Daily Blockbrief – 12 October 2012

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BLOCKBRIEF - 12 October, 2012

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Top Stories

Realogy Riding High As Today's IPO Raises $1B

Sydney Tops Property Rich List

Aussie John Lashes Out At Reserve Bank

World's Tallest Skyscraper Confirmed

Is Parramatta The Next Iconic City?

Interest Rates Can Fall 'A Lot further' Without Housing Bubble Risk: Harry Triguboff

Canberra's Big Balancing Act Could Hit Negative Gearing

 

Development

Chinese Developers Are Betting On A Relaxation Of Property Restrictions

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

Workshopping The New Planning System

E Zones Continue To Divide Council

 

Real Estate Tech

What Not To Use Online Home Value Estimates For

Move  Inc. Acquires Relocation.com For $11.5M

Zillow Offers Free Suite Of Tools To Rental Managers

7 Free Tech Tools For Brokers & Agents

 

Outlets Lead Real Estate Stories

AFR Property - Design That Improves With Time

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

SMH - Surry Hills Named 'Most Stylish'

Daily Telegraph Realestate - Manly Council Snaps Up $4M Beach House

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

Inman - Inventory Declines Hitting All Price Tiers

Source - How Will Global Slowdown Affect Australian Construction

 

International

US Foreclosure Activity Dips To 5 Year Lows In September

US Simplifies Low Energy Design

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

India's First Property REIT Raises $81.3M In Over-Subscribed Issue

 

Opinion

Shane Oliver: RBA Will Continue To Cut Cash Rate As Economic Storm Clouds Brew