Hong Kong Real Estate

For International Clientele

Enter the Gateway between East and West

Positioned at the mouth of the Pearl River Delta on the coast of southern China, Hong Kong’s geographical position as a gateway between the East and West has made it an attractive center for international trade and one of the world’s most thriving and cosmopolitan cities. As a reflection of this, the heart of Asia’s world city has always been the bustling and beautiful Victoria Harbor.

Hong Kong’s 1,104-square-kilometer area comprises Hong Kong Island, which lies to the south of the harbour, the Kowloon Peninsula, which forms its northern shores, the New Territories to the north of Kowloon, which stretch all the way to Mainland China, and more than 200 outlying islands, including Lantau Island, where Hong Kong International Airport is located. Situated on the southeast coast of China, Hong Kong’s strategic location on the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea has made it

Whether you wish to purchase a vacation home in in Sai Kung or sell a luxury condo in Central Hong Kong property, Joske Thompson is internationally certified and has the international network of industry-leading professionals to help you navigate the Hong Kong real estate market and the financial and legal considerations that one will encounter owning international real estate.

 

Lifestyle in Hong Kong

BUSINESS CENTER FOR THE GLOBAL ELITE

World's Most Visited City

Most Traveled Citizens in the World

74 Michelin Star Restaurants

International Entertainment

World Shopping Destination

Tax Free Shopping

Vegetarian/Vegan on the Rise

Vibrant Spiritual Life

Organic Food Available

Beautiful Public Parks (no dogs)

Pet Designated Parks

Outdoor Activity & Recreation Rich

Culture Mecca

Yoga and Meditation Everywhere

Business Destination

Dog/ Pet Living on the Rise

 

Food

From Michelin starred fine dining to Hello Kitty themed Dim Sum, Hong Kong offers a deliciously daring cuisine flare that is truly one-of-a-kind. After experiencing meals in China's food hub, you will never look at Chinese food the same way again. In a truly East meets West and North fashion, you will find chic meals made from global ingredients and  prepared in varying international styles.

Art

With an ever-thriving tourism industry, Hong Kong has been establishing itself as an international artist destination over the past decade. Currently taking strides to compete against the likes of New York and the United Kingdom's art scene, Art Basel Hong Kong 2018 is to feature 248 premier galleries from 32 countries and territories.

Play

As a tourist and business destination, Hong Kong offers an endless list of activities for its residents. The neighboring Macau and surrounding South East Asian countries, such as Thailand, Japan, South Korea and Singapore hosts a magnitude of global experiences; from business to  vacation and outdoor excursion, Hong Kong has it all.

Luxury

Home to 74 Michelin Star establishments, a Rolodex of luxury hotels, Hong Kong is the definition of a modern 5 star experience with every luxurious accommodation. With median property values continually on the rise, Hong Kong is perpetually redefining is appeal accommodate the international elite.

 

Attractions & Destinations

A Modern City at the Epicenter of Culture

Internationally Certified. Locally Recognized.

Joske Thompson is a licensed Global Real Estate Advisor and has been trained as a Certified International Property Specialist to specifically address the needs of those looking to purchase property in California as a foreign national and U.S. nationals looking to purchase property abroad. He is the President of the San Francisco chapter of FIABCI, an elite network represented in 65 countries with members from all professions of the real estate sector. His extensive knowledge on international property and investment practices, paired with his robust worldwide network, affords Joske the competitive edge to deliver successful strategies for his global clientele. As a member of Top Agent Network, Joske is locally recognized as a top agent in San Francisco. 

Real Estate Market

 
 

Cost of Living Comparison

San Francisco

13% MORE COSTLY

Food: +31%

Housing: +4%

Clothes: +21%

Transportation: -4%

Personal Care: +65%

Entertainment: +30%

Total Difference: +13%

Exchange: 7.849 HKD/USD

london

10% MORE COSTLY

 Food:  -4%

Housing: -21%

Clothes: +22%

Transportation: +95%

Personal Care: +19%

Entertainment: +8%

Total Difference: +10%

Exchange: 10.995 HKD/GBP

Sydney

ABOUT THE SAME

Food: +5%

 Housing:  -28%

Clothes: +38%

 Transportation:  +29%

 Personal Care:  +11%

 Entertainment:  +27%

 Total Difference:  -1%

Exchange: 6.023 HKD/AUD

DUBAI

17% MORE AFFORDABLE

Food: -14%

Housing: -35%

Clothes: +32%

Transportation: -15%

Personal Care: +30%

Entertainment: +16%

Total Difference: -17%

Exchange: 2.137 HKD/AED

 

Economics

Tne Hong Kong Economy

as of Dec. 2017

Hong Kong At a Glance

Hong Kong has a free market economy, highly dependent on international trade and finance - the value of goods and services trade, including the sizable share of reexports, is about four times GDP. Hong Kong has no tariffs on imported goods, and it levies excise duties on only four commodities, whether imported or produced locally: hard alcohol, tobacco, hydrocarbon oil, and methyl alcohol. There are no quotas or dumping laws. Hong Kong continues to link its currency closely to the US dollar, maintaining an arrangement established in 1983. Hong Kong's open economy left it exposed to the global economic slowdown that began in 2008. Although increasing integration with China through trade, tourism, and financial links aided a more rapid initial recovery than many observers anticipated, its continued reliance on foreign trade and investment leaves it vulnerable to renewed global financial market volatility or a slowdown in the global economy.

GDP: $321B

GDP Growth: 2%

GDP per Capita: $43,700

Government Type: Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China

Leader: Carrie Lam

Trade Balance/GDP: 4.6%

Population: 7.2M

Unemployment: 2.7%

Inflation: 2.6%

Avg Commute Time: 73 min

Forbes Rankings

Trade Freedom: 1

Monetary Freedom: 41

Property Rights: 19

Innovation: 26

Technology: 9

Red Tape: 3

Investor Protection: 9

Corruption: 15

Tax Burden: 3

 

Meet Your Global Real Estate Advisor

Joske Thompson

Certified International Property Specialist

1699 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109

joske@pacunion.com  /  Tel. +1 (415) 345 3100

Gracefully Matching Passionate Clientele with Distinguished Properties

1699 Van Ness Ave San Francisco, CA 94109

Office: 415-345-3100 • Cell: 415-608-2233

CalBRE: 00843865

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