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Small Town, Big Tastes: Wineries

Sunday October 15, 2017
In our previous installments of Small Town, Big Tastes we’ve highlighted downtown Prescott dining and local microbreweries, and if you’ve read those you may have noticed a few recurring themes. For one thing, we don’t really use this space to talk about new home design or homebuilding in general. Instead, Small Town, Big Tastes is a place for us to celebrate businesses that share Dorn Homes’ values. Values like commitment to quality, dedication to craftsmanship, and contributing to the community. This is also a place for us to show you some of the things that make Prescott so unique, a small town with all the creature comforts of a big city.

Dorn Designs: Walden Farms

Thursday September 14, 2017
Continuing our series of highlighting unique design features to improve your life, Dorn Homes presents Walden Farms. This article will explore the choices that have shaped Walden Farms, our newest community in Prescott, Arizona.

The Performing Arts in Arizona’s Mile-High City

Wednesday September 6, 2017
As we discussed in a recent post, Prescott is fortunate to have a vibrant local art scene. The Mile-High City’s embrace of the arts does not stop there. In fact, Prescott also boasts a lively performing arts pedigree.

Welcome to Walden Farms: The Sunflower Model [Video]

Wednesday August 23, 2017
 

Welcome to Walden Farms: Sneak Peek [Video]

Sunday August 20, 2017
 

Planning Retirement: Saving with a Destination in Mind

Monday August 14, 2017
Individuals planning their retirement often make the mistake of focusing on only two points on their journeys. The first is the starting point: today. Do I have enough money to retire? How much longer do I need to keep working?

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Exploring the Arts in Arizona’s Mile-High City

Tuesday July 25, 2017
With its mild winters and temperate summers, Prescott is known as one of the premier retirement destinations in Arizona. What may surprise you, however, is that Prescott is also home to a lively local visual art scene. From shops to galleries to local restaurants, the town embraces the arts. In addition to the local galleries and museums, Prescott offers annual festivals, monthly art walks, and numerous art education opportunities. We’ve highlighted some of the more notable events below for those of you interested in joining Dorn Homes in supporting the arts.

[VIDEO] The Bryce Canyon at Quailwood Legacy

Tuesday July 11, 2017
The Bryce Canyon offers an open floor plan, with spacious great room and main living areas. See why this is one of our most popular floor plans in Prescott Valley.

Dorn Designs: Kitchen Backsplashes

Sunday July 9, 2017
When going through the process of designing a kitchen, most homebuyers focus on the three items that take up the most visual real estate: cabinets, countertops, and appliances. These three things will help you establish an overall design theme, rustic, modern, elegant, etc., but your opportunity to wow visitors and design the kitchen of your dreams doesn’t end there. One way you can make bold design choices to really highlight the visual appeal of your kitchen is through the use of a stone, tile, or glass backsplash.

Your New Home Warranty: Built-in Peace of Mind

Thursday June 22, 2017
Dorn Homes is pleased to offer a limited new home warranty with every home we build. You will receive a copy of the complete warranty when you purchase your home. While that document will outline the exact steps for you, should you need to take advantage of the warranty, we’d like to highlight some of the features that make our warranty process easier for homebuyers.

Buying a New Home with Travel in Mind

Thursday June 1, 2017
For many homebuyers in Prescott and the surrounding areas, especially those that are near retirement age, a new home is more than just a place to live. It’s a launching pad, a base camp if you will. These homebuyers have spent their working years dreaming of a retirement that centers on travel—both exploring the country around them and welcoming visitors from out of town or out of state. For homebuyers interested in exploring the state of Arizona and the rest of the country, there’s no city quite like Prescott to set up camp.

Small Town, Big Tastes: Microbreweries

Monday May 8, 2017
Over the course of the last 20 years, craft brewing has become immensely popular, especially in the west. Not to be outdone by the cities to the south, Northern Arizona has also built up an impressive resume of microbreweries and wineries. One of several breweries we’ll discuss today, and the largest in Prescott, Arizona is Prescott Brewing Company.

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Our Water, Our Future: Arizona’s Water Plan

Sunday April 23, 2017
One of the most common concerns expressed by homebuyers that are interested in moving to Arizona from out of state is the availability of water. For some homebuyers, like those moving from California, the concerns are frequently grounded in their experiences with water usage restrictions due to the recent drought.

Tags PrescottPrescott ValleyHealthy HomesNeighborhoodsCommunity

Coming Home to a Neighborhood You Love

Wednesday April 19, 2017
The first rule of real estate, as we’re sure you’ve heard before, is location, location, location. But what, you may be wondering, are homebuyers looking for in neighborhood features?

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Breathe Easy: Improving Indoor Air Quality

Thursday April 13, 2017
At Dorn Homes careful consideration goes into every design and building choice. You can see it in our award-winning architecture and our extensive design options. One place that you can’t see it is in the air itself.

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Dorn Designs: Outdoor Living

Wednesday March 29, 2017
With Northern Arizona’s mild winters and temperate summers, outdoor living is practically a year-round option. Whether you prefer gathering around a fire pit with friends and a glass of wine, or intend to entertain children or grandchildren, here are some important considerations when designing your outdoor living space.

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Community Focus: Yavapai Regional Medical Center

Tuesday March 21, 2017
Our Mission Statement, “Enhancing the lives of all those we touch,” is the driving force behind everything Dorn Homes does. In that spirit, we have reached out to Kenneth Boush with Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC), a not-for-profit healthcare provider, to discuss the role they take in growing and sustaining the community.

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Small Town, Big Tastes: Downtown

Tuesday March 14, 2017
Want to move to a small town? You don't have to resign yourself to the idea that they’ll have to make sacrifices in the variety that living in a big city can bring to life. Especially when it comes to food. Fortunately, in Prescott, that’s simply not the case.

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Pet Friendly Prescott

Friday March 3, 2017
Whether you’re a cat person or a dog person, if you have pets you understand just how big of a role they play in our lives. That’s why it’s so important to show them the love and affection that they show us every day. And, fortunately for us, Prescott is one of the pet-friendliest cities in Arizona.

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Design Trends to Fit Your Life

Wednesday February 1, 2017
One of the most exciting aspects of building your own dream home is personalization. That means picking out your ideal features, fixtures, and flooring.

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