Daily Blockbrief – 11 October, 2012

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BLOCKBRIEF - 11 October, 2012

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Top Stories

Housing Demand Is Rising At The Fastest Rate Since December 2009

Sydney, Perth Rents Hit Record Highs

Melbourne Housing In Doldrums

Perth's Largest Property For Sale Again

6 In The Running For Stockland Job

 

Development

Melbourne Developers Now Building More Multi-Unit Projects than Houses

Details Loom On Waterfront Hotel Plan

Thorn In The Side Of Lismore Development

Property Developer Ordered To Rip Out Secret Home Built Inside Fake Garage

 

Planning

Standard Instrument Amendement Adopted

Byron's Draft LEP On Display

Councillors Defends Green Zoning

Plans To Revamp Maitland Mall On Public Display

Gunnedah Local Environmental Plan 2012 Gazetted

The Hills LEP 2012 Published

Modification To Channel 7 Epping To Concept Plan Application

 

Real Estate Tech

Zillow Offers Free Suite Of Tools To Rental Managers

 

Outlets Lead Real Estate Stories

AFR Property - Newman Wants Tower To Rise First

Property Observer - Only 4 Out Of The 13 Lenders Have Announced Interested Rate Reductions

SMH - Sydney Rents Rocket

The Australian Property - Gerry Harvey's $100m Mining Bet

WSJ - U.S. Sues Wells Fargo For Faulty Mortgages

Inman - Study To Gauge Impact Of 'Green' Features On Home Values

 

International

US Simplifies Low Energy Design

US - Investors To Stick With Zell's Property Fund Despite Shakeup

 

Opinion

Michael Matusik - Why Construction Costs Are Still High When Property Values Are Falling

RBA's Rate Cut A Call To The Real Estate Cavalry

Robert Harley - NSW Needs To Be A Smarter Player

Gareth Hutchens - Low Rates Should Tempt Buyers

Bernard Salt - CBDs Turning Into No-Car Zones As The Great Divide Grows