ARCHIVES 2021

 

RELY ON YOUR EXPERTS

By Rafael Aquino

Published July 28, 2021  

As the management entity, we continually come across Board Members who are conflicted with raising fees. ...

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ARE YOUR ASSESSMENTS LOW? THEN YOU’RE LIVING A LIE

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published July 26, 2021

How many times have you heard someone bragging about how cheap their monthly expenses are at their condo?  How...

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LET’S GET BACK TO OUR LIVES AS WE KNEW IT

By Jan Bergemann

Published July 23, 2021

The executive “emergency” orders are over and done with –Thank You Lord! Let’s get back to our lives as we knew it...

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POSITIVE CHANGE FROM THE PANDEMIC

By Rafael Aquino

Published July 21, 2021  

The Pandemic forced entire industries to rethink how they conducted business. For certain industries, not much ...

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THE EMERGENCY IS OVER!

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published July 19, 2021

On June 27th, Florida was no longer considered to be in a State of Emergency.  Governor Desantis did not renew the ...

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LEGISLATIVE ACTION IS NEEDED!

By Jan Bergemann

Published July 16, 2021

The tragedy of the collapse of the Champlain Towers South in Surfside should be the final Wake-Up Call for Florida’s...

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THE IMPORTANCE OF RESERVES

By Rafael Aquino

Published July 14, 2021  

Reserves are monies set aside for specific expenditures that will be incurred in the future. Usually, such expenditures ...

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I WARNED ABOUT THE DANGERS OF INADEQUATE RESERVES

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published July 12, 2021

In May of 2018, at about the same time the engineer was advising Champlain Towers South that their building need...

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THE FOX GUARDING THE HENHOUSE?

By Jan Bergemann

Published July 9, 2021

As usual, any tragedy attracts the profession that makes the most money out of disasters: ATTORNEYS! I really got ...

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FACTS BEFORE BLAME

By Rafael Aquino

Published June 7, 2021  

The tragedy at the Chaplain Towers cannot be understated, and although it has become a reality, it still boggles the ...

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LET’S NOT FOCUS ON BLAME – AND FOCUS ON CHANGE INSTEAD

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published July 7, 2021

As they say…hindsight is 20/20.  The tragedy in Surfside rips your guts out.  I had to go there and see it for myself. ..

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WILL FLORIDA LEARN?

By Jan Bergemann

Published July 2, 2021

Everybody is talking about the tragedy of the Champlain Towers South Condominium in Surfside. Everybody wants ...

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MANY QUESTIONS THAT NEED ANSWERS….

By Rafael Aquino

Published June 30, 2021  

The tragic events at the Chaplain Towers that now all the world has witnessed remind us that there is a first time for...

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A TRAGEDY WITH MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published June 28, 2021

I was lucky enough to be on vacation the past two weeks.  This morning, on my last day, I woke up to the tragedy that...

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SOLAR PANELS & CLOTHESLINES

By Jan Bergemann

Published June 25, 2021

Over the years there have been lots of legal fights over solar panels and clotheslines – also called Renewable Energy ...

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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 !