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The SBH Newsletter – May 2019
The SBH Newsletter – May 2019

April was a busy month for home sales! This is historically the most active time of year for real estate transactions. There are currently 41 homes for sale which is consistent with the average for the past 12 months. Condo inventory is higher than average with 50 units currently for…

Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 2019 – April 2019 YTD
Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 2019 – April 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 – March 2019
The SBH Newsletter – March 2019

It’s officially spring and Sandbridge is busier than a bee hive getting ready for the summer season. The City of Virginia Beach is even jumping in with some road paving projects on Sandpiper and Sandfiddler Road. Within the next few weeks, local schools will be on Spring Break, Easter arrives…

Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 2019 – March 2019 YTD
Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 2019 – March 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.

Pat Barton receives Diamond Award from Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty
Pat Barton receives Diamond Award from Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty

“I proudly accept this Diamond Award from Kris Weaver and Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty on behalf of the SBH Team for anotheroutstanding year of sales. Most importantly, I would like to thank all of our clients that have entrusted us with their real estate needs. It’s an honor!”

Sotheby’s Unrivaled Global Performance
Sotheby’s Unrivaled Global Performance

Many potential Sandbridge home buyers are not local. The Sotheby’s International Realty Referral Network is vital for generating the exposure necessary to sell your home. See why no brokerage markets your property better than Sotheby’s International Realty:      

The SBH Newsletter – February 2019
The SBH Newsletter – February 2019

So far we have experienced a fairly mild winter with just a few short bursts of cold weather. The next few days will be above 60 degrees. Let’s hope it holds up! For those that have not done so, I highly recommend a visit to False Cape State Park. It’s…

Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 2019 – February 2019 YTD
Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 2019 – February 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 – January 2019
The SBH Newsletter – January 2019

I am happy to open the newsletter with great news for the community. The prolonged discussion with our City Council regarding short term rentals has been resolved! This past Tuesday, City Council approved the planning commissions recommendations for regulations on short term rentals. Members of the community with property management…

Approved Regulations on Short Term Rentals
Approved Regulations on Short Term Rentals

On Monday, January 15, 2019, Virginia Beach City Council approved the planning commissions recommendations for regulations on short term rentals. Members of the community with property management companies worked with the planning commission through many meetings and found an adequate “middle ground”.

Sandbridge Market Metrics – January – December 2018 Year to Date
Sandbridge Market Metrics – January – December 2018 Year to Date

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.

Red Cross Blood Drive is Thursday, Jan. 3rd
Red Cross Blood Drive is Thursday, Jan. 3rd

Please participate in the Sandbridge Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, January 3rd from 1pm-6pm located at Sandbridge Fire and Rescue Station 17, 305 Sandbridge Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456

A Holiday Message & Highlights from Pat Barton
A Holiday Message & Highlights from Pat Barton

Please watch Pat Barton’s holiday message to all, and be sure to keep watching for 2018’s highlights!

The SBH Newsletter – December 2018
The SBH Newsletter – December 2018

I can’t believe it’s December already! The year has flown by and has been full of challenges, blessings, hard work and family celebrations. My team and I continue to feel blessed to be able to live and work in such a wonderful community and work with so many great people.…

Sandbridge Market Metrics – January – November 2018 Year to Date
Sandbridge Market Metrics – January – November 2018 Year to Date

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 2018
The SBH Newsletter – October 2018

Sandbridge dodged another bullet with Hurricane Michael. We had stronger than expected winds and several inches of rain. The main issue was the water rise coming from Back Bay. With two storms back to back, there was no place for the water to go. Most of the properties affected were…

Charlie Normile’s Turkey Trot is November 22nd
Charlie Normile’s Turkey Trot is November 22nd

The Race for the Fallen being held on Thanksgiving Day on Sandfiddler Road, starting from the Little Island Restaurant (206 Sandbridge Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23456). Setup will begin at 6:45 am and take-down usually ends around 11:00 am.

Sandbridge Market Metrics – January – October 2018 Year to Date
Sandbridge Market Metrics – January – October 2018 Year to Date

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 – September 2018
The SBH Newsletter – September 2018

As I write this on Friday, September 14th, Sandbridge Beach is a ghost town. Thankfully, Hurricane Florence moved south before hitting the coast in Wilmington, NC. We had very little rain, wind or storm surge. We are very fortunate! Prayers go out to all of those south of us that…

The SBH Newsletter – August 2018
The SBH Newsletter – August 2018

This newsletter dives into the current real estate stats and year-to-date comparison to last year. The dominant category that reflects the current market is the large increase in residential or single family homes sales and volume. The biggest factor in the increase in dollar volume, up 43% from last year,…

Sandbridge Market Metrics – January – July 2018 Year to Date
Sandbridge Market Metrics – January – July 2018 Year to Date

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.

