"Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart." Seneca
The Bigfork Food Pantry
Food is the ingredient that binds us together...
But we cannot do it without support from food producers, manufacturers, other corporate sponsors and passionate individuals like you. We can accept a donation of a box of food, a pallet of food, or a truckload of food. Please review our food donation guidelines to make sure we can accept your donation. Check out our most needed food donations list.
The Bigfork Tree Lighting Ceremony
Make it magical! Gather around the Bigfork Inn for the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 20th at 7 pm. Enjoy Christmas Carols, a bonfire and share some holiday cheer and one of Bigfork's many establishments. See you in the Christmas Village!
Thank you for the professional representation and listing of our Cougar Loop property. We appreciated your time and efforts, as well as the consistent sharing of important market information with us. We hope you have continued success with business and family!
Greg and Cyndi M.
Hello dear friends and clients,

The photo of cookie cutouts reminds me of when my boys were small. I would bring their high chairs to the counter and they would roll out their own little piece of dough. That's what the holiday is about for me, being thankful for my family and friends for the memories we have and the ones we have yet to make. To all of you I wish a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving!

As we round the corner into winter, we are still seeing an upward trend in Northwest Montana real estate sales. Comparing October 2020 with October of 2021, here are some numbers that may interest you.

Sales price: 10/20- $307,000. 10/21- $385,000
Price / foot: 10/20- $163. 10/21- $207
Days on Mkt: 10/20- 26 days. 10/21- 9 days
Homes for Sale: 10/20- 2675. 10/21- 1401

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 the 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. Click here to view Bigfork properties on the Forbes website providing access to the entire Forbes network. 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. Let's talk!

Stay safe, stay well.
Northwest Montana By The Numbers
according the NW Montana Multiple Listing Service for October 2021
Flathead County
New Listings - 182
Sold Properties - 189
Median Sales Price - $525,000
Lake County
New Listings - 44
Sold Properties - 35
Median Sales Price - $443,000
New Listings - 12
Sold Properties - 12
Median Sales Price - $737,500
New Listings - 42
Sold Properties - 42
Median Sales Price - $792,000
A look to the future in real estate...
2022 home prices will keep rising at or near double digits, predicts the analyst who called the current housing boom Ed Pinto, director of the American Enterprise Institute’s Housing Center and former chief credit officer at Fannie Mae. He gives Fortune a look at his proprietary data on newly issued mortgages, which provide a road map for the housing market in the months ahead. Click here to read the article.
Where to Play Around the Flathead Valley
Winter sports is all around the Flathead. From sledding to skiing and a snowshoe experience in Glacier, you can't be the winter experience here in the Flathead Valley. The links below will give you some good ideas.
Your guide to trip ideas and national parks
Statistics and government information

Attractions, accommodations and business networks

Places to golf in NW Montana

In this fast-paced home buying environment, competitive offers abound, but here are some contingencies you should not waive in your offer.
There are some things you'll want to consider before making an offer on a home that could save you time, money, and headaches.
Before you swing the remodeling sledge hammer, here are some common mistakes people make when renovating their home.
Where are all the starter homes? Entry-level homes are shrinking. Supply shrunk to half in the past five years, according to Realtor.com®
Foreclosures shot up in the third quarter of 2021, yet are still far below historically normal numbers and there is far more demand than supply.
Time to decorate the Village for Chirstmas. Meet in front of the Bigfork Inn at 8 am on November 20th to help make the magical transformation! 
New, Contingent and Sold Properties
MLS #22116886 $339,000
MLS #22116902 $599,000
MLS #22115423
MLS #22115457
MLS #22115804
Ceri (our lop-eared Corgi) says...

I really want to be friends with my housemate, Heidi, but sometimes she just doesn't seem to want to play. I hear that is normal, when a younger pup, like me, comes to the household. If you are bringing a puppy into your home and you have an older dog, here are come good tips from AKC. Click here to read and wish us luck!
Denise's Cooking Corner - Pumpkin Banana Mousse Tart
For the crust
2 cups graham cracker crumbs (14 crackers)
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 pound (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted

For the filling
1/2 cup half-and-half
1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree
1 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 extra-large egg yolks
1 package (2 teaspoons) unflavored gelatin
1 ripe banana, finely mashed
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1/2 cup cold heavy cream
2 tablespoons sugar

For the decoration
1 cup (1/2 pint) cold heavy cream
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Orange zest, optional

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter in a bowl and mix well. Pour into an 11-inch tart pan with a removable bottom and press evenly into the sides and then the bottom. Bake for 10 minutes and then cool to room temperature. For the filling, heat the half-and-half, pumpkin, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a heat-proof bowl set over a pan of simmering water until hot, about 5 minutes. Whisk the egg yolks in another bowl, stir some of the hot pumpkin into the egg yolks to heat them, then pour the egg-pumpkin mixture back into the double boiler and stir well. Heat the mixture over the simmering water for another 4 to 5 minutes, until it begins to thicken, stirring constantly. You don't want the eggs to scramble. Remove from the heat.

Dissolve the gelatin in 1/4 cup cold water. Add the dissolved gelatin, banana, and orange zest to the pumpkin mixture and mix well. Set aside to cool. Whip the heavy cream in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment until soft peaks form. Add the sugar and continue to whisk until you have firm peaks. Carefully fold the whipped cream into the pumpkin mixture and pour it into the cooled tart shell. Chill for 2 hours or overnight.
For the decoration, whip the heavy cream in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment until soft peaks form. Add the sugar and vanilla and continue to whisk until you have firm peaks. Pipe or spoon the whipped cream decoratively on the tart and sprinkle, if desired, with orange zest. Serve chilled.
Denise's Book Corner - Beautiful world, where are you? by Sally Rooney
The best way I can describe this book to you is in the following quotes from it. This is a complex book and worth the read.

“Maybe we're just born to love and worry about the people we know, and to go on loving and worrying even when there are more important things we should be doing. And if that means the human species is going to die out, isn't it in a way a nice reason to die out, the nicest reason you can imagine? Because when we should have been reorganizing the distribution of the world's resources and transitioning collectively to a sustainable economic model, we were worrying about sex and friendship instead. Because we loved each other too much and found each other too interesting. And I love that about humanity, and in fact it's the very reason I root for us to survive - because we are so stupid about each other.”

“What if the meaning of life on earth is not eternal progress toward some unspecified goal—the engineering and production of more and more powerful technologies, the development of more and more complex and abstruse cultural forms? What if these things just rise and recede naturally, like tides, while the meaning of life remains the same always—just to live and be with other people?”

“People who intentionally become famous - I mean people who, after a little taste of fame, want more and more of it - are, and I honestly believe this, deeply psychologically ill. The fact that we are exposed to these people everywhere in our culture, as if they are not only normal but attractive and enviable, indicates the extent of our disfiguring social disease.”

“People think that socialism is sustained by force—the forcible expropriation of property—but I wish they would just admit that capitalism is also sustained by exactly the same force in the opposite direction, the forcible protection of existing property arrangements.”

“Anyway, as a consequence, each day has now become a new and unique informational unit, interrupting and replacing the informational world of the day before.”

“I think of the twentieth century as one long question, and in the end we got the answer wrong. Aren't we unfortunate babies to be born when the world ended? After that there was no chance for the planet, and no chance for us.”
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