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Meet Belclaire Sales Associate, Lisa Nietfeld

Categories: Available Homes, Belclaire Communities, Close-Out, Emerald Heights, Stonebridge Ranch | Posted: September 18, 2020 | Comments Off on Meet Belclaire Sales Associate, Lisa Nietfeld

Homebuyers shopping at Emerald Heights in Stonebridge Ranch, meet Lisa Nietfeld. Lisa is a superstar sales associate for American Legend Homes and Belclaire Homes with over 20 years of experience selling new homes. She’s spent the past five years with us.

“One of the best parts of my job is meeting all the wonderful people and learning their stories,” Lisa says. “Building a home is a very special experience, especially when someone is building their very first home. I feel very fortunate to help make their dreams come true!”

There are only four opportunities remaining at Emerald Heights to build a luxury Belclaire Home. Floor plans range from 3,041 to 4,500-plus square feet and begin in the low $600s. Don’t miss your opportunity to build your dream home in this fabulous McKinney community!

Lisa calls American Legend Homes and Belclaire Homes the best builders in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. “The quality of our products speaks for itself,” she says. “I’m proud to sell homes when buyers appreciate the craftsmanship and their ability to really personalize their home to suit their needs.” Get in touch with Lisa today to start building your new home!

Final opportunities in Emerald Heights

Categories: Available Homes, Belclaire Communities, Close-Out, Emerald Heights, McKinney Homes, McKinney Homes, Stonebridge Ranch | Posted: September 9, 2020 | Comments Off on Final opportunities in Emerald Heights

McKinney homebuyers, there are only a few opportunities remaining to build a Belclaire Home at Emerald Heights, the newest affluent village in Stonebridge Ranch. The gated community offers the full suite of amenities enjoyed by residents of Stonebridge Ranch, outstanding schools in McKinney ISD and a natural setting amongst over 1,200 acres of open space, lakes and ponds.

Here are our favorite perks of living at Emerald Heights:

Beach and Tennis Club
The beach and swim lagoon offers fun for the whole family. Here you can cool off under shade trees and cabanas, build a sandcastle, play a rousing game of sand volleyball or jump in a paddle boat on Stonebridge Lake. Features include picnic pavilions for rent, pier access to Stonebridge Lake, paddleboat/sailboat rental and eight tennis courts.

Aquatic Center
The center includes a junior Olympic-shaped pool, perfect for the serious lap swimmer as well as families enjoying a fun summer dip. The Aquatic Center also includes a kiddie wading pool with an interactive water feature suited to toddlers.

Stonebridge Plaza
This large-scale amenity features a variety of distinct areas, including a playground best suited for toddlers age 2 to 6; a ropes obstacle course best suited for adolescents age 7 to 13; a large pavilion with numerous picnic tables; a dry deck fountain; a basketball goal and concert stage; and pickleball courts.

Parks and playgrounds
There are many parks located throughout the villages of Stonebridge Ranch, giving residents both a wide variety of parks to choose from, as well as close proximity to play areas.

Common areas
Stonebridge Ranch includes over 500 acres of preserved open space. Residents here are thankful to live in a suburban area where they can still feel close to nature. Many of the common areas are linked by the City Hike & Bike Trails system, and many provide water views around the community’s lakes and ponds.

Floor plans from Belclaire Homes at Emerald Heights range from 3,041 to 4,500-plus square feet and begin in the low $600s. Don’t miss your opportunity to build your dream home in this fabulous gated community. Reach out to our sales team today!

 

Take advantage of low interest rates and buy a Belclaire home

Categories: Available Homes, Belclaire Communities, General Posts | Posted: July 27, 2020 | Comments Off on Take advantage of low interest rates and buy a Belclaire home

Buying a new home can be stressful but record low interest rates make now the best time to move your family into a new Belclaire home! The new average interest rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell below 3% this week for the first time ever – 2.98%, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey. Find out what interest rate you qualify for by reaching out to a lender.

