Japan Is Giving Away 8 Million Abandoned Houses — Here's How to Get One
Japan is a country in which we would happily spend some time. Rural Japan sounds fantastic. Perhaps it's time to call up the Tokyo Coldwell Banker rep.
(From Travel and Leisure)
Wannabe homeowners in Japan are about to get the deal of a lifetime.
The Japanese government is launching a program to reduce the number of abandoned homes across the country by offering them for sale for nearly nothing, or actually nothing, according to Insider. According to a 2013 report, there are about eight million houses that have been left abandoned all over Japan...
...In addition, the Nomura Research Institute (NRI) predicts that the number of abandoned homes could rise to 21.7 million by 2033, nearly one third of all homes in the country, according to the Japan Times.