ARCHIVES 2015

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

By Jan Bergemann

Published December 24, 2015

We wish all of you -- and your families -- a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Merry Christmas!

By Darlys Walker

Published December 23, 2015

From myself and my staff at Condominium Concepts Management, we wish each of you a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous ...

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MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published December 21, 2015

Jan, Darlys and I write a lot. We write 52 columns a year for the past several years. No doubt, thatís a lot of talk. While we have ...

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NO QUORUM NEEDED AT HOA ELECTION

By Jan Bergemann

Published December 18, 2015

When CCFJ succeeded in pushing H7119 through the Florida Legislature in 2013 it closed one serious loophole in the HOA election...

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FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS

By Darlys Walker

Published December 16, 2015

Kudos to Mrs. Turner for fighting for her right to serve on the board of her association. As a CAM firm, we are seeing more and more ...

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NO QUORUM AT YOUR H.O.A. ANNUAL MEETING? IT MAY NOT MATTER!

By Eric Glazer, Esq.  

Published December 14, 2015

Our firm won an interesting HOA election case two weeks ago in arbitration before the DBPR. I think the case makes for some good ...

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RELIGION IN ASSOCIATIONS: A BREEDING GROUND FOR LAWSUITS!

By Jan Bergemann

Published December 11, 2015

If you know your history you know that religion caused more wars than anything else. Itís not quite as bad in community associations, but ...

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ITíS MY PROPERTY I CAN DO WHAT I WANT!  YES, UNLESS YOU LIVE IN A COA OR AN HOA!

By Darlys Walker

Published December 9, 2015

Purchasing a home is usually the most expensive investment people will make in their lifetime. Many owners believe that with homeownership ...

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YOUR RIGHT TO PRACTICE YOUR RELIGION MAY NOT BE AS STRONG AS YOU THOUGHT IT WAS

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published December 7, 2015

So last week we blogged about the fact that your right to display religious symbols on your own property is limited. In a condominium, ...

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EVERY YEAR AGAIN: THE WAR OVER CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

By Jan Bergemann

Published December 4, 2015

Every year again:  We read lots of media reports about owners fighting with associations over Christmas decorations. Where I come from ...

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YOUR RIGHTS OFFEND ME!

By Darlys Walker

Published December 2, 2015

Oh my gosh! This time of you is the absolute worst for Boards and CAMís. Not only are you overworked and overstressed preparing ...

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HOLIDAY DECORATIONS --- WHAT ARE THE LIMITS?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published November 30, 2015

Now that Thanksgiving is over, there's a race to get those Christmas decorations up.  It's no longer too early to start.  Twinkle the ...

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PAYING BOARD MEMBERS? BAD IDEA!

By Jan Bergemann

Published November 27, 2015

Enacting a bill allowing associations to pay board members for their ďservicesĒ will definitely attract more candidates for the next annual ...

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NO RIGHT ANSWER

By Darlys Walker

Published November 25, 2015

The question as to whether or not board members should be paid is a tough one. The really good board members who work as a part ...

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IS IT TIME TO RE-THINK PAYMENT TO DIRECTORS?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.  

Published November 23, 2015

It has been a long time since we blogged about whether or not officers and directors of our Florida community associations should get ...

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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 6,000 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 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 !