Daily Blockbrief – 27 September 2012

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BLOCKBRIEF - 27 September, 2012

Innovative Planning Move By Gold Coast Council

Lures New Tower Development

 

Top Stories

Meriton Star Player In Apartment Bounce

Housing Starts Slump 11.5% Over The Year To June

Brookfield Eyes Hotel Value

Centro To  Sell Half Stakes In 5 Shopping Centres, Worth $400M

Australian Unit Prices Flat In August

Suncorp Bank Cuts 3 Year Fixed-Rate Home Loan To 5.8%

CBA Joins Peers In Docklands Precinct

RP Data's Forthcoming Auctions Schedule

Perth Surpasses Sydney As Best Performing Hotel Market

Stockland $488M Industrial Assets Sell-Off Lures GPT and Goodman

 

Development

Millionaire Property Developer James Brown Whose Nose Collapsed Due To Cocaine Addiction Jailed For 5 Years

Metricon Australia's Largest Home Builder For 2nd Year Running

Echo Entertainment Backs Out Of Plan To Buy QLD Supreme Court Site

US Group Keen On Australian Hotel Development

NYU, City, State Sued Over NYU's Giant 2031 Expansion Plan

 

Planning

NSW Property Sector Gives Guarded Assent For Government's Proposed Planning System

UK - Ministers Told Drop Plans To Relax Planning Regulations By NIMBY Politicians

Hawkesbury LEP 2012 Commences

Vision Of Pittwater 2025: Residents Being Asked What Kind Of Pittwater They Want By 2025

 

Real Estate Tech

Google Is Not Planning To Release Maps For iOS 6  (yet)

 

Outlets Lead Real Estate Stories

AFR Property - Woolworths Mulls Sale Options For Property Assets

Property Observer - Victorians Lead Home Buyer Confidence To Highest Level Since 2007

SMH Property News (with Domain) - Prices Tipped To Recover

Daily Telegraph Realestate - High Aussie Dollar Dampens Inflation & Growth, Allowing Interest Rates To Be Eased

The Australian - Half Of Homebuyers Believe Now Is A Good Time To Buy

WSJ - US: New-Home Sales Fall, But Prices Jump

Inman News - Brokers Bullish On Housing, Worried About Recruiting

 

International 

Irish Bank Offers Properties For 70% Less than 2007 Value

WSJ - Irish Property Upturn Still Far Off

US - Bair Calls Obama Housing Program Rules 'Stupid'

Report Sets Out How More Affordable housing Could Be Built In UK

3 out of 4 Brits Overestimate the Proportion of Land Developed In England

 

Opinion

Christopher Joye - House Prices Booming After RBA Cash Rate Cuts

Larry Schlesinger - Offshore Funding Pressures Ease But Banks Now More Reliant On Customer Deposits For Mortgage Lending

SQM - Australian Houses Prices Could Rise 7% In 2013 If Eurozone Holds Together

UBS Chairman - Australia At Possible Risk Of Property Bubble