2020

LOTS TO BE THANKFUL FOR?

By Jan Bergemann    

Published November 27, 2020

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving together with your family! We had a great Thanksgiving with a turkey – my ...

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A BIG THANK YOU….

By Rafael Aquino

Published November 25, 2020  

2020 has been filled with so many unfortunate events that have grabbed headlines, our attention, and impacted our ...

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THERE ARE THINGS TO STILL BE THANKFUL FOR

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published November 23, 2020

(I wrote this blog last year.  I’m using it again because for many of us, and perhaps almost all of us, we are in ...

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HOW TO ELECT OFFICERS?

By Jan Bergemann

Published November 20, 2020

You have made it through the annual election as required by the association’s Bylaws and the Florida statutes – ...

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YOUR ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING AND THEREAFTER

By Rafael Aquino

Published November 18, 2020  

So now that your election in your community association is over and you know who the members of the Board are, the...

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YOUR ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING AND THEREAFTER

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published November 2, 2020

So now that your election in your community association is over and you know who the members of the Board are, ...

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GEE – NOT ANOTHER ELECTION

By Jan Bergemann

Published November 13, 2020

To me it’s pretty obvious that this country is on the warpath with elections.  While in other “civilized” countries ...

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TRANSPARENT ELECTIONS

By Rafael Aquino

Published November 11, 2020  

An election can be an excellent opportunity to showcase how things are done in a professional manner with fairness...

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STAYING WITH ELECTIONS

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published November 9, 2020

While the nation’s election may be over, the elections in your community associations are just about ready to get ...

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ELECTION RESULTS AS EXPECTED

By Jan Bergemann

Published November 6, 2020

Eric posted on Monday that he is hoping that the election this week will hopefully unite the country again. I don’t ...

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TIME TO COME TOGETHER

By Rafael Aquino

Published November 4, 2020  

Civility, Collaboration, and Communication are key items dwindling in our society. While we grow increasingly ...

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TOMORROW

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published November 2, 2020

So, tomorrow is a pretty big day in this country.  It’s Trump v. Biden.  The control of The Senate and The House of ...

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DISADVANTAGES OF COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION LIVING!

By Jan Bergemann

Published October 30, 2020

Remember when you moved into your home that was part of a community association – with lots of great amenities ...

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The right decision isn’t always the easy one

By Rafael Aquino

Published October 28, 2020  

From a management perspective, we have certainly received our share of requests for refunds or reductions ...

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CAN I GET A REFUND?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published October 26, 2020

Talk about beating a dead horse.  I have been asked over and over and over again, by unit owners all across the ...

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DEBATES BEFORE ELECTIONS?

By Jan Bergemann

Published October 23, 2020

Debates are great – and can be very helpful to voters to decide which candidate they should vote for – as long as ...

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THE FUTURE IS HERE

By Rafael Aquino

Published October 21, 2020  

It's hard to believe that we've been dealing with this pandemic for six months now.  While it's created many ...

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LET'S HAVE A DEBATE

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published October 19, 2020

There certainly have been a few debates lately and there may be another on the way. Who Knows? Maybe you think...

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HOA ELECTIONS – A NIGHTMARE!

By Jan Bergemann

Published October 16, 2020

Since the HOA Act [FS 720.306(9)] is not very specific in regards to elections of the board – unlike the Condo Act ...

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LET'S CHANGE THE PROCESS

By Rafael Aquino

Published October 14, 2020  

If you sit on an HOA board, it is vital to have your association attorney review your documents so they can ...

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MAKE SURE YOU DO YOUR HOA ELECTION NIGHT RIGHT

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published October 12, 2020

While the condo statute outlines a very specific and rigid procedure on how HOAs should  conduct the election, the ...

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TERM-LIMITS FOR CONDO BOARD MEMBERS

By Jan Bergemann

Published October 9, 2020

When HB 841 [FS 718.112(2)(d)2.] was enacted in 2018, we saw, for the first time, that legislators actually enacted ...

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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 !