IS A C.A.M. MANDATORY?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published September 22, 2014

The other day on the show, we spoke about a President of an association who is in trouble because he used community association funds to pay ...

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ELECTRICITY AND POOL Ė A DEADLY MIX?

By Jan Bergemann

Published September 19, 2014   

Make no mistake: We all should know that water and electricity donít do well together, especially if certain safe guards are overlooked. In Ericís case ...

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PROCEED WITH CAUTION

By Darlys Walker

Published September 17, 2014  

First let me say, Iím extremely happy that Ericís children we not seriously injured in the pool incident. Let this be a subtle reminder to all ...

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BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published September 15, 2014

If you listened to the show last week, you know that my wife and I dodged a huge bullet.  Our children were swimming in our pool and as they ...

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EMBEZZLEMENT AND OTHER SCAMS ARE MORE COMMON THAN YOU THINK

By Jan Bergemann    

Published September 12, 2014

Even if we read in recent weeks more and more about embezzlement in Floridaís community associations Ė and watch such reports in the ...

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ABSCONDING WITH FUNDS IS ALIVE AND WELL

By Darlys Walker

Published September 10, 2014

Weíve all heard the phrase, ďThere are many ways to skin a catĒ. Well make no mistake; there are many ways for Board Members to steal ...

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IS ASSOCIATION CRIME ON THE RISE?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published September 8, 2014

Many of you heard the Condo Craze show a few weeks ago concerning the Mainlands VII HOA in Tamarac , where a President was arrested for ...

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LABOR DAY Ė A DAY TO HONOR YOUR BOARD MEMBERS?

By Jan Bergemann

Published September 5, 2014

According to Wikipedia LABOR DAY is a ďholiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It is a celebration of the American labor ...

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LABOR DAY DREAMS

By Darlys Walker

Published September 3, 2014

Labor Day, a three day weekend, YAY!! The last holiday before budget workshops, elections of new Board Members, Annual Meetings, ...

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A LABOR DAY STORY Ė TRUTH OR FICTION?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published September 1, 2014

Itís Labor Day and condo President Esa Nomyjob, has the day off from work.  She gets to stay home from work and simply enjoy all ...

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SCHOOLING BOARD MEMBERS IS A NECESSITY!

By Jan Bergemann

Published August 29, 2014  

Board members take on a huge responsibility when taking office Ė no doubt about it. Their decisions can make or break the financial welfare ...

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Education, a necessary evil?

By Darlys Walker

Published August 27, 2014

This week my daughter had to return to college for her her Junior year. When I say she went kicking and screaming, I only slightly exaggerate! I had to ...

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ITíS BACK TO SCHOOL TIME

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published August 25, 2014

Itís the end of the summer.  I watched my kids suck it up this week, pack their school bags and head off to school to return for another year ...

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ABUSE OF RESERVE FUNDS

By Jan Bergemann

Published August 22, 2014

In his blog on Monday Eric described how reserve funds should be handled Ė according to the statutes. Make no mistake: The statutes describe ...

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LETíS NOT FORGET HIGHWAY HELL!

By Darlys Walker

Published August 13, 2014

I am in complete agreement with Eric on the lack of cohesive design to the Florida landscape. Iíve often been baffled by the zoning, or lack ...

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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 7,500 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 !