And suddenly you know; it's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.

Meister Eckhart

Dear Friends and Clients,

To my mind 2024 may turn out to be an exceptionally good year for real estate. Yes, I have always been an optimist and I dont't have a crystal ball, but economic news seems to be looking up and that means interest rates may be going down. Even Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is hopeful (read here). On that upbeat note: I have some questions for you. Are you ready to down size or up size? Is it time to build your dream home? Is it time to sell and move into town or buy or build in the woods? Our inventory still remains a bit tight and once a property goes on the market, it doesn't stay long!

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 place 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. 

As you can see from the photo of Camp Lang, there is nothing more peaceful than a Montana winter. Best wishes for a happy new year and hoping all your dreams come true!


Activities Around the  Flathead
What's Happening in Bigfork

2023 Year in Review

A month-to-month view of total properties sold and the number of out of state buyers

Market Watch and Predictions for 2024

Will 2024 be the opportune time to buy or sell a home? See what the experts say.

Sothebys brings you the Market Watch and 3rd Quater Report to help you plan.

FEATURED BUSINESS - Innate Naturopathic, Dr. Kasey Holland

Dr. Holland is a naturopathic physician. She graduated from Bastyr University in 2017. She treats a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions, including chronic infections, mold illness, gastrointestinal issues, fertility challenges, fatigue, and autoimmune conditions. She has worked with hundreds of patients struggling with fatigue and Epstein – Barr virus and is passionate about increasing integrative treatment options and awareness of chronic infections for patients.

She utilizes a holistic systems approach to medicine that accounts for your symptoms, environment, mental/emotional health, and genetics unique to you.

Getting to the root cause of your symptoms is standard with her. She works with you to develop an integrative treatment plan that incorporates natural and conventional tools designed specific to your needs for effective outcomes.

Find Dr. Holland at 439 Osborn Ave STE 103 in Bigfork or call (406) 763-8773.

News and Interesting Articles

During the January Cure, set aside three major deep cleaning days, and sweeten the pot after each job by giving yourself a treat!

Did you know that the best place to see the northern lights is Kalispell? On a dark night from now through February, look up and be amazed!

News Around Bigfork and the Flathead Valley

Enjoy our amazing valley through the photographer's lense. The highlights of 2023 will remind you why you live here!

Here are 7 scenic US drives that will make you appreciate all the dreamy beauty the country has to offer especially Glacier National Pak.

Whitefish Winter Carnival, February 2-4. Celebrate a tradition of fun, frivolity and friendship all over the town of Whitefish.

Don't miss the Flathead Valley Boat Show

Friday February 9, 10am-7pm Flathead County Fairgrounds Trade Center Bldg. FREE!

Undecorate Day in Bigfork - January 27, 8 am What goes up must come down! Join the Bigfork Elves with coffee, cocoa and muffins..

A 731-acre farm property owned by Myron and Vicky Mast has been conserved in perpetuity through a conservation easement .



2330 Kismet Court, Kalispell

MLS #30018818 $400,000

Montana homes continue to sell at eye-popping prices and times. In 2023, the median home sale price rose 6.4% year-over-year from $497,000 to $529,000 in September. The number of homes listed on the market declined by 5.9% year over year from 1,275 to 1,200 homes, with only 4 months of supply. Does the scarcity of houses make Montana a seller’s market? Click here to look at the facts.

CLOSING 1/17/2024

137 Sunrise Terrace, Bigfork

MLS #30008168


318 Old Sawyer Way, Bigfork

MLS #30014790


80 Ranchetts Road, Bigfork

MLS #30005981


I am pleased to endorse Denise Lang as the best realtor who I have ever worked with. A real pro, she knows the business, and she knows the Flathead Valley. She made sure she understood my situation and plans before she started on the sale of my townhouse, and she added some wonderful touches to the property before putting it on the MLS. Denise also has great contacts, and she employed skilled people to take photographs and do minor repairs that further enhanced the townhouse's marketability. Never pushy or inflexible, I found Denise easy to work with as we negotiated the twists and turns of selling real estate during the rather hectic financial atmosphere of 2023. Furthermore, although Denise has dealt with plenty of high rollers, she was always available to me, and she paid close attention all the way to the closing on my little townhouse. You can't go wrong with Denise. I recommend her for all of your real estate needs. Russ D      

CERI says... Is television enjoyable for dogs?

Super Bowl LVIII will be played at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, February 11, 2024. This is the first Super Bowl that will be held in Nevada and me and my humans are super excited to watch the action. I have to admit, I really don't care what team is playing but I enjoy watching the action! That begs the question... Do Dogs enjoy watching television? Absolutely! We can see it and many of us seem to enjoy it.

There are a number of features about television that we find attractive. Some of these are visual, such as motion, while others relate to the sounds. Our eyes are very different from human eyes. Here's an article that explains how we process television images. Did you know that there is a special TV network especially for dogs? DOGTV was launched in 2012 to cater to our special needs. The 24/7 channel has more frames per second, shows colors that we like and is tailor-made for stay-at-home pups. 

Push 'em back, push'em back, Way back! Go Team!


This is a wonderfully crisp salad to accompany a winter meal. It evokes memories of summer, yet holds some lovely fall/winter ingredients.

Prep Time: 10 minutes and Serves 4



4 cups mixed salad greens

2 ripe pears, sliced

1 fennel bulb, sliced paper thin (I like to use a mandolin slicer for this)

Lemon wedge

2 tablespoons dried cranberries

1 tablespoon chopped pecans*

1 tablespoon chopped walnuts*

1 tablespoon chopped hazelnuts, or more pecans or walnuts*

⅓ cup shaved pecorino 

Balsamic Vinaigrette, for drizzling

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


Assemble the salad with the mixed greens and top with the pears and fennel. Squeeze a little lemon over the pears and fennel and toss. Top with the cranberries, pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, and pecorino. Drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


*Please note: I only use one type of nut. I use 3T toasted or sliced almonds. Pomegranate arils can be substituted for cranberries.

DENISE'S READING CORNER - The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store

by James McBride

The backdrop of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, a former steel town and near where James McBride worked when in college, is the rich setting for the book. The community of characters span a variety of race, ethnicity and religion.

The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store is the main gathering place for the town but this diverse crowd tend to stick with their “own kind.”

The novel opens in 1972, when workers clearing a lot for a new townhouse development discover a skeleton at the bottom of a well, along with a mezuzah.

The storyline then bends backwards to 1925, when a Jewish theater manager named Moshe Ludlow and his wife, Chona, are living above the Heaven & Earth Grocery Store which she runs. When the state decides to institutionalize a 12-year-old Black boy named "Dodo," who has been branded "deaf and dumb," the town comes together and violates their lines of color and class (as well as the law) to try and save the boy.


As he's done throughout his spectacular writing career, McBride looks squarely at savage truths about race and prejudice, but he also insists on humor, heart and hope. I loved the intricacies and tolerance of this book and I highly recommend it.

As a note, "Pottstown steel" built the Panama Canal and the Golden Gate Bridge and was the home of Mrs. Smith’s Pies which closed in 1998.There are currently 2 nuclear reactors operating in Pottstown.


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