ARCHIVES 2019
II., III. and IV. QUARTER

 

HOW GOOD IS INSURANCE IF YOU DON’T USE IT?

By Jan Bergemann

Published June 28, 2019

I read this week’s blogs and the comments posted by our readers. I have to say: How good is an insurance ...

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DOESN’T HURT TO HIRE A PRO

By Rafael Aquino

Published June 26, 2019  

For years now, I've also witnessed first-hand how Board members are scared to file a claim because they ...

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DON’T WAIT TO REPORT A CLAIM

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published June 24, 2019

Insurance is a very strange product.  Everyone is scared to death to be without it, but when it’s time to put ...

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DETRIMENTAL TO YOUR  HEALTH?

By Jan Bergemann

Published June 21, 2019

I guess we all know how important health really is. Eric and Rafael made their points. But let me add one thing...

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LET’S STAY POSITIVE…

By Rafael Aquino

Published June 19, 2019

I’m sure most of you would agree that we are thankful that Eric is ok and doing much better… it could ...

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DOESN’T HURT TO HIRE A PRO

By Rafael Aquino

Published June 19, 2019  

For years now, I've also witnessed first-hand how Board members are scared to file a claim because they ...

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TRUST ME – THINGS CAN BE WORSE

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published June 17, 2019

Some of you have asked where I have been this week after not being reachable by phone, e-mail or even ...

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DON’T WAIT TO REPORT A CLAIM

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published June 17, 2019

Insurance is a very strange product.  Everyone is scared to death to be without it, but when it’s time to put ...

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TOO LATE! PARADISE IS ALREADY LOST!

By Jan Bergemann

Published June 14, 2019

I don’t think that anybody in his/her right mind can call Florida a PARADISE anymore! I live in ..

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LET US TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE GROWTH…

By Rafael Aquino

Published June 12, 2019  

As a South Florida resident for the past nineteen years, I’ve seen the significant changes our city and state ...

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WILL PARADISE SOON BE LOST?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published June 10, 2019

As a result of higher taxes, out of control homelessness and crime, the news continues to report that people ...

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A GOOD ATTORNEY IS WORTH GOOD MONEY

By Jan Bergemann

Published June 7, 2019

I know that many people don’t like to pay the high legal fees a good attorney is charging. But, make no mistake, a ...

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THE ROLE OF THE BOARD

By Rafael Aquino

Published June 5, 2019  

Serving on the Board of Directors comes with many challenges; however, understanding what your ...

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THE FINE LINE OF BEING A GOOD BOARD MEMBER

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published June 3, 2019

I have always said that there is nothing worse than a Board member simply taking up a chair at Board ...

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LICENSED CAMS AND MANAGEMENT FIRMS?

By Jan Bergemann

Published May 31, 2019

As usual – there are good, there are bad and in this case there are even horrible management firms. The ...

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WHO SHOULD TEACH?

By Rafael Aquino

Published May 29, 2019 

The board member certification course is a popular course given the state requirements imposed on board ...

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WHEN THE MANAGEMENT COMPANY GOES TOO FAR

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published May 27, 2019

I previously wrote a column about how difficult it is to be a community association manager.  The amount of hats ...

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MORE THAN JUST A “CONFLICT OF INTEREST”!

By Jan Bergemann

Published May 24, 2019

In my opinion a management firm should manage – as the name says – and not turn into a “We-Do-It-All” ...

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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.


Doral Office: 8200 NW 41st ST

Suite 200

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

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 !