Australian investor adds luxury ski cabin in Japan to his growing portfolio

David Crofton and his wife met at a ski shop in Erina. Years later, the pair now own a luxury ski cabin in Niseko, Japan, as well as other property in Australia.

David Crofton

In this episode of the Smart Property Investment Show, David joins host Phil Tarrant to unpack his portfolio and discuss their decision to buy a property in Japan after having seen it online. David explains the transaction process, how they navigated the language barrier in terms of contracts and the costs involved in owning the property, including the ones that he hadn’t considered such as “snow ploughing fees”.

David also unpacks the rest of his Australia-based portfolio, the renovation of one of those properties and what he wishes he had done about building a granny flat.

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