Got a ghost? Call Ghost busters. Got a grizzly? Call Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Got a house to sell? Call Denise Lang!

Professional, gritty, determined, focused non-nonsense! Just a few words to describe this powerhouse women who WILL sell your house and make your selling experience a pleasure. Immediate response to your calls and questions, a sense of humor that helps you keep your perspective and minimize your frustrations. She remains in your corner working for you throughout the process! 
And best of all, you will probably make a friend for life. 
Thank you, Denise, for all your hard work.

A most satisfied client, Jessica Beasley

"My goal is not to be better than everyone else, but to be better than I used to be." 
Dr. Wayne Dyer

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Fed hikes the interest rates in spite of declining deflation. Read about it here.

Here are some fun articles I have been collecting to share with you...                                          
UFOs or what? 
Lenticular clouds over the Flathead this past week looked a bit like UFOs! Click on the photo to view the slide show.
Bigfork on Flathead Lake
One of the best lake towns in the US, according to MSN lifestyle. Click on the photo to see more cool lake places!
Here are your summer reading recommendations from 6 novelists who own bookstores. You can stock up on your summer reading and head for the lake!

Hello good friends and clients,

The Flathead Valley is in full summer swing! People come from everyone to enjoy our beautiful waters, mild weather, forests, friendly people and wonderful events like the Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival. This past week, John Lang and I celebrated the coming of summer with our friends, supporters and wonderful musicians of the Guitar Foundation Scholarship Program. We sponsored a Benefit Summer Solstice Concert at our home and it was truly delightful. I can't wait to enjoy the festival this coming August!  

I have some good news in real estate from Kelly Appraisal Services. Here's the scoop..."The month of May broke all previous records in the number of residential sales. In Flathead County there were 209 residential sales, compared to 147 in May of 2016. In 2006 there were 173 sales and 2017 exceeded that number by 21 percent.  In the first five months of this year there were 619 sales, which is up 6.7 percent from the 580 sales at this time last year. The previous high was in 2006 when there were 657 sales in the first five months."  
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. 

Jessica Beasley wrote such a fun testimonial (see above). Of course, I so appreciate my clients' kind words but a couple of things she said really rang true above everything else...I am always "working for YOU" and so many times we do "become friends for life." I love what I do and I want to share my Montana with YOU!
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...                                          
1322 Riverside Road, Bigfork
MLS #21705814 $229,000
Nhn Riverside Road, Bigfork
MLS #21705818 $259,000
29103 Songbird Lane, Bigfork
MLS #21705884 $269,900

MORE NEW PROPERTIES...                                          
105 Eagle Bend Drive, Bigfork
MLS #21705946 $899,000
14137 Pine Street, Bigfork
MLS #21705990 $319,000
124 Pheasant Run, Kalispell
MLS #21706143 $435,000

EVEN MORE NEW PROPERTIES...                                          
514 Skid Trail, Bigfork
MLS #21706334 $266,000
1382 Ponderosa Ridge Drive, Bigfork
MLS #21706359 $1,123,200
21059 Montana Hwy. 35, Bigfork
MLS #21706372 $995,000

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...                                          
158 Kelly Court, Marion
MLS #21605495 
185 Golf Terrace Unit A, Bigfork
MLS #21706240
223 Log Yard Court, Bigfork
MLS #21706214

10 Best retirement towns. Guess what? Helena, Montana made the list! Here are the other 9.


234 Lakeshore Drive Kalispell
MLS #21608401
20 Crossbuck Trail, Bigfork
MLS #21612787

29 Meadow Lane, Bigfork
MLS #21703537
304 Skyles Place, Whitefish
MLS #21705060

Some tips to make your listing photos pop. One of them...hang your photos lower! Read more here.
From my kitchen to yours.... 
John Lang loved this spicy pimiento cheese so much. He asked where I bought it! Pimientos are making a comeback from the 1950s. 
1/3 c mayo, 3 T cream cheese, marscapone or sour cream 
2 t Worcestershire sauce, 2 t apple cider vinegar 
1 1/2 t dry mustard, 1 T hot sauce, 1 t sugar,
1/2 t Kosher salt, 1/4 t freshly ground pepper
2 T finely grated onion (more as desired)
12 oz jar of pimiento or  chopped roasted red pepper
3 cups coarsely chopped sharp yellow cheddar cheese
Most important...liberal dash of cayenne!

How to make it:
Stir together first 9 ingredients in a medium bowl until smooth. Stir in onion. Fold in pimiento or roasted red pepper and the cheese. Cover and chill 8 to 12 hours. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Stir before serving. 

Hands on time for this recipe is 20 minutes and it yields 3 1/2 cups. It's divine on nutty, crunchy wheat bread, as a dip, or try it on your barbecued chicken or burgers. How about on an avocado? 

Delicious! Enjoy!
Denise's Book Corner for May...
 Fredrik Backman

The memoir revolves around Grandpa and Noah, his grandson. Noah does his best to comfort and remind Grandpa of the happiest of past memories, specifically back to Grandpa's 16-year-old summer. 

Through his memories, Grandpa explains his road to remembering which gets longer with each passing day. Grandpa tells Noah that one day, he will be unable to remember anything, and so Noah must say goodbye and never look back. As Grandpa continues to decline, Noah and his Dad discuss what they can do for Grandpa. Dad gently reminds Noah that they must simply keep him company on the long road. 

Years later, Noah fondly shares his own memories of his Grandpa with his daughter. The author explores the human emotions surrounding the fear of growing old. Throughout the novella, the reader feels the intimate power of love, memories, and letting go. 

I found this book to be comforting and in a way, instructive. I appreciated the gentleness and wisdom of the characters as they explore this poignant struggle of confronting the aging of a loved one.   

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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