Belclaire Homes builds homes that fit every lifestyle. Get in touch with someone from our team to set an appointment and get started creating the home of your dreams. You can see our available homes here.

Belclaire families love living in Prosper

Categories: Available Homes, Belclaire Communities, General Posts, Outstanding Amenities, Prosper Homes, Windsong Ranch | Posted: June 2, 2020 | Comments Off on Belclaire families love living in Prosper

Prosper offers the best of everything. Located at the northmost edge of the DFW metroplex, residents here enjoy Prosper’s small town charm and are less than an hour away from big city fun in Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington. Students attend the nationally acclaimed Prosper ISD schools and families live in one of North Texas’s best master-planned communities.

Along with its great neighborhoods and outstanding schools, this small town is full of local entertainment:

Frontier Park
Frontier Park is a great place to visit and is a starting point for many hiking trails.  It also has many sports complexes, which makes it suitable for younger people and families.

Cedar Grove Park
Cedar Grove Park is more of a recreation center, with plenty of amenities and interesting trails for you to explore. It’s in the middle of Prosper which makes it really easy to access and enjoy.

The Cotton Gin
This is a great place where you can find some of the best food in the area. If you enjoy great local food, like chicken fried steak and juicy hamburgers, then the Cotton Gin Café has all of that.

Here are some other options nearby:

National Video Game Museum
If you’re up for a 15-minute drive, head to Frisco to experience the National Video Game Museum! Whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart, you’ll love exploring the interactive displays on dozens of different consoles.

Kartland
If you’ve got the need for speed, Kartland is waiting for you in nearby Plano. This go-kart track is perfect for new racers and seasoned pros, so there’s no need to worry about your skill level. Each go-kart can reach speeds of nearly 45 mph as you speed along the quarter-mile track. This climate-controlled facility is a perfect escape on those rainy days, and the little ones can also join in the fun with their own child-sized go-karts.

Food Walks of Texas
Do you have a Texas-sized appetite? Then head to nearby McKinney for the legendary Food Walks of Texas. Follow the knowledgeable guide throughout the city to explore the local cuisine – as well as the local history! Take your pick of the many available tour options, ranging from the Sunday Brunch tour to the seasonal Valentine’s Day Sip & Savor.

In Prosper, Belclaire Homes builds at Windsong Ranch, North Texas’s most award-winning master-planned communities. Windsong Ranch is full of luxurious amenities. The Commons is the community’s amenity center, hosting the community café, resort-style pools, a fitness center, tennis courts, a two-acre lake and dock, and an event lawn for neighborhood gatherings. THE LAGOON is a five-acre tropical oasis provides a variety of activities like swimming, kayaking, paddle-boarding and windsurfing. Here Belclaire builds semi-custom homes within The Peninsula, the community’s private enclave of estate-like home sites. Floor plans range between 3,041 and 5,600 square feet, are built on 90-foot lots and begin in the $700s. Plan your visit to The Peninsula at Windsong Ranch and learn more about the community’s legendary lifestyle!

Belclaire Homes welcomes newcomers to the growing Dallas-Fort Worth area

Categories: Available Homes, Belclaire Communities, Community News, General Posts, New Communities | Posted: March 30, 2020 | Comments Off on Belclaire Homes welcomes newcomers to the growing Dallas-Fort Worth area

After a decade of huge population growth, Dallas-Fort Worth is expected to again lead the nation’s metro areas for the number of new residents. Between 2010 and 2019, DFW gained 1,349,378 new residents, ranking first among U.S. metropolitan areas. From 2020 through 2029, DFW is projected to welcome another 1,393,623 newcomers – that’s 17.9 percent growth on top of the region’s roughly 7,539,711-person population. For comparison, the greater Oklahoma City area was home to about 1.4 million people total in 2018. One of the reasons for such rapid growth in Dallas-Fort Worth is the size of its tech workforce. That’s why Belclaire Homes is busy building homes for families relocating to surrounding cities.

