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The SBH Newsletter – April 2021
The SBH Newsletter – April 2021

March was another solid month of real estate activity. We are at all-time lows as far as inventory for sale with both single family and condos. As I write this newsletter, there are 3 homes and 20 condos for sale. This certainly is a unique period in real estate, not…

Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 1, 2021 – March 31, 2021 YTD
Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 1, 2021 – March 31, 2021 YTD

March was another solid month of real estate activity. We are at all time lows as far as inventory for sale with both single family and condos. As I write this newsletter there are 3 homes and 20 condos for sale. This certainly is a unique period in real estate…

The Sandbridge Community Yard Sale is Saturday, April 24th
The Sandbridge Community Yard Sale is Saturday, April 24th

Save the date! The next Sandbridge Community Yard Sale is Saturday, April 24, 2021. More details to follow!

The Sandbridge Spring Cleanup is Sunday, April 25th
The Sandbridge Spring Cleanup is Sunday, April 25th

The Sandbridge Spring Cleanup is scheduled for Sunday, April 25th. More details to follow.

Why Pat Barton Should Be Your Real Estate Agent
Why Pat Barton Should Be Your Real Estate Agent

The SBH team offers signature custom concierge services tailored to your needs. Simply put, we put your needs first while providing a higher-value service. We guarantee a smooth transition moving from a buyer to homeowner. Our life-long relationships with vendors, property management companies, and agents assist with making your experience…

The SBH: A Team as Inspired as You Are
The SBH: A Team as Inspired as You Are

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…

Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, March 23rd
Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, March 23rd

Please join us for a Blood Drive on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 from 1:00 PM – 06:00 PM at Wave Church – Seaboard Campus at 2655 Seaboard Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456. Note: Your donation is essential. Come to give March 23rd for a Red Cross T-shirt as our thanks,…

The SBH Newsletter – February 2021
The SBH Newsletter – February 2021

With the end of February, it means spring is around the corner and it could not come fast enough. It seems the whole country has suffered with this winter season. With the continued roll out of the vaccine and local COVID cases dropping we are seeing the kids return to…

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.

Happy Chinese New Year!
Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year! Kevin Wong (Owner, Boardwok Restaurant) discusses the traditions of the Chinese New Year, how it’s celebrated, and how COVID has impacted his business for the past year.

Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 1, 2021 – February 25, 2021 YTD
Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 1, 2021 – February 25, 2021 YTD

As we close out the new year on the real estate front we have several premier homes that have gone under contract in the last 30 days. Of note is the private sale of 2816 Sandfiddler for $3,235,000, which to my knowledge makes it the largest sale in history at…

January 2021 Market Update
January 2021 Market Update

Watch the latest Sandbridge market update as Pat Barton discusses current trends and what to expect going into the next few months.

The SBH Newsletter – January 2021
The SBH Newsletter – January 2021

On a national level, it has been quite a start. Here in Sandbridge things are moving right along. I can’t remember the last time I have seen so many construction projects going on at the same time. It’s great to see that homeowners are reinvesting in their homes which enhances…

Sandbridge Market Metrics – December 17, 2020 – January 1, 2021 YTD
Sandbridge Market Metrics – December 17, 2020 – January 1, 2021 YTD

As we close out the new year on the real estate front we have several premier homes that have gone under contract in the last 30 days. Of note is the private sale of 2816 Sandfiddler for $3,235,000, which to my knowledge makes it the largest sale in history at…

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 Newsletter – December 2020
The SBH Newsletter – December 2020

The Holidays are here and I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Please watch a quick message from me, featuring listings sold throughout the year! Although 2020 was by far one of the most challenging years in our lives, I believe we have learned…

Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 1, 2020 – December 17, 2020 YTD
Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 1, 2020 – December 17, 2020 YTD

As we close out the new year on the real estate front we have several premier homes that have gone under contract in the last 30 days. Of note is the private sale of 2816 Sandfiddler for $3,235,000, which to my knowledge makes it the largest sale in history at…

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 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!

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.

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.