Daily Blockbrief – 19 December 2012

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BLOCKBRIEF - 19 December, 2012

Ryde Puts LEP On Ice Yet Again

Top Stories

RYDE Council has voted to defer its draft LEP 2011 yet again, leaving it until at least February next year to put the major planning implement in place more

Related Companies Founder and Chairman Stephen Ross said Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposal to increase the density of office buildings in Midtown East will have little impact on development in the area. ”What is really going to happen in New York is that the growth won’t occur in that area,” Ross said more

Investors and analysts reacted warmly to news of a potential merger between Mirvac Group and Australand on Tuesday, arguing both sides would benefit from the $7 billion union more

Reserve Bank of Australia governor Glenn Stevens says he does not subscribe to the concerns of some international investors about the threat of a local property market crash but warns the nation would be “flirting with danger” if prices surged strongly more

 

Property Development

Related's Ross Downplays Impact Of NY East Side Rezoning: Video

Developer, NYC Officials "Dig In" At Atlantic Yards

 

Planning

Residential Zones Hit By Holiday Letting

In Sandy's Wake, NY City Council Proposes Anti-Flooding Building Regulations

 

Real Estate Tech

Walk Score Expands 'Bikeability' Ratings To 25 US Cities

New US Valuation Site Lets Users Fine-Tune Property Details

 

Outlets Lead Real Estate Stories

AFR Property - Mackenzie Capital Offers To buy Empire State Building Units

WSJ - 2013 How Rising Prices Could Boost Housing Demand

SMH - Good Result Off The Track For Jockey

Property Observer - It's All About The Sub-$500,000 Sales

The Australian - Australand Hopes For An Auction Between Rival Suitors

Inman - How To Tell A Great Real Estate Story

The Real Deal - US Builder Confidence Rises For 8th Straight Month

Blockbrief - Sydney CBD To Grow As A Global City Under New LEP 2012

 

Opinion

Fannie Mae: US Housing Market 'Has turned The Corner'

WSJ: Home Builder Confidence (Finally) Close TO Positive Territory

Mal James: The Year That Was 2012 In Melbourne's $1 Million-plus Property Market