"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to
utter words, but to live by them." John Fitzgerald Kennedy
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We've all been missing ShowThyme restaurant in Bigfork. Well...it's reopening as Act II with new and exciting owners. 

This Norman Rockwell classic always reminds me of when my sons were young. Happy Turkey Day!

Hello dear friends and clients,

We had a long and absolutely gorgeous fall and the chill of winter is setting in gently with just a touch of snow, so far! As we look back on the real estate sales, they have been quite remarkable. There were 62 transactions this year just on Flathead Lake alone! Being on the water costs a premium (click here for waterfront and non-waterfront sales analysis). However, there are so many beautiful and amazing non waterfront properties that offer peace, privacy and awe inspiring views. I have plenty of both to show you!

The holidays hold delightful activities in Bigfork and across the valley. With the village all decorated and the arrival of Santa, it looks to be a joyous season. Many of our eating establishments stay open all winter with events ranging from Bingo to Brushes and Brews to live music. Have an evening out in the area. It's a ball! 

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.  Cheers!   

PS.  My heart goes out to our California friends who are grappling with devastating forest fires and loss of property. Let's hope that the missing are found and no more lives are lost. 73 of Montana's firefighters will spend Thanksgiving fighting the California fires. Stay safe.   (Read here about fires)

A tale of two cities. Amazon finally revealed their choice for HQ2 or in this case HQ2 plus one! Read here.
UPCOMING EVENTS IN BIGFORK...the joys of living in a small town!
Small Business Saturday November 24, 10 am to 4 pm.  Support small businesses in Bigfork! Pop-up stores will be located at Made of Mountains and Whistling Andy, too.
Santa is Coming, Saturday December 1 at 6 pm.  Holiday Parade of Lights starts at Grand Avenue and down to the Village. Bring the kids for Santa's grand arrival. 
"A Christmas Carol" December 7, 8, 14, 15, 16 
Come see the mean-spirited, penny-pinching, humbug Scrooge, as he is taken on a journey by three spirits of Christmas and goodwill.

For everything "Bigfork," check out the 
Bigfork Chamber website. 
It's full 
of information and events Click here.

T estimonial:

"My wife and I have enjoyed 15 wonderful summers in Bigfork and when we built our new lake house we knew we needed to sell our existing property that we were also very proud of. It was a special place with many upgrades over our 15 years and we knew it would require a special Realtor who took the extra effort. Denise Lang was that Realtor. She knew exactly what was needed in every area, photography, staging, marketing, pricing and local knowledge. Our MLS listing was stunning and everyone of her suggestions and staff were spot on. We knew we had found a true professional and a wonderful person as well. We cannot say enough about Denise and we will spread the news of one of Bigfork's best treasures."   Richard and Sharon  

"Thank you Richard and Sharon, I am humbled by your words."  Denise
Congratulations to my good friend, Casey Brown!  He is staring in the Netflix series, "The Kominsky Method"   with Academy Award-winning actors Michael Douglas as Sandy Kominsky, an aging, once-famous actor who now earns a living as an acting coach and Alan Arkin as his longtime agent Norman Newlander.  The comedy series began Friday, November 16.  We're so proud of Casey, our Bigfork  native!

There's so much going on in the Flathead Valley. 
What to do? What's playing? Where to eat? Activities and adventure. Click here.

To be built in Bigfork Landing!
Beautiful highly desirable 3 bedroom, 2 bath Mill Creek townhomes...
offering a lifestyle that will charm you with a community of walking paths, waterfalls, ponds and park-like settings.
Adjacent Townhomes are minutes from the village,  the lake 
and all that is beautiful!

MLS #21812992 $284,500
MLS #21813669 $1,495,000



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 each property below. 

Flathead Lake Luxury Real Estate (our newest luxury listing on Angel Point)

ARTICLES OF INTEREST (click on the photos to read the articles) 
What questions should buyers ask AFTER the home inspection?
What are the top Thanksgiving recipes from all 50 states? You'll love some of these!
5 steps to prep for the holidays. Yup, one is clean out the fridge!
Denise's Kitchen Corner... Ginger Pumpkin Mousse

4 eggs
7 tablespoons of granulated sugar
1 tablespoon of unflavored gelatin
1 ½ cups of pumpkin puree
¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon freshly grated ginger
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup heavy cream
minced crystallized ginger

How to make it  
Beat eggs with sugar until mixture is light in color and thick.  Add gelatin and beat to blend well.  Mix in pumpkin puree and spices and chill until it begins to set.

Whip cream into soft peaks; fold into pumpkin mixture.  Pour into 4 to 6 dessert dishes or a large serving bowl.

Chill for 4 hours.  Before serving decorate with crystallized ginger. Light and tasty to top off your holiday meals!

The power of Nutmeg! All kinds of uses from flavor to facial care. Read about the many uses of nutmeg from 
The Farmer's Almanac. I love this sort of thing!  Click here.
Denise's Book Corner... 

What it's about...
My obsession with historical fiction continues...Here is the odyssey of a 10 year old boy named Henry as he navigates his way through the war of 1812. Set in and around Washington DC, Baltimore and Alexandria, Virginia, the author weaves historical war facts with his fictional characters who are just trying to survive during and after the battles.
Henry's mother is killed and his older brother has been reportedly executed by a firing squad for deserting the American army while his father is in debtor's prison. Henry, determined to fulfill his mother's wish to be buried in Chesapeake Bay, loads her up in a barrel of pickling brine. He puts the whole thing on a small cart and heads to Baltimore.
On his journey, Henry meets several interesting characters...an English deserter looking for loot in abandoned homes, runaway slaves and the owner of the local plantation who wants the missing coins stolen from his home and feels that Henry knows their location.
The pace of the story is brisk, with new characters and new problems for Henry. As the story continues, we realize that Henry loses understanding of right and wrong. And in a state of war, that is pretty close to reality...no wrong or right, only survival. 

I think you will love this book, particularly if you like war fiction and know the area where it takes place.

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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