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Military Homebuyers

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: April 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Military Homebuyers

We Value You.

At Bishard Homes, we deeply value the sacrifices made daily by all of our the United States Military Service Members. We know that your commitment to service extends far from the front lines and outside the Active Duty Service Member status. We are grateful for the duty, honor, and service exemplified by all members of the United States Military and Veterans, as well as their spouses and dependents.

Thank you for all that you do.

Are you an Active Duty Service Member, Single Service Member, Military Retiree, DoD Employee, Federal Civil Service Employee, National Guard Member or Reserve Member relocating to Virginia Beach or the surrounding areas? Here’s what Bishard Homes can do for you to make your PCS experience as seamless as possible:

· Appliance Discount: Take your pick of a side-by-side refrigerator or a washer/dryer combo free of charge in order to make your home as move-in-ready as possible!

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· Last-Minute Changes: We understand that orders can be changed last minute, and we are committed to being as flexible as you are. With proof of changed PCS Orders, back out of your home sale up to 30 days prior to closing with no fees involved.

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· For the Commuters: We know that base housing could be an option for you, but we are excited that Bishard Homes has peaked your interest for comfortable living here in Virginia Beach. Here is a list of our communities located less than 20 minutes from base, allowing for a shorter commute and less headache each day.

Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana Dam Neck Annex:

Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story:

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It is our privilege to help you live in a home that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations. We are committed that each homeowner has an exceptional buying experience with our excellent and well-rounded team. If you have any questions or concerns, we are here to go that extra mile for you. Please feel free to contact our office by phone at (757) 333-8750, or via e-mail at

Bishard Homes Showcase

Categories: Special Promotions | Posted: September 25, 2017 | Comments Off on Bishard Homes Showcase

Have you heard the news? We have a showcase of ten of our newly built Virginia Beach homes coming up on October 14th!

Showcase Route:

Begin your journey through these stunning homes in Bayville on Lake Joyce where we have three homes ready for you to see. Some have shiplap, some have quartz, and some have docks! We guarantee you’ll be in awe of the attention to detail we have put into these homes!


The addresses of the homes to visit after Bayville (in no particular order) are as follows:

4521 Ocean View Ave B

728 24th St. 

2276 Hatton Street

801 9th St.

1217 Bells Rd.

4619 Oceanview Ave B

2629 Shore Drive

Don’t worry about getting lost, we’ll have a map ready and waiting for you in Bayville!

Along the way…

You’ll come across delicious eats from the Flying Pig and Just Cupcakes! And don’t forget to check out the wine tasting provided by Mermaid Winery!

Prizes Galore!

We will have multiple raffles with prizes ranging from restaurant gift cards to a weekend in the Outer Banks, and even a $500 cash card!

Plus, the more people you bring to the event with you, the better your chances are to win!

Are your a Real Estate Agent? You’ll get a $15 Panera card for attending!

We look forward to seeing you at the Bishard Homes Showcase!

Bayville at Lake Joyce Grand Opening Details

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: May 2, 2017 | Comments Off on Bayville at Lake Joyce Grand Opening Details


We are so excited for the Grand Opening of Bayville at Lake Joyce on May 20th!

Check out our Facebook for more updates!

Community Spotlight: Bayville at Lake Joyce

Categories: Beach Living | Posted: March 29, 2017 | Comments Off on Community Spotlight: Bayville at Lake Joyce

Bayville at Lake Joyce

There has been a lot of exciting action on Shore Drive in Virginia Beach over the past few months and we like to think our newest neighborhood, Bayville at Lake Joyce, has played a big part in that!

Bayville at Lake Joyce

This neighborhood sits right on Lake Joyce and will allow its residents to take full advantage of the water lifestyle. There are multiple lots that sit on the lake, but there is also a park for the neighborhood that looks out at the above breathtaking view.

Bayville at Lake Joyce also features a community garden, a dog park, and the above pergola that sits right next to the delicious Leaping Lizard Cafe.

The homes themselves are also full of great features…

Bayville at Lake Joyce


This is the “Bar Harbor” model. It features 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a covered front and back porch, and media room!

The outside is equipped with the best siding (more info here), a two car garage, and each home even comes with landscaping!

Bayville at Lake Joyce

Upon entering the home, your eye is immediately drawn to the large kitchen because of the open concept layout. Some details to note: the full tile backsplash, recessed lighting, Kenmore stainless steel appliances, and granite countertops. Another fun feature is the hood over the oven!

Bayville at Lake Joyce

The living room is open and airy because of the windows and 9ft ceilings. Stay warm during the winters with your gas fireplace and enjoy the functionality of the built-ins on each side of it! And would you look at that trim!

Bayville at Lake Joyce

The spacious master bedroom pretty much speaks for itself. Stunning and serine.

