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How We Can Help You Find Your New Home

At Dorsey Family Homes, we have put resources in place to make buying your dream home in Howard County as easy as possible under the new guidelines put forth by our Governor. We understand that buying a home virtually is a new experience for most. However, we are here to help you every step of the way so ask us questions and we’ll work with you to […]

Supporting Local Restaurants

During this stressful time of uncertainty, it can be hard to be positive. In Ellicott City, the community is still thriving and helping each other out. We’re so lucky to be in Howard County because even though we are on lockdown, we can still support each other from afar. Together we are #ECStrong and to prove it, local restaurants are still open! […]

Be Proactive and Spring Clean

Instead of watching Netflix for hours on end this spring, you can clean! We know it’s hard to get active during this time of uncertainty, so we’re challenging you to get off your couch and clean. Cleaning helps improve focus, is a good distraction, and takes your mind off the news. With Covid-19 being the source of anxiety, take that energy and use […]

Top Kitchen Organization Hacks

If you are like some of us, it might be time to start spring cleaning a little early. It can be easy for the kitchen to be messy with kids, pets, friends, and so much more. Take some time to reorganize your kitchen to start spring off with a clean slate. Use some of the hacks to get your space organized. Lazy Susan We all know about the ones that […]

Upcoming Ellicott City Events

Take some time this late winter and early spring to go to some local events. Near our Rockburn Meadows community, Historic Ellicott City has plenty of events to get through this winter chill. From paint night to haunted teas, Ellicott City has fun for everyone. Check out our top events to go this February and March.   Stoop Talk Open Mic Night Thi […]

How to Make Your Home Cozy for the Winter

Winter is in full swing and we want to just stay inside. Are you looking around the house and thinking how can you make your home cozy? We have a list of simple things to do in your home to make it more homey and warm. You don’t want to come home after a long day of work and not feel relaxed. Follow these tips to make your home a dream escape for t […]

Top 10 Ways to Get Out of the Winter Slumps

The holidays are over, days are shorter, and it’s getting colder. All we want to do is stay indoors with some hot tea and never get up. However, it’s the new year and we want to start it off right. It’s time to get up and get out of the winter slumps. Here are some ways to get moving and shaking off those winter blues. Go walking We know, we know, […]

Activities and Crafts to do with your Family over the Holidays

Holiday break for your kids is one of the best times to spend time with family. Instead of watching them play video games all day, do activities together for great family bonding. You’ll keep them entertained and having fun. Check out our top activities and crafts to do with your family over the holidays. Bake a pie! You’ll definitely get your fam […]

Holiday Events in Ellicott City

Need somewhere to go with the family to get into the Christmas Spirit? Historic Ellicott City is covered in glimmering lights and ready for the Christmas season. Main Street is full of wreaths, holiday cheer, and bustling stores this winter. Check out these upcoming events in December. 2nd Annual Cookie Crawl When: December 11, 2019 at 5:30-8pm Th […]

Thanksgiving Hacks

Thanksgiving is almost here. We know that, for some, Thanksgiving can be very stressful. With family coming in, hours and hours of cooking and decorating your house can take a lot of time and take the joy out of the holiday. We’re showing you our Thanksgiving hacks so you can spend quality time with your family and forget the hassle of being a host […]

7 Best Restaurants To Bring Your Family To

Thanksgiving is almost here. It’s time for family to come together and spend time with one another. What better way to reconnect with family than getting some delicious food? Gather your family on a friday night and treat them to a local delight. We’re counting down our top 7 restaurants to bring your family to this holiday season. Manor Hill Taver […]

Best Fall Weeknight Dinners

It’s time to get cozy and eat some comfort food. With the weather getting cooler and days getting shorter, we are starting to crave some much needed carbs. We’re breaking down our top dishes to make in your Dorsey home. From grilled cheese to pasta, you’ll never be short of anything tasty from this list. Grilled Cheese with Apple and Bacon Take yo […]

Top Coffee Shops in the Area for #CoffeeMonth

It’s #InternationalCoffeeMonth! Why should you celebrate? By buying fair trade coffee, you are helping give coffee farmers the income they deserve. Want to give even more? Take the pledge here for supporting coffee farmers. Ellicott City and Columbia have a ton of great coffee shops with a variety of food and different selections of coffee. Now tha […]

Explore Haunted Ellicott City this Halloween

Cooler weather, falling leaves, pumpkin spice everything…you know what that means? Halloween is almost here! Get your walking boots out and tour one of the most well known historic towns in Maryland this chilly season. Ellicott City is the place to be. Bring your family, get some local food, and get spooked in Haunted Ellicott City! YE Haunted Hist […]

Getting Your Dorsey Family Home Ready for Football Sunday

Crisp air, pumpkin spice lattes, scarves, you know what that means? FOOTBALL SEASON! What better way to welcome the new Ravens football team members than to throw a football party in their honor. Sounds overwhelming? With local restaurants and brews, you’ll be able to throw the best football party for your friends. If you are live in Rockburn Estat […]

Our Top Tips to Meet Your New Neighbors

You bought your new Dorsey home but you still haven’t met your neighbors? We know that it can be a little stressful to meet them; will you make a good first impression? Will they like you? Will you like them? Meeting your new neighbors can feel overwhelming so we’re listing our tips and tricks to break the ice so you don’t have to worry when you bu […]

Back to School Life Hacks

It’s that time of year! We’re breaking down our life-hacks to get you and your kids back to school ready!   Lunch Planners Agreeing on what your kids want for lunch can be a handful. Start talking about what they want for their lunches and come up with a menu. We love this lunch planner for the school year. They help keep you organized and let your […]

Countdown to End of Summer: Howard County Quick Trips

Summer is almost over! Need some quick trips before the summer ends? Here are our top 4 attractions to go to in Howard County.   Patapsco Valley State Park  Perfect for a weekend getaway, this park is a local favorite. They are open from 9am to sunset. It’s a perfect place to bring the family and enjoy the outdoors while it’s still warm. What to d […]

Buying a Home New vs. Real Estate

Is used always better? With cars and clothes, it can save you money, but what about with a home? Thinking about whether to buy a home new or to buy resale can be daunting. We are listing the advantages of both.  What are the advantages of resale? Older homes tend to be less expensive than new houses. It could already be in a great established neigh […]

Fireworks Displays in Howard County

America’s birthday is best celebrated with red, white and boom! While personal fireworks aren’t allowed in Howard County, there are plenty of professional displays to enjoy nearby. If you’re looking for a spectacular July 4th fireworks show, we’ve got you covered. Check out these events near your Dorsey Family Home! Howard County Annual 4th of July […]