GlaxoSmithKline scientist snags 3BD in Fairmount

Medium 908b4c9dda621b4505b4e5ec475b430f Julie K. Speitel and Nicholas D. Speitel bought a three-bedroom, one-bath home at 2507 Meredith St. in Fairmount from Barak A. Bassman and Jaime M. Bassman for $360,000 on Oct. 14.

The Bassmans paid $283,500 for the property in May 2004. The 1,170-square-foot house was built in 1920.

Ms. Speitel has been a senior scientist and study director at GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals.

Prior to that, she worked as a research specialist at the University of Pennsylvania. She also worked as a biologist at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. She earned her M.E.M. in Environmental Toxicology from Duke University and her B.A. in Biology from Ithaca College.

Mr. Bassman is an associate in Pepper Hamilton LLP's commercial litigation practice group.

He received his B.A. from Grinnell College and his J.D. from New York University. He co-authored Prompt-Pay Laws: Good in Theory, Poor in Practice, which was published in October 2003.

Mrs. Bassman has been a pediatric occupational therapist at WES Horizons, a private social service agency.

She graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton and received her master's degree in occupational therapy from Thomas Jefferson University.

According to, there have been 301 home sales in Fairmount during the past 12 months, with a median sales price of $314,500.

Address: 2507 Meredith Street
Buyer(s): Nicholas D Speitel and Julie K Speitel
Seller(s): Barak A Bassman and Jaime M Bassman
Sale date: Oct. 14, 2009