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What is LTV?

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LTV stands for “Loan-to-Value.” It is part of the phrase “Loan-to-Value Ratio.” LTV is often used when discussing mortgages, both for one’s home, and for investment property. It is a measure of how much the bank is willing to lend the real estate buyer relative to the price of the property. For example, if the [...]

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What is DSCR?

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DSCR stands for “Debt-Service Coverage Ratio.” It is a measure of the ratio of income (specifically, Net Operating Income) to debt (Total Debt Service). Investors will use this to work out what the margin of safety is between the expense of paying back the bank and the total rent they receive. What is DSCR used [...]

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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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