Dick Betts REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

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As we read, watch or listen to the news today and our heads feel like they are going to explode we tend to drift back to happier times in our past.  Here in The Villages, FL we have places to go and at least see things from the past.  This picture is one of the buildings surrounding the square at...
06/28/2020
The Villages, FL is America’s fastest growing metro area 9 out of the past 10 years according to U.S. Census data.  Living here fulltime for 9 years I see the growth almost weekly, 400 new and preowned homes sold each month.There are two interesting observations I have made during my time here, f...
06/27/2020
The Saharan Dust Plume is about to complete its 5,000-mile trip from Africa to my house. Get outside and take pictures of brilliant sunrises and sunsets. Some background information about Saharan Dust Plumes, they start as strong winds whipping across the Sahara into the Atlantic Ocean.  Most tim...
06/26/2020
At the end of the day, it's time to reflect on your day, how many things did I manage to accomplish today?  What do I need to do tomorrow, have I forgotten anything and am I ready to clear my head and enjoy the beauty of The Villages, FL.  I moved to Florida 12 years ago and my only regret was no...
06/24/2020
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 ...
06/23/2020
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...
06/22/2020
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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...
06/21/2020
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 ...
06/20/2020
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...
06/19/2020
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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...
06/18/2020
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REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
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