2019

 

ELECTIONS? WHAT A JOKE!

By Jan Bergemann

Published December 13, 2019 The USA has a very serious problem with elections. Since three years they are fighting...

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Celebrating the wins…

By Rafael Aquino

Published December 11, 2019  

Your documents provide the process and steps that should be followed to conduct an Annual Meeting; however, if ...

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BEFORE YOU CANCEL THAT ANNUAL MEETING

By Eric Glazer, Esq.   

Published December 9, 2019

This is the time of year when I’m at my busiest, typically running from annual meeting to annual meeting.  So, what ...

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MORE FREEDOM TAKEN AWAY BY ASSOCIATIONS

By Jan Bergemann

Published December 6, 2019

Decorating homes for Christmas is an old American tradition. Many families had annual house-decorating ...

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TIS THE SEASON… 

By Rafael Aquino

Published December 4, 2019  

If there is ever a better time to bring joy, laughter, and your community together, it has to be this time of year. It’s ...

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HOLIDAY DECORATIONS --- WHAT ARE THE LIMITS?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published December 2, 2019

Now that Thanksgiving is over, there's a race to get those Christmas decorations up.  It's no longer too early to start ...

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LOTS TO BE THANKFUL FOR!

By Jan Bergemann

Published November 29, 2019

I hope you all had a really great Thanksgiving surrounded by family and friends. No turkey for us, since we already ..

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GRATEFUL MINDS. GRATEFUL HEARTS.

By Rafael Aquino

Published November 27, 2019  

In the hustle of the day to day and deadlines, sometimes it’s easy to block out the details of the day, often forgetting ...

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ARE THERE THINGS TO BE THANKFUL FOR IN YOUR COMMUNITY?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published November 25, 2019

In three days from now we are supposed to sit around the table stuffing turkey down our throats while reflecting ...

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IS RECALL – IMPEACHMENT – FASHIONABLE?

By Jan Bergemann

Published November 22, 2019

Impeachment seems to be the new slogan of the media – but it’s nothing compared to the recalls in Florida’s ...

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WHY AM I BEING RECALLED?

By Rafael Aquino

Published November 20, 2019  

Many board members believe that residents have to have a good reason to recall them; however, the opposite ...

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THE IMPEACHMENT PROCESS IN YOUR COMMUNITY IS WORSE THAN WASHINGTON’S

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published November 18, 2019

Regardless of what you may think about the impeachment process taking place in Washington, I promise that ...

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ELECTION TIME? REALLY?

By Jan Bergemann

Published November 15, 2019

Well, it’s autumn and for most of Florida’s community associations it’s time to hold the annual elections. Actually,...

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WHO CAN VOTE?

By Rafael Aquino

Published November 13, 2019

Preparing for an election is a serious business if you want to do it right. Depending on the size of your association, the ...

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COME REAL QUICK PRE-ELECTION TIPS
By Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published November 11, 2019
Here we go……We are headed into election season. It’s a little harder to run an election in a condo than in an HOA, ...

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MOST DEVELOPERS ARE A PIECE OF WORK!

By Jan Bergemann

Published November 8, 2019

The horror stories I’m hearing about developers are often outrageous. Some of these developers are working ...

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READ YOUR DOCS!

By Rafael Aquino

Published November 6, 2019

As Eric mentioned on Monday, certain HOA docs do have language that requires new owners to contribute to the ...

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IT’S BETTER TO BE THE DEVELOPER IN AN HOA -- PART II

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published November 4, 2019\Last week we showed how it’s better to be the developer in an HOA instead of an ...

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CARTE BLANCHE FOR HOA DEVELOPERS?

By Jan Bergemann

Published November 1, 2019

If you look at FS 720 (HOA ACT) it looks like the Florida Legislature is giving developers of HOA communities ...

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LET’S LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD

By Rafael Aquino

Published October 30, 2019  

While I can appreciate a developer needing to have control of a project while sales reach a certain volume, I also ... Read more...


IT’S BETTER TO BE THE DEVELOPER IN AN HOA

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published October 28, 2019

When it comes to Florida Statute 720, there’s no question that you would rather be the developer than the ...

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IGNORANCE RUINS WHOLE COMMUNITIES

By Jan Bergemann   

Published October 25, 2019

Not only dictators can financially ruin whole communities, but so can the ignorance of board members. It’s amazing ..

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UNITED WE ARE STRONGER!

By Rafael Aquino

Published October 23, 2019  

Florida is the largest state with Community Associations, out of the 13 million voters, 9.5 million residents live within...

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THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE NEEDS TO MANDATE CONDO AND HOA EDUCATION

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published October 21, 2019

We all know that condo and HOA board members must get certified within ninety (90) days of getting on to their ...

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“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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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 !