Pacific Beach Real Estate, Mission Beach Real Estate

Pacific Beach real estate offers one of the best locations in southern California.  There is an unmistakable draw to the variety of landscapes along the pristine Pacific Beach and Mission beach coast, with its palm-trees standing tall on white sandy beaches, deep canyons with mesas, sandstone cliffs that plunge into the sea, and tide pools adjacent to tranquil lagoons.  The diversity of the Pacific Beach Real Estate area can also be seen in its unique neighborhoods, each of which offer their own distinct character.  Find seaside coffee shops, schools and first-class amenities with breathtaking views of the Pacific Beach coastline.  San Diego offers some of the top educational facilities in the nation, locally grown companies, corporate offices of global businesses, and prominent military headquarters. >>> Read More

Meet Tom Mattix

As a prominent Pacific Beach Real Estate agent, Tom Mattix knows the importance of diligence and hard-work, proof of which is shown in his vast education: a twenty-three year career in the U.S. Navy, a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Seton Hall University and a Master’s degree in Business from Pepperdine University.  Tom has continued his professional training and acquired a number of accreditations including attaining his broker’s license, being a Certified Residential Specialist, and an Accredited Buyer’s Representative.

In addition to his educational qualifications, Tom Mattix is consistently backed by his clients, who appreciate his attention to detail, discipline, and vibrant personality.  To show their appreciation, Tom has been recognized as one of the top-ten real estate agents in all of San Diego County by the San Diego’s Best 2011 Union-Tribune.  That coupled with being chosen as the “Five Star: Best in Client Satisfaction Real Estate Agent” every single year since the award’s inception in 2007, and having the highest scores possible as a Quality Service Platinum Certified (QSC) professional truly shows that Tom Mattix is one of the premier San Diego REALTORs®.   >>> Read Testimonials From Previous Clients

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The Latest on San Diego Real Estate Interest Rates

September 25, 2014 by Tom Mattix

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The Latest on San Diego Real Estate Interest Rates Mortgage rates dipped this week after last week’s Federal Reserve meeting failed to clear up when the central bank will begin increasing short-term interest rates. The benchmark 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell to 4.3%  from 4.33%. One year ago the rate was 4.47%. The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage remained at 3.46%. 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages fell to 3.32% from 3.35%. 30-year fixed-rate jumbos fell to 4.31% from 4.37%. What to do? Rates are expected to bounce around and possibly rise over the coming weeks, but not by much. At this moment, no one is expecting rates to breach 5% percent or bump up near that level…. unless something dramatic happens on the global/geopolitical stage. Still, the common and less risky recommendation for consumers is to lock-in a rate soon if they are offered one they like, just in case the unlikely occurs. … Continue reading

If You Own Rental Real Estate in San Diego—Listen up!

September 19, 2014 by Tom Mattix

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Advice to Rental Real Estate Owners in San Diego An article in this morning’s Union Tribune reminded me to make a recommendation to anyone who owns investment/rental real estate. The article noted that the supply of multi-family properties in the San Diego area comes no where close to meeting demand. As a result, the vacancy rate is below 3%  in our region and is the second lowest in the nation. The demand for rental properties here and in may parts of the country greatly exceeds supply and of course, Econ 101 tells us that the result is that landlords are able to command higher monthly rents. My message is simply this. Review all market rents for your properties and adjust at first opportunity to keep pace with the market. Why? Well it’s really quite simple. The amount you receive each month and year (Operating Income) directly and significantly … Continue reading

Tom’s San Diego Real Estate Report for September 2014

September 17, 2014 by Tom Mattix

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              Tom’s San Diego Real Estate Report  for the Month of September This San Diego real estate video report covers central San Diego County by providing data for 20 communities (e.g., Pacific Beach, downtown, Scripps Ranch, etc.). In this report I will specifically address the latest data and trends for both detached and attached (condo) homes on sales, median prices, inventory, changes from the previous month and the same month last year, interest rate trends and more. The video you are about to see is an abbreviated version of my more in-depth “Real Estate Report” which can be viewed as a printable pdf and is available online HERE.

