Q: I signed an agreement of sale my house in Normandy last week and will go to settlement on June 14. I figured that would be enough time to find a house to buy. Today I made an offer a house in Levittown, but the owner of that house wants to go to settlement May 31 because he is buying a house in the Poconos. I need to sell to buy, and I already found out I can’t get a bridge loan. What else can I do?
A: Bridge loans used to be an option, and may still be for some, but you don’t see them as often as you used to. Buyers who had a house to sell and needed to make settlement before the house they were selling could get the loan in advance from their mortgage lender. It’s great. . . until the buyer of the home you’re selling doesn’t make it to settlement because they didn’t get funded for the mortgage after all. Then it’s a disaster. continue reading »
Footage of a January fire at a vacant Normandy home. YouTube Image/Philly Fire News
By John Loftus for the Northeast Times
The long-vacant property at 2815 Normandy Rd., which was destroyed by fire on Jan. 24. Only a shell remains of what had once been a showplace when the development was new.
“It was a Normandy sample home,” Nightingale Road neighbor Donna Caristo said in an interview. continue reading »
Dave Kralle at the November 2011 Parkwood Civic Association meeting. Photo/Shannon McDonald
If you go to your neighborhood civic association meeting, chances are you know Dave Kralle. Holme Circle, Bustleton, Parkwood – the residents there know the aide to Councilman Denny O’Brien by name. Before O’Brien’s election to Council, Kralle worked for him at the state level when O’Brien served the 169th Legislative District.
The rest of the city got to meet Kralle earlier this year during O’Brien’s campaign for Council-at-large. Average height, on the thin side and always in a suit and tie, Kralle is as recognizable to district constituents as O’Brien is. That’s likely to work to his advantage if Kralle enters a bid for the now-vacant 169th District seat.
“Denny wants me to run for his old seat in the House of Representatives,” Kralle announced at last night’s Holme Circle Civic Association. continue reading »
A woman from Northwest Philadelphia was killed early Tuesday morning in a crash on Roosevelt Boulevard near Normandy.
The 28-year-old lost control of the vehicle in the northbound lanes near Comly Road. continue reading »
Five people were injured this morning in a car crash in Normandy.
An SUV and a car crashed at Norcom and Comly roads around 6 a.m., sending the drivers and passengers to Aria Health-Torresdale and St. Mary’s Hospital in Bucks County. continue reading »
Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here.
Actor Tony Danza’s stint as a teacher at Northeast High school for the 09-10 school year is the subject of the new A&E show, Teach: Tony Danza, which premieres tomorrow. You can read an early review of the series here.
Keep reading for news on a doctor under fire for illegal sales of prescription drugs, an update on Friends Hospital, and more.
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Members of SPIN and Back on My Feet celebrate SPIN's successful water ice fundraiser. Photo courtesy of Back on My Feet.
Special People In the Northeast reached out last week to donate to Back on My Feet, a Center-City based nonprofit that helps homeless people prepare for a better life. continue reading »
I think a lot about how drastic the difference seems to be between people from the Northeast and those from New Jersey in how they identify themselves.
Obviously, a lot of this has to do with the sheer difference in size between Philadelphia and most towns in New Jersey. People from the Northeast often distinguish themselves based on neighborhoods (or parishes, especially those who live in areas that are prominently Catholic; however, that is another column for another time), a point that can easily be proven by looking at the sidebar of this website. continue reading »
NEast Philly reader Jennifer Malazita posted this photo (dated March 26) to our Facebook page.
We couldn’t get confirmation as to what exactly is happening here at Thornton and Comly roads just outside of Normandy, but something tells us the Water Department was busy that day.
Courtesy of the NGAP
The National Greyhound Adoption Program has a new home in the Northeast. The 100,000 square foot facility is on Dutton Road off Comly near Normandy and the airport.
Calming music is played in rooms of spacious cages and cushioned beds, according to a report by KYW, and there are four large dog runs for the animals.
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