Daily Blockbrief – 23 January 2013

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BLOCKBRIEF - 23 January, 2013

White House Valued At $294.9M

Top Stories

If the White House were for sale, prospective buyers should be prepared to pony up close to $300 million. Zillow calculates the value of the White House as if it were a home that could be bought and sold, using the proprietary Zestimate® algorithm more

RESIDENTS will have an opportunity to voice their opinion on the hotly debated Ryde draft local environment plan. The controversial plan was shelved by councillors at the final meeting of 2012 due to the large amount of negative feedback received from members of the public more

ONE of Australia's largest property companies, Lend Lease, has been left scrambling to find about $500 million to pay investors wanting to exit the group's wholesale office fund backing the $6 billion Barangaroo South project in Sydney more

Changes to coastal planning policies in Queensland, NSW and Victoria are unlikely to resolve the dilemma posed by rising sea levels more

Mirvac’s new managing director Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz has emphasised the company’s commitment to forming new capital partnerships, as she revealed a revamp of the company’s leadership team more

Mayor Michael Bloomberg today announced the winners of the contest to build the city’s new “micro-apartments.” The city believes that these 300-square-foot apartments will help alleviate local housing shortages more

 

Development

Lend Lease Scrambles For $500M To Pay Investors

Abu Dhabi's New Property Giant Could Breathe Life Into Stalled Projects

Grand Avenue Developer Ditches Gehry Project

$100M Commercial Development Planned For Williamsburg

New Development Coming To Dumbo?

Lightstone Pays $63M For Lower Manhattan Development Site

 

Planning

Concept Plan For $446M Retail & Commercial Development At Westfield Parramatta On Exhibition

Opinions Divided OVer Prospect Of Airport For Wyong Shire

Application for Construction of 6 Storey RFB In Pymble On Exhibition

Concept Plan For 5 Residential Building Envelopes In Pymble On Exhibition

Modification To Retail Residential Redevelopment In Lindfield On Exhibition

Carlton Breweries Site Blocks 6 & & Proposals On Exhibition

 

Real Estate Tech

3 Mobile Mistakes To Avoid

Winning The Local SEO Game

 

Outlets Lead Real Estate Stories

AFR - MGPA Buys Perth Complex

WSJ - At Builders' Show, An Upbeat Forecast For Housing

The Age Domain - The House On A Pole To Be Replaced By...a house on a pole

Property Observer - Multi-unit Construction Set To Fly In 2013

The Australian - New Start For Renamed Centro

Daily Telegraph Real Estate - Aussie Homes Priced Out Of Reach

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

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

Inman - Interactive Real Estate Storefronts

The Real Deal - NYC Home Values Up 8.3% In 2012

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

 

Opinion

CommSec: Housing Could Prompt No Rate Cut

APM: Vendor discounting lower in Sydney, but up in Melbourne and Brisbane in 2012

National: NSW precarious property market rebound expected after bottoming out

Andrew Wilson: Australian housing market not as unaffordable as Demographia claims