2021

 

BULK BUYERS BEWARE: YOU MIGHT NOT BE A “BULK BUYER” AFTER ALL

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published December 6, 2021

After the financial crisis of 2007 and 2008, The Florida Legislature passed the “bulk buyer” statute.  The purpose ...

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PRIVACY IN A CONDO?

By Jan Bergemann

Published December 3, 2021

Fights over the right of the association to enter (inspect) the units whenever they find a good excuse is a pretty common...

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ACCESS IS NECESSARY

By Rafael Aquino

Published December 1, 2021  

Living in a condo association comes with many benefits, such as an added layer of support for managing the items ...

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THE RIGHT OF ENTRY INTO A CONDOMINIUM UNIT

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published November 29, 2021

I have been lucky over the past two weeks, having won a few condominium arbitration cases.  One of the cases ...

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HAPPY TO LIVE IN FLORIDA!

By Jan Bergemann

Published November 26, 2021

Sorry, but I’m still too stuffed from all the good food I ate on Thanksgiving Day – too lazy to write a long blog. We ...

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GRATEFUL

By Rafael Aquino

Published November 24, 2021  

As this year comes close to an end, I wanted to take a moment to express how honored and humbled I am to have ...

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THANKSGIVING IS BECOMING A TOUGH HOLIDAY

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published November 22, 2021

Who doesn’t love the tradition of Thanksgiving?  It starts off with The Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade from the morning...

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KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!

By Jan Bergemann

Published November 19, 2021

And you can only get knowledge through EDUCATION. That’s why it is really important that Senate Bill SB 394 ...

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NOW IS THE TIME FOR CHANGE

By Rafael Aquino

Published November 3, 2021  

Change is part of life, and it comes in many shapes and forms. For our industry, we usually see a change to our laws ...

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THANK YOU REPRESENTATIVE DAVID BORRERO!

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published November 15, 2021

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog called  “It’s Time To Stop A True Florida Farce.”  I then wrote a blog thanking Senator ...

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IMPORTANT: CREATING A HEALTHY BUDGET!

By Jan Bergemann

Published November 12, 2021

This year it is more important than ever before for boards to create a healthy budget – not a budget intended to guarantee ...

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DON’T WAIT TO THE LAST MINUTE…

By Rafael Aquino

Published November 10, 2021  

It is irrefutable that the cost of living and goods have been going up the past couple of months and there is no end in ...

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GET READY FOR SOME STICKER SHOCK

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published November 8, 2021

In the last 24 hours I was told of two different association annual budgets going up massively for the coming year...

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HERE WE GO AGAIN….

By Jan Bergemann

Published November 5, 2021

William Sklar, the chair of the Florida Bar “Task Force” obviously hasn’t learned anything since he was the co-chair ...

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CHANGE IS COMING…

By Rafael Aquino

Published November 3, 2021

This year has come with many challenges. As we wrap up the budget season, we see that things will get more ...

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IT’S NOVEMBER – AND THAT MEANS IT’S BUDGET TIME

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published November 1, 2021

Most community associations have their budget meeting in the month of November for the upcoming year.  By doing it...

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IS IT SMARTER TO SELL?

By Jan Bergemann

Published October 29, 2021

Let’s face the sad truth: Many of the older condo hi-rises have not been maintained properly and are now facing ...

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NO TIME TO WASTE

By Rafael Aquino

Published October 27, 2021

This coming year we can expect to see many changes to association laws that will impact condo associations for ...

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DEVELOPERS ARE ON THE PROWL

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published October 25, 2021

I got a call this week from The Miami Herald.  They asked if I had heard about the prominent developer who approached ...

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KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!

By Jan Bergemann

Published October 22, 2021

That’s the headline on our Educational Website of the CCFJ FOUNDATION. It was true in the Middle Ages – and it’s...

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CERTIFICATION SHOULD BE REQUIRED!!!

By Rafael Aquino

Published October 20, 2021

Having board members take a certification course to sit on a board only makes sense. Dealing with an educated board ...

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THANK YOU SENATOR ANNA MARIA RODRIGUEZ!

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published October 18, 2021

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog called  It’s Time To Stop A True Florida Farce.  The blog spoke about the fact that ...

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CHAOS SUPREME: THE KAUFMAN LANGUAGE!

By Jan Bergemann

Published October 15, 2021

Let’s be very honest: Since the Florida Supreme Court ruled that new legislation enacted by the Florida Legislature ...

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AMENDMENT STEP BY STEP

By Rafael Aquino

Published October 13, 2021  

The Board of Directors is tasked with many responsibilities, one of them enforcing the rules within their community ...

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SUPPOSE YOUR DEC DOES NOT HAVE KAUFMAN LANGUAGE?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published October 11, 2021

This is such an important topic that is often times difficult to teach.  In a nutshell however, assume the following: 1. Your ...

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ASSOCIATION WEBSITE – A VALUABLE TOOL

By Jan Bergemann

Published October 8, 2021

An association website, used correctly, can be a very valuable tool – if it’s in the right hands. For communities ...

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WEBSITES ARE CRITICAL

By Rafael Aquino

Published October 6, 2021

As a management company, communication has always been a component of success. However, many factors can affect...

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NO ASSOCIATION WEBSITE?  WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published October 4, 2021

When the original bill was filed that required condominiums to have a website, the statute was only going to apply ...

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A CATASTROPHE ATTRACTS VULTURES!

By Jan Bergemann

Published October 2, 2021

Any catastrophe attracts vultures who are looking to make money out of the misery of others. We already read the news ...

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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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Doral, FL 33166

Broward Office: 150 S Pine Island RD Suite 300

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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 !