Kyushu Shinkansen railway market report

Kyushu Shinkansen Home market overview

The average price of Kyushu Shinkansen (Izumi to Kagoshima-Chuo) Home, in Jul, 2018 to Sep, 2018 was 165,990 JPY/sq.m. The market value represents a decrease of 47,782 JPY (-22.4%) compared to 1 year ago and a transition to a dramatic market. 55 properties exchanged hands ( The market value represents an increase of 5 (+10.0%) compared to 1 year ago and a transition to a bull market.).

The average age of the real estate was 24.7 years old (a +9.1% increase compared to the 22.6 years old of last year.). The average size of the real estate was 216.7 sq.m (a -15.8% decrease compared to the 257.2 sq.m of last year.). The average total floor space of the real estate was 254.9 sq.m (a +13.5% increase compared to the 224.6 sq.m of last year.).

One distinguishing feature of recent real-estate transactions was a dramatic increase in transactions involving relatively old buildings under 40 years old, as well as a dramatic increase in transactions involving middle size for a DINKS or an old age households less than 60 sq.m.

0 stations have experienced increased prices; 3 stations have experienced decreased prices. The market value decreased in all stations. Izumi station has seen a price decrease of over 20% compared to last year. The most dramatic price increase was at Sendai station, where prices have decreased -64.2% compared to last year; a sq.m unit now costs 59,802 JPY/sq.m.

The top 1 stations has seen prices increase -3.2% (-1,980 JPY/sq.m). On the other hand, The bottom 1 stations has seen prices decrease -64.2% (-107,168 JPY/sq.m).

Causes of price decreases

  • A dramatic increase in transactions involving relatively old buildings under 40 years old (representing 34.9% of total transactions in 2017 and 45.3% of total transactions in 2018)
  • A dramatic increase in transactions involving older buildings over 40 years old (representing 18.6% of total transactions in 2017 and 22.6% of total transactions in 2018)

Home stations market overview

The average price of Kagoshima-Chuo Home, the highest market value along this railway was 192,591 JPY/sq.m. The market value represents a decrease of 51,544 JPY (-21.1%) compared to 1 year ago and a transition to a dramatic market. 44 properties exchanged hands ( The market value represents an increase of 10 (+29.4%) compared to 1 year ago and a transition to a dramatic market.).

The average price of Izumi Home, the lowest market value along this railway was 59,000 JPY/sq.m. The market value represents a decrease of 1,980 JPY (-3.2%) compared to 1 year ago and a transition to a some market. 3 properties exchanged hands ( The market value represents a decrease of 1 (-25.0%) compared to 1 year ago and a transition to a dramatic market.).

Kyushu Shinkansen (Stations Home market overview)
Kyushu ShinkansenThis year(2018)
(Avg.Age,Dim.)
1 year ago
(Avg.Age,Dim.)
2 years ago
(Avg.Age,Dim.)
Izumi59,000 JPYsq.m
(31.858447488584478410sq.m)
60,980 JPYsq.m
(15.514155251141553495sq.m)
50,578 JPYsq.m
(26.922739726027395318sq.m)
Sendai59,802 JPYsq.m
(30.899315068493152382sq.m)
166,971 JPYsq.m
(24.234833659491194320sq.m)
39,400 JPYsq.m
(36.52986301369863413sq.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

Izumi59,000 JPY/sq.m (-3% compared with the previous year)

The average price of Izumi Home was 59,000 JPY/sq.m. The market value represents a decrease of 1,980 JPY (-3.2%) compared to 1 year ago and a transition to a some market. 3 properties exchanged hands ( The market value represents a decrease of 1 (-25.0%) compared to 1 year ago and a transition to a dramatic market.).

The average age of the real estate was 31.9 years old (a +105.4% increase compared to the 15.5 years old of last year.). The average size of the real estate was 410.0 sq.m (a -17.2% decrease compared to the 495.0 sq.m of last year.). The average total floor space of the real estate was 175.0 sq.m (a -41.4% decrease compared to the 298.8 sq.m of last year.).

Cause of price increases

  • An decrease in average distance from the station (representing 19.2 min in 2017 and 16.7 min in 2018; -13.4%)

Causes of price decreases

  • A dramatic increase in average age of the building (representing 15.5 years old in 2017 and 31.9 years old in 2018; +105.4%)

Sendai59,802 JPY/sq.m (-64% compared with the previous year)

The average price of Sendai Home was 59,802 JPY/sq.m. The market value represents a decrease of 107,168 JPY (-64.2%) compared to 1 year ago and a transition to a dramatic market. 8 properties exchanged hands ( The market value represents a decrease of 4 (-33.3%) compared to 1 year ago and a transition to a dramatic market.).

The average age of the real estate was 30.9 years old (a +27.5% increase compared to the 24.2 years old of last year.). The average size of the real estate was 381.7 sq.m (a +19.4% increase compared to the 319.6 sq.m of last year.). The average total floor space of the real estate was 396.2 sq.m (a +309.9% increase compared to the 96.7 sq.m of last year.).

Causes of price decreases

  • A dramatic increase in average age of the building (representing 24.2 years old in 2017 and 30.9 years old in 2018; +27.5%)
  • An increase in average distance from the station (representing 50.8 min in 2017 and 56.9 min in 2018; +11.9%)
  • A dramatic increase in transactions involving relatively old buildings under 40 years old (representing 42.9% of total transactions in 2017 and 62.5% of total transactions in 2018)

Breakdown of each segment

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