ARCHIVES 2013

A NEW YEAR, A LOOK BACK AND A PEEK INTO THE FUTURE

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published December 30, 2013

My what a difference a year makes.  This time last year, we had no idea how many HOAs there were in the State of Florida, unit owners weren't allowed ...

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Happy Holidays?

By Jan Bergemann

Published December 27, 2013

I hope you all survived the feasts that were served without bigger stomach aches. I know itís always tempting to eat too much of all the good food Ė and desserts...

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ENJOY YOUR DAY!

By Darlys Walker

Published December 25, 2013

I would like to offer a very heartfelt thank you to all of our readers! While we strive to reach as many people as possible, today I hope that you are enjoying ...

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published December 23, 2013

Today, I may disappoint some of you.  I won't be writing about bar room type brawls at our association meetings, election shenanigans, missing money, ...

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SERVING ON THE BOARD TO ENRICH YOURSELF?

By Jan Bergemann

Published December 20, 2013    

Letís make no mistake, it can be of great advantage for the association if a board memberís company is contracting to do some work for the community. But ...

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MY FRIEND OWNS A COMPANY

By Darlys Walker

Published December 18, 2013

The subject of utilizing Board Members and their company, or their friends company is one that comes up on a regular basis. There is no law that prohibits ...

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HAVE I GOT A DEAL FOR YOU

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published December 16, 2013

We all know that in both a condo and an HOA board members serve without compensation.  Suppose however that a member of the Board owns a business ...

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HOW DIFFICULT CAN IT BE TO REGISTER AN HOA?

By Jan Bergemann

Published December 13, 2013   

Honestly, when I first saw the form the DBPR developed to register HOAs as required by FS720.303(13) I thought it would be real easy to follow the ...

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TIME TO JOIN THE BANDWAGON

By Darlys Walker

Published December 11, 2013

WOW, if Eric's estimations are correct and 50% of Associations have not met the November 23rd, 2013 deadline to register, there is the potential for an ...

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HEY H.O.A. OWNERS ---  THERE IS STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published December 9, 2013

Last legislative session, Jan and I tried valiantly to have The Florida Legislature pass legislation that would have allowed the Department of Business and ...

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TOO MANY GRINCHES ON HOA BOARDS?

By Jan Bergemann

Published December 6, 2013

One thing is sure: We will again see in the very next future reports about HOA owners being threatened by their board for their holiday decorations. Just ...

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PERCEPTION MAY NOT BE YOUR BOARD REALITY

By Darlys Walker

Published December 4, 2013

The holidays are upon us and many Homeowners are working diligently to decorate both inside and outside their homes. Yes, it is a joyful time. That is...

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HOLIDAY DECORATIONS --- WHAT ARE THE LIMITS?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published December 2, 2013

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 lights, plug-in the blow-ups, ...

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NOMINATING COMMITTEES Ė A TOOL FOR DICTATORS?

By Jan Bergemann

Published November 29, 2013

Elections for the board of directors are most likely the hottest topic in community associations. It is just amazing how many power-hungry dictators live in ...

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HOA's -- NOWHERE TO TURN, PLENTY OF PLACES TO HIDE

By Darlys Walker
Published November 27, 2013
During this time every year, the DPBR is overwhelmed by complaints of irregular
or illegal election proceedings. If you're a Condominium Owner you have ...

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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, 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 !