Question: I am considering purchasing in The Villages in the next year - year and a 1/2. Unfortunately, I will not be able to fully retire for a few years and will need to rent my home. Do you have any information on rental costs, advertising, contracts, rental information for both owner and tenant? Answer: This is a common question I get a lot here. Mostly from people who … [Read more...] about The Villages Florida Rentals Question
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Kind of a quiet week coming up here in The Villages. Everyone is still undoubtedly recovering from the election and preparing for the Thanksgiving holiday that will quickly be upon us. While some folks will be celebrating Thanksgiving in The Villages, others will be traveling to various parts of the country. With that in mind, whether you live in The Villages currently, or … [Read more...] about The Villages Airport Shuttle
You may be used to seeing new developments in Florida and other places that are run by Homeowners Associations, which in turn are run by the developer for communities that are still being developed and built. But most of the normal functions of the HOA like you’re thinking of are taken care of by The Villages CDD’s. But that didn’t stop residents from forming an POA and an … [Read more...] about Should You Join The Villages POA and HOA?
If you're seriously considering moving to The Villages, I recommend to folks that they read one other book (besides mine) before making the plunge. Leisureville, by Andrew Blechman, provides a very accurate (and often humorous) account of what life is really like in The Villages. While Mr. Blechman focuses on some of the more...uh, let's just call them "extreme"... … [Read more...] about Leisureville: An Inside Look at The Villages
Today we’re comparing two very different communities situated less that 45 minutes from each other, The Villages and Trilogy® Orlando. You all know The Villages as the most popular retirement community in the country right now. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better than any of the other communities we compare it to, including Trilogy. Different strokes for … [Read more...] about Community Toss-Up: The Villages vs. Trilogy® Orlando
We thought it'd be fun to pit The Villages against a number of nearby competitors to see who comes out on top. Of course only you can pick the actual winner and that's going to be based on what you are looking for in a community. Today The Villages is going up against the Villages of Citrus Hills. Round 1 - Golf With 648 holes of golf (as of 2017) The Villages … [Read more...] about Community Showdown: The Villages vs. Villages of Citrus Hills
Some people describe On Top of the World in Ocala as a miniature version of The Villages, and that's a fairly good description. "The Villages Light" if you wish. Frankly, The Villages is too big and too crowded for a lot of people, and smaller communities like On Top of the World that offer the same or similar amenities are a better fit for them. Let's look at a few key … [Read more...] about The Villages vs. On Top of the World