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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.

Highlights from the 2024 Sandbridge Civic League Spring Clean Up
Highlights from the 2024 Sandbridge Civic League Spring Clean Up

Thank you to all who helped clean up our community! Here are the photo highlights from our 2024 Sandbridge Civic League Spring Clean Up!

2024 Sandbridge Civic League Spring Yard Sale Photos
2024 Sandbridge Civic League Spring Yard Sale Photos

Check out the highlights from the 2024 Sandbridge Civic League Spring Yard Sale!

The SBH Newsletter – April 2024
The SBH Newsletter – April 2024

Spring is here and April has given us a mixed bag of weather. We have had some beautiful warm days, almost summer-like to colder days, where we are lighting our fireplaces. The Sandbridge Road/Nimmo Parkway project is moving along. They…

Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 1, 2024 – May 22, 2024 YTD
Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 1, 2024 – May 22, 2024 YTD

On the real estate front we continue to see activity with both single family homes and condos, its just taking longer for properties to go “under contract”. Average market time is now between 45-60 days.

Saturday, April 20, 2024 is the Community Yard Sale
Saturday, April 20, 2024 is the Community Yard Sale

Saturday, April 20, 2024 is the Community Yard Sale! Visit the Google Map to see participating homes in this year’s Community Yard Sale.

Rescheduled: The Sandbridge Spring Cleanup is Sunday, April 28th
Rescheduled: The Sandbridge Spring Cleanup is Sunday, April 28th

The Sandbridge Spring Cleanup is RESCHEDULED for Sunday, April 27th from 1-3pm beginning at Little Island Park.

Highlights from the 2024 Sandbridge Beach Easter Egg Hunt
Highlights from the 2024 Sandbridge Beach Easter Egg Hunt

Highlights from the 2024 Sandbridge Beach Easter Egg Hunt are here! All photos courtesy of Kelly Freel Photography.

Guide to Home Renovations
Guide to Home Renovations

For nearly a decade, many Americans have felt real estate is the best long-term investment. Single-family homes, condos, townhouses, multi-family homes, ADUs (accessory dwelling units) or vacant land are all options to consider if you decide to invest.

Sandbridge Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday March 30
Sandbridge Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday March 30

Our treasured tradition is back on the beach, and we are all “egg-cited” for it. It’s one of the most anticipated events hosted by the Sandbridge Beach Civic League. The annual Easter Egg Hunt is a big day in Sandbridge…

The Swammie Shuffle is February 25th!
The Swammie Shuffle is February 25th!

The 4th Annual Swammie Shuffle is February 25, 2024 at 8am and begins at 3713 Sandpiper Rd. See flyer for details.

Kitty Hawk Wind Project: Brief for our community, Nov. 2023
Kitty Hawk Wind Project: Brief for our community, Nov. 2023

Kitty Hawk Wind Project: Brief for our community, March 20, 2023 – Sandbridge Beach Civic League Meeting. View the presentation prepared by the Sandbridge Beach Civic League for the residents of Sandbridge.

Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 1, 2023 – December 13, 2023 YTD
Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 1, 2023 – December 13, 2023 YTD

Real estate activity continues to move steadily, the one segment that has slowed a bit is condos. Inventory with single-family houses remains low and are going “under contract”…

Building Wealth With Real Estate
Building Wealth With Real Estate

For nearly a decade, many Americans have felt real estate is the best long-term investment. Single-family homes, condos, townhouses, multi-family homes, ADUs (accessory dwelling units) or vacant land are all options to consider if you decide to invest.

Nimmo 7B (Sandbridge Rd to Nimmo Parkway) August 2023 Update
Nimmo 7B (Sandbridge Rd to Nimmo Parkway) August 2023 Update

Nimmo 7B (Sandbridge Rd to Nimmo Parkway) – The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently completed a roughly one-year review of public comments on the city’s Environmental Assessment (EA) of the project. You will recall that a number of environmental groups…

Pig Pickin’ Tickets Are Available at Our Office
Pig Pickin’ Tickets Are Available at Our Office

Stop by the SBH Real Estate office and pick up your tickets! It’s the biggest party of the year in Sandbridge as well as the biggest fundraiser for the Sandbridge Volunteer Rescue Squad! This is the 43rd year of the…

Estate Planning 101 – Your Estate Planning Checklist
Estate Planning 101 – Your Estate Planning Checklist

For many family members, the decision to disperse their assets, such as the family home, can be filled with diverse emotions. Taking the time to first have a conversation with your family members about their expectations and desires and then…

The 5 Senses of Sandbridge Photo Contest
The 5 Senses of Sandbridge Photo Contest

Win a $50 gift card! Which sense will guide you to send in the best photo to win the contest? Sight, Smell, Hearing, Taste or Touch.