Tickets have arrived for 39th Annual Sandbridge Pig Pickin’
Tickets have arrived for 39th Annual Sandbridge Pig Pickin’

The 39th Annual Sandbridge Volunteer Rescue Squad Pig Picking tickets have arrived at SBH Real Estate. Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 1-5 @ Little Island Park. Tickets are $40 per person. Children 10 & Under Are Free.

The SBH Newsletter – July 2018
The SBH Newsletter – July 2018

Although we will not have fireworks at the mill pond this year, the boat parade will be happening at its usual time and place, see sandbridgelife.com for details. Some other community news includes: an announcement by the City of Virginia Beach that our next sand replenishment is scheduled to begin…

Sandbridge Market Metrics – January – June 2018 Year to Date
Sandbridge Market Metrics – January – June 2018 Year to Date

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.

2018 Client Appreciation Party Highlights
2018 Client Appreciation Party Highlights

Thank you to all of those who joined us for SBH Real Estate’s Client Appreciation Party on Sunday, June 10. The Bayview at the BAJA Restaurant was such a wonderful backdrop to spend time with friends and family!

Hurricane Preparedness – Weather Safety
Hurricane Preparedness – Weather Safety

Hurricane season is upon us! We have provided a guide from VBgov.com that provides valuable information for locals and visitors in the event of a tropical storm or hurricane. Emergency Preparedness The public’s health and safety is a top priority for city officials, but they can’t do it alone. It takes teamwork…Disaster…

The SBH Newsletter – May 2018
The SBH Newsletter – May 2018

Happy Mother’s Day! It’s a day to pay tribute and truly celebrate the joy of having a loving mother in our lives. My mother is truly a huge part of who I am today and will forever live in my heart. Summer is fast approaching. Local businesses are opening up…

Sandbridge Market Metrics – January-April 2018 Year to Date
Sandbridge Market Metrics – January-April 2018 Year to Date

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.

New Story Partnership: Building Safe, Sustainable Communities
New Story Partnership: Building Safe, Sustainable Communities

Did you know that SBH Real Estate donates proceeds from the sale of each home to a partnership with New Story? The Sotheby’s International Realty® brand has partnered with New Story, a non-profit organization that puts 100% of donations toward transforming dangerous living environments into communities of safe, sustainable homes,…

Pat Barton Receives the President’s Circle Award
Pat Barton Receives the President’s Circle Award

Pat Barton received the President’s Circle Award from Kris Weaver, President of Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty on behalf of Team SBH Real Estate. This award is in recognition of highest volume of sales within the company for 2017. Our team is proud of our association with this distinguished company and…

The SBH Newsletter – March 2018
The SBH Newsletter – March 2018

We are finally getting some spring weather. I have to say, March was one of the worst months of weather I have seen in years. We had 4 nor’easters back to back and we’re all ready for the warmer temps and calmer winds. Just a brief update on the issue…

Sandbridge Market Metrics – January-March 2018 Year to Date
Sandbridge Market Metrics – January-March 2018 Year to Date

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 – January 2018
The SBH Newsletter – January 2018

We are just recovering from the “Bomb Cyclone” winter storm. The kids had a total of 6 days off from school; hope they don’t miss anymore or they might in school until July. I’ve lived here a long time and I have to admit this was one of the worst…

Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 2018 Year to Date
Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 2018 Year to Date

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 – December 2017
The SBH Newsletter – December 2017

It’s been wonderful to see many of my friends and clients at local events and parties. It’s a great time to catch up with old friends and meet new ones. Of note is the number of families relocating to Sandbridge on a full time basis. This is a fantastic trend…

Charlie Normile’s Turkey Trot
Charlie Normile’s Turkey Trot

Please join us Thanksgiving morning for this year’s Turkey Trot Race for the Fallen in memory of Charlie Normile benefitting the Navy SEAL Foundation and James Normile Kellam Scholarship. Visit CharliesRun.com to register and learn more about start times for each race.