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For everything "Bigfork," check out the new and amazing Bigfork Chamber Newsletter. 
It is full of information and events about Bigfork. Click here. 

Hello dear friends and clients, 

Bigfork has had a beautiful summer. With summer, comes the possibility of lightning which ignites forest fires. The west sure has its share and Montana didn't escape them this year either. Our closest and biggest fire is in Glacier Park. If you are planning a park trip, please check ahead. Avalanche Campground and other areas are closed. Read about the fires.

Bigfork's biggest event is coming up soon. The Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival is an amazing time with famous and new musicians from all over the US. Come
for the artistry, the scenery, and most importantly the people. 
For a schedule and tickets, click here. Also, don't miss the Bigfork Village Market and our very own Bigfork Performing Arts Center theater season...always popular and this year is no exception. Click for a  performance schedule. Come to Bigfork and enjoy!

Our real estate market continues to be brisk. Sold prices are holding close to list prices in ranges under $450,000. We are also seeing less days on market in that price range as well. There is an interesting graph showing 2018 trends relating sold prices by price per square foot in Flathead Valley residential areas: Kalispell, Columbia Falls, Bigfork and Whitefish. (click here for graph)

It's an exciting and beautiful place to live so if 
you are thinking of listing your property, or buying a property in Montana, my experience, record and expertise will successfully guide you through the negotiation process toward the right price. Call, text or email me. We'll have dinner  (I have an in with the local sushi place)! See you soon.


For everything "Flathead Valley," where to fish, good hikes, theater and all about Glacier National Park, 
click here for the Flathead Valley Summer Preview 2018. 


D ear Denise, 

The sale of the house feels so good! Thank you for helping us get it sold. We were blown away to have two offers on the house and the close to go so smoothly. 
Thanks again. 

Larry and Marilyn R.

It was absolutely my pleasure, Larry and Marilyn, to help you achieve your real estate goals! 

Interesting article from the New York times worth reading...
"When a House Is So Much More. 
Why do some people get so emotional about real estate?" (click here to read)
Articles all about real estate...
For you 1st time home buyers, here are 4 things to know before you get an FHA loan.
Do you keep track of your credit score? A low credit score can cost a buyer. Read how.
Breakdown of real estate sales and days on market in price range groups for 2018.
New listings at the Ponderosa  Boat Club in Bigfork Landing. 
Build your own Montana home!

1051 Boat Club Drive, MLS #21809680 $114,000

1059 Boat Club Drive, MLS #21809681 $114,000

1107 Boat Club Drive, MLS #21809682 $68,000

1115 Boat Club Drive, MLS #21809683 $68,000

723 Doug Fir Circle, MLS #21809684 $68,000

212 Bluebunch Court, MLS #21809685 $68,000

221 Bluebunch Court, MLS #21809686 $91,000

235 Bluebunch Court, MLS #21809688 $91,000
  NEW PROPERTIES                                      
MLS #21810461 $52,500
2385 US Highway 93 No. 4  MLS #21809517 $229,000

  NEW PROPERTIES                                      
MLS #21810311 $379,000
  MLS #21810534 $550,000

 1083 Boat Club Drive, Bigfork  
MLS #21806919
MLS # 21809166
MLS #21806333

As an added bonus, we create websites for our premium properties. 
Check out some of our in house and custom designed websites by our professional marketing team. Click on the properties below.

Flathead Lake Montana Luxury Home (our newest luxury listing)

Kitchen and Bath Dos and Don'ts...
To tub or not to tub? Do you nix the tub in place of a nice big shower or not?
Remodeling your kitchen? Here are 5 trends that buyers really don't like at all. 
Maybe you don't need a new kitchen, just some organization. Here are 29 ideas. 
Denise's Kitchen Corner...Best Ever Strawberry Spinach Salad

Candied Pecan Ingredients
1 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup pecan halves
pinch salt
Dressing Ingredients
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 cup extra light tasting olive oil
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon paprika
Salad Ingredients
10 ounces fresh baby spinach - rinsed, dried and torn into bite-size pieces
1/4 small red onion sliced
1 quart fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 avocado, cut into bite sized pieces
1/2 (5 ounce) package blue cheese crumbles

Place a silpat mat or a sheet of parchment paper on the counter top to dry the pecans. In a small skillet over medium heat melt butter. Add pecans, sugar and salt. Stir until pecans are well coated. Stir until the sugar caramelizes, about 3-5 minutes. Spread onto silpat or parchment paper. Separate pecans. Allow to cool. Meanwhile: in a pint size mason jar combine dressing ingredients. Seal and shake until well combined. Set aside on the counter. In a large bowl combine the spinach, onions, strawberries and blueberries. Pour about 1/2 of dressing over salad, and toss. Top with avocado, cheese and candied nuts. Serve remaining dressing on the side. Refrigerate for 15 minutes before serving (or serve immediately). Serve with the remaining dressing on the side. Enjo y!

It's getting to be that time of year for preserving the bounty of the summer gardens. The Farmer's Almanac has some great tips for freezing, pickling and preserving. Although is sounds weird, preserving food can be very relaxing and you'll reap the rewards for months to come. Click here for some great ideas.
Denise's Book Corner 

Author Jon C ohen says, "Enchantment is a part of everyday existence." 

I agree wholeheartedly. Where would we be without a little enchantment in our lives? I love this book for lots of reasons...the setting on the Susquehanna River, a wide river like the Flathead. The forest, like the one around my home. Everyday events like we all have with a magical twist. Loss followed by faith and friendship. Uplifting all around!
Here's the plot.
Oriana's father died in the snow with his arms outstretched like an angel. She plays alone in the forest with fantasies that her father is a winged creature living among the trees. 

While playing alone one day, she meets Harry Crane, a 34 year old tree analyst for the US Forest Service. He is mourning the death of his wife that he believes was his fault. Oriana takes this as a sign and the two form a friendship. 

The intriguing events that unfold are anchored in reality but perceived by Oriana and Harry as magical. These two people end up reaching deep inside themselves with the help of the other.  Kindness rules along with some humor, wonder and whimsy. 

Call me and let's talk about your real estate goals. Go with Success! Go with me!
406.249.1758 DeniseLang@NPRMT.com
National Parks Realty 710 Grand Drive Bigfork, Montana 59911

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