ARCHIVES 2020

 

SO WHAT DO WE DO NOW?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published March 16, 2020

Wow what a difference a week makes!  The world became different this week, like nothing most of us have ever ...

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FAIR HOUSING IN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS?

By Jan Bergemann

Published March 13, 2020

Fair Housing laws often interfere with the regular rules of community associations – and it’s a legal trap many ...

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REQUIRED TIMEFRAME FOR ACCOMMODATIONS

By Rafael Aquino

Published March 11, 2020  

Below I’ve listed two common questions we receive for reasonable accommodations and the answers to such ...

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WHAT IS A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION?

By Eric Glazer, Esq. 

Published March 9, 2020

In the housing context, pursuant to The Fair Housing Act, a reasonable accommodation is a change in a rule, policy, ...

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“QUITTING” THE BOARD?

By Jan Bergemann

Published March 6, 2020

Let’s face it: “Quitting” the board is mostly happening in anger. Board members often get seriously annoyed by votes...

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FOUR CHARACTERISTICS FOR SUCCESS

By Rafael Aquino

Published March 4, 2020  

Before you take on the responsibility of running for the board of directors, you should have a clear understanding...

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WHEN DOES “I QUIT” REALLY TAKE EFFECT?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published March 2, 2020

For a time, directors had to be careful about keeping their emotions in check while at Board meetings.  When a ...

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SB 476: Law Enforcement Vehicles

By Jan Bergemann

Published February 28, 2020

This was the first community association bill that went through this year’s legislative session and was already ...

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WE HAVE BIGGER FISH TO FRY

By Rafael Aquino

Published February 26, 2020  

I will be short and sweet this week because I've always believed that a law enforcement vehicle is NOT ...

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NEW LAW PROTECTS LAW ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published February 24, 2020

One bill sailed through The Florida Legislature and waiting for a signature by Governor DeSantis.  Once signed, it be ...

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ASSOCIATION CABLE BILLS?

By Jan Bergemann

Published February 21, 2020

No matter how much the association is charging you monthly for the bulk cable contract, you’re most likely paying too ...

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NOW OR LATER?

By Rafael Aquino

Published February 19, 2020  

Last week I mentioned how important it is to review your documents and confirm that you are billing your ...

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BE CAREFUL ABOUT THE CABLE BILL

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published February 17, 2020

Last week we discussed how the expenses of your condominium or HOA get divided among all of the ...

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PAYING THE SAME DUES?

By Jan Bergemann

Published February 14, 2020

There are often big fights in condo associations when it comes to maintenance fees – and equal pays. Mainly in ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 !