The Community | Living the Sandbridge Life

Looking for more news & events? Visit SandbridgeLife.com

Recent Community News & Events

Day of Remembrance Memorial Day Tribute
Day of Remembrance Memorial Day Tribute

SandbridgeHouses.com and Sandbridge Life would like to honor the deceased men and women of the United States Armed Forces. Our video tribute includes the deceased loved ones of our family, friends, and fans of the Sandbridge community.

Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 1, 2020 – May 20, 2020 YTD
Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 1, 2020 – May 20, 2020 YTD

If at any time you have questions about anything contained in these market metrics reports please feel free to contact me.  I am committed to providing my clients with the latest and most accurate assessment of market data so that you may make wise and informed real estate decisions.

Interview with Ken Leach, Owner of Bandidos Tacos & Burritos
Interview with Ken Leach, Owner of Bandidos Tacos & Burritos

Bandidos is open every day of the week, and are located at: 661 Sandbridge Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456. Visit Bandidos on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BandidosSB/

Interview with Martha Gione, Owner of Simply Steamed
Interview with Martha Gione, Owner of Simply Steamed

The SBH Team is excited to offer interviews of some wonderful owners of Sandbridge’s exceptional businesses that provide us with essential food and services during this pandemic. Thank you for watching!

Interview with Fran Dennis, Owner of Sandbridge Market
Interview with Fran Dennis, Owner of Sandbridge Market

The SBH Team is excited to offer interviews of some wonderful owners of Sandbridge’s exceptional businesses that provide us with essential food and services during this pandemic. Thank you for watching!

The SBH Newsletter – April 2020
The SBH Newsletter – April 2020

As I start this newsletter, I want to send out a prayer that all of you along with family and friends are safe and well! Although we are physically isolated we certainly can surround ourselves with family and friends virtually. Zoom has been a great platform for my family to…

COVID-19 Resources and Information
COVID-19 Resources and Information

As we grapple with the impacts of an unprecedented public health crisis, we want to provide you with timely, useful information about COVID19 and the Hampton Roads real estate market as we face this new reality together.

Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 1, 2020 – April 22, 2020 YTD
Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 1, 2020 – April 22, 2020 YTD

If at any time you have questions about anything contained in these market metrics reports please feel free to contact me.  I am committed to providing my clients with the latest and most accurate assessment of market data so that you may make wise and informed real estate decisions.

Updates: Sandbridge Beach Nourishment Project
Updates: Sandbridge Beach Nourishment Project

According to a representative of City of Virginia Beach Public Works, the updates to the Sandbridge Beach Nourishment Project are as follows: The dredging company of record is currently mobilizing land equipment (pipes, dozers, trailers, etc.) to Little Island Park as of Thursday, March 12th. Beach nourishment operations are expected…

Benefits of Working With SBH Real Estate
Benefits of Working With SBH Real Estate

Finding your perfect home is about listening: understanding your needs, priorities, concerns, and lifestyle. SBH Real Estate is as inspired as you are. Since 2005, we have sold more than 250 properties exceeding $150 million in volume.

The SBH Advantage – Two Distinct Metrics
The SBH Advantage – Two Distinct Metrics

Pat shares some great results that he discovered – including two very important metrics: List to sales price ratio and average time it takes for a home in Sandbridge to go under contract.

The SBH Newsletter – March 2020
The SBH Newsletter – March 2020

A lot has changed in our world since my last newsletter. Here in Sandbridge we are making the best of it. Yesterday, my son Bane and I played multiple games of ping pong and then started a fire in the backyard which took forever to get started and had us…

Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 1, 2020 – March 25, 2020 YTD
Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 1, 2020 – March 25, 2020 YTD

If at any time you have questions about anything contained in these market metrics reports please feel free to contact me.  I am committed to providing my clients with the latest and most accurate assessment of market data so that you may make wise and informed real estate decisions.

The SBH Newsletter – February 2020
The SBH Newsletter – February 2020

Pictured: Aftermath of Ash Wednesday Storm, 1962 – No Snow for Sandbridge! Wellllll, we were suppose to get a few inches of snow Thursday night, but Sandbridge got nothing, zip, zero, nada. At least the kids got to sleep in a little bit due to a two-hour school delay. Sorry,…

Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 1, 2020 – February 21, 2020 YTD
Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 1, 2020 – February 21, 2020 YTD

If at any time you have questions about anything contained in these market metrics reports please feel free to contact me.  I am committed to providing my clients with the latest and most accurate assessment of market data so that you may make wise and informed real estate decisions.

Buying Your Dream Home with SBH Real Estate
Buying Your Dream Home with SBH Real Estate

Watch my latest video, “Picking a Buyer’s Agent” to see how I help clients navigate the local real estate market in Sandbridge Beach and beyond.

