Your Key To Passive Real Estate Income

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High Yield Vs. High Liquidity

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Is it possible to make a high yield real estate investment in Japan that is also highly liquid? The answer is probably, "no". Understanding the relationship between yield and liquidity will equip you with the knowledge needed to make intelligent acquisitions that fit in with your own income objectives, and ensure your long-term investing success. [...]

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Why You Should Be Excited About Passive Equity

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One of the fundamental differences between buying a home, and investing in real estate, is who pays the mortgage. In Japan because interest rates are low, the differential between a residential mortgage and an investment mortgage may only be 1%. Given that the residential mortgage is invariably the cheaper of the two, you could be [...]

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How To Get An Investment Mortgage In Japan

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You may have heard that it can be difficult for foreign residents of Japan to navigate the financial services industry here. From being denied credit cards, to not being able to sign up for life insurance, to banking; we have all heard stories about people being told that their signatures do not look -enough- like [...]

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Coverage Ratios Explained

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As you know, there are no shortage of rules in Japan. This is especially so with highly regulated industries like real estate. Coverage ratios are a small but significant part of Japanese construction and building regulation. During your search for real estate assets in Japan you may have come across the following ratios: 建蔽率 - Kenpeiritsu [...]

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What Is A “Letter Of Intent” (LOI) ?

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In Japan, if you want to buy a property; be it a residential property or an investment property, a family home, or a commercial space- you must first submit a 'letter of intent'. What is a letter of intent? Simply put, it's the document that you submit to the seller that registers your interest to buy [...]

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Why The Japanese Real Estate Market Is ‘Different’

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You have either invested in real estate already, or you know somebody that has. Unless those investments were made in the Japanese real estate market, then forget everything that you think you know- it'll make things a lot easier to digest and you'll get up to speed quicker. The Japanese real estate market is a [...]

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Why Invest In Real Estate?

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So you want to invest. You may have read a copy of "Rich Dad Poor Dad", seen Warren Buffet on Television talking about his love of Cherry Coke, or you may just be dissatisfied with having your money sat in a Japanese bank account earning 0.01% p.a. Now that you've decided to do something with [...]

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