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Over the years, this ebook has been enhanced with additional research to offer a comprehensive appraisal of the Japanese foreclosed property market, as well as offering economic and industry analysis. The author travels to Japan regularly to keep abreast of the local market conditions, and has purchased several foreclosed properties, as well as bidding on others. Japan is one of the few markets offering high-yielding property investment opportunities. Contrary to the 'rural depopulation' scepticism, the urban centres are growing, and they have always been a magnet for expatriates in Asia. Japan is a place where expats, investors (big or small) can make highly profitable real estate investments. Japan is a large market, with a plethora of cheap properties up for tender by the courts. Few other Western nations offer such cheap property so close to major infrastructure. Japan is unique in this respect, and it offers such a different life experience, which also makes it special. There is a plethora of property is depopulating rural areas, however there are fortnightly tenders offering plenty of property in Japan's cities as well. I bought a dormitory 1hr from Tokyo for just $US30,000.
You can view foreclosed properties listed for as little as $US10,000 in Japan thanks to depopulation and a culture that is geared towards working for the state. I bought foreclosed properties in Japan and now I reveal all in our expanded 350+page report. The information you need to know, strategies to apply, where to get help, and the tools to use. We even help you avoid the tsunami and nuclear risks since I was a geologist/mining finance analyst in a past life. Check out the "feedback" in our blog for stories of success by customers of our previous reports.

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Friday, February 20, 2009

Some cheap retirement homes for sale in Japan

This property is an average or typical property in rural areas. The external appearance is ok, but the internal appearance is old. You can do much better by doing more than the 15 minutes of random search I have done tonight. This property is in a rural area of Morioka City. You would likely pick this place up for minimum bid price of Y928,000.
It would make a great home for a Western retiree or traveller wanting a base in Japan, though I'd personally look for a place closer to an international airport. But as a tourist you can use Japan Rail passes anyway. The JR East pass even gives you free travel for any 4 days in a month, which is cool for holidays. It beats blowing USD10,000 on a ocean cruise.
Andrew Sheldon www.sheldonthinks.com

Establishing a backpackers business in Japan

Japan must be one of the best places in the world to establish a backpackers. I can think of several reasons why I suggest this:
1. The EXTREMELY low price of foreclosed property in rural areas
2. The lack of backpackers in Japan - they do have other options, eg. Guest houses, ryokans, YMCAs.
3. The availability of cheap Japan Rail passes for foreigners in Japan
4. The different cultural experience offered by Japan for foreigners
5. The very attractive Japanese nature

For an example of the cheapness of property in Japan, check out this place. I concede that this place needs some maintenance, but its hardly expensive at Y880,000. This is a file I downloaded from the Bit Sikkou website after just 10 minutes searching (randomly). If you want to efficiently screen these properties, the best approach is to use Google Maps to find the property location and download the PDF file at the bottom of the property descriptor. This descriptor provides many photos of the property, giving you a good idea as to whether further investigation is required.
Andrew Sheldon www.sheldonthinks.com

Monday, February 16, 2009

NZ and the Philippines likely to attract more retirees

The economic outlook is likely to look decidedly poor for another 4-5 years. Retirees will be wondering what the implications will be for their savings. Global central banks have truly lead savers, investors and taxpayers up a creek without a paddle. Retirees are particularly vulnerable, so they will be wondering what to do. Like all issues in life – challenges are managed, not avoided. I have several options for ‘financially-decimated investors’:
1. Moving to New Zealand
2. Moving to the Philippines

These are both very attractive places to live, but for very different reasons. New Zealand has a great climate, a low cost of living for savers, a VERY LOW currency so your EUR, USD, YEN savings will convert nicely into a nice cash pool here. Fishing, mountaineers and outdoor fanatics will be particularly attracted to NZ. The country also has some compelling tax advantages on property. If you are interested in living and buying property in NZ, consider our NZ Property Report.
The Philippines is appealing for different reasons. For Westerners it is a more exotic place, also with a cheap cost of living. But as always it depends on how and where you live. The appeal for many ‘old buggers’ is the opportunity for a second fling before they die. Who can blame them. Many Filipino women are so hot! I can understand the appeal of these girls even if the relationship is frivolous. Its easy to condemn such relationships, but there is always the opportunity to have an intellectual relationship with your mates. And the relaxed lifestyle of either place appeals. NZ does have the more appealing natural environment, but some might find it too cold. But maybe if your savings are adequate you don’t have to decide. Maybe you can afford to live in both places 6 months a year. Why not spend summer in NZ and the Philippines alternately. Otherwise you might like the cool mountain areas of the Philippines. There is something for everyone, so you don’t need to condemn yourself to a boring life in the West because the government misguided you through the last economic cycle. A few $1 beers in the Philippines or a mountain walk in NZ, and I dare say that those concerns will just disappear. For more information on living and buying property in the Philippines, refer to our Philippines Property Report.
Both countries have good health care and shopping facilities. You can buy an appealing apartment in Manila or a house in New Zealand for as little as $US40,000. If you are interested in these two countries, consider some of our investment reports to avail of our free offer.
Andrew Sheldon www.sheldonthinks.com

