokyo apartment re-sale rankings by station in 2014

Tokyo Kantei released their 2014 report on price-to-book ratios (PBR) for apartments in greater Tokyo. Their data is ranked by train station.

Apartments around Omotesando Station saw the highest gain in re-sale value for the second year in a row with apartments worth 1.33 times their original price when new. When combining capital gains and rental revenue, the total annual gross yield of an apartment was 9.0%.

Top stations by apartment re-sale value: Read More

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