Yellowstone County ranked among the best places to own a home in Montana in a study done by SmartAsset.com, which compares average rent and home prices in counties across the U.S. to find the places where buying makes the most sense. SmartAsset is a financial technology company.
Other counties that fared well as good places to own a home rather than rent were Richland, Gallatin, Wibaux, Jefferson, Stillwater, Golden Valley, Custer, Silver Bow and Fergus. The average monthly mortgage payment in Yellowstone County s $1,368 while the average monthly rent is $1,399. The average home price was $354,144. It would take 2.1 years to break even.