JR Nippō Main Line railway market report

JR Nippō Main Line Home market overview

The average price of JR Nippō Main Line (Takarabe to Kagoshima-Chuo) Home, in Jul, 2018 to Sep, 2018 was 164,948 JPY/sq.m. The market value represents an increase of 604 JPY (+0.4%) compared to 1 year ago and a transition to a slight market. 127 properties exchanged hands ( The market value represents an increase of 26 (+25.7%) compared to 1 year ago and a transition to a dramatic market.).

The average age of the real estate was 21.7 years old (a -8.6% decrease compared to the 23.7 years old of last year.). The average size of the real estate was 242.3 sq.m (a -3.2% decrease compared to the 250.4 sq.m of last year.). The average total floor space of the real estate was 169.3 sq.m (a +7.4% increase compared to the 157.6 sq.m of last year.).

One distinguishing feature of recent real-estate transactions was a dramatic increase in transactions involving locations relatively far from the station less than twenty minutes by foot from the station, as well as a some decrease in transactions involving locations more than twenty minutes by foot from the station, outside of walking distance.

7 stations have experienced increased prices; 4 stations have experienced decreased prices. The overall trend was the same as last year. Kirishimajinnguu, Chousa, Aira, Kagoshima station has seen a price increase of over 20% compared to last year. The most dramatic price increase was at Kajiki station, where prices have increased +151.5% compared to last year; a sq.m unit now costs 240,000 JPY/sq.m.

The top 2 stations has seen prices increase +122.4% (+80,048 JPY/sq.m). On the other hand, The bottom 2 stations has seen prices decrease -77.4% (-172,725 JPY/sq.m).

Cause of price increases

  • An decrease in average distance from the station (representing 40.3 min in 2017 and 33.6 min in 2018; -16.6%)
  • A some decrease in transactions involving relatively old buildings under 40 years old (representing 41.9% of total transactions in 2017 and 38.3% of total transactions in 2018)
  • A dramatic increase in transactions involving recently constructed buildings under 6 years old (representing 1.1% of total transactions in 2017 and 1.7% of total transactions in 2018)

Causes of price decreases

  • A dramatic decrease in transactions involving locations near to the station less than three minutes by foot from the station (representing 2.0% of total transactions in 2017 and 0.8% of total transactions in 2018)
  • A slight decrease in transactions involving nearly new buildings under 3 years old (representing 20.4% of total transactions in 2017 and 20.0% of total transactions in 2018)

Home stations market overview

The average price of Kajiki Home, the highest market value along this railway was 240,000 JPY/sq.m. The market value represents an increase of 144,578 JPY (+151.5%) compared to 1 year ago and a transition to a dramatic market. 2 properties exchanged hands (It was the same as last year.).

The average price of Takarabe Home, the lowest market value along this railway was 13,000 JPY/sq.m. The market value represents a decrease of 165,947 JPY (-92.7%) compared to 1 year ago and a transition to a dramatic market. 2 properties exchanged hands ( The market value represents an increase of 1 (+100.0%) compared to 1 year ago and a transition to a dramatic market.).

JR Nippō Main Line (Stations Home market overview)
JR Nippō Main LineThis year(2018)
(Avg.Age,Dim.)
1 year ago
(Avg.Age,Dim.)
2 years ago
(Avg.Age,Dim.)
Takarabe13,000 JPYsq.m
(0.0575sq.m)
178,947 JPYsq.m
(0.5041095890410959450sq.m)
59,290 JPYsq.m
(29.66771037181996524sq.m)
Kitamata---
Oosumiookawara---
Kitanaganoda---
Kirishimajinnguu32,168 JPYsq.m
(28.523287671232875365sq.m)
16,651 JPYsq.m
(37.67279843444227423sq.m)
37,565 JPYsq.m
(29.095890410958905809sq.m)
Kokubu138,210 JPYsq.m
(23.186118721461185243sq.m)
159,967 JPYsq.m
(15.745626975763962260sq.m)
100,195 JPYsq.m
(19.76826484018265361sq.m)
Hayato109,444 JPYsq.m
(24.23444227005871426sq.m)
288,948 JPYsq.m
(34.52739726027397384sq.m)
127,999 JPYsq.m
(21.394178082191782408sq.m)
Kajiki240,000 JPYsq.m
(-0.4958904109589041375sq.m)
95,422 JPYsq.m
(23.019178082191782238sq.m)
26,923 JPYsq.m
(28.523287671232875220sq.m)
Kinnkou167,781 JPYsq.m
(25.52054794520548630sq.m)
163,248 JPYsq.m
(19.517808219178082233sq.m)
154,263 JPYsq.m
(31.526027397260275192sq.m)
Chousa230,887 JPYsq.m
(8.676712328767124226sq.m)
121,569 JPYsq.m
(26.021461187214612219sq.m)
50,961 JPYsq.m
(35.77945205479452518sq.m)
Aira176,508 JPYsq.m
(10.177168949771689174sq.m)
121,094 JPYsq.m
(29.924383561643836196sq.m)
146,228 JPYsq.m
(22.52054794520548358sq.m)
Shigetomi141,793 JPYsq.m
(27.856621004566207190sq.m)
118,165 JPYsq.m
(16.916164383561643206sq.m)
93,548 JPYsq.m
(0.0565sq.m)
Ryugamizu---
Kagoshima164,441 JPYsq.m
(22.34041095890411206sq.m)
100,499 JPYsq.m
(25.756809024979855240sq.m)
229,928 JPYsq.m
(15.381735159817351205sq.m)
Kagoshima-Chuo192,591 JPYsq.m
(22.97175472928898181sq.m)
244,135 JPYsq.m
(22.913574097135744206sq.m)
290,993 JPYsq.m
(23.476164383561642219sq.m)

