ARCHIVES 2020

 

BACK TO NORMAL?

By Jan Bergemann

Published April 24, 2020

I guess we all hope that life goes back to normal once the Pandemic is more or less defeated. And if we go back to ...

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Getting with the times…     

By Rafael Aquino

Published April 22, 2020

What we are all experiencing over the past few weeks will change the way we see and do things moving forward.  If ...

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ARE THESE TEMPORARY CHANGES TEMPORARY?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published April 20, 2020

So here we are, several weeks into the pandemic, and we continue to meet, but no longer in person, face to face.  I ...

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RULES, RULES – AND MORE RULES!

By Jan Bergemann

Published April 17, 2020

Let’s face it: Many of us are always complaining about all the rules our government is imposing on us. But in all ...

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SIMPLE AND TO THE POINT

By Rafael Aquino

Published April 15, 2020

There is much to be said of associations and the way they try to manage residents by posting rules on every corner...

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AND DON’T FORGET YOUR RULES

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published April 13, 2020

Last week we suggested that now was a good time to consider spending some time reviewing your declaration ...

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PREPARE FOR THE FUTURE!

By Jan Bergemann

Published April 10, 2020

I guess in the moment we all have more time than money. Getting bored at home after Governor Ron DeSantis issued...

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LET’S SAY THANKS….

By Rafael Aquino

Published April 8, 2020  

While these times that we are all experiencing have been difficult, it has allowed us time to reflect and hopefully ...

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YOU CAN STILL BE PRODUCTIVE

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published April 6, 2020

You’re under a virtual quarantine?  Haven’t been to work in a while?  Feeling a little trapped in your home?  If you’re ...

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FORECLOSURE CRISIS?

By Jan Bergemann

Published April 3, 2020

The Pandemic is awful – no doubt. Our economy is suffering, no questions asked. But it is a totally different ...

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WAIVING OF FEES….

By Rafael Aquino

Published April 1, 2020  

We still don't know what the full impact of the virus will be; however, based on what has occurred in other countries, ...

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WILL IT BE THE FORECLOSURE CRISIS ALL OVER AGAIN?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published March 30 , 2020

We all remember just how bad our communities suffered about a dozen years ago during the great recession.  Our ...

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APATHY OF OWNERS

By Jan Bergemann

Published March 26, 2020

Let’s be very honest: Many of the problems we are seeing daily are caused by the apathy of owners – owners who ...

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SOMETHING IS BETTER THAN NOTHING

By Rafael Aquino

Published March 25, 2020  

Eric's Blog on Monday made many, if not most, laugh. While most members do participate in that same fashion ...

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I MUST CONFESS

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published March 23, 2020

I can’t hold it in any longer.  I must tell someone.  I have been less than honest with the readers of this blog and the ...

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DON’T PANIC!!!!

By Jan Bergemann

Published March 20, 2020

Let’s face it: The Corona Virus isn’t fun. It’s really serious. But I guess in the meanwhile everybody knows that you’re...

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WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER

By Rafael Aquino

Published March 18, 2020  

These past few days/weeks, many of us have experienced a significant impact on our work lives as well as our ...

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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 !