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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 […]

Best Cleaning Practices For Hardwood Floors

It’s hard to beat the natural beauty of real hardwood flooring. That’s why Dorsey Family Homes comes with hardwood as a standard upgrade option. But let’s not tip-toe around the issue—the elegance of hardwood can dull quickly with regular wear and tear from your feet. Scuffs from high heels, dirt tracked in on the kid’s shoes, and fur-covered claw […]

Memorial Day Weekend Happenings Around Howard County

Memorial Day is the unofficial kick-off of the summer season. Check out these events happening Memorial Day weekend near your Dorsey home to start the season off right!  From a flag making workshop to strawberry picking, make your way to one of these events and make the most of your three day Memorial Day weekend in Howard County! Flag Workshop Th […]

Homeownership: Year One

You’ve finally settled into your Dorsey Family Home! Congratulations!  The boxes are all unpacked and the last of your household appliances has been delivered and installed. Welcome to homeownership! Owning a home is one of the greatest accomplishments a person can reach and comes with immense pleasure and pride. But owning a home is a huge respons […]

Podcast To Listen to During Your Commute to Baltimore or Washington D.C.

One of the many perks homeowners take advantage of when living in one of Dorsey Family Homes communities across Howard County, is the easy access commuters have to well-known routes that lead to the bustling metropolitan areas of Baltimore and Washington D.C.  For instance, the nearly sold out Rockburn Estates community, in the sought after locatio […]

Spring Events Around Howard County

The days are starting to warm up as spring begins to settle across our communities in Howard County! From fun fishing events at Centennial Lake to the Annual Spring Fest in Old Ellicott City, usher in the new season at these new and popular Howard County events near your Dorsey Home. Nite Bite Fishing On your walks around Howard County’s award-winn […]

What the Base Price of a Floorplan Really Means

When shopping for a home, one of the most important things that should be at the forefront of every buyer’s mind is their budget! It’s important to understand what you can and can’t afford before your new construction home journey begins. A common misconception new home shoppers face is believing the base price shown with the floorplan seen on the […]

Date Night Ideas Near Ellicott City

Brush off this winter season and enjoy a fun date night near your Dorsey Family Home in and around Ellicott City! Perfect for couples settling into their new construction homes in our Rockburn Estates and Pine Acres communities, these fun and unique date night ideas around Ellicott City are sure to be the highlight of your week! An Afternoon At Th […]

Home Buying Myths Debunked

Do I need twenty percent down payment,? Should I wait until the market picks up? How many times should I get pre-approved? The down payment is the only upfront cost I have to worry about, right? We’re diving into and debunking some of the most common home buying myths for our potential Dorsey home buyers! Myth: It’s A Bad Time Be In The Housing M […]

Where To Watch The Super Bowl In Howard County

It’s down to the final two teams for this Sunday’s big game! We’re giving our Dorsey Family Homes residents the best spots in Howard County to watch the Super Bowl! No matter which team you’re rooting for, these local bars and pubs are sure to get you pumped for the this year’s championship game! Rockburn Estates 15 minutes away from our Rockburn […]

Starting The Home Buying Process

Whether you’re on the market for a new construction home or your researching the home buying process for when the time comes, kick-off your house hunting experience with these helpful tips for starting the home buying process. Start Saving Now Months before you even schedule your first home tour, prospective buyers should be readying their financ […]

New Year’s Eve In Your Dorsey Home

Hosting the New Year’s Eve get together in your home this year? No need to stress, we’ve got you covered! From flashy decor that’ll rival Times Square to the perfect cocktails for toasting to the new year, we’re gearing our residents up to ring in 2019 in their Dorsey Family Homes. Let’s’ get this party started! Ball Dropping Decor What’s a New Yea […]

Winterize Your Dorsey Home

Winter has finally arrived across Maryland and our Dorsey Family Homes communities. From frigid temperatures to possible snowstorms, we’re giving our homeowners a few tips to help winterize their homes as the cold winter season begins. Blankets Galore This is the easiest and most inexpensive way to keep warm during the colder months. From plush he […]

Holiday Fun Near Your Dorsey Family Home

Howard County has an outstanding tradition of delivering the most spectacular holiday experiences throughout all of Maryland. From visits with Santa to the famed Symphony of Lights to an exploration of holidays around the world, make your way to one of these spirited holiday events near your Dorsey Family Home! Ellicott City Train Garden The Ellico […]

Giving Back in Howard County

The holidays bring out the giving spirit in us all! With so much to be thankful for, let’s give back to those in need this holiday season. Donate a gift in kind, or volunteer your time to one of these Howard County Charities this year. Small Miracles Minutes away from our Rockburn community, the Small Miracles Cat and Dog Rescue is always looking […]

Fall Homeowner Tips and Tricks

Autumn has finally settled in Howard County! Windy days and rainy nights can have adverse effects on any home. Try these fall homeowner maintenance tips and tricks to get your home in tip top shape for the season. Deep Clean Your Kitchen – Your Dorsey kitchen is where you’ll be preparing those big holiday dinners. Start your fall cleaning with an i […]

Shelter Dogs Waiting For You In Howard County

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month! What better way to celebrate than adopting a dog from one of Howard County’s animal shelters. Not sure if now’s the best time to adopt  your new furry friend? No problem! We’re sure these adorable photo’s will help make up your mind. : ) Howard County Animal Control & Adoption Center Who could say no to thi […]

Fall Highlights in Howard County

We can smell the distinct flavors of everyone’s favorite autumn scents in the air. Fall has officially arrived in Howard County! From breathtaking fall foliage views to festive seasonal events, we’ve got the fall highlights in Howard County you won’t want to miss. Head to a Fall Festival Enjoy the spirit of the season at one or all of these fun, f […]