*Average unit prices per sq.m of Home at each train station were calculated using the Utinokati database of actual market sales prices (based on surveys conducted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism of Japan). Units: JPY (Japanese Yen); parenthesis contain average age in years of building / equivalent measurement of area of real estate.

Noteworthy stations

Kajiki240,000 JPY/sq.m (+152% compared with the previous year)

The average price of Kajiki Home was 240,000 JPY/sq.m. The market value represents an increase of 144,578 JPY (+151.5%) compared to 1 year ago and a transition to a dramatic market. 2 properties exchanged hands (It was the same as last year.).

The average age of the real estate was -0.5 years old (a -102.2% decrease compared to the 23.0 years old of last year.). The average size of the real estate was 375.0 sq.m (a +57.9% increase compared to the 237.5 sq.m of last year.). The average total floor space of the real estate was 100.0 sq.m (a +17.6% increase compared to the 85.0 sq.m of last year.).

Cause of price increases

  • A dramatic decrease in average age of the building (representing 23.0 years old in 2017 and -0.5 years old in 2018; -102.2%)

Kirishimajinnguu32,168 JPY/sq.m (+93% compared with the previous year)

The average price of Kirishimajinnguu Home was 32,168 JPY/sq.m. The market value represents an increase of 15,517 JPY (+93.2%) compared to 1 year ago and a transition to a dramatic market. 4 properties exchanged hands ( The market value represents a decrease of 5 (-55.6%) compared to 1 year ago and a transition to a dramatic market.).

The average age of the real estate was 28.5 years old (a -24.3% decrease compared to the 37.7 years old of last year.). The average size of the real estate was 365.0 sq.m (a -13.7% decrease compared to the 422.8 sq.m of last year.). The average total floor space of the real estate was 107.5 sq.m (a +18.5% increase compared to the 90.7 sq.m of last year.).

Cause of price increases

  • A dramatic decrease in average age of the building (representing 37.7 years old in 2017 and 28.5 years old in 2018; -24.3%)

Causes of price decreases

  • A dramatic increase in transactions involving relatively old buildings under 40 years old (representing 57.1% of total transactions in 2017 and 100.0% of total transactions in 2018)

Takarabe13,000 JPY/sq.m (-93% compared with the previous year)

The average price of Takarabe Home was 13,000 JPY/sq.m. The market value represents a decrease of 165,947 JPY (-92.7%) compared to 1 year ago and a transition to a dramatic market. 2 properties exchanged hands ( The market value represents an increase of 1 (+100.0%) compared to 1 year ago and a transition to a dramatic market.).

The average size of the real estate was 575.0 sq.m (a +27.8% increase compared to the 450.0 sq.m of last year.). The average total floor space of the real estate was 75.0 sq.m (a -21.1% decrease compared to the 95.0 sq.m of last year.).

Cause of price increases

  • A dramatic decrease in average distance from the station (representing 120.0 min in 2017 and 90.0 min in 2018; -25.0%)

Hayato109,444 JPY/sq.m (-62% compared with the previous year)

The average price of Hayato Home was 109,444 JPY/sq.m. The market value represents a decrease of 179,504 JPY (-62.1%) compared to 1 year ago and a transition to a dramatic market. 10 properties exchanged hands ( The market value represents an increase of 6 (+150.0%) compared to 1 year ago and a transition to a dramatic market.).

The average age of the real estate was 24.2 years old (a -29.8% decrease compared to the 34.5 years old of last year.). The average size of the real estate was 425.5 sq.m (a +10.9% increase compared to the 383.8 sq.m of last year.). The average total floor space of the real estate was 264.4 sq.m (a +115.8% increase compared to the 122.5 sq.m of last year.).

Cause of price increases

  • A dramatic decrease in average age of the building (representing 34.5 years old in 2017 and 24.2 years old in 2018; -29.8%)
  • A dramatic decrease in average distance from the station (representing 23.8 min in 2017 and 18.4 min in 2018; -22.5%)
  • A dramatic decrease in transactions involving older buildings over 40 years old (representing 50.0% of total transactions in 2017 and 14.3% of total transactions in 2018)

Causes of price decreases

  • An increase in transactions involving relatively old buildings under 40 years old (representing 50.0% of total transactions in 2017 and 57.1% of total transactions in 2018)

Breakdown of each segment

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