PAYING FOR VIEW?

By Jan Bergemann

Published October  20, 2017

We’ll hear that a lot: Owners are upset – and are even willing to go to court over it – because ...

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SHOULD ASSOCIATIONS OWN AND OPERATE ENTERTAINMENT VENUES?

By Darlys Walker

Published October 18, 2017  

As more and more golf courses struggle to stay financially stable. Boards are discussing purchasing ...

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APPEALS COURT SAYS THE GOLF COURSE STAYS

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published October 16, 2017

So many of you live in communities that are actually on a golf course or are adjacent to a golf ...

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OL’ GLORY – FLYING PROUD?

By Jan Bergemann

Published October  13, 2017

May be I’m old fashioned, but for me the NATIONAL ANTHEM and OL’ GLORY are ...

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STORM DAMAGE AND YOUR LCAM

By Darlys Walker

Published October 11, 2017 

The recent wrath of Harry and Irma have been devastating to much of Florida. While we are ...

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IS YOUR ASSOCIATION FLAG FRIENDLY?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published October 9, 2017

The flag sure is a topic of discussion in the country.  The purpose of today is not to take a ...

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HIGH COST OF INSURANCE?

By Jan Bergemann

Published October  6, 2017

Even if you didn’t suffer any damages to your property from the recent hurricane, mark my ...

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WASTING AWAY IN MARGARITAVILLE

By Darlys Walker

Published October 4, 2017  

So many residents of Florida are not native Floridians. According to Wikipedia, only 33% ...

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FLORIDIANS GETTING THE SHORT END OF THE STICK

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published October 2, 2017

If this doesn’t anger you, nothing will.  Have you ever thought about why your flood ...

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SETTING MONEY ASIDE FOR RESERVES?

By Jan Bergemann

Published September 29, 2017

Let’s face it: Many of the foreclosures after Hurricane Wilma were caused by the lack of ;;;

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IT’S A MATTER OF UPBRINGING

By Darlys Walker

Published September 27, 2017  

Eric asked why some boards place the pledge of allegiance on the agenda and open every ...

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SPEND NOW OR SPEND LATER

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published September 25, 2017

.  But we don’t have money to fix our roof.

.  I can’t believe how expensive ...

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CONDO RECALL ARBITRATION – NON-EXISTENT IN THE MOMENT?

By Jan Bergemann

Published September 22, 2017

Latest since Chief Arbitrator James Earls Final Ruling in the Sunbrook Condo recall case, we know ...

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THE LACK OF EXPERTISE SHOWS

By Darlys Walker

Published September 20, 2017  

Legislators continue to implement laws when it is clear that they have no concept of the issue ...

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RECALL BOMBSHELL: I HATE TO SAY I TOLD YOU SO

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published September 18, 2017

When the Condo Crime Bill, HB 1237, was being debated I wrote a blog in March that warned ...

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LEARNING FROM IRMA?

By Jan Bergemann

Published September 15, 2017

I guess we all “survived” IRMA and – hopefully – we all, including our government, learned from ...

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THE BEST AND WORST OF HUMANITY

By Darlys Walker

Published September 13, 2017  

Harry and Irma have passed, 9/11 has been remembered and in many ways we are witnessing ...

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WE WILL REBUILD, WE WILL OVERCOME AND WE WILL REMEMBER

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published September 11, 2017

If you’re reading this today, I want you to do one thing…….smile.  Yes, I understand your ...

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DEDICATED TO THE OWNERS OF PROPERTY IN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS

By Jan Bergemann

Published September 8, 2017

Yes, we all know that being a board member of a community association is not an easy job if ...

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SERVING ON AN ASSOCIATION BOARD. IS IT A LABOR OF LOVE?

By Darlys Walker  

Published September 6, 2017  

My guess is for most of you hard working, dedicated, community focused, board ...

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A LABOR DAY TRADITION

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published September 4, 2017

Ahhh…….. it’s finally Labor Day.  It signifies the end of the oppressive summer heat, a return...

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DESTROYING HISTORY?

By Jan Bergemann

Published September 1, 2017

I doubt a developer would name roads in the community he is building Hitler Avenue or Stalin...

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NOBODY IS RIGHT IF EVERYBODY IS WRONG

By Darlys Walker

Published August 30, 2017  

Being a child of the 60’s and 70’s and truly loving good ol’ rock and roll music, I think there is ...

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A TALE OF TWO HOAs

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published August 28, 2017

I don’t know if you heard, but two identical looking HOAs are being built right next to each ...

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KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

By Jan Bergemann

Published August 25, 2017

I know, I nearly sound like at TV-station – nothing but repeats. But I can’t say it often ...

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COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS

By Darlys Walker

Published August 23, 2017  

The most common misconception some board members have, is that their life experiences, ...

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IT’S BACK TO SCHOOL TIME

By Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published August 21, 2017
It’s the end of the summer. Millions of kids across our state go back to school today. And it’s ...

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55 COMMUNITIES – WOULD YOU MOVE IN?

By Jan Bergemann     

Published August 18, 2017

Just imagine there would be communities where you can only live if you are less than 55 years ...

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ONCE UPON A TIME

By Darlys Walker

Published August 16, 2017     

Many of you may remember pre-1993, when “all adult communities” were legal and all the ...

