Kyushu Shinkansen railway market report

Kyushu Shinkansen Home market overview

The average price of Kyushu Shinkansen (Izumi to Kagoshima-Chuo) Home, in Oct, 2019 to Dec, 2019 was 171,692 JPY/sq.m. The market value represents a decrease of 46,354 JPY (-21.3%) compared to 1 year ago and a transition to a dramatic market. 55 properties exchanged hands ( The market value represents a decrease of 20 (-26.7%) compared to 1 year ago and a transition to a dramatic market.).

The average age of the real estate was 24.9 years old (a -14.4% decrease compared to the 29.1 years old of last year.). The average size of the real estate was 249.2 sq.m (a -11.3% decrease compared to the 280.9 sq.m of last year.). The average total floor space of the real estate was 191.0 sq.m (a -3.1% decrease compared to the 197.0 sq.m of last year.).

One distinguishing feature of recent real-estate transactions was a dramatic increase in transactions involving middle size for a DINKS or an old age households less than 60 sq.m, as well as an decrease in transactions involving total floor space for a general family households less than 100 sq.m.

1 stations have experienced increased prices; 2 stations have experienced decreased prices. Market value of most stations decreased. Izumi station has seen a price increase of over 20% compared to last year. The most dramatic price increase was at Izumi station, where prices have increased +83.2% compared to last year; a sq.m unit now costs 77,402 JPY/sq.m.

The top 1 stations has seen prices increase +83.2% (+35,156 JPY/sq.m). On the other hand, The bottom 1 stations has seen prices decrease -47.3% (-51,335 JPY/sq.m).

Cause of price increases

  • An decrease in average age of the building (representing 29.1 years old in 2018 and 24.9 years old in 2019; -14.4%)
  • An decrease in average distance from the station (representing 40.2 min in 2018 and 36.0 min in 2019; -10.4%)
  • An decrease in transactions involving older buildings over 40 years old (representing 33.3% of total transactions in 2018 and 27.5% of total transactions in 2019)
  • A dramatic increase in transactions involving nearly new buildings under 3 years old (representing 13.0% of total transactions in 2018 and 15.7% of total transactions in 2019)

Causes of price decreases

  • A dramatic decrease in transactions involving recently constructed buildings under 6 years old (representing 5.8% of total transactions in 2018 and 3.9% of total transactions in 2019)

Home stations market overview

The average price of Kagoshima-Chuo Home, the highest market value along this railway was 209,615 JPY/sq.m. The market value represents a decrease of 40,337 JPY (-16.1%) compared to 1 year ago and a transition to a weak market. 40 properties exchanged hands ( The market value represents a decrease of 18 (-31.0%) compared to 1 year ago and a transition to a dramatic market.).

The average price of Sendai Home, the lowest market value along this railway was 57,238 JPY/sq.m. The market value represents a decrease of 51,335 JPY (-47.3%) compared to 1 year ago and a transition to a dramatic market. 6 properties exchanged hands ( The market value represents a decrease of 5 (-45.5%) compared to 1 year ago and a transition to a dramatic market.).

Kyushu Shinkansen (Stations Home market overview)
Kyushu ShinkansenThis year(2019)
(Avg.Age,Dim.)
1 year ago
(Avg.Age,Dim.)
2 years ago
(Avg.Age,Dim.)
Izumi77,402 JPYsq.m
(33.34637964774951438sq.m)
42,245 JPYsq.m
(38.77899543378996521sq.m)
88,081 JPYsq.m
(25.937442922374427244sq.m)
Sendai57,238 JPYsq.m
(40.445662100456616317sq.m)
108,573 JPYsq.m
(33.175616438356165291sq.m)
51,042 JPYsq.m
(29.973698630136987578sq.m)
Kagoshima-Chuo209,615 JPYsq.m
(20.897981254506128196sq.m)
249,952 JPYsq.m
(27.861007827788647254sq.m)
218,814 JPYsq.m
(23.802739726027397199sq.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

Izumi77,402 JPY/sq.m (+83% compared with the previous year)

The average price of Izumi Home was 77,402 JPY/sq.m. The market value represents an increase of 35,156 JPY (+83.2%) compared to 1 year ago and a transition to a dramatic market. 9 properties exchanged hands ( The market value represents an increase of 3 (+50.0%) compared to 1 year ago and a transition to a dramatic market.).

The average age of the real estate was 33.3 years old (a -14.0% decrease compared to the 38.8 years old of last year.). The average size of the real estate was 438.3 sq.m (a -15.8% decrease compared to the 520.8 sq.m of last year.). The average total floor space of the real estate was 183.1 sq.m (a +51.3% increase compared to the 121.0 sq.m of last year.).

Cause of price increases

  • An decrease in average age of the building (representing 38.8 years old in 2018 and 33.3 years old in 2019; -14.0%)
  • A dramatic decrease in average distance from the station (representing 37.7 min in 2018 and 10.7 min in 2019; -71.7%)
  • A dramatic decrease in transactions involving older buildings over 40 years old (representing 66.7% of total transactions in 2018 and 28.6% of total transactions in 2019)

Sendai57,238 JPY/sq.m (-47% compared with the previous year)

The average price of Sendai Home was 57,238 JPY/sq.m. The market value represents a decrease of 51,335 JPY (-47.3%) compared to 1 year ago and a transition to a dramatic market. 6 properties exchanged hands ( The market value represents a decrease of 5 (-45.5%) compared to 1 year ago and a transition to a dramatic market.).

The average age of the real estate was 40.4 years old (a +21.9% increase compared to the 33.2 years old of last year.). The average size of the real estate was 316.7 sq.m (a +8.8% increase compared to the 291.0 sq.m of last year.). The average total floor space of the real estate was 176.7 sq.m (a -23.8% decrease compared to the 231.9 sq.m of last year.).

Cause of price increases

  • An decrease in transactions involving relatively old buildings under 40 years old (representing 40.0% of total transactions in 2018 and 33.3% of total transactions in 2019)

Causes of price decreases

  • A dramatic increase in average age of the building (representing 33.2 years old in 2018 and 40.4 years old in 2019; +21.9%)
  • A dramatic increase in average distance from the station (representing 52.0 min in 2018 and 62.7 min in 2019; +20.5%)
  • A dramatic increase in transactions involving older buildings over 40 years old (representing 30.0% of total transactions in 2018 and 50.0% of total transactions in 2019)

Breakdown of each segment

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