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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

New Home Construction Continues

Posted by Dornhomes on Apr 13, 2020 8:54:02 AM

Sit back and relax knowing Dorn Homes is continuing the construction of your new home.

During these times of physical distancing, our team is committed to being socially connected to you. Your dedicated team at Dorn Homes will keep you updated every week by phone, email, text, or video conference. Our goal is to safely keep you updated on the progress of your beautiful new home.

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Topics: Insider, Community

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

Arizona’s Christmas City

Posted by Dornhomes on Dec 5, 2019 2:44:14 PM

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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Topics: Insider, Prescott, Prescott Valley, Community, Wickenburg

Healthy Food for a Healthy Home

Posted by Dornhomes on Dec 2, 2019 8:00:00 AM

With the end of the year rapidly approaching many of us will be entertaining friends and family around the holidays. Traditionally, that means large elaborate meals, days spent in the kitchen making cookies and baked goods, and sharing our favorite foods with our favorite people. Dorn Homes’ Organic HomeTM Plus is a commitment to build a healthy home with materials that help ensure our homeowners aren’t exposed to dangerous chemicals or volatile organic compounds and our Building Science helps reduce your carbon footprint while we do it. You’ve already gone organic with your home, perhaps it’s time to do the same thing with your food. Eating locally-sourced, organic foods is rapidly gaining popularity amongst innovative high-end restaurants, but you can achieve the same results in your own kitchen if you know where to shop.

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Topics: Insider, Prescott, Prescott Valley, Healthy Homes, Tips & Tricks

Thanksgiving Feasts in Prescott, AZ

Posted by Dornhomes on Nov 20, 2019 8:09:41 AM

The holiday season is typically lauded as an opportunity to celebrate friends and family and share a moment with the most important people in our lives. Thanksgiving, especially, is a time for communal celebration. Sometimes though, the hustle and bustle of life can interrupt that. Perhaps you’ve recently moved to a new community here in Prescott and those closest to you are also the furthest away. Or maybe you’d love to host a Thanksgiving dinner but don’t have the time or energy to entertain guests and spend hours in the kitchen basting turkey, mashing potatoes, and baking fresh pumpkin pies. Fortunately, if you’d like to enjoy classic holiday fare without the prep work or clean up, you have a number of options here in Prescott. Whether you’re looking for plated holiday dinners, a buffet with a twist on the classics, or a fully prepared Thanksgiving dinner to serve in your new kitchen, we can help you find it.

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Topics: Insider, Prescott, Community

Exploring Wickenburg, Arizona

Posted by Dornhomes on Oct 14, 2019 6:58:23 AM

If you’re considering building a brand new home in Wickenburg Ranch you’ve probably read about the wonderful amenities featured in the community in our previous post. From the Big Wick and Li’l Wick golf courses to the socializing and stargazing, we’ve shared a number of our favorite community amenities. What we haven’t done, however, is share everything you need to know about the town of Wickenburg itself. So if Wickenburg is on your list of living destinations, continue reading to learn more about this authentic taste of the Wild West.

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Topics: Insider, Community, Wickenburg

Fall Festivities in Arizona

Posted by Dornhomes on Oct 2, 2019 9:51:09 AM

No matter where you are in Arizona, the arrival of fall brings something to celebrate. If you’re in the southern or central part of the state, it brings relief from the summer heat. Further north, you’ll experience cool evenings and breathtaking fall foliage. Wherever you are, fall is a great opportunity to enjoy the community around you, whether you’re looking for special events or just an opportunity to get out and about, there’s no better time of year. As part of our ongoing efforts to share some of our favorite activities with community members, new and old alike, here are 6 fun ways to celebrate fall here in Arizona.

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Topics: Insider, Prescott, Prescott Valley, 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

Exploring Dorn Homes’ Tools for Buyers

Posted by Dornhomes on Sep 11, 2019 11:51:28 AM

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, or even sell your old one.

