Daily Blockbrief – 4 October 2012

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BLOCKBRIEF - 4 October, 2012

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Top Stories

The State Infrastructure Strategy Released

Woolies To Spin Off $1.4B Trust

Doyle Family To Sell Watsons Bay Hotel

Improvements Must Focus On Central Sydney

Infrastructure Slated To Boost Sydney's Inner Suburbs

RBA, APRA, Treasury Recommended Gillard Consider Multi-Billion-Dollar Bank Fee

Non-bank Lender eMoney Offering 5.2% three-year fixed rate

Australia's Future Fund In For The Long Haul

Goodman Snaps Up AMP Fund Sites

 

Development

UDIA: State Infrastructure Strategy - Clear Priorities, Defined Time Frames

Stamford's $400M Macquarie Park Tower Project Wins Approval

Sydney Luxury Residential Project Shelved

New Bid To Sell Austcorp Building In Melbourne

Pub King Christopher Cheung Lists York Street Office Building With $20M + Hopes

Stockland Wetherill Park Plans To Expand Mall

Developer To Build Taj Mahal Replica In, Surprise, Surprise, Dubai

 

Planning

Lord Mayor Of Sydney Attacks New Infrastructure Plan: "Fails Sydney CBD"

QLD - Minister Plans Revolution

Comment Sought By Planning Department On Changes To Huntlee Development Plans

 

Real Estate Tech

Redfin Study Knocks Zillow, Trulia Listings Accuracy

How To Spot Opportunities Created By New Technology

WSJ Launching Global Luxury Real Estate Section

 

Outlets Lead Real Estate Stories

AFR Property - Easy Money Fuels Property Bubble Risks, Experts Warn

Property Observer - HIH Calls For Interest Rate Cuts & Lowers Taxes As New Home Sales Reach 15yr Low

SMH Property News (with Domain) - Goodbye Parramatta Road

The Australian Property - Interest In State's $30B Wish List

ABC - Roads A Priority In $30B Plan For NSW

WSJ - 'Mansion' Opens Its Doors Friday

Inman News - Housing Issues Get Short Shrift In Presidential Race

Sources - Why The Rate Cut Is Good For Construction

 

International

Start Date For Europe's Tallest Skyscraper Approaching

US Residential Property Price Recovery Tipped to Continue

Home Prices On The Rise In Singapore

Asia Property Development Features Custom Designs

Dubai Is enjoying A Significant Real Estate Rebound In 2012

Decline In interest In Buyers For Top end UK Properties Due To Tax Changes

Property Prices Fall In Auckland, Ending A 4 Month Run Of Rising Values

 

Opinion

Christopher Joye - The RBA Paradox

Larry Schlesinger - Outside Of Perth, Office Rents Have Stalled

Robert Harley - Housing Recovery Will Be Stubbornly Slow

Stephen Nicholls - House Prices On The Rise

Mark Armstrong - Bird's Eye View shows Australia's Coastal Property Markets Well-positioned for Growth