Dick Betts REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

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In Florida Stone Crab Season runs for October 15th until May 1st so I picked up a couple pounds the other day.  My go to place is Lighthouse Seafood on CR 466 in The Villages.  Be prepared to pay about $38 a pound for large and $58 a pound for the jumbo claws, but they are so good!  Having a Ches...
02/16/2024
Please feel free to share on your own timeline!  I met with a home inspector Wednesday morning and he shared a story.  Back around 2014 a roofer was going through The Villages replacing roofs, more than likely unlicensed and uninsured.  To cut corners the roofer never applied for a building permi...
02/15/2024
Today I worked with two buyers and wanted to share questions and comments that buyers that have limited knowledge of The Villages.  First couple met at 9:00 am to discuss what they were looking for, had 5 homes scheduled to see and canceled all of them.  They needed a 4 bedroom as they are bringi...
02/14/2024
We set a record with over 120 people attending the Super Bowl Party!  It was so great meeting so many new people including many who read my daily articles on my Facebook Page.  What a game, only second overtime game in Super Bowl history!  Sunday afternoon I got a little nervous about how many pe...
02/13/2024
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Did you know Super Bowl Sunday is the second highest eating day, Thanksgiving is number one.  Most popular food for the Super Bowl?  Wings, 1.4 billion of them!  According to DoorDash the top 10 ordered food for the Super Bowl: Mozzarella Sticks. Boneless Wings. Chips & Salsa. Caesar Salad. Peppe...
02/11/2024
I try to share something daily but sometimes life gets in the way.  I decided to share some information on a bunch of different topics.Don’t forget the Brown & Brown Strawberry Festival which starts this weekend, scroll down my page to January 31st for details.  Never attended you should try!Work...
02/10/2024
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Yesterday I stopped by Total Wine and More to stock up for the Super Bowl party, I was concerned about inventory of kegs of beer and maybe they would run out.  I went to the case and keg room with a shopping cart and could barely get in.  Wall to wall kegs plus new selections, I use two 1/6 kegs ...
02/08/2024
So many times, I see folks move to The Villages, Florida right after they retire and said finally I can golf, play Pickleball, go the pools, play cards and visit the squares every day and not have to work!  My retirement dream has come true!  After about 6 months they decide they need something m...
02/07/2024
One question I am often asked is there a VA clinic close to The Villages, Florida?  Actually, there is one in The Villages on the north side and the vets who I have spoken with are very happy with the care they receive there.  It stands to reason we have a clinic here, The Villages has the second...
02/06/2024
If you are considering selling your home and you have the option of removing everything from the home it might be a good idea for you.  This is where virtual staging comes in, it’s all done magically by somebody sitting behind a computer somewhere in the world and the results are fantastic.  I of...
02/05/2024