IS THERE "FREEDOM OF SPEECH" IN DICTATORIAL HOAs?

By Jan Bergemann

Published April 29, 2016

I guess we all know that there is a so-called First Amendment that guarantees us "FREEDOM OF SPEECH." But it seems not everybody ...

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THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK

By Darlys Walker

Published April 27, 2016

My mother always taught me. “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all!” She also use to say, “Don’t cut your nose off to ...

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THE FIRST AMENDMENT IS ALIVE AND WELL

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published April 25, 2016

Some justice was done in an Orange County courtroom last week. The firm’s client was sued by her association because she started ...

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CIRCUMVENTING RENTAL RESTRICTIONS?

By Jan Bergemann

Published April 22, 2016

I guess we all have seen it: Neighbors trying to circumvent rules and regulations Many people just think that cheating is part of the daily game ...

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CHECK OUT VRBO OR AIRBNB

By Darlys Walker

Published April 20, 2016

One of the most common sites used for daily or weekly rentals is VRBO or “Vacation Rental by Owner” or AirBNB. These sites ...

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THAT’S NOT MY TENANT ---- THAT’S MY FAMILY!

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published April 18, 2016 

Last week we blogged about the association’s ability or perhaps inability, to limit the number of rentals in the community. We also ...

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IS A CONTRACT ALWAYS A CONTRACT?

By Jan Bergemann

Published April 15, 2016

Let's face it: It very much depends who will benefit from a possible change of the contract. Funny enough, if it goes against owners, contracts...

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SETTING BEHAVIORAL STANDARDS FOR RENTERS

Darlys Walker
Published April 13, 2016
Besides board elections, there is no activity that causes more animosity than owners versus renters. Most owners, who occupy their
...

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RESTRICTING RENTALS?  CAN IT BE DONE?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published April 11, 2016 

I’m always asked what can be done to prevent our community from completely turning into a rental community.  The answer differs...

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SCAMS, EMBEZZLEMENT, ELECTION FRAUD – BUSINESS AS USUAL IN FLORIDA’S COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS

By Jan Bergemann

Published April 8, 2016

Let’s face it: Scams, embezzlement and election fraud will be part of Florida’s community association business as long as the Florida ...

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AM I SOUNDING LIKE A BROKEN RECORD?

By Darlys Walker

Published April 6, 2016

Over the past 3+ years we have been writing this blog, I have gained a tremendous amount of insight into several things that plague ....

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WELL WHAT ABOUT HOAs and WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT VOTER FRAUD?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published April 4, 2016 

The three of us were certainly flattered by how many people read and participated in our blog discussion last week regarding ...

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PROTECTING THE SCUMBAGS?

By Jan Bergemann

Published April 1, 2016

To me it always looks like the Florida legislature and law enforcement are protecting the folks violating the laws – instead of protecting ...

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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 attorney law firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando and satellite offices in Naples, Fort Myers and Tampa.

 

Since 2009, Eric has been the host of Condo Craze and HOAs, a weekly one hour radio show that airs at noon each Sunday 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 10,000 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 !