"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." 

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Dear Denise,
I just wanted to send you a quick letter from both Shawna and me thanking you for all or your help over the last many, many months. Your steady friendship spirit, guidance and, when needed, good humor, were greatly appreciated.
I made it back here yesterday after the (smoky) U-haul drive and Shawna and I are settling into our new, simpler world without our Montana home. But your friendship and efforts made our transition easier, and we both wish you well.
I believe that the new owners will also love our/their home, and we know that they too will create a lifetime of new memories. We hope we will be able to keep in touch, but until we talk again, thank you. 

Mack and Shawna

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Welcome Flathead Fall...

Hello good friends and clients.

The smoke is finally clearing with the coming rains. The moon is white again and the sun is yellow. We are grateful! It's been a tough few weeks with the many thousands of acres that have been devoured by forest fires in Montana and all over the west. I salute the brave fire fighters who risk their lives every day. Click here  for  a website that will help you tract the air quality around our state. 

As we wind down from summer and look forward to fall, my heart leaps at the beauty of this area. How fortunate we are for the lovely lakes, rivers, streams and forests and the wonderful people who make up our small towns! It's a great place to live and the numbers bear me out...
Real Estate Market News. When we compare Flathead County to the 6 surrounding counties for 2017, Flathead has shown a 7.8% increase in the median home price. The other 5 counties data are:  Lake County, 5.9% decline; Lincoln County, 12.3% decline; Sanders County, 2.1% increase; Ravalli County, 6.6% increase; and Missoula 5.2% increase. People clearly love the Flathead! This information comes from Kelley's Market Trends.

If you are thinking of listing your property, please call or text me.  My experience and expertise will successfully guide you through the negotiation process toward the right price. Call me! We'll go have dinner and talk.    Cheers! Denise

On the Market - Right in the village

As an added bonus, we create websites for our premium properties. 
Click here to see one of our beautiful websites!
MLS #21711132 $359,900
MLS #21711372 $539,000
MLS #322489 
31 Crossbuck Trail, Bigfork
MLS #21709481
MLS #21709859 

Can a Realtor collect commission one the contract has expired? To find out, click here. 

SOLD PROPERTIES...                                   
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SOLD AND ARTICLES FOR YOU!                                          
Common pricing myths to expel before you kick off your home-selling venture. 
Cost vs Value. What you'll pay for upgrades compared to recoup value.

This and that...some articles you may enjoy and find informative!
When you read a real estate contract, you may find it's packed with a slew of terms that are difficult to understand. Here are 10 real estate terms that will be handy to know. 
The town of Demersville emerged 130 years ago and quickly developed into a vibrant boom town that laid the roots for the modern Flathead Valley before abruptly vanishing.
Over the last 12 years, Flathead County's median home price has been on average the highest of six western Montana counties according to Kelley Market Update. 

Have you ever been to Rough and Ready, California? Here are some town in the US with the weirdest names and what it's like to live in them. To find these fun places, click here. 

From my kitchen to yours....Smoked Salmon Chowder 
Simple to make and packed with omega-3s, this soup can be an easy weeknight supper or a sophisticated starter at a dinner party. Serve it with oyster crackers for the kids. 

Makes 4 to 6 servings
Total Time: 
30 minutes

1 tablespoon olive oil /3 medium leeks, white and light green parts only, rinsed and sliced (about 3 cups)
1 garlic clove, minced
1 large russet potato, peeled and cubed
1 large stalk celery, chopped
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 cups vegetable broth
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 cups milk (any fat content)
8 ounces smoked salmon, flaked
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons chives, chopped
Click here for directions to make this delicious hearty dish for fall, all the while using summer's last yield!

Please allow me to toot my own horn! 
 Hard work pays off, I am the...
#1 Realtor in Transactions,  #1 Realtor in Bigfork and  #2 Realtor Flathead and Missoula Valleys
(out of 1500 Realtors)
I love helping clients with their real estate goals. That's
 why I work so hard. Call me!

(Based on information from NMAR/MLS for the period of 1/2/2016 through 12/31/2016. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. 
Denise Lang is a licensed Realtor in the State of Montana.) 

Denise's Book Corner...

As a student at Berkeley, I personally relate to this book by Alice Waters because I was there. I went there to her restaurant during those tumultuous years. I ate pizza with caramelized onions and goat cheese and perhaps, she inspired me to be the curious and enthusiastic eater and cook that I am today. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I have.

Here's a summary. This memoir recalls the circuitous road and tumultuous times leading to the opening of what is may be America's most influential restaurant. In 1971, at 27 years old, she opened her "little French restaurant" in Berkeley, California. No one anticipated the indelible mark it would leave on the culinary landscape. Fueled in equal parts by naivete and a relentless pursuit of beauty and pure flavor, she turned her passion project into an iconic institution that redefined American cuisine for generations of chefs and food lovers.
Alice retraces the events that emboldened her to find her own voice as a cook when the prevailing food culture was embracing convenience and uniformity.  Moving from a repressive suburban upbringing to Berkeley in 1964 at the height of the Free Speech Movement and campus unrest, she was drawn into a Bohemian circle of charismatic figures whose views on design, politics, film, and food would ultimately inform the unique culture on which Chez Panisse was founded.
Dotted with stories, recipes, photographs, and letters,  Coming to My Senses is at deeply personal and understated reveal at one woman's evolution from a rebellious yet impressionable follower to a respected activist who effects social and political change on a global level through the common bond of food.

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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