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- Can a foreigner purchase property in Japan?
- Popular myths and misconceptions about Japanese real estate
- Should I buy or should I rent?
- How to negotiate on the asking price
- Home insurance
- Joint ownership of real estate
- Finance options
- Can I get a mortgage?
- What happens if I want to rent out my home after obtaining a home loan?
PURCHASE FEES AND COSTS
PROPERTY TAXES AND DEDUCTIONS
- Annual property taxes (fixed asset and city taxes)
- Capital gains tax
- Property registration tax
- Withholding tax for non-residents
- Withholding tax when the seller is a non-resident
- ‘Sumai-kyufu’ cash bonus for home buyers
- Home loan / mortgage tax deduction
APARTMENT BUYING GUIDE
- Apartment buying guide
- Apartment discounts – what can you reasonably expect?
- Management and repair fund fees
- How much do large-scale repairs and maintenance cost?
- Factors that can retain or increase an apartment’s value
- What can cause an apartment’s value to fall after purchase?
- Buying an older ‘vintage’ apartment in Japan
- Buying an apartment with a garden
- Is it smart to buy a south-facing apartment?
- Where are the most luxurious apartments in Tokyo?
HOUSE AND LAND BUYING GUIDE
- House buying guide
- Land boundary surveys
- Building regulations in Japan
- Building height restrictions
- Buying a house that cannot be rebuilt
- ‘Sumstock’ certification for existing homes
- Reclaimed land in Japan
- What is the difference between freehold and leasehold land?
CONTRACTS AND OBLIGATIONS
EARTHQUAKES AND DISASTERS
- Flood , tsunami and liquefaction risk maps for Minato-ku, Tokyo
- Earthquake building codes in Japan
- Earthquake insurance
- What are the earthquake damage risk ratings for Tokyo?
- Which areas are at risk of liquefaction in an earthquake?
- What is a ‘jiko-bukken’ or stigmatized property?
- Can I rent my home or apartment out on a short-term basis, like AirBnb?
- Can I hang Christmas lights on my balcony?
- Can I play a musical instrument in my apartment?
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