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    Podcast: Community Association Insurance & Water Damage Claims

    Feb 16, 2018 08:26 AM

    In this podcast, we discuss water damage claims, including what is covered by your insurance policy, whose insurance covers a loss affecting more than one unit and how you should be dealing with the insurance company.

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  • Swimming In The Deep End

    Feb 09, 2018 12:12 PM

    The New Jersey State Sanitary Code, Chapter IX – Public Recreational Bathing, N.J.A.C. 8:26, became effective on January 16, 2018. If you live in a community association with a pool, these new rules and regulations will have a significant impact.

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  • Enroll Now in CAI's Digital Marketing Campaign

    Feb 07, 2018 12:06 PM

    Through an exciting new partnership with Association Revenue Partners, a digital marketing company, CAI is pleased to announce a great new opportunity for our Business Partner members.

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  • Go for the Gold (Star)!

    Feb 07, 2018 10:38 AM

    There is a great deal of prestige associated with being named a Gold Star community and it can help prospective buyers understand the standards and quality of your association. So, you’ve put in the time, you’ve done the work.

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    Podcast: Fair Housing Issues in Condos & HOAs: A Legal Q&A

    Feb 01, 2018 09:12 AM

    The topic for this episode is Fair Housing in community associations. This topic comes up very often in questions from community associations, homeowners and managers.

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  • Save Up By Powering Down - Energy & Cost Saving Tips

    Jan 23, 2018 02:20 PM

    Looking to cut back due to a tight budget or ready to go green? Here are 10 quick and easy tips to accomplish both.

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    The Winter Blast Can Freeze Your Pipes

    Jan 05, 2018 12:00 PM

    Extremely low temperatures are forecast across the Northeast region for the next week or so. The force of water freezing (expanding) in a pipe can easily cause it to burst, resulting in floods when the ice thaws. Residents can take steps to prevent f

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  • Update Your Member Record for the 2018 Membership Directory

    Jan 05, 2018 11:50 AM

    It's time to update your membership information so that our printed and online Membership Directory & Resource Guide can be as up-to-date and correct as possible.

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  • Calling All CAI Superheroes!

    Jan 02, 2018 03:36 PM

    With great power comes great responsibility. When you use your super powers for good, you deserve an award. Or, better still, a reward. A Recruiter Reward. Use your super powers by helping CAI recruit new members in 2018!

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    Meet CAI's 2018 Premier Partners

    Jan 02, 2018 11:44 AM

    A look at the business partners and management companies supporting the Pennsylvania & Delaware Valley Chapter of CAI as a Premier Partner in 2018, complete with logos and links.

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  • Annual Awards Presented at Holiday Party

    Dec 15, 2017 01:14 PM

    Each year, the chapter presents awards to chapter members and volunteers in a number of categories. This year's award winners were recognized at the chapter's Annual Meeting & Holiday Party on December 7, 2017 at Talamore Country Club.

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  • Podcast: Rules Enforcement in the Community Association

    Dec 13, 2017 10:19 AM

    Every community association has rules and in this episode of Community Matters podcast, we will be talking about why rules must be enforced in a consistent manner.

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  • Members Show Strong Support for LAC Silent Auctions

    Dec 11, 2017 10:42 AM

    CAI's Pennsylvania Legislative Action Committee (PA LAC) held its annual auctions to raise much needed funds to help support the critical but costly work of the PA LAC. Once again, we are humbled by the generosity of both our donors and bidders.

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  • Sponsor a Scholar

    Dec 04, 2017 10:15 AM

    CAI Business Partners can sponsor a scholar through our Manager Designations Scholarship Program now through February 1.

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  • Free Ways to Get More Involved with CAI

    Dec 04, 2017 09:51 AM

    By sharing your expertise, you are making yourself more recognizable and respected among members looking to hire someone just like you. You’re also helping CAI achieve its goal of providing expert level education and training to our membership.

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  • New for 2017 - CAI Podcasts and Video FAQs!

    Nov 30, 2017 03:23 PM

    In 2017, CAI is launching two new ways to engage members with educational information - our Video FAQ series and our Podcast series.

