- 12.17.14 Go into a condo purchase with eyes wide open Sara Benson has co-written with Chicago real estate writer Don DeBat the provocatively titled "Escaping Condo Jail: The Keys to Navigating Risks and Surviving Perils of the 'Carefree' Community Lifestyle." [Chicago Tribune]
- 11.12.14 Here’s 2014’s Highest Priced Condominium, On the Market For $13 Million The duplex penthouse at Lincoln Park 2550 has 12,506 of raw space.[Chicago Magazine]
- 10.22.14 Rating System Evaluates Community Associations New rating service from Association Evaluation scores community associations on their financial condition and adherence to recognized best practices for operation [Chicago Tribune]
- 10.15.14 Retired Admiral Sells Carlyle Condo Retired Navy Admiral sold three-bedroom condominium for nearly $2.58 million [Crain's Chicago Business]
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While the Chicago area has seen its fair share of disasters, both natural and man-made (they didn't call it The Great Chicago Fire because it was a trifle), its resilient populace has always bounced back with renowned vim and vigor. But, perseverance aside, it's still in the best interests of residents to be on guard for many potential calamities, be they the aforementioned fires, floods or building collapses. To brace a condominium association for these and many other possible catastrophes, it’s critical to have an updated emergency plan in place that reflects the uniqueness of the building and property. The end goal in any emergency event is a clearly defined, safe plan for evacuation and recovery. Read More
It’s often said that safety starts at home—and while many HOAs spend lots of money on sophisticated security and access control systems to protect residents and property, others opt for lower-tech approaches to neighborhood security and crime prevention. Read More