Dick Betts REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

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New England, nope, Lake Sumter Landing close to one of the square here in The Villages. The Villages has three town square all with different themes, Spanish Springs, Lake Sumter and Brownwood.  These are community centers with entertainment nightly, dining and retail.  The squares remind you of ...
The Villages is more than 693 holes of golf and more being built, its beautiful scenery, views that can take your breath away. Don’t golf, no problem take your golf cart for ride on the 100+ miles of golf cart paths and enjoy the view!Dick BettsREALTOR® The Villages, FL717-860-3107 CellDick@TheVi...
Like many other men, we are being honored by our children today with cards, messages etc while I reflect on my father who in many ways made me the man I am.  After serving in World War II in Europe he returned to start a family, find a job and enjoy the American dream he fought for during the war...
The Covid-19 pandemic could cause a major shift in where many people live.  This week I had a conversation with a friend who lives and works in the San Francisco Bay area, he is one of the estimated 400,000 high-tech workers living in the Bay area.  Our discussion turned to coming to Florida and ...
Living in Florida we have much more time to spend outside in the evenings.  Normally we carry our evening meal out to our patio, end of day have a beverage and enjoy the tropical breezes.  Most evening there is no reason to fire up the heaters but something we need almost nightly is lighting.  Th...
When you describe a “golf cart community” you should use The Villages as an example.  It’s estimated there are 60,000 golf carts in The Villages which travel estimated 6 + million miles a year (25,100 trips to the moon).  With over 100 miles of golf cart paths, over 120 places to dine and most re...
You put 130,000 people in The Villages during peak season and you need a lot of dining, seems moving here leads to wanting to dine out more and why not!  The country clubs have great restaurants with golf course views, dining in the squares leads to people watching and the list goes on.  With exc...
Homes in The Villages are covered by 6 Zip Codes, 3 counties, 51 square miles and a 30-minute drive from the northern most home to the southern most home.  Using a home search site with either a map, zip codes or using the name The Villages you will either get you way too many homes outside of Th...
For 20 years, I have taught REALTORS® to not be a “Me Too” agent when speaking with a homeowner about selling their home.  Today most people have become much more educated about the real estate process which for a REALTOR® works best.  A true professional is not worried about an educated consumer...
 Flag Day is celebrated on June 14, the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777 by the Second Continental Congress.  The flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new ...

Dick Betts

REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
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