There is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.

Amanda Gorman 

Dear Friends and Clients,

With a few bumps and starts, I believe Spring has arrived in the Flathead! As history seems to always repeat itself, this is also the time that listings start to flood in . We are seeing an uptick in new properties on the market, big and small , which is all good news If you are planning a change, I hope you will give me a text or call and let me know your needs and wants. Whatever your real estate goals, I can help. I'll listen to you, and together, we'll set expectations based on current market conditions. Remember, not every buyer is looking for a mortgage and many buyers are looking for a safe and stable places to put their money. This is a time for bold thinking. I am known for walking all the way with my clients, giving them the benefit of my knowledge and experience and I never let them slip. Times may have changed in real estate, but my experience and knowledge will guide you in the right direction. I will help you meet your needs and we'll have some fun, too! We can and will do it--together. Call me, we'll make it happen. 

I welcome spring and the return of our clients, residents and visitors. See you soon!


Click here for the latest statistics and our Monthly Update in the Flathead Valley.

For the past few years, the resort cities in the western United States have attracted families from all over the world. The Flathead Valley and its proximity to Glacier National Park is a designation for recreation and lifestyle. Glacier Sotheby's has put together this Resort Report for your perusal. Please enjoy its pages and he statistics on the many resort areas in the Western part of the United States Click here for the full report.

May 12th is Mother’s Day. This celebration of motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, but the clearest modern precedent for Mother’s Day is the early Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday.”

As we look forward to Mother’s Day 2024 and the honoring of our mothers and grandmothers, I wish you a peaceful day full of love and gratitude. And if you are searching for that perfect gift, here are some ideas that are sure to please. Click here:

Activities Around the  Flathead
What's Happening in Bigfork


The Bigfork Art and Cultural Center

525 Electric Avenue

Bigfork Village

Discover the re-imagined gift shop at the Bigfork Art and Cultural Center.

It’s a treasure trove of Montana artisan-made cards & art pieces, each one a unique and ideal gift.

Sweeten your shopping experience and pair your perfect gift with the delectable confections from local chocolatier, The Sugarhouse, and many other locally made and sourced treasures.

Open daily or call

(406) 837-6927

Local Reads

Help is needed to keep our community trash-free and sparkly clean. Meet at First Interstate Bank on April 27th at 8am for a free breakfast.

Flathead county once again led the state in population growth but this year was the smallest in the past 3 years.

Newsy Reads

The average rate for a 30-year fixed home loan dropped from 6.87% to 6.79% for the week ending March 28, according to Freddie Mac.

Get versatile with your living room arrangement. Instead of a giant wrap around sofa, consider a loveseat and some comfortable chairs.

About a fifth of young adults aged 25–34 live with their parents and in-laws, according to the National Association of Home Builders.

when a home is being sold "as is" it means the the seller is selling it in its current condition, with no repairs.



As a transplant from California, I want to take a moment to thank you for always treating me with kindness and respect. Your graciousness and professionalism was always at the forefront of my dealings with you. I also want to thank you finding me this amazing piece of property in the most wonderful neighborhood. When I think about the other places I looked at, and thought I wanted, I am so grateful I ended up here. I have made lifelong friends here, I love my home, my property, and my new life in Bigfork. I can't help but think that there was some divine intervention involved that put me in the exact right spot for me. Thank you again and best of luck to you always. Leslie O.act right place. Thank you again and best of luck to you always. Leslie O.



115 Saddle Loop, Bigfork

MLS #30022741 $165,000


189 McDowell Dr., Bigfork

MLS #30021825 # $3,390,0000


16919 MT Hwy 83, Bigfork

MLS #30015552 $1,496,800


443 Osborn Ave #105, Bigfork

MLS #30021825 $479,700


281 Chapman Hill Road. Bigfork

MLS #30019854 $1, 7000,000


NHN Hilltop Terrace, Bigfork

MLS #30023040 $269,500


280/285 Shady Lane, Bigfork

MLS #330019841 $98,600


175 Eagle Bend Drive, Bigfork.

MLS #30019133


196 High Road, Kalispell,

MLS #30023086


Health Advice from CERI... Morning Latte with Mom.