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  • Will You Help Us Fill CAI's Prize Closet?

    Nov 20, 2017 10:49 AM

    CAI is seeking donations of gift cards, electronics, gadgets, and other fun gifts to give as prizes to our monthly membership top recruiters.

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    PA-LAC Silent Auction to Raise Much Needed Funds

    Nov 16, 2017 11:35 AM

    Help support the Pennsylvania Legislative Action Committee (PA-LAC) in its effort to advance positive legislation for community associations, condos, and other types of homeowner associations in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, oppose harmful laws, and educate Pennsylvania lawmakers about the HOA industry and needs of residents, homeowners, boards, managers, and more.

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    Vegetative Buffers to Control Soil Erosion

    Nov 16, 2017 10:07 AM

    Shoreline erosion should be a concern of anyone with a lake, pond or stream on their property. Erosion is a natural process, and to a certain extent it is inevitable—if not entirely benign. But, it is also a force that needs to be monitored and manag

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    Diamond Partner Spotlight November 2017

    Steven L. Sugarman & Associates is a regional law firm which concentrates its practice in the field of community association law. Well-recognized as a “go to” firm in condominium and homeowner association matters since its founding in 1988, Steven L. Sugarman & Associates continues to be at the forefront in developing statutory and decisional law in the community association arena.

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  • Podcast: Critical Steps in Community Association Transition to Homeowner Control

    Nov 07, 2017 02:28 PM

    In this episode of Community Matters podcast, we'll be discussing transition – the transition of a newly built community from developer to homeowner control. This is a critical time for all communities under construction and the success, or not, of the transition period will set the tone for the first homeowners that take up residence in the new community association.

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  • Podcast: The Basics of Community Association Insurance

    Oct 20, 2017 02:54 PM

    In this episode of Community Associations Institute’s podcast we'll be discussing the basics of community associations insurance, a basic but critical topic for those who govern, manage and live in condominium, cooperative and homeowner associations.

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  • Missed LAC Out Loud? Check out the video!

    Oct 16, 2017 09:31 AM

    For one night only, Thursday, October 12, CAI members and friends took to the stage at Valley Forge Casino Resort’s Venue to showcase their talents by singing, joking, laughing, and even puppeteering the night away at LAC-Out-Loud (LOL).

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  • Podcast: ADR: Alternative Dispute Resolution - How It Works

    Oct 05, 2017 02:51 PM

    Community Associations Institute is pleased to offer the third in a three part Community Matters podcast series on Alternative Dispute Resolution. In this third and final episode in the series, we will address how ADR actually works and how it differs from a trial in court.

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  • Podcast: Five Terms that are Key to Successful ADR

    Sep 22, 2017 11:10 AM

    Community Associations Institute is pleased to offer the second in a three part Community Matters podcast series on Alternative Dispute Resolution. In the first episode, we answered the questions "What is ADR?" This episode covers the five term...

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    Alliance Association Bank is CAI's Diamond Partner Spotlight Company

    Sep 17, 2017 11:07 AM

    Company BasicsName of company: Alliance Association Bank, a Division of Western Alliance BankCompany President: Craig Huntington Year company was founded: 2009# of employees: 70 States in which your company operates: Nationally, headq...

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  • Podcast: Alternative Dispute Resolution - The Basics of ADR

    Sep 08, 2017 02:34 PM

    Community Associations Institute is pleased to offer the first in a three part podcast series on Alternative Dispute Resolution. In this first episode, we address several basic questions - what is ADR, and what are the differences between mediation and arbitration. The second episode will cover the five terms that are key to success in alternative dispute resolution. The third and final episode in the series will address how ADR actually works and how it differs from a trial in court.

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    Calling all Volunteers! Join a Committee in 2018

    Aug 31, 2017 11:06 AM

    Take Your Membership to the Next Level: Join a CAI Committee in 2018 As a volunteer driven organization, CAI is only as strong and successful as our members make it. CAI’s volunteers are the driving force behind our success and our ability t...

