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Workers of BGC condo on hunger strike

Oct 14, 2018 - 10:36 PM

Maintenance workers of Pacific Plaza Towers are protesting condo management's refusal to take in and regularize 17 outsourced workers

STRIKE. Workers of Pacific Plaza Towers go on hunger strike following the termination of 17 employees from contractor Polystar General Services. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

What do millennials look for in a home?

Jul 27, 2018 - 2:31 PM

Today's young achievers are constantly in search for living spaces that will fuel their drive and nurture their lifestyles. But what elements really matter to them?

2 killed in mudslide at Baguio condominium construction site

Jun 13, 2018 - 6:51 PM

Patrick Lachica and Hanna Hurago are human resources personnel of the construction firm laying down the foundation for the Mega Pines condominium project

RETRIEVAL. Baguio 911 responders, fire personnel, and volunteers retrieve the victims’ bodies from under mudslide at Sandico Street, Baguio City, on June 13, 2018. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Robinsons Land partners with Hong Kong firm for residential project

May 08, 2018 - 5:10 PM

This involves an 18,037-square-meter property at Bridgetowne East in Pasig City, where 4 condominium towers will be built

Megaworld to turn over 2,300 condo units in Fort Bonifacio in 2018

Mar 19, 2018 - 5:55 PM

Megaworld is the largest single landholder and developer in Fort Bonifacio, with 4 integrated urban townships covering a total of 107 hectares

BIGGEST INVENTORY. Megawide will deliver to buyers a total of 2,300 residential units from 5 condominium developments within in its 3 townships projects in Fort Bonifacio. Images from Megaworld

4-year-old Korean falls to death from BGC condominium

Dec 09, 2017 - 5:38 PM

The child was a resident of Two Serendra condominium

ACCIDENT SITE. A part of the Two Serendra condominium in BGC. File photo by Rappler

Megaworld to spend P4.5 billion in 4 years for Twin Lakes in Tagaytay

Sep 21, 2017 - 8:05 PM

The money is earmarked for the development of residential villages and condominiums as well as a hotel in its 1,200-hectare Twin Lakes township

Ayala Land's 'next BGC' Arca South to take shape by 2019

Sep 13, 2017 - 1:05 PM

The real estate firm is applying the lessons learned from Bonifacio Global City as it develops another mixed use estate in Taguig City

Upbeat retail, real estate lift SM Prime's profit

Aug 01, 2016 - 7:05 PM

Both mall operations and residential projects of the Sy family post higher revenues in the first half of the year

BOW. SM Prime president Hans Sy leads the opening of SM Angono, the company's 50th mall, on November 14, 2014. File photo from SM Supermalls Facebook page

Factory space could boom in next 5 years – real estate expert

Jul 31, 2016 - 9:15 PM

Growth rates could double by 2021 but this hinges on whether the government can lower electricity and water costs says the founder of Prime Philippines

Photo by Rappler/John Javellana

Housing prices rise by 9.7% in NCR, 9.4% outside NCR – BSP

Jun 06, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Condo units the most common housing purchase in the National Capital Region post the highest year on year growth in prices

ArthaLand eyes robust market for green real estate in 2016

Jan 08, 2016 - 11:00 AM

The boutique developer has 3 certified green structures slated for turnover construction and development this year

3 types of homes for the first time buyer

Aug 07, 2015 - 3:56 PM

There are different types of homes and it’s not all about the design

10 must-eats for Balikbayans in Makati

Aug 02, 2015 - 8:26 AM

Balikbayans will never miss the Philippines again with these Pinoy treats

Why Makati remains a prime real estate spot

Jul 12, 2015 - 8:48 AM

Planning to invest in a Makati property? Know the factors that keep this district on top

[Executive Edge] Turning container vans into affordable dorms

Jun 23, 2015 - 12:05 PM

Amid the towering condominiums for the country’s growing middle class Citihub provides affordable halfway mobile house for Filipino workers

Court allows reopening of Lopez-owned pipeline

Jun 19, 2015 - 8:30 AM

After the 2010 fuel leak the Supreme Court is allowing the resumption of First Philippine Industrial Corporation’s white oil pipeline operation based on certain conditions

