ARCHIVES 2020

 

DON’T ASSUME, ALWAYS CONFIRM

By Rafael Aquino

Published February 12, 2020  

Whenever a new client partners up with us, we take the transition of the property very seriously.  Part of ...

Read more...


WHY DO THEY PAY LESS THAN I DO?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published February 10, 2020

So why is it that in some condos and HOAs the bigger the unit or the bigger the home does not necessarily mean ...

Read more...


OUR CONSTITUTION SHOULD BE SACROSANCT!

By Jan Bergemann

Published February 7, 2020

In this case I have to disagree with Eric and Rafael. In my opinion it is definitely not dangerous if Florida law ...

Read more...


YOU SIGNED THE DOTTED LINE…

By Rafael Aquino

Published February 5, 2020

The relationship between an owner and the association is a contractual obligation. No different than an employer ...

Read more...


A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE LAW THAT HAS DANGER WRITTEN ALL OVER IT

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published February 3, 2020

Two weeks ago, I wrote to you about House Bill 623 that is making its way through The Florida Legislature.  Another ...

Read more...


THE KEY TO HAPPINESS – OR THEFT?

By Jan Bergemann  

Published January 31, 2020

Many unit-owners are refusing to hand over the keys to their units, even if the governing docs require them to do so...

Read more...


IN HELPING OTHERS, YOU HELP YOURSELF

By Rafael Aquino

Published January 29, 2020  

The topic of leaving a key with management or the Board is a very sticky one; however, it doesn't have to be.  As ...

Read more...


THE KEY TO HAPPINESS MAY BE IN PROVIDING ONE

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published January 27, 2020

Sometimes I have to write a lot in order to get my point across.  Maybe it’s because the law is not clear.  There...

Read more...


COLLUSION IN ELECTIONS?

By Jan Bergemann

Published January 24, 2020

Collusion in elections is all the hype in Washington. The circus is in town? The Democrats have accused President...

Read more...


KEEP THESE DATES IN MIND

By Rafael Aquino

Published January 22, 2020  

Since we are in the midst of Annual / Election season below, I’ve provided the timeline for such process. ...

Read more...


A PRIMER IN RUNNING YOUR CONDO ELECTION

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published January 20, 2020

I recently represented an individual who lives in a condominium association in Palm Beach County.  He ...

Read more...


HB 623 – MAKE LAWYERS EVEN RICHER!

By Jan Bergemann

Published January 17, 2020

There is no argument about the Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares, and Mobile Homes being ...

Read more...


We have a voice…

By Rafael Aquino

Published January 15, 2020 

Florida is the largest state with the most significant amount of associations in the country. According to the Community...

Read more...


SO WHAT MAY BE IN STORE FOR 2020? – PART TWO

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published January 13, 2020

Last week we blogged about some association bills that were filed in Florida’s Legislature.  I thought two were ...

Read more...


WHAT A JOKE!

By Jan Bergemann

Published January 10, 2020

State Representative John Cortes, in his last year as a state representative, filed three HOA bills (HB 137, HB 233 and...

Read more...


2020 HERE WE COME…

By Rafael Aquino

Published January 8, 2020  

I still can’t believe 2019 is behind us and we’ve stepped into a new decade. This decade should bring our industry ...

Read more...


SO WHAT MAY BE IN STORE FOR 2020?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published January 6, 2020

Hope everyone had both a happy and a healthy new year.  I also hope you are all well rested and are now ready to ...

Read more...


hits counter
 

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.


Doral Office: 8200 NW 41st ST

Suite 200

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

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 !