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Live in an award-winning community with Belclaire Homes at Windsong Ranch

Categories: Awards, Belclaire Communities, General Posts, Prosper Homes, Recognitions, Windsong Ranch | Posted: February 12, 2020 | Comments Off on Live in an award-winning community with Belclaire Homes at Windsong Ranch

Prosper’s Windsong Ranch received great recognition at the 2020 Nationals Awards presented by the National Association of Home Builders. The community received Silver Award honors for Master Planned Community of the Year, Lifestyle Program of the Year and Best Community Signage. 2020 is the second consecutive year that the Windsong Ranch has won a silver award for Master Planned Community of the Year and the community continues to set a high bar for master-planned communities across the country.

Belclaire Homes builds in luxury communities like Windsong Ranch, where residents enjoy premium amenities like the new tropical oasis, THE LAGOON, and The Commons, a community center featuring tennis courts, a fitness center, Windsong Ranch Café and more. 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 read more about the community with the legendary lifestyle here!


Belclaire homeowners, don’t forget to file your homestead exemption!

Categories: Belclaire Communities, General Posts | Posted: January 22, 2020 | Comments Off on Belclaire homeowners, don’t forget to file your homestead exemption!

Did you know that residence homestead owners in Texas are eligible for a $25,000 exemption from their home’s value for school taxes? That’s right. Basically, it’s a reduction from the taxable value on your primary residence, but you need to apply for it. So, if you’re a Belclaire homeowner, don’t forget to apply!

Homestead exemption applications are accepted yearly between Jan. 1 and April 30. To be eligible, you must own and occupy your home on Jan. 1 of the year you are applying for. Disabled and elderly homeowners are also eligible for an additional $10,000 homestead exemption. For more information on applying for the residence homestead exemption, visit the comptroller’s website.

Home for the Holidays is right around the corner for Belclaire’s Emerald Heights residents

Categories: Belclaire Communities, Community News, Emerald Heights, General Posts | Posted: November 30, 2019 | Comments Off on Home for the Holidays is right around the corner for Belclaire’s Emerald Heights residents

Thanksgiving weekend marks the 39th year for McKinney’s hometown Christmas celebration, Home for the Holidays. Visit the 14-block area of McKinney’s 165-year-old commercial historic downtown for family activities, food and entertainment where you can enjoy a uniquely McKinney Christmas celebration with Belclaire neighbors and guests from all over. It’s an unforgettable experience and a great start to the holiday season. The family-friendly festival runs from Friday, November 29 through Sunday, December 1. Visitors can expect traditional live Christmas music, a real snow hill, children’s activities, visits with Santa, a petting zoo, shopping, a Ferris wheel, carousel and mo
re! For more information about the festival including concessionaires, festival map, sponsors, hotel discounts and parking, click here.

Frequent seasonal events like Home for the Holidays is just one of the perks of owning a Belclaire home at Emerald Heights in McKinney! The affluent village in Stonebridge Ranch offers luxury amenities, outstanding schools and 1,200 acres of open space, lakes and ponds. If you don’t already live in McKinney, we encourage you to visit Emerald Heights. Stop by our new model home this weekend before heading to Home for the Holidays and we will show you why you should build your next home in this elegant new community. See you this weekend!

Categories: Belclaire Communities, Castle Hills, Emerald Heights, General Posts, Windsong Ranch | Posted: November 28, 2019 | Comments Off on

Happy Thanksgiving from Belclaire Homes!

We take pride in providing outstanding luxury homes at top-rated communities where residents can enjoy Thanksgiving and the upcoming holidays. So, it’s safe to say that Belclaire homeowners are what we’re most thankful for this Thanksgiving. If you don’t already, find out why you should celebrate holidays in a brand-new Belclaire home! We’re building dream homes in some of North Texas’ most exclusive communities: Castle Hills Northpointe in Lewisville, Emerald Heights in McKinney and Windsong Ranch in Prosper.

Categories: Belclaire Communities, General Posts | Posted: November 28, 2019 | Comments Off on

We’ve already experienced a few days below-freezing temperature this Fall. So, now is a good time to winter-proof your Belclaire home before that cold weather returns. We found some easy and inexpensive tips from Candy’s Dirt to make the process stress-free as possible.

  1. Drain and insulate your water heater. After a while, sediment can collect at the bottom and make it less effective.
  2. Pay attention to your pipes. Water expands when it freezes and can cause your pipes to burst, leading to flooding and severe water damage. Fortunately, pipe insulation is inexpensive and available at most hardware stores.
  3. Clean your gutters. This will prevent ice dams from forming and causing water damage to your roof.
  4. Switch your ceiling fan’s direction. In the winter, it’s best to have your ceiling fan moving clockwise. This will push warm air down into the room.
  5. Eliminate air leaks to ensure a warm house and lower heating bills. You can do this by closing your fireplace damper when not in use, replacing your weather stripping on your doors and caulking your windows.
  6. Change your furnace filters monthly during cold months. Dirty filters allow less air to pass through, making heating bills higher.
  7. Get a programmable thermostat. You save 1-3% on your heating bill for every degree you lower your thermostat during the winter. A programmable thermostat makes that easy by automatically lowering your home’s temperature at night and while you are away.

