Tony and I have recently become owners of property in the Belle Oaks community in
Bulverde, Texas. We became aware of the community upon an impromptu visit in March
2021 when we were visiting San Antonio. By happenstance, we were introduced to Mr.
Curtis Philby when we dropped in unannounced for information on any available
properties during that trip. Curtis made time out of his busy schedule to show us around
the property, expertly explaining the details of the Belle Oaks developments and the
successful history of the company’s property development projects. Curtis took us to the
properties we were interested in exploring, which we lated ended up purchasing (3 lots).
He answered all our questions in regard to the local area and about the ins and outs of
living in Texas, especially the San Antonio area. Mr. Philby is a truly genuine person and
professional representative for Belle Oaks. Curtis has become family to Tony and me
and we look forward to our future visits with Curtis as we build our new home.
Tony and Kristine K. [from California]
We came to San Antonio for our anniversary, to look at model homes for building our
home in the next 18 to 24 months, and also to look at land if we could find it. We went to
Belle Oaks on Thursday and were leaving town on Saturday. We met Curtis Philby. He
was awesome and asked details about our "wish list" for the piece of land. To our
surprise, he knew the exact lot for us. Curtis warned us that it would not be there if we
did not get it ASAP and he was right because we called him and beat another person
wanting it, who called 5 minute after us. We purchase our property the day after viewing
it. That weekend they sold 22 lots. We had also explained to Curtis that our original plan
was to establish a builder for our dream home and we really desired a complete custom
builder because of our personal taste was a mixture of multiple model homes. He
introduced us to Michael Bryant with Genuine Custom Homes who does not have model
homes, but was there the day we purchased our lot which was a blessing. Having an
architecture degree, this meant the world to me. Basically, my wife and I found a one
stop shop as a result. That was in November and Curtis and I talk almost everyday
since that day.
This letter expresses our appreciation and gratitude for the overwhelming dedication to
our family's desire to be a part of the Belle Oaks Community. From day one, you have
shown us the commitment and hard work of making our dream of having land to build
on for our family. We loved how you expressed your dedication for our family to find the
perfect spot to call home, driving us to different lots and showing us the work in
progress to get it started. As time went on, the first spot did not work out for us at the
time. But you never gave up on us, you kept in touch with us and found another site that
you knew we would love. When you invited us out to see it, we instantly fell in love, and to see the excitement in you was the same we had was heartwarming. Thank you for
everything that you have done for us and for helping us along the way. We can not wait
to celebrate on the 2 lots that we purchased for our family to create memories on when
everything is completed. We now consider you a part of our story as we have now
renamed you; since your name is Will, to us, you will always be known as "God's Will!"
because where there is a Will, there is a way. We can honestly say that we highly
recommend you Will to anyone if they are looking for a place to call home, not only will
you find the perfect site, we know you will have them feel right at home as you did for
us. You have been a God send to us, which is such a blessing. Thank you for this
positive experience and for being such a pleasant professional person to work with. We
appreciate you and the Belle Oaks family for welcoming us to the community and can
not wait to be there.
Alex and Jessica Y. / Tony and Francis V.
Mr. Nesbitt was more than helpful with finding me the perfect lot in Belle Oaks. He was
extremely honest, upfront, and very knowledgeable. He was communicative and
accessible to answer any of my questions at all times. Mr. Nesbitt made the nightmare
finding the perfect lot to build my awesome custom home a breeze!
We had a great experience with this company, specifically David McCumber and Randy
Shirley. David was professional and courteous and took the time to show us several
properties. He listened to what we were looking for and was patient with us until we
found the perfect lot. We are extremely happy with the Belle Oaks team. They have
clearly communicated with us from start to finish, offered to help/guide us through the
process to meet clear expectations and goals. Randy is always there and addresses our
inquiries or concerns within 24 hours. They have treated us fairly and like family. Very
impressive team. Thanks for your service and patience to first-time builders.
