Daily Blockbrief – 11 December 2012

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BLOCKBRIEF - 11 December, 2012

Sydney CBD Revitalisation Kick-Started

Top Stories

Billions of dollars worth of new office, retail and apartment projects are set to revitalise the Sydney CBD in coming years after the Central Sydney Planning Committee last week approved five major CBD construction projects with a combined value of more than $730 million more

Australia’s listed real estate sector is braced for a wave of consolidation following GPT Group’s $3 billion bid for the bulk of Australand’s empire more

Real estate marketplace Trulia's free Android phone and tablet apps now offer 3-D Google Maps display and integrate neighborhood information like crime data, school information and nearby amenities in map view more

The council overseeing northern NSW’s Byron Bay, a haven for the wealthy and an all-year playground, is heading to court to stop home owners from leasing their beach side party homes during the holidays more 

Developer offers Sydney council $5 million in cash to double size of a controversial residential high-rise more

The Retirement Village Association and Property Council of Australia have announced their intention to merge more

 

Planning

Size Does Matter: Council Offered $5m To Approve Towers At Double The Height

Guy 'Shocked' By Building Commission Complaints

Settlers Ridge Residential Subdivision and Biobanking Proposal

 

Outlets Lead Real Estate Stories

AFR Property - Byron Bid To Ban Home Rental To Tourists

WSJ - White House Seeking New Regulator For Fannie, Freddie

SMH - Santa Arrives Early For Sellers At Auction

Property Observer - Peter Bushby Elected REIA President

The Australian - Noosa Property Sets Sail For Price Rebound

Daily Telegraph Real Estate - Homes Get Movie Star Treatment

Inman - Housing Recovery Hinges On Mortgage Supply

The Real Deal - 2012's Biggest Money Makers

Source: Frank Gehry Secures Win For Manhattan Skyscraper

 

Opinion

Mortgage Choice Survey: Appetite For New Properties Strongest In NSW

Terry Ryder: Eight Regional Hotspots For 2013