Daily Blockbrief – 27 January 2013

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BLOCKBRIEF - 27 January, 2013

18 Crucial Features Of A Real Estate Home Page

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Your homepage is the most important page of your real estate website. Most people find it hard to imagine a website as more than some nice design and pretty images to show off to customers, colleagues, friends and family.  When you are thinking about what’s important on your real estate website, you need to consider both new and repeat visitors alike more

Shares of real estate sites Zillow (Z) and Trulia (TRLA) both traded higher on Wednesday January 23, after "hearing unconfirmed chatter" of a Google (GOOG) or Realogy bid for Zillow more

Six housing forecasters who got things right in 2012. While it’s been a perennial rite of spring for some economists to predict that housing market’s would hit bottom, very few at the beginning of 2012 foresaw the housing rebound that many U.S. housing markets experienced last year more

Just because you rezone a residential property to commercial or increase the density from a farm to a high rise apartment block does not mean there is always a market for it. Your development does not stack up if there is no demanding market for it more

Melbourne house prices posted a solid improvement in the December quarter, attributed to rising consumer confidence and falling interest rates, prompting hopes of further growth in the market this year more



Real Estate Developers Give Big To LA Sales Tax Measure

Big-Name Developers, Investors Boomerang Back Into Condos



New Plans Launched To Create LA River District In Northeast LA

Council Endorses Revised Riverfront Plans

ACT Pre-DA Community Consultation 

Another Long Night At The Tweed Council Chambers


Real Estate Tech

Help Your Buyers Discover The Best Apps

RetailMLS.com Adds National Listings


Outlets Lead Real Estate Stories

AFR - FJM Grabs WA Sebel From Accor

WSJ - Six Housing Forecasters Who Got Things Right In 2012

SMH Domain - 1st Home Buyers Not Keen To Invest Out West

Property Observer - Will Buying Real Estate Soon Be As Easy As Buying A Coffee?

The Australian - Cornells Bag Buyers For Byron Bay Blocks

Inman - Facebook Graph Search For Realtors

Curbed - Dallas Estate Asking $135M Is THe US's Priciest Megamanse

Blockbrief - Blockbrief Development Information Reports



Morningstar: The mortgage loans war we won't have in 2013

Zillow Chief Economist Stan Humphries: Where Home Buyers Have the Best Opportunities