Advice for First-Time San Diego Home Buyers

September 3, 2014 by Tom Mattix

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I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve been asked to provide advice to “first timers”! So, is there a better way to get the “word” out than by using social media? Here you go… Advice for First-Time San Diego Home Buyers Before you start shopping for a home there’s some groundwork you absolutely must consider. Why? Well, because you definitely want to put yourself in the best position in the eyes of a seller when you present an offer to purchase a home, you want the best finance deal available and of course, you want to live in the best house located in the best neighborhood for the least amount of money. Sounds easy, eh? Well, here are Tom’s tips: #1. Start early….preferably a couple of months before you anticipate beginning to tour homes. #2. Check and repair your credit The Fair Credit Reporting Act requires the … Continue reading

San Diego OPEN HOUSE THIS SUNDAY 8/31; 12 – 4PM!

August 28, 2014 by Tom Mattix

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San Diego Open House This Sunday 8/31; 12 – 4 pm! Looking for a Rancho Santa Fe Type Gorgeous Estate @ 33% the Price plus 270 deg Panoramic Views of Mountains, Hills, Mexico, & the Ocean? You also want 23 Acres Surrounded by Never-to-be Built Upon Open Space & Poway Unified School Options? “Amazing” & “Rare”!!! This Estate on the Poway/Scripps/Lakeside border is one very unique,“over-the-top” homestead. The home sits on top of the highest peak in the area with incredible 270 degree panoramic views. One look and you’ll agree the views from this home are THE best in the county! Sunrise and sunsets anyone? How about 23 acres of absolute serenity/privacy surrounded by never-to-be-built-upon open space, a custom built 3,741 SF, 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath resort w/ luxurious interior, the highest quality furnishings, XL 3 car garage w/ addt’l tool room and an outdoor entertainment mecca: … Continue reading

San Diego Real Estate: A Buyer’s or Seller’s Market?

August 27, 2014 by Tom Mattix

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San Diego Real Estate: A Buyer’s or Seller’s Market? The attached map depicts which states are presently favorable to buyers or sellers based on that state’s current inventory and average days on the market. Currently, many of the west coast and southwest states, including California, are seller’s markets. In those states, inventory is lower than normal, buying is competitive and sellers may be able to command higher asking prices. In contrast, most of the Atlantic Seaboard is currently a buyer’s market, indicating that there are more homes on the market than usual and completed sales are at a slower pace. This can give buyers greater negotiating power. If you would like specific data for the San Diego area please refer to my post below from last Thursday which details local real estate activity that occurred during the month of July for both detached & attached (condo) homes … Continue reading

Tom’s August San Diego Real Estate Report

August 21, 2014 by Tom Mattix

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            Tom’s August San Diego Real Estate Report This San Diego real estate video report covers central San Diego County by providing data for 20 communities (e.g., Pacific Beach, downtown, Scripps Ranch, etc.) and within the report I will specifically address the latest data and trends for both detached and attached (condo) homes on sales, median prices, inventory, changes from the previous month and the same month last year, interest rate trends and more. The video you are about to see is an abbreviated version of my more in-depth “Real Estate Report” which can be viewed as a printable pdf and is available online HERE.

San Diego Real Estate Predictions for the Next 12 Months

August 21, 2014 by Tom Mattix

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San Diego Real Estate Predictions for the Next 12 Months A just released survey conducted by the National Association of Realtors detailed where Realtors expect the most growth in home prices during the next 12 months.  The parts of the country where Realtors expect the most growth, between 5%-7%, include Oregon, Colorado, Hawaii, and Georgia, with the heaviest growth concentrated in Florida, Texas, and California (7%+).  The median expected price increase throughout the entire country is at 4%. See the attached graph which depicts the expected growth. Why these states (the states in red)? Because they possess a combination of low home inventory levels, strong cash sales, and strong employment oriented growth sectors such as technology, biotech, oil related, etc.  These expectations of course rely on supply and demand of homes on the market as well as demographics in each area and job growth in the state as … Continue reading

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