Extraordinary Marketing For Extraordinary Properties 2019 Recap
Extraordinary Marketing For Extraordinary Properties 2019 Recap

At Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty, our agents truly understand that a home, regardless of its price, holds and reflects the value of your life’s investment. Through our partnership with Sotheby’s International Realty®, we are able to place your home on a level above any other firm in Hampton Roads and…

The SBH Newsletter – January 2020
The SBH Newsletter – January 2020

I’d like to open up this newsletter with a heartfelt Happy New Year to all our subscribers! Welcome to 2020 and a new decade. It’s hard to believe we’ve been doing these monthly publications since 2008. It is a pleasure to keep you all posted on community news and current…

The Importance of Listing Your Home in the Winter
The Importance of Listing Your Home in the Winter

Since spring is the most popular home-selling season, the housing market may be crowded with options at that time of year. Listing your home in the winter, when inventory is low, means less competition and a better opportunity to sell faster and at a higher value.

The SBH Newsletter – December 2019
The SBH Newsletter – December 2019

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! First, I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! The Holidays are here, and for those traveling to see family and friends, SAFE TRAVELS! It’s been great to see a number of friends, past clients and Sandbridge icons at recent parties…

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the SBH Real Estate Team
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the SBH Real Estate Team

The SBH Team would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We are looking forward to another successful year in 2020!

Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 2019 – December 20, 2019 YTD
Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 2019 – December 20, 2019 YTD

If at any time you have questions about anything contained in these market metrics reports please feel free to contact me.  I am committed to providing my clients with the latest and most accurate assessment of market data so that you may make wise and informed real estate decisions.

Sandbridge Beach Market Metrics – November 2019
Sandbridge Beach Market Metrics – November 2019

Pat Barton discusses the current Sandbridge Beach real estate market for November 2019.

The SBH Newsletter – November 2019
The SBH Newsletter – November 2019

The holiday season is upon us and with that we have several local events happening. Be sure to check the SandbridgeLife.com events calendar for more events being hosted in and around Sandbridge.

Only Sotheby’s International Realty
Only Sotheby’s International Realty

For those looking to purchase or sell a luxury home, the Sotheby’s International Realty network excels at providing the highest level of service to our clients and their diverse lifestyle needs.

My Story: Pat Barton, Associate Broker & Realtor
My Story: Pat Barton, Associate Broker & Realtor

Pat Barton, our Sandbridge Beach real estate specialist, has lived here for the past 40 years. His family first came to Sandbridge in 1958, when his grandmother, Bunga Barton, purchased a home at the north end of the Beach. Pat knows the Sandbridge Beach real estate market! Whether you are…

Sotheby’s International Realty Property Journey
Sotheby’s International Realty Property Journey

When a listing is marketed through the Sotheby’s International Realty network it immediately begins a journey to worldwide exposure. Learn more about global property distribution through media partners, cascading platforms and innovative property exposure through Apple TV and mobile devices.

Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 2019 – October 2019 YTD
Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 2019 – October 2019 YTD

If at any time you have questions about anything contained in these market metrics reports please feel free to contact me.  I am committed to providing my clients with the latest and most accurate assessment of market data so that you may make wise and informed real estate decisions.

The SBH Newsletter – October 2019
The SBH Newsletter – October 2019

It’s been a great month of weather! We have enjoyed summer like days and a taste of fall. The capital improvement projects for Sandbridge are moving along and the bridge replacement and additional pump station for our sewer system seem to be on schedule. The next big one is scheduled…

Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 2019 – September 2019 YTD
Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 2019 – September 2019 YTD

If at any time you have questions about anything contained in these market metrics reports please feel free to contact me.  I am committed to providing my clients with the latest and most accurate assessment of market data so that you may make wise and informed real estate decisions.

The SBH Newsletter – August 2019
The SBH Newsletter – August 2019

Summer is ending with some classic late afternoon thunderstorms. My good friend, Jay, took this photo (above) from the Baja Restaurant the other night. I think everyone is looking forward to a new weather pattern coming in with northeast winds and lower humidity. The City is moving along with its…

Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 2019 – August 2019 YTD
Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 2019 – August 2019 YTD

If at any time you have questions about anything contained in these market metrics reports please feel free to contact me.  I am committed to providing my clients with the latest and most accurate assessment of market data so that you may make wise and informed real estate decisions.

Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 2019 – July 2019 YTD
Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 2019 – July 2019 YTD

If at any time you have questions about anything contained in these market metrics reports please feel free to contact me.  I am committed to providing my clients with the latest and most accurate assessment of market data so that you may make wise and informed real estate decisions.

The SBH Newsletter – July 2019
The SBH Newsletter – July 2019

This newsletter we will be diving into our real statistics and how they compare to last year (see chart below). Of note, is substantial difference in single family (residential) units sold this year compared to last year. I believe what drove this number down is the inventory available to purchase…

The SBH Newsletter – June 2019
The SBH Newsletter – June 2019

Summer is in full swing, dodge ball on Tuesday’s at the Baja, Sundays on the beach or on the boat and ice cream at the Sugar Shack… lots of fun to be had by all. I have seen several clients and friends recently that have purchased homes in Sandbridge and…

Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 2019 – June 2019 YTD
Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 2019 – June 2019 YTD

If at any time you have questions about anything contained in these market metrics reports please feel free to contact me.  I am committed to providing my clients with the latest and most accurate assessment of market data so that you may make wise and informed real estate decisions.