Victory for PA Community Association Managers – No Real Estate License needed!

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The Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission (“REC”) has withdrawn its prosecution which claimed Community Association Managers (“CAMs”) are required to earn real estate broker and salesperson licenses. The REC has finally recognized that CAM’s do not provide rental property management services. Marshal Granor, Esq, a fellow in CAI’s College of Community Association Lawyers, and long-time delegate […]

What to Watch: CAI Keystone’s Committees are Totally Binge Worthy

Over one hundred dedicated CAI Keystone volunteers gathered this morning at Green Valley Country Club in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania for the official start of the chapter new year – the 2023 Committee Leadership Retreat. A record 148 members have signed up to participate on a volunteer committee in 2023, including 45 first time volunteers. The […]

Philadelphia Residents: Sign the Letter to City Council Opposing Sprinkler Retrofit Bill

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CAI has been monitoring legislation (Bill 220299) in the City of Philadelphia that would require the installation of fire sprinkler systems in all existing high-rise condominium, cooperative and apartment buildings (buildings higher than 75 feet), costing unit owners and renters between $20,000 to $50,000 per unit. Beyond the impact on both market-rate rental housing and […]

CAI Aiding Defense of Manager in PA Real Estate Commission Action

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A report of the CAI Pennsylvania Legislative Action Committee As we have reported previously, a community association manager is being prosecuted by the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission (the “REC”) for practicing “property management” without a real estate broker’s license. This is extremely important because REC’s argument is that they are empowered to oversee “property management.” […]

Stars Shine Bright at A Night in Paris

Previous Next A Night in Paris – CAI Keystone’s 2022 Excellence Awards Gala – was held on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at William Penn Inn in Gwynedd, Pennsylvania. This festive event sold out several weeks earlier and featured a gala record 180 guests who assembled to celebrate the chapter’s 2022  Excellence Awards nominees and winners, […]

Ice Dams: Danger From Above

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Jacki Weston Silveri, CDMP, PCM | Eastern Diversified Services Prior to my employment at Eastern Diversified Services (EDS), I had the misfortune of incurring an ice dam at my own home. Until that day, I’d never even heard of an ice dam! Three of my children and I were enjoying a game of Monopoly and […]

What’s HB1795’s Impact?

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This blog article originally appeared on the Clemons Richter & Reiss, P.C. blog and is shared here by permission of the author, Stefan Richter, Esq., CCAL.  On November 3, 2022, Governor Wolf signed HB1795 into law, to become effective in May 2023. This legislation is intended to enhance the mechanisms and integrity for governance […]

Update on Philadelphia Sprinkler Retrofit Bill

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CAI has been monitoring legislation in the City of Philadelphia that would require the retrofit of all high-rise buildings (buildings higher than 75 feet) in the city to provide for in-unit fire suppression sprinklers. The Bill has been on hold for many months, but that is now changing. Philadelphia City Councilmember Mark Squilla plans to […]

CAI Keystone adopts strategic plan

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Keystone Chapter’s Board of Directors and Committee Chairs convened on June 23, 2022 for a strategic planning session facilitated by CAI’s Vice President of Membership & Chapter Relations, Crystal Wallace, CAE. The two objectives below were discussed at length and agreed to as priorities for the chapter for 2023-24. This strategic plan was subsequently adopted […]

Keep It Current: Updating Your Member Profile is Easy

Ensure that you continue to receive valuable information from Keystone CAI so that you can get the most from your membership by periodically updating your member record. This is especially critical prior to the annual printing of our Member Resource Guide in the winter. The deadline to update your member record to guarantee correct printing […]