Patrick's Stories

There's no comparable 'attorney-client' privilege in real estate
Oct 31

While security concerns loom, Amazon Key could eliminate those pesky trips to the post office to wait in a long line and pick up a missed delivery, or rid consumers of the anxiety felt over a package left sitting in front of the doorway. Its power as a household name could also push smart lock integrations — and self-guided home tours — into the mainstream.

Oct 27

This year’s brutal Atlantic hurricane season is being recorded as one of the top 10 most active of all time. In documenting the aftermath, a new report from mortgage-lender Freddie Mac assesses the total damage.

Oct 24

The mortgage interest deduction (MID) is one of the biggest drivers of racial housing inequality, a new report says. The report, published by the Institute on Assets and Social Policy at Brandeis University’s Heller School (IASP) and National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), comes on the heels of a recent report by Apartment List that found the federal government pays out more than twice as much to homeowners through MID than it spends on public housing programs.

Oct 18

Dozens of innovators in technology and real estate spent the weekend in a fourth-floor midtown Manhattan tech incubator to devise creative ways to tackle some of the biggest problems plaguing the real estate industry.

Oct 17
Housing subsidies are going to wealthy homeowners at nearly twice the rate of low income renters
Oct 13