MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
By Jan Bergemann
Published December 22, 2023
Well, we are closing in on the biggest holidays of the year and
Dianne and I want to wish you and your families a
Published December 20, 2023
I want to thank each of you for your
unwavering commitment to personal growth and eagerness to acquire
additional knowledge ...
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CONDO CRAZE AND HOAs GETTING BIGGER
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published December 18, 2023
Craze and HOAs radio show will no longer be a radio show.
After a 15 year run with 850 WFTL, it’s time to get ...
INSURANCE CATASTROPHE -- OR GREED?
Published December 15, 2023
No matter what the local media is trying to tell you, the
property insurance crisis is a national disaster, not just
WE NEED OTHER
OPTIONS: WIND COVERAGE
Published December 13, 2023
like South Florida, the increasing cost of wind coverage insurance
isn't just a matter of concern; it's a ...
DO YOU REALLY WANT TO RISK NOT HAVING INSURANCE?
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published December 11, 2023
We all know what the cost of insurance is doing to our way of
life. In most condominium associations, the cost of
PREVIEW LEGISLATIVE SESSION 2024
Published December 8, 2023
The 2024 Legislative Session starts on January 9, 2024 and ends on
March 9, 2024 – SINE DIE! So far just a few community
ADDRESSING THE GOVERNANCE CRISIS IN FLORIDA
Published December 6, 2023
discussions and testimonies before The Florida Senate's Regulated
Industries Committee on the state of ...
SO WHAT CAN WE EXPECT IN 2024?
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published December 4, 2023
I just finished watching the meeting
before The Regulated Industries Committee in The Florida
Senate. The topic, ...
LOTS TO BE THANKFUL FOR?
Published November 24, 2023
Yesterday was Thanksgiving Day and I hope you and your
families had a great day and a wonderful Turkey Dinner. That ...
A SEASON OF GRATITUDE
Published November 22, 2023
As the weather
crispens in South Florida, heralding the arrival of Thanksgiving,
it's a perfect time to pause and ...
THANKSGIVING: SO WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR?
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published November 20, 2023
Thanksgiving week, I basically use the same blog, and change
it up with new current events. Here we go……..
During the spring legislative session the Florida legislature
SB 154 -- a bill sponsored by Senator Jennifer ...
THE LONG VIEW: EMBRACING RESERVES
Published November 15, 2023
In the wake
of the Champlain Towers tragedy in Surfside, Florida, the
conversation around condominium safety and ...
HOA & Condo Blog
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.
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
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
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
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.
Doral Office: 8200 NW 41st ST
Doral, FL 33166
Broward Office: 150 S Pine Island RD Suite 300
Plantation, FL 33324
O: 800-977-6279 ● F: 305-325-4053
Jan Bergemann is president of Cyber Citizens For Justice,
's largest state-wide property owners' advocacy group.
CCFJ works on legislation to help owners living in
associations. He moved to
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
- 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
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