The SBH Newsletter – June 2023 Edition
The SBH Newsletter – June 2023 Edition

This past Wednesday was the first week of Bingo at the Fire Station and all our seasonal businesses are open and doing great. It’s always wonderful to see folks coming in on Saturday to enjoy their week at the beach with family and…

Sandbridge Beach Civic League Food Drive a Success!
Sandbridge Beach Civic League Food Drive a Success!

Thank you, Sandbridge Civic League members, for your generosity with our most recent food drive.  Connect With A Wish distributed 15 bags full of food to teenagers and young adults who are aging out of foster care.  Your kindness helped to…

America’s Hidden Gems and Cultural Attractions
America’s Hidden Gems and Cultural Attractions

Whether your idea of a summer vacation is camping, visiting a museum or lounging on a beach, America has a myriad of great places to visit. Here are a few ideas to consider for your next adventure.

Living the Sandbridge Life
Living the Sandbridge Life

Explore Sandbridge with Pat Barton, Realtor and Associate Broker, as he talks about this secluded, relaxing community where you can truly slow down and unwind as a resident or on vacation.

The Dilemma?
The Dilemma?

Almost every investment property owner will eventually face “the dilemma”. Let’s assume that you’ve owned your vacation rental property for a number of years. You’ve had all the typical challenges: damage from tenants, repairs or replacement of appliances and systems,…

Community E-Cycle and Shred Event – Saturday, May 13
Community E-Cycle and Shred Event – Saturday, May 13

Bring your old electronics including broken computers, televisions, stereos, VCRs, music players, DVD players, monitors, and cell phones and also bring documents for safe disposal.

Pat Barton featured on The Top Producers Show with Paul Neal
Pat Barton featured on The Top Producers Show with Paul Neal

In this podcast episode, host Paul Neal talks to Sandbridge Beach area Realtor Pat Barton about real estate investment opportunities in the oceanfront area.

Va Beach City Council to Conduct Public Hearing May 4 Regarding Avangrid Renewables LLC Proposal
Va Beach City Council to Conduct Public Hearing May 4 Regarding Avangrid Renewables LLC Proposal

Virginia Beach City Council will host a public hearing regarding a proposed wind energy and power cable project by Avangrid Renewables LLC on Thursday, May 4, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chamber. Representatives from Avangrid Renewables LLC…

Buying and Selling at the Same Time?
Buying and Selling at the Same Time?

When it comes to buying a new home at the same time you sell your current home, planning is key and timing is critical. Everything must fall into place at the right moment. With the proper strategy, you will not…

Kitty Hawk Wind Project: Brief for our community, March 20, 2023
Kitty Hawk Wind Project: Brief for our community, March 20, 2023

Kitty Hawk Wind Project: Brief for our community, March 20, 2023 – Sandbridge Beach Civic League Meeting. View the presentation prepared by the Sandbridge Beach Civic League for the residents of Sandbridge.

The SBH Newsletter – March 2023 Edition
The SBH Newsletter – March 2023 Edition

March has meant the return of winter so far; we were all thinking “early spring” with a very mild February but winter has returned. As of this writing, it’s cold and windy. The good news is April is around the…

The Current Market – Winter 2023 Update
The Current Market – Winter 2023 Update

This week I discuss the current market in Sandbridge including current inventory, the rental market, and interest rates, as well as an important community event coming up!

The SBH Newsletter – January 2023 Edition
The SBH Newsletter – January 2023 Edition

I hope 2023 has started off well with good health and prosperity. Most of the homes damaged by the severe cold that occurred just prior to Christmas have recovered. There were lots of broken pipes and frozen drain pipes. Our…

Sandbridge Road Transportation CIP Update
Sandbridge Road Transportation CIP Update

November 21, 2022 update on the Sandbridge Road CIP from City of Virginia Beach Public Works/Engineering

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from SBH Real Estate
Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from SBH Real Estate

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from SBH Real Estate

Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 1, 2022 – December 14, 2022 YTD
Sandbridge Market Metrics – January 1, 2022 – December 14, 2022 YTD

2022 on the real estate side has proven to look a lot different from 2021. This is due primarily to the low number of homes and condos for sale.