Bayville at Lake Joyce

And you’ve got to tour the house to see the shower on the other side of this double sink vanity!


If you would like more information on the homes in Bayville, please contact Scott Berry at 757-377-1721.

Oh and one other cool part of Bayville is the history!

This neighborhood stands where Baylake Pines School once operated. Part of the neighborhood is dedicated to the memory of this school with the below statue.

Bayville at Lake Joyce

The stepping stones also have names of families, students, and teachers to keep the school spirit alive!

Community Spotlight: Ranier Village at Ashville Park

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: February 13, 2017 | Comments Off on Community Spotlight: Ranier Village at Ashville Park

ranier Village at Ashville park

Ranier Village at Ashville Park is located off of Princess Anne Road in Virginia Beach, Virginia. In this community, we have built many beautiful and unique homes with fun southern features. The home above, is the Caroline II model and it features 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and a two car garage.

Perhaps one of Ranier Village at Ashville Park’s best assets is the community area in the neighborhood!

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With tons of space for little ones to play (including this awesome jungle gym), Ranier Village at Ashville Park is a great place to settle down!

ranier Village at Ashville park

One of our newest homes in the Ashville Park community is 1920 Gradon Loop Rd. It has a screened in porch off the back and a crisp white kitchen ready to be decorated!

ranier Village at Ashville park

Did we mention it has a gas stove and a playroom? It is a must see!

ranier Village at Ashville park

The Savannah model, pictured above, is also a great option in the neighborhood! It has 5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a two car garage, and is 3,050 square feet! Here are a few photos of it…notice the southern details!

ranier Village at Ashville park

Look at that patio (and pergola on the right)! Talk about the perfect place to host a summer cookout (side note, summer already is less than 90 days away)!

ranier Village at Ashville park

The high ceilings in the master make it feel fit for a Queen (or a King)!
ranier Village at Ashville park

How about that wainscoting and crown molding? Gorgeous! We spare no detail in our homes and they are made of top quality materials! Check out our blog post on why buying a new construction home is a good idea here.


Your dream home is really just a click away!

Check out our website for more on the Rainer Village at Ashville Park Community or give realtor Scott Berry a call at 757-377-1721 to set up a tour!

Vendor Spotlight: James Hardie

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: January 19, 2017 | Comments Off on Vendor Spotlight: James Hardie

For almost 20 years we have been building new construction homes in Virginia Beach so we have learned what products make the best homes. One vendor we use often on our new homes is James Hardie.

James Hardie is the leading manufacture in fiber cement siding. We choose their product because it is very low maintenance and is great in inclement weather (which is so important for beach houses). We use their UVA resistant pre-finished boards with “COLORPLUS TECHNOLOGY”. These are great because James Hardie applies multiple layers of paint, bakes, and cures each coat. This causes the siding to look better for much longer and to fade less than regular vinyl options.

Check out some of our Virginia Beach homes for sale that use James Hardie:

Above: New Home in Chick’s Beach

Above: New Home in Holland Crossing

Above: New Home in Ashville Park

For more information on James Hardie and the products they manufacture, click here.

The Chicks Beach Lifestyle

Categories: Beach Living | Posted: January 19, 2017 | Comments Off on The Chicks Beach Lifestyle

Is living at the beach one of your dreams in life? What keeps you from it? Crowded summers maybe?

What if we told you that we can make your dream come true and that you can leave your worries behind? Interested?Chicks Beach Homes for sale

Home on Lookout Road

We thought so! Chesapeake Beach, commonly referred to as Chicks Beach, is the answer! This area is located in the city of Virginia Beach between the Lesner Bridge/Lynnhaven Inlet and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. It is beach living without the crowds!

We have built 13 new construction homes in this area and are so excited to share them with you! Each features an open floor plan, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, smart home technology and so much more!Chics Beach Homes for sale

Home on Ocean Avenue

Besides the serenity that Chic’s Beach offers, it is also a great spot for fun restaurants and activities! HK on the Bay and Zia Maries are local favorites that will keep you coming back week after week. The activity possibilities are endless. The calm waters make Chesapeake Beach perfect for paddle boarding and kite board enthusiasts. The beach is also dog friendly and great for kids!

Chesapeake Beach Homes for sale

In addition to the 13 homes being just a short walk from the beach, 2 of the homes sit on Virginia Beach’s Lake Joyce. Lake Joyce is perfect for jet skiing, wake boarding, and boating!

Ocean front homes for sale

In each of the homes, you will find a natural blend of Charleston-influence and Coastal Living architectural styles that integrate well with the existing neighborhoods. If you appreciate the finer things in life, including owning a high-quality home from a reliable builder, you’ve got to check out these great beach homes for sale in Virginia Beach.

For more information on these properties or to schedule a tour, call relator David Phillips at (757)816-1676.

