It was one of those March days, when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold.
When it's summer in the light and winter in the shade.
Charles Dickens
Hello dear friends and clients,
National Parks Realty is proud to become an exclusive member of Forbes Global Properties. As a natural extension of a time honored brand, Forbes Global Properties is an invitation-only association of international real estate experts and a consumer marketplace of the world’s finest luxury homes.

Membership is Exclusive, reserved for the most distinguished brokerages, offering an unparalleled suite of marketing services, tools and unrivaled access to potential home buyers across the globe. Your luxury properties will get the power of Forbes Global Properties behind them! Here are some stats you may find interesting about Forbes.
133M Monthly Global Visitors
6.3M Magazine Readership
45M Social Media Followers
76 Countries
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Hello dear friends and clients,

We have exciting news this month. NPR has just become a member of Forbes Global Properties. You all know Forbes and now that company has a world wide real estate platform with 133 million monthly visitors worldwide! What does this mean to you? Well... if you are interested in listing your waterfront or luxury property, you'll have the combined power of NPR and Forbes Global Properties behind you. That means your high end property will get exposure on their website, a page on and digital and print advertising all targeted to qualified buyers around the country and the world. I'm pretty excited to utilize this amazing company to market your property.

If you are thinking of making a real estate decision, maybe downsizing or changing locations, let me know. The valley's limited inventory and high demand should support pricing. My experience, consistent record and excellent negotiating skills will successfully lead you toward a sale at the right price. I welcome your calls, texts or emails. The Lang Team is here to make your real estate dreams come true whatever they are, wherever you are.

Stay safe and let's make 2021 your best year. See you soon.

Thinking of you, Denise
#1 Realtor in Transactions #3 Realtor in Sales Volume #1 Realtor Bigfork 
Montana Regional MLS period 1/01/2015 to 12/31/2020. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
Denise Lang and her partner Ashley Rohrer are the epitome of professionalism and effectiveness. From our first meeting to our closing, the process was seamless. Denise kept me informed every step of the way. They were both easy to reach and responded immediately to calls. As this was being done remotely there were numerous details that I was unable to address, Ashley was on it. When faced with an unexpected hurdle Denise was on the phone explaining it to me and how we should respond before I even knew about it. We sold the house more quickly and at a higher price than I could have possibly expected. Throughout the entire process I felt confident that my transaction was being handled at the highest level by honest, well-informed, realistic, savvy and personable professionals. Having had multiple other real estate transactions with other realtors, I have never experienced this level of professionalism. I didn't know this could be stress free. I could not recommend Denise and Ashley more highly. S.J. Alexander MD
Local articles of Interest
Added routes! JetBlue comes to the Flathead Valley and American Airlines increases services.
A $4 million Bigfork Bay sewer project starts on March 15, a multi-phase effort to replace lines.
NW Montana residents will soon have access to a COVID-19 vaccine, including teachers and school staff.
Real Estate Trends
What features do homebuyers want in a new house? Builders are reflecting the demand.
The January increase in existing home sales pushed the annual sales pace to almost 6.7 million units.
Here are 10 cosmetic upgrades to sell your home in record time. Most are super easy!
Some say spring in Montana is the best season of all. If clear blue skies and mountain flowers 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

Lake Pointe and Lovely!
Golfing, boating, and lake recreation are within walking distance of your new home! This 0.25 acre lot is located adjacent to a common area pond with views of the water feature and mountain views as a backdrop to Flathead Lake.
MLS #22102940 $99,900 
SOLD - Last of the lots in Bigfork Landing!
Denise's Cooking Corner
Shrimp & Linguine Fra Diavolo (adapted from Modern Comfort Food by Ina Garten)
Serves 6
3 tablespoons butter, divided
1/3 cup panko
8 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, divided
salt and black pepper
1-1/4 pounds large (16-20 count) shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2/3 cup dry white wine, such as Pinot Grigio
Arrabbiata Sauce, homemade or 1 (24-oz) jar Rao's
1 pound linguine, such as DeCecco

Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a medium (10 to 11-inch) sauté pan over medium heat. Add the panko and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until nicely browned. Transfer to a small bowl and stir in 2 tablespoons of the parsley, 1/4 teaspoons salt, and a pinch of black pepper and set aside. Place the shrimp on a plate and pat them dry with paper towels. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and the olive oil in a large (11-12-inch) pot over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté for 4 minutes, until it begins to soften. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and sauté for one minute. Add the shrimp in one layer and sauté for one minute on each side, until they start to turn pink but are not cooked through. Add the wine and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes to reduce the liquid. Stir in the arrabbiata sauce and heat until it simmers. Stir in the remaining 6 tablespoons of parsley with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper and turn off the heat.

Meanwhile, fill a very large pot with water, add 2 tablespoons salt, bring to a boil. Add the linguine and cook according to the directions on the package for al dente. Reserve a cup of the pasta water, drain the pasta, and add it to the sauce. Toss the pasta, sauce, and shrimp together with tongs or big spoons and allow it to simmer for one minute for the pasta to absorb the sauce, adding enough pasta water to make a nice sauce and coat the pasta. Transfer to a large, shallow serving bowl, sprinkle with the toasted panko, and serve hot.

This dish is a hit with my family and friends any time of the year!
Denise's Book Corner
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
What goes on in the “mind” of an artificial assistant? We have Siri and Alexa. Now we have Klara, an advanced and keenly observant Artificial Friend whose sole purpose is to help the child who owns her.

The story goes inside the mind of that constantly refreshing patient helper, Klara, who narrates the story. She has come to act as a companion for 14-year-old Josie, who is gravely ill.

Throughout the story, Klara tries to come to grips with the anguishing injustice of a dying child. Klara isn’t human, but understanding humans is her mission.

As I looked at the world through Klara’s eyes, hopeful and haunting at the same time, I started to get a new perspective about how we treat technology, how we, love, about harmony and loyalty. What qualities makes a person unique? How do we value people and things in our society? Lots of questions come to the surface about our future from the author, who is a Nobel prize winner.
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