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Old 01-13-2016, 04:05 PM
 
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It is an excellent idea to see Montana in the winter months prior to making the move.
Just do not buy real estate when it is under snow. I have made that mistake.
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Old 01-13-2016, 07:21 PM
 
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Just do not buy real estate when it is under snow. I have made that mistake

I purchased my first piece of dirt with snow on it. The view is to die for.

That being said, I got lucky and won’t do the same ever again. Who knows what could potentially lie beneath the surface?
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Old 01-13-2016, 07:22 PM
 
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I'm 19, female, driving from a small town in Alabama. I'm looking for a small country town surrounded by nature, rodeos, horses, mountains, and hills. Simple and quiet. I do not have a job but am willing to drive no more than 40 minutes out of town to work. Someone recommended the town Polson. Know anything about it? Thank you for your help!
Look for a job first. Jobs are hard to come by and good paying ones even tougher. This is definitely true in Polson. I can't speak for the cost of living there, but most of the pretty areas have a high cost of living and average wages in Montana are low.
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Old 01-13-2016, 09:36 PM
 
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I think there are some good points about knowing "what is under the surface" with properties. At the same time, if you find a property that is beautiful in the summer, but the drive is so steep that it is basically inaccessible in the winter, or that when the foliage is off the trees you can see directly into your neighbor's place, or the snow drifts into your drive and you have to get it out of the way all the time to allow people in and out, etc., this can be a HUGE deal.

We wouldn't have known that the heating in the place we looked was completely insufficient (plumbers said everything looked fine during inspection) if we hadn't looked at it in the cold weather and seen that EVERY ROOM had a space heater in it. Oh, the heating bills...
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