Sunday April 8, 2018 1pm to 4pm Join The Ostlund Team and Enjoy The Lifestyle YOU Deserve in LAKE OF THE WOODS VA - Public OPEN HOUSE 4/08/2018 1pm to 4pm Luxury Waterfront will be on Display ... 113 Hillside Dr., Locust Grove VA 22508 | Lake of the Woods, VA 113 HILLSIDE DR, LOCUST GROVE, VA 22508 (MLS # OR10187707) 313 Hillside Dr., Locust Grove VA 22508 | Lake of the Woods, Continue Reading
Dual Agency – Who’s Protected?
Understanding Agency in Real Estate Transactions By Charlie Ostlund, Ed.D., Realtor, MRS, SRS, ABR An adage in Real Estate is: Q: “What’s the most important thing you want from the Realtor who has listed your property for sale?”; A: “A buyer!”. While this may be true, when considering the many roles provided by a Realtor, if the seller’s agent also becomes the buyer’s agent for the same Continue Reading
Homeownership | THE AMERICAN DREAM?
Tax Reform and Homeownership By Charlie Ostlund, Ed.D., Realtor, MRS, SRS, ABR I would like to be clear that this article is in no way intended to suggest any definitive advice or potential outcomes regarding the 2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA); but to simply present a personal opinion based on the consensus of expert opinions regarding the likely impact on real estate emanating from the Continue Reading
Lake of the Woods, VA – Because You Deserve It!
An Eclectic Community The Lake of the Woods community in Virginia consists of over 4,000 lots with over 800 lakefront properties and homes on either the main lake or the smaller Keaton Lake, also known as the fishing lake. The main lake is a spring-fed 550 acre body that offers some of the clearest lake water in Virginia, along with some of the best fishing for large-mouth bass in the region. A Continue Reading
Expert Predictions | Real Estate Trends for 2018
The 6 Real Estate Trends By Charlie Ostlund, Ed.D., Realtor, MRS, SRS, ABR Prognostication is unscientific in any field, but in the social science of economics, when human behavior is involved, it is nothing more than a best guess. What eventually plays out can often belie general economic principles, as the “greed and fear” that drive decision-making is often incongruent with Continue Reading
6 Year Snapshot of Lake of the Woods VA
Local Real Estate Market Review for Lake of the Woods By: Charles Ostlund, Ed.D, Realtor, MRP, SRS, ABR The Ostlund Team Often facts and figures dealing with real estate markets are presented with numbers that lack any comparative context, and therefore provide only a limited snapshot of a particular housing market. The following information is presented so that any interested homeowner in Lake Continue Reading
Old Trade Brewery Grand Opening Weekend June 1-3
"Hops" on over with your crew and enjoy a cold brew! **Grand Opening Weekend is June 1st - June 3rd** Thursday June 1, 2017 - Open 1 to 8pm | Friday June 2nd - Open 1 to 11pm | Saturday June 3rd - Open 1 to 11pm FOOD TRUCKS, LIVE MUSIC, GOOD TIMES, GREAT PEOPLE, AMAZING BEER! “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” - Benjamin Franklin Mission The mission of Continue Reading
Love where you LIVE!
My life is too stressful! How many times have you had that thought... just today? Many people, in addition to working in the proverbial "rat-race", choose to live in the midst of it as well. Numerous research studies suggest that it is the incessant nature of stress, rather than the sources of stress that has the most insidious impact on one’s health. So rather than waiting for the health issues Continue Reading