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Essex Homes to Begin Building in the Conservancy at McLean

Lake WylieEssex Homes is excited to be among a select group of elite builders at the Conservancy at McLean, a waterfront community on Lake Wylie in Belmont, North Carolina. Essex will begin construction on the new low-maintenance homes this month and is honored to be a part of the community.

To meet the needs of buyers in the area, Essex’s home designs will be better than ever. The builder will start construction on its ranch-style homes that will range in price from the mid-$240,000s to the mid-$300,000s. The homes will feature three bedrooms and two bathrooms with the option for additional space on the second level that would perfect for a media room or kids room. Homes built by Essex will also have beautifully designed exteriors with the choice of cement siding, brick or stone.

In addition to the homes, the community will offer a variety of amenities for homeowners to take advantage of.  Amenities in the community include multiple pools, cabanas, a clubhouse, community garden, future marina and an outdoor event site. Residents will also have access to Lake Wylie where they can enjoy several different lake activities and picturesque views. The community also gives easy access to the vibrant trails of the Seven Oaks Preserve. In addition, the Conservancy’s homeowner’s association will maintain the front lawns, allowing families to have more time to spend together and make memories.

Home buyers have a lot to look forward to as this new construction project begins. With the great homes, convenient location and even better amenities, buyers don’t want to miss out on the chance of living in an Essex home in the Conservancy at McLean. For more details about the community and Essex’s homes, contact New Home Advisor Tina Mueller at 704-609-2721 or email her at Buyers can also learn more at

The Essex Expedition Continues!

Essex ExpeditionEssex Expedition, an agent promotion from Essex Homes, is in full swing. Real estate agents are encouraged to participate in exploring the excellent Essex Homes communities throughout the greater Columbia area. There are 11 remaining dates for agents to explore the various communities and discover the secret to selling an Essex home.

On each date, Essex Homes will host a luncheon for local real estate agents at the featured community. This allows attendees to tour the community and learn more about homes available for sale, meet other local agents to expand their network, and earn a stamp on their Essex Expedition passport. Agents should attend as many expeditions as possible, because those who have the most stamps at the end of the year will be entered into a grand prize drawing for a surprise getaway!

The next agent event is on July 6 at Abney Hills Estates in Blythewood featuring the culinary delights of Mary Morgan Kerlagon. Yes, Mary is cooking and hosting her annual Christmas in July. Presents for everyone!  Following is the Estates at Persimmon Hill in Lexington on July 20. The August dates will see explorations of Essex’s Saddlebrook community on August 3 in Lugoff and the Manors at White Knoll in Lexington on August 17.

September 7 will feature a tour of the Longcreek communities in Blythewood which includes Fox Meadow, Heritage Forest and Long Cove. Two weeks later on September 21, agents can explore the Preserve at Rolling Creek in Irmo.

Real estate agents in the Columbia area are encouraged to join the Essex Homes Key Club closed group on Facebook to be notified of the upcoming Essex Expedition events in 2016 so they don’t miss out on the fun.

For more information about Essex Homes and all of its wonderful communities, visit

Essex Homes Expanding into Two Lexington Communities

Tri Springs EntranceEssex Homes continues to build beautiful homes around Columbia and Charlotte. Luckily for homebuyers, the excellent quality of Essex is available now in not one but two communities in Lexington, South Carolina. The second phase of homes are now under construction in Tri-Springs, located on Old Two Notch Road, and new  homes are being built in the Field Crest community, located off Plat Springs Road in West Columbia.

Tri-Springs offers a variety of home designs priced from the upper $100,000s. As the second phase gets under way, buyers will be able to customize their homes to meet their needs, and enjoy energy-efficient living thanks to the eBuilt Technology by Essex. Through award-winning service and a wide collection of choices, customers will feel right at home in the incredible Tri-Springs community.

The new homes will include options for three to five bedrooms and large main levels that provide ample living and entertainment space. The plans also feature spacious kitchens with room for a breakfast area. The first floor will also include formal living areas, home offices and formal dining spaces in most plans. The upper level offers sizable master suites, walk-in closets in every bedroom and optional loft spaces that can be used however the owner desires.

Besides Tri-Springs’ breathtaking views, swimming pool, clubhouse and other amenities, the community also provides the best in education. Located in Lexington’s School District One, students will be placed in a dedicated and nurturing environment that includes White Knoll Elementary, White Knoll Middle and White Knoll High schools.

