Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.  Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. 
Helen Keller
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Hello dear friends and clients, 

Fall is officially here and brought with it a dusting of snow! It's been a busy time since we last met in my newsletter. Aside from listing and selling real estate, we have been very busy at Camp Lang. To the right is a photo collage of the Festival of Flavors event that was held at our home on September 19th. Our son, Drake Doepke, owner of SakeToMe Sushi, wowed all 35 guests with an astonishing dinner. The Festival of Flavors proceeds provide scholarships for FVCC students. 

Below, I have posted 3 other notable Bigfork events that will surely interest you and an article about Bob Dylan--winning the Nobel Prize! So cool! In addition, I have received great response from my Reading and Cooking features (also below). So aside from real estate, there's something for everyone in my newsletter. If you see something that a friend or a family member might enjoy, scroll to the very bottom of this email and click on Forward this email button. I love to share! 

Now, let's talk about the market:  According to Kelley's Market Trends, total sales for homes on small lots are up 2% from 2015. Median price on these homes has increased nearly 10% over the year (from $193,750 to $212,500). This sets a record price for homes on small lots. Read more here.

Fall and winter can be a great time to buy a home. For your real estate or investment needs, call me.  I will gladly guide you through the process so it happens seamlessly.  As always, I thank you for your friendship, your business and for sharing thi s most beautiful place with me and my family. 

Cheers, Denise
Bigfork News...
Judge ordered the bridge on the north shore must be removed. Click on the photo to read the artile. 
Tamarack Time--a huge Bigfork success! These were wonderful entries and prizes went to new winners. 
Halloween! Come down to the office. We'll be all dressed up and handing out candy to the trick or treaters.

Conditions are ripe for an exodus from the big cities. Our feeder markets are generally from Texas, Arizona, California and Florida.  click here to read
527 Braeburn Drive, Kalispell
MLS #21610529 $499,000
316 Old Sawyer Way, Bigfork
MLS #21610906 $250,500
318 Old Sawyer Way, Bigfork
MLS #21610907 $250,500

The 20 healthiest small towns in America. You got it! Kalispell made the list.
90 Sunset Lane, Bigfork
MLS #322489  
322 Wheatgrass Court, Bigfork
MLS #21607279  
636 7th Avenue East, Kalispell
MLS #21610720  

3 Crossbuck Trail, Bigfork
MLS #21610724  
1138 1st Avenue East, Kalispell
MLS #21610735  
Halloween Special. Take a fall trip to some of Montana's Ghost Towns!

With the colder days coming upon us, check out a designer's Top 10 tips for inceasing 
your home's value.  click here to read
233 Harbor Drive, Bigfork
MLS #335099
NHN Rising Wolf Drive, Bigfork
MLS #337830
20 Bruyer Way Loop, Kalispell
MLS #2106702

32 Gage Terrace, Bigfork
MLS #21607964
13603 Great Bear Loop, Bigfork
MLS #21608505
503 Conservation Court, Bigfork
MLS #21610964

511 Conservation Court, Bigfork
MLS #21610965
519 Conservation Court, Bigfork
MLS #21610966
Bigfork Landing homes and land for sale--click on the photo, go to p.47

These 5 home buying myths with set your clients straight. 
BOOK NOOK                                    BON APPETIT

"Reading one book is like eating one potato chip." Diane Duane

These stories in this unusual collection come from the twelve tribes of Indians that, in historic times, have lived in the present states of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. They include myths, legends, personal narratives, and historical traditions preserved by highly respected storytellers, and reveal much about the lives and beliefs of the early Indians.

These are the stories which used to be told around winter fires for the entertainment and instruction of the Indian family. The simplicity of style characterizing the narrations is truly reflective of their origins in oral literature.

I find these stories so fascinating. They give me such a great respect for our Montana lifestyle and the land and beauty that we so cherish.   

"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well 
if one has not dined well." 
Virginia Woolf

Butternut Squash Soup with Chipoltle Cream
1 medium butternut squash, halved lengthwise, seeds discarded, washed, and reserved
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 medium onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
6 cups chicken broth, divided
2 teaspoons minced canned chipotle chiles
Chipotle Cream:
1 teaspoon minced canned chipotle chiles 
1/2 cup sour cream
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  For directions on making this lucious soup, 
click on the photo

"Wow. We knew when we selected you to represent us for the sale of our home that you would fulfill your excellent reputation as a highly professional go-getter! You did 'get 'er done' too! Thank you for working with us from the very start by listening to our wishes, then lining up a high caliber house photo shoot, promoting our home through various forms of media and keeping us updated weekly. All in all, our experience was wonderful - pleasantly 'exhausting' due to the rapid and numerous showings scheduled that made ours a most positive process. Just as you had accomplished with two of our family members previously, you both listed and sold our property and made it a lovely time. Thank you, Denise! It was really fun working with you!" Andy and Anne Miller
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.