New Zealand Property Market Report 2009

New Zealand's two major cities: Auckland and Wellington are ranked at top 10 best places to live on earth. But there are many more cheaper cities around New Zealand like Christchurch, Dunedin and Otago on the South Island. Some of these smaller cities don't even rank a mention in international surveys because they are too small to rank on some analysts radar. British, Americans, Germans consider it a vacation of a lifetime to explore the whole country. Why? The beautiful scenery, first world country standards, friendly people, an abundance of outdoor activities, low cost of property and the lifestyle. New Zealand's scenic beauty has long been recognised. It became the set for movies like "Lord of the Rings", King Kong (by Peter Jackson), The Last Samurai, The Piano and The Frighteners.
The current economic recession has immensely devalued the New Zealand Dollar which makes it a perfect opportunity to purchase property in New Zealand. On top of the majestic scenery, New Zealand is a tax haven for foreigners. There is no capital gains tax, transfer taxes, VAT/GST or wealth taxes in NZ, so rest assured that NZ property is tax-effective!
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Andrew Sheldon www.sheldonthinks.com

Saturday, February 14, 2009

The outlook for US property prices

If you are interested in the US property market, I would suggest considering the following chart. It provides an indication of the remaining overhang of ARM resets; but by no means is that the full story, so please read on.
Andrew Sheldon www.sheldonthinks.com

Wednesday, February 11, 2009




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Thursday, February 5, 2009

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Plunging NZD offers excellent property opportunities

Every time the world plunges into recession we witness a collapse in the NZ and Australian dollars. These small nations (NZ 25% the size of Australia) are the most heavily traded currencies in the world based a per capita comparison, and without a doubt the most volatile currencies among the OECD countries. The cyclical nature of their trading makes them compelling opportunities for not just forex traders, but property investors as well.
Now NZ asset markets are still falling so you might think its premature to start buying property in NZ. It is true that city property is still too expensive. True enough! But there are bargains to be had in rural areas. Properties offering attractive yields, and of course the appealing forex rate, so for the next few years you will be able to pay off your mortgage in quick time. You can then use the property to pay off other loans as you acquire more property, knowing that when the currency starts rising, you would have established a self-funding asset position in the country.
We think that in the next 6 months we are going to see the NZD fall to its historic low of $US0.40. The implication is that the NZD will have halved in around 18 months. We all know of the fate of Iceland. Three quarters of Iceland's businesses are bankrupt. Well, NZ is not nearly as indebted to the outside world, but its concerns will weigh on its currency. NZ is however in a much better position because of its food export earnings. But we will nevertheless rejoice in the weaker currency, taking every opportunity to buy more property and pay off our first. At some point we will start buying urban (city) property, but we are a long way from that point.
I don't know of any country that can match the yields of Japanese foreclosed property at the moment, but for property investors interested in flipping NZ properties, the volatility of the NZD currency must appeal.
Andrew Sheldon www.sheldonthinks.com

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Useful guide to buying property in Japan

There is a useful guide to buying property in Japan. Actually I don't advice buying property in the traditional market form real estates since there is still a plethora of foreclosed properties for sale in Japan. I would encourage you to instead investigate more about foreclosed property on this website and to read our eBook on foreclosed property.
Andrew Sheldon www.sheldonthinks.com

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Japanese real estate downturn or not?

Japanese industrial output fell almost 10% in Dec 2008 whilst unemployment shot up from 3.9 to 4.4%, the fastest pace for more than 40 years. The pace of this rise belies the ease companies have in laying off casual contract workers. Some of the countries largest companies are slashing their workforce, with NEC saying it will retrench 20,000 workers worldwide. In the last year the number of unemployed has risen by 390,000 to 2.7 million. Household spending is down 4.6%, the 10th consecutive monthly fall. Core consumer inflation edged up 0.2%. The early phase of this recession is likely to see mostly temporary workers lose their jobs.

Prime Minister Taro Aso's boast that “Japan will be the first to emerge from the recession” may look increasingly hollow, but it’s probably not wrong. The Philippines and Japan are best able to weather this recession because they don’t have the high levels of household debt of many OECD countries. Japan will however suffer some pain due to the strength of the yen, which gained 23% against the US dollar in 2008.

