Porcupine Real Estate

Posted by Mark Warden on 11/10/2016

New movers from Louisiana, Forrest & Callie moved to New Hampshire in search of a private, quieter & more rural area where they can enjoy hobbies like hiking & target shooting. The couple has dogs, and wanted space for their pooches to run and play.

Forrest, an optimization, data mining and software development consultant, and Callie, a former high school biology teacher, purchased a house they loved in the Seacoast. "We chose Hampton Falls because it was convenient to Portsmouth and the coast, as well as Boston, but rural and remote-feeling." The area is also appealing because of its promising maker-spaces and collaborative software development groups. And Forrest, who plays guitar, is looking forward to connecting with other musicians in the area.

Now that they are living here, they find that they love how beautiful the state is and how friendly the people are. And the location is the perfect fit for them: "We live next to an apple orchard that has a farm-to-table cafe. Down the street from our house, and across a covered bridge, there is a farm that sells grass fed beef and pasture raised chicken eggs. It is a beautiful area."

Now that they are in the Freecoast, New Hampshire, Forrest and Callie are planning to help with jury outreach and are excited about New Hampshire's stance on fully-informed jury rights. 

Welcome home, Forrest & Callie!

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Posted by Mark Warden on 10/7/2016

New movers and Free State Project signers Trevor & Melissa knew they wanted to get out of the San Francisco Bay area. The area was much too crowded, and they were looking for a family-friendly place to raise their three children.

Trevor, who works for a tech company, and Melissa, a homeschooling mom, decided to look at properties in Concord. The area's central location, nice community, shopping, and downtown really appealed to them. 

Now that they're in New Hampshire, Trevor is working on building a studio for rehearsing and recording music and producing podcasts. "I'm looking forward to playing music with other musicians in the area once it's up and running." 

Welcome home, Trevor, Melissa & family!

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Categories: Client Profiles   Concord  

Posted by Mark Warden on 9/13/2016

Jeff & Emily Silva first heard about Porcupine Real Estate on the Northeast Shooters forums. As residents of Massachusetts, they knew they wanted to move to New Hampshire for the lifestyle, beauty and affordability of the state. 

With Jeff's job as a sign maker at Seaport Signworks in Newburyport, and family still in Massachusetts, the couple decided to look for homes in Rockingham county. They ultimately found a home in Nottingham, and they love the small-town vibe of this town with a population of 5,000. Jeff & Emily are enjoying the relaxed, stress-free pace and don't miss the traffic or noise of their previous home: "We've just about settled in here and I have to say, we love it!  The peace, the quiet, the friendly people.  It's just fantastic.  Making our home in NH was a great decision and one that we'll enjoy for a long time."

Welcome home, Jeff & Emily!

Categories: Client Profiles   Notthingham  

Posted by Mark Warden on 8/11/2016

Chris & Cait decided to move to the Free State from Connecticut, and couldn't be happier with their decision to make a fresh start. 

Chris works in human resources, and was able to find a job just over the border in Massachusetts. Cait was lucky enough to keep her job as an auditor and work remotely.

Upon their initial move to New Hampshire, the pair rented an apartment in Hudson. After looking at several homes to buy, they decided to build their future home in Derry. They chose Derry because of its convenient location and the rural feel of the homesite they selected. 

While their new construction home has plenty of small projects for them to complete, they are enjoying the chance to build equity and, naturally, have an excuse to buy a tractor!

Chris & Cait are looking forward to getting involved in the community and making some local friends. 

Enjoy your new home, Chris & Cait!

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Categories: Client Profiles   Derry, NH  

Posted by Mark Warden on 7/8/2016

Native Mainers Brent & Christina Tweed knew that they wanted to move to New Hampshire for its lax gun laws, robust job market, and lack of income & sales tax.

Brent, a nuclear engineer, and Christina, a medical laboratory scientist, are high school sweethearts, have been married for 12 years, and have two daughters. The Tweeds decided to move to Nottingham because of its seacoast location, relatively affordable housing, and relatively low property taxes. In addition, the girls will eventually attend the highly rated semi-private Coe-Brown Academy, where all Nottingham high school students attend. 

Brent has been extremely active in the Maine political scene, 
having volunteered countless hours on Ron Paul's 2008 campaign (including spending time in in the Concord, NH campaign office making phone calls), becoming a delegate to the 2008  & 2012 Maine Republican Party state convention.  In addition, Brent was elected to the York County Republican Committee where he served from 2008 to 2014.  After the 2008 campaign, he joined Campaign for Liberty and served as the Region 1 coordinator in Maine.  From 2010 to 2012 he served on the Maine Republican Party State Committee.  He was the North Berwick Republican Committee chair from about 2010 to 2014.

In early 2011 when Ron Paul announced he would again be running for president, Brent formed a grassroots organization in Maine called Maine for Ron Paul 2012. Eventually, Brent was appointed as the Maine grassroots state coordinator.  

Brent was chairman of the 2012 Maine state convention, and was one of twenty Ron Paul supporters elected at the state convention to be a delegate to the 2012 Republican National Convention, where a vote was cast on his behalf for Ron Paul.

Brent has worked hard in conjunction with several state senators to  introduce bills from 2010-2015, including Obamacare nullification, constitutional carry, and a food sovereignty bill.

Welcome to New Hampshire, Brent & Christina!

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