"August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time.”
― Sylvia Plath
July 31st and a bottle of great champagne...

Celebrating my most profitable day ever in my profession. Thank you clients and friends for allowing me to find your dream homes and help you attain your real estate goals!

#1 Realtor in Transactions #3 Realtor in Sales Volume #1 Realtor Bigfork 
Montana Regional MLS period 1/01/2015 to 12/31/2019. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
I first met Denise and her family while dining at a local restaurant and during casual conversation, I quickly recognized her intelligence, motivation and industry expertise. Years later and after several frustrating experiences with real estate agents, I decided to again try my luck with a real estate transaction in the Flathead Valley. I called Denise and in less than a month and after the most hassle free professional and streamlined real estate experience I've ever had, I closed on a property. Denise's experience, knowledge, integrity and dedication to her clients is obvious in every step of the various entities involved in the process. Denise is the consummate professional. I would recommend Denise to anyone looking to complete a real estate transaction in Northwest Montana. You'll be glad you called her.
Hello dear friends and clients,

The Lang Team is growing! Along with Ashley and Lucy, we welcome our friend and now REALTOR, Nancy O'Kelly to our team. Nancy's past experience in the home design business taught her to listen, plan and organize. She is looking forward to applying those qualities and her knowledge of the Valley to our real estate team! Stop by the office to welcome Nancy!

The beautiful photo of the glads are from Malison Farms. You can visit them for seasonal flowers and other goodies. Visit them on Facebook here.

Where has the summer gone? It's already mid-August and we have had a stretch of the most gorgeous weather and rampant real estate sales that I ever remember. It seems like all the trials and tribulations of Covid times melt away in the Flathead! Buyers are here to enjoy and make their stake in this beautiful valley.

Here are some stats to illustrate my point. In the sold-to-list-price ratio, July 2020 was 99%. Average days-on-market for the same month were the lowest we have seen in many years, just over 100 days. Mid-priced properties go under contract practically as soon as they hit the market.

If your property 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. We'll have dinner (I have an in with the local sushi joint). 

Best of health, wherever this finds you and if you are here, stop in to the office.
See you soon. Denise
Local News
This year the NW Montana Fair will take place without a carnival. Don't miss all the other fun--August 19-26.
Happy Hounds Pet Supply opened in Bigfork, providing alternative, nutrient-dense food and pet gear.
Our market news. Homes sold in Jan ‘20 brought 96% of their original list price, increasing to 99% in June.
August is the time to hike, fish and enjoy the bounty of the Valley. To help, we have put together some links that offer you everything Flathead!

Your guide to trip ideas and national parks
Statistics and government information

Attractions, accommodations and business networks

Places to golf in NW Montana

National News
Multi generational family estates are thriving and bringing the whole family together during these pandemic times. I have a few to show you!
Here are 6 reasons why this is the best time in years to sell your home. 3 reasons--inventory and interest rates are low, home prices are up.
MLS #22010611 $998,700
MLS #22011151 $850,000
MLS #22011751 $75,000
15354 Sunset Heights Dr, Bigfork MLS #22012822 $1,050,000
MLS #22012824 $109,000
Lovely building lot in the Ponderosa Boat Club offers you a quality community. beautifully landscaped with perimeter fencing, walking paths, bridges, waterfalls and ponds. Enjoy access to Flathead Lake via common ramp and launching slip. Boat storage available. 
MLS #21612914 $68,000
MLS #22009736
MLS #22011013
270 Bridge St, SS1, Unit 9, Bigfork MLS #22008476
Denise's Cooking Corner - How I cook my steaks

A Michelin-Star chef explains how to cook the perfect steak at home and this is exactly how I do it, too.

I read this article and wanted to share it. Listed below are the main topics of the article. Click here or on the photo for detailed information on each topic. You'll love how the steak turns out!

How to Source Your Beef
What to Do to Prepare Your Cut
Preheat Your Pan
The Proper Way to Cook Your Steak
Baste and Rest Your Steak
How to Finish and Serve
Denise's Book Corner - Light in August by William Faulkner
Over the weekend I was thinking how we discern the difference in the August light. The change is slight but perceptible. With summer almost gone, it’s a shift that awaits us. That seasonal thought led me to pick up and reread Light in August.   

Written and set in 1932 amid Prohibition and Jim Crow (legalized racial segregation), the story begins with the journey of Lena Grove, a young pregnant white woman from Doane's Mill, Alabama, who is trying to find Lucas Burch, the father of her unborn child. Her search leads her to Jefferson, Mississippi where she thinks he works at the mill. Byron Bunch, a bachelor with the same last name does work at the mill and falls in love with Lena. What follows is a fairly complex clash of individuals who embody characteristics of prejudice, Christian allegory, bootlegging and murder.

Faulkner explores themes of race, sex, class and religion in the American South. By focusing on characters who are misfits, outcasts, and marginalized in their community, he illustrates the clash of alienated individuals against a Puritanical, prejudiced rural society. I found this fictional novel a stimulating contrast to current events. As Picasso said, “Art is the lie that reveals the truth.”
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