Daily Blockbrief – 29 November 2012

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BLOCKBRIEF - 29 November, 2012

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Top Stories

Home Sales Post Mild Rise In October

Australia's housing sector posted a mild rise in October,with new home sales lifting after three months of falls more

1st Home Buyers Choose To Invest 1st

First home buyers are increasingly choosing to buy an investment property ahead of a place to live in, agents say more

Stockland Names New CEO

Property group Stockland has appointed a fund manger with UBS, Mark Steinert, as its new chief executive

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Sydney Housing Affordability Data Welcomed

The New South Wales Planning Minister Brad Hazzard is taking heart from new research suggesting housing in Sydney is becoming more affordable more

 

Development

Lang Walker Builds Another Empire

Chinese Developers Dig Into US

Lend Lease Reveals Barangaroo Apartment Plans

Varied Residential Market & Raising Financing A Challenge For Developers

 

Planning

New Planning System Needs To Provide Increased Flexibility For Development

White Bay Cruise Terminal Clarification Of Railway Line Removals

 

Real Estate Technology

Blockbrief Launches Property Search Platform

Technology Can't Replace Realtor Boots On The Ground

Point2 Will Limit Third-Party Sites' Use Of Listing Data

Zillow Acquires HotPads For $16M

 

Outlets Lead Real Estate Stories

AFR Property - Macquarie Banks On Property Revival

WSJ - House Of The Week

SMH - 'Clever Forger' Signed For Obeids

Property Observer - New Melbourne Suburbs Come With Big Promises

The Australian - Crane Index Could Be A Negative For Newman

Daily Telegraph Real Estate - Home Sales Post Mild Rise

Inman - US New Home Sales Up 17.2% From A Year Ago

The Real Deal - US Mortgage Applications, Rates Decline

Source: Could Australia's Tallest Skyscraper Be The Fastest To Build?

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Opinion

RP Data: High Auction Volumes Likely To Continue Until Mid-December

Deloitte: Smaller Banks & Non-Banks To Offer Borrowers Better Mortgage Deals In 2013

Mortgage Choice: Mortgage Brokers Required By Law To Work In Customers' Best Interests

HIA/CBA Index: Housing Affordability Improves To Highest Level Since September 2009

Jones LaSalle: Sydney's Western Corridor Now The Tightest CBD Office Market