Daily Blockbrief – 1 January 2013

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BLOCKBRIEF - 1 January, 2013

The Top Real Estate Stories Of 2012

Top Stories

In 2012, Taiwan planned to build the world’s strangest tower, Dutch Docklands proposed a floating resort in the Maldives and plans have been drawn up for the tallest building in the southern hemisphere. Packer did the impossible, getting the ball rolling on a second Sydney Casino and the NSW Government released it’s plans for a new planning system for NSW. The Blockbrief website was launched in November. Read on for the most popular real estate stories from the blog for 2012 more

AUSTRALIA'S residential developers are taking a cautious approach to 2013, with sales expected to lift slightly in the Sydney, Brisbane and Perth markets more

President Barack Obama on Monday said it appeared a deal on the “fiscal cliff” was within sight but it was not complete yet more

San Francisco online real estate company Trulia has filed its initial response to Zillow’s patent lawsuit, arguing that the case should be dismissed because the business method in question — Zillow’s online home valuation tool known as the Zestimate — is not patentable more

 

Development

Related Buys Two High Line Lots For $65M

 

Planning

NIMBY Planner Worries That Over-development 'Threatens Melbourne's Character'

 

Real Estate Tech

Trulia Takes Aim At Zillow Patent Suit

 

Outlets Lead Real Estate Stories

AFR - Deal Nears But Not Yet Completed

WSJ - US Budget Compromise Takes Shape

SMH - Let's Look At Inspections

The Australian - Prices Steady But House Buyers Still Wary

Property Observer - The 10 Insights Into The 2013 Property Market

WPC - Macquarie Launches $1.2B IPO as REITs Line Up In Mexico To Sell Stock

Inman - Homebuilders, Realtors Finally Playing From The Same Page

The Real Deal - The Top 10 Real Estate Stories Of 2012