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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New San Diego Area Real Estate Listing – 7479 Tweed St, Lemon Grove!

January 25, 2016 by Tom Mattix


New San Diego Area Real Estate Listing Tom’s new San Diego area real estate listing is located in family friendly Lemon Grove at 7479 Tweed St. This charming home is located on one of the best tree-lined and quiet streets in Lemon Grove, a community very highly regarded for it’s unsurpassed “Leave it to Beaver” neighborhood atmosphere, close to parks and convenient to shopping, restaurants, all freeways, schools, etc. This 3 BRM classic is pristine & immaculate in every way with a super floor plan, abundance of gorgeous hardwood floors under carpet, a “beyond compare” private backyard, deck, covered patio, an abundance of storage and natural light, and much more. By the way, the backyard is just screaming for further explanation, but first, have a look at the virtual tour (link below)! To fully appreciate this listing, you just have to see what this owner has accomplished. It is exquisite and … Continue reading

Interest Rates on the Rise

December 17, 2015 by Tom Mattix


Interest rates on the rise! It’s official – the Fed finally raised rates!!! The Federal Reserve made the long-awaited, much-anticipated announcement yesterday afternoon that the federal funds target rate will increase by 25 basis points from its near-zero level where it has been since 2006. The announcement came as the Fed wrapped its 8th and final Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting of 2015. For many in real estate, raising the cost of borrowing seems ill-timed and for homebuyers, this action will raise mortgage rates and also buyer activity. However, the most important questions now are: how many such increases are we likely to see in the short term and where will mortgage rates end up a year from now? The majority opinion is that we will see a gradual pace of increases with the expectation of three more hikes in the Fed funds target during the next 12 months which would likely send … Continue reading

The Latest Home Price Expectation Survey and What It Means for Pacific Beach & San Diego Real Estate

December 15, 2015 by Tom Mattix

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The latest Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey was just recently released and I thought that I would share the results as they pertain to San Diego Real Estate. The survey of 100+ economists, real estate experts and investment and market strategists asked panelists to predict the path of home values across the nation through 2020. The 106 panelists predicted home mean values to grow, on a national basis:     9% for all of 2015 An additional increase of: 2016: 3.5% 2017: 3.4% 2018: 3.5% 2019: 3.6% 2020: 3.5%   The above estimates equate to a cumulative mean price appreciation expectation across the nation of 21.6% through the end of CY-2020.  Again, it must be stressed that these estimates are for the U.S. at large and every region and community will appreciate at different rates over different time periods. Historically, the San Diego region has been a “bellweather” for the rest of … Continue reading

Hottest (and not so hot) 2016 Markets for Millennials

December 10, 2015 by Tom Mattix

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Hottest (and not so hot) 2016 Markets for Millennials Would you like to guess which are the top real estate markets for millennials (ages 25 to 34)? If so, then read on. This group, numbering 43.5 million people, make up 13.6% of the U.S. population and fully 30% of the current population of existing-home buyers. Because this is such a large segment of our homebuying population, just completed a study to determine where the hottest markets will be for this coming year. Below are both the top 10 markets likely to see a significant surge of millennial buyers and also the 5 locales where millenials are likely to leave this coming year. The ranking takes into consideration 2016 sales and price projections, the representation of millennial users among viewers of “for sale” listing pages on, and the share of head of households aged 25 to 34, relative … Continue reading

San Diego Real Estate Update: A 3 Bedroom Gem 2 Blocks from the Water in Ocean Beach!

December 7, 2015 by Tom Mattix

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San Diego real estate update: nine years ago, I received a call from Andy & Maria who lived in the Bay Area and whose daughter was about to enter USD. They wanted to investigate the purchase of a condo where the daughter could reside while attending the University. Like most young adults, the location just had to be Pacific/Mission Beach. The investment turned out to be a good one and they continue to be beach owners. Recently, Andy and Maria called to let me know that they were interested in a purchase of a detached home near the ocean where they could vacation themselves and also be a potential landing spot for retirement. Following their call, I set them up on an MLS “auto-search” and within a few short days Andy notified me that he had noticed a home in Ocean Beach which looked like it might “fit the … Continue reading

Federal rate hike in December?

November 18, 2015 by Tom Mattix


Will there be a Federal rate hike in December? I’ve been discussing the possibility of a federal funds rate hike for months now and I believe that time is very near. For all of you considering the purchase of a home or refinancing your existing mortgage, consider this to be your “shot across the bow” or “fair warning.” The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) members made a conscious decision in October to prepare markets for a potential December rate hike so long as economic data justifies the increase in borrowing costs. So, why is this important to home loan borrowers? While the “Fed” does not have the ability to directly set mortgage rates (lenders do that), it does create the monetary policies which indirectly affect these rates. When the Federal Reserve makes it more expensive for banks to borrow by targeting a higher federal funds rate, banks and … Continue reading

San Diego Real Estate Update: Another Pacific Beach Property SOLD!

November 16, 2015 by Tom Mattix


San Diego real estate update: six weeks ago, I received a call from a lady who lives in NYC who had found me via my website. This is unusual as 90+% of the folks who ask for my help are via referral! Yet, Anne wanted my help in finding a condo where she and her spouse, Dennis, could reap some nice income from vacation/weekly renting along the beach while at the same time, achieving some equity in a home to which they could some day retire. Just up my alley! Well, the following week, Anne and Dennis arrived and the 3rd unit I showed them was located at the See the Sea complex which is oceanfront, at the south end of Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach. See the Sea is a 76 unit building and well reputed and popular with vacation renters for several reasons: it is located … Continue reading

San Diego Real Estate Update: Charming La Mesa Detached SOLD!

October 30, 2015 by Tom Mattix


San Diego Real Estate Update: Charming La Mesa Detached SOLD! Just a short story about loyalty & friendship. A little over 12 years ago, I had the very fortunate experience of helping Mike & Jane sell their home in La Mesa. Since then, Mike and Jane have been kind enough to call upon me to help them with all of their real estate transactions, and would you believe it, I just helped them complete #6! The 6th one was a super charming investment/rental property @ 7468 Ohio Place in La Mesa, which after the last tenant vacated, Mike & Jane executed an extensive renovation. Picture, if you can, a “Father Knows Best” or “Leave it to Beaver” neighborhood… maybe not so easy for those of you under 50 years! Anyway, a really good family neighborhood!  This 3 BRM 1946 vintage classic has an open floor plan, abundance of … Continue reading

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