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Best New Home Features for Pets

Outdoor Dog Areas For our furry friends that love the outdoors, an outdoor dog area might be a great addition to your new Dorsey Home. First you’ll want to pick out a good space in your yard to fence off for your pet. A comfy corner or somewhere with shade is ideal. Next, get an outdoor kennel or outdoor home. You’ll want to place your pet’s favor […]

Tips on a “Stress-Free” Moving Day

Congratulations! You’ve just moved into your Dorsey Home. This is an exciting new start for your family and now that you’re a part of our family we want to make sure your move in day is as stress free as possible. Here are a few tips to make moving easier!  1. Walkthrough  We know you’ve done plenty of walkthroughs and planning. One more won’t hurt […]

Where to Watch Fireworks in Howard County 2022

The 4th of July is just a few weeks away! Fire up those grills and get plenty of ice for those drinks. In addition to those fun backyard BBQs we can all agree fireworks are the most anticipated part of the holiday. If you’re in Howard County you’re in luck! Howard County and the Columbia Association are partnering to co host the annual 4th of July […]

Summer Activities in Howard County

Summer is here officially and school is out! Check out these 5 fun summer activities in and around Howard County. 1. Alpha Ridge Park This 62 acre park is home to tennis courts, hockey rinks, multipurpose fields and parks. This is a great place for a family picnic and for some friendly competition in kickball, baseball or any game really. The park […]

Introducing: Beechwood Vista

Ellicott city is home for many of us, and can be home for you too with the opening of our newest community Beechwood Vista!Beechwood VistaBeechwood Vista is located at Montgomery Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043. These brand new beautiful single family homes offer public utilities and wonderful views starting from the low 900’s! About Ellicott CityEllic […]

Gear for Spring Camping at Maryland’s Best Camping Spots

Maryland is home to some of the most beautiful state parks, trails and caverns. Now that the weather is warming it’s time to get outdoors. One thing that’s fun for families, friends and even co-workers is camping! Camping is great for team building, connecting with nature, and learning new skills. If you’re interested in camping or planning a campi […]

2022 Kitchen Organization Hacks

We all know over time rooms get cluttered which can make spaces feel “smaller.” Organizing and cleaning out your spaces can give your home a brand new look. Here are some of our favorite 2022 kitchen hacks to get your space organized. Food Containers Yes, reusable food storage containers! These aren’t for you to put on your table, but in your cabi […]

Find the Floor Plan for you at Dalton Springs

Is your family still growing? Do you work from home? Do you want an in-law suite? These are a few questions you should ask yourself when choosing your Dorsey floor plan in Dalton Springs. Here are a few facts to help you choose the right plan for you! The Calvert 4 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms | 2,762 Sq. Ft. The Calvert is a great plan for those who […]

Top 5 Kitchen Trends of 2022

Home is your happy place and your kitchen is the heart of your home. It’s fair to say over time your kitchen can get cluttered and even a little outdated. If you’re looking for some ideas and inspiration on how you can keep your kitchen up to date check out these top 5 kitchen trends of 2022. 1. Gray Tones You may think gray is a dreary non-exciti […]

5 Favorite Winter Activities in Columbia

Not many people enjoy cold weather, however it’s safe to say most people enjoy the winter season. With all of the holidays, snuggling weather, comfort foods and sometimes even snow you can’t help but to appreciate the winter. Let’s talk about our 5 favorite activities to enjoy in the winter!  Movie Theaters Catch a movie at the AMC Columbia 14, The […]

Benefits of Living at Dalton Springs in Columbia, MD

Our newest community Dalton Springs is now selling new single family homes in Columbia, MD. With prices starting in the $800s, this community is great for families looking to settle into their long-term dream home. Why Columbia, MD?  Columbia, MD is a prominent community of the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area. Filled with hundreds of shops, […]

5 Things to Keep in Mind When Buying Your New Home

So many emotions come with buying your new home; excitement, anxiety, confusion, relief are all emotions you’re very likely to experience in the process. But do not worry, we’ve simplified things for you so you’ll feel a little less worry and a little more relief. 1. Buy what you can afford Are you in debt? Is your job long term? Is your income ste […]

Signs to Know You’re Ready to Buy a Home

You can afford it  Save, Save, Save! The biggest indicator that you’re ready to buy is that you’ve saved up enough for a down payment. In addition to saving up, having a steady income is a must. Having a great credit score is ideal when buying; remember you want to shoot for the lowest rates possible.    The average down payment is about 6% however […]

Benefits of Buying a New Dorsey Home vs. Resale

Planning and designing your home may sound a little overwhelming but that’s not the case. It’s actually becoming more convenient to plan out your home designs and location from start to finish. The ability to customize your home exactly how you want releases the pressure of possibly having to compromise your wants when buying a used home. Here are […]

Tree Farms in Howard County

TLV Tree Farm The TLV Tree Farm is a 100 year old family-owned farm in Howard County. A farm that once sold dairy and vegetables now specializes in farmers markets, pumpkin patches and planting Christmas trees. Just over a 20 minute drive from our communities in Elkridge from 9am to 5pm you can shop for a variety of trees including: Douglas Fir, Wh […]

Ways to Decorate your Home for Halloween

Decorating for Halloween is always fun because there are really no rules. You don’t have to worry about sticking to a color scheme and being super meticulous, you can really just go with the flow and decorate however you want.  The Front Entrance  Pumpkin carving is a fun way to have arts and crafts that turn into great decorations; and the kids wi […]

Baughan Estates: The Calvert and Chamberlain III

Our Baughan Estates community is now selling beautiful new single family homes starting in the $800’s. This community is in the historic city of Elkridge,MD located in Howard County. These new 3.5 acre lots feature spacious customizable floor plans called The Calvert and Chamberlain. Our floor plan options and location are perfect for families look […]

Fall Events to Look For in or Near Ellicott City

Fall is officially here and so are the fall activities. We all know the weather is very unpredictable so we might have some warmer weather for the first part of fall which is good. Outdoor activities aren’t completely out of the question just yet. Here are a few activities to enjoy this fall if you live in Acra Acres / Gladys Woods, Rockburn Estate […]

5 Reasons to Love Fall in Your Dorsey Home

The heat is finally making an exit! The time to turn off the AC and bring out the blankets is finally coming. Many might be happy to see the heat go, no more sweaty afternoons and sunburns. Here are 5 ways to celebrate Fall in your Dorsey Home! Decorating for Fall  Fall colors are pretty easy to work with so you can incorporate them with ease in yo […]

Best Places in Howard County to Watch Ravens Games

Waiting all week for Sunday night? Get ready to enjoy watching the game with friends and family, or even by yourself. If you’re someone who likes to get out and socialize while watching games here are some great places to do that.  Howard County The Hideout will meet your sports viewing needs in Howard County. About a 30 minute drive from Baltimore […]