June Newsletter

As a valued member of JPI we want to keep you up to date of our progress.

Please feel free to contact either Kevin or Sim if you would like more information or if you have any topics you would like us to discuss.

Interesting stats to date

  • You are one of 8 members invested in JPI, thank you!
  • To date JPI now owns 4 properties.
  • To date JPI has received  ¥1,072,000 in rent.
  • To date JPI has raised  ¥5,500,000 of investments.

Passed 200 likes on facebook!
Working to complete a series of complete new promotional videos
Employed an SEO expert to increase the online presence of Japan Property Investments

Kevin and I are excited to announce our second free to attend seminar, this time in Osaka.  JPI has booked the U’s2 Conference Center, Fuji building in Umeda, Osaka. The seminar will begin at 6:30 pm on Thursday June 22nd, light refreshments will be served.  The aim is to introduce the Japanese real estate market, JPI and to give potential new members an opportunity to ask us questions.  If you know anyone that might benefit from this please ask them to email [email protected] places are limited and on a first come, first serve basis.
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The JPI Way

Each month in our newsletters we would like to share an article that we have either read or written that can help you on your way to financial freedom through property. This month’s article I read from an Australian Property Company who I have used their services quite successfully.
Successful, wealthy people do not just suddenly become rich and successful.
Success is a process that takes place over many years.
There are certain habits that are responsible for the accumulation of wealth over one’s lifetime.
One such habit is spending less than you make
I call it the living below your means.

Long before most wealthy people become wealthy, they make a habit of living below their means.
The following is a list of ten spending habits that will keep you in the poor house and prevent you from ever achieving financial independence:

  1. Charging ordinary living expenses on a credit card – If you are unable to afford meeting your ordinary living expenses and must resort to the use of a credit card to meet your monthly living expenses, you are by definition, living above your means.
  2. Accumulating credit card debt is the third leading cause of bankruptcy, behind a job loss (#2) and medical costs (#1).
  3. Spending more than 25% of your net income on housing costs.   Housing costs include rent, mortgage, real estate taxes, utilities, insurance, repairs and maintenance.
  4. Spending more than 15% of your net income on food. This includes groceries and does not include prepared food. Prepared food is part of your entertainment budget.
  5. Spending more than 10% of your net income on entertainment/gifts. This category includes bars, restaurants, movies, music, books, gifts etc. Eating out and any prepared food you purchase is part of your entertainment budget.
  6. Spending more than 5% of your net income on car expenses. Car expenses include a lease, loan, insurance, gas, tolls, registration fees, repairs and maintenance.
  7. Spending more than 5% of your net pay on vacations.
  8. Spending any money on gambling. If you’re going to gamble it should come out of your entertainment budget.
  9. Going over the top on gift giving. Gifts are part of your entertainment/gift budget. Sticking to your 10% budget will prevent you from going overboard on gift giving.
  10. Spending more than 5% on clothing. Spontaneous spending is never a good idea. You need to take the emotion out of your spending habits. There is always time to plan and shop before your spend your hard earned money.

Maintaining a spending budget for various categories and getting into the habit of writing down everything you spend will keep you on the right track.
It will also open your eyes for the first time.
You will be shocked to find out how much you spend on certain budget categories.
And that’s a good thing.
Getting control of your spending is not an easy task.
Once it becomes a daily habit, however, it gets much easier.

As a member of JPI we know you have already learned these habits.  Perhaps you remember when these habits controlled your wallet? Please feel free to share this article with those who could benefit from this knowledge.  Let’s build a community of like minded people, as we always say, “invest together, grow together”

Have a great June!

Kevin & Sim

May Newsletter

Thank you for being an important part of Japan Property Investments.  We value you as a member and will keep you updated on the progress at JPI as well as introduce new offers as they come up.

First up, our interesting stats to date;

  • You are one of 7 members invested in JPI.
  • JPI now owns 4 properties.
  • JPI has received  ¥907,000 in rent.
  • JPI has raised  ¥3,400,000 of investments.

This is the first of what will be a monthly member newsletter.  Don’t worry, we know your time is precious so we promise to keep this to no more than a few paragraphs every month.

JPI Beginnings

Sim and I started JPI in February 2016 with a vision of making a community of like minded investors.  We have since refined that vision into two core values that you can see here on the JPI website.  It has been a whirlwind 15 months.  It is never easy starting a business from scratch and perhaps Japan is one of the harder places to start but the whole process has been exciting.  JPI is now seeing more and more interest.  The website is busy, our Facebook site is creeping closer to 200 likes and we have started a new Youtube channel as well, just the one video at the moment.

New Member Steps

Recently we have launched our new membership steps which we will be very shortly releasing on our social media sites. We feel that that it more accurately reflects our core values of building a community of like-minded members and creating an investment portfolio that will generate more future cash, create value and add to the quality of life.

Briefly, step 1 is entry level in the property market where members can contribute smaller amounts of cash and own shares in a property. Step 2 is a joint partnership in the ownership of a property and finally Step 3 is owning a property outright on your own.

None of this growth would have been possible without the support demonstrated by you are member and this newsletter is all about recognising that, so THANK YOU!!!

At anytime if you would like to contact Sim or myself, call or email and if you have a friend you would like to introduce JPI to, please do.

Have a great May!

Kevin & Sim

Japan Property Investments