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Zoning Alerts – February 2013

Zoning Alerts – February 2013

Blockbrief’s monthly zoning alerts tracks zoning changes in NSW and Victoria. In February, 9 councils in NSW rezoned land, while 16 councils across Victoria rezoned land.     NSW Local Environmental Plans  In NSW, Local Environmental Plans (LEPs) guide planning decisions for local government areas. Through zoning and development controls, they […]

December Dwelling Finance Commitments Down 2.4%

December Dwelling Finance Commitments Down 2.4%

    Australian Bureau of Statistics data released this week show the total value of dwelling finance commitments (excluding alterations and additions) fell 2.4%* in December to $20.836 billion.  The number of dwelling finance commitments also fell across the nation with a 1.5% fall. There were only two states that […]

Dwelling Approvals Down In December (2012)

Dwelling Approvals Down In December (2012)

Figures released this week by the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that total dwelling approvals fell across the nation by 4.4% in December, after a 3.4% rise in November. The overall fall was fuelled by a 21.8% fall in Tasmania, 12.3% fall in Victoria and 1.2% fall in New South […]

Daily Blockbrief – 20 September 2012

Daily Blockbrief – 20 September 2012

BLOCKBRIEF – 20 September, 2012 Trulia To Go Public Thursday In $78M IPO Today’s Top Real Estate Stories Big Developers Upping Ante In Battle To Reverse Weak Sales Across Housing Estates 2011 Census Shows Oz Housing Market Is Undersupplied, BIS Shrapnel Forum Partners To Push Further Into OZ Market By […]

China Property Brief: Market in a gentle recovery, eyes on policy

China Property Brief: Market in a gentle recovery, eyes on policy

(Reuters) – Beijing has been working for more than two years to cool red-hot property prices but the campaign may now be adding to stress on the cooling economy and could offset the impact of any fresh policy easing. Investment in the property sector accounted for 13.6 percent of China’s […]

U.S. Most transparent Real Estate Market, Australia Top 3

U.S. Most transparent Real Estate Market, Australia Top 3

The United States has been ranked the world’s most transparent market in 2012, according to Jones Lang LaSalle’s 2012 Global real estate transparency index. The United Kingdom was the runner up and Australia rounds out the top 3.  Dr David Rees, JLL Australasian head of research, says changes to the […]

NSW To Double First Home Buyer Grant To Assist Development Industry

NSW To Double First Home Buyer Grant To Assist Development Industry

  The NSW State Government is set to announce the nation’s biggest first home buyers scheme. The State Government announced changes in the budget to more than double the first home buyer grant to $15,000 for buyers of new property under $650,000. This alone is a great move to assist […]

Home of Accused Murderer Developer On Market For $40m

    Location: Exclusive Australian harbour front suburb of Point Piper, 5mins from Downtown Sydney. Many celebrities and Australian CEO’s call Point Piper and other nearby suburbs home. Price: offers above $40,000,000 Scope: The Point Piper mansion of accused murder and disgraced real estate developer accused murderer Ron Medich and his wife, Odetta, hit […]

Palm Beach Waterfront Mansion Sells For $25M

Palm Beach Waterfront Mansion Sells For $25M

  Location: Exclusive Australian Beachside suburb of Palm Beach, an hour up the coast of Sydney. Many celebrities and Australian CEO’s choose Palm Beach for their second home destination, including Nicole Kidman. Price: $25,000,000 Scope: A Sydney residential price record for 2012 was set last month with the sale of Kalua, […]

The Real Estate Developer’s Federal Budget 2012 Overview

The Real Estate Developer’s Federal Budget 2012 Overview

This is an overview of the 2012 federal budget for real estate developers and investors. In a nutshell this wasn’t a real estate friendly budget. The Housing Industry Association expressed disappointment that the federal budget missed the opportunity to reinvigorate new home building activity and alleviate the nation’s housing affordability […]