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Old 06-28-2015, 05:05 AM
 
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China and Japan are not "most of the world" lokeung. There's a difference between "all of the world" and "most of the world"
I don't understand what you intend to mean by these two sentences. Would you explain them?
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Old 06-28-2015, 05:11 AM
 
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Anyone know the home owenership rate in Japan or Tokyo?

The prices nowadays seem to be very affordable for most working Japanese couples, I mean if both the husband and wife are working, with the extremely low interest rate of Japanese Yen, it is not hard to own a medium size private housing even in central Tokyo.
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According to this page, almost 1/2 households in Japan own houses.

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Old 06-28-2015, 05:26 AM
 
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Can it be done and how difficult would it be. I am looking to buy in the Tokyo area but I would like some advice on how best to go about it since I have never purchased real estate overseas before.
Hi, Tokyo is a huge city. I recommend you come here first and decide which part of Tokyo suits you best
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Old 06-28-2015, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Hi, Tokyo is a huge city. I recommend you come here first and decide which part of Tokyo suits you best
Already in the works as soon as my Japanese gets better I will be heading over.
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Old 06-30-2015, 09:35 PM
 
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Already in the works as soon as my Japanese gets better I will be heading over.
Great to hear that!

Is Japanese easy for you to learn ?
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Old 07-01-2015, 04:32 AM
 
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Most own Japanese style houses, even in the densely populated cities.

Makes me believe most Japanese can afford to own a house easily.
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Old 07-01-2015, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Is Japanese easy for you to learn ?
Its pretty hard . I do like the challenge though I spend about 3 hours a day practicing.
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Old 07-01-2015, 10:27 PM
 
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Most own Japanese style houses, even in the densely populated cities.

Makes me believe most Japanese can afford to own a house easily.
You can get mortgage with zero down payment as far as you have no bad record in your credit report

Mortgage rate is as low as 0.570%, the median rate is 0.775%.

How much rate in your country?
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Old 07-01-2015, 10:33 PM
 
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Its pretty hard . I do like the challenge though I spend about 3 hours a day practicing.
I believe it would be very difficult at first, however, once you have mastered the grammar, it should be pretty easy!

English is the opposite, it is easy to learn at first, however, the more you learn the more things you have to learn.

You can make it! Moderator cut: English only

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Old 08-08-2015, 05:06 PM
 
Location: 東京
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Yeah, not sure where all the foreigners can't buy property in Japan stuff is coming from, but foreigners can easily buy property here, as long as you have the money. Having said that, even if you are sure you'll be here for at least five years, I probably still wouldn't recommend buying over renting.
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