Winterizing your home is an important part of protecting your investment and saving money. Plus, nobody wants to be cold during the holidays!

Categories: Belclaire Communities, Community News, General Posts | Posted: November 22, 2019 | Comments Off on

The North Texas Turkey Trot benefitting The Miracle League of Frisco happens every Thanksgiving in the heart of downtown Frisco. The event on November 28 offers a 5k, 10k and Miracle Mile option, so there’s something for everyone (even if you don’t run)! The Miracle League of Frisco is dedicated to providing children aged 5-19 with special needs the opportunity to play sports as a member of an organized league. Race registration is $20, $40 and $47.50 for the Miracle Mile, 5K and 10K, respectively.

If you are a Belclaire resident in one of our North Texas communities in Prosper, Lewisville or McKinney, this is the perfect opportunity to embrace the spirit of giving. For race information or to register, click here. To learn more about The Miracle League of Frisco, visit their Facebook page or website.

Decorate your Belclaire home with festive décor this Thanksgiving!

Categories: Belclaire Communities, Design Gallery, General Posts, Holiday Entertaining with Belclaire Homes | Posted: November 8, 2019 | Comments Off on Decorate your Belclaire home with festive décor this Thanksgiving!

There’s nothing quite like celebrating your first holiday season in a brand-new Belclaire home. With endless options to personalize your home with features like a cozy fireplace, open kitchen or an inviting entryway, you have the perfect canvas to make a statement through festive décor. Thanksgiving is right around the corner – check out some of these easy decorating tips to get into the holiday spirit!

  1. Make your home colorful and inviting by adding potted plans, pumpkins, gourds, corn shucks and bright ribbons to your doorway.
  2. Holiday décor doesn’t have to be elaborate! If you tend to be low-key, pair some warm, autumn-hued flowers in a vase with a couple of small pumpkins to spice up your coffee table.
  3. Dress up your mantel with some fall-themed garland from your local craft or home store. You can wind it around your staircase banister and curtain rods, too! If you want to go all-out, attach paper leaves to the garland with clothespins so guests can remove a leave, write what they’re thankful for and reattach to the garland.
  4. Gather an assortment of grey and white heirloom pumpkins for a delightfully understated and elegant dining room table display.

Belclaire Homes is most thankful to be able to provide homebuyers in North Texas with the perfect place to enjoy a happy holiday season. Read more about Belclaire Homes here.


Belclaire Homes has relocated to The Realm at Castle Hills

Categories: Belclaire Communities, Castle Hills, Corporate Relocation, General Posts, Uncategorized | Posted: October 29, 2019 | Comments Off on Belclaire Homes has relocated to The Realm at Castle Hills

As of Friday, Oct. 25, Belclaire Homes occupies its new corporate office at Offices at The Realm in Lewisville. Offices at The Realm is Bright Realty’s latest development in the Castle Hills master-planned community and Phase I of The Realm at Castle Hills. The nine-story, 235,000-square-foot building includes retail, restaurant and office space, as well as a fitness center, café, community lounge and conference center.

The new address for American Legend Homes will be:
4400 State Highway 121, Suite 410
Lewisville, TX 75056

Established in 2010, Belclaire Homes strives to fill the wants and needs of homeowners seeking the best of everything. The company is backed by the tradition and quality of Bright Industries, a Dallas-based organization specializing in real estate development, oil and gas exploration and homebuilding. With Belclaire Homes, homeowners have the unique opportunity to achieve the home of their dreams in some of Dallas’ most exclusive neighborhoods. Through transitioning into Offices at The Realm, Belclaire remains committed to delivering excellence in every aspect of the design and homebuilding experience.

Warm Wishes from Belclaire Homes

Categories: General Posts | Posted: December 24, 2013 | Comments Off on Warm Wishes from Belclaire Homes

stock-footage-christmas-holiday-garland-decoration-with-pine-cones-berries-green-foliage-and-twinkling-lightingFrom the Belclaire Homes family to yours, we wish you a very happy holiday season!


Welcome to the Belclaire Blog!

Categories: General Posts | Posted: June 3, 2013 | Comments Off on Welcome to the Belclaire Blog!

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The Belclaire Homes new website features a blog with lots of great information for home buyers. Check the blog often for updates on new model openings and communities, as well as useful tips that will help new homeowners….with everything from the latest in energy efficient “green” homes to the newest trends in home design.