Daily Blockbrief – 5 October 2012

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BLOCKBRIEF - 5 October, 2012

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Top Stories

Housing Market Signs Good

Building Shows Signs Of Recovery

Dwelling Approvals Rise 6.4% In August

Australian Borrowers Remain World Beaters On Mortgage Management

Residents Of Australia's Richest Street Locked In Dispute

Singapore Undergoes A Glitzy Makeover

Buy The Cheapest House In Britain For A Mere $1,200

 

Development

Marriott Opens Forbidden City Extended Stay Property

London's Newest Development: The Rise Of The Ikea City

Westfield Vancouver Celebrates Renovation

 

Planning

ICAC Warning Over Planning Laws

Call For Light Rail Welcomed By Waverley Council - But Bring It To Bondi

Cooma-Monaro Shire Draft LEP 2012 On Public Exhibition

Hawkesbury LEP 2012 Commenced In September

 

Real Estate Tech

WSJ Launching Global Luxury Real Estate Section

Storyboarding Social With A Real Estate Twist

Melbourne & Sydney Residential Auction Tipping Competition Kicks Off

 

Outlets Lead Real Estate Stories

AFR Property - Grollo Alpine Properties Fetch $3M

Property Observer - Low Interest Rates Could Lead To Property Bubble

SMH Property News (with Domain) - October 27 Shaping Up As Super Saturday

Daily Telegraph RealEstate - Call For Banks To Act Now After Figures Reveal Slump

The Australian Property - ISPT Chasing Centro Centres Deal

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

WSJ - NY Firm To Buy Fannie Mae Foreclosures

Inman News - US: Foreclosures Down For 4th Month In a Row In August

Source - New Home Sales Hit 15-Year Low

Property Wire - New Build Property Sector Continues To Struggle

WPC - New Home Sales Pace In US Holds Steady In August

 

International

Pricing Back To 2007 Levels In 6 To US Apartment Markets

US Asking Prices Biggest Increase Since Bust Began

US Mortgage Money's Cheap If You Can Get It

Foreign Buyers Seeking Good Prices In The French Property Market

Investment Demand Outstrips Supply In Central London Office Market

Scotland Sees Turnaround

Total South African Real Estate Valued At $604B

Croatia Receives $130M For New Development

 

Opinion

Shane Oliver - RBA "Coming Round" To Need For November Rate Cut & 2.5% Cash Rate

Terry Ryder - Investors Should Be Wary Of Buying House-and-Land Packages In Mining Hotspots

Terry Ryder - RBA's Interest Rate Cut A Meaningless Gift For Property Investors With A Cogent Long-term Strategy