Belclaire Homes builds semi-custom homes in three fabulous master-planned communities: Windsong Ranch in Prosper, Emerald Heights in McKinney and Castle Hills in Lewisville. You can see some of our available homes here. Our model homes are now available for viewing by  virtual appointment. Get in touch with a sales representative to start your new home search today!

 

Belclaire Homes is now offering virtual appointments and model tours

Categories: Available Homes, Belclaire Communities, Community News, General Posts | Posted: March 25, 2020 | Comments Off on Belclaire Homes is now offering virtual appointments and model tours

Belclaire Homes is now offering virtual appointments and model tours for your safety and convenience.

Our homebuilding process isn’t being slowed down by the current pandemic. Residential construction is considered “essential infrastructure” and we have taken measures to adhere to social distancing on our construction sites to both keep our workers safe and our projects on track. We will continue to work hard for our customers during this time and encourage you to reach out to our sales representatives to schedule your private video appointment and to answer any questions you may have.

 

Some spring cleaning tips to keep your Belclaire home in tip-top shape

Categories: Available Homes, Belclaire Communities, Castle Hills, Emerald Heights, General Posts, McKinney Homes, Prosper Homes, Windsong Ranch | Posted: March 24, 2020 | Comments Off on Some spring cleaning tips to keep your Belclaire home in tip-top shape

 

The home is where we spend more time than anywhere else, especially when it’s a Belclaire home built just for you and your family. So, why not do some seasonal cleaning to keep it in tip-top shape for the coming warmer months? Real Simple has some tips and tricks that will help you tackle your cleaning to-do list as quickly and efficiently as possible. We summarized them but you can read the full article here.

  • Break cleaning down into 10-minute chunks
    Sometimes spring cleaning is like a marathon, but it doesn’t have to be. Break it down into short, highly productive chunks. A few things you can clean in the next 10 minutes:Dust: brush a dust wand over all open surfaces

    Clean doors and switch plates: remove fingerprints, smudges and germs from light switch plates with a damp microfiber cloth.

    Dust ceiling fans: place a pillowcase over the fan blade and pull it toward you to collect the dust, then use a cloth dipped in warm, soapy water to clean each blade.

    Baseboards: use a microfiber mop to clear dust and debris from your baseboards

  • Adapt to your cleaning personality
    Some people are stress cleaners while others are procrastinators. Identifying your cleaning personality is the first step to coming up with a plan that works for you. For example, if you’re an angry cleaner, let your emotion motivate you to tackle tough cleaning tasks like scrubbing grout.
  • Mix up your own all-natural cleanser
    Whether you’re trying to use less chemicals or you just want some backup for when you run out of your usual cleanser, it’s good to know how to make your own cleaning solution using ingredients you probably already have. This recipe can be used on quartz, granite and marble counters, plus appliances and sinks:
    ¾ cup water
    ¾ cup rubbing alcohol
    5-10 drops peppermint, lemon or orange essential oil
    1 squirt natural dish soap
    Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well. Spray onto surfaces and wipe clean with a cloth. Voila!
  • De-stink your gym clothes
    For many people, warmer weather doesn’t just signal us to spring clean, but also to recommit to working out. To deodorize your gym clothes, try soaking them in one part white vinegar to four parts cold water. If that doesn’t work, try switching to cotton blend workout clothes.
  • Make your trash smell better
    Help your kitchen trash smell a little more pleasant by placing a couple dryer sheets on the bottom of the can – used ones work great!
  • Use baking soda to refresh stained coffee mugs
    Even the Statue of Liberty was cleaned with baking soda on its centennial. To clean off stained coffee mugs, fill the mug with one part baking soda and two parts water. Let them soak overnight and rub clean with a sponge.
  • Clear gunk off your oven door
    If the inside of your oven door is caked with splatters and baked-on food, try wetting a pumice stone, scrubbing and wiping clean with a wet microfiber cloth.
  • Make shower cleaning second nature
    One tip is to keep a squeegee in your shower so it’s easy to remember to wipe down the walls, but some people like to keep a dish wand filled with dish soap and vinegar in the shower so you can scrub while you’re in it!

