ELECTION MONITORS? BEWARE OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE NEW MONITORS!

By Jan Bergemann

Published November 21, 2014

When the Office of the Condo Ombudsman was created in 2004 it was a great addition to the Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares, ...

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NO MORE COMPLAINING

By Darlys Walker

Published November 19, 2014

While stuck in traffic a few weeks ago, I saw a bumper sticker that struck me as being appropriate for many, not all, owners who live in ...

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A TALE OF TWO ELECTIONS

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published November 17, 2014

This is a story about John and Jane.  John lives in a condominium in Miami and Jane lines in an H.O.A. in Central Florida .  Election season is ...

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Election Results – Public Record?

By Jan Bergemann

Published November 14, 2014

Never forget, we live in the world-famous state that couldn’t get the national election results correct in the year 2000. We were the laughing-stock...

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A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME IS STILL A ROSE!

By Darlys Walker

Published November 12, 2014

“A rose by any other name is still a rose” and an Association for Condominiums or Single Family Homes is still an HOA, right? ...

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NOW THE REAL ELECTION SEASON KICKS IN

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published November 10, 2014

So Tuesday has come and gone. We can finally watch TV again without being told which political candidate is the lesser of two evils during ...

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THE WAR OVER CAMPAIGN SIGNS IN THE FRONT YARD

By Jan Bergemann

Published November 7, 2014

As soon as election time comes close we see some media reports about wars between community associations and owners who have been ...

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IS IT OR ISN’T IT?

By Darlys Walker

Published November 5, 2014

When is a sign, a sign? In the ever changing world of technology it seems that bylaws and community rules and regulations need to be ...

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ELECTION TIME IS HERE……..BUT CAN I SHOW SUPPORT FOR MY CANDIDATE?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published November 3, 2014

Ah….it’s November. The time of year where you are berated by what feels like an endless number of politicians telling you why their opponent ...

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MOST SCARY FOR COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION OWNERS?

By Jan Bergemann

Published October 31, 2014

Make no mistake: Owners living in community associations should be really scared of our government – and our legislators...

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EVIL SPIRITS ABOUND

By Darlys Walker

Published October 29, 2014

When I think of comparing Halloween to Association Management, it brings to mind some similarities. Halloween, also known as, All ...

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SO…….WHO IS THE SCARIEST PERSON IN YOUR COMMUNITY?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published October 27, 2014

SO…….WHO IS THE SCARIEST PERSON IN YOUR COMMUNITY?
I often choose a topic for the blog that corresponds to an upcoming ...

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TERM LIMITS – OR "FOREVER" BOARD MEMBERS?

By Jan Bergemann

Published October 24, 2014

The discussion about creating provisions to term-limit board members in community associations is going on since many years. Both sides of ...

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TERM LIMITS, THE UGLY REALITY

By Darlys Walker

Published October 22, 2014

When it comes to all the complaints we hear about illegal elections, Board Members who stay in place for eternity, term limits are the answer ...

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ARE TERM LIMITS A GOOD THING OR A BAD THING?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published October 20, 2014

On today’s radio show, a woman complained that in her HOA, there is never a quorum that appears at the annual meeting and therefore the ...

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RESERVES – OFTEN CONSIDERED A SLUSH FUND BY BOARD MEMBERS!

By Jan Bergemann

Published October 17, 2014

The Florida statutes regulating community associations are very specific about setting up reserve accounts -- and how to use the money in these ...

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I’M ALL FOR IT

By Darlys Walker

Published October 15, 2014

Eric may not condone the Board having the ability to require full funding of reserves, but I am all for it. As our readers know my firm manages ...

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About HOA & Condo Blog

Eric Glazer

Eric Glazer graduated from the University of Miami School of Law in 1992 after receiving a B.A. from NYU. He has practiced community

association law for more than 2

decades and is the owner of Glazer and Associates, P.A. a seven eight attorney law firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Naples.

  

The firm also has satellite offices in Tampa and Fort Myers.   Since 2009, Eric has been the host of Condo Craze and HOAs, a weekly one hour radio show on 850 WFTL. 

   

See: www.condocrazeandhoas.com

   

He is the first attorney in the State of Florida that designed a course that certifies condominium residents as eligible to serve on a condominium Board of Directors and has now certified more than 8,000 Floridians all across the state. He is certified as a Circuit Court Mediator by The Florida Supreme Court and has mediated dozens of disputes between associations and unit owners. Eric also devotes significant time to advancing legislation in the best interest of Florida community association members.


Darlys Walker, Founder and CEO of Condominium Concepts Management, Inc. (CCM), is recognized for her straight talk, subject matter expertise, and valued insights regarding real  

state management, leasing, and HOAs. Her company serves a diverse portfolio of properties, from 16-units up to 600 as well as large mixed-use developments.  

 

   From its beginnings in 2000, CCM has become a well-respected asset manager and now works with over 100 associations with 16,000 units served by over 300 employees. Darlys and her team deliver resources and responsiveness through six regional offices - in Orlando, Miami, Jacksonville, Charleston, Nashville and Atlanta.

  

   Darlys Walker is best known for her passion and precision, understanding that the only difference that matters in today's demanding marketplace is service delivery ... doing what is promised and what is right. She knows that every community serves two masters ... the property owner/developer and the resident/homeowner. "If we are not equally responsive to both, we are not doing our job," she states.  

 

   Her clients say it best: "Darlys really knows her stuff" ... "at the top of her profession and it shows in the caliber of her clients" ... "delivers quality resources that match up well with needs and expectations that are really rigorous."  

 

   She is a licensed Real Estate Broker in four states, holds an Associate's Degree in Marketing and has earned the Accredited Real Estate Manager designation from the Georgia Institute of Real Estate Management. Also she is one of few certified as a Lead-Based Paint Abatement & Removal Trainer in Georgia.

  

   Darlys Walker and her team have been selected to manage the condominium conversion process and day-to-day operations for many of the Southeast's most high-profile condominium communities including luxury high-rises, mid-rises and garden-style homes. Most recently she has been recognized as an expert in 're-versions' of communities from condominiums to leased homes, as well as repositioning projects. A visionary and a tireless perfectionist, Darlys demonstrates hands-on leadership, working individually with each client and staff associate to achieve defined business outcomes and satisfaction.  

  For more information about Darlys Walker and Condominium Concepts Management, Inc. please visit www.condominiumconcepts.com.

Jan Bergemann Jan Bergemann is president of Cyber Citizens For Justice, Florida 's largest state-wide property owners' advocacy group. CCFJ works on legislation to help owners living in community  

associations. He moved to Florida in 1995 - hoping to retire. He moved into a HOA, where the developer cheated the homeowners and used the association dues for his own purposes. End of retirement!

 

CCFJ was born in the year 2000, when some owners met in Tallahassee - finding out that power is only in numbers. Bergemann was a member of Governor Jeb Bush's HOA Task force in 2003/2004.

 

The organization has two websites to inform interested Florida homeowners and condo owners:

News Website: http://www.ccfj.net/.

Educational Website: http://www.ccfjfoundation.net/.

   
We think that only owners can really represent owners, since all service providers surely have a different interest! We are trying to create owner-friendly laws, but the best laws are useless without enforcement. And enforcement is totally lacking in Florida !