Weekend Blockbrief – 9 December 2012

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BLOCKBRIEF - 9 December, 2012

Development Opportunities Of The Draft Pittwater LEP

Top Stories

An Australian-based Chinese developer has purchased an office tower at Sydney's exclusive Milsons Point, with plans to turn the headquarters of insurance group TAL into a $100 million-plus apartment complex more

Real estate marketplace Trulia's free Android phone and tablet apps now offer 3-D Google Maps display and integrate neighborhood information like crime data, school information and nearby amenities in map view more

Developers are swooping on distressed RSLs on prime eastern suburbs land, as the RSL state president washes his hands of clubs in financial difficulty more 

Take a look at the weekend auction results from around the country more

LOWER interest rates have slowed the decline of Australia's construction sector, but the industry is expected to remain in a slump into 2013, the latest survey shows more

 

Development

Office Towers Go Residential

Lure Of Land Value Spells End For Clubs

Lend Lease Role In Nine's Site Plans

Brewery Developer Puts Pressure On

 

Planning

Byron LEP Exhibition Period Extended

VCAT Allows Diamond Gully Housing Plans

Exhibition of Draft Palerang LEP 2012

Costco and Brand Outlet Centre Developments At Casula & Orange Grove Given Green Light

Feedback Sought On Proposed Planning Changes At Wentworth Point

 

Real Estate Technology

Trulia Add 3-D Map View In Upgraded Android Apps

Open Home Pro Now Available On iPhone

Blockbrief Launches Property Search Platform

 

Outlets Lead Real Estate Stories

AFR Property - Pool Lovers Go With The Flow

WSJ - Demand For Commercial-Mortgage Bonds Defies Expectations

SMH - They'll Still Be Selling Days Before Christmas

Property Observer - The 7 Must Know Real Estate Numbers Of The Week

The Australian - Noosa Property Sets Sail For Price Rebound

Daily Telegraph Real Estate - Homes Get Movie Star Treatment

Inman - Housing Recovery Hinges On Mortgage Supply

The Real Deal - NY Midtown East Rezoning Could Place Historic Properties In Jeopardy

Blockbrief Blog - Blockbrief Is Launched!

 

Opinion

Michael Yardney: Australia's Property Markets Turned In 2012

BIS Shrapnel: Victorian Property Market Recovery Could Be 5 Years Off