The Housing Chronicles Blog: Congrats to Builder & Developer on its 250th edition!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Congrats to Builder & Developer on its 250th edition!

October 2012 marks a big milestone for Builder & Developer magazine -- it's 250th edition!  The magazine, launched in the beginning stages of the last housing recession in the summer of 1990, not only thrived through that difficult period, but spawned sister titles such as Green Home Builder, Residential Contractor and 50+ Builder. Today, the magazine certainly holds its own alongside other national titles including Builder and Professional Builder.

My own relationship with Nick Slevin and his flagship magazine started nearly five years ago, when I started writing a regular column for Builder & Developer.  Although I had previously been writing for California Builder magazine, I had secretly been coveting the much larger subscriber base held by Builder & Developer (and couldn't help but notice that I almost always found a copy of the magazine when visiting clients' offices.)

More recently, when I approached Nick about working with me to create an email newsletter focused on economics, he suggested that I begin participating in BuilderBytes, which already had a built-in readership of over 130,000 people.  Now, three times per week, BuilderBytes includes the regular economic news which drives housing demand, the stock market and Federal Reserve policy.  Subscribe to this publication, and you'll never miss a story on housing sales, building permits, consumer confidence, builder confidence, retail sales and business productivity.  It's the ONLY email newsletter serving the building industry which includes this data!

Congratulations to Nick Slevin and his dedicated team who regularly publish Builder & Developer and its other titles.  I look forward to the next 250!

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