Remaining apartment inventory in central Tokyo drops for 2nd month in a row

According to REINS, a total of 2,680 second-hand apartments were reported to have sold across greater Tokyo in January 2020, up 0.5% from last year. The average sale price was 36,720,000 Yen, up 11.5% from last year. The average price per square meter was 562,900 Yen, up 9.4% from last year. This is the 12th month in a row to record a year-on-year increase in sale prices.

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New housing starts drop 4% in 2019

New housing starts across Japan in 2019 dropped 4.0% from the previous year to 905,123 units. This is the third year in a row to see a year-on-year decline. This was primarily due to a tightening on lending for investment-type apartment blocks after a widespread loan fraud scandal came to light in 2018. 

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New apartment supply in 2019 reaches lowest level in 27 years

The Court Jingu-Gaien was home to the expensive apartment in Tokyo in 2019.

In 2019 a total of 31,238 brand-new apartments were released for sale across greater Tokyo, down 15.9% from 2018 and the first time in three years to see an annual drop. Supply has dropped to a third of the level seen in 2000.

Tokyo’s 23 wards saw a 13.9% drop, while Kanagawa saw supply fall by 12.5%. 

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