The fact that the Japanese economy is not excessively leveraged means that property prices outside the CBD of the major cities will hold up well, and this is where the best yields on foreclosed property exist anyway. The poor investor sentiment should auger well for fearless investors and home buyers. Should people step with trepidation at the thought of taking on large amounts of debt? That depends. There is the prospect of higher inflation, so if it’s an owner-occupied property and your job is not secure, you are advised not to take on large amounts of debt. If it’s an investment property in a sought-after area, you should ensure the rental yield easily covers your interest repayments. This should not be so hard in outer city and rural areas. I was able to find properties offering unleverage yields of 13% per annum. They are very attractive returns if you can borrow money. This is not a time for growth property unless you know of a new gold mine starting up and are buying up all the houses in town. Therefore I recommend 'underloved' rural properties for the next few years, for living or rentals if the market allows. In Japan, the good news is that you don't need to go too far bush to find a very attractive yield. How about 4km from a railway, 1.3 hours from Tokyo.

In a few years, after city property has bottomed, you will have paid off your fringe property, and you will be ready to lunge into a city property anywhere in the world. Or you can sell your property, realise a forex gain, and buy a bigger house abroad because I dare say this recession will spark reform in Japan. Why? Because reform was delayed before by a strong Japanese export sector. There is no such salvation this time. But lets see....the Japanese do take too much pride in their capacity to suffer. Not my paradigm! :)
Andrew Sheldon www.sheldonthinks.com

Major cities of Japan

資料:各都市の推計人口(ホームページ) Japan's major cities:
札幌市 Sapporo 仙台市 Sendai さいたま市 Saitama 千葉市 Chiba
東京都区部 Tokyo-23 横浜市 Yokohama 川崎市 Kawasaki 新潟市 Niigata 静岡市 Shizuoka 浜松市 Hamamatsu 名古屋市 Nagoya 京都市 Kyoto 大阪市 Osaka 堺市 Sakai 神戸市 Kobe 広島市 Hiroshima 北九州市 Kitakyushu 福岡市 Fukuoka

Cities and towns of Tokyo

競売物件購入 keibai buttsuken kounyu 千代田区 Chiyoda-ku 八王子市 Hachioji-shi 羽村市 Hamura-shi 中央区 Chuo-ku 立川市 Tachikawa-shi あきる野市 Akiruno-shi 港区 Minato-ku 武蔵野市 Musashino-shi 西東京市 Nishitokyo-shi 新宿区 Shinjuku-ku 三鷹市 Mitaka-shi 文京区 Bunkyo-ku 青梅市 Ome-shi 郡部 Towns and villages 台東区 Taito-ku 府中市 Fuchu-shi 瑞穂町 Mizuho-machi
墨田区 Sumida-ku 昭島市 Akishima-shi 日の出町 Hinode-machi 江東区 Koto-ku 調布市 Chofu-shi 檜原村 Hinohara-mura 品川区 Shinagawa-ku 町田市 Machida-shi 奥多摩町 Okutama-machi 目黒区 Meguro-ku 小金井市 Koganei-shi 大田区 Ota-ku 小平市 Kodaira-shi 島部 Islands 世田谷区 Setagaya-ku 日野市 Hino-shi 大島町 Oshima-machi 渋谷区 Shibuya-ku 東村山市 Higashimurayama-shi 利島村 Toshima-mura
中野区 Nakano-ku 国分寺市 Kokubunji-shi 新島村 Niijima-mura 杉並区 Suginami-ku 国立市 Kunitachi-shi 神津島村 Kouzushima-mura 豊島区 Toshima-ku 福生市 Fussa-shi 三宅村 Miyake-mura 北区 Kita-ku 狛江市 Komae-shi 御蔵島村 Mikurajima-mura 荒川区 Arakawa-ku 東大和市 Higashiyamato-shi 八丈町 Hachijo-machi 板橋区 Itabashi-ku 清瀬市 Kiyose-shi 青ケ島村 Aogashima-mura 練馬区 Nerima-ku 東久留米市 Higashikurume-shi 小笠原村 Ogasawara-mura 足立区 Adachi-ku 武蔵村山市 Musashimurayama-shi 葛飾区 Katsushika-ku 多摩市 Tama-shi 江戸川区 Edogawa-ku 稲城市 Inagi-shi