The Winners of Reasons We Love Sandbridge Beach Contest
The Winners of Reasons We Love Sandbridge Beach Contest

Whether you live in Sandbridge or vacation here, we want YOUR most creative reason why you LOVE Sandbridge Beach.

Creating New Traditions During the Holidays
Creating New Traditions During the Holidays

Honor your family’s heritage by researching ancestral holiday traditions. Incorporate something new that you learned into your celebrations.

The Nimmo Parkway Phase VII-B Website
The Nimmo Parkway Phase VII-B Website

The City of Virginia Beach has a detailed website about the Nimmo Pkwy project at www.nimmoparkway7b.com

The SBH Newsletter – October 2022 Edition
The SBH Newsletter – October 2022 Edition

October is flying by! It’s been a busy month and with the remnants of Hurricane Ian blowing through a few weeks ago, we are looking forward to the end of the hurricane season.

Nimmo Parkway 7-A October 2022 Update
Nimmo Parkway 7-A October 2022 Update

The latest photos of the Nimmo Parkway project, courtesy of Musselman Media, local Sandbridge resident Sam Musselman.

The Fall Cleanup is October 23, 2022
The Fall Cleanup is October 23, 2022

Mark your calendars! The Fall Cleanup is scheduled for October, 23, 2022 and will begin at Little Island Park. More details to follow.

The SBH Newsletter – September 2022 Edition
The SBH Newsletter – September 2022 Edition

We are heading into the last quarter of the year ending how we started in January–low inventory and short market times.

The SBH Newsletter – August 2022 Edition
The SBH Newsletter – August 2022 Edition

The market seems to be adjusting to the new interest rates and continue to purchase homes and condos at all price points.

The 42nd Annual Sandbridge Pig Pickin’ is September 10th
The 42nd Annual Sandbridge Pig Pickin’ is September 10th

Tickets are available at our office for the 42nd Annual Sandbridge Volunteer Rescue Squad Pig Pickin’ on September 10, 2022 at Little Island Park!

Preparing for the Unexpected Before Disaster Strikes
Preparing for the Unexpected Before Disaster Strikes

An estimated 1 in 10 residential properties were impacted by natural disasters in 2021. Here is a emergency checklist to help you navigate before disaster strikes.

Letter from Avangrid – Kitty Hawk Wind Project
Letter from Avangrid – Kitty Hawk Wind Project

See the latest response from the Avangrid / Kitty Hawk Wind team including answers to frequently asked questions.

The SBH Newsletter – July 2022 Edition
The SBH Newsletter – July 2022 Edition

First, Happy Father’s Day to all the Dad’s out there! I hope you all had an awesome day with family and friends. We celebrated a great friend and father who is no longer with us with a traditional “paddle out”.

Nimmo Parkway 7-B Environmental Assessments and Alternative Plan
Nimmo Parkway 7-B Environmental Assessments and Alternative Plan

A public hearing will be held Wednesday, June 08 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Three Oaks Elementary School. This public hearing will provide information regarding the proposed Nimmo Parkway Phase VII-B project.

2022 4th of July Boat Parade Details & Map
2022 4th of July Boat Parade Details & Map

This year’s theme is: American Pastimes. Be creative! It’s not just sports and hobbies. Show us what you love!

Smart Home Trends in 2022
Smart Home Trends in 2022

Upgrade your home the smart way! Check out these top home technology trends to get started.

The SBH Newsletter – June 2022 Edition
The SBH Newsletter – June 2022 Edition

First, Happy Father’s Day to all the Dad’s out there! I hope you all had an awesome day with family and friends. We celebrated a great friend and father who is no longer with us with a traditional “paddle out”.

Send in Your Feedback |  Nimmo Parkway 7-B
Send in Your Feedback | Nimmo Parkway 7-B

Feedback on the Environmental Assessment will be accepted through Friday, June 24th, 2022 and can be submitted through the comment form at www.nimmoparkway7b.com.

Summer Travel Hacks
Summer Travel Hacks

Here are some summer travel hacks to help you fly, and pack, like a pro!

The SBH Newsletter – May 2022 Edition
The SBH Newsletter – May 2022 Edition

Introducing Sea the Projects @Sandbridge, featuring daily updates on infrastructure projects affecting Sandbridge residents including road projects, flood prevention, sand renourishment, wind farms, fiber optic projects, and more!

Nimmo Parkway 7-B Public Hearing is June 8, 2022
Nimmo Parkway 7-B Public Hearing is June 8, 2022

A public hearing will be held Wednesday, June 08 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Three Oaks Elementary School. This public hearing will provide information regarding the proposed Nimmo Parkway Phase VII-B project.

