I can't thank you enough for all of your assistance and valuable insight you provided during our phone conversation yesterday. 
If I ever have clients looking up in your direction and I'm not able to assist them, I will definitely send them your way. 
Warm regards, Rhiannon C.

"Those who do not believe in magic will never find it." Roald Dahl

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Hello good friends and clients,

Spring-Summer has officially "Sprung!" School's ending, our resort residents have returned and life is super busy. Bigfork is bustling with events and the theater is in full swing. For this year's schedule and tickets, click here. Don't miss the Wild Mile weekend Whitewater Festival coming up on May 27th and 28th. There is literally something going on every day and night in our area. For a calendar of all events, click here.

In case your mouth is watering from the photo to the left, let me explain!   Last week was the Chamber Sundowner at our office. The food was delicious and there was a super crowd. What a great networking affair! I love seeing our friends, neighbors and clients. The place was packed to the gills and there wasn't a morsel left at the end of the evening. A special thank you to the Bigfork Chamber, our great office group and food the providers: Marina Cay, Saketome Sushi and Schafers. See you on June 8th at the next one at Marina Cay.

Listings are coming in fast and furious and sales are strong particularly in the under $400,000 category. I have tons of new listings to share with you below and some positive market news.  The number of foreclosures has been steadily decreasing since the bottom of the local housing crisis at the end of 2011. For a detailed report from Kelley's Market Trends, click here.

The key factor to consider when listing your property is PRICE! If  it's  not competitive with other comparative properties on the market that have recently sold, it will be unlikely to sell and may become shopworn the longer it stays on the market. My experience and expertise will guide you to the right price. Call me! We'll go have dinner and talk.
If you want to list your property, please call me or text me. Let's enjoy a Montana summer together...
Cheers!  Denise

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.) 

NEW PROPERTIES...                                          
650 Hogue Drive, Bigfork
MLS #21704206 $1,195,000
14174 Rainbow Drive, Bigfork
MLS #21704210 $1,999,850 
Nhn Montana Highway 83, Condon
MLS #21704396 $1,250,000

MORE NEW PROPERTIES...                                          
107 Cougar Loop, Bigfork
MLS #21704397 $1,250,000
Montana Highway 35 Lot 3, Bigfork
MLS #21704506 $199,650
17304 W Swan Shores Road, Swan Lake
MLS #21704591 $2,500,000

To be ready for a Montana summer, here are some home maintenance tasks should you tackle in May. Here's the list.

EVEN MORE NEW PROPERTIES...                                          
244 Bridger Drive, Bigfork
MLS #21704785 $199,000
Nhn Shay Lake Road, Condon
MLS #21705225 $175,000
101 Eagle Bend Drive, Bigfork
MLS #21705276 $625,000

What is a 1031 tax deferred exchange? Watch a short video here.

We  can create websites for premium properties. Here are two property websites to check out!  Click on the photos.

Stoney Creek Ranch, Swan Lake Montana
Custom Golf Course Home, Bigfork Montana
CONTINGENT PROPERTIES...                                          
410 Mill Creek Court, Bigfork
MLS #21702596  
304 Skyles Place, Whitefish
MLS #21705060
338 Wheatgrass Court, Bigfork
MLS #21701383

21 Ways to Make Your House Sell Faster (and of course #22--hire me).

SOLD PROPERTIES...                                          
1385 Old Highway 2 E, Coram
MLS #334489
622 Wild Swan Trail, Bigfork
MLS #21605958
38 Bay Harbor Drive, Bigfork
MLS #21612499

24 and 26 Cedar Pointe Loop, Columbia Falls
MLS #21701093
20 Whitetail Meadows, Kalispell
MLS #21701177

With the market heating up you may want a quick tutorial on how to buy a house! Read here.

11 Eagle Bend Drive, Bigfork
MLS #21703499
274 Eagle Bend Drive, Bigfork
MLS #21702120

Home Factors
Appreciation Sensation: The Real Factors That Boost Your Home's Bottom Line.
Read about it here.

From my kitchen to yours....Scallops Provencal
Click the photo for a video on how to make this delicious dish.
This will totally WOW your friends and family!
1 pound fresh bay or sea scallops
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
all-purpose flour for dredging
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
1/2  cup chopped shallots
1 garlic clove minced
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
1/3 cup dry white wine 1 lemon cut in half

If you're using bay scallops, keep them whole. 

If you're using sea scallops, cut each one in half horizontally. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, toss with flour and shake off the excess. In a very large sauté pan, heat 2 tablespoons of the butter over high heat until sizzling and add the scallops in 1 layer. Lower the heat to medium and allow the scallops to brown lightly on one side without moving them, then turn and brown lightly on the other side. This should take 3 to 4 minutes total. Melt the rest of the butter in the pan with the scallops then add the shallots, garlic and parsley and sauté for 2 more minutes, tossing the seasonings with the scallops. Add the wine, cook for 1 minute and taste for seasoning. Serve hot with a squeeze of lemon juice.

I recommend roasted asparagus as a side dish and a nice French Chardonnay.
Denise's Book Corner for May...
All the Light We Cannot See 
by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, Anthony Doerr 

The novel is about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths crash into each other in occupied France as both of them try to survive the devastation of World War II,

I always enjoy a meaty historical fiction and the time frame is really interesting to me. Although the writing was incredible, I have to admit I picked up the book and put it down several times before I really got into it. Hands down, the descriptions were extremely vivid and the writing did an excellent job of expressing how the characters felt through their actions, rather than the author telling me.

The short chapter structure (average 1.5 pages) helped make the story more discernable and the read went quick once I got into it. In fact, I was really sad when the book was over. I think what enticed me the most was the skill of the writer's metaphors and the juxtaposition of the concepts of light and dark. It was truly enjoyable.  

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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