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    Aug 30, 2017 11:35 AM

    Every year, CAI recognizes our best and brightest members with the CAI Annual Awards. Help us identify those members who are most worthy of recognition for their accomplishments and contributions in 2017 by making nominations for our Annual Awards.

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    CAI Helps to Overturn Errors in HOA Case

    Aug 29, 2017 03:33 PM

    On May 25, 2017, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued rulings in the case of Starling v. Lake Meade Property Owners Association, reversing a decision of the Pennsylvania Superior Court and reconfirming a community association’s ownership of and authority over key parts of its common facilities.

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    No Right to Withhold Assessment Payments

    Aug 25, 2017 05:13 PM

    Unit owners occasionally threaten to “escrow” assessments, and wrongfully assume that if they are not satisfied with the board’s maintenance, repair, replacement, governance, management, or operation of the association, they are entitled to simply withhold assessment payments, similar to what may be permissible pursuant to landlord-tenant law.

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  • CAI thanks our Charity Bowling Sponsors

    Aug 15, 2017 09:24 AM

    CAI thanks the sponsors of our 2017 Charity Bowling Tournament. All proceeds from this event will be donated to Covenant House.

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  • Podcast: What You Need to Know About Community Association Governing Documents

    Aug 11, 2017 02:44 PM

    In this episode of Community Matters podcast, we discuss the documents that every community association in Pennsylvania is governed by, including the Declaration of Covenants, the bylaws of the association and rules and regulations. We discuss the hierarc

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  • Gold Star Awards: A Chance to Celebrate Your Success

    Jul 31, 2017 09:17 AM

    If you manage a community that has a financially sound budget, has completed a Reserve Study within the past 5 years, is funding their reserves according to recommendations, and treats all residents as stakeholders in the community - we want you!

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  • Podcast: The Top 5 Directors & Officers Liability Issues and How to Avoid Claims

    Jul 27, 2017 02:48 PM

    In this episode of Community Matters podcast, Angela Costigan, Esq., with the Law Firm of Costigan & Costigan addresses the most frequently litigated Directors and Officers Liability issues, and offers tips on how to avoid claims on these issues

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  • Podcast: Medical Marijuana's Impact on Community Associations

    Jul 13, 2017 02:57 PM

    Community associations have long dealt with the issue of cigarette and other types of smoking, but does medical marijuana require new ways of thinking for community association managers and elected leaders?​

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  • Podcast: Records Retention for Community Associations

    Jun 27, 2017 02:59 PM

    One of the questions we often get from condominium and homeowner association volunteer leaders and property managers has to do with records retention. That will be the focus for this episode of CAI’s podcast – we’ll be talking about documents such as financial records, tax returns, audits, meeting minutes, board resolutions, among others. How long should these documents be kept and stored, and where?

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  • Concierge - It's More Than Just a Word.

    Jun 15, 2017 12:06 PM

    Nothing can add more value, at no cost, than offering a “Five Diamond” concierge service and it isn’t difficult to achieve. It begins with hiring inspired people and giving them the right resources.

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  • Fire Escape and Fire Balcony Inspections: New Philadelphia Code Requirement for all Buildings

    Jun 14, 2017 12:30 PM

    Fire escapes have played an important role in the urban development of many American cities. They have been used by residents for many different functions including informal balconies, gardening and planting areas, and more.

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  • Podcast: Efficient & Effective Association Meetings

    Jun 12, 2017 03:01 PM

    Community association board and committee meetings can be dreadful for all those involved. Meetings typically run long, homeowners tend to vent on issues not on the agenda, and sometimes little is accomplished. But this does not need to be the case. By establishing some simple rules, your community association meetings can become more effective and more efficient. We'll discuss these topics in this episode of Community Matters podcast.

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    NJ Legislative Update

    May 31, 2017 02:17 PM

    CAI’s New Jersey Legislative Action Committee (NJ LAC) has been hard at work this Spring on several issues important to community associations in the state.

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  • Podcast: Why Your Community Association Needs a Reserve Study

    May 19, 2017 03:05 PM

    In this episode of CAI's Community Associations Podcast, we talk with John Hershey, founder of J. Hershey Architecture Inc., about the purpose of a reserve study and why community associations of all sizes and types should have a regularly updated reserve study.

