1. Simple Explanation of Mortgages for First-Time Home Buyers


    Buying your first home is an exciting time! As you plan for purchasing a home, be sure to evaluate your financial needs early in the process. This will ensure the process is as simple as possible and help prevent any financing dilemmas from occurring after you have already found the home of your dreams. It’s…

  2. Tips to Start the Home Buying Process


    Buying a house can seem like a daunting task but it doesn’t have to be. The key is to be equipped with knowledge and be readily prepared.

  3. How to Budget for Your New Home


    Purchasing a new home is an exhilarating journey that requires financial discipline and budgeting. The first step to budgeting is making sure that your credit report attests to your positive spending and borrowing habits. If not, then it will be difficult to secure a lender when you’re ready to purchase a home. Take these steps…

  4. FAQ: Home Financing – Presented by Ameris Bank


    Whether you are a first-time home buyer or ready to refinance, we know the road to home ownership is bound to bring many questions to mind. Ameris Bank has mortgage products designed to meet your needs and is dedicated to keeping the process as simple as possible for everyone to understand. Many Essex Homes customers…

  5. Tips on Preparing Your New Home for Winter


    With winter quickly approaching, Essex Homes wants to make sure all of our homeowners and future clients have their homes prepared. Here are some tips on how to prepare your home for the winter: Move your furniture away from vents. You want to make sure the heat is flowing into and around your house without…

  6. Meet David Frost: Woodcreek Crossing Builder


    Woodcreek Crossing builder David Frost has been with Essex Homes for just three-and-a-half years, but that’s long enough for him to understand that Essex is a unique company with a quality product. When asked about his personal life outside of building, Frost said that he and his family are searching for their own new home,…

  7. Vendor Spotlight: Plumbing Solutions


    At Essex Homes, we take pride in every aspect of building our homes, all the way down to the plumbing pipes, drains and fittings. That is why we choose to work with Plumbing Solutions, which provides the best plumbing services in Columbia and Lexington, South Carolina. Plumbing Solutions is a full-service plumbing company that offers…

  8. Saluda Hill Brings Curb Appeal to Essex Homes Communities


    Essex Homes prides itself on building quality homes with close attention to detail. We research the latest design trends and create homes that our customers will want to live in. To us, it’s more than just the interior or exterior of the home; it’s about all of the details, such as the landscaping that makes…

  9. Planning Your Outdoor Space: Landscaping Tips


    Has the warmer weather got you motivated to spruce up your outdoor spaces in preparation of the long days outside enjoying the fresh air, sunshine and pleasant temperatures? If so, follow these tips to get your yard in tip-top shape for cookout season. The first step is to remove any debris that’s accumulated over the…

  10. Summer Home Maintenance Tips


    Summer is finally starting to heat up here in the Carolinas! Whether you’ve owned a home for years or just a few months, you’ll know that, as a home owner, there are maintenance tasks to be done every season in and around your house, to keep it in optimal shape. Here are just a few…