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Real Estate in Atami, Japan

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Mar 05, 2023

Summary: Expats and retirees talk about real estate in Atami, Japan? How do you find a home in Atami? Should you buy or rent? What is the cost of housing?

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How do I find a place to live in Atami?

We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"Finding a place to live in Atami, involves several steps. First, you need to determine your budget and the type of accommodation you're looking for. This could range from a traditional Japanese house to a modern apartment. Next, you should research the different neighborhoods in Atami to find one that suits your lifestyle and preferences. Some areas might be closer to the beach, while others are near the city center or public transportation. Once you have a clear idea of what you're looking for, you can start your search. There are several online real estate portals that list properties for rent or sale in Atami, such as Suumo, Homes, and Athome. These websites allow you to filter your search based on various criteria like price, location, size, and type of property. You can also consider hiring a real estate agent to help you with your search. They can provide you with valuable insights about the local market, help you negotiate the price, and guide you through the legal procedures. When you find a property that you're interested in, arrange a viewing. This will give you a chance to inspect the property and the surrounding area. If you decide to proceed with the property, you'll need to submit an application and provide necessary documents such as proof of income and identification. Once your application is approved, you'll sign a lease agreement and make the necessary payments, which typically include a deposit, rent, and possibly a realtor's fee. Finally, before moving in, you might need to set up utilities like electricity, water, and internet. Some properties might include these in the rent, so make sure to check with the landlord or real estate agent. Remember, finding a place to live in a foreign country can be challenging, so it's important to be patient and thorough in your search," said one expat who made the move to Atami.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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