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Fight Over Huguette Clark's $300 Million Estate Ends in a Court Deal

AP By JENNIFER PELTZ NEW YORK -- A feud over how an enigmatic heiress meant to bequeath a $300 million fortune made in Montana copper mines and the beginnings of Las Vegas was settled Tuesday, with a deal that mainly benefits distant relatives and the arts. A nurse who once stood to inherit as much as $30 million from... Continue Reading »

Ex-Owners of Brock Candy, of Gummy Bears Fame, Put Montana Ranch on Market (House of the Day)

This gorgeous, monstrous cabin in the woods gives new meaning to the term "eye candy." Known as Knob & Kettle Ranch and nestled in the Blackfoot Valley in Ovando, Mont., the sprawling home is owned by Pat and Nina Brock, who used to head the Brock Candy Co., which introduced the beloved gummy bears and gummy worms... Continue Reading »

Pray, Mont.: Buy the Whole Town for $1.4 Million

It's not unheard of for entire towns to hit the real estate market. Take Scenic, S.D., for instance -- which a Filipino church did: They bought the Wild West throwback for $800,000 last fall. And then there was Wauconda, Wash., a four-acre town which sold in 2010 to a Bothell, Wash., couple. Now another community is... Continue Reading »

Spring Sellers Try House Swap Instead

Wendy Bauwens is no stranger to swapping. As a horse trainer, she has traded a harness for a new website and a riding lesson for a haircut. Today, however, she's lining up her biggest swap yet: her horse farm, Sunnyside Farms (pictured at left), located near Bozeman, Mont., for something closer to the ocean. A new place... Continue Reading »

Why Renting Can Be Your Best Bet

Is buying always superior to renting? Not always, and in a down market, not when it comes to selling. Writer Sutton Stokes recently shared his saga with The Washington Times Communities. He and his wife went from renting to owning, to selling -- and waiting. In his words, "our decision to 'stop throwing money away on... Continue Reading »

Small Towns with Big Personalities

Ready to leave the rat-race behind in favor of some small town charm? Budget Travel magazine has you covered. They've just published a list of America's coolest small towns, and there's truly a little something for everyone. Whether you're into surfing in California, crawfishing in Louisiana, or bicycling in Idaho, you... Continue Reading »

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