WHY IS THE DIVISION OF CONDOMINIUMS BEING SO DIFFICULT?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published December 5, 2016   

All of you who live in a condominium are now certainly aware that by December 31st, if your building is 75 feet or higher, you will ...

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POLITICALLY CORRECT? NONSENSE!

By Jan Bergemann

Published December 2, 2016

This HUD interpretation of the Fair Housing Act is another warning sign that all these government agencies trying to be politically correct ...

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ARE ASSOCIATIONS AND LCAMS CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE?

By Darlys Walker

Published November 30, 2016

Speaking purely from experience, HUD’s recent statement causes me great concern for various reasons. Let me present a scenario...

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BEFORE YOU REJECT THAT CRIMINAL OFFENDER……

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published November 28, 2016 

As much as I would like to move on from the politics of the election, it’s difficult to do when faced with a recent decision of the U.S. ...

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FAIR ELECTIONS? NOT IN HOAs!

By Jan Bergemann

Published November 25, 2016

I wish many more people would pay attention to the magic  words contained in FS 720.306: “otherwise provided in the governing ...

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LEGAL COUNSEL IS GREAT, BUT SOMETIMES LAW ENFORCEMENT IS BETTER

By Darlys Walker

Published November 23, 2016

Far too many elections and annual meetings are completely out of control. This seems to be especially true in South Florida! It is ...

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AVOIDING CHAOS AT YOUR HOA ELECTION

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published November 21, 2016 

While the condo statute outlines a very specific and rigid procedure on how HOAs should conduct the election, the HOA Statute ...

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HOW COMPLICATED IS THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE?

By Jan Bergemann

Published November 18, 2016

It seems that quite a few people, that includes certain board members, attorneys and community association managers, have serious ...

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PROOF REQUIRED

By Darlys Walker

Published November 16, 2016  

Should the state statute mandate that all board members undergo a criminal background investigation and provide a photo....

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AVOID DRAMA AT YOUR CONDOMINIUM ELECTION

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published November 14, 2016 

Each and every year, without fail, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation is deluged with arbitration petitions ...

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KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

By Jan Bergemann

Published November 11, 2016

Remember, for most of you buying a home is the biggest investment in your life. Shouldn’t you know how to protect your investment by ...

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IT REALLY IS FREE!

By Darlys Walker

Published November 9, 2016

We are all taught from a young age that nothing in life is free. Well thank goodness there are exceptions to everything. Condo ...

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JOIN US ON NOVEMBER 15TH

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published November 7, 2016 

As you all know by now, condo and HOA directors must get certified within one year prior to getting elected or appointed to the board ...

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FLORIDA FRIENDLY LANDSCAPING – A GOOD LAW?

By Jan Bergemann

Published November 4, 2016

When the Florida legislature passed in 2009 the laws commonly known as the Florida Friendly Landscaping Acts, everybody thought that these ...

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REDUCING YOUR FOOTPRINT

By Darlys Walker

Published November 2, 2016

Most of us are familiar with this term as more and more owners become aware of the damage we are doing to our planet. Many ...

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DOES THE LAW ENCOURAGE OUR COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS TO CONSERVE WATER AND ENERGY?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published October 31, 2016 

There’s plenty of talk this election season about water and energy conservation. There’s even a proposed constitutional amendment in .....

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SUING FOR A PAYRAISE?

By Jan Bergemann

Published October 14, 2016

HONESTLY: ARE YOU HAVING FUN YET? When I saw the lawsuit I had to read it twice, because I didn’t believe my eyes the ,,,

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GIVE ME A BREAK!

By Darlys Walker

Published October 26, 2016       

Being the oldest daughter of seven girls and a successful entrepreneur in a male dominated industry, I am ALL about GIRL ...

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IN HOUSE FIGHTING AT THE DBPR

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD – BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published October 24, 2016

Normally, when we talk about lawsuits in this blog, it’s between unit owners and their associations. Not this week. ...

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WHAT IS “UNLICENSED PRACTICE OF LAW” IN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS?

