Apartment transactions in January reach all-time high

The second state of emergency issued on January 7 wasn’t enough to slow buying activity this time around, with REINS reporting that 3,480 second-hand apartments were sold across greater Tokyo in January, up 37.3% from the previous month and up 29.9% from January 2020. This is the highest number of transactions seen for the month of January since REINS began reporting data in May 1990.

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New apartment price in greater Tokyo hits 30-year high in 2020

The number of brand-new apartments released for sale across greater Tokyo in 2020 hit the lowest level in 28 years after the coronavirus pandemic saw showrooms shuttered and developers delay sales. A total of 27,228 apartments went on the market, down 12.8% from 2019. Sales are expected to recover in 2021 with 32,000 units forecast to be supplied.

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Central Tokyo apartment sale prices reach new record high in December

According to REINS, 2,533 secondhand apartments were reported to have sold across greater Tokyo in December, down 9.9% from 2019. The average sale price was 37,390,000 Yen, down 0.5% from the previous month but up 5.3% from the previous year. The average price per square meter was 575,300 Yen, up 1.1% from the previous month and up 4.8% from the previous year. This is the 8th month in a row to record a year-on-year increase.

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