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Melissa Hazlett Hazlett: “One consequence of Title 24, however, is that it has become much harder for builders to differentiate themselves with green-home features, which poses some marketing challenges.”

NEWPORT BEACH, CA—Sourcing land and labor remains one of the key struggles for many homebuilders in Orange County, which causes delays, Baldwin & Sons’ VP of sales and marketing Melissa Hazlett tells GlobeSt.com. As the locally based family-owned builder and developer celebrates its 60th anniversary, we sat down with Hazlett for a chat about the top housing trends and challenges Orange County homebuilders face.

Carrie Rossenfeld

Carrie Rossenfeld is a reporter for the San Diego and Orange County markets on GlobeSt.com and a contributor to Real Estate Forum. She was a trade-magazine and newsletter editor in New York City before moving to Southern California to become a freelance writer and editor for magazines, books and websites. Rossenfeld has written extensively on topics including commercial real estate, running a medical practice, intellectual-property licensing and giftware. She has edited books about profiting from real estate and has ghostwritten a book about starting a home-based business.

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