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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Aust-NZ common market will drive property prices

The leaders of Australia and NZ - PM's Kevin Rudd and John Keys - have moved a step towards a common market which will reduce the cost of flights between Australia and NZ. The steps to be taken in the next year will see trans-Tasman customs and immigration abolished, so an entry into NZ is essentially an entry into Australia. This will spell a travel revolution for Australia & NZ, a property boom in areas, but it could also be expected to cause a flight of more people and jobs from NZ (in general). It will mean more tourism for NZ though. The implication is clear:
1. NZ Property around airport hubs like Christchurch, Palmerstown North, Dunedin, Wanganui, Hamilton are going to get a lot more expensive.
2. Queenstown-Wanaka are going to benefit the most because of its tourist icons and restricted land because of its mountainous geography.

The operating costs on trans-Tasman flights will fall by at least 30% and expect an increase in the number of new routes being flown. Jetstar says the savings for the airlines will be about $60 a passenger one-way.Typical prices can come down from $200-$210 to $140-150 [one-way]. Even greater reductions are possible by using the smaller airports. New destinations could include Avalon (Melb), Newcastle and Hamilton in Australia side and Hamilton, Palmerston North and Queenstown in NZ. The implication is that NZ property is looking very attractive for Australian buyers.

The common market is motivated by NZ's desire for greater access to the Australian market, as well as the airline's desire to stimulate travel by removing the government imposts (extra airport charges and government taxes) that don't apply to domestic travel.

Bruce Buchanan, the CEO of Australasia's low-cost carrier, Jetstar, has been a leader in the campaign to integrate the two countries aviation industries.
Andrew Sheldon www.sheldonthinks.com

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Japanese property weakness spells opportunity

The Japanese government has reported that the recovery in land prices over the last few years has ceased. A SMH Online journalist suggests this could signal a move back to deflation. I would suggest not because the asset collapse is being accompanied by a slowdown in economic activity and the printing of more money by international central banks, including the Bank of Japan.
Certainly there is room for further falls in inner city property prices, which is why we have always advocated that investors or owner occupants should be focused on the lifestyle (rural) and outer city areas where there has been depopulation keeping property prices down. These areas remain goodbuying. Weak property prices doesn't mean deflation, though you might regard it as an element of asset deflation.

Residential land prices fell 3.2% in CY2008 1 and commercial land value fell 4.7%. These falls in property prices of course come after 16 years of falls that only bottomed in 2006, so the market is still very cheap. For this reason I say, property is going to fall further in the city (asset deflation), but not likely, or not significantly in rural and fringe city areas, where there are tenants. Just make sure you rent out to security-conscious government workers. Maybe you can advertise on the notice board at the city office when you are there to buy foreclosed property.

The good news is that Japanese investors will be scared to buy even foreclosed property in these market conditions, particularly with Japanese investors likely to listen to journalists with no knowledge or life experience to speak of. But of course it does sell! Be discerning, and be selective, and you will be ok.
Andrew Sheldon www.sheldonthinks.com

Monday, March 2, 2009

South American interest in Japanese foreclosed property

I received my first order today from South America. It was perhaps remiss of me not to target this market because there are considerable numbers of Spanish speaking South Americans in Japan. Of course there are obvious candidates like the former President of Peru - Mr Fujimori. I have yet to receive an order from him....but maybe he works through offshore companies. I can understand that - politics suxs.
For South Americans in Japan I suggest you are better off with your savings in Yen because your currency is pegged to the USD (I understand), and the USD outlook is not good. Its true that there is likely to be some effort to rebuild US savings by raising rates, but I would also expect a fair amount of printing USD.
The other issue of course is recognising the need to pay rent. It makes more sense to buy property here, particularly if you are able to get a loan in Japan, or your partner is able. The high yielding Japanese property makes particular sense at this time, and that means buying in the outer areas of the main cities since you have to work...unless you are Fujimori with many minders.
So if you are from Peru, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Chile or Argentina, I would suggest that it is premature to invest in these markets unless you are buying remote rural land. You are better off investing in Japanese property than holding savings in your local savings given that we are going to experience a wave of global inflation.
Andrew Sheldon www.sheldonthinks.com

