San Francisco Real Estate
For International Clientele
Welcome to California's Golden Gate
San Francisco is one of the world’s premier cities. From its most famous icon, the Golden Gate Bridge, to the exquisite Palace of Fine Arts, the city provides unrivaled attractions, museums, festivals, and art. Dining out is rich with possibilities, from organic Asian fusion to seafood caught fresh that morning. For those who choose to live in San Francisco, the city offers a lifestyle that would be hard to match just about anywhere else on earth.
The Ferry Building Marketplace at the foot of Market Street provides a year-round food emporium and a farmers’ market for local growers. Golden Gate Park attracts walkers, bicyclers, and museum-goers. The Embarcadero invites a long, lingering stroll along the waterfront before stopping for a bite to eat at one its many bayside restaurants. San Francisco inspires its residents to dream big, whether they are walking in the sand at Ocean Beach or jogging along a path at Crissy Field within sight of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Whether you wish to sell a luxury home in Pacific Heights or buy a condominium in South Beach, Joske Thompson will help you navigate the San Francisco real estate market.
Lifestyle in The City
PLAYGROUND FOR THE INTERNATIONAL ELITE
Michelin Star Dining
World Renowned Entertainment
Vibrant Spiritual Life
Organic & Fresh Food
Beautiful Public Parks
Outdoor Activity & Recreation Rich
Yoga and Meditation Everywhere
Nearby Wine Country Region
Nearby Snow Region
With access to the freshest ingredients from all corners of the globe and home to some of the most innovative chefs and bartenders in the industry, San Francisco is a foodie's dream. From homemade Jian Dui to the rarest black caviar, San Francisco can accommodate your most adventurous cravings.
San Francisco has always attracted the likes of the creatively inspired. A beacon for blending lines and breaking norms, San Francisco embodies the artistic mindset. Home to international attractions, SF MOMA, Asian Art Museum, deYoung and the Contemporary Jewish Museum, SF continues to develop budding artistic revolutionaries and showcase current headliners of the era.
Offering an endless list of activities for its residents; in the City the possibilities are endless. The surrounding Bay Area hosts a magnitude of frivolities, such as the Wine Country to the North, Silicon Valley to the South, Lake Tahoe to the East and miles of California Coastline at your disposal.
Home to 55 Michelin Star establishments, 34 luxury hotels, the Bay Area is teeming with luxurious accommodations. With median property values continually on the rise, San Francisco is guaranteed to continue to cater to the internationally elite.
Attractions & Destinations
Insurmountable fun. One iconic city.
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.
Cost of Living Comparison
The California Economy
If it were a country, California’s $2.6 trillion economy would be the sixth biggest in the world behind the United Kingdom. The state represents 14% of the U.S. economy. Home prices in the state are up 83% from the lows of 2011 and finally surpassed their pre-recession highs in 2017. California’s outlook is bright with economic and job growth both expected to be strong over the next five years. Another plus is the $110 billion in venture capital money invested in California companies over the past three years, an amount which is more than five times the total of any other state.
as of Nov. 2017
- Federal Income Tax
State Income Tax
Federal Corporate Income Tax
State Corporate Income Tax
Not taxed at the Federal level
State Property Tax
County Property Tax
City Property Tax
Tax Benefits of Property Ownership
Property taxes (up to $10,000 annually in addition to State and Local taxes) and qualified home acquisition indebtedness (up to $750,000 for homes acquired on or after 1/1/18)
City & County Transfer Tax per $1000
$250,000 - $1,000,000 = $6.80
$1,000,000 - $5,000,000 = $7.50
$5,000,000 - $10,000,000 = $22.50
$10,000,000 – 25,000,000 = $27.50
$25,000,000 or more = $30
California At a Glance
Gross State Product: $2,459 B
Governor: Jerry Brown
Median Household Income: $61,818
Household Income Growth: 3.3%
Median Home Price: $544,300
Job Growth (2017): 1.6%
Projected Annual Job Growth: 1%
Cost of Doing Business: 13.3% above nat'l avg
College Attainment: 32.3%
Net Migration (2016): 33,500
Moody's Bond Rating: Aa3
High School Degree: 82.2%
College Degree: 32.3%
Masters Degree: 12.3%
Avg Commute Time: 33 minutes
Meet Your Global Real Estate Advisor
Certified International Property Specialist
1699 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109
/ Tel. +1 (415) 345 3100