Daily Blockbrief – 8 January 2013

07/01/2013 10:43 pm



BLOCKBRIEF - 8 January, 2013

Online Real Estate Search On Google Has Grown 243%

Top Stories

According to a joint study from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and Google, real estate-related searches on Google have grown 253 percent over the past four years more

The battle for control of Becton heats up with Mariner Corporation seeking a meeting of shareholders to get permission to raise its stake to 31 per cent more

The level of institutional-grade property deals remained steady in 2012, with $13.5 billion of high-end commercial property changing hands, compared with $13.2 billion in the previous year more

Sam Zell’s Equity Residential said Monday that it would sell 27 properties to a joint venture including Goldman Sachs and Greystar Real Estate Partners, in a $1.5 billion deal more

What are the correlates of "new agent" success? Two studies from the Texas Association of Realtors reveal intriguing results for both new agents and those who hire, manage and train them more

What Australia's GDP growth in 2013 will mean for property investors more

 

Development

Leighton To Develop $200M WA Govt Project

Julie Katz Re-elected As UDIA National President

EDC Nears Redevelopment Decision For Bronx's Kingsbridge Armory

 

Planning

Planning Underway To Improve Coffs Harbour CBD

 

Real Estate Tech

Oxford Street Hub Is A Hive Of Activity

US Short-Sale Platform Can Prevent Property 'Flopping'

Multilender Websites Let Borrowers See Pricing

 

Outlets Lead Real Estate Stories

AFR - Raider Makes Its Move On Becton

WSJ - Billionaire Howard Marks Unloads Malibu Estate For $75M

Property Observer - Eight Property Pointers For Buying Or Selling In 2013

SMH - Economy Takes Toll On Land Values

Daily Telegraph Real Estate - Take Care With 40 Year Mortgages

PCA - Asia Has World's Most Expensive Office Markets

AOL Real Estate - Bank Of America To Pay $10B Over Risky Mortgages

The Real Deal - Is 2013 The Year Of The Real Estate Boom?: VIDEO

Inman - 6 Tips For Buying A Fixer-Upper

Blockbrief - Bartinon A Gold Coast Riverfront Icon For Sale

 

Opinion

Larry Schlesinger: More Rate Cuts Likely In 2013

Steven Keen & Macquarie Group: Tips Cash Rate Of 2% By Year End

Jonathan Chancellor: Federal Election Another Cause For Timidness As National Dwelling Median Hovers Around $483,000