2018

BEFORE PUTTING UP THAT ELECTION SIGN………..

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published September 24, 2018

No matter who you’re voting for in November, there is no doubt that the eyes of the nation are ...

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DON’T FORGET THE FUNDING OF RESERVES!

By Jan Bergemann

Published September 21, 2018

It’s the time of the ear where owners and board members are fighting about the budget. One side ....

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MONEY, MONEY, MONEY!

By Darlys Walker    

Published September 19, 2018  

It’s that time of year again! Where did 2018 go? Its budget time, and the most common statement ...

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TIME TO MAKE THE BUDGET

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published September 17, 2018

Fall is the time when Boards and their managers start scrambling to make next year’s budget ...

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KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!

By Jan Bergemann

Published September 14, 2018

That statement was good in the 16th century – and it’s still good today. Especially in community...

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CONTINUING EDUCATION OR NOT?

By Darlys Walker    

Published September 12, 2018  

As a licensed broker in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, I am ...

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IT’S BACK TO SCHOOL TIME

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published September 10, 2018

It’s the end of the summer.  Millions of kids across our state have to suck it up and return to school.  And...

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A MEDAL FOR GOOD BOARD MEMBERS?

By Jan Bergemann

Published September 7, 2018

There is absolutely no doubt that there are many good board members serving in Florida’s community ...

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IT’S A THANKLESS JOB!

By Darlys Walker

Published September 5, 2018  

Serving as an LCAM or as a volunteer board member is one of the most demanding, time consuming, ...

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A LABOR DAY TRADITION CONTINUES

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published September 3, 2018

Joe Hadanuf is the President of Livinhel Condo.  Joe and his Vice President, Haywood Ukilme ...

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NO MATTER WHERE YOU START – LITIGATION IS COSTLY!

By Jan Bergemann

Published August 31, 2018

Only too often you don’t really have a choice where you start, the Florida statutes already ...

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WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT WHEN ENTERING A DEFECT LITIGATION SUIT?

By Darlys Walker

Published August 29, 2018  

Most boards have never filed suit against anyone for anything more than a violation or ...

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WHERE DO WE START?  IN COURT?  MEDIATION? ARBITRATION?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.     

Published August 27, 2018

If there is one discrepancy between condominium and homeowner association law that makes ...

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COSTLY LITIGATION?

By Jan Bergemann    

Published August 24, 2018

As Eric pointed out on Monday Florida statutes have certain requirements that demand that owners ...

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WHY IS THERE SO MUCH LITIGATION?

By Darlys Walker

Published August 22, 2018  

Why is there so much litigation? Anyone can sue anyone, for any reason, no matter how ridiculous. ...

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LITIGATION LIMITS

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published August 20, 2018

We all know that condominium and homeowner associations sue and get sued all the time.  Are ...

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PROMISES, PROMISES?

By Jan Bergemann

Published August 17, 2018

In this country it doesn’t really matter if somebody makes you any verbal promises sealed by a ...

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SPECIAL BLOG

SAVE MONEY!  APPEAL YOUR REAL ESTATE TAXES AS A GROUP

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published August 16, 2018

Do you believe that your real estate taxes too high?  Why not appeal your tax bill as a group? ...

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READ YOUR DOCUMENTS CLEARLY!

By Darlys Walker

Published August 15, 2018  

Time and time again we receive complaints from purchasers stating, “My sales agent said I could lease ...

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DID YOU GET IT IN WRITING?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published August 13, 2018

We have all been in circumstances where someone promised something, reneged on that promise ...

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HAPPY FACES? NOT IN MANY ASSOCIATIONS!

By Jan Bergemann

Published August 10, 2018

Wouldn’t it be nice if we would see a lot of happy faces when meeting the neighbors in our ...

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GIVE A LITTLE AND YOU WILL GET A LOT

By Darlys Walker

Published August 8, 2018  

As CEO of my firm, I attend a lot of board meetings. It seems that no matter what state I’m in there...

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MAKING YOUR COMMUNITY A FRIENDLIER PLACE

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published August 6, 2018

Today is my 51st birthday.  I’m also in London at the moment taking in the sights with the family.  We’ll ...

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RESTRICTIONS, RESTRICTIONS – AND MORE RESTRICTIONS

By Jan Bergemann

Published August 3, 2018

When moving into a community association you will be surrounded by even more restrictions...

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WHAT SHOULD THE BOARD CONSIDER WHEN IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS?

By Darlys Walker

Published August 1, 2018  

I happen to live in an HOA with very strict covenants. This is fine by me, I want my investment ...

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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 !