2019

 

“DESIGNATED ITEMS”?

By Jan Bergemann

Published October 18, 2019

Supposedly these laws are written by knowledgeable legal experts, but even a layman starts wondering about ...

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It’s all in the approach…

By Rafael Aquino

Published October 16, 2019

The challenges of being in the minority of a Board of Directors can be challenging and frustrating at times...

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WHOSE AGENDA WILL BE PUT ON THE AGENDA?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published October 14, 2019

So you ran for the Board because you were tired of the board members ignoring your requests to discuss certain issues...

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COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION LAWS IN FLORIDA SUCK!

By Jan Bergemann

Published October 11, 2019

Let’s face it: The Florida Statutes regulating community associations plainly suck. They are ANTI-OWNER, ...

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CHANGE IS NEEDED!

By Rafael Aquino

Published October 9, 2019  

Eric, Jan, and I have been saying it for years now... FS720 needs to m irror FS718.  The changes we are ...

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DUMBFOUNDING DIFFERENCES

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published October 7, 2019

Before you know it, The Florida Legislature will be in session.  In terms of legislation for condominiums ...

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IT’S THE LAW

By Jan Bergemann

Published October 4, 2019

Since many years I hear complaints about the TRANSFER FEES. It’s a very common complaint since it seems ...

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OUTLAWS?

By Rafael Aquino

Published October 3, 2019  

The article written by the Herald brings to light the abuse that is occurring with Transfer fees. However, the ...

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TRANSFER FEES – WHY ALL THE CONFUSION?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published September 30, 2019

Many of you are aware of an article in The Miami Herald last week about a class action settlement in Dade ...

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THE FIGHT IS ON!

By Jan Bergemann

Published September 27, 2019

The fight over the actual meaning of the provisions of HB 1159 is on. And no matter what certain people ...

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JUST IN CASE…

By Rafael Aquino

Published September 25, 2019  

Unfortunately, with this kind of law that only true predictor, if it was right or wrong, will be time. I have to disagree ...

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IMPORTANT NEW LANDSCAPING LAW

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published September 23, 2019

If you ever tried to remove a tree from your condo or HOA community, you know how difficult, expensive and ...

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BASIC RIGHTS SHOULD NOT BE AMENDED

By Jan Bergemann

Published September 20, 2019

Eric said in his blog on Monday: “AMEND TO YOUR HEART’S CONTENT!” I absolutely disagree. I think ...

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TAKE THEM SERIOUS

By Rafael Aquino

Published September 18, 2019

As election season quickly approaches most associations, I wonder how many owners pay attention to the person ...

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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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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 !