2019

 

AMEND TO YOUR HEART'S CONTENT

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published September 16, 2019

I have often been asked if an association has the right to prevent an owner from smoking in their unit.  Certainly, ...

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MAKE SURE EVERYTHING WORKS!

By Jan Bergemann

Published September 13, 2019

It’s great to get prepared for hurricanes, but you should as well make sure that all the expensive equipment you ...

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IF YOU OWN ONE…

By Rafael Aquino

Published September 11, 2019 

Having a generator in your home/condo building is becoming more of a necessity than a luxury as storms grow ...

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TIME TO GENERATE A NEW LAW

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published September 9, 2019

As I write this blog, there is a threat of a tropical storm forming off the coast of Florida and there’s another ...

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WE DODGED A BULLET!

By Jan Bergemann

Published September 6, 2019

Let’s be honest: We dodged a serious bullet when DORIAN failed to make landfall here in Florida. I guess that ...

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PEAK SEASON IS UPON US!

By Rafael Aquino

Published September 4, 2019  

What a week this has been and will continue to be for so many. Hurricane Dorian has become the largest storm ...

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A LABOR DAY TRADITION CONTINUES

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published September 2, 2019

Dominic Devoted has been the President of Broken and Bruised Condo for as long as he cares to ...

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WATCH OUT FOR HURRICANE DORIAN!

By Jan Bergemann

Published August 30, 2019

I’ll think we’ll see this Labor Day weekend if all the talk about “BEING PREPARED” really works. The ...

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GET READY…

By Rafael Aquino

Published August 28, 2019  

As we get closer to the peak of hurricane season, a storm is already brewing in the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Dorian...

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HURRICANE HEADACHES

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published August 26, 2019

Every year at this time we head into the peak of hurricane season hoping that “the big one” stays away for ...

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EVERY OWNER SHOULD ATTEND THESE SEMINARS

By Jan Bergemann

Published August 23, 2019

Even if these seminars are called “Board Member Certification Seminars” – every owner should attend ...

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WHY NOT? IT’S FREE!!!

By Rafael Aquino

Published August 21, 2019  

For years now, Affinity Management Services has been a proud sponsor of Condo Craze & HOA's. One of the ...

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IT’S BACK TO SCHOOL TIME

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published August 19, 2019

It’s the end of the summer.  Millions of kids across our state have to suck it up and return to school.  And if the ...

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DECORUM HAS LONG LEFT OUR SOCIETY!

By Jan Bergemann

Published August 16, 2019

Latest with the creation of the “anti-social” media decorum has been thrown overboard. Even total idiots are ...

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START WITH THE BASICS…

By Rafael Aquino

Published August 14, 2019  

Communication within community associations is vital for there to be a healthy environment. Over the years, ...

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IS DEBATE AND PROPER DECORUM POSSIBLE ANY LONGER?

By Eric Glazer, Esq. 

Published August 12, 2019

Maybe it’s the media’s fault, talk radio, reality TV, our medications, our upbringing or a simple degradation ...

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EMBEZZLEMENT MADE TOO EASY!

By Jan Bergemann

Published August 9, 2019

I have said it much too often: Anybody robbing a bank in Florida must be a total idiot. How much money can you ...

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WHAT TO DO..

By Rafael Aquino

Published August 7, 2019  

No matter where you turn, you will always find someone doing something they shouldn't be doing.  It's a ...

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WATCH THE PEOPLE WHO ARE WATCHING YOUR MONEY

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published August 5, 2019

I was involved this week in yet another situation where an association’s money was stolen by their management ...

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A FOOL FOR A CLIENT?

By Jan Bergemann

Published August 2, 2019

As the saying goes: “A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client!” Actually -- to be politically correct ...

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PENNY WISE…

By Rafael Aquino

Published July 31, 2019  

An association needs to be treated like any other business.  Sitting on the board of such a corporation is no ...

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A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE IS DANGEROUS

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published July 29, 2019

The internet has allowed condominium and HOA owners access to the Florida Statutes, the HOA statutes, ...

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COMMON SENSE!

By Jan Bergemann

Published July 26, 2019

Well, I know that common sense is not really fashionable any more nowadays. But for maintaining the property ...

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PAY NOW OR LATER…

By Rafael Aquino

Published July 24, 2019   \

The use of associations funds is one of the most critical roles a board of directors manages on behalf of its ...

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WHAT’S WORSE: OVER SPENDING OR UNDER SPENDING?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published July 22, 2019

I just got back from New York and New Jersey. My sister bought a beautiful condo in Jersey and I went to ...

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GONE FOR LONG?

By Jan Bergemann

Published July 19, 2019

Florida is not only the heaven for retirees – not considering the many scams threatening especially older folks ...

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NO EXCUSES…

By Rafael Aquino

Published July 17, 2019  

In today's day and age, there isn't a reason for Board members not to attend meetings unless they ...

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OUT OF SIGHT DOESN’T MEAN OUT OF MIND – PART TWO

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published July 15, 2019

I have written several blogs about a unit owner’s responsibility to look after their unit, even ...

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ONLY ATTORNEYS CAN ANSWER LEGAL QUESTIONS!

By Jan Bergemann

Published July 12, 2019

The question: WHO SHOULD TEACH BOARD CERTIFICATION SEMINARS is easily answered: ...

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SIMPLE ANSWER…

By Rafael Aquino

Published July 10, 2019  

I’m going to keep this blog post short since I went into length about this topic on my May 29, 2019, post.  I ...

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WHO SHOULD TEACH THE BOARD MEMBERS?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published July 8, 2019

Even though I just completed a difficult stretch of teaching lots of board certification classes all over the state, ...

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DON’T EMBARRASS OUR GREAT NATION!

By Jan Bergemann

Published July 5, 2019

Yesterday was INDEPENDENCE DAY and most of us were celebrating the birth of our great nation ...

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LET’S CELEBRATE INSTEAD…

By Rafael Aquino

Published July 3, 2019

Tomorrow we celebrate another year as a free nation. It’s a day to be thankful and to cherish our INDEPENDENCE. ...

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NO MORE FLAG FIGHTS PLEASE!

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published July 1, 2019

In three days it’s July 4th.  Our country’s birthday!  USA flags will be flying everywhere, even in our community...

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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.


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 !