Investment Property in Hōfu

Investment Real Estate in Hōfu

Investment Property in Hōfu
Investment Property in Hōfu

Hōfu 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 Hōfu.

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Hōfu (防府市, Hōfu-shi) is a city located in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. As of September 30, 2016, the city has an estimated population of 117,387 and a population density of 622.44 people per km. The total area is 188.59 km2.

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The financial stability of Hōfu 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 Hōfu


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


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


  • Set goals based on how much rental yield will be required and the local rental yield rates in Hōfu and be prepared to change your initial outlook.
  • Thoroughly research the Hōfu location with a special emphasis on fringe areas outside the main Hōfu metropolis that may be valued lower than their better-known neighbours. Rental yields of around 5% are still attainable in certain areas of Hōfu.
  • Ensure that your target investment property in Hōfu 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 Hōfu

Flipping property in Hōfu


Flipping property is when we advise clients to buy a Hōfu 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 Hōfu market has a time to react to the renovation.


The Flipping Strategy in Hōfu


Investment property flipping in Hōfu 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 Hōfu real estate investments are sometimes referred to by professionals as ‘distressed’ Hōfu real estate.


What is distressed Hōfu property:


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


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


Calculate profit that you make from Hōfu investment property flipping:


Final Selling Price less Cost of Purchase less Costs = Profit

Here is an example:

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


Property Secured Investments is a Private Equity fund that invests in Hōfu and many other towns and cities across Europe. The fund is only available to Sophisticated Investors and closed to United States Citizens. While this is not an offer or promotion of the fund, more information can be found at the website

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