Investment Property in Hakodate

Investment Real Estate in Hakodate

Investment Property in Hakodate
Investment Property in Hakodate

Hakodate property investment can be a worthwhile venture if you are selective with the areas you choose to invest in. If not, you could find that your investment suffers due to low rental yields, dwindling demand, and slow property price growth in many parts of Hakodate.

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Hakodate (函館市, Hakodate-shi) is a city and port located in Oshima Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. It is the capital city of Oshima Subprefecture. As of July 31, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 279,851 with 143,221 households, and a population density of 412.83 persons per km (1,069.2 persons per sq. mi.). The total area is 677.77 square kilometres (261.69 sq mi). The city is the third biggest in Hokkaido after Sapporo and Asahikawa.

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The financial stability of Hakodate has translated into a real estate market that rewards forward planning and a willingness to look beyond areas of traditional affluence.


Buy to Rent in Hakodate


Renting out your Hakodate buy-to-rent investment property can grow wealth and income.


Whatever your goals with investment property in Hakodateare – preparation is key:


  • Set goals based on how much rental yield will be required and the local rental yield rates in Hakodate and be prepared to change your initial outlook.
  • Thoroughly research the Hakodate location with a special emphasis on fringe areas outside the main Hakodate metropolis that may be valued lower than their better-known neighbours. Rental yields of around 5% are still attainable in certain areas of Hakodate.
  • Ensure that your target investment property in Hakodate appeals to professionals. This is a demographic that ensures maximum income and low voids.
  • Finding and vetting suitable tenants is a job ideally left to the professionals. Working with an established letting agent with local knowledge and experience of property legislation will give you the best chance of success.

Flipping Investment Property in Hakodate

Flipping property in Hakodate


Flipping property is when we advise clients to buy a Hakodate property below market value, renovate it and then make a profit by selling it at a higher price, all within a few months, and often before the Hakodate market has a time to react to the renovation.


The Flipping Strategy in Hakodate


Investment property flipping in Hakodate is a simple strategy. You find a property that is in need of renovation from our list and purchase it for a low price. These type of Hakodate real estate investments are sometimes referred to by professionals as ‘distressed’ Hakodate real estate.


What is distressed Hakodate property:


  • Hakodate property in need of renovation
  • Hakodate real estate with a change of puropose and use
  • Oversold Hakodate property
  • Bank repossessions in Hakodate


Put simply, long term investors in Hakodate purchase the property, renovate it and make it a lot more attractive to potential buyers.


Calculate profit that you make from Hakodate investment property flipping:


Final Selling Price less Cost of Purchase less Costs = Profit

Here is an example:

Hakodate property purchase price: $220,000

Renovation costs: $20,000

Other costs: $25,000

Property sale price: $400,000

Profit: $135,000


Experienced property developers in Hakodate use a minimum profit value of 22% when looking at potential Hakodate projects. The reason for this is because there are lots that can go wrong in Hakodate property flipping and working on a potential margin of 22% should still leave a good margin of error.


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