"To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart." -- Eleanor Roosevelt
Applying for a mortgage these days...what works for you? Click here.
Looking for a way to support Bigfork businesses?
Our Chamber has a few ideas.

Bigfork businesses are the backbone of our community. They have invested in our town, our schools and our residents. Now is the time to invest in them! If you are able, here are some ideas.

  1. Make purchases in whatever way you feel comfortable. Curbside, delivery, online store or facebook.
  2. Purchase gift cards! Gift cards never expire. Doing this will help their bottom line and can be used when life returns to some kind of normal. By purchasing them to use later, you are helping the business now!
  3. Ask the business how you can help. Ask the owner how they are doing. The people who own and work in these establishments are our friends and neighbors. A caring conversation might be just what is needed.

Click here to go to the gift card store. Right now, there are restaurants only, but more businesses are coming on each day or try visiting them online.
Hello dear friends and clients,

To say this has been a strange month would be an understatement. As always, I hope that you and yours are healthy and safe. I thought you would enjoy a photo of Heidi and Rainier" sheltering in place." John is social distancing in the background. Life has been pretty much the same for them with the exception that we are around a bit more and there is a ton of cooking going on, which they quite enjoy.

I received some uplifting stats from our multiple listing service that I thought I would pass onto to you regarding real estate in the Flathead.

This data comes from the NMAR/MLS Hot Sheet March 1 - March 24

New Listings--216; Under Contract--159; Closed--140; Pending--30; Back on Market--66; Canceled--33
As you can see. Real estate is moving in spite of the restrictions we are experiencing. When the restrictions are relaxed a bit, I am anticipating a spring surge. People have always and still want to be in Montana! Interest rates are incredibly low and with the stock market on its bumpy path, real estate may be your best investment.

On that note, if you have recently cancelled, withdrawn your listing or it has expired, contact me. We'll get it listed and sold! My experience, consistent record and excellent negotiating skills will successfully lead you toward a sale at the right price. Call, text or email me. As soon as we can, we'll have dinner (I have an in with the local sushi joint). 

Best of health, wherever this finds you. Denise
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Dear Denise,
Thanks for your assistance and guidance through the fast sale of Whitefish property. We know we found our perfect real estate firm in Bigfork and we appreciate your professionalism.
Cheers, Don and Yvonne

#1 Realtor in Transactions #3 Realtor in Sales Volume #1 Realtor Bigfork 
Montana Regional MLS for the period 1/01/2015 to 12/31/2019. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
MLS # 22003890 $284,600
MLS # 22004605 $29,900
MLS #21913702
MLS #21808302
Build in Bigfork!
MLS #22004320 $52,500

Enjoy living just minutes away from fine restaurants and art galleries.
This beautiful 0.31 acre lot in Stage Ridge has easy access to Bigfork Village. With a beautiful mix of mature trees and open areas, the lot offers a slightly sloped terrain with an open building area surrounded by trees.

This property is ready for building with paved roads to the site and available city water and sewer.
As an added bonus, our team creates websites and marketing books for our premium properties.

Curling up by the fire with your favorite book (or friend)!

Check out this wonderful property's custom designed website created by our professional marketing team.

MLS #21702913 $3,250,000
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Denise's Cooking Corner - Quaker's Chewy Choc-Oat-Chip Cookies
1/2 Pound(s) (2 sticks) margarine or butter, softened
1 Cup(s) firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 Cup(s) granulated sugar
2 Tablespoon(s) milk
2 Teaspoon(s) vanilla
1 3/4 Cup(s) all-purpose flour
1 Teaspoon(s) Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon(s) salt (optional)
2 Cup(s) (12 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 Cup(s) chopped nuts (optional)
2 Egg(s)

Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, beat margarine and sugars until creamy. Add eggs, milk and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda and salt; mix well. Add oats, chocolate chips and nuts, if desired; mix well. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 9 to 10 minutes for a chewy cookie or 12 to 13 minutes for a crisp cookie. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.

Denise's Book Corner - Chocolat by Joanne Harris
She comes and goes with the wind. Is she a goddess, a witch or a chocolate making psychologist who loves life and cares about people?

Vianne Rocher arrives in an ultra-traditional French village with her 6 year old daughter, Anouk. It’s the beginning of lent (a season of denial) and the opening of her shop, “La Celeste Praline," sends the villagers into a guilty panic.

Yet, deftly and determinedly, Vianne creates her pièces des résistance gradually winning over and changing the lives of the villagers. Her combination of empathy, wisdom, kindness, chocolate and a little magic is alluring and wonderfully joyful.

This obscure little story carries some heavy themes. Love and letting go, facing fears, the right to die, tolerance, classicism, nature vs. nurture and the power of chocolate, just to name a few. If you’ve seen the movie (and you probably have), the book is even better.
Call me and let's talk about your real estate goals. Go with Success!
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