2023

 

WHAT ELECTIONS?

By Jan Bergemann

Published February 3, 2023

Yes, bylaws and Florida statutes require annual elections in community associations, but in reality there are too many ...

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CERTIFICATION IMPORTANCE

By Rafael Aquino

Published February 1, 2023  

Community associations are vital to the functioning of many residential areas, serving as the hub for maintaining property ...

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IT’S ELECTION TIME AGAIN

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published January 30, 2023

This is going to be a very interesting election year for condos.  I perceive that there is definitely going to be two...

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OWNERS’ RIGHTS TO SPEAK AT MEETINGS!

By Jan Bergemann

Published January 27, 2023

The statutes regulating Florida’s community associations clearly give owners the right to speak at public meetings – ...

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STAY POSITIVE…

By Rafael Aquino

Published January 25, 2023  

As an owner of a community association management company, I can attest to the importance of having a positive ...

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I HEAR YOU!

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published January 23, 2023

The other day I was complaining to my Rabbi about something by text.  I received an e-mail back that said: “I ...

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THE FIGHT WILL BE ON!

By Jan Bergemann

Published January 20, 2023

As much as I liked Rafael’s headline on Wednesday: “WE MUST STAND TOGETHER…!” – that will never happen...

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 WE MUST STAND TOGETHER…

By Rafael Aquino

Published January 18, 2023  

Florida's associations are facing a slew of increases in assessments that seem to have no end. The increase comes ...

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YOUR LEGISLATIVE WISH LIST

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published January 16, 2023

The Florida Legislature will convene in March, so the next two months will be chaotic.  Lobbyists will be walking the ...

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WHAT’S IMPORTANT FOR THE UPCOMING LEGISLATIVE SESSION?

By Jan Bergemann

Published January 13, 2023

Let’s face it: After the Surfside disaster costing the lives of 98 people the Florida Legislature had no other choice but to ...

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ONE-TWO PUNCH

By Rafael Aquino

Published January 11, 2023  

As we all start our plans for this coming year, our condo associations must maintain sight of the expected impacts ...

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A NEW YEAR UNLIKE THOSE IN THE PAST

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published January 9, 2023

I’m not going to tell you that you should have a bunch of new year resolutions that you must follow.  We all know how ...

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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 three decades and is the owner of Glazer and Sachs, P.A. a five attorney law firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando.

 

Eric is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Condominium and Planned Development Law.

 

Since 2009, Eric has been the host of Condo Craze and HOAs, a weekly one hour radio show that airs at 11:00 a.m. each Sunday on 850 WFTL.

   

See: www.condocrazeandhoas.com.

   

Eric is the first attorney in the State of Florida that designed a course that certifies condominium and HOA residents as eligible to serve on a Board of Directors and has now certified more than 20,000 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.



As the Co-Founder and CEO of Affinity Management Services, Rafael P. Aquino leads his team to redefine excellence. They serve community   associations   efficiently

and effectively with dedication and passion. Rafael’s energy and positive spirit is the foundation of Affinity Management Services’ company culture, which instills enthusiasm and excitement when providing expert advice to its board members and relieving the day-to-day burdens of running a community association.

 

Since 2007, Rafael has developed a work culture that values responsive and high-quality services. He has led his team by following a proactive vs reactive philosophy. The same approach Rafael instills in the day to day operations of each association. Today, Affinity Management Services maintains its success and benefits as a result of the foundation Rafael has built and continues to foster by providing educational seminars, continuing education classes for association managers and board members alike.


Rafael and his team help condominium and homeowners’ associations save money and improve their communities. His calm, personable, and service-oriented nature helps him to establish strong relationships with ease. Rafael is known as a sincere and honest leader who looks out for the best interests of his clients and communities, and he strongly advocates for their needs. His role requires coordination and communication, as such he takes logical and intelligent steps to approach challenges head-on.


As a graduate of Florida International University’s electrical engineering program and a licensed community association manager, Rafael’s education and skills equip him with unique insights to tackle complex problems through critical thinking. He understands how each component within a system works together in order to effectively arrive at solutions, techniques, and conclusions. Therefore, as he manages the multiple challenges of running a community association management company, he understands how each property is its own unique system and tailors’ specific services to assure that all their needs are met.

For more information about Rafael P. Aquino and Affinity Management Services please visit www.ManagedByAffinity.com or call 1-800-977-6279.


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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 !