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Looking Back at 2018 with Dorn Homes

Thursday January 3, 2019
As we begin 2019 it’s important to take a moment to look back and reflect on 2018. Whether it’s seeking ways to better serve others or better take care of one another, or it’s looking back in gratitude for the wonderful friends and family in our lives, what we see in 2018 can be a source of inspiration for 2019. Here at Dorn Homes our retrospective is a little of both: gratitude for members of the Dorn Family and the people that choose us to build their dream homes and aspirations for the years to come.

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Ring in the New Year in Northern Arizona

Thursday December 20, 2018
Northern Arizona is the destination of choice for Arizona’s visitors and residents alike when winter arrives. Those living further south and dreaming of a white Christmas flock to Flagstaff, Sedona, and Prescott. Prescott is known as “Arizona’s Christmas City,” after all. Just because Northern Arizona is a great place to be for Christmas doesn’t mean that the holiday celebrations stop there. Across Arizona you’ll find a wide array of events to start the New Year off with fun and festivities.

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A Peek Inside Our Commitment to Quality

Monday December 10, 2018
Building a brand new home is a major step for most people, no matter where you are in life. You may be selling an existing home, securing financing, and changing cities, and those are all steps you’ll take before you even start designing your new home. After you’ve chosen your model and met with our professional interior designers in our state-of-the-art Design Center, we get to work building your dream home. All of that work planning, and building culminates in one moment: the moment you step through the front door. We understand just how important that moment is. Because that moment is about more than just what you see as the door opens, it’s about what you’ve dreamt of seeing for the past few weeks or months.

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Dorn Homes Honored with National Award for Design

Thursday December 6, 2018
We are proud to announce that The Enchantment plan in our Sedona Ranch on Oak Creek community has been selected as a Silver award winner by the National Association of Homebuilders. The Enchantment is being honored for its innovative and unique design and could take home the Gold award on February 19th at the Nationals at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. As a Silver award winner, The Enchantment has been chosen as one of the five best designed single family homes from across the country with the Gold award going to the top overall vote-getter.

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Exploring Boutique Dining and Fine Art in Cottonwood

Wednesday November 21, 2018
Walking through Old Town Cottonwood it’s easy to imagine yourself on the same street 50 or even 100 years ago. Main Street and the Town Square are modernized but otherwise relatively unchanged. The real difference is that instead of general stores, saloons, or soda shops you’ll find small-batch wineries and locally-sourced restaurants populated by craftsmen and women that are redefining Old Town through passion and good old fashioned hard work. When you live in Cottonwood, you’re only a few minutes from all of the restaurants, art galleries, and wineries that Old Town has to offer. With so much to do in Old Town, we thought we’d share some of our favorite spots.

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Arizona’s Christmas City

Tuesday November 20, 2018
It’s that time of year again. As fall gives way to winter, most of Arizona embraces the cooler temperatures and respite from our sweltering summers. In Prescott though, where summers are more temperate, winter brings more than just relief. Here winter brings hopes for snow and snow days, and, more importantly, anticipation for the holiday season. For anyone with plans of traveling to experience winter at its finest, there's no better place to celebrate Christmas than Prescott, Arizona's Christmas City.

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The 5 Best Fall Adventures in Northern Arizona

Friday October 5, 2018
Northern Arizona is a wonderful place to spend time year-round, but there’s really no better time to experience it than fall. Fall brings cooler temperatures and vibrant colors that you simply can’t enjoy further south. Fall also presents the perfect opportunity to experience everything Northern Arizona has to offer, from sightseeing hikes to art festivals and train rides. Whether you’re already a resident or just a visitor, here are five ways to enjoy fall in Northern Arizona.

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Finding your Own Retreat at Quail Canyon in Cottonwood

Friday September 21, 2018
Nestled between Mingus Mountain to the west and the Mogollon Rim to the east lies a valley that some have called the heart of central Arizona. The Verde Valley, through which the Verde River flows, is a snapshot of the changing lives of Arizonans over millennia. From the centuries-old Tuzigoot National Monument and Montezuma’s Castle to formerly abandoned mining towns like Jerome that have been revived as National Historic Places. As Arizona has grown and evolved, the Verde Valley has evolved as well. Small towns that mined copper in the early 20th century are now home to boutique art galleries, antique shops, and wineries.

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Introducing Shadow Ridge at Pronghorn Ranch

Thursday September 13, 2018
As part of Dorn Homes’ continuing efforts to offer affordable housing with luxury amenities, we’re proud to announce the opening of Shadow Ridge at Pronghorn Ranch, one of the newest and fastest growing communities. At Shadow Ridge homebuyers will have their choice of a selection of some of Dorn Home’s most popular models. Featuring a wide range of two, three, or four-bedroom homes starting in the upper $200s and affording you access to all the of the community’s generous amenities.

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Meet Your Neighbors: Ruthie and Jim Baker

Thursday June 28, 2018
As part of our ongoing efforts to introduce our homebuyers to their neighbors we’d like you to meet two of the newest members of the Dorn Homes community: Ruthie and Jim Baker. In this edition of Meet Your Neighbors we’ve asked the Bakers to share their story about finding Northern Arizona, what they enjoy about living here, and why they chose to make their new home in Pronghorn their “last move,” as Ruthie put it.

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Life in Astoria

Thursday May 24, 2018
When you picture living in Prescott you probably imagine a quaint Victorian home perched on a hillside. You see yourself rising with the sun for a morning walk through a community full of friends and neighbors. The sunlight sparkles off the water of a nearby lake and across the granite hills that define Prescott.

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Community Perks in Quailwood

Thursday March 1, 2018
Quailwood Legacy features a Community Center with a large pool and heated spa as well as a fitness center and sauna. The Quailwood Community Center provides residents with recreational, social and fitness perks in a clean, modern facility featuring all the latest amenities. In addition, it also serves as a community gathering and meeting place — a perfect place for socializing with current friends and acquaintances, as well as meeting new ones. The Center features quarterly special events, while regularly scheduled activities include popular offerings such as Pilates, yoga, Zumba, movie and social nights, and even laughter yoga!

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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.

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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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