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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Dealing with overlapping foreclosed property boundaries


A person has asked me a question about foreclosed property. From the outset can I say, I love to help people. The problem is that I have the power to help a great many people through books and the internet, and would like to do so in the interests of the greatest number. I also have a personal interest:
1. Your best interests. I put a lot of thought into the book. Asking me questions on the fly is going to waste my time, and offer you a less than satisfying answer. If this person purchased the book, that is fine, but I believe I dealt with this question in the book. In any respect, the purpose of this website is to apply the principles of critical thinking to investment - that is 'your critical thinking'...not mine. Its ok to make a mistake, so long as you self-reflect, learn and improve. I cannot provide self-assurance through every real estate transaction, I can only offer a minimal service. Real estate agents charge huge fees for a customised service. Partly I want to offer a reply to this because he might have received bad advice...depending on his circumstances...only he should decide.
2. Sustaining myself. This is not a non-profit exercise. The less money I make from books, the more time I have to invest and trade stocks. The two do not go together very well, because there is a huge compulsion for me to watch the equity markets, which means researching stocks. This can involve researching entire industries. For this reason, in the long term writing has to be profitable.
I do answer questions when asked on most occasions, however I would hope you would just buy the book because that is why I wrote it, and I really want to finish other books....and of course I need to watch my gold stocks. :)

Now - problems with houses overlapping property boundaries
The writer asks....[I summarise for the sake of privacy]....
I have saved up about US$10,000, so I am aiming for a cheap rural property to start off with. I am looking at a place in a rural area with a minimum bid of about $8,000, the agent I am dealing with has told me to let it go and wait for another property because as it seems, part of the house (literally not even a foot of the corner) is technically on the neighbours property. The house is huge, with enough room for a garden in the back and is in a good location for what I need, so I really don't want to pass up a house in my price range just because the neighbours might try to muscle some cash from me.
I just thought maybe you could give me an opinion on what I should do because you actually know what you are talking about.I was thinking I should bid anyway, and hopefully get it for $9,000-10,000. Then try meeting the neighbours, explaining my situation, befriending them and hopefully they won't mind that a foot of my house goes into their massive block of land. If they were hostile, I could always just renovate the house, as the actual part that is on their property isn't part of the main house and I could either knock it down or hire someone in to renovate the corner off and keep the house within my limits. Or a third option, I thought I could offer the neighbours some cash for the 1-2m strip of land that borders our two properties. Those are just some thoughts I had to get around this obstacle, as I have definitely fallen for this property and really don't want to lose this chance.
My response is that if the property is perfect than you should buy it...but is it perfect. Identifying such 'hot opportunities' is what investment is all about. Japanese people don't like to deal with conflict. If you are a Westerner dealing with a foreigner, they might have contempt for you. Some are very friendly and accommodating though, so it can do either way. There is good news...they cannot demand that you destroy your home, and they cannot destroy it under some vexing threat. They could take you to court, but Japanese tend not to do that. In most cases a person will negotiate to swap some land, i.e. I had a house like that, and the counterpart gave me extra land, and I gave him extra carspace. Some might not want more land in this economy, and might want more money....and they might want excessive money, and treat you with disrespect, so this is the risk, and this is partly why the property is cheap...but its also cheap because its rural. For this reason, I think you could have a gem. Congrats on finding it! But don't jump yet...Why take risks you don't need to. Why not talk to the neighbour and get an agreement before you buy. There is of course the risk he might bid as well. Hmmm...Difficult issue...but not a lot of money to waste. The issue is I think awareness of costs. It might cost you Y50,000 for a surveyor to resurvey the land, and then you need to have the title transferred. I can't recall what I paid for that....maybe another Y50,000. Hopefully you will not have to pay for land, if you can swap. If he is extortive in buying off the 'offending land', it is his concern because you are using it rent free. He can only take you to court....but the issue is...he can make you pay 'psychologically', so you might need to have a stronger 'stoic' personality...and thus like stress. If its a rural person, they can get the community against you. I personally think its far easier if you have a Japanese wife to help negotiate a settlement. Foreigners smell like roses if there is a Japanese person involved. I would suggest that you try get an easement for the land, as well as the mere property boundaries...and I would suggest you ought to give him the better land in any swap, and pay for any surveying. So I think its a good deal for you..as its incremental expenditure....and it could go really well.
I also think a 'corner' of a property is easy for the neighbour to excise, but it will depend on the specifics...but its probably true he does not benefit from any of your land. This is a common problem in Japan. If you have a problem, maybe you can get a public notary, a local govt legal advisor or a person they respect to adjudicate. Or any children they have if they speak your language. Most Japanese children hate their parents, so you might have a real ally. :) joke lan.
I think you should not wait....and I'd just take the risk because if its so cheap, you are merely scaring the neighbour into buying it themselves, as they might not want to live near a foreigner....particularly as its so cheap. Even if they have no money, they may badger their kids in the city to buy it for them. I think its a prize - grab it if its a decent place to live...there are plenty of such houses in depopulating Japan.

Anyway, here is my answer! Bargain, but as a lifestyle block...hard to sell because of depopulation, and it might be hard to rent to Japanese, so try foreigners, as it sounds like you will be close to international airport. Personally, you might find the agent is your competition. Don't deal with agents...or maybe he is just not a critical thinker. I find asking uncritical thinkers can only cloud your good judgement. Be strong! Japanese are overtly 'too safe' so they don't work through problems readily if they can pay more to go around them.

Thank you for confirming 'independently' that there are real bargains in Japan....and so close to an international airport....for foreign buyers. Well done! Glad you asked the question. :) Frankly, you had me at hello! lol
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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