One of my favorite traditions and one the single thing that gets me up in the morning is latte with mom.

She has a magic touch, especially with milk, that is a gift. Some folks think that giving dogs milk or milk products is not healthy, but I have done my research and I am here to say a few things about this topic.

First of all, you must determine whether your pooch can tolerate lactose.. For some of us, yogurt and cheese are more dog-friendly options. Mom often shares plain yogurt (never sweetened yogurt) with me as a topping for my food. I especially enjoy Greek, thick and creamy. For a special treat, mom makes me high protein Cheesecake Bites featuring cottage cheese and nonfat yogurt. She is the best cook, not just for humans, but for dogs, too! For more information and dogs and milk, click here.

  1. DENISE'S COOKING CORNER - Smashed Hamburgers with Caramelized Onions from the Barefoot Contessa

Preheat oven to 350 degrees


Canola or grapeseed oil

4 cups (¼-inch) sliced red onions (2 medium)

1 teaspoon sugar

1 tablespoon good red wine vinegar

1½ teaspoons dry mustard powder, such as Colman’s

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1¼ pounds ground bison

1¼ cups grated Gruyère cheese (4 ounces)

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Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large (12-inch) sauté pan over medium heat, add the onions, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are tender and starting to brown. Add the sugar, reduce the heat to low, and cook for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are browned and caramelized. Add the vinegar and cook for 30 seconds to deglaze the pan.

Meanwhile, combine the dry mustard, 1½ teaspoons salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper in a small bowl. Place the bison in a medium bowl and sprinkle on the mustard mixture. With your fingers, lightly work the mustard into the beef and shape into four 1-inch-thick patties. Place them on a plate and freeze for exactly 15 minutes.

Heat a large (12-inch) cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat and add 1½ tablespoons oil. From the freezer, place the burgers directly in the hot skillet. With a large metal spatula, firmly press each burger into the pan.

Cook the burgers without moving them, so the bottoms get browned and crusty. Flip the burgers, then spoon on the onions and sprinkle the Gruyere on top. Place a lid on the skillet and cook the burgers for 1 to 2 minutes until the cheese is melted and the burgers are medium-rare inside. Serve with roasted carrots.

Roasted Carrots.

2 lbs. carrots , 2 Tbsp olive oil,1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper,1/4 tsp garlic powder 

Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Peel or scrub the carrots, then cut them into one-inch sections.

Place the carrots onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Drizzle the olive oil over top, then season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Toss the carrots until they are well coated in oil and spices.

Roast the carrots in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, then give them a good stir. Roast for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until they reach your desired level of browning.

Taste the carrots and adjust the salt or pepper to your liking.

This is the perfect comfort food for summer entertaining or the 4th of July.

DENISE'S READING CORNER - The Wager by David Grann

If you enjoy novels about wrecked treasure ships left at sea, you will love this one! On January 28, 1742, a shabby ship, patched-together with sticks and cloth, washed up on the coast of Brazil. Inside were thirty emaciated men, barely alive with an extraordinary tale to tell. They were survivors of His Majesty's Ship, the Wager, a British vessel that had left England in 1740 on a secret mission during an imperial war with Spain.

The Wager had been chasing a Spanish treasure-filled galleon known as "the prize of all the oceans," when it wrecked on a desolate island off the coast of Patagonia. The men, after being marooned for months and facing starvation, built the flimsy craft and sailed for more than a hundred days, traversing nearly 3,000 miles of stormy seas. They were greeted as heroes.

Six months later, another, even more decrepit craft landed on the coast of Chile. This boat contained three castaways, and they told a very different story. Between accusations of treachery and murder, the Admiralty convened a court martial to figure out who was telling the truth. Whomever the court found guilty would be hanged.

I found this book to be well-written and quite thrilling like an adventure book. Although the subject matter was not of great interest to me, I changed my opinion as the story developed. The author takes a maritime scandal from long ago and engulfs the reader in a suspenseful thriller! It's a riveting, page-turning tale.


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