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Japan Is Giving Away Abandoned Houses For Free

Some homes even come with a subsidy so potential owners can fix them without spending their own money.

Are you in the market for a new home? You might consider moving to Japan. The government is reportedly giving away thousands of abandoned houses across the country. To sweeten the deal, some of these properties are completely free.

A new report has revealed that the Japanese government will be launching a program where abandoned homes will be sold at discounted prices. The list of available houses can be found in ‘akiya banks’, which are online databases containing thousands of properties. Although some homes are being offered for extremely low prices, others are being given away for free. In fact, some of these homes even come with a special fee for potential owners. Basically, it sounds like Japan will be paying you to live there!

Would you consider moving to Japan for a free house?

But why are there so many
abandoned homes
in Japan? The aging population is believed to be one of the major factors. The elderly are quietly leaving their houses to stay in retirement homes while others are simply passing away.

Another factor is the younger generation’s unwillingness to start a family early. Most of the younger Japanese people are choosing to stay single and not actually in need of homes for raising families.

However, most people believe that one of the main reasons why these homes have remained abandoned for so long is because of superstition. Most properties associated with crime or the so-called “lonely deaths” are being avoided. In fact, a site called Oshimaland lists homes with the mentioned stigmas so they can be avoided.

Most of these houses can be a huge fixer-upper.

It’s highly unlikely that Japanese people will change their minds about moving into abandoned homes anytime soon. However, if you’re not worried about encountering ghosts and want to be paid to live in a house, this could be a great opportunity.

Some local governments in Japan are actually offering a subsidy for new owners so they can renovate the properties. Just be mindful of long-haired ghosts creeping around the house.

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10 Fun Games To Play For Your Next Party

Here are 10 simple but fun game ideas for you!

Your parties are never complete without them and when they’re done right, they could be among the best highlights of the event. We are, of course, talking about party games.

Fun games will keep your guests entertained and kill the dull moments. When it comes to picking which games to play, it is, of course, crucial to consider your audience. Go with safe, classic ones and some of them may actually get bored. Choose new, unfamiliar ones and others may hesitate to participate.

In case you’re having a hard time choosing games that will help you break the ice in the most fun ways, allow us to share with you at least 10 guaranteed laugh-out-loud games. ...

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Affordable Shoe Shop Tricks People By Opening A Fake Luxury Store

“If advertising has high production qualities, people will think it’s better.”

People rave so much about luxury items as many connect them to high quality and popularity. A consumer’s logic is quite simple: expensive means good, cheap means bad.

With that in mind, a shoe shop called Payless put this logic to the test. The discount store decided to open a one-off store in LA called Palessi and the result was shocking.

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Man Proposes With 6 RINGS So Fiancée Can Choose Her Favorite

“I won at life with her, so she deserves 6 rings to choose from.”

Some wedding proposals can be romantic, strange, or adorable. However, one man certainly took an over-the-top approach. The model decided to propose to his girlfriend at a special event. Amazingly, he got down on one knee and presented his fiancée with six gorgeous rings.

Dennis Brown II decided that it was time to ask his girlfriend Atara Dallas to marry him. However, the male model didn't settle for just a nice dinner at a restaurant to pop the question. Instead, he called on an event-planning company to help him on the special day. The proposal event came with a photographer, videographer, props designer, florist, makeup artist, hairdresser, drapery expert, and several assistants.

How's this for a romantic wedding proposal?

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