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Wickenburg 101

Posted by Dornhomes on Jul 22, 2020 10:33:36 AM

So you’re thinking of moving to Wickenburg Ranch? We have been asked several questions by our customers with regard to the Weather, Taxes, Medical Facilities and Service Providers in the Wickenburg area. We decided to write a blog addressing these subjects in an effort to provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision.

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Topics: Insider, New Homes, Neighborhoods, New Home Design, Tips & Tricks, Wickenburg

Dorn’s Mid-Year Neighborhood Update

Posted by Dornhomes on Jul 21, 2020 8:17:39 AM

With so much going on everywhere, and so many changes, we thought it would be a great time to update everyone with what we have been working on at Dorn Homes. We’ve introduced new plans, started building in new community phases, closed out at other communities, and reimagined the home shopping experience!

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Topics: Insider, Prescott, Prescott Valley, Healthy Homes, New Homes, Neighborhoods, New Home Design, Community, Wickenburg

Dorn’s End of Summer Neighborhood Update

Posted by Dornhomes on Sep 24, 2019 7:43:14 AM

Arizona has long been known as a popular destination for homeowners further north to build homes to spend the winters in. Instead of worrying about sub-zero temperatures and getting snowed in, they head south to enjoy mild winters and the occasional white Christmas. Sometimes referred to as “snowbirds,” these visitors help boost the state’s economy and sometimes become permanent or semi-permanent residents. With summer coming to a close, it’s time to welcome back those friends and neighbors that spend summers elsewhere. For readers that may be considering buying or building a winter home, read on to learn a little more about some of the recent changes to Dorn Homes’ communities that could help you make that decision.

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Topics: Insider, Prescott, Prescott Valley, New Homes, Neighborhoods, New Home Design, Community

Pickelball, Dog Parks, Community Gardens, and More!

Posted by Dornhomes on Mar 20, 2019 9:52:41 AM

One of the most important parts of finding a new community is making sure it matches your lifestyle. That means a neighborhood full of things you enjoy and friends and neighbors that share those interests. What better way to meet your new neighbors than by doing something you love together? With that in mind we’ve reached out to members of the Dorn Homes family in each community to find out which amenities are most popular with our homeowners.

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Topics: Insider, Prescott, Prescott Valley, Healthy Homes, New Homes, Neighborhoods, New Home Design, Community, Tips & Tricks, Cottonwood, Verde Valley, Sedona, Wickenburg

Looking Back at 2018 with Dorn Homes

Posted by Dornhomes on Jan 3, 2019 12:39:21 PM

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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Topics: Insider, Prescott, Prescott Valley, Healthy Homes, New Homes, Neighborhoods, New Home Design, Community, Cottonwood, Verde Valley, Sedona

A Peek Inside Our Commitment to Quality

Posted by Dornhomes on Dec 10, 2018 2:17:17 PM

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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Topics: Insider, Prescott, Healthy Homes, New Homes, New Home Design, Community, Tips & Tricks

Dorn Homes Honored with National Award for Design

Posted by Dornhomes on Dec 6, 2018 3:05:17 PM

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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Topics: Healthy Homes, New Homes, Neighborhoods, New Home Design, Community, Sedona

Finding your Own Retreat at Quail Canyon in Cottonwood

Posted by Dornhomes on Sep 21, 2018 10:34:48 AM

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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Topics: Insider, Healthy Homes, New Homes, Neighborhoods, New Home Design, Community, Cottonwood

Introducing Shadow Ridge at Pronghorn Ranch

Posted by Dornhomes on Sep 13, 2018 10:02:24 AM

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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Topics: Prescott Valley, Healthy Homes, New Homes, Neighborhoods, New Home Design, Community

Dorn Designs: Outdoor Living

Posted by Dornhomes on Mar 29, 2017 11:00:00 PM

At Dorn Homes our design process focuses on maximizing our homebuyers’ quality of life. That means building science that improves the quality of your indoor air and building materials that contain low or no volatile organic compounds (VOC). Quality of life is at the heart of architectural design as well, inspiring us to provide open floorplans and purpose-built rooms that ensure our homebuyers are building homes that match their lifestyles. But quality of life doesn’t start or stop at the door to your home; it stretches across your property. Instead of treating your yard as fully separate from your home, think of it as an extended living space.

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Topics: New Home Design

Design Trends to Fit Your Life

Posted by Dornhomes on Feb 1, 2017 12:00:00 AM

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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Topics: New Homes, New Home Design

Don’t Buy Someone Else’s Dream Home: The Benefits of Buying New

Posted by Dornhomes on Jan 3, 2017 12:00:00 AM

After deciding to buy a home, the first question home shoppers inevitably ask themselves is “Should I buy new or used?” While it’s a relatively straightforward question, there are a lot of factors that need to be taken into consideration when making the decision. Since buying a new home is typically the most expensive purchase someone will make in his or her lifetime, it’s important to find a home that not only meets your needs but lives up to your dreams. A used home was built to the original owner’s standards; it was built to make their dreams come true.

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Topics: New Homes, New Home Design