Daily Blockbrief – 11 January 2013

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BLOCKBRIEF - 11 January, 2013

Multi-Dwellings Dominate Home-Building

Top Stories

AUSTRALIA'S residential building industry is becoming increasingly dominated by multi-unit developments more

The outlook for the economy has received a fresh boost – putting upward pressure on the currency – amid growing optimism about a nascent recovery in home construction and signs of life in China, Australia’s biggest trading partner more

After a bleak start to last year, a peak building body says the Hunter Valley's residential construction sector is looking bright for 2013 more

Wall Street is hitching its bullish hopes for 2013 to an unlikely star, believing that a real estate industry that led the economy into the abyss is what ultimately will carry it back out more

Cash rate cuts made by the RBA, around 80% of which have been passed on by lenders, have not stimulated buyers' appetites for new residential property, according to Brett Draffen, chief executive of development at Mirvac more

 

Development

Australand Enlists Macquarie Capital As Predators Circle

Flexible Development Site Near Citi Field Hits Market For $21M

Investor Group Break Ground at Delancey Street Condo Project

 

Planning

Short & Long Term Plans For Newcastle City

Building Approvals & House Sales On The Rise

Environmental Plan Changes Are Minimal, Says Mayor

 

Outlets Lead Real Estate Stories

AFR - Building Data Adds Gloss To Chinese Numbers

WSJ - Ten Questions On The New Mortgage Rules

Property Observer - Australia's Construction Industry Will Continue To Struggle In 2013

SMH - Sorry, We Demolished Your House

The Australian - Building Data Hints At Recovery

AOL Real Estate - NYC Crane Collapse In Queens Injures 7 People

The Real Deal - Luring Tech Tenants Key To New Pier 40 Plan

Inman - 6 Must When Starting Out In Real Estate Sales

Blockbrief - Online Real Estate Search On Google Grows 243%

 

Opinion

Mirvac: Rate cuts having no 'meaningful' impact on residential development sales

Fitch: Australian Housing Still Least Affordable In The World Despite Recent Improvements