How condominium and homeowner associations
should work— authored by two nationally known
real estate experts.
Sara E. Benson and Don DeBat are both veteran condo owners and residents. It is their own experiences with the underbelly of condo living that led them to write this cautionary work.
Collectively, Benson and DeBat have owned 14 condominium units in Chicago and its suburbs over the past four decades.
More than experienced owners, true real estate experts.
Beyond their personal ownership experience, Sara and Don have nearly 75 years of combined real estate expertise. Sara’s background as a Realtor®, consumer advocate and consultant to the U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban Development, and Don’s background as a Pulitzer Prize nominated real estate editor and writer have fueled this long overdue exposé.
Where do we go from here?
Sara and Don’s goal with this book was not simply to create a “tell-all” based on experience. Sara and Don continue to believe that condominium and homeowner association ownership can be a great experience.
They have worked hard to make this book a powerful and positive resource. It is their hope that by writing this book, millions of owners can understand how transparency of governance and proper stewardship can lead to a great ownership experience and maximize property value.