Kitty Hawk Offshore Website
Kitty Hawk Offshore Website

Kitty Hawk Offshore is an offshore wind project proposed more than 27 miles from the Outer Banks. The site was defined through careful planning and review by the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the project developer, Avangrid…

Globalinx acquires permits for Virginia Beach expansion
Globalinx acquires permits for Virginia Beach expansion

Globalinx has received permission to build four subsea bore pipes in the Sandbridge area of Virginia Beach with beach manhole infrastructure and full front haul conduits linking directly to its CLS campus in Corporate Landing Business Park.

Virginia Beach Approves New Subsea Cable Landing Site
Virginia Beach Approves New Subsea Cable Landing Site

Globalinx announced subsea infrastructure build for additional four diverse subsea cables in Virginia Beach.

Improve Your Credit! Choose the Right Credit Card
Improve Your Credit! Choose the Right Credit Card

A credit card is not a one-size-fits-all product. Here’s how to choose the most beneficial card for you based on your spending habits.

Seashell Circle’s Bad to the Boards Cornhole Tournament is May 15
Seashell Circle’s Bad to the Boards Cornhole Tournament is May 15

SBH is proud to sponsor Seashell Circle’s 10th Annual Cornhole Tournament on May 15th at Baja Restaurant in Sandbridge.

The SBH Newsletter – April 2022 Edition
The SBH Newsletter – April 2022 Edition

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter and if you have children a nice Spring Break. I took my family to Nicaragua and had a great time and experience.

Stage Your Home to Sell
Stage Your Home to Sell

Staging your home is a powerful way to sell it faster and at a higher price. Here are some affordable ways you can ensure your property is ready for the spotlight.

The SBH Newsletter – March 2022 Edition
The SBH Newsletter – March 2022 Edition

Here’s a quick update on all the activity regarding the road, undersea cable and the wind farm power line proposed to land at Sandbridge.

Pat Barton Receives  2021 CoVa Biz Leading in Luxury Diamond Award
Pat Barton Receives 2021 CoVa Biz Leading in Luxury Diamond Award

Our team is extremely proud to announce that Pat Barton is a CoVa Biz 2021 Leading in Luxury Diamond Award Winner!

Home Improvement: DIY or Hire a Professional?
Home Improvement: DIY or Hire a Professional?

Whether you want to save money with a do-it-yourself approach or save time by hiring a professional, use this guide to help you decide!

The SBH Newsletter – February 2022 Edition
The SBH Newsletter – February 2022 Edition

On the real estate front, inventory continues to be very tight with both single family and condos. It will be interesting to see if higher interest…

Stress Less This Tax Season
Stress Less This Tax Season

Check out these five stress-busting tax time tips and learn what you need to know for the 2022 tax season.

The SBH Newsletter – January 2022 Edition
The SBH Newsletter – January 2022 Edition

The new year started off with some interesting news regarding the property management companies in Sandbridge.

2022 Real Estate Market Outlook
2022 Real Estate Market Outlook

Here’s a look at what’s happening in the market right now and what to keep an eye on over the coming months.

The SBH Newsletter – December 2021 Edition
The SBH Newsletter – December 2021 Edition

Hard to believe we have arrived at the end of another year. We want to wish you all a wonderful Holiday with family and friends!

The 2021 Recap
The 2021 Recap

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from the entire team at SBH Real Estate! Please watch the 2021 Recap!

Top Producer Pat Barton Featured in Hampton Roads Real Producers
Top Producer Pat Barton Featured in Hampton Roads Real Producers

Although Pat Barton is an award-winning, top-producing REALTOR®, he does not talk much about his numbers, honors, and accolades. The story he tells about himself, rather, centers on who he is and what he does.

The Science of Journaling plus the Best Journaling Apps
The Science of Journaling plus the Best Journaling Apps

Journaling is a great way to reflect on the past year and prepare for the new one – and it’s scientifically proven to work! Here are a few ways journaling can benefit your mental and emotional health.

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

What a year it has been for real estate! We have experienced record property appreciation that has pushed sales prices to all time highs.

The SBH Newsletter – November 2021 Edition
The SBH Newsletter – November 2021 Edition

The real estate market normally slows down a bit during the holidays, but with the limited inventory we are working with, I think we will continue to see homes that come on the market go “under contract” in a very…

Happy Thanksgiving – Message from Pat Barton
Happy Thanksgiving – Message from Pat Barton

The SBH Real Estate Team would like to wish everyone and Happy Thanksgiving!