Dick Betts REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

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Another rumor I need to address, I get calls from folks looking to buy a home in The Villages and they say “I want to avoid Lake County because of higher property tax.”  Here are the facts, The Villages is located in three counties, here are their property tax rates, Lake .95%, Marion .99% and Su...
10/17/2023
When you start meeting people it is surprising the number of residents of The Villages that work remotely in this retirement community.  I have sold homes to folks in their 40’s who still work full time from home.  They decided if I am going to work from home let it be in sunny Central Florida ra...
10/15/2023
Last night just wanted to have a quiet eat at home meal without the fuss of making it, my choice anything I wanted, my pick Alfee’s Grill carryout.  We started with a little Lebanese with a Falafel Platter which was chick pea balls with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and tahini garlic sauce, served w...
10/14/2023
Buying preowned?  Worried about HVAC, water heater and appliances?  Consider a home warranty you might be glad you did!  You have many choices and please shop around, in the picture is one of them and you can see what they offer.  Worried about that 10-year-old HVAC, consider one.  Worried about ...
10/13/2023
Second reminder tomorrow is the last day to sign up and pay for our annual Oktoberfest held a block away on the Cul-de-sac of Catalina Court you can see all the info included on the picture.This annual event has been going on since the 1990’s did I mention our social club is the oldest continuing...
10/12/2023
The other day I wrote an article about Groome offering shuttle service to the Orlando Airport and in that article, I wrote about the new high speed rail service to South Florida and had request for more information.  I heard from folks about taking cruises out of the ports in Fort Lauderdale and ...
10/11/2023
Recently in a comment I mentioned the concept of buying now and renting until you move here either as a snowbird or full time.  It created some interest and was asked to explain the details.  Renters are a touchy subject at the moment so please know I am not advocating we turn The Villages into o...
10/10/2023
Got your attention with that title!  We have a fun place 2.5 miles east of The Villages on 466a.  Let me give you some information from their website:All of the ice creams we sell are made on the premises. They are smooth and rich with all-natural ingredients. The alcohol-based ice creams are mad...
10/09/2023
On one of my trips to Florida before moving here I discovered Royal Red Shrimp.  The waitress explained them to me and I needed to know more because they were fabulous.  Royal red shrimp are tender, salty-sweet and one of the most unique harvestable species of shrimp in all of Florida. Almost lob...
10/08/2023
I promised not to advertise, this is advice not advertising!  Recently I had a buyer who isn’t on my FB page come to town, and said I guess interest rates are killing your business.  After a week, he went home empty handed because interest rates are not killing the market here in The Villages.  W...
10/07/2023
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Dick Betts

REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
local_phone(717) 860-3107
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