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Shop From Home – Virtual Tools For Homebuyers

Posted by Dornhomes on Apr 2, 2020 1:15:12 PM

At Dorn Homes we put a high priority on ensuring that every interaction that our homebuyers and prospective homebuyers have with the Dorn Homes family is friendly and responsive. A big part of our commitment to quality is an emphasis on service. That being said, we know that sometimes our homebuyers want to explore a little on their own. When you’re dreaming up different versions of your perfect floor plan, you don’t always need someone looking over your shoulder. For those moments, we’ve built a suite of online tools to help you pick out the perfect neighborhood, plan the layout of your new home, or maybe just dream a little more about what your new home could be. So continue reading to learn a little more about the innovative tools and programs available to help you know what questions to ask a builder to help you design your new home.

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Topics: New Homes, Tips & Tricks

Building Relationships, Not Just Homes

Posted by Dornhomes on Feb 10, 2020 3:19:44 PM

February is upon us, and that means spring is just around the corner and love is in the air. We’ve often written about Dorn Homes’ commitment to strengthening communities by building real relationships with our homebuyers, our employees, our trade partners, and the community around us. This year for Valentine’s Day we’d like to share some of the stories that inspire us to continue spreading that message of relationship building. So continue reading for a few anecdotes from employees about their favorite moments and why they love working at Dorn Homes, and some thoughtful comments from homebuyers that got butterflies when they saw their brand new homes.

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Topics: Insider, New Homes, Community

Starting 2020 with a Look back at 2019

Posted by Dornhomes on Jan 14, 2020 7:40:08 AM

Where does the time go? At Dorn Homes (just like everywhere else) we’re saying goodbye to 2019 and hello to a whole new decade. The new year is a time for planning ahead, making resolutions, and self-improvement. But it’s also a time for retrospection. A time to appreciate the year we’ve had and remember the moments that made it so special. With the holiday hustle and bustle behind us, we’d like to take a moment and look back at all the exciting changes we’ve experienced, the new communities we’ve built, friends we’ve made, and a few fun facts and figures that we hope will make you smile.

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Topics: Insider, New Homes, Community

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

Imagining Life at The Vistas

Posted by Dornhomes on Apr 3, 2019 9:35:46 AM

Welcome to The Vistas, Dorn Homes’ newest community in Prescott, Arizona. Part of The Dells master-planned community, The Vistas is an upscale neighborhood that features spacious lots, elegantly designed homes, and exceptional amenities. Nestled among Prescott’s famed Granite Dells, living at The Vistas offers some of the finest panoramic views that northern Arizona has to offer. Residents of The Vistas will find a lifestyle immersed in the natural wonder of the area and features to benefit the mind, body, and spirit. As you continue reading, take a moment and imagine what your life would look like in The Vistas.

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Topics: Prescott, Healthy Homes, New Homes, Neighborhoods, 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

Wickenburg Ranch: An Oasis in the Desert

Posted by Dornhomes on Mar 11, 2019 1:45:06 PM

About an hour northwest of Phoenix you’ll find a desert oasis that fulfills the promises of luxury living in the Modern West. This secluded community offers high-end homes with only the finest resort-style amenities. At Wickenburg Ranch, you’ll find a community designed with your lifestyle in mind. From championship golf and fine dining to hiking, spa treatments, and stargazing, you’ll find everything you need to live life to the fullest at the Wickenburg Ranch Golf and Social Club. Wickenburg Ranch is a Trilogy Resort Community designed for luxurious living and endless adventure.

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Topics: Insider, Healthy Homes, New Homes, Neighborhoods, Community, Tips & Tricks, 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

Introducing Dorn Homes at Talking Rock Ranch

Posted by Dornhomes on Aug 8, 2018 7:38:48 AM

In the high chaparral, just minutes northwest of downtown Prescott, you’ll find a thriving community that offers you the best of southwest living. Dorn Homes at Talking Rock Ranch offers luxury living and the privacy of your own personal retreat. With home sites nestled alongside the Jay Morrish Championship golf course nearby, you can enjoy a resort lifestyle starting in the mid $400s.

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Topics: Prescott, New Homes, Neighborhoods

Introducing Saddlewood at Deep Well Ranch

Posted by Dornhomes on Jun 19, 2018 11:20:16 AM

With the launch of Saddlewood at Deep Well Ranch, Dorn Homes is pleased to invite homebuyers to become part of the Quad Cities’ newest and most exciting community. Saddlewood at Deep Well Ranch is centrally located, just north of Highway 89A, and offers convenient access to both Prescott and Prescott Valley via Pioneer Parkway. These new homes are built with the same exclusive building science and Organic Home promise as any other Dorn Home and start affordably in the mid $200s. This means that you can enjoy the quality of life that living in a Dorn Home brings without breaking the bank.

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Topics: New Homes

Life in Astoria

Posted by Dornhomes on May 24, 2018 10:07:50 AM

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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Topics: Prescott, New Homes, Neighborhoods, Community

Breathe Easy: Improving Indoor Air Quality

Posted by Dornhomes on Apr 13, 2017 11:00:00 PM

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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Topics: Healthy Homes, New Homes

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