2024

 

FLYING FLAGS IN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS?

By Jan Bergemann

Published July 12, 2024

What flags can you fly if you live in one of Florida’s countless community associations? That’s a question many courts ...

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THE CHALLENGE OF DECISION-MAKING IN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS 

By Rafael Aquino

Published July 10, 2024  

Leadership in community associations often involves navigating complex and contentious issues that can stir strong ...

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WHICH FLAG CAN YOU FLY?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published July 8, 2024

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July long weekend.   More than any other day of the year, it certainly is the day to fly the flag ...

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MORE NEW LAWS!

By Jan Bergemann

Published July 5, 2024

The Florida Legislature enacted this year lots of bills dealing with community association rules and living. Everybody ...

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IMPACT OF HB 293: A CALL TO ACTION FOR BOARDS & ARC COMMITTEES

By Rafael Aquino

Published July 3, 2024  

With the recent passing of HB 293, Homeowners Associations (HOAs) and Architectural Review Committees (ARCs) must ...

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SOME OTHER NEW ASSOCIATION LAWS

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published July 1, 2024

While not the ones that got the most attention, there were a few other bills that were signed into law by the Governor ...


KAUFMAN LANGUAGE – TOTAL NONSENSE!

By Jan Bergemann    

Published June 7, 2024

For me, being born and raised in Germany and having worked in many different European countries until I was 39 ...

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UNTANGLING LEGAL CHALLENGES : KAUFMAN LANGUAGE COMPLEXITY
By Rafael Aquino

Published June 12, 2024  

The concept of Kaufman language, which dictates whether new laws apply to a condominium association, introduces a ...

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CAN THE “AS AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME” PROBLEM BE FIXED?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published June 10, 2024

Two weeks I spoke about a case I argued before The Florida Supreme Court in 2011 called Cohn v. The Grand Condominium. ..

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IT’S HIGH TIME FOR RULE MAKING!

By Jan Bergemann

Published June 7, 2024

Since HB 293 (Hurricane Protections for Homeowners' Associations) was signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis, ...

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RETHINKING COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION RULES: LESS IS MORE

By Rafael Aquino  

Published June 5, 2024  

Rules are essential for maintaining order and ensuring a harmonious living environment in community associations. However, ...

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SOME QUICK RULES ABOUT MAKING RULES

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published June 3, 2024

Boards of Florida condominium associations and homeowner associations are allowed to make rules regarding...

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ELECTIONS – AN AMERICAN HORROR STORY!

By Jan Bergemann

Published May 31, 2024

Not one day goes by without the media – or upset condo or home owners – report about some sort of election fraud. It starts ...

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WHY THE RIGHT MANAGEMENT PARTNER IS CRUCIAL FOR LEGAL COMPLIANCE

By Rafael Aquino

Published May 29, 2024  

Navigating the complexities of condo law can be daunting for community association boards. It's crucial to remember ...

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NEW ARBITRATION RULING SENDS SHOCKWAVES TO ALL COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS REGARDING ELECTIONS

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published May 27, 2024

In 2011, I argued a case in front of The Supreme Court of Florida called Cohn v. The Grand Condominium.  Here’s a ...

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WILL THE NEW RECORD INSPECTION LAWS REALLY HELP?

By Jan Bergemann

Published May 24, 2024

The Florida Legislature really went out of its way to make sure that owners are able to see all the public records of their ...

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DIGITAL RECORD-KEEPING: ENHANCING TRANSPARENCY

By Rafael Aquino

Published May 22, 2024  

In today's fast-paced world, transparency within community associations is more crucial than ever. Florida requirements mandate ...

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CONDO RECORDS AND THE NEW CHECKLIST LAW

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published May 20, 2024

Suppose you ask for access to certain condominium records, they are never given to you, but months later the association says ...

LACK OF CONDO BOARD MEMBERS?

By Jan Bergemann

Published May 17, 2024

Financial hardship will cause many unit-owners to complain to the sitting board members – and are very often blaming the board ...

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NAVIGATING NEW CHALLENGES IN CONDOS 

By Rafael Aquino

Published May 15, 2024  

As the calendar flips towards another budget season, board members of community associations in Florida, particularly ...

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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 three decades and is the owner of Glazer and Sachs, P.A. a five attorney law firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando.

 

Eric is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Condominium and Planned Development Law.

Since 2009, Eric has been the host of Condo Craze and HOAs, a weekly one-hour radio show airing at 11 a.m. each Sunday on 850 WFTL. Recently, he moved the show to YouTube, transforming it into a more dynamic and interactive experience. This move not only allows viewers to engage in live chats with Eric and other participants but also enables a broader audience to access free advice, making valuable insights more widely available.

See: www.condocrazeandhoas.com.

   

Eric is the first attorney in the State of Florida that designed a course that certifies condominium and HOA residents as eligible to serve on a Board of Directors and has now certified more than 20,000 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 !