Catherine Talavera

Catherine Talavera has been working with The Philippine STAR since 2017 as a reporter covering tourism and business. Prior to joining the company, she worked as a business reporter covering real estate for another national broadsheet.

The joy and wisdom of having a second home

Homebuyers have different reasons for purchasing a house. The most common is to have a place to live in. But some acquire houses as investments, which they could lease, or...

Hotels welcome downgrading of alert levels

The Philippine Hotel Owners Association (PHOA) welcomed the government's decision to downgrade the National Capital Region and 38 other areas to Alert 1, as this would help the recovery of...

Is condo living for you?

The pandemic has made all of us prioritize our health and wellness. This has led us to make some changes in our lifestyles such as living  in healthier environments, particularly...

Economic recovery to drive opportunities for real estate

Bright prospects are seen for the country’s commercial real estate sector this year as various opportunities are expected to rise as the economy reopens. “We will see...

S&P wary about rising exposure of Phl banks to volatile property market

S&P Global Ratings is wary about the rising exposure of Philippine banks to the volatile real estate market as the country gradually recovers lost ground from the impact of the...

Cavite’s first CBD is fast taking shape

For businesses that have established their presence in the country’s capital, expanding to new strategic locations outside Metro Manila is the next step they should consider for further growth. 

More opportunities for PH real estate this year

The country’s commercial real estate sector is expected to see an uptick in activity this year, driven by the industrial & logistics sectors as well as new opportunities in the...

Economic recovery to support residential demand

The projected recovery of the Philippine economy is seen to drive demand for the Metro Manila residential market, Colliers Philippines said. “The Philippine economy is bound for...

Office market seen stabilizing in H1

The performance of the Metro Manila office market is seen stabilizing and may improve further after the May national elections. “For the office market, we’re seeing signs...

Office landlords urged to prepare for the great return despite Omicron surge

While the presence of the Omicron COVID-19 variant is seen to  delay the back to the office (BTO) plans of many companies, office landlords are urged to prepare for the...

Gov’t agencies urged to help LGU develop smart cities

While some local government units (LGUs) are eyeing to implement smart city initiatives in their cities, they continue to face a number of challenges, which national government agencies could help...

Spacious living in the South at Rockwell Carmelray

Living outside of Metro Manila is very attractive these days. With the lush greeneries, fresh air and wider spaces, this residential setting may be the best for one’s health and...

Catherine Talavera

Catherine Talavera has been working with The Philippine STAR since 2017 as a reporter covering tourism and business. Prior to joining the company, she worked as a business reporter covering real estate for another national broadsheet.

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Invest in safety and One Lancaster Park, Cavite

Home buyers today, especially starter families, are more discerning in choosing their living spaces. Post-pandemic, more people appreciate the value of large...

Pag-IBIG posts P20.48 B income in H1 2022

Pag-IBIG Fund posted earnings of P20.48 billion in the first half of 2022, an impressive 27 percent increase compared to the same...

Cebu conducts dredging at South Road Properties

The City Department of Engineering and Public Works (DEPW) will conduct a dredging and desilting operation tomorrow at the South Road Properties...

Vidarte Residences by Vista Estates : Elevating the Art of Living

Antipolo, Rizal has, over the years, remained one of the country’s go-to destinations for quick weekend getaways, food crawls, nature adventures, or...

Alviera Country Club top bills the go-to leisure hotspots in the North

Alviera Country Club, the centerpiece of Ayala Land’s Alviera estate in Porac, Pampanga, marked its third-year anniversary last July 30, 2022 at...