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Buying A Vacation Home In Osaka (Interview) (1)

A holiday home in Osaka for under $50,000?
Here’s Julie and Charlie’s story (Interview)

After falling in love with Japan in 2007, Sydney-based retired couple Julie and Charlie took the plunge and bought a holiday home in Japan in 2018. I finally got the chance to sit down with her and ask about their experience, regrets, the buying process, the renovations and all the nitty-gritty details they didn’t quite …

A holiday home in Osaka for under $50,000?
Here’s Julie and Charlie’s story (Interview)
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Should You Buy An Akiya In Japan?

Should You Buy An Akiya? 4 Things You Should Know Before Buying A Cheap House In Japan

You’ve heard the hype. There are abandoned houses in Japan — known as akiya — selling for very cheap, and sometimes even being listed for free! But what’s the catch? Is it really free or almost free? ‘Akiya’ (空き家) means “empty house” in Japanese. The prevalence of Akiya in Japan is largely a symptom of …

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