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Make this Valentine’s Day Memorable in Northern Arizona

Tuesday February 5, 2019
Whether this Valentine’s Day is your first with a new special someone or your 50th with your spouse or partner, there’s no shortage of fun experiences and delectable restaurants to explore together. With restaurant specials and special events across Northern Arizona you have practically endless options to enjoy. To help the couples in our communities plan their perfect Valentine’s Day, we’ve decided to highlight some of our favorites here.

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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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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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Introducing Dorn Homes at Talking Rock Ranch

Wednesday August 8, 2018
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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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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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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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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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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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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