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

Read More about Tom’s: Education, Experience, Memberships, Professional Philosophy, Why He’s Different from Other Agents, 12 Point Pledge to Clients, & Why He’s Been Voted as one of Top 6 Agents out of 20,000 in San Diego County.

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Update in San Diego Real Estate: Just SOLD! 838-840 Isthmus Ct, Mission Beach: $1,305,000

April 18, 2014 by Tom Mattix

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Tom’s latest San Diego Real Estate update is his newest sold property, a duplex with 3 lots from Sail Bay. In total the 2 unit building has 7 BRMs, 4 BAs, 2300 interior square feet, a ground level patio, and a small deck off the 3rd story.  One unit (838) was originally built in 1936 and then 840 was constructed in the 1980’s over carport parking. Enjoy Sail Bay or stroll west 2 short beach blocks & you are on Ocean Front Walk with views of sunsets & surf. Near BelmontPark you are close to the Mission Beach plunge, restaurants and shops. The new owner intends to rent to college students during the school year and then weekly renters during the summer months. Projected Gross Income for the year is just shy of $100K. The building is currently undergoing some remodeling & updating. Tom represented the buyer.

New San Diego Real Estate Listing: 8387 Whalen Dr, San Carlos: $499,990-$519,990

April 17, 2014 by Tom Mattix

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If “location” is Rule #1 then you better move fast! This charming detached home is located in San Carlos, a community very highly regarded for it’s unsurpassed family neighborhood atmosphere, nearby parks, shopping, restaurants, freeways, great schools, etc. It is just a five minute walk to Cowles Mountain and the San Carlos Farmer’s Market. Gage Elementary School is at the end of the street and the home is a three minute drive to both Lake Murray and Mission Trails Park. There is quick access to Grossmont Mall and downtown La Mesa with numerous retail and restaurants along with access to the 125 & I-8 freeways. This gorgeous 3 BRM, 2 BA classic is pristine and immaculate in every way with a wonderful, inviting curb appeal on a superior street. It is extensively upgraded with a very open floor plan conducive to both family living and entertaining. Enjoy an entry … Continue reading

San Diego Mortgage Rates…What to do now?

February 4, 2014 by Tom Mattix

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Soon-to-be homebuyers hope to capture the best possible interest rates when applying for a mortgage loan and over the past few years, they have been lucky indeed and have snagged some extremely attractive rates. However, with the economy generally headed in a positive direction, the Federal Reserve won’t maintain low interest rates for long. While no one can be certain exactly how the mortgage interest rate picture will end up several months or a year from now, most in the know agree that rates will rise over the next twelve months…perhaps above the five percent mark as soon as the second quarter of this CY. This is a significant change from the extremely low rates seen just 12-15 months ago although even with the expected rise, rates are still very low when compared to what they were leading up to the housing bust. What is the reason that rates will be rising? … Continue reading

What is the Impact on Interest Rates for San Diego Borrowers & Refi’s?

January 30, 2014 by Tom Mattix

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In its first meeting of 2014, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) yesterday voted to once again cut back on the Fed’s bond-buying program. Starting in February, the Fed will scale its monthly purchases to a combined $65B, down $10B from January’s pace and down from $85B in December. The call to taper the Fed’s purchases was the second in as many FOMC meetings. In its statement, the committee maintained a positive view of economic activity saying indicators points to growth in recent quarters. “Household spending and business fixed investment advanced more quickly in recent months, while the recovery in the housing sector slowed somewhat. Fiscal policy is restraining economic growth, although the extent of restraint is diminishing.” The change in language strikes a more positive tone than the December statement in which the committee noted the extent of restraint “may be“ diminishing. The new Chairman, Janet Yellen noted that our plan … Continue reading

San Diego Whale Festival

January 24, 2014 by Tom Mattix

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The free San Diego Whale Festival is a family community event offering a wide variety of interactive and hands on displays to spark the interest and imagination of any child including a walk-through gray whale, live sea creatures, free face painting, a kids art mural coloring project and a giant inflated obstacle course, a trackless train and two giant bounce houses. Enjoy live music on the ”Whale of a stage”  featuring  returning festival favorite,” James Gibson Band” and  Jinnah Williams and  ”Moon Dog”, from Phoenix, AZ.  Crowds loved the past  performances from “Flamenco with Roots” a colorful and passionate local youth dance group so they will appear again, this year on the main stage! Yes, they’ll even have another SPLASH MOB   performing a bit like last year’s group who performed Thriller by Michael Jackson! Time:  11:00 am – 3:00 pm Location:  San Diego Embarcadero, 1066 N. Harbor Dr. – at the foot of Broadway   … Continue reading

San Diego Real Estate Report – January 2014

January 17, 2014 by Tom Mattix

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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 home 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.

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