2021

 

SOME MORE INFO ABOUT COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION BILLS  IN 2021

By Jan Bergemann

Published February 26, 2021

The official opening of the legislative session of the Florida Legislature is only next week, but the committee hearings ...

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FINGERS CROSSED…

By Rafael Aquino

Published February 24, 2021  

The HOA's election process is outdated, and it can be complicated to conduct in large associations.  COVID-19 ...

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SO WHAT’S IN STORE THIS YEAR AT THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE? PART 2

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published February 22, 2021

As we said last week, The Florida Legislature is in session, and there have been some community association bills ...

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COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION BILLS 2021

By Jan Bergemann

Published February 19, 2021

A large number of community association bills have been filed so far for the upcoming Florida legislative session ...

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I HOPE THIS IS THE YEAR…

By Rafael Aquino

Published February 17, 2021  

Sitting on a Board comes with many responsibilities, and the only way of knowing all that it encompasses is by ...

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SO WHAT’S IN STORE THIS YEAR AT THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published February 15, 2021

The Florida Legislature is in session, and there have been some community association bills filed, but nothing to ...

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HOW TO REMOVE SOMEBODY FROM OFFICE WHO WAS ALREADY REMOVED FROM OFFICE?

By Jan Bergemann

Published February 12, 2021

Washington is all full of surprises – wouldn’t you say? Now the Democrats want to remove a president from office ...

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TO RECALL OR NOT TO RECALL?

By Rafael Aquino

Published February 10, 2021  

Every now and then, for various reasons, unit owners desire to recall a specific board member after he or she has been...

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CAN YOU REMOVE A PRESIDENT THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN REMOVED BY THE VOTERS?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published February 8, 2021

Sometimes we get lucky and the political world mirrors what takes place in the condo and HOA world. The Senate ...

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THERE ARE LOTS OF TRAPS!

By Jan Bergemann

Published February 5, 2021

When buying into community associations you seem to buy as well a lot of hidden traps. It’s just amazing what kind ...

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TIPS FOR EVALUATING YOUR LAND LEASE

By Rafael Aquino

Published February 3, 2021  

A VERY BIG SURPRISE is coming, and it may not be the kind that you like. Florida law allows developers to build...

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DO YOU OWN YOUR CONDO OR CO-OP OR DO YOU LEASE IT?  ARE YOU SURE?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published February 1, 2021

In about 25 years a crisis is coming to the condo and co-op world  that will be shocking to say the least.  Here is the ...

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2021 FLORIDA LEGISLATIVE SESSION

By Jan Bergemann

Published January 29, 2021

I think we said enough about the problems of MASTER ASSOCIATIONS: It’s always very problematic to serve ...

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IT’S EASIER TO WORK TOGETHER…

By Rafael Aquino

Published January 27, 2021  

In the last article posting, there was a discussion about relationships between master associations and sub- ...

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MASTER V. SUB (PART 2):

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published January 25, 2021

Today we continue with  a very interesting case that was just decided by Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal...

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MASTER ASSOCIATION – TWO DICTATORSHIPS?

By Jan Bergemann

Published January 22, 2021

Often it’s bad enough if you live under the dictatorial rule of a mandatory community association. But it gets even worse ,,,

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UNDERSTANDING, EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATION

By Rafael Aquino

Published January 20, 2021  

There is a great deal of case law that will speak to the many issues of living in an association, the disputes that arise, ...

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MASTER ASSOCIATION V. SUB ASSOCIATION – WHO WINS?  (Part 1)

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published January 18, 2021

A very interesting case was just decided by Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal.  RIVIERA-FORT ...

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WHAT’S A MATERIAL ALTERATION?

By Jan Bergemann

Published January 15, 2021

That’s the Million-Dollar-Question that will in my opinion be left unanswered forever. It’s one of the most disputed ...

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Review, analyze, and address…

By Rafael Aquino

Published January 13, 2021  

Technology is undoubtedly moving in a fast-paced and bringing services to more and more people. This includes ...

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BEFORE YOU INSTALL THAT NEW RING DOORBELL

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published January 11, 2021

It’s becoming impossible to keep up with technology.  Just when you think you bought the latest, greatest computer or ...

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PRIORITIES FOR THE NEW YEAR

By Jan Bergemann

Published January 8, 2021

I’m not much into resolutions. I have realized over the years that resolutions are as fast forgotten as they are being made...

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CHALLENGES = GROWTH

By Rafael Aquino

Published January 6, 2021  

2020 has been, without a doubt, a very challenging year for everyone. It was filled with so many unfortunate events ...

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NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published January 4, 2021

Well that was quite a year wasn’t it?  2020 was without a doubt the gloomiest, most depressing year that most of us ...

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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 Sachs, 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 !