Rebuilding the North Bay
RapidBuildSM. New Construction. Stay Local.
Rebuilding your home after a natural disaster can be overwhelming, both emotionally and financially. Renew Now Homes is a California-based home builder led by a skilled and reputable team of seasoned building executives with over a century of combined experience in the construction and financing of high-quality, manufactured homes.
Working with top American home manufacturers and Land Home Financial, the leading national lender of manufactured homes, Renew Now Homes builds RapidBuildSM homes to help people and communities return to normal as quickly as possible after a natural disaster.
In the North Bay, over a period of 24 hours in early October 2017, more than 5,400 homes were burned to the ground. There were almost as many partial residence losses, over 3,000 vehicle losses and 600 commercial property losses, including farm and agricultural losses. This has had a profound impact on families, neighborhoods, jobs and businesses in the affected communities, as well as in the surrounding communities.
Within a month, Sonoma County had opened a comprehensive service center to offer information to homeowners and developers/contractors about rebuilding, permitting and resources. Santa Rosa has fast-tracked the permit and approval process and waived some of the rebuilding fees in the areas destroyed. Renew Now Homes is currently working with the City of Santa Rosa to further streamline the permitting and building process.
Our goal is to help restore normalcy as soon as possible to residents displaced by the North Bay fires, so that we can all enjoy the North Bay’s unique gifts: its pristine environment, fresh air, open space, family and dog-friendly parks, award-winning wineries, hiking, biking, kayaking/canoeing, and most of all, its marvelous sense of community.
RapidBuildSM homes are system-built, energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly, built to exact specifications in a highly-controlled construction environment. This results in a high-quality, energy-efficient home that is constructed far more quickly and cost-effectively than homes that are built on-site.
Factory construction has none of the constraints of inclement weather, inspection delays, or problems in availability of materials. Because factory construction conserves so much energy and minimizes waste, it is considered a form of “green” building.
Renew Now Homes offers RapidBuildSM homes as the superior solution for families and communities that are trying to get back on their feet quickly and cost-effectively following a natural disaster.
Renew Now Homes is a California-based home builder led by a skilled and reputable team of seasoned construction industry executives. With over a century of combined experience in home construction and financing of system-built homes, we help families to rebuild their lives quickly and cost-effectively after the devastating effects of a natural disaster.
Renew Now Homes works with top American home manufacturers to offer newly-constructed RapidBuildSM homes to help people rebuild their lives and communities as quickly as possible after natural disasters.
RapidBuildSM homes are system-built and customizable, which means they are built to your specifications in a controlled, construction environment. These high-quality homes are built far more quickly and to the same or better standards than site-built homes.
The result is a custom home that is energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly and far more cost-effective than homes built on-site.
Brad Waite is a licensed mortgage originator and a lifelong proponent of the manufactured housing industry. He has dedicated his life to establishing parity in manufactured home finance to that of traditional site-built financing. Brad is highly involved with the manufactured home and financing industry, serving on numerous boards and and is an active member of various local, state and national manufactured housing associations. He has received multiple awards over the years that have recognized his service and commitment to the industry.
Mark Westphal has an extensive background with over 27 years of experience in every cycle of the real estate market, including as a Real Estate Broker and Licensed Loan Officer. Mark is firmly committed to rebuilding communities: “I understand the importance of affordable housing. My goal for Renew Now Homes is to provide families with options for rebuilding their homes so they can stay in the community they love instead of selling their lots and starting over. I look forward to welcoming as many families as possible back to their community.”
Ray Gritton started as an off-site builder in 1974 and soon developed his own state-of-the-art building process. As a pioneer in the industry, Ray was instrumental in transforming the home-building process and successfully expanded his business. He currently owns 13 off-site building locations throughout the Western United States, selling over 700 homes annually. In addition to being the largest off-site builder in the West, Ray is also a licensed Real Estate Broker and General Contractor.
Land Home Financial Services, Inc. (Land Home) is a preferred lender for Renew Now Homes. Since 1988 Land Home has been serving California communities and understands the uniqueness of each individual borrower and their situation. Land Home’s designation as a Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA, commonly known as Fannie Mae), Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FHLMC, commonly known as Freddie Mac) Seller/Servicer and Ginnie Mae issuer allows its experienced originators to help take full advantage of existing Disaster Relief Programs.
Land Home is an expert in the often-complicated Construction to Permanent lending process. Land Home’s proven track record allows the consumer to have the confidence their new home financing project will be done quickly, correctly and with ease.
An Equal Opportunity Housing Lender, Land Home provides diversified funding options and consistent, superior, personalized service to home buyers. One of the strengths of Land Home is its staff’s commitment to creating strong, vibrant communities – staff members are actively involved in local charities, non-profits and organizations.
“Our community-focused lending model is the key to our success. When a mortgage banker focuses on community relationships, borrowers make informed, smart decisions leading to sustainable community growth.”
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