Dick Betts REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

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If you go to one of the squares in The Villages, Florida to listen to the band don’t be surprised to see a group of line dancers already there dancing in unison.  Most of the time the core group are students of the many line dancing classes held regularly in The Villages.  One of my first visits ...
04/05/2024
Many times when I first speak with a buyer considering The Villages, Florida they share their want list and their not want list.  Let’s discuss the not want list, no carpet, no dark kitchen cabinets, no Formica countertops are normally somewhere on the list.  These are easy fixes and can happen w...
04/04/2024
Nestled within the scenic surroundings of The Villages, this extraordinary property stands as a testament to refined living. Its strategic placement near the Mulberry Grove shopping district, VA Center, and a diverse array of amenities ensures not just a residence but a lifestyle of unparalleled ...
04/03/2024
I love it when we get mentioned in national news when it is a good thing, thank you “CNBC Make it” for listing The Villages as number 4 and the only Florida location for retirement on a limited income.  The article pointed out 30% of Americans have no savings for retirement and another 33% have l...
04/03/2024
April is the beginning of alligator mating season!  April is prime courtship time for alligators with mating beginning in May or June.  Why is that important for you to know that if you live in Florida?  It is estimated there are 1.3 million alligators in Florida and they can get very active and ...
04/02/2024
Yes, The Villages has a local newspaper and does a nice job covering events and good news stories.  The problem is news we are not getting, recently we had a barricade situation with a SWAT team nothing in the paper.  If you want news you normally see in the paper like “Police Blotter” that is wh...
04/01/2024
Easter Eggs: Long considered the symbol of renewal and fertility, the egg’s relationship to the pagan origins of Easter dates back to ancient civilizations. For example, in ancient Egypt, the egg is the symbol of the sun; for the Babylonians, the egg is the embodiment of Ishtar. The practice of d...
03/31/2024
On Saturday, March 30th the Brownwood Paddock Square hosts an Arts and Craft show from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. If you never attended you need to take some time and wonder around looking at all the unique ideas and probably buy a few before you are done!  We visited the show in the past and were n...
03/30/2024
Had a call the other day from a future Villager with a different request.  She wants a tour of the roads around The Villages to see retail, shopping and dining options just outside The Villages, Florida, sounds good to me, let’s go!  It is interesting talking with people what is important to them...
03/29/2024
So, you have moved to The Villages, Florida, next you bought a golf cart and of course we need to trick it out.  Maybe some LED lights, new wheels, decals of your favorite sports team and a license plate from your home state on the back.  Some people will get their names painted on the front, hus...
03/28/2024
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Dick Betts

REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
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