Manny Villar’s Vista Land nets P5.71B for 2014

Mar 18, 2015 - 6:28 PM

The real estate firm chaired by former senator Manuel Villar Jr has a banner year due to aggressive project launches

Police rules out third party in Hsieh family deaths

Feb 10, 2015 - 7:30 PM

Investigators say the family s neighbors remember the Hsieh couple talking about committing suicide but they didn t know the couple would really do it

Home hacks: Maximizing space

Jan 25, 2015 - 11:00 AM

Interior designer Yzabel Cagalingan gives you some tips and tricks on how to maximize your own space

Smart things to know about Philippine real estate

Jan 20, 2015 - 3:14 PM

Want to invest in the real estate market? Here are a few facts that may help you make a more informed decision

#CondoPolicy is backward and discriminatory – netizens

Nov 20, 2014 - 3:53 PM

Netizens describe the condo policy that bans maids and drivers from taking regular elevators as discriminatory and backward

What did Binay tell Church leaders?

Nov 19, 2014 - 5:33 PM

The Vice President s camp says he accepted the invitation of the CBCP for a meeting but a Church source says it was the other way around

Binay condo, Imelda paintings, Uber shutdown | The wRap

Nov 18, 2014 - 8:29 PM

Is there a Michelangelo painting in Imelda Marcos’ office? At least 6 condominium units in Makati are allegedly owned by the vice president Lawmakers call for Uber’s shutdown

Your first home? Rework your expenses to get it

Oct 25, 2014 - 8:30 AM

Can you really own a condominium for 15k a month? Find out how

INFOGRAPHIC: Is there a real estate bubble?

Oct 20, 2014 - 1:18 PM

Is the Philippine property market in danger of being in a property bubble? Click on the infographic below to find out

SC issues TRO on GSIS control of San Jose condo

Oct 12, 2014 - 12:01 AM

This is not the first time a multi million loan was obtained from the government through the GSIS using property as collateral and later hounded by disputes

Makati City living to match your lifestyle

Oct 07, 2014 - 8:37 PM

Are you the hipster the lawyer the social butterfly or the sophisticated career man? Find out what kind of condominium best suits your personality

All photos by Sara Abrigo

Filinvest eyes P7-B high-end condos in BGC

Sep 26, 2014 - 5:16 PM

The Gotianun family is carefully treading the niche segment of the real estate market with Beaufort located in the quietest residential enclave of Taguig s business district

SM Prime to develop condo units in China by 2015

Aug 10, 2014 - 1:48 PM

The residential projects will be located in the vicinity of SM malls in China

10 things homebuyers should have on their checklist

Jul 21, 2014 - 4:40 PM

Looking for an affordable home? Here are some tips

LAYOUT, DESIGN, FUNCTIONALITY. This is your personal space and you should make it your own.

Buying property: House vs condo

Apr 26, 2014 - 10:00 PM

Here are things you should consider when deciding what to purchase

Unit buyers cry fraud over New San Jose condo sale

Apr 02, 2014 - 8:14 PM

Unit buyers claim the loan obtained by the developer was at the expense of people who were simply trying to find a place they could call home

Fire hits condo at Bonifacio Global City

Feb 25, 2014 - 8:17 PM

Fort Victoria a 25 story condominium is still unocuppied Construction workers were evacuated and no injuries have been reported

FIRE OUT. A fire hit a yet-to-be-occupied condominium in Bonifacio Global City. No injuries or casualties were reported. Photo by Rappler

Olivia billboard mystery solved

Feb 19, 2014 - 4:13 PM

Mystery solved The Olivia billboards are part of a marketing campaign for condominiums

SHE SAID YES. The Olivia billboards are part of a marketing campaign. Photo by Ira Agting/Rappler

Stricter penalties for subdivision, condo developers proposed

Feb 09, 2014 - 11:01 PM

The proposed measure increases the administrative fine to P50 000 for each violation committed by unscrupulous developers

SAFETY FIRST. The proposed bill seeks to provide better homes for Filipinos and to penalize unscrupulous condo and subdivision developers. File photo by John Javellana/Rappler

