BACK TO NORMAL?
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 ...
Getting with the times…
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 ...
ARE THESE TEMPORARY CHANGES
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 ...
RULES, RULES – AND MORE RULES!
Let’s face it: Many of us are always complaining about all the rules
our government is imposing on us. But in all ...
SIMPLE AND TO THE POINT
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...
AND DON’T FORGET YOUR RULES
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 ...
PREPARE FOR THE FUTURE!
I guess in the moment we all have more time than money. Getting
bored at home after Governor Ron DeSantis issued...
LET’S SAY THANKS….
Published April 8, 2020
While these times that we
are all experiencing have been difficult, it has allowed us time to
reflect and hopefully ...
YOU CAN STILL BE PRODUCTIVE
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
April 3, 2020
The Pandemic is
awful – no doubt. Our economy is suffering, no questions asked. But
it is a totally different ...
WAIVING OF FEES….
Published April 1, 2020
still don't know what the full impact of the virus will be; however,
based on what has occurred in other countries, ...
WILL IT BE THE FORECLOSURE CRISIS ALL OVER AGAIN?
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 ...
APATHY OF OWNERS
Let’s be very honest: Many of the problems we are seeing daily are
caused by the apathy of owners – owners who ...
SOMETHING IS BETTER
Published March 25, 2020
Blog on Monday made many, if not most, laugh. While most members do
participate in that same fashion ...
I MUST CONFESS
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 ...
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...
WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER
Published March 18, 2020
past few days/weeks, many of us have experienced a significant
impact on our work lives as well as our ...
HOA & Condo Blog
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.
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
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
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
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
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 is president of Cyber Citizens For Justice,
's largest state-wide property owners' advocacy group.
CCFJ works on legislation to help owners living in
associations. He moved to
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
- 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
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