TO WAIVE OR NOT TO WAIVE, THAT IS THE QUESTION

By Darlys Walker

Published August 20, 2014

Yes, it is budget time. YAY!! During the next 3 months the most commonly heard question will be, “Should we or should we not waive ...

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SUPPOSE YOU TOUCH THE RESERVE FUNDS YOU’RE NOT SUPPOSED TO TOUCH?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published August 18, 2014

We’re approaching the time of year when Boards are starting to prepare the budget for the following  fiscal year.  As we all know, in a ...

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CITY PLANNING? – OR CHAOS CAUSED BY GREED FOR PROPERTY TAXES?

By Jan Bergemann

Published August 15, 2014

Many of Florida's big cities don’t really have a city center – like a city core. This is most likely caused by the fact that these cities don’t ...

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LET’S NOT FORGET HIGHWAY HELL!

By Darlys Walker

Published August 13, 2014

I am in complete agreement with Eric on the lack of cohesive design to the Florida landscape. I’ve often been baffled by the zoning, or lack ...

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IT’S ALL IN THE PLANNING --- OR LACK THEREOF

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published August 11, 2014

Every year, I am lucky enough to take my family on a trip to another city, whether it be here in the United States or even in a foreign ...

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ARE THINGS REALLY AS GOOD?

By Jan Bergemann

Published August 8, 2014

On Monday Eric headlined his blog “ARE THINGS REALLY THAT BAD? Now, how about asking the question: “ARE THINGS REALLY ...

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IS THE GLASS HALF FULL OR HALF EMPTY

By Darlys Walker

Published August 6, 2014

As Americans we are blessed to live in a country where we are relatively safe from the ravages of war. Where anyone can obtain a good ...

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ARE THINGS REALLY THAT BAD?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published August 4, 2014

You look around the world and see that bombs are falling in neighborhoods throughout the Middle East, violent demonstrations are happening...

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MORE ASSOCIATION BUSINESS IN THE DARK!

By Jan Bergemann

Published August 1, 2014

Representative George Moraitis’ anti-owner bill H 807 contains one sentence that will allow board members to keep even more association ...

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ANOTHER HALF BAKED DECISION

By Darlys Walker

Published July 30, 2014

If you listened to the Condo Craze and HOA’s broadcast on Sunday July 20th, you know I have a very strong opinion about the ruling ...

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ACCESS TO E-MAILS

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published July 28, 2014

Listeners of our Condo Craze and HOAs radio show know that we just discussed a new law for condominium associations that lets ...

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SERVICE DOG OR LAP-DOG – THAT’S THE BIG QUESTION

By Jan Bergemann

Published July 25, 2014

Let’s make no mistake: Even the so-called “Professionals” dealing with this issue often have no clue what they are talking about. What would ...

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BELIEVE IT OR NOT

By Darlys Walker

Published July 23, 2014

It seems like everywhere you go, people are taking their so called “service dogs” with them. They are in the airports, restaurants, malls, casinos ...

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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 is currently entering his 20th year as a Florida lawyer practicing

community association law and is the owner of Glazer and Associates, P.A. an eight attorney law firm in Orlando and Hollywood. For the past two years 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 7,500 Floridians. He is certified as a Circuit Court Mediator by The Florida Supreme Court and has mediated dozens of disputes between associations and unit owners. Finally, he recently argued the Cohn v. Grand Condominium case before The Florida Supreme Court, which is perhaps the single most important association law case decided by the court in a decade. 


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 !