Cities & Towns of Saitama

競売物件購入 keibai buttsuken kounyu 西区 Nishi-ku 北区 Kita-ku 大宮区 Omiya-ku 見沼区 Minuma-ku 中央区 Chuo-ku 桜区 Sakura-ku 浦和区 Urawa-ku 南区 Minami-ku 緑区 Midori-ku Cities (-shi) さいたま市 Saitama-shi 川越市 Kawagoe-shi 熊谷市 Kumagaya-shi 川口市 Kawaguchi-shi 行田市 Gyoda-shi 秩父市 Chichibu-shi 所沢市 Tokorozawa-shi 飯能市 Hanno-shi 加須市 Kazo-shi 本庄市 Honjo-shi 東松山市 Higashi-Matsuyama-shi 岩槻市 Iwatski-shi 春日部市 Kasukabe-shi 狭山市 Sayama-shi 羽生市 Hanyu-shi 鴻巣市 Kounosu-shi 深谷市 Fukaya-shi 上尾市 Ageo-shi 草加市 Souka-shi 越谷市 Koshigaya-shi 蕨 市 Warabi-shi 戸田市 Toda-shi 入間市 Iruma-shi 鳩ケ谷市 Hatogaya-shi 朝霞市 Asaka-shi 志木市 Shiki-shi 和光市 Wako-shi 新座市 Niiza-shi 桶川市 Okegawa-shi 久喜市 Kuki-shi 北本市 Kitamoto-shi 八潮市 Yasio-shi 富士見市 Fujimi-shi 上福岡市 Kami-fukuoka-shi 三郷市 Misato-shi 蓮田市 Hasuda-shi 坂戸市 Sakado-shi 幸手市 Satte-shi 鶴ケ島市 Tsurogashima-shi 日高市 Hidaka-shi 吉川市 Yoshikawa-shi 北足立郡 Districts (-gun) 伊奈町 Ina-machi or ko 吹上町 Fukiage-machi 大井町 Oi-machi 三芳町 Miyoshi-machi 毛呂山町 Moroyama-machi 越生町 Ogose-machi 名栗村 Naguri-mura

Cities &Towns of Kanagawa

競売物件購入 keibai buttsuken kounyu 県計 市部計 郡部計 横浜市 鶴見区 神奈川区 西区 中区 南区 港南区 保土ヶ谷区 旭区 磯子区 金沢区 港北区 緑区 青葉区 都筑区 戸塚区 栄区 泉区 瀬谷区 川崎市 川崎区 幸区 中原区 高津区 宮前区 多摩区 麻生区 横須賀市 平塚市 鎌倉市 藤沢市 小田原市 茅ヶ崎市 逗子市 相模原市 三浦市 秦野市 厚木市 大和市 伊勢原市 海老名市 座間市 南足柄市 綾瀬市 三浦郡葉山町 高座郡寒川町 中郡 大磯町 二宮町 足柄上郡 中井町 大井町 松田町 山北町 開成町 足柄下郡 箱根町 真鶴町 湯河原町 愛甲郡 愛川町 清川村

Cities & Towns of Chiba

競売物件購入 keibai buttsuken kounyu 県計 市計 郡計 千葉市 中央区 花見川区 稲毛区 若葉区 緑区 美浜区 銚子市 市川市 船橋市 館山市 木更津市 松戸市 野田市 佐原市 茂原市 成田市 佐倉市 東金市 八日市場市 旭市 習志野市 柏市 勝浦市 市原市 流山市 八千代市 我孫子市 鴨川市 鎌ヶ谷市 君津市 富津市 浦安市 四街道市 袖ケ浦市 八街市 印西市 白井市 富里市

Cities & Towns of Osaka

競売物件購入 keibai buttsuken kounyu 総 数 府 保 健 所 計 池 田 池田市 豊能町  箕面市  能勢町  豊中豊中市  吹 田 吹田市 茨木摂津市  茨木市 島本町 枚方枚方市  寝屋川 寝屋川市 守口 守口市  門真市 四條畷 四條畷市 交野市  大東市 八 尾 八尾市  柏原市  藤井寺 松原市  羽曳野市 藤井寺市 富田林 大阪狭山市 富田林市 河内長野市 河南町  太子町  千早赤阪村 和泉和泉市  泉大津市 高石市  忠岡町  岸和田 岸和田市 貝塚市  泉佐野 泉佐野市 熊取町 田尻町  泉南市  阪南市  岬町 大 阪 市 堺市 高槻市 東大阪市  

Cities & Towns of Hiroshima

競売物件購入 keibai buttsuken kounyu 県計 広島市 広島市中区 広島市東区 広島市南区 広島市西区 広島市安佐南区 広島市安佐北区 広島市安芸区 広島市佐伯区 呉市 竹原市 三原市 尾道市 福山市 府中市 三次市 庄原市 大竹市 東広島市 廿日市市 安芸高田市 江田島市 府中町 海田町 熊野町 坂町 安芸太田町 北広島町 大崎上島町 世羅町 神石高原町