Springfield Model Home Living AreaHomes in the Field Crest community will feature plans from Essex Homes’ Premier Series and are priced from the $130,000s. There are eight unique floor plans to choose from, offering anywhere between three to six bedrooms and 1,200 to 3,500 square feet. Every home is energy efficient, like all Essex homes, which means lower power bills and higher savings.

These homes will come with a variety of options that benefit buyers. Options include one-level living; open living areas that combine the kitchen, breakfast area and family room; master suites with walk-in closets and spacious bathrooms; optional lofts and more.

The one thing every buyer will love is the excellent location Field Crest offers. With its convenient location, homeowners in Field Crest will enjoy the short commute to the Columbia Metropolitan Airport, I-20 and downtown Columbia and Fort Jackson. Plenty of entertainment options are available only minutes away including Riverbanks Zoo & Gardens, EdVenture Children’s Museum and the multi-purposeVista. Field Crest is within walking distance of the Indian River Golf Club..

Essex Homes is an award-winning company founded upon excellence and integrity. These values are built into every Essex home, and that trend will continue with the new homes in the wonderful communities of Tri-Springs and Field Crest. As these communities continue to grow, Essex will be there to provide the very best to its home buyers in selection and service.

For more information on Essex Homes, visit their website at


Essex Homes Announces Year-Long Agent Promotion

20160331_EssexExpedition04_eblastEssex Homes is excited to announce Essex Expedition, a year-long agent promotion event. On the first and third Wednesday of each month from now until December 2016, local agents are invited to explore Essex Homes in the Columbia, South Carolina area.

Attendees will be able to enjoy a luncheon at the featured community of the week. In addition, agents will receive a community tour, the chance to meet other local agents, visit other communities in the area and earn a stamp on their Essex Expedition passport at each community they visit. Real estate agents who collect the most stamps by Dec. 14, 2016 will be entered in a drawing for the chance to win a surprise getaway.

The inaugural Essex Expedition on April 6 was a success followed by the second “stamp” at Fieldcrest in Lexington County.  The next event will be held Wednesday, May 4 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Kelsney Ridge in Elgin, South Carolina. The luncheon will take place in the community model home, which is located at 4 Saughtree Lane West. Two weeks later, the next event will take place on May 18 at The Enclave at Silver Creek in Lexington.

Real estate agents in Columbia are encouraged to sign up by visiting and joining the Essex Homes Key Club group on Facebook at By signing up or joining, agents will be notified of all upcoming Essex Expedition events in 2016.

For more information about Essex Homes and its Columbia communities, visit

Local Builder Honored at 27th Annual REGAL Awards

Best Product DesignCarolina builder Essex Homes was honored with numerous awards at the 27th annual REGAL Awards. Hosted by the Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina’s Sales and Marketing Council, the event was a celebration of South Carolina’s outstanding building industry.

Essex Homes’ marketing team was recognized by winning multiple awards, including Best Use of Social Media – Builder for its overall strategy on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest, while agent Stephanie Berquist won the Best Use of Social Media – Individual for her fabulous job promoting Essex Homes.

Essex was also honored by winning Best Radio Commercial – Builder for the His, Hers & Ours promotion. Other promotions winning awards included the Spooktacular Feud event, which won Best Special Promotion, while Essex Homes’ highly successful Twice as Nice tax promotion won in the Best Overall Advertising CampaignTop 10 Builders

Essex’s very own Susan Longshore was awarded the Marketing Director of the Year Award and the Judge’s Choice Award! Two of Essex Homes’ beautiful homes also received awards; the Katherine model home at Woodcreek Crossing in Elgin received the Best Interior Merchandising (Over $400,000) award for its well-decorated interior. In addition, The Sullivan plan won the Best Product Design (3,500 to 4,000 square feet) award.

EH REGAL Awards SusanThe Essex Homes sales team was continuously awarded throughout the night with a total of 15 agent awards. These REGAL Circle Agent Awards ranged from the $1 Million category all the way up to the $7 Million category.

Finally, if Essex Homes’ night couldn’t get any better, Essex Homes was awarded a Crystal Citation for more than $80 million in sales, and was named as one of the REGAL Awards’ Top Builders!

For home buyers that are in the market for a new home in the greater Columbia area, let the award-winning Essex Homes team help you find the home of your dreams! Contact Essex Homes today at 844-456-2020 or fill out the contact form here.