Daily Blockbrief – 20 December 2012

20/12/2012 3:07 am


BLOCKBRIEF - 20 December, 2012

Changes To NSW Planning Act  Provide Greater Flexibility In The Application Of Controls

Top Stories

NSW state government plans for a major overhaul of the Newcastle central business district have been welcomed by the Hunter region’s business community, which hopes the move will spark long-awaited private investment in the regional city more

“Aussie John” Symond built his business as an alternative to the big banks, but Symond today reveals why he decided to sell out to Commonwealth Bank more

Dexus Property Group has offloaded most of its US industrial portfolio at a 13 per cent premium to book value at $US561 million more

US homebuilding permits touched their highest level in nearly 4-1/2 years in November, pointing to strength in the housing market, even though groundbreaking activity dropped more

US Real estate marketplace Zillow is offering property managers and rental agents free customer-facing websites to market their listings more

Chinese Property Developers appear increasingly hopeful the Chinese government could ease up on property-market controls next year more

 

Property Development

Hamton's Riverfront Homes The Latest In Abbotsford Living As Melbourne Suburb Shed Industrial Past

Davis Mum On Lend Lease Deal

 

Planning

Super Town Morawa Forms Growth Plan

 

Real Estate Tech

Zillow Rolls Out Free Websites For Rental Pros

Redfin Launches Pinterest-Like Image-Sharing Tool

 

Outlets Lead Real Estate Stories

AFR Property - High Hopes For Planned Newcastle CBD Revamp

WSJ - Demand For Architects Builds Momentum

SMH - Suburb Focus: Haberfield

Daily Telegraph - Reserve Bank's Rate Cut Was Line-Ball

Property Observer - Slow & Gradual Market Recovery In 2013

The Real Deal - US Housing Starts Down In November

WPC - Miami, Moscow & Dubai To Be Strongest Performing Global Markets In 2013

 

Opinion

CommSec: Population & Migration Pick-up Likely To Deliver Boost To Housing Market

WSJ: The Year Home Inventory Hits A Bottom