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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 – 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…

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…

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…

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.

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.

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

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…