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The SBH Newsletter – November 2020
The SBH Newsletter – November 2020

I would like to start this newsletter by wishing you all a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving! This Holiday will look and feel a little different but it will still be a time to reflect on and give thanks for; our family, friends, community and this great Country we call Home.…

Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 1, 2020 – November 18, 2020 YTD
Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 1, 2020 – November 18, 2020 YTD

As we close out the year on the real estate front, it continues to be a strong sellers market. Sales prices have been across the board from $550,000 to $1,800,000. With the new year right around the corner, it is the traditional time that we start to see new listings…

The SBH Newsletter – October 2020
The SBH Newsletter – October 2020

What a great month of weather we have enjoyed this month so far! I’m writing this newsletter on October 21st and it’s going to be 80 degrees. I might have to pull the boat cover and work remotely this afternoon. The City has begun prepping Sandpiper for repaving, so if your coming…

Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 1, 2020 – October 21, 2020 YTD
Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 1, 2020 – October 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.

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 – September 2020
The SBH Newsletter – September 2020

As I write this newsletter, it looks like our new bridge going over Hell’s Point creek will be open any day. Then, the process will begin to remove the temporary bridge. I have also noticed how many more visitors we have for this time of year. With remote working and…

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!

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.

Interview with Jimmy Reeve, Owner of Baja Restaurant Sandbridge
Interview with Jimmy Reeve, Owner of Baja Restaurant Sandbridge

We had the pleasure of interviewing Jimmy Reeve, Owner of Baja Restaurant Sandbridge. Check out how Baja fared through the pandemic thus far as well as their upcoming Fall hours and specials!

Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 1, 2020 – September 24, 2020 YTD
Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 1, 2020 – September 24, 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 Baja Surf Classic Postponed Until Sunday, Oct. 4
The Baja Surf Classic Postponed Until Sunday, Oct. 4

Due to the wave forecast this weekend, The Baja Surf Classic has been postponed until Sunday, October 4, 2020 at Little Island City Park. Entry forms are available at Baja Restaurant. Enjoy a throwback from 2016’s contest!

The SBH Newsletter – August 2020 (2nd Edition)
The SBH Newsletter – August 2020 (2nd Edition)

Released August 30, 2020 – Usually we would be talking about the summer coming to an end with the kids going back to school this time of year, but this is 2020. With most kids going back to school virtually it has extended the vacation period well into September and…

Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 1, 2020 – August 27, 2020 YTD
Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 1, 2020 – August 27, 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.

Back-to-School (at Home) Tips for a Memorable Fall
Back-to-School (at Home) Tips for a Memorable Fall

If you thought one semester of “school-at-home” was tricky, get ready for round two. Whether your child’s program is completely virtual or includes some in-person learning, here are some considerations to make this transition effective and meaningful for any grade.

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.

The SBH Newsletter – August 2020 (1st Edition)
The SBH Newsletter – August 2020 (1st Edition)

Released August 2, 2020 – As I write this newsletter, Hurricane Isaias looks like it will affect our area on Monday night or early Tuesday. Feel free to check our webcam for current ocean conditions. So far, it looks like high surf, strong wind and rain – nothing we have not handled…

Hampton Roads Ranks #10 Top U.S. Area to Buy a Vacation-Rental Home
Hampton Roads Ranks #10 Top U.S. Area to Buy a Vacation-Rental Home

Hampton Roads ranks #10 in Rented Inc. and Weiss Analytics’ fifth annual analysis of top vacation rental markets looks at properties based on the highest return on investment. The rankings use a three-bedroom, two-bath stand-alone home rental as a base and then compare this vacation housing across hot spots based…

Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 1, 2020 – July 30, 2020 YTD
Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 1, 2020 – July 30, 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 Martha Gaione, Owner of Simply Steamed
Interview with Martha Gaione, Owner of Simply Steamed

We had the pleasure of interviewing Martha Gaione, Owner of Simply Steamed. Simply Steamed is ready to prepare a delicious lunch and dinner for you – and deliver it to you curbside! The SBH Team is excited to offer interviews of some wonderful owners of Sandbridge’s exceptional businesses that provide…

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/

Message from Pat – 4th of July Boat Parade and more!
Message from Pat – 4th of July Boat Parade and more!

For more boat parade details and a map, please visit: http://sandbridgelife.com/2020/06/july4-boat-parade-2020/

Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 1, 2020 – June 25, 2020 YTD
Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 1, 2020 – June 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 – June 2020
The SBH Newsletter – June 2020

As we slide into Summer 2020, it’s certainly feeling a little different but I am seeing lots of visitors and locals alike enjoying the good weather. The sand replenishment project is complete and the beach looks great! One of the few positive things that has come out of COVID-19 is…

Interview with Barry Kirschner, Owner of Sandbridge Sugar Shack
Interview with Barry Kirschner, Owner of Sandbridge Sugar Shack

Sandbridge Sugar Shack is located at: 2545 Sandpiper Road Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456. Visit Sandbridge Sugar Shack on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sandbridge.sugarshack/

The SBH Newsletter – May 2020
The SBH Newsletter – May 2020

A Day of Remembrance! This Memorial Day weekend, the SBH team and I would like to say thank you to those men and women who paid the ultimate price. We will always remember the sacrifices of our nation’s heroes. We are deeply grateful. As a “Day of Remembrance” we also…

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.

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…

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.