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Community associations - condos, cooperatives and homeowner associations - have a unique set of governance, management and homeowner issues. CAI is a membership organization which builds better communities through Informational and educational resources for community associations. Our informative podcasts address topics for elected volunteer leaders and property managers of condominium, homeowner and cooperative associations, specifically in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

Community Matters Community Associations Institute Pennsylvania & Delaware Valley Chapter

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Community associations - condos, cooperatives and homeowner associations - have a unique set of governance, management and homeowner issues. CAI is a membership organization which builds better communities through Informational and educational resources for community associations. Our informative podcasts address topics for elected volunteer leaders and property managers of condominium, homeowner and cooperative associations, specifically in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

    Let’s Talk Legislation with CAI’s PA LAC

    Let’s Talk Legislation with CAI’s PA LAC

    Welcome to this episode of Community Matters podcast, where we discuss issues important to managing and governing condos, cooperatives and homeowner associations.


    This is our first episode for 2022 and the topic is legislation. We’re in the middle of a very active legislative session in Harrisburg and CAI’s Pennsylvania Legislative Action Committee is currently tracking 34 pieces of legislation that could potentially impact community association operations in the Commonwealth.


    We touch on many of these bills with this episode's guest, Ed Hoffman, Esq., CCAL, with Hoffman Law. Ed currently serves as the Chair of CAI’s Pennsylvania Legislative Action Committee.. 


    Community Matters is available in the iTunes store, on Google Play and on Spotify. Subscribe there or download the podbean app and be the first to receive notifications when new episodes are posted.

    • 28 min
    Resale Disclosure in Community Associations

    Resale Disclosure in Community Associations

    Welcome to this episode of Community Matters podcast, where we discuss issues important to managing and governing condos, cooperatives and homeowner associations.


    What is a resale certificate? Simply put, a resale certificate is a legally mandated document containing a very large trove of information that a seller must provide to a buyer of a home or unit in a community association. In reality, it’s a lot more complicated than that. Preparation of a resale certificate is important to both the buyer and the seller, its contents are extensive and its preparation is time consuming. We’ll cover all the details of resale disclosure certificates in today’s episode of Community Matters.


    Today's guest is Neil Hilkert, Esq., an attorney who specializes in community association law with the law firm Reidenbach & Associates, LLC located in Wayne, PA.s. 


    Community Matters is available in the iTunes store, on Google Play and on Spotify. Subscribe there or download the podbean app and be the first to receive notifications when new episodes are posted.

    • 22 min
    Lessons Learned: Association Boards, Reserves & Fiduciary Duty

    Lessons Learned: Association Boards, Reserves & Fiduciary Duty

    Welcome to this episode of Community Matters podcast, where we discuss issues important to managing and governing condos, cooperatives and homeowner associations.


    Anyone listening to this podcast is very likely aware of the tragic collapse of the Champlain Towers South Condominium building in Surfside, Florida that occurred a few months ago. The discussion that we are focusing on today intends to serve as a conversation regarding the obligations of elected homeowner leaders, while avoiding any insinuation as to the causes or events leading up to that tragic incident. And, before we start our discussion, we want to extend our sincerest condolences to all those impacted by this tragic event.


    The topic of condo and building safety will dominate the conversations of community association practitioners for many months and years to come, as we all work to insure something like this never happens again. CAI’s national organization assembled various task forces that are working on a series of public policies to address issues such as building inspections and maintenance and reserve funds and studies. This podcast is intended to be a conversation about the obligations of elected homeowner leaders when it comes to the various issues involved in this topic.  


    Our guests for this episode include Sara Austin, Esq., with Austin Law Firm, LLC, Marshal Granor, Esq., CCAL, with Granor & Granor PC, and Stefan Richter, Esq., CCAL, from Clemons, Richter & Reiss. 


    Community Matters is available in the iTunes store, on Google Play and on Spotify. Subscribe there or download the podbean app and be the first to receive notifications when new episodes are posted.

    • 33 min
    Re-establishing Community in a Post Pandemic World

    Re-establishing Community in a Post Pandemic World

    Welcome to this episode of Community Matters podcast, where we discuss issues important to managing and governing condos, cooperatives and homeowner associations.


    As a community association manager or board member, it can be difficult to fully understand the financial, legal, and emotional impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the residents of your community association. While it’s crucial to focus on budgets, board meetings, and other community obligations to get your community back on track, you can’t lose sight of what matters most: reestablishing a sense of togetherness.


    We’ll talk about this in detail with today’s guest, Jenniffer Harrington, Business Development Manager for Associa Mid-Atlantic, AAMC.


    Community Matters is available in the iTunes store, on Google Play and on Spotify. Subscribe there or download the podbean app and be the first to receive notifications when new episodes are posted.

    • 18 min
    Bet on This: Games of Chance in Pennsylvania Community Associations

    Bet on This: Games of Chance in Pennsylvania Community Associations

    Welcome to this episode of Community Matters podcast, where we discuss issues important to managing and governing condos, cooperatives and homeowner associations.


    Community associations often get creative in programming activities for homeowners. Sometimes these activities may involve games of chance like raffles, lotteries, drawings and 50/50s. But these games are considered gambling, and state regulations do apply. We’ll discuss these games of chance and how community associations can become licensed to host such events with Paula Haurie, a former member of the board of Traditions of America at Hanover, located in located in Bethlehem, PA. Information contained in this podcast is specific to community associations in Pennsylvania. Listeners from other states should check with your state for applicable laws and regulations.


    Community Matters is available in the iTunes store, on Google Play and on Spotify. Subscribe there or download the podbean app and be the first to receive notifications when new episodes are posted.

    • 17 min
    Managing Collections & Delinquencies

    Managing Collections & Delinquencies

    Welcome to this episode of Community Matters podcast, where we discuss issues important to managing and governing condos, cooperatives and homeowner associations.


    Today's episode is about the always important topic of assessment collections and delinquencies in community associations, and what impact, if any, the Covid-19 pandemic has had on homeowner delinquencies in community associations. 
    Today's guest is Sara Austin, Esq., founder of Austin Law Firm, LLC, located in York, Pennsylvania. Sara is a graduate of the Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William & Mary. Sara served as the 2016-017 president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and is the chair of CAI's Central Pennsylvania Regional Council.


    The sponsor of today's episode is The Falcon Group - a unique, full-service Engineering, Architectural & Energy Consulting firm. Falcon’s primary focus is on restoring and evaluating existing facilities ranging from site, building envelope and energy improvements. The Falcon Group's full-service capabilities focus on your building’s specific needs. For more information on The Falcon Group, visit www.thefalcongroup.us. 


    Community Matters is available in the iTunes store, on Google Play and on Spotify. Subscribe there or download the podbean app and be the first to receive notifications when new episodes are posted.

    • 23 min

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