Your home is a place that reflects you. Learn more about building a Belclaire home to suit your family in Windsong Ranch in Prosper, Emerald Heights in McKinney and Castle Hills in Lewisville. At the moment, our model homes in these communities can be viewed by appointment only, however, you can see some of our available homes here.

 

Belclaire Homes builds in some of North Texas’ hottest markets

Categories: Available Homes, Belclaire Communities, Crystal Lagoon, Emerald Heights, Stonebridge Ranch | Posted: September 5, 2019 | Comments Off on Belclaire Homes builds in some of North Texas’ hottest markets

North Texas cities continue to dominate when it comes to listing the best places to buy a house in the United States and Belclaire Homes is present in Dallas/Fort Worth’s most sought after communities: Emerald Heights and Windsong Ranch.

There are several reasons everyone wants to live in the DFW area. Offering affordability, high quality of life, big-city excitement and quiet, suburban living, North Texas has something for everybody. Families who live in the suburbs where Belclaire Homes builds experience the luxury of living in a close-knit, community with easy access to a growing job market, outstanding schools and urban frills like live music and entertainment venues, professional sports games and an extensive selection of dining and shopping options.

Belclaire Homes builds in two of Dallas/Fort Worth’s top cities: McKinney and Prosper. In McKinney, Emerald Heights in Stonebridge Ranch is the metroplex’s newest affluent village with eleven distinct floor plans between 3,041 and 4,500-plus square feet and beginning in the low $600s. Residents of the gated community enjoy an array of amenities such as an aquatic center, sports courts, kiddie wading pool, swim lagoon and sanded beach. At Windsong Ranch in Prosper, our semi-custom homes with floor plans between 3,041 and 5,600 square feet are built on 90-foot lots and start in the $700s. Windsong Ranch features exclusive amenities including 600 acres of nature, resort-style pools, play areas, a fitness center and THE LAGOON, a state-of-the-art, five-acre, tropical oasis. Stop by one of our model homes in the communities and begin building your family’s new home!

Phillips Creek Ranch: Final Opportunity

Categories: Available Homes, Phillips Creek Ranch, Quick Move-In Homes | Posted: April 12, 2016 | Comments Off on Phillips Creek Ranch: Final Opportunity

pcrbedroomBelclaire Homes in Phillips Creek Ranch has only four homes left for buyers! These ready to move in homes are on large lots with beautiful features, such as hardwood floors, upgraded granite and three car garages. Phillips Creek Ranch, located in Frisco, offers residents breathtaking views of Lake Lewisville, green space, lakes, an extensive creek system and trails and parks for families. Other exciting amenities include a welcome center, a junior Olympic lap pool, a children’s pool, hike and bike trails, a fitness facility and much more! Please visit the Available Homes page for more details about price, square footage and floor plan details. To read more about Belclaire Homes at Phillips Creek Ranch, click here.

Phillips Creek Ranch: Don’t Miss These Final Opportunities

Categories: Available Homes, Frisco Homes, Phillips Creek Ranch | Posted: March 15, 2016 | Comments Off on Phillips Creek Ranch: Don’t Miss These Final Opportunities

Phillips Creek RanchPhillips Creek Ranch is part of a master-planned community in Frisco that offers families spacious homes and amazing amenities. Some of the exciting amenities include: a welcome center, a junior Olympic lap pool, a children’s pool, hike and bike trails, a fitness facility, an open-air outdoor pavilion and much more! Phillips Creek Ranch is served by Frisco ISD and has three elementary schools and a middle school onsite or adjacent to the community. Phillips Creek Ranch is currently in close out; there are only six homes left! Five of these homes have five bedrooms with game and media rooms. These homes are on big lots and are spacious for family gatherings. Hurry while they last! To read more about Phillips Creek Ranch, click here.