Joe was amazing to work with. I 110% recommend reaching out to him if you are
looking at purchasing a lot (or two) in Belle Oaks. I have VERY high expectations and
Joe exceeded my expectations. Skip the
hassle of some of the other reps and ask for Joe. Tell him you I sent you. This
neighborhood is gorgeous, don't miss out or pay more later!!! We purchased an
amazing lot in April, we are so excited to build and can't wait!! My only regret is not
buying two lots!! I love the gorgeous heavily wooded lots, curving streets, the planned amenities, the restrictions aren't too crazy, and everyone I have met so far has been
My wife and I made the decision to relocate to the San Antonio, Hill Country area after I
retire from my second career. We currently live in another state, so we flew into San
Antonio, met with our realtor (Regi) from RSP KW Realty. We told him the type of lot
and property that we were looking for, and the very first place he drove us to on a
Sunday morning was Belle Oaks. We looked at a couple of more communities the rest
of Sunday and Monday, but by Tuesday we were back at Belle Oaks and met with Mary
Beth, a Belle Oaks Land Consultant (BTW, she is FANTASTIC). She took us to two
perfect lots, and either one would have been the ideal spot to build our dream home On Wednesday, we met Regi and Mary Beth in the office again and we were
looking at the map of the plats. There was a lot open on a cul-de-sac at the very back of
Belle Oaks. One of our main requirements was that our lot had to face west, which
means the huge backyard will be shaded in the afternoon. The other two lots we looked
at in Belle Oaks also met this requirement. So, the four of us got into Mary Beth's SUV
and drove to out look at the lot. Once again, a PERFECT lot! We made our final
decision right then and there: we had to claim it before the Texas Landgrabber got it!
Mary Beth, thank you so much for working with us. We can't wait put our custom-built
home in the middle of those large, beautiful oak trees.
Mr. Shirley: My wife and I have been involved in several real estate purchases. The team you have trained and supervise are all by far the most knowledgeable and kindest professionals we have had the pleasure to do business with. Joe is and will be my constant “guy” to refer my friends and family. He has shown true honesty and sincerely cares. We know we can trust in his response to anything we ask of him. Rarity in many professions. Thank you for putting forth the effort to ensure such high quality people.
There aren't enough people like Joe Stuever in this world! By far, he exceeded our expectations and helped us find multiple properties in beautiful Belle Oaks. We were pleased to purchase these lots, but he made the experience even better by tending to every request we had. As home builders, we value land that is backed by integrity. Joe's knowledge, honesty, and perseverance gave us the confidence we needed to move forward with these purchases. Belle Oaks is already one of the most desirable communities in the Texas Hill Country, and with dedicated professionalism like Joe's, it is sure to produce many more happy families! Ultimately, the greatest thing about our purchases has been gaining a strong, lasting relationship with not only Joe, but Southerland Communities. We are ever so grateful we stopped in!
Gary and Jill B.
I just wanted to take a moment to share my experience while purchasing land at Belle Oaks. My wife and I have purchased multiple properties over the past 17 years but have never embarked on the journey of purchasing land. I will be retiring from the world's greatest Air Force in July 2021 and elected to build our “forever” home in the great state of Texas. We were very apprehensive as we embarked on our quest to find the right home site because it's unfamiliar territory. This purchase was very significant because my family and I endured and overcame a very tumultuous past three years. We set out on a spontaneous trip one Saturday morning to visit model homes/communities in order to glean ideas for our dream home. One sales rep suggested we visit Belle Oaks and meet with Mary Beth Glosson. That is the point when all the stars aligned.
Mary Beth is very consummate and passionate professional! We immediately felt connection from the very first telephone conversation. Our instincts proved to accurate as she welcomed us with an authentic willingness to find the perfect home site for our family. She took the time to educate us on the land-buying process, informed us on future plans for the community/local area, carefully listened to our desires, then we set off to view potential sites. I was floored when my wife fell in love with the first site we visited. She turned to me and said “babe, this is the one”. I hadn't seen that look in my wife's eyes for three years and that spoke volumes but I still wasn't fully convinced and could not share my wife's vision with that particular homesite. Mary Beth patiently listened and addressed my reservations by showing us several other potential candidate sites that matched our wish list…I still wasn't convinced. That's when she impressed us the most. Mary Beth thought outside the box and drove us to a previously developed community where I was able to visualize what our homesite would look like after development. That was the turning point for me.
We probably would have walked away from what we now know is the perfect homesite for the Peart Family if it wasn't for Mary Beth. She was also accessible and very responsive to address ANY questions we had after securing our lot. Mary Beth exudes confidence, was extremely knowledgeable, and astutely addressed every concern we had during our visit. My wife and have a particular set of criteria and very high standards when engaging in business ventures and we do not deviate. Mary Beth exceeded our expectations and has etched permanent residence in our contact list. We will confidently refer her to everyone looking to purchase land in the future. You are very lucky to have her on your team!
Kenry & Latisha P.