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October apartment transactions in greater Tokyo hit highest level on record

According to REINS, a total of 3,636 secondhand apartments were reported to have sold across greater Tokyo in October, up 31.2% from last year, and the highest number for the month of October since REINS began recording data in 1990. It was a similar story for detached home sales, with transactions jumping 41.8% from last year to 1,316 reported sales – the highest on record.

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Old department store in Yamagata up for foreclosure

The Onuma Department Store in Yamagata City is up for foreclosure later this month, with a minimum bid set at 186,768,000 Yen (approx. US$1.8 million). Yamagata District Court will accept sealed-bids from November 24 to December 1, with bids to be opened on December 3.  The department store closed its doors in January 2020 after filing for bankruptcy.

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