ARCHIVES 2022

 

HOW TO BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR

By Rafael Aquino

Published July 20, 2022  

A little consideration goes a long way. Read the following tips from eHow.com on how to be a good neighbor beyond...

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OUR COMMUNITIES ARE THE MOST DIVERSE ON EARTH

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published July 18, 2022

I’m lucky and privileged.  Over the past few summers, I have had the opportunity to travel to so many of those countries ...

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FINANCIAL CHAOS?

By Jan Bergemann

Published July 15, 2022

I don’t think there is any doubt that the provisions contained in the CONDO SAFETY REFORM BILL SB 4-D were ...

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HOW TO TERMINATE YOUR CONDO?

By Rafael Aquino

Published July 13, 2022  

Termination may be at the top of mind for many condo boards and associations that don't have the money to follow...

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WILL THE NEW LAWS BE DEVASTATING FINANCIALLY TO SOME FLORIDA RESIDENTS?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published July 11, 2022

In a word --- YES. Are all these new laws really necessary? In a word –YES.  This is all happening due to a complete ...

246th BIRTHDAY – SHOULDN’T WE ALL HAVE CELEBRATED?

By Jan Bergemann

Published July 8, 2022

Well, normally a birthday is a day to celebrate, a day to have fun and enjoy. But in all reality I think our Founding Fathers...

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TIME IS NO LONGER ON YOUR SIDE

By Rafael Aquino

Published July 6, 2022  

The second half of the year is over, and the talks of the United States being or going into recession are intensifying. ..

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FOR ONE DAY……………

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published July 4, 2022

For the past 364 days we have all been labeled at one time or another as either Democrat, Republican, Independent, ...

MANDATORY RESERVES

By Jan Bergemann

Published July 1, 2022

Finally the Florida Legislature got the message they should have gotten 20 years ago: FULLY FUNDED RESERVES...

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CAM’S BUSY SEASON IS HERE…

By Rafael Aquino

Published June 29, 2022  

Tomorrow is the last day of June, and we will start the year's second half. While many enjoy their summers, community...

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FLORIDA’S NEW CONDO RESERVE and FIRE SAFETY LAWS – PART TWO

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published June 27, 2022

THE BIG CHANGE: NO LONGER IS THERE THE ABILITY TO WAIVE RESERVES OR USE THEM ...

RESERVE STUDY REQUIRED!!!!

By Jan Bergemann

Published June 24, 2022

It is now in the statutes: STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY RESERVE STUDIES ARE REQUIRED for condominiums...

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WHAT NOW IF I HAVE A RESERVE STUDY?

By Rafael Aquino

Published June 22, 2022  

Reserve studies are an essential tool every association should have. I've written about its importance many times ...

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THE NEW CONDO RESERVE LAWS – PART ONE - GET READY

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published June 20, 2022

Over the last few weeks, I blogged about every condominium in every county now needing a “milestone ...

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MANDATORY BUILDING INSPECTIONS?

By Jan Bergemann

Published June 17, 2022

The new Condo Safety Bill, just signed by Governor Ron DeSantis into law, will require mandatory inspections for ...

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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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Broward Office: 150 S Pine Island RD Suite 300

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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 !