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Wednesday, May 24, 2017


May 23, 2017 (Clarence, NY) – Essex Homes of WNY is pleased to announce that it has broken ground on Phase III development of Essex Greens at Waterford, a luxury patio home community with condominium status located in Clarence Center, NY. The development is located near Transit Road off of Dana Marie Parkway near the intersection of Shimmerville and Roll Roads.
“We continue to experience great success with our patio home project at Essex Greens as we enter this newest phase in its development. We’ve already taken many reservations for Phase III and demand is growing at a record pace,” says Scott Henderson, Regional Sales Manager.

According to Henderson, the patio homes within Essex Greens at Waterford were conceptualized with the intention of providing homeowners with upscale living accommodations within a relaxed, informal setting. Each home plan offered by Essex Homes includes open, light-filled interiors and many sophisticated appointments which are ideal for those looking for a reduced-maintenance lifestyle without sacrificing luxury. “The charming, traditional architecture of Essex Greens combined with a feel of ‘community’ among all the residents truly provides the ultimate experience in design, quality and value,” he says.

Prospective homeowners may choose from five distinct ranch plans ranging from 1,600 to over 3,000 square feet along with first floor master suites, additional square footage expansions and optional second floors available on four out of the five plans. Patio home prices begin in the mid $300’s and reservations are actively being accepted for Phase III with an initial lot deposit. Currently, Essex Homes is constructing a new “Berkley” luxury patio home at 9050 Covington Drive which offers 1,662 sq. ft., two bedrooms, a 2 den and two full baths, priced at $387,900. In addition, a fully-furnished model home at 9072 Bancroft Drive showcases the largest available patio home plan, the “Eastbrook” which features nearly 3,000 sq. ft. of luxury living space along with three bedrooms, a den, and three full baths. In early 2014, Essex Greens at Waterford was granted condominium status, resulting in additional benefits for homeowners, including snow removal, landscaping, lawn maintenance, trash removal and monthly water service as part of a
modest monthly assessment, which Henderson points out is currently at $160/month.

“Essex Greens at Waterford allows homeowners to benefit from all the conveniences of a homeowner’s association while qualifying for lower property taxes. One of this community’s most appealing features is its scenic natural setting near to a 35-acre protected conservation area. The surrounding land, much of which backs to several home sites, is residence to abundant wild life, vegetation, nearby walking and bike trails. The community’s prime location near to Transit Road also affords residents the opportunity to take advantage of many shopping, dining and entertainment venues. For a limited time, we are also offering homeowners up to $2,500 off select lot premiums,” says Henderson. 

To date, Essex Greens is one of Essex Homes’ most ambitious and successful building projects. Total investment in the project has already exceeded the projected $12.2M anticipated as part of Phase II and is expected to grow. The Essex Greens development will result in a total of 108 luxury patio home sites upon completion. “The benefit of this growth is that it also serves to create a tax base for the Town of Clarence and Erie County, resulting in job creation,” says Henderson.

The “Eastbrook” model at 9072 Bancroft Drive is open daily from 1-5, except Fridays. For more
information on living within Essex Greens at Waterford, please contact Scott Henderson, Regional Sales Manager at 716.725.7577. Now celebrating its 25th year, Essex Homes has built more than 1,500 homes across Western New York in communities including Aurora, Clarence, Grand Island, Hamburg, Lakeview,\ Lancaster, and Orchard Park. For additional information and to view all available homes within Essex Greens and our other communities, visit

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Long Time Dedication to REALTOR Association Honored

The Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors®, Inc. (BNAR) presented a special award from the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) to eleven members for forty years of service to the real estate industry earlier this month at the Buffalo Launch Club in Grand Island, NY.  Our honorees this year are Robert Vacanti-Northeastern Appraisal;  Peter F. Hunt-Hunt Real Estate ERA;  Mary Schemm-RealtyUSA WNY, Inc.;  Christie Rothschild-MJ Peterson Real Estate; Ann Dunning-Hunt Real Estate ERA; Susan Downing-RE/MAX North; Gordon Trank-Trank Real Estate and Peter P. Scarcello-Hunt Real Estate ERA. (missing from the photo were Salvatore Balesteri-Century 21 Balesteri Real Estate;  Sylvia Frost-RealtyUSA WNY, Inc. and Catherine Tobia-RealtyUSA WNY, Inc.)  Also at the event the Lifetime Service Award was given to Harry T. Purvis-Purvis & Brown, who began his real estate career in 1958.

NAR and BNAR have honored a total of one hundred Realtor® Emeriti throughout the years.  Awardees were presented with a lapel pin from the National Association of Realtors® which will be worn with pride for their dedication to the real estate profession.   “BNAR is proud to honor these individuals.  Their passion and commitment to the real estate industry for so many years makes them remarkable role models”, said John B. Leonardi, Chief Executive Officer of BNAR.

The Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors® is one of more than 1,200 local boards and associations that comprise the National Association of Realtors®.  As the nation’s largest trade association, NAR is “the Voice for Real Estate,” representing over 1.2 million members involved in all aspects of the real estate industry.

John Leonardi
Chief Executive Officer, Buffalo Niagara Association of REALTORS