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. New episodes are released every Friday and feature guests from both the Gainesville area and nationwide.
Homeowners insurance can affect homeownership in ways well beyond what we may think. Today, John Darr joins us again…you may remember him from season two. He owns Darr Schackow insurance in Gainesville, and he gives us the scoop today about where we are in terms of homeowners insurance, what we can expect for the upcoming year, and what that means for current and future homeowners. You’ll definitely want to listen to this episode because it’s much more important than you might think! Plus, John makes it interesting so it’s also less boring than you might think.
Over a 44-year career in this industry, Dan Coffey has maintained a single focus - to use his knowledge and expertise to assist people navigate the complexities of the mortgage process. He is proud to be part of such an important milestone in a client's life, and he strives to make the homebuying process a joyful experience because it should be. On this episode of Let’s Talk Real Estate, Dan walks us through the history and all the caveats of mortgage lending.
Jovi Richards is a Richmond, VA native and knows that market inside and out. After graduating from UVA, she spent several years working with children with autism. However, after having her first daughter she realized that she needed more flexibility and the opportunity to earn more for her family so she decided to become a real estate agent. Working part-time for a couple of years beforehand, Jovi jumped in with both feet in March 2020...what a decision that turned out to be! With resilience and grit, and the goal of working smarter and not necessarily harder, Jovi leveraged strong relationships she had forged throughout the years with industry professionals and she was able to start procuring off market opportunities for her buyers at a time when listings were nearly impossible to find. In an era when multiple offers were the norm, Jovi helped her clients buy homes without engaging in bidding wars and allowed sellers to sell their properties without the fear of having droves of people walk through their homes in the midst of a pandemic. Jovi has extensive knowledge of the real estate market all throughout the central Virginia region, and she specializes in The Fan, Byrd Park, North Side, Tuckahoe/West Henrico, and Chesterfield.
A Peek at the South Florida Luxury Market with Vickie Arcuri
Retiring or having a second home along the Florida coast has always been a fantasy for many. However, permanently fleeing to Florida from states like New York and California has become common practice in the last year and a half. With miles of beaches within walking distance, beautiful year-round weather, and the ability to jump on a boat and cruise the Atlantic at will, buyers from several other luxury markets are flocking in droves to make Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and the Palm Beaches home for good. Vickie Arcuri, who has been in the real estate industry since the great recession and has therefore seen a thing or two happen in the South Florida market during the past 15 years is nearly as shocked as the rest of us about the über-booming market. Condos with multi-million dollar units are selling so fast that developers can’t keep up with the demand. Single family homes are harder to come by than ever. Beachfront property is almost impossible to find. Even rentals are subject to multiple offers! Today, Vickie shares her insights about the market, what’s driving it, predictions as to what the future holds, and why she loves living and promoting the South Florida lifestyle.
Let’s Talk About the Miami Real Estate Market with Tyler Anderson
The Miami real estate market is hotter than ever, with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Dozens of years ago foreign investors took notice and since then Miami hasn’t stopped growing, and beautiful beaches and year-round sun have turned it into the go-to spot during the pandemic. With developments as impressive as a luxury condo tower by Aston Martin to multi-million dollar mansions on the bay, Tyler Anderson has seen it all despite his relatively short time in Miami. Born into a Boston real estate family, Tyler didn’t take over the family business and instead chose to pursue his dreams. From working at Disney to repping major developers in Dallas to embracing the luxury single family home market in Miami, Tyler shares his experiences and the importance of making connections.