Dorn Homes – Creativity, Quality and Commitment


Discover why Dorn Homes remains to be the leading custom and luxury home builder in Arizona.

Dave Grounds, Dorn Homes President and CEO, believes that Dorn Homes rises above other AZ new home builders because our homes “have a soul.” We construct new homes in Tucson, Prescott, Tubac, Green Valley and other parts of South Arizona with their future owners in mind. Yes, that means YOU.

I love people and I love creating things. It (home building) is a great mixcture where we get to serve people and we get to create branad new Arizona homes. – Dave Grounds, Dorn Homes President and CEO.

As a luxury home builder in Arizona, we want customers like you to be truly involved in making their dream home. The design layouts and fixtures in new construction homes in Tucson, new homes in South Arizona and other prime locations are easy to customize to fit your needs and budget. We want the construction process to be a pleasurable experience for you. The Dorn Homes customer service is unmatched by other home builders in Tucson. You can reach us anytime as we make sure that our communication lines are always open. You can even monitor the progress of your home construction through our website.

Our business is more than just about constructing properties. Dorn Homes is also about establishing a strong builder-customer relationship and together we can build your dream home.

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Where to Buy a Home for Retirement: Tucson in Arizona


With housing prices going down, this seems to be the perfect timing for the American to make decisions on buying his retirement house. MSN Realestate reports that:

The historic real-estate crash has created all sorts of opportunities for Americans looking to buy retirement opportunities. Home prices in 20 major metropolitan areas have declined roughly 28% from their 2006 peaks.

And given that real-estate values in many traditional retirement spots — like Florida and Arizona — have fallen even harder than the national average, Americans who are ready to retire are in a particularly favorable position.

New Homes in Tucson, Arizona comes up to be one of the Top 10 Best Homes to Buy for Retirement.

With 350 days of sunshine a year, Tucson residents don’t have any excuses for staying indoors. Retirees can hike through the five surrounding mountain ranges, explore a nearby cave, visit a Native American archaeological dig or check out the Center for Creative Photography. The median home price in Tucson declined 14%, to $150,000, from the second quarter of 2009 to the same period of 2010.

Being a major city in the Arizona Sun Corridor, Tucson is an ideal place for new homes to be built especially for people who like Southern living but in a populous metropolitan area. The number of homes in Tucson is continuously growing because of the many activities this city offers.

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Tucson is Best Place to Live a Simple Life


Mayor Bob Walkup, the self-proclaimed “mayor of paradise,” says he wasn’t surprised to hear his city topped the list.

“I believe that Tucson has the highest quality of life of any city in the country,” he says. Tucson’s temperate climate and low crime rate make it an ideal place to live, he says.

“It — no kidding — has an abundance of sunshine year round.”

The U.S. Census Bureau notes that the 541,000 population of Tucson, its city resources, and other factors, make Tucson a live-able place to settle in for a more peaceful and simple life.

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The AARP Magazine came up with a 25-numbered list of cities all over the United States and took into consideration that every region is well-represented.

Given the down-shift in the economy run, the editors of the magazine wanted to give readers a choice in selecting the best places to live in considering the value of low-cost living, plus the opportunities of recreation and what it can offer to raise a stable family life.

“We decided we wanted to focus on places you could live simply, says AARP’s manager of magazine editorial projects Gabrielle deGroot Redford.

Redford says demographers and editors looked for places that are affordable and still have relatively low rates of unemployment. She added that factors such as the ability to walk and bike to work and the availability of “outdoor amenities” such as farmers markets and hiking trails also gave cities extra points.

And to make sure life is really simple, the team looked at the stress index of the cities, a measure used by demographers, which combines “rates of suicide and crime and divorce and depression and other factors that play into how stressed people feel living there,” she says.

Another plus: if the city is close to a college or university.

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“We looked for places with great education, in particular, colleges because colleges tend to offer classes for adults and a lot of amenities,” such as lectures and sporting events, Redford says.

That Tucson is home to the University of Arizona helped boost it to the top.

“It’s quite an affordable city in part, but it also has a lot going on about it,” she says. “There are a lot of ways to enjoy living there.”

She adds that residents rave about the city’s multicultural feel. “They just feel like it’s one of those great melting pots.”

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