Dick Betts REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

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I love Florida and even in the dog days of summer but your attic might not!  When I sell a home to somebody from the “North” I tell them to not store their Christmas candles in the attic because if you do you will have a melted candle.  Temperatures in a Florida attic can be 130 to 150 degrees wh...
04/29/2024
The other day I noticed we were out of paper towels, told Michelle I would stop by Target while I was out and pick up a pack.  A simple stop spend what $16 for a pack of 8, in and out in no time, WRONG!  For the next few hours I get text messages of “while you are there pick up….”.  It wasn’t jus...
04/28/2024
You move to The Villages, Florida and want to make friends?  Play cards!  Want to exercise you mind?  Play cards!  People in The Villages love to play cards, nickel dime poker, bridge, pinochle, hearts, hand and foot, gin rummy and so many more.  I just check on the social club website and found ...
04/27/2024
Living in The Villages, Florida is great and there are plenty of things within the bubble (what we call The Villages) but you should consider exploring outside the bubble.  There are so many things and places within an hour drive of The Villages to experience and Whispering Oaks Winery is one of ...
04/26/2024
I am sure many of you saw all the headlines after the announced pending National Association of REALTORS (NAR) settlement. Many of you have reached out to me asking questions and I said my broker, the brokerage and team would do our due diligence and soon would be in a position to answer questio...
04/25/2024
There has been a campaign to get a Costco in The Villages, Florida for years.  Almost daily post on many of the Facebook groups serving The Villages, letters to the editor on Villages-News, even a Facebook group promoting the idea.  It was announced Costco is coming and it is big news on social m...
04/24/2024
Today at 2:00 pm local time I am presenting a Zoom meeting to Realtors across the country, the topic “Who’s Moving to The Villages”.  The Zoom session is a weekly feature presented by ActiveRain the largest Real Estate blogging site in the world.  ActiveRain is where I started my blogging career ...
04/23/2024
Being in Real Estate I get my share of items to donate, items leftover after estate sales, folks buying homes turnkey and not wanting items, flippers wanting the home empty and sometimes just decluttering a home to list for sale.  I try to spread things around to different charities plus I know w...
04/22/2024
Nestled within the inviting community of The Villages, Florida this 2,256-square foot home offers an ideal blend of comfort and luxury. As you step inside, you're greeted by a spacious and inviting interior, thoughtfully designed to accommodate modern living. The heart of the home is the well-app...
04/21/2024
You want to create your own oasis surrounding your pool or lanai and enjoy the privacy the answer is landscaping.  You have plenty of choices of fast growing bushes and types of Palms to accomplish that in Central Florida.  Many times, when I am showing homes I share some simply landscaping can a...
04/20/2024