Using Drones for Community Association Inspections & Maintenance

April 12, 2018

Drones are suddenly everywhere these days. In this episode, we'll be discussing drones and how they can be effectively used in community association inspections, maintenance and engineering work. Our guest today is Miles Abrams with The Falcon Group. Miles is responsible for the safe and effective delivery of drone services at The Falcon Group. One of the first remote pilots licensed in the state of NJ, he has extensive prior professional experience in information systems and media production, is a volunteer firefighter in his local township, and active in the regional drone racing community. For more information on services offered by The Falcon Group, please vist their website at www.thefalcongroup.us.

This episode is sponsored by the law firm of Ansell Grimm & Aaron with offices located in Princeton, Ocean and Woodland Park, NJ, Newtown, PA and White Plains, NY. The firm specializes in multiple practice areas including community association law. Find out more at www.ansellgrimm.com.

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EPA Lead Paint Renovation & Repair Regulations

March 21, 2018

In 1978, lead paint was banned in the United States. But just because there was no lead paint used in new construction after 1978 doesn't mean there's no more danger from lead paint. In 2011, Congress enacted a new law, enforced by the EPA, called the Renovation Repair and Painting Act, which states that any home built prior to 1978 is assumed to have lead pain and must be treated as such. In this podcast, we'll discuss this law and EPA regulations impacting older single family homes and, on a much larger scale, condos and homeowner associations. Our guest for this episode is Martin Bahner, with CertaPro Painters of Central Bucks County. Martin has extensive experience in painting renovations, having been a CertaPro franchisee since 2005. Martin has won multiple awards over the years and is a long-time member of CAI and is a chapter Gold Partner for 2018. For more information, click here to email Martin Bahner.

For more information on the EPA regulations, visit the EPA site at this link.

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Roof & Siding Maintenance & Replacement in Multifamily Housing

March 2, 2018

Welcome to this edition of Community Matters podcast where we explore issues and provide information important to the management and governance of condos, cooperatives and homeowner associations.  In this episode, We’ll be exploring some maintenance issues - specifically roof and siding maintenance and replacement for homes and, in particular, multifamily housing projects including condominiums and homeowner associations. Our guest in this episode is Joe Santucci, the Senior Project Consultant & Insurance Mediator for G. Fedale Roofing located in Newport, Delaware. G. Fedale Roofing is a member of CAI and is a family owned business that has been serving all of Delaware, South Jersey and Southeast Pennsylvania for more than 13 years.

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Community Association Insurance & Water Damage Claims

February 16, 2018

Welcome to this edition of Community Matters podcast. Many condo and homeowner associations have water damage – leaks, floods, etc. In this episode, 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. Our guests are Brian Friel, a partner with Smith Insurance Associates and a past president of our CAI chapter, and Jeff Krimstock, president of Benjamin Cobrin & Company and chairman of the CAI Managers Committee. Both Brian and Jeff have a long history of involvement in CAI and working with community associations.

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

February 1, 2018

Welcome to this edition of Community Matters podcast. 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. Our guest today is Edward Hoffman, Esq., a Partner and co-founder of the law firm of Barrow Hoffman, with offices in Warminster and Center Valley, Pennsylvania. Ed regularly represents and counsels homeowners associations, condominiums and planned communities on full range of issues including litigation, governing document drafting, amendments and revisions, transition issues, covenant enforcement, assessment violations and collections Ed is also a member of CAI’s Pennsylvania Legislative Action Committee and speaks frequently at educational programs on issues important to community associations. 

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Rules Enforcement in the Community Association

December 13, 2017

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. Our guest in this episode is Edward Hoffman, Esq., a Partner and co-founder of the law firm of Barrow Hoffman, with offices in Warminster and Center Valley, Pennsylvania. Ed regularly represents and counsels homeowners associations, condominiums and planned communities on full range of issues including litigation, governing document drafting, amendments and revisions, transition issues, covenant enforcement, assessment violations and collections Ed is also a member of CAI’s Pennsylvania Legislative Action Committee and speaks frequently at educational programs on issues important to community associations.

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Critical Steps in Community Association Transition to Homeowner Control

November 7, 2017

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. Our guest today is David Dahan, Esq., a Partner with the law firm of Hyland Levin LLP, located in Marlton, NJ. David is also a member of our chapter board of directors and speaks frequently at educational programs on issues important to community associations.

 

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The Basics of Community Association Insurance

October 20, 2017

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. Topics we'll cover inclue the type of insurance coverages an association should have and what a unit owner should have in terms of insurance on his or her home. We’ll also answer one of the most frequently asked questions about community association insurance – who insures what?

Our guest for this podcast is Chuck Peterson, Vice President of Peterson Insurance Services, located in Havertown, Pennsylvania.

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Alternative Dispute Resolution: How It Works

October 5, 2017

Community Associations Institute is pleased to offer the third in a three part Community Matters podcast series on Alternative Dispute Resolution. 

In the first episode, we answered the questions "What is ADR?" The second episode covered the five terms that are key to success in alternative dispute resolution, including agreements, confidentiality and defining the dispute. 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.

Our guest for this podcast series is Tobey Oxholm, Secretary of the Lakeview Estates Homeowners Association and member of CAI through his business, Just Resolutions, a provider of Alternative Dispute Resolution Services. For more information on Tobey and his services, please visit his website.

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Five Terms that are Key to Successful ADR

September 22, 2017

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 terms that are key to success in alternative dispute resolution, including agreements, confidentiality and defining the dispute. The third and final episode in the series will address how ADR actually works and how it differs from a trial in court.

Our guest for this podcast series is Tobey Oxholm, Secretary of the Lakeview Estates Homeowners Association and member of CAI through his business, Just Resolutions, a provider of Alternative Dispute Resolution Services. For more information on Tobey and his services, please visit his website.

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