If you have never built a home before, this section of our website will be your ultimate guide for industry resources. Whether you’re a consumer looking for information on tax credits and green building, or a builder looking for information on builder associations, this is your one stop to get connected with the organizations that can answer all of your questions. As a consumer it’s vital to educate yourself, as a builder it’s important to stay involved so be sure to check-in often to look for updates and new information. Stay involved, stay informed, and we’ll help you find the information that you require.
Click on any of the links below to direct you to the correct area of the page.
Funding opportunities and incentives:
- The Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) provides a comprehensive database of state, federal, and utility incentives, rebates, and tax credits for using materials and practices that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. The information is searchable by a number of variables, including state, technology, type of incentive, and more.
- The ENERGY STAR program includes among its many resources a listing of tax credits for consumers and homeowners, home builders, and manufacturers.
- The Green Building section of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) website features a directory of green building funding sources targeted for several audiences including consumers, and industry sectors.
- Be sure to consult your Local Program website; your local home building association may maintain local contacts and a directory of applicable incentive opportunities.
Financing and Loans
- The Federal Citizen Information Center offers a Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) Home Owner Guide, which details the benefits and opportunities of this type of financing.
- The Department of Housing and Urban Development also contains information about EEMs, and provides links to more information.
- The Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) offers frequently asked questions and additional resources on EEMs.
The ENERGY STAR website explains the three types of EEMs.
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“Every man owes part of his time and money to the business or industry to which he engages. No man has a moral right to withhold his support from an organization that is striving to improve conditions within his sphere.” — Theodore Roosevelt
Known as “the voice of the housing industry,” NAHB represents more than 235,000 members involved in all aspects of home building and remodeling. Visit NAHB.org and in the Join NAHB section, you’ll find out how to join, about the different membership types, and learn the benefits of joining. Why should you join? Because standing together, our members are a powerful force for keeping housing a national priority. To become a member of NAHB, you must join the local home builders association serving your area. When you join locally, you automatically receive membership at the state (where state associations exist) and national level. That means you get three memberships for the price of one! Contact your local association now to get started. Joining NAHB could be your best decision of the year!
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Residential Modular Construction in the Northeast and Southeast Builder
Purchasing a new modular home is very similar to purchasing any type of new home. Step one is selecting the right builder. Most modular home manufacturers depend on a network of reputable builders to work directly with interested homebuyers for the length of the construction process. Signature works with a network of custom modular home builders in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and surrounding states. We will help guide you and your builder through the residential construction process from start to finish.
Custom Modular Home Builders on the East Coast
Once you choose a builder, they will assist you in determining the “look” and “feel” of your home. They will help with floor plan selection or assist with custom designing a factory built home that meets your needs and lifestyle. You will have the opportunity to select from an array of custom upgrades and options to truly personalize your new home.
After plan and specification approval, your new modular home will be constructed in a climate-controlled manufacturing facility. Each phase of the house construction process will be closely monitored to meet high quality control standards and your expectations.
The Modular House Construction Process
Many modular home manufacturers and new home builders encourage homebuyers to visit their manufacturing facility. Doing so will give you the opportunity to see first hand the quality craftsmanship and efficiency of residential modular construction. If the timing works out, you may even be able to watch your new home being built right in front of you!
Upon construction completion at the factory, a delivery and on-site finish schedule is established.
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