By Jan Bergemann

Published October 21, 2016

I thought that the Florida Supreme Court made it very clear in its “ADVISORY OPINION -- ACTIVITIES OF COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION MANAGERS” dated May 14, 2015 how CAMs are limited ...

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DON’T BOTHER GETTING YOUR CAM LICENSE, GET YOUR LAW DEGREE!

By Darlys Walker

Published October 19, 2016 

I originally wrote this article in January 2015, and no my opinion has not changed. However, I would challenge lawmakers to ...

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CAMS BE CAREFUL ABOUT THE UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF LAW

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published October 17, 2016 

Last year we blogged about a long awaited decision by The Florida Supreme Court regarding what a licensed community association ...

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HURRICANE? NO JOKE!

By Jan Bergemann

Published October 14, 2016

After Florida was left alone for more than 10 years by nasty hurricanes, hurricane “Matthew” paid a visit. South Florida was ...

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OH NO, ANOTHER SPECIAL ASSESSMENT

By Darlys Walker

Published October 12, 2016

Is your community getting hit with a 1-2 punch? No matter how much we say, “DON’T WAIVE RESERVES”, “PLAN FOR THE ...

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HURRICANE HEADACHES

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published October 10, 2016

Well….. after eleven years, our luck ran out. We finally rolled a seven. We had a great run though. Unfortunately, it’s now time to deal ...

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WHAT’S A QUORUM?

By Jan Bergemann

Published October 7, 2016

According to WIKIPEDIA it’s “A quorum is the minimum number of members of a deliberative assembly (a body that uses ...

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YOU HEARD IT FROM THE ATTORNEY

By Darlys Walker

Published October 5, 2016

Only Eric or one of his associates can give the answer to the Board of Directors, “What exactly is a quorum of directors”? ...

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SO WHAT EXACTLY IS A QUORUM OF DIRECTORS?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published October 3, 2016 

As we all know, a quorum of directors is necessary in order to have a valid meeting of the Board of Directors. But, how is a quorum ...

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DEBATES? WHAT A JOKE!

By Jan Bergemann

Published September 30, 2016

I guess until Monday evening I would have been all for debates among candidates for an election. But I quickly changed my mind ...

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DEBATE CANCELLED

By Darlys Walker

Published September 28, 2016

Well it’s not often I disagree with Eric, but on the issue of holding a candidate debate for board elections, I say no way! Having had the ...

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WHY NOT HAVE DEBATES IN YOUR CONDO ELECTIONS?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published September 26, 2016 

Tonight may prove to be the most watched debate in the history of politics. People are going to tune in in record numbers, many of ...

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FORECLOSURE CRISIS: NEVER AGAIN?

By Jan Bergemann

Published September 23, 2016

It seems that the number of FORECLOSURES is going down. But will it stay that way? I guess we all know the old saying: “History ...

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WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND

By Darlys Walker

Published September 21, 2016    

The real estate market is similar in many ways to other things in our society. Just like fashion, it seems to come full circle about every 20 ...

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WHERE HAVE ALL THE FORECLOSURES GONE?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published September 19, 2016 

Boy what a difference a few years makes. Remember the days where foreclosures were the talk of the town? Remember when a ...

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THE GOOD(?), THE BAD AND THE UGLY!

By Jan Bergemann

Published September 16, 2016

Last week, celebrating Labor Day, we praised the “good” board members, the ones who work hard to create a “peaceful” community and ...

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NO WHERE IN SIGHT!

By Darlys Walker

Published September 14, 2016

The real estate market is similar in many ways to other things in our society. Just like fashion, it seems to come full circle about every 20 ...

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AND NOW THE FLIP SIDE

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published September 12, 2016

Last week’s Labor Day blog was devoted to those officers and directors who truly give their heart and soul to the communities they ...

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HARD-WORKING BOARD MEMBERS DESERVE A BIG THANK-YOU!

By Jan Bergemann

Published September 9, 2016

Last Monday was Labor Day – and we shouldn’t forget to thank all the hard-working Board members trying to do their best to keep ...

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MIRACLES DO HAPPEN!

By Darlys Walker

Published September 7, 2016

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

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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 !