Buying An Akiya Without First Seeing It
While we wouldn’t recommend what Coline did, which is buying a home without first seeing it, she was lucky. Originally from France, she fell in love with Japan during a visit and decided to invest in an Akiya. Some things she plans on renovating include, “Fixing the roof leaks, updating the electric system and doing the connection to the sewage system. The final part of the renovation will be about the traditional elements, tatamis, doors, and wooden structure.” Again, she bought the house for a cheap price but will spend a lot of money on renovations. She said, “I hope all this will cost between 50,000€ to 100,000€. I already have a few quotations done by the previous owners, that’s what I based my budget estimations on. I also plan to do a lot of things myself.” If you’re looking for a project like Coline was, then buying an Akiya might be a great investment (Cheap Houses Japan).