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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CAN THE BOARD FORCE FULLY FUNDED RESERVES?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published October 13, 2014

I always thought that the dry part of the Board Certification Course was teaching about budgets and reserves.  The material simply doesn’t lend ...

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KICKBACKS – BLATANTLY OFFERED TO CAMs

By Jan Bergemann

Published October 10, 2014    

We have always been talking about kickbacks being a common issue in Florida’s community associations. But recent events have shown ...

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CAN YOU PAY YOURSELF A KICKBACK?

By Darlys Walker

Published October 8, 2014

It sounds silly, doesn’t it? Believe it or not, it is a valid question. Recently, while attending a continuing education seminar, I overheard a CAM boasting ...

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CAMs:  Avoid That Temptation at all Costs

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published October 6, 2014

After doing this for 22 years now, I don’t get surprised that often any longer by anything that takes place in the world of condos and HOAs.  This ...

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THE “EMINENT DOMAIN BILL FOR CONDOS”

By Jan Bergemann

Published October 3, 2014

In my opinion it was bad enough when legislators pushed by attorney lobbying groups passed in 2007  bill we immediately named the “Eminent ...

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SAD BUT TRUE

By Darlys Walker

Published October 1, 2014

Eric’s blog is sad but true. One would think that in America if we buy something it is ours and no one can take it from us. Clearly that is not ...

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JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE SAFE

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published September 29, 2014

It appears as if the foreclosure crisis is coming to a close.  You made it through.  You survived.  You were one of the few that paid the ...

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COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION MANAGER – A LICENSED PROFESSION?

By Jan Bergemann

Published September 26, 2014   

Florida's community association managers are supposed to be licensed – and so are the management firms they are working for. But: Are they really ...

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IS YOUR CAM REALLY A CAM?

By Darlys Walker

Published September 24, 2014

As with any proactive Management Firm, we are always interviewing for professionals to join our team. I am not sure if it is the boost in the ...

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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 !