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Re:Buying a House in Japan 9 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 2  
The big majoritie of the houses build in Finland are wood frames too, i think 99% (wood does not cost much here) but the expected time they are usable are at least 80 years to infinite (depends how well you maintain them)
The only stone houses i know about in my village is 2 between about 450 houses.

Bigger cities build most of what is less than 3 levels wood too.
 
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Re:Buying a House in Japan 8 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 1  
Hi!New user here!

I wonder if there are people interested in buying
land and build their home.
I sell and build wooden houses from garden cottages to two stories houses.
My location is Sweden but that is not a problem.
 
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Re:Buying a House in Japan 7 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 0  
We live in a 39 year old rental house. We have no plans to buy in Japan at this stage but wish to continue living in this house for many years. It's a great house-6LDK and only 15 minutes walk to the city.
The only problem is that the living room has no windows do we need to have a light on st any given time of the day.
This erks me, especially with the onset of rising electricity prices.
Anyway one of the walls backs on to a private car park so a window could be installed there.
I was wondering if anyone would have any idea how much it would cost to get one put in.
Its a timber house with the iron sheeting on the outer walls.
It doesn't have to fancy just functional in regards to light and breeze in summer.
 
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Re:Buying a House in Japan 7 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: -583  
Are you a handyman?
Would you do it yourself?

If not, maybe get some quotes from some local builders?
 
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Re:Buying a House in Japan 7 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 0  
No I am not a handyman. Of course I'll get quotes but i just wanted to see of someone on here has had experience with doing this in Japan.
 
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Re:Buying a House in Japan 7 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 0  
So to buy new or old. That is the million dollar question. In my country buying old is the most popular thing to do.
My husband and I are looking to buy a house here and would prefer to buy old (no more than 40years old) as these homes have more character.
I want to know people's experiences with buying "used" properties.
I love watch The Japan Channel's videos about buying an old house but they don't talk about this like getting a building inspection, fees and loan insurance and other things involved in buying an old house.

We are currently looking at two houses. One is a non structural renovated 1973 wood house and the other is a 1981 wood house that has some non structural renovations done to it.
 
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