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SUPPOSE REVERSE 55 AND OVER COMMUNITIES WERE ALLOWED?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published August 14, 2017

At a time in history where it seems someone is always offended about something, it seems ...

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55+ COMMUNITIES – A CESSPOOL OF PROBLEMS?

By Jan Bergemann

Published August 11, 2017

Let’s start with my personal opinion: Considering what I have seen over the years happening ...

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BABY BOOMERS RETURNING

By Darlys Walker

Published August 9, 2017

The time for baby boomers to retire ort to begin thinking about retiring is here. There seems ...

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55 AND OVER COMMUNITIES – HOW TO BECOME ONE AND STAY ONE

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published August 7, 2017

Yesterday was a big day.  I turned 50.  It’s a time to not only reminisce about the past, but also ...

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TERM LIMITS: YES OR NO?

By Jan Bergemann

Published August 4, 2017

I don’t think there is a doubt that term limits are important -- not only for legislators. And I ...

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DOES THE TERM LIMIT REGULATION SKIRT THE REAL ISSUE?

By Darlys Walker

Published August 2, 2017  

In my humble opinion, it does nothing to resolve the real problem ...

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ARE THERE TERM LIMITS OR NOT?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published July 31, 2017

Last week we blogged about some confusion that exists in the new condo crime bill.  Make no ...

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FIXES NEEDED?

By Jan Bergemann

Published July 28, 2017

Already during the time the Condo Reform Bill HB 1237 was discussed in the legislature, it ...

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ADDING UP THE DOLLAR$

By Darlys Walker

Published July 26, 2017  

Clearly there continues to be ambiguity and conflict with new legislation added to FLS ...

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THERE’S A CONFLICT IN THE NEW CONFLICT LAWS

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published July 24, 2017

As you know, the condo crime bill was quickly rushed through The Florida Legislature ...

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WHO OPPOSES HOA REFORM?

By Jan Bergemann

Published July 21, 2017

Let’s just face it: HOA reform fails in most legislative sessions because the HOA advocates ...

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WILL HOA’S EVER GET IT??

By Darlys Walker

Published July 19, 2017

With all of the new legislation taking place for Condo Associations, it seems to have ...

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IS THERE ANY HOPE FOR OUR HOA FRIENDS?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published July 17, 2017

To say that this was an active year for condo legislation is certainly an understatement.  A ...

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UP IN FLAMES?

By Jan Bergemann

Published July 14, 2017

What do you think will happen if your high-rise condo is up in flames and you try to run down the ...

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BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY?

By Darlys Walker

Published July 12, 2017

There is a saying that goes something like this, “ An ounce of prevention is worth a ...

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HOUSE BILL 653 GOES UP IN SMOKE

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published July 10, 2017

Just when high Florida rise condominiums thought they had dodged a bullet and wouldn’t be ...

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AN IMPORTANT STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

By Jan Bergemann

Published July 7, 2017

When HB 1237 (aka the CONDO CRIME BILL) took effect on July 1, 2017 our legislature had ...

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THE TOP TWO ARE……

By Darlys Walker

Published July 5, 2017 

The new laws seem to be moving in the right direction and my top two favorites are: ...

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SO WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE NEW LAWS?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published July 3, 2017

It certainly was a busy year for condo legislation.  HB 653 was vetoed at the last minute by the ...

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AMENDING YOUR GOVERNING DOCS?

By Jan Bergemann

Published June 30, 2017

We always hear from attorneys that the association documents are “outdated” and need to be ...

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NEW REGULATIONS MAY BE NEEDED

By Darlys Walker

Published June 28, 2017 

If you read Eric’s blog on Monday then you might recall his statement and I quote, “But if that counsel ...

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YOUR DOCS ARE OLD ----- BUT DOES THAT MEAN THEY’RE USELESS?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published June 26, 2017

I can’t tell you how many times per year I meet with a newly elected Board, and their first concern...

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SHORT-TERM RENTALS: A GROWING PEST?

By Jan Bergemann

Published June 23, 2017

Let’s make no mistake: Community associations were not necessarily built with the intention...

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SHORT TERM RENTALS, A NATIONWIDE PROBLEM

By Darlys Walker

Published June 21, 2017

AIRBNB, VRBO, FlipKey and HomeAway are just a few of the companies who will rent your ...

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IF YOU WANT TO PUT A STOP TO OVERNIGHT RENTALS – YOUR DOCS NEED CHANGING

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published June 19, 2017

The numbers don’t lie. As a vacation destination, Florida is where it’s at. Everyone, from all over ...

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UNHAPPY WITH THE CANDIDATE WHO WON THE ELECTION?

By Jan Bergemann

Published June 16, 2017

One thing everybody should have learned in life: The candidate you like doesn’t always ...

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NOT SO FAST

By Darlys Walker

Published June 14, 2017

I have to disagree with Eric. I believe there are cases where board members are harassed every ...

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REAL POLITICS MUCH WORSE THAN CONDO POLITICS

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published June 12, 2017

Presidents and Vice Presidents of condos and HOAs stop your complaining.  The abuse and ...

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SIGNING LAUNDRY MAT CONTRACTS? BEWARE!

By Jan Bergemann

Published June 9, 2017

Let’s face it: Contracts are tricky – and even if you have five copies of a signed contract, it ...

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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 !