" Don’t waste your love on someone who doesn’t value it." William Shakespeare from Romeo and Juliet
Move of Team Lang Office

Come and find Team Lang on the lower level of our National Parks Realty building. Same building on Grand Drive but better parking and easy entrance. We have more room and the team is together!
Follow the signs. It's plowed!
Hello dear friends and clients,

Valentine's Day just passed but I'm still feeling the love! Your kind words and deeds will stay with me a long time....thank you! A mild and warm winter has delighted us so far. You may have heard that if you are away and experienced the lack of snow in the valley if you live here. That has had a positive effect on the market keeping it rather active, especially for January! Assuming the economy stays its course, I am looking forward to a brisk 2020 season. The multi-year low in inventory will no doubt keep prices on the rise.

For you statisticians out there, click 2019 Bigfork market summary for a more in depth look at our local market by the numbers.

If you have recently cancelled, withdrawn your listing or it has expired, contact me.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. We'll have dinner (I have an in with the local sushi joint). 

Best of health, wherever this finds you. Happy belated Valentine's Day, my dear friends! Denise

PS As I write this, I have learned that the Eagle Bend clubhouse has just burned to the ground. Read article here . We're relieved to hear that no one was hurt. Thank you to our Bigfork fire department for quick response and protecting the surrounding homes.

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#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.
Dear Denise,
I write to thank you for the excellent job you did in selling our condo in Bigfork Harbor in such a professional and timely manner. Darel and I were impressed with the way you helped to move the whole (sometimes potentially stressful) process forward. We appreciated making yourself available to answer our questions and while helping to reduce our anxiety when needed. It’s not surprising that when we were seeking a realtor our long-time friends from Bigfork and the Flathead always recommended you as the first Realtor to call. We are very glad we did. We are just now beginning to get settled in our new place and want to wish you and your staff all the very best. With very best regards, Don and Darel
MLS #22001588 $359,000
MLS # 2201886 $ 522,500

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.

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Ski town nestled in the Pintlers. Anaconda is about 20 miles from Discovery Ski Area, or Disco, as the locals call it. Very affordable!
Local market trends. Over past 5 years, Flathead County sales trend upwards on non-commercial properties and land.
Winery coming to the Flathead. Dan and Rebecca Murphy are opening White Raven Winery from Montana grown grapes. 
Dog homes. What’s a home without an adorable dog? You know how much I love both. I think you’ll enjoy these photos.
Earnest money. A deposit like this shows the seller that a buyer is serious—in other words, “earnest” in their intention to purchase the house.
2020's top home trends. materials and features. Start 2020 off right with the newest looks! (Most popular is still the single family home).
Denise's Cooking Corner - Pork Chops in Lemon-Caper Sauce
Pork is high in zinc, too!
4 bone-in pork chops (about 8 ounces each)
 Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
½ teaspoon dried thyme leaves
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 very small shallot, minced (about 1 tablespoon)
2 garlic cloves, minced (about 1 teaspoon)
2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1 cup dry white wine
1 ½ cups chicken stock, homemade or low-sodium, if store-bought
2 tablespoons drained capers
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley, plus more for garnish
1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest, plus 2 tablespoons juice
 Hot sauce (optional)

Dry the chops with paper towels, and season aggressively with salt, pepper and the thyme. Swirl the olive oil into a large skillet, and heat over medium until the oil begins to simmer. Add chops, and cook until well browned on each side and cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer chops to a plate, and cover to keep warm. Drain the fat from the skillet, then melt 2 tablespoons of butter in it over medium heat until sizzling. Add the shallot and garlic, and sauté until the aromatics soften, reducing the heat if necessary, about 1 minute. Sprinkle in the flour, and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Whisk in the wine and chicken stock, raise heat to high and bring the liquid to a boil, scraping up the browned bits on the bottom of the pan. Reduce heat to medium-high and cook, uncovered, until the liquid is reduced by half, 7 to 10 minutes. Stir in the capers, parsley, lemon zest and juice and hot sauce to taste (if you’re using it), and simmer for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter until it’s melted and the sauce looks smooth. Nestle the pork chops into the sauce, and allow them to warm up for a couple of minutes, then serve, pouring sauce over each pork chop to taste. Garnish with more fresh parsley.
Denise's Book Corner.. B eneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan
At 91, Pino Lella still lives just north of Milan, Italy. He is the subject of Mark Sullivan’s historical novel that has risen to such popularity it is now being made into a movie. The story revolves around a 17 year old who risks his life to smuggle Jews out of Mussolini’s Italy during WWII.

Pino is a normal Italian teenager obsessed with music, food, and girls, specifically Anna. He wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. However, his innocence is cut short when the family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs. Courageously, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Italian Alps.

In an attempt to protect him and keep him out of combat, Pino’s parents force him to enlist as a German soldier. A year later, Pino is injured and is recruited to be the personal driver for Adolf Hitler’s Italian General Hans Leyers. Consumed by youthful bravery and love for Anna, he seizes this unusual opportunity to become a spy in hopes of hastening the end of the war.

The success of this book has been notable. The comments left by readers humbled the real life Pino. He says he is “a little embarrassed” to hear the praise from strangers. But at the same time, "he’d like to hug every single one.”

This story made me think of the acts of courage we see in our country and around the world. Brave women and men who pledge their lives and sacred honor to do the right thing against autocracy and tyranny.
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