Though foreclosed homes often come with a lot of work to be done, it can still be a smart financial choice to purchase one if you are willing to do a little research and plan ahead accordingly. With the right preparation, a foreclosure can help a homeowner save a great deal. Several thousand of these homes are on the market in Montana, and if you are thinking of relocating to the Treasure State, there are many good reasons to do so.
Montana is home to some of the most beautiful wilderness in the United States. Countless national parks and reserves showcase these natural wonders, including the Giant Springs, Makoshika and First Peoples Buffalo Jump state parks and the Glacier and Yellowstone national parks, the latter of which contains the famous geyser known as Old Faithful. Montana also houses manmade landmarks such as the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument commemorating the 1876 battle between the United States Army and the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho Native American tribes, and Our Lady of the Rockies, a 90-foot-tall statue of the Virgin Mary overlooking Butte, constructed from 1979 to 1985. Other points of interest in Montana are the Big Sky ski resort, Rimrock Auto Arena, the American Computer and Robotics Museum and the Yellowstone and Missoula art museums.
Perhaps the most famous chapter in Montana's history was its role in the 'gold rush' of the 1860s. The discovery of gold, silver, copper, lead and coal caused huge numbers of miners to travel to the region. Virginia City was originally founded as a result of a substantial gold deposit being found in the area, and the largest mining operations during that time were carried out in the city of Butte. Mining would go on to shape the state's infrastructure up to present day, with its economy still largely driven by the harvesting of gas, oil and various minerals.