HAVING THE COURAGE TO VOLUNTEER

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published May 30, 2016

Today is Memorial Day so I’ll start by simply thanking those who gave their lives while serving in our Armed Forces so that the ...

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WILD BOARD MEETINGS!

By Jan Bergemann

Published May 27, 2016

It seems that screaming and hollering is pretty common at board meeting in Florida’s community associations. Over the years I ...

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FUNNY, BUT TRUE!

By Darlys Walker

Published May 25, 2016

Crazy board meetings are not limited to south Florida! Several years ago, my firm was awarded a very large community in Jacksonville...

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ORDER IN THE COURT! OR THE BOARD ROOM…. OR ANYWHERE ELSE FOR THAT MATTER

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published May 23, 2016 

I’ve been to some crazy board meetings over the years. And one I attended Thursday night ranks right up there with the loudest, craziest ...

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ACTUAL LEGAL OPINIONS?

By Jan Bergemann

Published May 20, 2016

I see it all the time: Boards asking the association attorney for a legal opinion often don’t really want a real interpretation of the laws ...

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NO ROOM FOR YES MEN

By Darlys Walker

Published May 18, 2016

Far too often board members simply want to do things their way, regardless of the state statute, the declaration or the bylaws. It is so ...

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YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH………..

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published May 17, 2016 

Over the years, our firm and I’m sure many other law firms that represent community associations have been fired or simply not hired ...

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“SELLING” OFFICIAL RECORDS – BIG BUSINESS?

By Jan Bergemann

Published May 13, 2016

“SELLING” official records to owners has always been big business for the so-called service-providers. Remember the ...

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NO TRANSPARENCY HERE

By Darlys Walker

Published May 11, 2016

It’s hard to believe in today’s age of technology that we continue to see numerous complaints from homeowners and condominium ...

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ACCESS TO RECORDS – SO IS THERE A COST OR NOT?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published May 9, 2016

Despite the fact that legislative progress has been made in getting owners access to association records, there is still confusion as to whether ...

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HOPEFUL THAT THINGS WILL CHANGE?

By Jan Bergemann

Published May 6, 2016

I have to agree with Eric that educating board members and owners about their rights and obligations could make us hopeful ...

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YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE MISSING

By Darlys Walker

Published May 4, 2016  

Over the past few years I have had the honor of participating in Eric’s board certification seminar. Each time, I see the participation ...

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THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF REASONS TO BE HOPEFUL

By Eric Glazer, Esq.   

Published May 2, 2016

Week in and week out, we are always hearing about the negatives in our Florida community associations. Whether it’s stealing money, taking ...

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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 !