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5 Reasons to Build in Beachwood Vista

As you begin your search for a new home, you may be overwhelmed by all the options available. From different cities and neighborhoods to various types of homes, it can be challenging to find the right place for you and your family. If you're looking for a community that offers the best of both worlds - peaceful suburban living with easy access to b […]

Benefits of Buying a New Home vs. Used Home

When it comes to buying a new home, one of the first decisions you'll have to make is whether to buy a new construction or opt for a pre-owned home. Each option has its own set of benefits and drawbacks, but today we're going to focus on the advantages of choosing a new home built by one of the best builders in Howard County. Built Better For Gene […]

Tips on How to Maintain Your Dorsey Home

Owning a home is a dream come true for many, and if you've chosen a Dorsey Family Home, you've already made a fantastic decision! But being a homeowner also comes with responsibilities, like maintenance. Here are some tips on maintaining your home through each season. Spring Maintenance Checklist Spring is the perfect season to tackle those essen […]

5 Ways to Decorate Your Kitchen

Whether you're a master chef or just learning to cook, having a beautiful and functional kitchen can make meal prep so much easier. But it's not just about functionality... Your kitchen should also be a space that looks as appealing as the meals you create! At Dorsey Family Homes, we've been crafting homes of superior quality for over 40 years, an […]

Things to Do in Ellicott City September 2023

Ah, the September struggle — where the warm embrace of flip-flops clashes with the irresistible allure of pumpkin spice. As summer breezes give way to autumn hues, Ellicott City stands as the perfect backdrop for the transition.  Whether you're already nestled in one of Dorsey Family Homes' custom builds or considering a move to this vibrant town, […]

The Chamberlain III Floor Plan: Flexible Designs for Modern Living

A home isn't just a place to hang your hat; it's where you raise children, entertain friends, and make memories that will last for generations. So as you consider floor plans, envision the special moments that will become a part of your family's home and how they will fit into the space.  If you want a modern design, boundless flexibility, and sto […]

Featured Ellicott City Community: Beachwood Vista

Are you looking for a luxurious home in one of the most coveted parts of Maryland? Welcome to Beechwood Vista, located right in Howard County — the perfect site for your dream luxury residence!  Boasting a stunning natural landscape, convenient access to big cities, and an array of outdoor activities to explore nearby, this neighborhood has s […]

Finding the Ideal Dorsey Floor Plan for Your Lifestyle

Choosing a home is like choosing a life partner. It's a long-term commitment that should complement your lifestyle, not complicate it.  At Dorsey Family Homes, we understand this. And that's why we offer a variety of floor plans designed to cater to different lifestyles.  In this blog, we'll explore three of our most popular floor plans - The Cha […]

Benefits of Living in Maryland

What are the benefits of moving to Maryland? Well, whether it’s for work, school or a fresh start, Maryland can offer a great quality of living with several benefits. Here are some key advantages to moving to this state!  Consistent economic growth Maryland has transformed into a thriving state with a strong economy, diverse industries, and a rich […]

Pros and Cons of Homeowner Associations

If you’ve been searching for a new home you may have come across the term HOA (homeowners association) quite a few times. What is an HOA? What are the benefits? And why does it cost? Deciding whether you want to be a part of a community with an HOA is an important decision when searching for your new home. We put together a list of the pros and con […]

Tips on Relocating to a New Neighborhood

Moving to a new neighborhood can be both exciting and daunting. You may be looking forward to the fresh start, but there are also many things to consider before you make the big move.  When it comes to relocating, it is important to consider your budget and lifestyle. Here are some key things you should do if you’re relocating.  Research your new l […]

New Featured Community: Worthington Reserves

Dorsey Family Homes is excited to announce our newest community, Worthington Reserves. This community is now selling with just 3 lots available! These spacious lots located right off Doncaster Drive in Ellicott City, MD are perfect for families looking to settle down.  Why Ellicott City? This historic town is located in Howard County, Maryland. Ell […]

Tips for Gardening in the Spring

Gardening is a rewarding hobby that can provide you with fresh produce, beautiful flowers, and a sense of fulfillment. If you’re new to gardening it can seem overwhelming but don’t worry, you can grow a thriving garden. Here are some tips and tricks for getting started: Start small: No need to rush. Start with a small plot or container garden and g […]

Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Kitchen

Deep cleaning hardwood floors Floors take pretty bad wear and tear, with constant foot traffic, spills, and scratches. Taking steps to protect your floor ahead of time definitely helps ease the stress when it comes to having to deep clean. By doing these daily small cleaning tasks you save yourself from long term dirt, dust, and dander build up.  I […]

Family Spring Break Ideas in Maryland

February is quickly coming to an end and spring time is finally on its way! And with spring comes spring break, the perfect break to get you rested and energized to begin the spring season. Some families take spring break as an opportunity to get out and adventure and while many use spring break to relax and spend quality time right at home. The ki […]

Where to see Christmas Lights near Howard County

Dorsey Homes loves the holidays and we want you and your family to enjoy them as much as we do. Here’s a few places to have family time and see spectacular Christmas lights in Maryland!  Merriweather Symphony of Lights From November 24th-January 1st friends and family can enjoy the ​​Howard County holiday tradition, Merriweather Symphony of Lights. […]

New Community: Ilchester Crossing

Live in your dream home at Ilchester Crossing! A new Dorsey Homes community in the historical Ellicott City. These single family homes are designed just for your family on generous lots with amazing scenic views. One of these beautiful homes could be yours! Take a look at our spacious floor plan options. The Calvert: 4 Bedrooms 2 ½ Bathrooms 2,762 […]

Fun things to do in Howard County this Fall

Host a Football Party Nothing brings people together like food and football. The 2022-2023 NFL season is in full throttle and available on multiple streaming services. The football game is sure to keep people entertained but for those who may not be into football there’s plenty of party games to play!  What’s a party without food! Enjoy the game wi […]

5 Ways to Tap into the Autumn Aesthetic

Pumpkins and Wreaths What’s the fall season without pumpkins! Pumpkins make great Halloween decorations, they come in all shapes, sizes and colors. They’re also perfect for families to carve and even turn into a yummy pumpkin pie.  Wreaths are a classic for pretty much any season and holiday. Making fall themed wreaths can also make for a fun arts […]

Shows to look for Fall 2022

What’s better than cozying up and binge watching your favorite tv show? There’s a lot to look forward to this fall, here are a few of the most popular shows coming this fall 2022.  Abbott Elementary Abbott Elementary, starring Quinta Brunson, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Tyler Williams and Janelle James is a new ‘mockumentary’ sitcom television series that h […]