“Monsters are real, ghosts are real, too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.”
Stephen King, The Shining
Denise is a personable, knowledgeable and seasoned real estate professional who is well-informed, enjoys a depth of real estate knowledge and has demonstrated a keen awareness of market trends. She has built a large professional network and surrounds herself with a variety of qualified individuals which has proven to be very beneficial to us. She pays attention to all of the details and is very timely in all of her responses. She works hard for her clients and always places their best interests first. We could not be more pleased with all of the advice and assistance she has provided to us. No wonder she ranks so consistently high among her peers and enjoys the respect of all who know her. 
Carolyn S.

Hello dear friends and clients,

I wanted to share this glorious sunset photo from Bigfork that I took last week to let you know I am thinking of you and hoping you are yours are well wherever this finds you.

In real estate, our numbers are still going strong. Average price is up and days on market continue to be short. Comparing average sales price for residential listings from January to September, the price has risen from $426,994 to $525,076. Price per square feet for the same period moved from $167 to $197 and days on market continue to decline, from 20 days in January to 9 in September. If you are considering a move, let me know. Our market is strong and our inventory is low. My experience, consistent record and excellent negotiating skills will successfully lead you toward a sale at the right price.

The Lang Team is here to make your real estate dreams come true whatever they are, wherever you are. Another perk for you as a seller is our exclusive membership in Forbes Global Properties. What does this mean? When you list your luxury, high end property, your home will be opened up to the international market via the forbesglobalproperties.com website as well as access to the entire Forbes marketing platform. Here's another advantage. Maybe you have always wanted to have a home in Florida, France, Hawaii or the place of your dreams. I can use my Forbes Global Properties referral network to connect you with an expert and knowledgeable Realtor in many national and international markets.

Stay safe and let's make Fall of 2021 your best season ever!
Congratulations to Lang Team member, Ashley Rohrer, on the birth of her baby girl!
Northwest Montana By The Numbers
according the NW Montana Multiple Listing Service for September 2021
Flathead County
New Listings - 210
Sold Properties - 226
Median Sales Price - $535,263
Lake County
New Listings - 53
Sold Properties - 42
Median Sales Price - $520,000
New Listings - 13
Sold Properties - 30
Median Sales Price - $540,000
New Listings - 37
Sold Properties - 50
Median Sales Price - $724,500
Where to Play Around the Flathead Valley
Fall is coming and that's the best season of all. If clear blue skies, puffy clouds, cool breezes and unending recreation please you, here are some activities that will give you a true and memorable Flathead experience.

Your guide to trip ideas and national parks
Statistics and government information

Attractions, accommodations and business networks

Places to golf in NW Montana

If you think you need a maid to keep clean, think again. Maybe you just need some new habits. Here are 9 easy cleaning tips.
Fall is in the air! Is your front porch calling to you for pumpkins, scarecrows, cornucopia and other fantastic fall decor? Here are some ideas.
The fever in the housing market may be breaking. Nationally, there are more houses on the market than 6 months ago. We'll see what happens!
Bigfork History. Officially platted in 1902, electric power lines stretched the length of the aptly named ”Electric Avenue," a rarity so early!
New, Contingent and Sold Properties
MLS #22115857 $3,988,000
MLS #22115865 $3,988,000
MLS #22115818 $3,988,000
 MLS #22115457 $223,800
 MLS #22115804
MLS #22115423
MLS #22110425
Ceri (our lop-eared Corgi) says...

A $50,000 hole in one, and a whole lotta margaritas made for a memorable and successful fundraiser for the Friends of Bigfork Fire Department's golf tournament. Cheers to next year! I was there and I'm pretty sure that my cuteness helped the cause!
Hot off the presses!

A recently published article on Forbes.com has dtails on some of our most unique luxury listings currently on the market.
Denise's Cooking Corner - Asparagus Goat Cheese Tarragon Tart
A tart is a beautiful thing!
1 large egg, lightly beaten, at room temperature
1 large garlic clove, finely grated or minced
1 ½ tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon leaves, plus more for serving
½ tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
½ teaspoon fine sea salt, plus more for sprinkling
Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
1 cup crème fraîche, at room temperature (8 ounces)
All-purpose flour, for dusting the work surface
1 sheet or square all-butter puff pastry, thawed if frozen (about 9 to 14 ounces; brands vary)
8 ounces thin asparagus, woody ends trimmed
Extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan

Heat oven to 425 degrees. In a medium bowl, use a fork or a wooden spoon to mash together the goat cheese, egg, garlic, tarragon, lemon zest, salt and nutmeg until smooth. Switch to a whisk and beat in the crème fraîche until smooth.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out puff pastry into a 13-by-11-inch rectangle about 1/8-inch thick. Transfer the dough to a parchment-lined cookie sheet. With a sharp knife, lightly score a 1/2-inch border around the edges of the puff pastry.
Spread the crème fraîche mixture evenly inside the scored border. Line up the asparagus spears on top, and brush them with olive oil. Sprinkle some salt and the grated Parmesan over the asparagus.
Bake until the pastry is puffed and golden, 25 to 30 minutes. Let it cool on the cookie sheet for at least 15 minutes or up to 4 hours before serving. Then sprinkle black pepper, red-pepper flakes (if using), the shaved Parmesan and tarragon leaves. Drizzle a little oil on top.

You can assemble the tart 1 day in advance but reserve the sprinkling of salt and grated Parmesan until right before baking. Loosely cover the tart and store it in the refrigerator until it's time to bake.
Denise's Book Corner - Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Most of us, know the story of Dr. Frankenstein, who built a monster in his lab. The story and its author, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin Shelley, have been the subject of many theses since 1818 when Mary Shelley published it anonymously. She began the writing when she was 18, losing a baby during the writing. By the time she finished, she was pregnant with her third child. Interestingly, she did not put her name on the book for fear of losing custody of her children, nor did she put a name to her "monster."

Like the unnamed creature pieced together from cadavers collected by Victor Frankenstein, her own name was an assemblage of parts. She had the name of her mother, the feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, stitched to that of her father, the philosopher William Godwin, and grafted onto that of her husband, the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Her diary entries revealed that she erased herself as an author, insisting that the story had come to her in a dream.

For 200 years, Frankenstein has been the subject of theories and metaphors for just about everything. Most lately, it has been taken as a cautionary tale for Silicon Valley technologists. The Frankenstein Bicentennial Project by Arizona State University was created for formal and informal learning opportunities, studies, and publications that explore the novel’s scientific, technological, artistic, cultural and social impacts. Most recent analysis of Frankenstein is a catechism for designers of robots and inventors of artificial intelligences investigating the responsibility of creation.
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