Reporting on Real Estate: You Build Up Your Sources and Get to Know These Communities and What’s Happening

From a Times Insider column by Emmett Lindner headlined “Real Estate Reporter on the ‘Whisper'”:

Last week, The New York Times published a front-page article by Stefanos Chen, Ted Clifford and Camellia Burris that examined a history of questionable dealings behind a New York real estate empire. Sanford Solny, who owns small residential buildings across the city, is accused by prosecutors of deed theft, a practice used to swindle homeowners out of their properties while leaving them stuck with the mortgage.