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    LAC Capitol Day Helps Move Legislative Priorities

    May 01, 2017 02:26 PM

    CAI’s Pennsylvania Legislative Action Committee spent the day at the state capitol in Harrisburg on Monday, April 24 meeting with legislators and legislative staff in a continuing effort to educate lawmakers on issues confronting community associations in the Commonwealth. The day also helped to tee up several pieces of legislation on the LAC’s priority list for the current legislative term.

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  • Podcast: Sometimes Rentals Work FOR Community Associations

    Apr 28, 2017 03:08 PM

    One of the topics that confound community associations and their boards is what to do about renters. Many times, the question is what can be done to limit them, prohibit them or somehow control them. However, in the right circumstances, possession and rental of a delinquent unit can be a real boon to an association plagued with a zombie property. We'll discuss these issues in this episode of Community Matters Podcast.

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    Legislation Passes State House Expanding Attorney General Role in Association Complaints

    Apr 21, 2017 02:20 PM

    HARRISBURG – House Bill 595, which would change the way investigations and mediation of complaints are handled in community association across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, was unanimously passed by the state House of Representatives on April 19, 2017. The bill, which is supported by CAI's Pennsylvania Legislative Action Committee (PA LAC) would assign additional powers to the Office of Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection.

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  • Podcast: Social Media Issues for Employers

    Apr 10, 2017 03:11 PM

    The continuing growth of social media has created an array of pitfalls and challenges for employers, including community associations. In this episode of Community Matters podcast, we'll cover many of these issues and offer tips on how community associations should approach social media issues in the employment process.

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  • Podcast: Project Management - Finding the Right Professional

    Apr 07, 2017 03:16 PM

    If your condo or community association is starting a capital improvement project, you want the job done right. Hiring the right professionals can mean the difference between happy residents and a satisfied board of directors and a disaster. In this p

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  • Podcast: Fiduciary Duty for Community Associations

    Apr 03, 2017 03:14 PM

    In this episode of CAI's Podcast, we will be talking about the important topic of fiduciary duty and what it means in the context of your condominium, cooperative or homeowner association. This is an important legal and financial term for elected board members and managers in community associations and we hope you will find this information useful to your community.

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    The LAC Has Your Back. Do You Have Theirs?

    Apr 01, 2017 11:25 AM

    CAI's Pennsylvania Legislative Action Committee (PA-LAC) works on behalf of the approximately 2 million residents who live in 10,000+ community associations in the commonwealth

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  • Derrenbacher Wins Outstanding Board Member Leadership Award

    Mar 31, 2017 11:43 AM

    The 2017 committee recognized seven award winners, including Peter Derrenbacher from Saw Creek Estates Community Association, Inc. in Bushkill, PA, a member of our own Pennsylvania & Delaware Valley Chapter. Congratulations to Peter!

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    Pennsylvania is CAI's Legislative Action Committee of the Year

    Mar 29, 2017 02:28 PM

    Coming off our most successful year ever, Community Associations Institute will recognize the Pennsylvania Legislative Action Committee (PA LAC) as CAI's Legislative Action Committee of the Year. The award will be given at the national conference in Las Vegas in May.

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  • Boast About Your Community Association!

    Community Spotlight features communities like yours, recognized for its wonderful programs, maintenance, and enhancement of community for residents.

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  • Congratulations to CAI Scholarship Winners

    Mar 01, 2017 12:00 PM

    Congratulations to our 2017 Manager Designations Scholarship recipients and thank you to our scholarship sponsors

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  • Point. Click. Connect. CAI Launches eBid online RFP system.

    Feb 13, 2017 04:12 PM

    eBid – our online request for proposal system – is now available on our website. eBid is more than a directory of business partners, it’s a conduit that streamlines the RFP process, for our members.

