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Living in Japan Condominiums

Jan 29, 2008
The rich history and culture of the archipelago is enhanced by an exciting urban lifestyle and unusual natural beauty. This much sought-after tourist destination has a pleasant and diverse climate. The country boasts a variety of historical attractions. Guests of Japan's vacation rental properties are sure to love their experience in this marvelous travelers' paradise.

Dwellers in Japan's fabulous condos will experience the rich samurai culture that shaped the island nation's history. Ancient theatrical and other art forms are still alive and well. Any visitor interested in the culture of the country should pay a visit to Tokyo's famous museums.

The biological, historic and geographic majesty of Japan is well-known. The eye-catching image of the snow-clad Mount Fuji is an internationally recognized symbol for unspoiled natural beauty. The niceties available to tourists to Japanese vacation homes are numerous - there are hot springs, ice drift cruises, lush forests, and attractive campsites.

Japan is a well-developed nation judged by any standard, and despite its celebrated natural attractions, this favorite tourist destination has many sophisticated urban and manmade attractions for potential tourists. Guests of the country's holiday rentals can drive or travel by the famous underground to destinations such as, the annual Cherry Blossom Festival grounds, Disneyland, and feudal castles.

A condo is a form of house ownership in which separate units of a larger building complex are sold, not rented. There is a lot of misunderstanding about the word 'condominium.' It actually does not refer to the type of unit itself, but the term applies to the legal ownership arrangement. Any multi-unit structure can act as a 'condominium'. The earlier occupants should either vacate the building or purchase their units outright.

The owner of a condominium technically owns everything within their inner walls. The individual homeowners possess shared rights to the most common areas such as the elevators, corridors, club houses and pools. The proper maintenance of these common areas is the responsibility of a condominium association. Home owners own a share of interest in the association. They have to pay monthly dues and special maintenance fees for major problems.

Tokyo's inner-city waterfront is greatly changed by the construction of huge structures in the post-industrial era. The number of new buildings in the Shinagawa area alone has gene over 12,000 units in ten locations in the past two and a half years.

If you would like to reserve room in one of the condos or Japan Villas, numerous service minded travel agents are out there to guide you. They are available immediately for short and long-term rental. Japanese condos come with all usual attractions and amenities. You will definitely love the spaciousness and cleanliness of Japanese buildings.

Many condos come with full kitchen, quality furnishings, hot-springs bathroom, Cable TV, DVD, VCR, CD Player, beach and picnic gear, air conditioning, and much more. Other amenities include kitchen, iron, blender, mixer, coffee maker, toaster, microwave ovens, cookware and utensils, spices, condiments and heaps of dinner and glassware.
Japanese condos offer all the comforts of your home while you're away from it. The stay in a Japanese vacation rental would be an unforgettable experience. If you are positive on renting a condo, take your time to study the pros and cons of the purchase.

The largest buyers of condos include REITs and privately owned real estate funds. They usually convert originally built-for-sale condos to rental ones. Many individual buyers also put their newly purchased condos on the rental market. The coming up of large number of buildings is likely to put a downward pressure on rents. The price of a condo house can be much lower than a single-structure home.

A condo is not the best option for all potential homeowners. There is a noticeable lack of privacy in the common areas. If you are particular about having all of your amenities and maintain your own lawn and garden, then you are advised to follow single home ownership options in place of a condo. They can be more difficult to sell as opposed to a single home with some acreage. Condo owners own their units only, not the land beneath the structure. Veteran apartment renters who don't mind the presence of close neighbors benefit the most from condo living.
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Wantanee Khamkongkaew is an independent author evaluating and commenting on leading International Property Consultants in Asia and Greater China , especially CB Richard Ellis.
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