Taguig police files raps vs condo security Vhong case

Feb 06, 2014 - 3:11 PM

Mega Force Security Agency which secures Forbeswood condominium allegedly concealed documents from investigators and ruined or tainted evidence

FOOTAGE. CCTV footage from Forbeswood Heights condominium has been obtained by the NBI. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Manila councilor opposes 'Terror de Manila' condo

Oct 12, 2013 - 11:22 AM

Despite an order from the Manila City Council to desist from construction DMCI Homes continues to build a high rise condominium across Rizal Park

NO TO CONDO. Petitioners who want the construction of DMCI Homes' Torre de Manila refer to the condominium as 'Terror de Manila.' Image from 'NO to DMCI's "Terror de Manila"' Facebook page

Filinvest eyes P6B from high-end residential project

Oct 07, 2013 - 7:22 PM

The Gotianun group launches Botanika Nature Residences a 3 tower residential condominium project targeting the high end market in Filinvest City Alabang

Photo from the company website

As gov't looks to seize assets, Napoles sells LA condo

Sep 27, 2013 - 8:11 PM

The high end apartment in Los Angeles under the name of Napoles daughter Jeane is being sold for 1 475 000 or about P64 million

POSH LIVING. Online records show Jeane Napoles is the listed owner of a luxury apartment in the Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles. Photo from Ritz-Carlton website

How to choose furniture for your condo

Jul 28, 2013 - 4:51 PM

The right furniture for your condo can help create a welcoming place and still be functional and appealing

CHOICES. A limited space needs functional and practical pieces. Photos courtesy of Hulsta/Rolf Benz

5 factors to consider when investing in office condos

Jul 18, 2013 - 1:15 PM

A better rate of return a smaller market to compete in relatively longer lease terms less maintenance wealthy corporate clients consistent yields and regular escalation of rent are the advantages in investing in office condominiums

Serendra probe results expected on Friday

Jun 05, 2013 - 3:16 PM

The ongoing probe is focused on Unit 501 the site of the deadly blast

TWO SERENDRA. Robin Leonard's view of the event from his apartment.

Serendra blast affects real estate in short-term — analysts

Jun 04, 2013 - 10:18 AM

The blast at the Serendra condominium units will only have a short term effect on demand and prices real estate analysts say

SHORT TERM EFFECT ONLY. The blast at Serendra Two units will only have a short term effects on demand and prices. Photo courtesy of Ayala Land

Business as usual in Serendra after blast

Jun 01, 2013 - 8:32 AM

Ayala Land is maintaining a business as usual mode at the commercial areas next to Serendra condominium in Bonifacio Global City following a blast that killed 3

BUSINESS AS USUAL. A Bread Talk retail store in Market!Market! shopping mall across Serendra residential and commercial complex prepares to open after a blast incident. Photo by Angela Casuay/Rappler

Sy-led SMDC targets OFWs abroad or home for Christmas

Dec 12, 2012 - 9:38 AM

Sy led property firm SM Development Corp SMDC will aggressively target the overseas Filipino workers OFW market both abroad and when they come home for the Christmas holiday

HOLIDAY OFFER. Sy-led property firm eyeing buyers from overseas who are home for the holidays. Photo is a screenshot of a page on www.www.smdevelopment.com

Events contradict Aquino claim on Puno

Sep 10, 2012 - 6:02 AM

President Aquino s claim that he gave the order to secure the documents of the late Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo raises more questions

Property boom transforms PH skylines

Jul 22, 2012 - 11:32 AM

The good times are into their 4th year fuelled by steady economic growth Western firms offshoring jobs to the Philippines the buying power of millions of Filipinos working abroad and low interest rates

Century Properties 2011 income up 382%

Apr 16, 2012 - 10:39 AM

The real estate firm behind the new high end Trump Tower Manila Century Properties Group realized a 382 increase in net income to P866 million from P180 million in 2010 amid high demand for high and mid rise condominiums from abroad despite the global economic slowdown

Villaruz presents tax declaration of Bonifacio Ridge condo

Mar 15, 2012 - 3:37 PM

Villaruz presents tax declaration of Bonifacio Ridge Condominium in Taguig