Daily Blockbrief- 22 January 2013

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BLOCKBRIEF - 22 January, 2013

Australia Still the 2nd Most Expensive Country To Buy Property

Top Stories

Housing affordability is improving but Australia is still the second most expensive country to buy property, according to a global survey released on Monday more

Melbourne’s CBD will soon be home to a new landmark residential skyscraper known as Tower Melbourne. The project received the green light from Victoria’s planning minister Matthew Guy, who encourages better land use by condensing the city population more

Australia’s national housing market is the second least affordable market among its peers, according to the annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey more

The building industry has renewed calls for direct government action to reinvigorate the depressed construction sector as interest rate cuts fail to spark a rebound more

Mirvac Group is expected to unveil a long-awaited $28 million annual rent deal with accountancy giant Ernst & Young this week, enabling construction work to finally begin on the high-profile site in Sydney’s CBD more

An annual report from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has revealed a decrease in tall building completions across the globe in 2012 more

 

Development

Hines Adds To Valley Portfolio

Central London Development To Lure Singapore Investors

Louis Vuitton Linked Firm To Help Develop Luxury Mall In Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi's Two Biggest Property Developers Merge

US Hotel Investment Reaches $12.5B In 2012

 

Planning

Restoring Fairness To Local Government Rates In Victoria

Mosman Has Everything You Need - Right?

 

Real Estate Tech

Jumpstart Your Mobile Marketing Evolution In 2013

 

Outlets Lead Real Estate Stories

AFR - Australia Second Least Affordable Housing Market

WSJ - Builders' Show Rebuilds Itself

SMH - Australian Housing 'Severely Unaffordable'

Property Observer - Sydney Third Most Expensive Property Market In The World

PCA - What's Next For Australia's Office Markets?

Daily Telegraph Real Estate - Australia's Top Places To Buy

Inman - 4 Reasons Your Home Isn't Selling

The Real Deal - Rockefeller, Met Fight To Save View From The Cloisters

Source: Housing Starts, Construction Activity Rise

Blockbrief - The Top 5 Factors Other Than Zoning That Affect Development Potential

 

Opinion

Ray White Boss Brian White: 2013 Begins With More Optimism

Terry Ryder: Australia's resources revolution is only getting started, and it feeds into property markets around the nation

RateCity.com.au: Tough year ahead for mortgage lending could be good news for borrowers

CommSec: Strong Economic Outlook Augers Well For WA, NT and NSW Housing Markets