Q: My hours have been cut on my job and I can’t really afford such a high mortgage anymore. I think I need to sell my house in Bells Corner, but I bought it in 2008 and I still owe more than it’s worth now. I prefer not to wreck my credit, so I am planning on doing a short sale, but I’m not sure if the bank will cooperate since I didn’t really lose my job. Under what conditions does a bank allow a short sale?
A: All mortgage lenders will have their own lender-specific conditions. For many mortgage lenders, reasons necessitating a short sale would not only include job loss, but also a decrease in hours or a decrease in wages. Some other reasons lenders might accept a short sale could be: divorce, military deployment, serious illness, death and incarceration. continue reading »
Police have arrested a 29-year-old man in the Easter Sunday robbery of a 94-year-old woman in Bell’s Corner.
The woman was on her way home from Bell’s Market when the man crept up behind her on the 8300-block of Loretto Avenue, stealing her purse and knocking her over. She suffered a broken arm and other injuries.
Antonio Santiago of the 2200-block of Kennedy Street was arrested yesterday and charged with robbery and aggravated assault. The crime was captured on surveillance footage, which investigators used to help find the suspect.
This suspect is wanted for robbery in the 7th District. Image/Philadelphia Police
Police in the 7th District are looking for the man who robbed an elderly woman on her way home from the supermarket.
The 94-year-old was on the 8300-block of Loretto Avenue Sunday after a trip to nearby Bell’s Market. The suspect can be seen on surveillance video sneaking up behind the woman, knocking her over as he grabs her purse, and then running in the opposite direction. continue reading »
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The Mayfair car vandals struck again over night, this time letting the air out of tires on the 4000-blocks on Aldine and Teesedale streets. This time, a neighbor got a glimpse of the suspects [Fox29].
No injuries were reported Monday afternoon when a driver’s truck hit a pole and knocked down wires in Wissinoming. It’s not clear how the accident occurred [Action News].
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Q: My house was up for sale for a year in Bells Corner and my listing contract with my agent just expired. He wants me to sign up with him for another year, but I’m not so sure he did his job since he never sold it, even after all that time. Should I sign up for another year-long contract with this guy and give him a second chance or find another agent? I want to move.
A: Nearly 25 percent of all home listings do not sell. The market rejects them. Homebuyers in this market either did not accept the marketing effort, the price, the condition or the location, or maybe even a combination of these crucial components to selling a home. continue reading »
We’d like a little help from our readers on this one.
Tell us how you think Action News decided 8300 Bustleton Avenue — actually in Bells Corner — is in Fox Chase.
When a car crashed into a storefront Sunday, Sept. 11, on that block, Channel 6 rushed to the scene to grab a photo and cover the story. Somewhere en route from Action News’ Main Line headquarters, it was decided the crash happened in Fox Chase. continue reading »
The area between Rhawn Street, Krewstown Road, Grant Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard has seen a spike in burglaries.
The following is a message from 7th District Capt. Joe Zaffino:
7th District residents, please be advised that there has been a spike in burglaries within the boundaries of Grant Avenue to Rhawn Street and Roosevelt Boulevard to Krewstown Road. continue reading »
Two people were injured early Sunday morning when a driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a Bells Corner storefront.
The men, both in their 20s, were taken to Aria Health-Torresdale for injuries they sustained when their vehicle hit the store around 2:30 a.m. along the 8300-block of Bustleton Avenue. One man was in critical the condition, the other was stable. Police are still investigating the exact cause of the crash.
A journeyman farrier, Jon Weiler removes and replaces horse's shoes.
This is the second in a two-part series about Pegasus Riding Academy and the individuals who make it work. You can read the first part here.
Workers’ compensation claims happen all across the country. Many people hurt themselves in shipping departments lifting boxes, or maybe slipping and falling running up stairs. But for one local man, the injuries he can sustain on the job sound more like the NFL week 13 injury report.
From the sounds of it, Jon Weiler does not have a risky job. He handles shoes — heavy stainless steel shoes — and he does custom fittings for his clients. But Weiler’s clients are very large and are not measured in feet but rather, hands. continue reading »
People with physical, developmental and emotional disabilities turn to Pegasus Riding Academy for a balanced lifestyle.
This is the first in a two-part series that examines the Pegasus Riding Academy and the individuals who make it work.
It’s been awhile since 27-year-old Kristy Spressark was here.
She remembers the various skills she obtained when she started as a child. Although, the realization has set in that once seemingly easy tasks now require more effort than she recalls.
Spressark has a cavernoma, a cluster of abnormal blood vessels mainly found in the brain and spinal chord that causes her to have weakness in her limbs and balance problems. Spressark, who walks with a cane, participates in a unique form of therapy to help her condition: horse riding. continue reading »