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This and that...some articles you may enjoy!                                       
A short sale can provide an opportunity to buy a property below market value, but there can be disadvantages, too. Read more here.

Are you ready for the next total solar eclispe in the US? Well, you can start planning your trip now for 2024! Click on the photo for more info.
Indicator of demand for properties: Compare sold numbers to the new listings that come on the market. Click on the photo for more info.

Hello good friends and clients.

I just had to share my beautiful photo of Flathead cherries. The crop this year was stupendous! I don't think there are better cherries anywhere in the world! 

August has been such a trying yet wonderful month. Sadly our forest fires have been numerous. As I write this, the rain is here and will help to put them out. 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. If you got hooked on the US total eclipse last week, you only have to wait until 2024 for the next  one. There's an article above that will give you its path so you can start planning now!  The Crown Guitar Festival is around the corner and I am pretty excited! Here's a website for information and tickets. Click here.  I hope to see you there. We are lucky to have such a professional event here in our little village. 

As for real estate? There have been 1,843 new residential listings that have come on the market in Flathead County in 2017 and a total of 1,029 sales. This means that 55.8 percent of the new listings that came on the market in 2017 have sold. If this pattern continues through 2017, it is likely that the percentage of new listing that sell will be in the 60 percent to 65 percent range, according to Kelley's Market Trends.

If you want to list your property, please call me 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

I would recommend Denise Lang to anyone looking to sell their home. Denise is smart, driven and highly motivated. She'll tell you the truth - give you honest feedback and works tirelessly for you! My husband and I were very impressed with her service. She's a top agent in Bigfork and the Flathead Valley for a reason! 
Derek and Elizabeth

820 Riverside Road, Kalispell
MLS #21709747 $1,012,000
1123 Boat Club Drive, Bigfork
MLS #21709859 $379,750
119 River Butte Drive , Columbia Falls
MLS #21710218 $148,700
211 Bridger Drive, Bigfork
MLS #21710375 $89,850
NEW PROPERTIES...                                          
214 River Street, Bigfork
MLS #21710091 $1,463,303
220 River Street, Bigfork
MLS #21710093 $1,374,655
493 Osborn Avenue, Bigfork
MLS #21710094 $1,145,750

On the Market...                                            Affordable Kalispell home...
12524 Sunburst Drive, Bigfork
MLS #21708530 $339,750
1131 5th Avenue West, Kalispell
MLS #21709562 $129,750
WE GO THE EXTRA STEP...As an added bonus, we create websites for our premium properties. Click here to see one of our beautiful websites!
CONTINGENT PROPERTIES...                                   
165 Sylvan Drive, Bigfork
MLS #21703014
29103 Songbird Lane, Bigfork
MLS #21705884
714 Mill Camp Road, Bigfork
MLS #21612915

CONTINGENT PROPERTIES...                                          
1163 Boat Club Drive, Bigfork
MLS #21603217
1091 Boat Club Drive, Bigfork
MLS #21710417
105 Oliver Lane No. 10, Bigfork
MLS #21709915

The popular mortgage interest deduction could get a haircut under the upcoming tax reform. Click here.

SOLD PROPERTIES...                                          
700 Wolf Creek Drive, Bigfork
MLS #21703968
185 Golf Terrace, Unit A, Bigfork
MLS #21706240
250 Swan River Road, Bigfork
MLS #21710690

SOLD PROPERTIES...                                          
52 Mountain Star Shores, Kalispell 
MLS #21712226
14137 Pine Street, Bigfork
MLS #21705990
519 3rd Avenue E, Kalispell
MLS #21708770

SOLD PROPERTIES...                                          
407 Mill Creek Court, Bigfork
MLS #21708831
307 Old Sawyer Way, Bigfork
MLS #21709923
18 Crossbuck Trail, Bigfork
MLS #21612788

Virtual staging is a hot new topic. How do you feel about looking at a property online that has been virtually staged?
There are pros and cons, click here to read the article. 

From my kitchen to yours.... Classic French Toast
6 extra-large eggs
1 1/2 cups half-and-half or cream
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 large loaf Ch allah, French or brioche bread (use your stale bread, it works great)
Unsalted butter
Vegetable oil

Click here for directions to make this yummy treat!  

To serve:
Spread a thin layer of Greek yogurt and top with fresh blueberries, raspberries, strawberries or bananas. Maybe sprinkle sliced almond on top of fruit and add some pure maple syrup.  This is a true treat for family and friends and top notch comfort food, too.       

How do you season a cast iron skillet?
Click on the photo to find out.
With school starting, you'll want to make some fun and nutritious lunches for your kids or grand kids!

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...

Butter Off Dead is part  of the Food Lover's Village Mystery series by our very own Bigfork grown....

I've know Leslie for years, first as an attorney, then as an author. Her books are fun to read because they have a slight ring for our own little village. Of course, they are fictional but that small town magic comes through. I love her titles, too. So clever! Here is what Butter off Dead is about... 

As the national bestselling Food Lovers' Village Mysteries continue, the merchants of Jewel Bay, Montana, try to heat up chilly winter business with a new film festival. But their plans are sent reeling when a dangerous killer dims the lights on a local vendor...

In an attempt to woo tourists to Jewel Bay and cheer up the townies, Erin Murphy, manager of the specialty local foods market known as the Merc, is organizing the First Annual Food Lovers' Film Festival, filled with classic foodie flicks and local twists on favorite movie treats. But when her partner in planning, painter Christine Vandeberg, is found dead only days before the curtain rises, Erin suspects someone is attempting to stop the films from rolling.

To make matters worse, Nick-Erin's brother and Christine's beau-has top billing on the suspect list. Convinced her brother is innocent and determined that the show must go on, Erin has to find who's really to blame before Nick gets arrested or the festival gets shut down. But the closer she gets to the killer, the more likely it becomes that she'll be the next person cut from the program...

The book includes delicious recipes. I particularly like that! 

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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