1. Apples to Oktoberfest: Explore Autumn in Carolina

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    Autumn is a great time to take advantage of the natural beauty that surrounds you in the Carolinas, and we are happy to recommend some of our favorite ways to enjoy the changing of the season. Go Apple Picking With so many scenic orchards spread throughout the Carolinas, one of our favorite ways to welcome…

  2. Advantages of Purchasing a Home in September

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    Lots of buyers know that spring is prime season for home buying, but don’t stop your home search just because the leaves are changing! There are a lot of advantages to buying your home in the fall. Less Competition Because fall is off-peak season for real estate, buyers and sellers are less active on the…

  3. Preparing Your Home for a Hurricane

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    Hurricane Florence continues to gather strength as it heads toward North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Mandatory evacuation orders have already been issued for areas on the southern coast and schools are closing. Track Hurricane Florence as it develops » We have a few safety suggestions for folks who are staying in their homes. We hope…

  4. Labor Day Weekend in the Carolinas: 5 Fun & Free Things To Do

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    These are some of our favorite ways to spend Labor Day weekend in North and South Carolina. Diversity of the natural landscape is one of the best things about living here. From shoreline sunsets to mountain vistas, we are never lacking for fun places to spend a long weekend, and there are plenty of events…

  5. Ready, Set, MOVE into Move-in Ready Homes

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    The summer is winding down and there is no better time to find your new home! Right now YOU can save thousands in the Columbia and upstate areas of South Carolina on your dream home. And just in time for the new school year! Essex Homes has 63 move-in ready homes waiting for you! Essex has…

  6. Technology of Tomorrow

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    Here at Essex, we don’t just strive for innovation– we set the bar. Every Essex Home is built with only the smartest eBuilt in2itive Technology to enhance your day to day, bringing your family into the future. With our brand new, touch-interactive Samsung appliances, you’ll be the hostess with the mostest! But, the buck doesn’t stop…

  7. Grill n’ Green

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    What makes eBuilt so great? Here at Essex Homes, we care about the environment but at no cost to you. Our eBuilt technology will save you hundreds on your electricity bills. Essex cares so much about green living, starting this July 1st, every new home buyer will receive a complimentary Big Green Egg just for…

  8. Essex Homes Puts Down Roots on the North Carolina Coast

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    Somewhere there’s a beach chair with your name on it, and Essex Homes is making it a reality…and not just for vacation. Essex Homes is moving to the North Carolina coast into Brunswick County, North Carolina, the 2nd fastest growing county in the state. Tucked away in the southeast corner of  NC, Brunswick County offers…

  9. Waiting to Buy a New Home Could Cost You

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    Thinking about buying a new home in the next few years? Moving up your timetable could save you money. Home values and interest rates have been on the climb. As of February 2018, Zillow states home values have risen 7.6% in the last 12 months. It also predicts homes values will continue to rise another…

  10. Essex Homes Honored at 29th Annual Regal Awards

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    Essex Homes was honored to receive a host of recognitions during the 29th Annual REGAL Awards Gala. The Sales and Marketing Council of Greater Columbia, a council of the Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina, held the awards gala on Saturday, Feb. 24 to celebrate excellence in the Greater Columbia building industry. Essex Homes’…