ARCHIVES 2012

Winter Weather = Liability

By Buddy Whitaker 

Published November 21, 2012

Freezing, snow and ice; oh my!  The winter months ahead can bring an array of weather related issues to homeowners and condominium associations.  How the issues...

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Decorating For The Holidays

By Lanier Coulter, Esq.

Published November 19, 2012   

During the holidays, residents often decorate their property with things such as wreaths, flags and lights. And almost inevitably, there's the owner that decides to go Griswold, causing ...

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WINTER WONDERLAND!

By Darlys Walker

Published November 16, 2012  

Cold weather is fast approaching and it is time to winterize your community and your home. Most Management Firms...

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Time for Holiday Cheer?

By Buddy Whitaker 

Published November 14, 2012

Soon everyone will be decorating their homes and lovely smells will fill kitchens and hallways.  Hopefully these holiday scents will be freshly baked pies and casseroles.

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Snow and Ice in Metro Atlanta

By Lanier Coulter, Esq.

Published November 12, 2012   

Every few years, Metro Atlanta gets some ice or snow and after a day, life is back to normal.  Maybe once a decade, however, the Atlanta area actually receives a few inches of ice or snow which...

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NO TRESPASSING!!!

By Darlys Walker

Published November 9, 2012   

Cold weather and the holiday season are fast approaching. Life seems to move at a faster pace as we come to the end of another year. Lots of errands to run and shopping needs to be done...

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It's getting chilly and so are your pipes

By Buddy Whitaker 

Published November 7, 2012

One of the most common causes of loss for condominium associations are water damage related.  These claims have a significant impact on your insurance program and living ...

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Cold Weather - An Ounce of Prevention...

By Lanier Coulter, Esq.

Published November 5, 2012  

Now that the cold weather is finally here, there are a few things your association can do to minimize potential problems this ...

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READS LIKE AN OPEN BOOK!!!

By Darlys Walker

Published November 2, 2012

If I pay my association fees, don't I have a right to review the records and financials of the Association...

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What insurance documents do owners need?

By Buddy Whitaker 

Published October 31, 2012

From an insurance perspective, unit owners typically need a certificate of insurance from their association.  It ...

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Association Records - What Can A Member Review?

By Lanier Coulter, Esq.

Published October 29, 2012  

What association records does a member have a right to inspect and copy?  In addition to those records that may be set forth in an association's governing documents, the Georgia...

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Dictatorship

By Darlys Walker

Published October 26, 2012   

Elections are over and now it's time to get down to business. As the newly elected Board of Directors, ...

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Understand Your Role.  Don't get into Trouble!

By Buddy Whitaker 

Published October 24, 2012

Many residential association board members view their position as an opportunity to better their community.  But a few see their opportunity to put situations in their favor...

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"I'm the President so I can Decide..."

By Lanier Coulter, Esq.

Published October 22, 2012  

Most association bylaws provide that the membership elects the directors of the association at the annual meeting.  Then, the individuals elected to serve on the board...

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The Tide is Turning

By Darlys Walker

Published October 19, 2012   

Personally, you may not be noticing much positive change in the economy. Gas prices are ridiculous. Food costs continue to rise and pay raises remain stagnant...

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Collecting Unpaid Dues

By Buddy Whitaker 

Published October 17, 2012 

Is there an elephant in the room or just some outstanding dues?  This is a very sensitive subject between boards and unit/homeowners...

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Collection of Assessments

By Lanier Coulter, Esq.

Published October 15, 2012  

Over the last few years, delinquencies have been on the rise and associations have become more focused on collecting assessments from delinquent ...

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Don't Judge a Book By Its Cover!

By Darlys Walker

Published October 12, 2012   

You've all heard the saying, "Perception is Reality". Well, as it applies to ADA complaints it couldn't be truer. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990...

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Discrimination ... leads to aggravation in your association

By Buddy Whitaker 

Published October 10, 2012

What a hot topic these days.  If you've ever served on a board and tried to enforce your association's declarations or by-laws, I'm sure this ...

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Darlys Walker

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.  

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For more information about Darlys Walker and Condominium Concepts Management, Inc. please visit www.condominiumconcepts.com.


G. Lanier Coulter, Jr. -- owner/founder of the firm.  He is a 1998 graduate of Oglethorpe University and a 2001 graduate of Emory University School of Law, where he was the recipient of the

Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund Award. 

  

Lanier is a member of the state Bar of Georgia and the DeKalb County Bar Association.  He is the author of "Don't Wait Until it's Too Late, Statutes of Limitation and How They Can Affect Your Association's Rights" which appeared in Georgia Commons, a Publication of Community Associations Institute of Georgia, Inc.  

 

Lanier practices primarily in the area of community association law.  Lanier assists associations in interpretation and enforcement of their governing documents (covenant enforcement and collection of assessments) and in the negotiation, financing and execution of major renovation and rehabilitation projects.  He is an instructor of continuing education courses for community association managers and attorneys, including, "Dealing With Difficult People," "Problem Solving for Planned Communities," and "Condominium Law." 

 

Currently Lanier serves as a member of the Amicus Committee the Community Association Institute and a member of the Legislative Action Committee for the Georgia for Chapter of the Community Association Institute.  He was the recipient of the 2011 Rising Star Award in the CAI-Georgia Chapter.

Contact Lanier at: glc@coulterlawfirm.net


Buddy Whitaker truly enjoys being an insurance professional. His condominium association client's appreciate his attention to detail. The fact that he has practically committed

the Georgia Condominium Act to memory helps.

 

In his words, "My objective is to be the resource and trusted advisor that my clients want to turn to for guidance. I strive to either know the answer or to know where to find it."

Creative Solutions: As a student of condo association (COA) insurance, Buddy has forged specialized programs that address the unique exposures of multi-family residential structures.

His solutions juggle the need to keep overall costs down, both for the unit owner and the association, while making sure that coverage remains as broad as possible.

COA Focused: He's leveraged his 6 years in the insurance industry through his position as director of Continuing education for Metro Alliance of Independent Insurance Agents and seat on the board of his own condo association. This transitioned into understanding of the COA world the nature of the claims, methods of managing the risk, and the complex relationhips among board members, unit owners, and property managers.

Insurance isní
't just a job for Buddy, it is a passion. That said, he also enjoys a round of golf, experimenting in the kitchen, and DIY projects around his home. He's also a loving husband and a proud father of a brand new baby girl. 
  

Contact Buddy at: buddy@hains.com

or visit the Hamby & Aloisio, Inc. website at:

http://www.hains.com