78 episodes

Anna's "Let's Talk Real Estate" podcast helps to educate listeners about a variety of real estate-related topics, local and national market conditions, and how the area’s growth and opportunities compare to other cities nationwide. We feature guests from both the Gainesville area and nationwide.

Let's Talk Real Estate Anna Olcese

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Anna's "Let's Talk Real Estate" podcast helps to educate listeners about a variety of real estate-related topics, local and national market conditions, and how the area’s growth and opportunities compare to other cities nationwide. We feature guests from both the Gainesville area and nationwide.

    Navigating Homeowners Insurance with Kerry Ward: Insights and Tips for Buyers and Sellers

    Navigating Homeowners Insurance with Kerry Ward: Insights and Tips for Buyers and Sellers

    We sit down with Kerry Ward, an experienced Insurance Agent at Darr Schackow Insurance, to delve into the complexities of the current insurance market. On this episode, we cover a range of essential topics, including the present state of the insurance market and understanding flood insurance coverage and requirements. Kerry shares insights on how Gainesville's insurance landscape compares to other regions in Florida and the potential impacts of a catastrophic hurricane hitting our area.



    We discuss key factors influencing homeowners insurance premiums and provide a detailed walkthrough of the insurance process after going under contract for a home. Our conversation also addresses the importance of the 4-point inspection, covering the electrical system, HVAC system, plumbing system, and roof. Kerry highlights the benefits of completing a pre-inspection when selling your home and shares essential considerations for both home sellers and buyers. We also touch on renovation home insurance policies and analyze the recent spike in insurance rates, offering tips on securing the best coverage. 



    Tune in for this comprehensive discussion to gain valuable insights and practical advice on navigating the world of homeowners insurance, whether you're buying, selling, or renovating a home.

    • 39 min
    How Does a Home Inspection Work and Why It’s Important to Have One

    How Does a Home Inspection Work and Why It’s Important to Have One

    We sat down with Matt Peck, owner of HouseMaster in Gainesville, Florida, a home inspection company that provides many types of inspections, from general to wood destroying organisms, and almost everything in between. What’s everything, you might ask? Well, Matt dives into the different types of inspections, why buyers AND sellers should have them, and what types of home nightmares might be discovered during one! If you’re curious to know what types of home inspections there are and which you should get when buying or selling, then you’ll want to listen to this episode. 



    Contact Matt:

    (352) 472 - 5552

    https://housemaster.com/gainesville-home-inspection



    Follow me:

    https://linktr.ee/annaolcese

    • 51 min
    Preparing to Buy a Home and How PMI Can Help You Afford It

    Preparing to Buy a Home and How PMI Can Help You Afford It

    Podcast regular, Mortgage Banker with Ameris Bank, Dan Coffey, discusses questions that first-time buyers have about how to prepare to buy a home in the future and how Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI, can actually help save a buyer money when purchasing a home, and often how it can make a home more affordable. As Dan always says, “the only time better to buy a home than today was yesterday!” If you’re a first-time home buyer or a repeat buyer who wants to know more about the advantages of PMI, then you’ll want to listen to Dan’s insights.



    Episode Resources:


    Dan Coffey: https://bankers.amerisbank.com/fl/gainesville/dan-coffey-208400

    • 52 min
    Let's Talk Mortgage Lending With Dan Coffey

    Let's Talk Mortgage Lending With Dan Coffey

    Mortgage Loan Officer, Dan Coffey is back on the podcast to provide in depth knowledge about the dynamic and ever-evolving world of mortgage lending. In this episode, we explore valuable insights and opportunities for prospective homebuyers. Dan discusses predictions for interest rates and highlights the resurgence of FHA loans - covering qualification criteria, credit scores, and the flexibility of FHA loans. We also delve into seller concessions, mortgage points, and the benefits of locking in rates early. Additionally, Dan sheds light on the advantages of VA loans. Despite market shifts, Dan emphasizes the enduring value of homeownership as a core element of long-term financial well-being. Whether you're a first-time buyer or seasoned homeowner, this episode will equip you with valuable insights to navigate the mortgage market with confidence.





    Episode Resources:


    Dan Coffey: https://bankers.amerisbank.com/fl/gainesville/dan-coffey-208400

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Navigating the Changing Landscape of Insurance in Florida with John Darr

    Navigating the Changing Landscape of Insurance in Florida with John Darr

    John Darr, CEO and owner of Darr Schackow Insurance joins us again on the podcast to discuss the ever-changing insurance industry in Florida. Since our last episode with John, the insurance industry in Florida has undergone significant changes, including stricter underwriting rules and requirements for roofs, water heaters, and claims history. Today, we delve into some of these changes, such as the requirement for wind mitigation and four-point inspections, and explore how insurance premiums are affected by various factors. Join us to learn more about how these changes can impact your insurance premiums and your ability to obtain insurance coverage on your home.



    John Darr is the CEO and owner of Darr Schackow Insurance, a Florida-based full-service insurance agency with over 30 years of experience. He is dedicated to providing personalized insurance solutions to meet the unique needs of his clients and has grown the agency into one of the largest independent insurance agencies in Florida. In addition to his work, Darr is involved in the community and serves on several local organization boards.



    CONNECT with our guest:


    https://darrschackowinsurance.com
    https://www.instagram.com/darrschackowinsurance
    https://www.facebook.com/dsi5200



    SUBSCRIBE for real estate tips:


    https://www.youtube.com/@anna.olcese


    FOLLOW Anna:


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lifestylebyanna/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnnaAlonsoOlcese
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/annaolcese
    Website: https://annaolcese.com/
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@annaolcese

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Let’s Talk Interest with Dan Coffey

    Let’s Talk Interest with Dan Coffey

    Interest is the only thing that seems to interest buyers and sellers these days. Will the interest rates affect sales? How about my purchasing power? How high will interest rates climb? Will this cause a housing bust? Regular and super knowledgeable guest Dan Coffey joins us again today to share his insights and provide info about today’s rates, where he sees them going tomorrow, and why they’re not - and won’t be - where they were yesterday. Whether you’re a buyer wondering if you should “wait it out” until the next housing bust or a seller wondering if now is a good time to list, this episode is definitely one to listen to.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

TishCharleston ,

Informative and Entertaining

Anna has a personable style that is easy and enjoyable to listen to. You can tell that she's an accomplished expert who not only understand the markets, but is well versed in what Gainesville has to offer. I have listened to all of her podcasts and feel like I have gained useful and practical knowledge with each one. Anyone thinking of buying or selling would benefit from her advice and insight.

K.S.Balukas ,

Fun, informative, and relevant!

Great information with a variety of guests that help cover all forms of real estate and businesses related to Gainesville!

Meg from Indiana ,

Useful Gainesville Real Estate Information

My family and I are relocating to Gainesville and a friend recommended this podcast. I’m so glad that I listened to it because not only did I learn about the Gainesville area, which I knew little about and was pleasantly surprised to find out, but it also had awesome info about buying in Alachua County. I also learned a lot about the different types of loans, which was super useful. I’m looking forward to moving now, which I couldn’t say before listening to the podcast!

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