ARCHIVES 2013

TURKEY TALK

By Darlys Walker

Published November 18, 2013

According to www.propertycasualty360.com, more cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year. Why you ask? Deep Fried ...

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A Created Security Concern

By Buddy Whitaker 

Published November 15, 2013

Security is not something that is provided by most homeowner and condominium associations in the state of Georgia. If fact most association docs state that security is not provided...

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Does Your Association Provide You Security?

By Lanier Coulter, Esq.

Published November 13, 2013

Security is a concern for many homeowners within community associations. Too often, we hear news stories about break-ins at condominium complexes and ..

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CONTROLLED ACCESS, NO SECURITY GATES

By Darlys Walker

Published November 11, 2013

Your safety is your responsibility! Over the past thirty years in Property Management, I have heard this phrase repeated numerous times. Everywhere ...

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How Protected Are You?

By Buddy Whitaker 

Published November 8, 2013

An insurance policy is not a full risk management program. There are situations that can't be insured against. If someone were to sue the board for a wrongful ...

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I'LL JUST SUE YOU!

By Darlys Walker

Published November 6, 2013

If only we had a dollar for every time someone threatened to take legal action against us. We would all be rich! Board Members are not immune to these ...

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DISABILITY UNDER THE FEDERAL FAIR HOUSING AMENDMENTS ACT

By Lanier Coulter, Esq.

Published November 4, 2013

The Federal Fair Housing Amendments Act  ("FHA") prohibits discrimination of protected classes in the provision of housing by community associations....

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What About...

By Darlys Walker

Published November 1, 2013

It's the fourth quarter of the year, by far, the busiest time for Association, their Attorneys and Management Firms. Most Condominium documents require ...

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Budget Season: Tips to Reduce Your Association's Insurance

By Buddy Whitaker 

Published October 30, 2013

If you are looking at your annual budget like most board members or property managers, you have most likely come across the insurance line item. Hopefully ...

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Annual meeting season is upon us

By Lanier Coulter, Esq.

Published October 28, 2013

For many boards of directors and community association managers, annual meetings are fairly routine.  However, there are some common issues and  ...

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Having the Right Details

By Darlys Walker

Published October 25, 2013 

80% of home loans today are FHA-FNMA loans. It is paramount that an Association has "Project Approval" for these institutions so that resale values....

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FHA and HUD Violations

By Buddy Whitaker 

Published October 23, 2013

The provisions behind the FHA are designed to prevent discrimination in community associations.  Thus most of the claims I have handled in relation to ...

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Occupancy Restrictions and the Fair Housing Amendments Act

By Lanier Coulter, Esq.

Published October 21, 2013

Covenants governing the number and type of occupants per dwelling have been subject to much scrutiny over the years.  Community associations are bound ...

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I Smell Smoke!

By Darlys Walker

Published October 18, 2013

Do Homeowners have the right to be a nuisance to their neighbors? More and more, cigar and cigarette smoke permeating between units is becoming a very ...

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Avoid the Noise/Nuisance Violation Trap

By Buddy Whitaker 

Published October 16, 2013

Nuisance issues always arise in condominium associations and while you cannot report all of them as being a viable claim, you should certainly monitor them ...

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Dealing With Nuisance Behavior

By Lanier Coulter, Esq.

Published October 14, 2013

With people living in close proximity to each other, nuisance complaints are common in the community association setting.  The governing documents for ...

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Are you listening?

By Darlys Walker

Published October 11, 2013

One of the most common complaints we hear is that the Board doesn't listen to what the Homeowners say. Boards are charges with the responsibility of ...

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Communication is Critical

By Buddy Whitaker 

Published October 9, 2013

How well do you know your unit owners?  Most in my condominium association are pretty calm and like to see an occasional update on a current situation...

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Bridging the Communication Divide

By Lanier Coulter, Esq.

Published October 7, 2013

One of the most common complaints about community associations is the lack of communication between the board and the members of the community...

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Changing with the Times

By Darlys Walker

Published October 4, 2013

As the saying goes, "Time Stands Still for No Man". With the passing of time comes change, and yes we have to make changes and adapt to the world ...

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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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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 isn'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