Story Archive November 17 2011

3 options for buying home after short sale

REThink Real Estate

REThink Real EstateTara-Nicholle NelsonInman News™Q: I experienced a hardship two years ago and had to sell my house via short sale. I am now ready to purchase a home but heard I would have to wait another year because of FHA rules. I have been paying my rent on time and my credit is in the 700s. What programs or other options do I have in terms of obtaining a loan? I want to purchase a house for $70,000. —T. Jordan

Authorities locate Chestnut

Thanks to area residents’ tips, the U.S. Marshals Service captured an alleged rapist Monday.

Bank robber sought

Police are seeking the man that robbed a Marconi bank Tuesday afternoon.

Birthday party blast

A man leaving a birthday party at a West Passyunk bar was shot on his way home Saturday.

Bok football

The Wildcats, 1901 S. Ninth St., dropped a 30-23 heartbreaker to West Catholic in Saturday’s Class AA City Title Game at the South Philadelphia super site, 10th and Bigler streets.

Bullets to the head

A 24-year-old was slain on his West Passyunk block Monday evening.

David’s Baked Pineapple Casserole

Cranberry isn’t always the headlining fruit at the Thanksgiving table. The pilgrims may not have had pineapples, but it always finds its way on to David Cifone’s menu.

Eviction notice

To the Editor: What is Michael Nutter going to do about the Occupy Philly demonstrators? He should take a lesson from the Oakland and New York authorities. Clean up City Hall at night and get rid all the trash and tents that are littering Dilworth Plaza and let construction get on its way.

Fallen idol

Some time ago, Joseph Vincent Paterno transitioned from man into myth. It is a process that has been repeated over and over since time began, a great public figure becomes heroic. We are so hungry for heroes. Bob Dylan once complained in song, “I’ve got nothing to look up to.”

Granite Hill

I have always enjoyed dining in cultural institutions. Minutes after seeing Seurat’s masterpiece “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of the Grande Jatte” inside the Art Institute of Chicago, Edward and I lunched outside in the museum’s garden. I have taken tea at the Tate Gallery in London, a snack at New York’s Museum of Modern Art and a number of meals at the Kimmel Center.