Foreign governments acquiring foreclosed governments

Its perhaps surprising we don't see more foreign governments buying foreclosed properties in Japan and NZ at times such as now. The reason I suggest this is because governments have considerable accommodation demands for their staff, and these needs are ongoing. Given that foreclosed properties are so much cheaper than the rest of the market there is a considerable opportunity to save, particularly in the high-end condominium market right now.

The other two countries which are appealing in this respect are NZ and Australia, given that there currencies have sunken to lows. I would caution however that there is no significant discount for Australian and NZ foreclosed property since distressed property is sold through the same channels. The attraction is purely the currency benefit. Foreign governments should recognise that they will never get a better opportunity to buy property in such markets given that growing prosperity in China and India is going to see strong commodities demand in these countries in 5-10 years. There is no rush mind you. In fact the NZ and Australian city property markets have not yet bottomed, but since governments are so slow to act, they should be preparing for this eventuality.

Frankly I don't like doing governments any favours. They are so inept at investment, and remarkably people allow their governments to direct their money. The government accounts for 25-45% of most countries yet government ministers scarcely have any training in money management. So why are they trusted with this task? Go figure. Oh that's right, the system is based on slavery and repression. Sorry, I keep forgetting. In fact foreign governments should be buying property in each others countries to help absorb each others property market overhang. I guess you could argue that they are just displacing tenants, but it does make sense to buy property in Japan and commodity based currencies (Aust, NZ, Canada, South Africa) as there will never be a better chance.
Andrew Sheldon www.sheldonthinks.com

NZ property fundamentals looking stronger

The more the NZD falls the more compelling this market looks. We have long been believers in the contrarian investment philosophy which involves recognising under-loved markets and investing when things look worst. The rationale is that when things appear at their worst things can only get better because all the bad news has been priced into the market.
Clearly with the ARM mortgage resets in the USA only just starting to feed through the US market, we will be looking at more bad news in the USA. Its unlikely this bad news has been fully priced into the market. This might actually be the news that drives the NZD to 40c USD. Why? Because when thew US stumbles, the NZ and Australian currencies tend to suffer as 'growth' associated economies with weak internal demand. This perception is actually flawed in the sense that weaker local currencies increase local receipts from US export earnings. This is the great aspect of the Australian and NZ economies, that they have this wonderful currency buffer in bad times. For this reason I suggest any move to 40c will be a magnificant FX trading opportunity, whether its the currency you solely play, or whether you are buying NZ property.

The compelling attractions about NZ at the moment are:
1. A current account deficit of 9.6% - which can only improve in a time of global uncertainty
2. Free trade agreement with ASEAN nations - this in itself is a positive indicator that Asian nations are not protectionist in these difficult times
3. Greater integration between Australia-NZ
4. Strong food export receipts for NZ - as commodities are denominated in USD
5. Improvement in NZ savings rates
6. Increasing tourism - the low NZD will make NZ a preferred destination for international travellers. Perhaps the other strong aspect in hard times is the ability of NZ to offer cheap travel options for backpackers.

I visited some business colleagues last weekend in Ruepehu. In the town of Taihape the largest bar-restaurant is in foreclosure. This is a wonderful opportunity to develop an external tourist market for this property because this is a town with a wide range of eatery options. What it needs is better marketing. The owner of this property over-capitalised in the property, but has under-invested in developing tourist links. During this period of low dollar, there could be no better opportunity to buy this property for foreigners or NZ expatriates. This place stands in the shadow of Mt Ruepehu. It has access to whitewater rafting, the skifields, jet boating, and its situated between Auckland and Wellington. It strikes me as a good investment!
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