DO YOU REALLY CARE?

By Jan Bergemann

Published August 28, 2015

I help – often more than once a week – owners trying to recall their board members. A wide majority of these recalls are successful. I ...

Read more...


MAKE A DECISION ALREADY!!!

By Darlys Walker

Published August 26, 2015

Being a Board Member is a tough, thankless job. There is no doubt about that! But you’ve been nominated or volunteered and you’ve ...

Read more...


ARE YOU TOUGH ENOUGH TO BE A BOARD MEMBER?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published August 24, 2015

There are all kinds of Board members and all kinds of reasons to want to become a Board member.  Maybe you think expenses ...

Read more...


IS YOUR PRESIDENT’S MIDDLE NAME ADOLPH?

By Jan Bergemann

Published August 21, 2015

You wouldn’t believe all the stories I hear from owners about the presidents of the board of their associations. Even folks who ...

Read more...


THE MAN OR WOMAN OF MY DREAMS

By Darlys Walker

Published August 19, 2015

I’m playing along with Eric and his question regarding what characteristics make up a good President. Let me give you the wish list from a ...

Read more...


TELL US ABOUT YOUR PRESIDENT

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published August 17, 2015

The weekly blog has been dealing with a lot of tough issues lately.  Whether or not birthdays of Lee and Davis should be state holidays, ...

Read more...


ELECTRONIC VOTING – AN IDEA OF NUTCASES?

By Jan Bergemann

Published August 14, 2015

Everybody involved in community associations is trying to find ways to make this new law work. Guess what: So far no solutions – not even ...

Read more...


FLORIDA IS JUMPING FROM THE PAN TO THE FIRE!

By Darlys Walker

Published August 12, 2015 

Florida is jumping from the pan to the fire. That is exactly what I see with this new law allowing elective voting. The number of complaints .....

Read more...


ELECTRONIC VOTING – IS IT A SOLUTION OR A PROBLEM?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published August 10, 2015

On Friday, I had the pleasure of being invited to attend a meeting of many representatives from the Department of Business and ...

Read more...


KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

By Jan Bergemann

Published August 7, 2015

Since many years we have been saying that knowledge is power. But: Where to get this knowledge? In case of community associations the answer ...

Read more ...


DOING MY HAPPY DANCE

By Darlys Walker

Published August 5, 2015

I recently viewed a video on Facebook which showed an orangutan doing a “happy dance” and the caption read, “The way parents feel ...

Read more...


IT’S BACK TO SCHOOL TIME

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published August 3, 2015

It’s the end of the summer.  Millions of kids across our state have to suck it up and return to school.  And if the kids have to endure school ...

Read more...


LET’S INVENT SOME EXTRA HOLIDAYS!

By Jan Bergemann

Published July 31, 2015

When I was first told that a condo board waited six (6) business days to hold the recall meeting required by law [FS 718.112(2)(j)]: The ...

Read more...


NOT SO FAST

By Darlys Walker

Published July 29, 2015

So, Eric wants to right a wrong by having Legislators eliminate the holiday celebrating Jefferson Davis birthday, Robert E Lees ...

Read more...


IF YOU THOUGHT SOUTH CAROLINA WAS BAD……

LOOK AT YOUR OWN STATE

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published July 27, 2015

I think most lawyers would agree that some cases are simply more interesting than others.  Over the last few weeks I have had the  ....

Read more...


WHAT ARE THEY TRYING TO HIDE?

By Jan Bergemann

Published July 24, 2015

Despite the fact that the statutes clearly state that owners can (video)tape all public meetings of the association and that the media has ...

Read more...


Transparency

By Darlys Walker

Published July 22, 2015

Transparency is the most abused word in today’s language. Over the past 7 years politicians from the White House down, claim if they ...

Read more...


LET’S GO TO THE VIDEO TAPE

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published July 20, 2015

Although some Board members and unit owners often object, Florida community association law is clear, unit owners have the ...

Read more...


NEW COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION BILLS – ANYTHING TO WRITE HOME ABOUT?

By Jan Bergemann

Published July 17, 2015 

Honestly, I don’t really think so. The language in some of these bills is horrendous – as usual – and instead of clarifying provisions ...

Read more...


THIS IS WHY BOARD CERTIFICATION IS SO IMPORTANT!

By Darlys Walker

Published July 15, 2015

As Eric noted in Monday’s blog, the Florida statute governing Condominium Associations and Homeowner Associations is ever ...

Read more...


SOME OTHER NEW LAWS THAT MAY OR MAY NOT APPLY IN YOUR ASSOCIATION

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published July 13, 2015

We already blogged about a new law that will bring further chaos and confusion to the association election process, and that is the law that ...

Read more...


IS THE NEW LAW FIXING “EMINENT DOMAIN” FOR CONDOS?

By Jan Bergemann

Published July 10, 2015

It took two Democrats (Senator Geller and Representative Schwartz) in 2007 to create an outrageous “eminent domain” provision for ...

Read more...


A DAY LATE AND MANY DOLLARS SHORT

By Darlys Walker

Published July 8, 2015

Finally the Florida Legislators made a decision that benefits owners who live in a community with an Association. Unfortunately, the bulk ...

Read more...


FLORIDA LEGISLATURE CORRECTS FLAWED TERMINATION PROCESS

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published July 6, 2015

When the foreclosure crisis was at its peak, developers were complaining that they were in effect stuck with numerous condominium ...

Read more...


ELECTRONIC VOTING? ARE THE LEGISLATORS NUTS?

By Jan Bergemann

Published July 3, 2015  

George Moraitis filed H 791, a community association bill full of nasty surprises. Common sense? Not much common sense contained in this ...

Read more...


Bureaucratic Bulls@:*!!!

By Darlys Walker

Published July 1, 2015

The passing of the recent bill allowing “online voting” is absolutely crazy and a waste of time in that Florida Legislators could have been ...

Read more...


hits counter
 

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 !