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    Private Dams Legislation Adopted in PA House

    Feb 09, 2017 09:47 AM

    House Bill 1712, establishing the Pennsylvania Private Dam Financial Assurance Program and the Private Dam Financial Assurance Fund, passed the state House of Representatives by a vote of 195-1 on Monday, February 8, 2016. The Bill now moves to the S

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  • Update Your (Member) Record

    Feb 02, 2017 09:40 AM

    Please take a moment to review your member profile to ensure its accuracy. The Membership Directory and Resource Guide is sent to all CAI members in the Pennsylvania & Delaware Valley Chapter, so you want to be sure that your information is correct!

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    Governor Tom Wolf Signs Senate Bill 1282

    Nov 07, 2016 02:37 PM

    Community Associations Institute’s Pennsylvania Legislative Action Committee (CAI PA LAC) applauds Governor Tom Wolf for affixing his signature to Senate Bill 1282, legislation that will reign in skyrocketing fees charged by Recorder of Deeds in many counties across Pennsylvania for the recording of amendments to association Declarations. The Governor signed the Bill on Friday, November 4, 2016.

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    Call Governor Wolf: Tell him to Sign SB 1282

    Oct 27, 2016 11:12 AM

    In a series of swift votes on Wednesday night, the legislature gave final approval to Senate Bill 1282, which eliminates excessive fees for the recording of Amendments to Declarations for community associations throughout the state.

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    An Unjustified and Illegal Tax on Community Associations

    Sep 08, 2016 11:51 AM

    Your urgent help is needed to adopt legislation that will reign in skyrocketing recorder of deeds fees that are costing Pennsylvania’s community associations thousands of dollars every year.

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  • Will you sponsor a scholar?

    Sep 07, 2016 03:10 PM

    CAI is seeking sponsors to help us underwrite our Manager Designation Scholarship Program (MDSP) for 2017.

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  • Experience Counts in Complex High Rise Transitions

    Aug 04, 2016 12:20 PM

    Transition of control of the board of trustees of a condominium association can be particularly complex when the common elements include a high rise building.

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  • Do You Have the Write Stuff?

    Jul 28, 2016 02:56 PM

    CAI is actively and always looking for content for both the magazine and blog and provides a powerful way for you to gain maximum exposure for your company, services, and products.

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  • Go for the Gold!

    Jul 07, 2016 11:26 AM

    If you feel your community currently meets the Gold Star standard and should be recognized with a Gold Star, we encourage you to go to the CAI webpage and fill out a Gold Star application.

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  • Philadelphia's Facade Reporting Requirement

    Jul 02, 2016 12:11 PM

    As of June 30, 2015, all buildings more than six stories high or with other features more than sixty feet tall are required to file a written report with the City of Philadelphia on the condition of the façade of the building.

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    PA Senate Reforms Recording Fees with Adoption of SB 1282

    Jun 30, 2016 11:49 AM

    In the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building in Harrisburg today, the Pennsylvania Senate voted 48-2 in favor of Senate Bill 1282 (R-Wagner). SB 1282 clarifies the manner in which county Recorders of Deeds may assess fees regarding the amendment of dec

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    Wagner to Introduce Recorder of Deeds Fees Bill

    Jun 01, 2016 11:23 AM

    State Senator Scott Wagner (R-York) has signaled his intent to introduce a Senate version of House Bill 1101, legislation which would reign in skyrocketing fees charged by some county Recorder of Deeds to file an amendment to a Declaration.

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  • O'Donnell, Gounis Receive Inaugural Scholarships

    May 10, 2016 11:48 AM

    The Pennsylvania and Delaware Valley Chapter of Community Associations Institute (CAI)’s Managers Committee is pleased to announce that two manager members have been selected as the inaugural recipients of the new Manager Designations Scholarship.

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  • Survey Says: High Ratings are in for HOAs

    May 09, 2016 11:41 AM

    Americans who live in homeowners associations and condominiums remain overwhelmingly satisfied with their communities, their homeowner leaders and professional managers, according to a national survey conducted in March by Zogby Analytics.

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    PA LAC Supports the Private Dam Financial Assurance Program

    Nov 30, 2015 11:44 AM

    CAI has continued discussions on this issue over the last two years and is pleased to report that Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-189) has introduced House Bill 1712, which would establish the Private Dam Financial Assurance Program and the Private Dam Financ

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