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!
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.
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.
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!
Belclaire 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.
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 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.
Categories: Available Homes, Quick Move-In Homes, Whisper Creek | Posted: November 6, 2015 | Comments Off on Belclaire Homes: Perfect for Your Holidays
With the holiday season approaching, many families begin planning for large family gatherings. Belclaire buyers are thankful for spacious and open floor plans, as well as impressive designs that greet guests as soon as they walk through the front door. This available home in Whisper Creek, for example, greets guests with a dramatic curved staircase and study at the home’s entry. The gourmet kitchen opens to a generous family room with a vaulted ceiling. In addition to an outdoor veranda that overlooks a huge backyard, the home includes both a game room and media room. Belclaire makes entertaining at the holidays easy. That’s something to always be thankful for! Read about all of the Belclaire neighborhoods here.
Belclaire homes are going quickly at Park Place in Frisco. Park Place Estates is a charming community offering spacious home sites with easy access to major roads and highly sought after schools. Park Place has luxurious homes that offer a gourmet kitchen, luxury living space, impressive upscale interior design and energy efficiency. Park Place has a great location in Frisco that offers residents nearby shopping and dining locations, beautiful parks and so much more. There are currently only four homes and five home sites available so schedule an appointment today! Please visit the Available Homes page for more details about address, price, square footage and floor plan details. To read more about Park Place, click here.
Categories: Available Homes, Whisper Creek | Posted: August 18, 2015 | Comments Off on Belclaire Selling Final Homes in Whisper Creek
Belclaire Homes is now selling a fabulous model home and six beautiful inventory homes in Flower Mound’s Whisper Creek. Belclaire Homes in Whisper Creek start in the low $700s and range from 4,044 square-feet to 5,141 square-feet. Don’t miss out on this chance to own your very own Belclaire home. Visit our Available Homes page to compare homes that will be ready for move-in soon! Contact our sales associates directly from the website or call today to schedule a tour.
Categories: Available Homes, Belclaire Communities, Corporate Relocation | Posted: July 22, 2015 | Comments Off on Belclaire Homes: The Perfect Choice for Corporate Relocation Needs
The Dallas-Fort Worth area is the ultimate destination for several high-profile corporate relocations, including Toyota. Belclaire Homes offers new homes in communities with easy access to Plano, Frisco, Richardson and DFW International Airport, as well. Read about all of our neighborhoods and choose the perfect one for your family, and your commute, today!