Dan Golden blog

Toys For Tots needs helping hands

Posted by Dan Golden on January 10, 2020 in No Category
The Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys For Tots program is looking for more than a few good men and women to help with the Montgomery County/Glenside campaign. Toys For Tots coordinator Guy Vogel, in presenting a plaque to Horsham Council in appreciation for its support of the campaign, told council at Wednesday night’s meeting that this might be the last year for the local Toys For Tots effort. Vogel said he has health issues that make it difficult for him to put in the time and effort required by the year-ar... read more
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My new listing at 124 Clayton Road, Hatboro, PA 19040 just went on the market. I am hosting an open house on Sunday afternoon from 1-4 p.m. Stop by and check it out. It is on nearly one-third of an acre and located in the desirable Oak Hill neighborhood of Horsham Township and listed at $359,000. Its central air conditioning and heating systems were installed in 2017 making utilities extremely reasonable. You can walk to the elementary and middle school and it's close to shopping, the Pennsylvania Turnpike and the ... read more
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Running the good race -- Horsham's Freezer 5K

Posted by Dan Golden on December 11, 2019 in No Category
On Sunday morning, Dec. 8, I ran in the Freezer 5K run at Simmons Elementary School in Horsham Township. It was the first time I have run in the event, but it won’t be the last. The weather cooperated – it was cold but mostly still -- and the course has one long hill to make it a challenge, but it wasn’t brutal. Additionally, most of the return part of the course felt as though it was downhill, which is always nice. The race is called the Freezer 5K because the goal is to fill the freezers of our... read more
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Holiday traffic is no excuse for bad driving

Posted by Dan Golden on December 02, 2019 in No Category
After traveling on the Pennsylvania Turnpike on the Friday after Thanksgiving, I have come to a conclusion: many people use holiday traffic as an excuse to drive stupidly. This is a purely unscientific observation based solely on the number of dangerous  driving actions I witnessed in the span of 90 minutes while en route to Hershey to visit my son and his family. It began on Route 611 as I approached the turnpike entrance when a motorist leaving a business stuck the nose of his car into the southbound lane as... read more
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Talk about sky-high prices

Seattle is a great place to live, but it is costly
Posted by Dan Golden on November 22, 2019 in No Category
I just returned from a trip to Seattle. My wife and I had a fabulous visit, but while there I was struck by how much it costs to purchase a house there. In doing a bit of research on Realtor.com and Redfin, I learned that the average sale price in Seattle over the past month is $696,000 and the price per square foot is $450. Consider that second stat for a moment. Say you want to purchase a modest home of about 1,200 square feet. That means you could be looking at a home priced at about $540,000. That's a pretty go... read more
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