Home for the Holidays Safety Tips

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: November 29, 2016 | Comments Off on Home for the Holidays Safety Tips


The holiday’s are a magical time of year to spend with family. The lights, the trees, the food, wa-woo!

Unfortunately though, it is also a time of year when tragedies in the home occur. Here are a few tips to keep your home safe!

Tip #1: Don’t dispose of wrapping paper in the fireplace!


Wrapping paper gets fancier every year. Some has glitter, some foil… Nonetheless, it can cause sparks in your fireplace that can bounce out onto flammable things in your home like rugs and unwatered Christmas trees. Which leads us to…

Tip #2: Water your Christmas tree 

Christmas tree surrounded with gifts

A dry Christmas tree not only makes a mess with dropping needles, it also has a high risk of starting a fire in your home.

Remember safety first! Check all Christmas tree lights, other electric decorations and electrical appliances with worn electrical cords before plugging in! Also use only approved electrical decorations and extension cords. Avoid putting the tree near heat registers, space heaters, fire places and wood stoves. And don’t forget to unplug the tree before leaving or going to sleep. Don’t worry, Santa will still be able to find you when your lights are off 😉 he has Rudolph!

Tip #3 Lock up


While most everyone is in the spirit of giving, some are in the spirit of taking. When all your presents are piled under the tree, it can be an easy score for robbers. Make sure your doors are always locked and if you have a security system, set it.

Are you reading this and thinking you’d like somewhere new you can deck the halls? Check out our new construction homes in Virginia Beach. We have homes from 2 bedrooms up to 5 and can accommodate any family and style! We’ll even put a big red bow on it for you 😉

See ya this weekend!


5 Reasons to Buy New Construction

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: September 28, 2016 | Comments Off on 5 Reasons to Buy New Construction

It may not come as a surprise to you that we think buying your home newly constructed is the best idea (cough, cough, we build new homes) but some of the reasons to buy new might be something you never considered.

Here are our top 5 reasons for buying new construction:

Reason #1: Energy Savings 


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On the East Coast, humidity is an everyday battle. This past summer temperatures soared which meant your older home’s AC unit was probably working its butt off to keep you cool and happy on the inside. In a new home, things run a lot smoother. The new windows allow less air in or out (if any) meaning your AC unit doesn’t have to work so hard with equals savings on your electric bill. Can we get an amen?

Reason #2: Warranty


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A homeowners worst nightmare is moving into a home and needing to replace an appliance or worse…a roof. When you buy an older or used home, the possibility of that is high. When you buy a newly construction home though, it is under warranty (ask us about ours when you visit). What did we learn from the Lion King? Hakuna matata, it means no worries. Plus, a newly built home is built with new technology and products. No one can argue that a 1990’s garbage disposal is better than one from 2016.

Reason #3: Financing 


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Money. It makes the world go round. Well, when you decide to purchase a Bishard Home we have resources to help. We work directly with Coastal Home Mortgage. They offer a wide array of loan programs and competitive interest rates to best fit each buyer’s individual needs. Of course you can go with a different lender but we want you to know that we are here to help!

Reason #4: Customization Options


We take a lot of pride in attention to detail. Our homes are built with designs that incorporate a natural blend of Southern (Charleston-influenced) and Coastal Living architectural styles. We like crown molding and granite countertops so we offer the ability for you to customize your new home. Stop by our communities like Holland Crossing, the Enclave, and Shadowlawn North for more info!

Reason #5: Move in Ready


You may watch the HGTV show Fixer Upper and love it. Heck, we like it too! But buying a home that you plan to make improvements to is not as easy as they make it look. It takes time, money, and expertise. When you buy a newly constructed home it is move in ready. You won’t have to waist quality family time hammering away. You buy, move in, and enjoy.


If you appreciate the finer things in life, including owning a high-quality home from a reliable builder, you’ve come to the right place. For more information about our new homes in Virginia Beach, visit the other pages in our web site, or contact us with our online form. You can also view our latest inventory of current listings.

Social Media Contest! Enter to Win!

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: August 25, 2016 | Comments Off on Social Media Contest! Enter to Win!

How do you feel about getting free car washes for a month? How about getting an extra $200 cash in your pocket on top of that? Well, we want to make that happen for you! All you gotta do is enter to win! Here is how:

Step #1: Visit a Bishard Home

Here is a list of available homes to check out. Already own a Bishard Home? You can enter too!

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Step #2: Take a picture!

It doesn’t have to be perfect. Just snap a pic with your phone of the inside or outside of the Bishard Home.


Step #3: Share it! 

Post your picture to Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag “#BishardHomes” and be sure to tag us so we can see it!

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And just like that you are entered to win!!!!


Another way you can enter is by leaving a review on Facebook! Click here to go to the review page.

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