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
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