New condominium supply down 32.9% in Tokyo area

The Real Estate Economic Institute announced that new apartments offered for sale in the greater Tokyo area (Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba) have fallen to 3441 units in June, 2011. This is a steep fall of 32.9% from June of 2010.

This is being attributed to the March 11 Tohoku disaster which has led to consumers putting off purchases of large-ticket items and has caused developers to delay sales of new properties. Developers are anticipating a recovery from Fall, 2011, so the supply of apartments in the Tokyo area is expected to increase in a few months time.

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