SERVICE ANIMAL -- EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMAL: HUGE LEGAL DIFFERENCE!

By Jan Bergemann

Published July 29, 2016   

It seems that many people have a hard time understanding the difference between a SERVICE ANIMAL and an ...

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NO ONE IS GETTING HURT, RIGHT?

By Darlys Walker

Published July 27, 2016

With the increased trend of registering animals as “Emotional Support Animals”, is it really hurting anyone? The answer is a resounding ...

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CAN SUPPORT ANIMALS BE PREVENTED FROM LIVING AT YOUR NO PET CONDO?Part 1

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published July 25, 2016 

In all my years of practice, I can tell you that the debate over whether emotional support animals should be entitled to occupy a no-pet ...

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COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS: YOU’RE LEAVING THE AMERICAN ZONE!

By Jan Bergemann

Published July 22, 2016

We hear so much about our Constitution and the Amendments and the rights given to us by the Constitutions and the amendments. Guess...

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IS THERE ADDED LIABILITY FOR THE ASSOCIATION?

By Darlys Walker

Published July 20, 2016

There are several scenarios where association boards seem to have promoted the implied potential use of a gun! For instance, the board ...

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CAN THE BOARD BAN GUNS FROM THE COMMON AREAS?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published July 18, 2016 

I don’t know why some people feel a need to bring their concealed weapon to the poker table or mah-jong game in the clubhouse, but ...

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ISN'T LIFE OF CONDO OWNERS ALREADY COMPLICATED ENOUGH?

By Jan Bergemann

Published July 15, 2016

I think we all are in the meanwhile familiar with the infamous magic words: As amended from time to time! The language appeared first ...

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SOMETIMES THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY TO SKIN A CAT

By Darlys Walker

Published July 13, 2016

Recently the question was asked by the board president of a Florida condominium association, “Our declaration does not have ...

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DO YOUR GOVERNING DOCUMENTS CONTAIN THE MAGIC LANGUAGE?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published July 11, 2016

Basically, every year, The Florida Legislature passes laws that effect condominiums and Homeowner Associations. You may ...

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ARE HOMEOWNERS STILL ”EQUAL”?

By Jan Bergemann

Published July 8, 2016

The whole nation celebrated on Monday, July  4th, INDEPENDENCE DAY. Our forefathers fought and died for this independence ...

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JUST MOVE ALREADY

By Darlys Walker

Published July 6, 2016

It’s true, we as Americans feel entitled, and for good reason! We’ve been blessed to live in a country that provides us with many ...

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HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published July 4, 2016 

It’s our nation’s birthday today. Unfortunately, it seems as if the political climate of our country makes it seem that we are as divided ...

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WHY YOU NEED A HO6 INSURANCE!

By Jan Bergemann

Published July 1, 2016

We read on this week’s blog all about the importance of maintaining your unit, even if you are not around. That goes as well for the ...

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IT’S AN EMERGENCY AND NO ONE IS HOME

By Darlys Walker

Published June 29, 2016  

In real estate management, emergencies always seem to happen on weekends, holidays and in the middle of the night! NEVER during ...

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OUT OF SIGHT DOES NOT MEAN OUT OF MIND

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published June 27, 2016 

The summer is here and in Florida that often times equates to lots and lots of empty condominium units because the owners have ...

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ASSOCIATION LANGUAGE IS FULL OF LETTER SALAD – HOW ABOUT MRTA?

By Jan Bergemann

Published June 24, 2016

Association language is full of abbreviations. One abbreviation pretty often used is MRTA – an abbreviation that stands for ...

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LOOKING FOR THE LOOPHOLE

By Darlys Walker

Published June 22, 2016

As CAM managers, we have seen and heard just about every excuse possible for homeowners not to pay their monthly fees. By far, 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 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 !