"Another fall, another turned page: there was something of jubilee in that annual autumnal beginning,
as if last year's mistakes had been wiped clean by summer."
Wallace Stegner
Hello dear friends and clients,

Fall is in the air. We've had a few wet days and the rest have been beautiful with big puffy clouds and warm but not too warm! What a perfect place to live. Coming up in October is Tamarack Time, a fabulous food frenzy in Bigfork. It's Saturday, October 12. Click here for info.

This darling photo comes from Bigfork's Malison Farms where you can pick up flowers. pumpkins, decorative corn and gourds for the fall. They make wreaths and other decor for the holidays. On September 21 and 22, you can have a photo session. Check it out!

Now...about real estate. Listings and sales are settling down to a healthy pace. There is still new inventory coming on the market, which is great news. The other thing I have noticed is new properties that have never been on the market before are coming on. Most appropriately priced properties are selling for prices extremely close to their original list prices and the median time from listing to contract has been making sellers very happy across the market. For detail and stats, click here .

Scroll down and enjoy my new, contingent and sold properties and some interesting articles, my newest recipe and this month's book choice (my favorite book of all time). If real estate has been on your mind, I strongly encourage you to act now. Homes are not staying on the market very long. In a nutshell, list prices and sale prices are UP.

If you have recently cancelled, withdrawn your listing or it has expired, contact me. We'll get it listed and sold! My experience, consistent record and excellent negotiating skills will successfully lead you toward a sale at the right price. Call, text or email me. We'll have dinner (I have an in with the local sushi joint). 

See you soon and cheers!  Denise
We recently worked with Denise Lang to sell our home in Bigfork. We were appreciative of her knowledge of local markets and she came to our initial meeting prepared with comparable market properties so we were able to price our home in exactly the right range for a very quick sale. She represented us well by providing strong, factual information and made timely recommendations that were in our best interest. I was truly appreciative of her communication during every phase of the listing and selling process. We have bought/sold several homes and there is no doubt that Denise's skills and experience place her at the top of our realtor list and we would definitely work with her again. Dr. Darlene
MLS #21914713 $850,000
MLS #21915498 $547,500
MLS #21915304 $334,750
MLS #21914385 $299,000
CONTINGENT (waiting to close)

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Local News....(click on the photo to read the article)
The summer of 2019 brought cool weather, less smoke and hot business, driving more visitors to local businesses around the Flathead Valley.
Bigork's Whistling Andy donated $41,000 to the Sperry Chalet rebuild from the profits of their first year sales of Spirit of Sperry Huckleberry Vodka.
Just announced! American Airlines is adding a seasonal direct flight from Glacier Park International Airport to New York City’s LaGuardia Airport starting in June 2020. Read here .
National Articles....(click on the photo to read the article)
Fastest growing state is Utah. Fastest shrinking state is West Virginia. Here a list of the 8 fastest growing 6 shrinking states.
What are some of the most common quirks that could turn off buyers? Here are some of the flaws that you really should repair for a smooth sale.
I think we’re good for a while. The September record high was 82 degrees in 2002, record low was 32 degrees in 2014. Great days ahead! 
The best way to get a puppy is to beg for a baby brother and they'll settle for a puppy. Click here to enjoy more from Back to Nature.
Denise's Kitchen Corner... Garlic & Herb Roasted Shrimp   
Denise’s notes : Serve with tomato cucumber marinated feta salad and Poet’s Leap Riesling. The ideal bread for dipping: Blu’s bread, any variety. The entree was easy enough for John to prepare without supervision!

1/4 pound (1 stick) unsalted butter
2 tablespoons good olive oil
2 tablespoons minced garlic (6 cloves)
2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary leaves
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 large lemons
2 pounds (8- to 10-count) shrimp, peeled with the tails on
1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
4 slices country bread, toasted

How to Make It
 1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

2. Melt the butter over low heat in a medium (10-inch) sauté pan. Add the olive oil, garlic, rosemary, red pepper flakes, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper and cook over low heat for one minute. Off the heat, zest one of the lemons directly into the butter mixture.

3. Meanwhile, arrange the shrimp snugly in one layer in a large (12-inch) round ovenproof sauté pan (or 10 × 13-inch baking dish) with only the tails overlapping. Pour the butter mixture over the shrimp. Sprinkle with the sea salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Slice the ends off the zested lemon, cut five (1/4-inch-thick) slices, and tuck them among the shrimp. Roast for 12 to 15 minutes, just until the shrimp are firm, pink, and cooked through. Cut the remaining lemon in half and squeeze the juice onto the shrimp. Serve hot with the toasted bread for dipping into the garlic butter.
Denise's Book Corner...Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner Angle of Repose 
Stegner is a renowned environmentalist and his 1972 Pulitzer Prize winner is considered the western bible. It involves an elderly and wheelchair bound historian-scholar, Lyman Ward. In isolation from his disability, he writes his grandparent’s story. This "story" is lifted from the real life letters of Mary Hallock Foote, the child of a wealthy New York Quaker family. Born in 1847, Mary chose to leave her New York life of comfort and culture to marry a young mining engineer headed west to make his fortune.

Living amid the shacks in California, Mexico, Colorado and Idaho, she was often the only educated woman for miles around. It was as if she had gone to Mars! Often called on to support the family, she does so by selling her sketches and short stories of western life to magazines back East.

I enjoyed this book for a few very personal reasons: my relationship to the landscape and historical references to Colorado and California (places I have lived), Lyman’s caregiver (a hippie girl from Berkeley) and the story of a woman pioneer (so many are written about men). It’s a great read for you and a partner by the fire on a winter night!
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