Hovnanian Enterprises Inc was incorporated in New Jersey in 1967 and reincorporated in Delaware in 1983. The Company designs, constructs, markets and sells single-family detached homes, attached townhomes and condominiums, mid-rise and high-rise condominiums, urban infill and active adult homes in planned residential developments. The Company consists of two distinct operations: homebuilding and financial services. Its homebuilding operations consist of six segments namely Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Southeast, Southwest and West. Its financial services operations provide mortgage loans and title services to the customers of its homebuilding operations. It offers products array to provide housing to various customers. Its customers consist of first-time buyers, first-time and second-time move-up buyers, luxury buyers, active adult buyers and empty nesters. Its diverse product array includes single-family detached homes, attached townhomes and condominiums, mid-rise and high-rise condominiums, urban infill and active adult homes. The Company's residential communities are generally located in suburban areas easily accessible through public and personal transportation. Its communities are designed as neighborhoods that fit existing land characteristics. Recreational amenities such as swimming pools, tennis courts, clubhouses, open areas and tot lots are frequently included. It designs and supervises the development and building of its communities. Its homes are constructed according to standardized prototypes, which are designed and engineered to provide innovative product design while attempting to minimize costs of construction. The Company's financial services segment provides its customers with competitive financing and coordinates and expedites the loan origination transaction through the steps of loan application, loan approval, and closing and title services. The Company is subject to various local, state and federal statutes, ordinances, rules and regulations concerning zoning, building design, construction and similar matters, including local regulations which impose restrictive zoning and density requirements in order to limit the number of homes that can eventually be built within the boundaries of a particular locality. The Company is subject to a variety of local, state, federal, and foreign laws and regulations concerning protection of health and the environment.