DIFFERENT, BUT THE SAME

By Darlys Walker

Published February 20, 2019

 

For years we have discussed how differently condominium associations are regulated, as opposed to Homeowners associations. Is there a legal requirement to record a community as one over the other? It doesnt seem so!

 

As per www.businessdictionary.com, the three types of dwellings are described as follows:

 

Single Family Homes - A unit dwelling structure, detached home with open space on all four sides and not attached to another structure. Individually owned.

 

Townhome A multi-story house in a housing development which is attached to one or more similar houses by shared walls. Each unit is separately owned.

 

Condominium A building or complex of buildings containing a number of individually owned house or dwellings. Each unit is separately owned

 

In summary, they are all dwellings. They are all individually owned. Bought and sold. They all have four walls. They all have common entry points for egress and ingress to the community. They all have neighbors. They all pay property taxes. The similarities go on and on.

 

SIMPLY PUT, THEY ARE ALL A BOX IN WHICH PEOPLE RESIDE!

 

So why is it so hard for Florida legislators to understand this? Are there benefits to Developers to declare the one type of Association over the other? Are the tax bases different? What are your thoughts?


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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.


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