Daily Blockbrief – 9 January 2013

08/01/2013 8:29 pm


BLOCKBRIEF - 9 January, 2013

Construction Activity Declines Further

Top Stories

The construction sector is expected to shed jobs in residential building as the industry continues contracting for a 31st consecutive month more

Consumers' online experiences are increasingly influencing their homebuying activity offline, according to a joint study from search giant Google and the National Association of Realtors more

Goodman Group is investigating new forms of industrial space, in new locations, as the online retail revolution transforms the way goods are bought, sold and transported more

DEMAND for fixed-rate mortgages has fallen for the first time in five months, as hopes of ongoing rate cuts by the Reserve Bank of Australia spur borrowers to take up variable loans, according to Mortgage Choice more

 

Development

Miami-Dade County Aims To Redevelop 400 Acres Near Zoo Miami

Boutique Hotel To Rise At West Village Parking Lot Site

Alexico Unloads Troubled Development Site For $64M

 

Real Estate Tech

Study Offers A Deep Dive Into Ways Homebuyers Use The Web

How Top Agents Keep Tech In Its Place

25 Companies Participating In Start-Up Alley

Internet Transforming Industrial Space

 

Outlets Lead Real Estate Stories

AFR - Heat Stops Work On Buildings

WSJ - Settlement Marks Latest Chapter In Fannie's BofA Drama

Property Observer - The Lowest Mortgage Rates From The Big 4 Banks & Their Subsidiaries

SMH - $1M Claim For Defects At World Square Apartments Site

The Australian - Construction Ends 2012 In Contraction

PCA - A Matter of Conscience

The Real Deal - Hidary Brothers' Hidrock Pays $34M For Garment District Lots

Inman - 4 Affordable Improvements To Make To Your Home Now

Source - Australian Construction Downturn Continues To Ease

Blockbrief - Online Real Estate Search On Google Grows 243%

 

Opinion

Terry Ryder - Key Regional Centres Will Again Be Property Growth Stars In 2013