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Information and tickets: 855-855-5900 or online at crownguitarfest.tix.com

Hello dear friends and clients, 

In all my years living here, I have never seen a summer like this one. Day after day of beautiful weather and so many new 
and exciting things and improvements around us. It's been exciting watching our area grow up and to share this amazing lifestyle with you. And the excitement continues. The end of this month brings us the riveting Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival. I'll be there each night tapping my toes to new and great musicians such as Jim Messina, Lee Ritenour, Dweezil Zappa and more. Join me and we'll swing and sway together!

Let's talk about the market:
According to   Kelly Market Trends, m ortgage interest rates continue at record lows with the average 15-year rate at around 2.95 percent and the average 30-year rate at around 3.54 percent.  In the first seven months of 2016, 54.3%
of residential sales were on small urban or suburban lots, 22.2% were on half-acre to three-acre lots and 14.4% were 
on three to 20-acre tracts. There were also 31 waterfront home sales, representing 3.5% of the market.
The median sales price for the first seven months of this year is up to $252,000, compared to $233,000 for the same 
period in 2015. The seven-month median of $252,000 is up from the six-month median, which was $246,637. The median home price of the 157 homes sold in July of this year was $275,000. The current overall inventory level is lower than what is was a year ago, but up slightly from July.  Because we have about 14 months of inventory, I  always encourage my sellers to price their property  competitively. On that note, I would be happy to meet with you, go over the sold properties in your area, and help you find a price that makes  sense to you and reciprocally to prospective buyers that will drive them to your listing. Call me and we'll talk.  

If you see something in this newsletter that  a friend or a family member might enjoy, scroll to the very bottom of the 
email and click on  Forward this email  button. I love to share! And remember...if you are thinking of listing your property, c all me  first and I will guide you through the process so it happens seamlessly. 

As always, I thank you for your friendship, your business and for sharing this most beautiful place with me and my family. 

Cheers, Denise

Flathead Valley Market Report  - 1st seven months of 2016

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New Listings
234 Lakeshore Drive, Kalispell
MLS #21608401 $574,900
241 W Nicklaus Ave, Kalispell
MLS #21608441 $414,800
13603 Great Bear Loop, Bigfork
MLS #21608505 $549,900

New Listings
200 Crestview Drive, Bigfork
MLS #21608859 $399,900
119 River Butte Drive, Columbia Falls
MLS #21609177 $158,700
209 Harbor Drive, Bigfork
MLS #21609180 $79,900

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107 Golden Bear Drive, Bigfork
MLS #21602542
37 Crossbuck Trail, Bigfork
MLS #21606272
20 Bruyer Way Loop, Kalispell
MLS #21606702

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Sold Properties
62 Indian Ridge Road, Kalispell
MLS #330878
12310 Paradise Loop, Marion
MLS #337116
175 A Eagle Bend Drive, Bigfork
MLS #337295

Sold Properties
148 S Crestview Terrace, Bigfork
MLS #21601009
1166 Mill Creek Drive, Bigfork 
MLS #21601901
1168 Mill Creek Drive, Bigfork 
MLS #21601981

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33724 Laurel Lane, Bigfork
MLS #21606799
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Denise Lang has been great to work with! She is professional, knowledgeable and was responsive to our needs. She gave our home her dedicated attention and used her expertise to market and attract potential buyers. The actual sale of our home involved a relocation service which required extra time and effort on Denise's part. She made sure all of the additional requirements were handled efficiently and effectively. Denise has a wonderful sense of humor. We got along great throughout the selling process. Thank you Denise for sharing your skills with us! We would recommend you highly to anyone needing realty services in the Flathead Valley. Paul & Cheryl Ellis

Call me and let's talk about your real estate goals.

Denise Lang
National Parks Realty
710 Grand Drive
Bigfork, Montana 59911
Email me: DeniseLang@NPRMT.com

 Denise Lang is a licensed Realtor in the state of Montana.