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Topics: Insider, Tips & Tricks

Prescott Events to Send Summer out with a Bang

Posted by Dornhomes on Aug 13, 2019 7:54:22 AM

With the end of summer rapidly approaching it’s important to take advantage of the bright sunshine and warm summer evenings while they’re still here. Some classic activities never go out of style, like picnicking in area parks, fishing the local lakes, or just taking the dog for a walk on the miles of hiking trails that Prescott offers. If you prefer to stay in the shade, it’s tough to beat an evening spent on the Historic Courthouse Square, exploring shops, and enjoying the unbeatable local restaurants. These are tried and true favorites of many Prescott residents and are likely something you’ve enjoyed before. So as part of our ongoing efforts to share other community favorites with our homeowners, we’d like to offer some summer events that will help you end the season in a new and unique way.

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Topics: Insider, Prescott, Prescott Valley, Community

A Look Back at Prescott’s Past

Posted by Dornhomes on Jul 10, 2019 7:44:13 AM

When pressed for information about the rich history of Prescott, Arizona, most residents could probably tell you that the town served as the Capital of the Arizona Territory. They’d also tell you that Prescott hosts the World’s Oldest Rodeo, which has been an annual event every 4th of July weekend since 1888. What they may not know, however, is that the name “Prescott” wasn’t even one of the original proposals when naming the city. Let’s take a few minutes to explore some of the storied history of Prescott.

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Topics: Insider, Prescott, Community

Celebrating America’s Independence with the World’s Oldest Rodeo

Posted by Dornhomes on Jun 27, 2019 10:17:30 AM

Independence Day, and the weekend that follows it, is a great time to celebrate the arrival of summer in Northern Arizona. The cooler weather typically brings visitors from all over the state, especially from our sweltering neighbors down south. It’s an opportunity to reconnect with friends and family with a cold drink and an afternoon grilling burgers and dogs (or firing up the smoker for ribs and chicken if you’re so inclined). But the celebration doesn’t have to end in your own backyard; Northern Arizona offers a bevy of activities to enjoy and entertainment options for visitors. So whether you’re a long-time resident looking for something new, or are hoping to find a way to entertain out-of-towners, join us in exploring some of the great events happening up north.

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Topics: Insider, Prescott, Prescott Valley, Community

Prescott Does Mother’s Day

Posted by Dornhomes on May 6, 2019 11:26:25 AM

At Dorn Homes we like to think of ourselves as a family, a big and growing family, but family nonetheless. Families support one another, trust one another, and are there in times of need. That’s something to be celebrated. And what better way to celebrate family than by spending time with the people we love doing the things we love? So we’ve put together an itinerary of things to do on this upcoming Mother’s Day to show the moms out there just how much you care.

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Topics: Insider, Prescott, Prescott Valley, Community

Prescott’s Best Day-Trips

Posted by Dornhomes on Apr 24, 2019 9:24:56 AM

One of the best parts about living in Prescott or the Verde Valley is being able to enjoy the charm of life in a small town without sacrificing the convenience of being close to a big city. But when you’re living in northern Arizona it’s not just the shopping and entertainment options of Phoenix that are nearby, there are plenty of day-trips to make throughout the region. Whether you’re looking for a quick jaunt for a local vineyard tour or a weekend near one of the Wonders of the Natural World, there’s a lot of fun to be had up here.

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Topics: Insider, Prescott, Tips & Tricks

Dining Out with Dorn Homes

Posted by Dornhomes on Apr 10, 2019 1:45:02 PM

As the largest homebuilder in Northern Arizona, the Dorn Homes family has spent time all over the state. Whether it’s exploring new communities to develop, meeting with homeowners or trade partners, or just another day in the office, any day is a good day for a lunch out on the town. With so many of our homeowners coming from out of town or even out of state we decided to ask some of our employees to share their favorite places to eat.

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Topics: Insider, Community, Cottonwood, Verde Valley, Sedona

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